Movies about rappers

Movies about rappers
List of the best films about rappers according to visitors: The After Party, Mogul Mowgli, All Eyez on Me, Straight Outta Compton, Breakin', Beat Street, Bodied, Big Fun in the Big Town, Get Rich or Die Tryin', House Party.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:48
CharactersRappers
PlotFriendship, Internet, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceParty

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is sunk. But a wild party gives him one more chance to make it right.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersRappers
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Zed, a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour, when a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Hip Hop
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersCinderella, Friends, Street children, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Rivalry

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersDJs, Punks, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Art, Chase, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, College, Metro, New York
StyleSerious

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersCats, Singers
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, music
CountryNetherlands

New York, 1986: a city of big dreams and equally big problems. Like New York itself, hip-hop music encompassed both of these human conditions. But hip-hop and its cultural birthplace shared other important characteristics, too: the desire to always be original, a hustle-to-survive ambition, and — if the stars aligned — the ability to come out on top, no matter what the odds. Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his Grandmother. When the Latin Quarter was the club to be at on any weekend night. And when artists from all backgrounds could taste their own pop chart dreams, just beyond their reach but still seemingly attainable.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:57
CharactersGangsters, Rappers
PlotRobbery, Music, Hip Hop, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceGhetto
StyleHeavy, Serious

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
PlotHip Hop
PlaceSchool, Party

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behavior.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Police, Pupils, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Cheating, Undercover
PlaceSchool, Party
TimeGraduation

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersMusicians, Artists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Death, Success, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Serious

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Family, Rappers, Friends, Artists
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StyleTouching

The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Disney Channel original movie.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryPoland
Duration01:50

One of the biggest Polish film premieres of 2012 and eagerly anticipated for over a decade, it is the story of the late 90s generation and the three friends behind the music: Magik, Focus and Rahim. The fact-based film directed by Leszek Dawid charts the relentless struggle for success of Paktofonika, against the backdrop of crumbling traditional values in dreary 90s Silesia. The contradictory ideals of hiphop - the rebellious, edgy lyrics against the ‘system’ juxtaposed with the money and fame sought by the artists - are superbly captured in this dark, unforgettable drama.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredocumentary, music, history
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:13

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop | Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life--and the outsiders who studied and admired them--Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side of town.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotHip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceHelicopters
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star general and Secretary of Defense George Deckert (played by Willem Dafoe).

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Rappers
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceSchool

Street dancer, Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Military, Surgeons
PlotWar, Treasures
PlaceIraq, Deserts
StyleTense, Black humor, Makes me think, Disturbing

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceGhetto
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Markimdb: 2.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:34
CharactersRappers
PlotMusic, Hip Hop
PlaceGermany
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Serious

The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.

Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
CharactersBrownies
StyleFor children

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersRappers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Serious

Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run drugs for "Mr. B." Inside a week, Diamond's beloved mother dies suddenly, his father appears after an absence of 12 years and wants a relationship, and his girlfriend Kia tells him she's pregnant, asking him if he's ready to be a father. Gage steals $100,000 in a multiple-felony robbery so that Diamond can record a full album, not knowing it's Mr. B's money he's taken. B wants his money, Diamond wants his music, Tia wants an answer.

Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StyleHeavy

Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young Eastie, is a young man struggling in a harsh world that is threatening to destroy him.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Musicians, Rappers
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, France, Hospitals, Laboratory
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she now be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

Markimdb: 3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersRappers
PlotHip Hop

After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob and his step-brother Javi to pursue their dream of becoming Reggaeton stars. Together with a dancer named C.C., they learn what it means to stay true to themselves and each other, while overcoming obstacles in love, greed and pride, all culminating in an explosive performance at New York’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersGay, Rappers, Businessmen, Singers
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotLove, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Soulful, Touching

The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and former wife of one of the residents. Expect poignancy and plenty of laughs.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, crime, music
CountryPuerto Rico
Duration01:47

A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFriends
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StyleExplicit scenes

A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...





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