Hip Hop Moviesby rogersvcat | created - 25 Nov 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
From old school break times to current hip hop. Deejaying, emceeing, bboying and graffiti writing.
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1. Wild Style (1983)
R | 82 min | Drama, Music
Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his ... See full summary »
2. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Music
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.
4. Beat Street (1984)
PG | 105 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 3,371 | Gross: $16.60M
5. Body Rock (1984)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.
Votes: 416 | Gross: $1.69M
6. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.
Votes: 3,587 | Gross: $15.10M
7. Turk 182 (1985)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,555 | Gross: $3.59M
8. Delivery Boys (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
A gang of boys under the Brooklyn Bridge are united by their common interest in break dancing. Some work as pizza delivery boys, hence they call themselves the "Delivery Boys". They form a ... See full summary »
13. Tougher Than Leather (1988)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who ... See full summary »
Votes: 305 | Gross: $3.58M
15. House Party (1990)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.
Votes: 12,718 | Gross: $26.39M
17. House Party 2 (1991)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.
Votes: 5,891 | Gross: $19.28M
19. CB4 (1993)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Music
A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.
Votes: 8,571 | Gross: $17.95M
20. Who's the Man? (1993)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »
Votes: 8,413 | Gross: $11.30M
21. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Music
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.
Votes: 3,781 | Gross: $0.24M
22. House Party 3 (1994)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the best bachelor party ever - until 'Kid's' three wise-crackin' nephews come to town, intent on showing them what parties are all about.
Votes: 4,521 | Gross: $19.28M
24. Save the Last Dance (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Votes: 56,036 | Gross: $91.06M
25. Scratch (2001)
R | 92 min | Documentary, Music
The story of the hip-hop DJ from the birth of hip-hop to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to the more recent "turntablism" movement. Underdogs and virtuosos who have radically changed the way we hear and create music.
28. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 243,150 | Gross: $116.72M
29. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.
Votes: 8,889 | Gross: $7.71M
30. Honey (2003)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.
Votes: 42,661 | Gross: $30.31M
31. You Got Served (2004)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.
Votes: 25,619 | Gross: $40.07M
32. Quality of Life (2004)
R | 85 min | Drama
Celebrated graffiti artists 'Heir' and 'Vain' are superstars in the underground world of San Francisco; urban outlaws always on the run. After a clash with the law, they find their lives spinning out-of-control with explosive consequences.
34. Just for Kicks (2005)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
An in-depth examination of the culture and fashion of the sneaker, from its creation as athletic wear to its place as a cornerstone in hip-hop fashion.
36. Save the Last Dance 2 (2006 Video)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Sara joins Julliard to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a Prima ballerina, but she soon falls in love with hip-hop and a young composer - both of whom challenge her ambitions.
37. Step Up (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.
Votes: 108,478 | Gross: $65.33M
38. From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
A former symbol of urban decay, the South Bronx is also known as a creative breeding ground and for its enduring cultural spirit.
39. Stomp the Yard (2007)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music, Romance
When his brother is murdered, a street dancer moves to Georgia to work his way through college. He joins a fraternity's step dancing team for a competition. Will he also get an education and the girl?
Votes: 21,514 | Gross: $61.36M
40. Planet B-Boy (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, History, Music
Jumping continents and crossing cultures, "Planet B-Boy" looks at the history of breakdancing and its vibrant resurgence in urban cultures around the world.
Votes: 958 | Gross: $0.28M
42. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
Votes: 78,556 | Gross: $58.02M
43. Notorious (2009)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Votes: 40,071 | Gross: $36.84M
45. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
Following the style of some of the world's most prolific street artists, an amateur filmmaker makes a foray into the art world.
Votes: 61,212 | Gross: $3.29M
46. StreetDance 3D (2010)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance