MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,632 this week

Style Wars (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  1983 (USA)
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,623 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 22 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Style Wars (TV Movie 1983)

Style Wars (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Style Wars.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D.
Dig! (2004)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner
Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport
Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Subject matter has a highly environmental theme.

Director: Godfrey Reggio
Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: Too $hort, B-Real, Kurtis Blow
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Rize (2005)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

Director: David LaChapelle
Stars: Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon
Scratch (2001)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: Marc 7, Afra, Carlos Aguilar
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary about freestyling--the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs.

Director: Kevin Fitzgerald
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Planet Asia, Bahamadia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demon ...
Himself
Kase 2 ...
Himself (as Kase)
Eric Haze ...
Himself (as SE 3)
Spank ...
Himself
Trap ...
Himself
Kay Slay ...
Himself (as Dez)
Butch
Skeme ...
Himself
Zone ...
Himself
Min One ...
Himself (as Min)
Cap ...
Himself
Michael Martin ...
Himself (as Iz the Wiz)
Quik ...
Himself
Mare ...
Himself
Li'l Seen ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Style Wars  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Lee' George Quinones refused to appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Skeme's Mother: What you got is a whole miserable subculture.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Beautiful Losers (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel The Heartbeat
Performed by The Treacherous Three
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply the best documentary about the birth of hip-hop culture
29 June 2007 | by (Edison, NJ USA (aka Medicine, New Jeruzalem)) – See all my reviews

"Style Wars" is a certified classic that kept viewers intrigued for more than 20 years. The documentary is beautifully honest, exceptionally gritty, intensely fair, and wonderfully lively. While many hip-hop films will be forgotten, "Style Wars" remains the essential document for graffiti and hip-hop. True lovers of hip-hop must respect these artists who paved the way. This film educates us of a time and place when hip-hop inspired creativity, created peace within a dangerous atmosphere, connected races, and established the birth of a youthful urban culture. The movement's futility is a fascinating aspect. An artist's work could last forever on a canvas, but they choose to paint trains that may be washed or painted over within days. With little or no profit, the graffiti movement remains a vital aspect of hip-hop. If you don't believe me, ask Krs-One. There is something inside these revolutionary artists that transcends all cultural and societal limits. What makes these artists risk their lives (third rail, beef) or their freedom (police) to paint on a train that will be washed or painted over? Regardless of how futile their effort may be, their need to express themselves is the main element which empowers the culture. "Style Wars" is the classic definitive film that poignantly captures the birth of hip-hop. Ignore the toys! This Sunday evening, put on your gloves and your hoody, bring a couple of cans of Krylon, and go bombing for the fame!

Review by Todd E. Jones - toddejones AT yahoo DOT com


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite writer? greaser_gal
king 65 thomasallen_2
Style Wars Soundtrack veggiefood
yo! yo! yo! I need the name of this song!! cobracommander1984
If You Liked Style Wars I recommend rockero2
the first song juan37380
Discuss Style Wars (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page