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 2013 Bad Words (performer: "Off the Grid", "B-Boys in the Cut")
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (performer: "Body Movin' (Fat Boy Slim Remix)")
 2013 The Punk Singer (Documentary) (performer: "Intergalactic")
 2012 Fun Size (performer: "(YOU'VE GOTTA) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY)")
 2012 This Means War (performer: "Sabotage")
 2012 For Ellen (performer: "I Want Some")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (performer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 Real Steel (performer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya")
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (performer: "Sure Shot")
 2011 The Change-Up (performer: "Brass Monkey") / (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2011 Horrible Bosses (performer: "Sabotage")
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (performer: "Fight for Your Right", "Make Some Noise", "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)", "Say It") / (producer: "Piano Sonata No. 4, Opus 7") / (writer: "Fight for Your Right", "Make Some Noise", "Say It")
 2010 Iron Man 2 (performer: "Groove Holmes")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (performer: "Sure Shot")
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (performer: "INTERGALACTIC")
 2010 Cop Out (performer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2009 A Girls Night Out (Short) (music: "So What'cha Want") / (performer: "So What'cha Want")
 2009 Star Trek (performer: "Sabotage")
 2009 17 Again (performer: "Drop")
 2008 Baby Mama (performer: "Hey Ladies")
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' (performer: "Fight for Your Right to Party")
 2005 The Weather Man (performer: "Transitions" (1994))
 2002/I Crossroads (performer: "So Have I For You")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Three MC's and One DJ")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (performer: "Sabotage", "Eugene's Lament", "Bobo on the Corner", "Shambala", "Sabrosa") / (writer: "Sabotage", "Eugene's Lament", "Bobo on the Corner", "Shambala", "Sabrosa")
 1997/I Deadline (Short) (performer: "Mullet Head")
 1996 Venin mortel (Short) (producer: "SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE") / (writer: "SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (performer: "Pow")
 1995 Clueless (performer: "MULLET HEAD") / (writer: "MULLET HEAD")
 1995 La Haine (performer: "Groove Holmes", "Ricky's Theme", "Eugene's Lament")
 1995 Kids (performer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa" - as The Beastie Boys)
 1994 Above the Rim (performer: "Stick 'Em Up")
 1993 CB4 (performer: "Stick 'Em Up" - as The Beastie Boys) / (writer: "Stick 'Em Up" - as The Beastie Boys)
 1992 Guncrazy (performer: "GRATITUDE") / (writer: "GRATITUDE")
 1992 Roadside Prophets (performer: "Pow" - as The Beastie Boys)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (performer: "Slow Ride") / (writer: "Slow Ride")
 1991 Out for Justice (performer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn") / (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "Scenario")
 1988 Hot to Trot (performer: "Fight for Your Right")
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (performer: "She's Crafty")
 1985 Krush Groove (performer: "She's on It")
 1982 Beastie (Short) ("Egg Raid on Mojo")
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