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1. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,239

2. Roadsworth: Crossing the Line (2008)

72 min | Documentary

7.6
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Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details a Montreal stencil artist's clandestine campaign to make his mark on the city streets. As he is prosecuted at home and celebrated abroad, Roadsworth ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Kohl | Star: Peter Gibson

Votes: 30

3. Bomb It (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

Director: Jon Reiss | Stars: Cope 2, Kid Acne, Antonio, Arofish

Votes: 612

4. Bomb the System (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bhala Lough | Stars: Mark Webber, Jade Yorker, Jaclyn DeSantis, Gano Grills

Votes: 949 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Quality of Life (2004)

R | 85 min | Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

Meet Michael "Heir" Rosario, the most prolific and talented graffiti writer from the Mission District in San Francisco. At age ten, in a desperate search for fame and identity, Heir began ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Morgan | Stars: Lane Garrison, Brian Burnam, Luis Saguar, Mackenzie Firgens

Votes: 289

6. Beautiful Losers (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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59 Metascore

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Directors: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson

Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Wholetrain (2006)

82 min | Drama

7.1
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This feature length documentary takes a look at the graffiti movement, and the young people who populate the niche culture. Following four such artists as they shape the graffiti community ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Gaag | Stars: Mike Adler, Florian Renner, Elyas M'Barek, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 890

8. Day in the Lyfe the Movie (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

8.4
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From NYC to San Francisco, we traveled the country to bring you today's top writers. Featuring San Francisco street bombing with DR. SEX, NYC rooftops with FARO and GOAL, freight action ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Auguste | Stars: Joanna Angel, Dark, Demer, Faro

Votes: 9

9. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,644 | Gross: $3.29M

10. Next: A Primer on Urban Painting (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.1
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A worldwide culture develops around graffiti art.

Director: Pablo Aravena

Votes: 75

11. Beat Street (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant

Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $16.60M

12. Wild Style (1983)

R | 82 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Ahearn | Stars: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Patti Astor

Votes: 1,836

13. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

Votes: 20,670 | Gross: $46.62M

14. Piece by Piece (2005)

79 min | Documentary

7.1
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Piece by Piece is a groundbreaking film that documents San Francisco's highly controversial graffiti art movement. A story told by those who live the experience, Piece by Piece offers an ... See full summary »

Director: Nic Hill | Star: Senor One

Votes: 123

15. Basquiat (1996)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

The troubled, brief life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a world renowned N.Y. artist struggling with drug addiction and his own identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 16,983 | Gross: $2.96M

16. Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring (1990 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stars: Leo Castelli, Keith Haring, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 23

17. Downtown 81 (1981)

Unrated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets ... See full summary »

Director: Edo Bertoglio | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, John Lurie, Richard Weigand, Cyndy Schneidau

Votes: 885 | Gross: $0.10M

18. The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (2002)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Graffiti removal: the act of removing tags and graffiti by painting over them. Subconscious art: a product of artistic merit that was created without conscious artistic intentions. It is no... See full summary »

Director: Matt McCormick | Star: Miranda July

Votes: 179

19. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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63 Metascore

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 78,478 | Gross: $22.49M

20. Turk 182! (1985)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp

Votes: 3,230 | Gross: $3.59M

21. Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.7
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A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art... See full summary »

Director: Max Good | Stars: Stefano E. Bloch, Joe Connolly, Michael Dingler, Bevan Dufty

Votes: 87

22. The Graffiti Artist (2004)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Adrift in a lush, nocturnal urban landscape, Nick is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle ... See full summary »

Director: James Bolton | Stars: Ruben Bansie, Pledgure Duoshun, Zachary S. Smalls, Robert D. Heath Jr.

Votes: 699