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1. Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005 Video)

R | 43 min | Short, Drama, Music

The first twelve chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters.

Directors: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield | Stars: R. Kelly, Cat Wilson, Rolando Boyce, LeShay N. Tomlinson

Votes: 1,893

2. Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007 Video)

R | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The second ten chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters.

Directors: R. Kelly, Victor Mignatti, Jim Swaffield | Stars: R. Kelly, Eric Lane, LeShay N. Tomlinson, LaDonna Tittle

Votes: 1,013

3. Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The long awaited sequel to R. Kelly's "Trapped in the closet" series.

Directors: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield | Stars: R. Kelly, Eric Lane, Molly Pan, Tracey Bonner

Votes: 329

4. Wild Card (2015)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik GarcĂ­a-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia

Votes: 44,683

5. Dirtymoney (2013)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

One young man's journey into London's criminal underworld.

Director: Adam Tysoe | Stars: Anthony Welsh, Elsa Mollien, Mem Ferda, Max Wrottesley

Votes: 32

6. Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)

96 min | Drama

A drama centered on a British Asian torn between honoring his family traditions and his love for DJing.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: James Floyd, Adam Deacon, Alyy Khan, Shivani Ghai

Votes: 292

7. Payback Season (2012)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

Jerome Davies (Adam Deacon) is a successful and wealthy professional football player; When his old friends come back on the scene; Jerome's life becomes complicated and dangerous when his ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Donnelly | Stars: Adam Deacon, Nichola Burley, David Ajala, Leo Gregory

Votes: 562

8. Illegal Activity (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

Illegal Activity is an action-packed drama set in a rough housing estate in London, yet nothing on the block is quite how it seems. We follow Winston a street level dealer and his crew for ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Thiel | Stars: David Ajala, Shanika Warren-Markland, Frieda Thiel, Richie Campbell

Votes: 44

9. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music (2014)

Documentary, Music

A documentary that explores the challenges that a life in music can bring.

Director: Ralf Schmerberg | Stars: Erykah Badu, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Debbie Harry

Votes: 102

10. The Freshest Kids (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

From the Boogie Down Bronx and beyond, the history of the B-Boy.

Director: Israel | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Yasiin Bey, Crazy Legs, Fab 5 Freddy

Votes: 333

11. Planet B-Boy (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, History, Music

63 Metascore

Jumping continents and crossing cultures, "Planet B-Boy" looks at the history of breakdancing and its vibrant resurgence in urban cultures around the world.

Director: Benson Lee | Stars: Stephane Fiossanangaye, Mr. Freeze, Luis Mateo, Skwall

Votes: 944 | Gross: $0.28M

12. Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2013)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Broadway | Stars: Peanut Butter Wolf, Talib Kweli, A-Trak, Krondon

Votes: 691

13. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 5,156 | Gross: $38.68M

14. Beat Street (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

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: 3,031 | Gross: $16.60M

15. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,216 | Gross: $15.10M

16. Krush Groove (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Sheila E., Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $11.05M

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,974

18. Scratch (2001)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Music

77 Metascore

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: Chali 2na, Marc 7, Afra, Carlos Aguilar

Votes: 2,580

19. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006)

PG-13 | 61 min | Documentary, Music

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Director: Byron Hurt | Stars: Carmen Ashurst-Watson, Yasiin Bey, Chuck D, William Jelani Cobb

Votes: 257

20. Welcome to Death Row (2001 Video)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Music

The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.

Directors: S. Leigh Savidge, Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Frank Alexander, Sam Gideon Anson, William J. Bennett, Lamont Blumfield

Votes: 640

21. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,495 | Gross: $7.71M

22. Notorious (2009)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Momo Dione

Votes: 37,108 | Gross: $36.84M

23. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

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

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 40,504 | Gross: $30.98M

24. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

68 Metascore

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

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Votes: 36,146 | Gross: $22.20M

25. Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life (2007)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

The greatest rapper to ever pick up a mic - with his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style he captivated everyone from Jay Z to Tupac. Now Notorious B.I.G. is revealed. Hear the stories... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: 50-Grand, Easy Mo Bee, Todd Boyd, Hawk Burns

Votes: 264

26. Beef (2003)

R | 103 min | Documentary

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Ving Rhames, 50 Cent, Kevin Anderson, B-Real

Votes: 854

27. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

66 Metascore

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

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt | Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 3,186 | Gross: $0.29M

28. Rhyme & Reason (1997)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

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: B-Real, Kurtis Blow, Da Brat, Chuck D

Votes: 723 | Gross: $1.59M

29. Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (2002)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Davey D, Michael Eric Dyson, Chrystall Friedemann

Votes: 968

30. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 7,082 | Gross: $5.79M

31. Tupac: Live at the House of Blues (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Music

This film release captures the raw excitement of Tupac on stage, together with Snoop Dogg, and the Doggpound, this is definitely not one for the faint hearted.

Stars: Yaasmyn Fula, Yafeu Fula, Sardar Khan, Daz Dillinger

Votes: 432

32. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

Votes: 10,649 | Gross: $27.52M

33. Tupac Is Not Dead (2006)

11 min | Short, Comedy

Carla and Julia are long-time best friends and work together as bank tellers. They lose their jobs when Carla's 'Tupac Is Not Dead' antics go too far. Will their friendship survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Doreck | Stars: Alanna Boatright, Leana Chavez, Goldi, Tracey Ann-Marie Nelson

Votes: 66

34. Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

2pac: Assassination [Conspiracy or Revenge] documents the fateful night the hip-hop star was gunned down. The filmmakers sit down with key figures who never spoke to police during the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Cathy Scott, Brent Becker, Donald Erath Jr., Jeff Braley

Votes: 65

36. Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Music, Documentary

Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his... See full summary »

Director: Sean Long | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Frank Alexander, Michael Eric Dyson, Cathy Scott

Votes: 355

37. The Up in Smoke Tour (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Music

This is it! Your front row seat to the greatest hip hop experience ever captured on film. This is the ultimate back stage pass for your total pleasure. "Up In Smoke" is it and now you've got it all. Fire it up.

Director: Philip G. Atwell | Stars: Ice Cube, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 1,704

38. Eminem: E (2000 Video)

Not Rated | Music

A collection of Eminem's music videos.

Directors: Philip G. Atwell, Dr. Dre, Paul Hunter, Darren Lavett | Stars: Eminem, Randall Barnwell, Bizarre, Robert Culp

Votes: 470

39. Eminem: Behind the Mask (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Peter Emina | Stars: Eminem, Bono, Dido, Dr. Dre

Votes: 70

40. Beef II (2004 Video)

R | 85 min | Documentary

BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Keith David, 50 Cent, B-Real, Bizarre

Votes: 452

41. Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

63 Metascore

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

Director: Kevin Fitzgerald | Stars: Chali 2na, Muhammad Ali, Planet Asia, Bahamadia

Votes: 487 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (2007)

90 min | Documentary, Music

In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the burroughs of New York City and took the hip-hop world by storm. Their legacy spanned over a decade, garnering fans worldwide and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Barclay | Stars: Ralph McDaniels, Remedy Roll, Gano Grills, Popa Wu

Votes: 291

43. 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.

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

Votes: 2,356

44. Rock the Bells (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

An inside look at what it took to bring the Wu-Tang Clan together for their final performance at the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop festival.

Directors: Denis Henry Hennelly, Casey Suchan | Stars: Chali 2na, D.J. Abilities, Babu, Jerome Baldwin

Votes: 335

45. Dirty: Platinum Edition (2013)

86 min | Documentary

Dirty: Platinum Edition is the controversial documentary film based on the life and legacy of one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). The release of this ... See full summary »

Director: Raison Allah | Stars: The GZA, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard

46. Rhyme and Punishment (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

The gritty elements of urban crime and violence have always had an influence on hip hop culture and rap music. More and more, the trappings of street life have landed popular rap artists ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: KRS-One, Beanie Sigel, Prodigy, Cassidy

Votes: 64

47. Bastards of the Party (2005)

95 min | Documentary

Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Cle Sloan | Stars: Daryl Gates, Fred Hampton, Joe Hicks, Ericka Huggins

Votes: 491

48. Beef III (2005 Video)

R | 84 min | Documentary

Respect...In hip-hop it's the name of the game. Some rappers will do anything to get it, even starting a Beef with another rapper or crew...and that can lead to raw, brutal conflict in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: 50 Cent, Ali, Big B, David Banner

Votes: 374

49. Eminem Presents: The Anger Management Tour (2005 Video)

71 min | Documentary, Music

Eminem and the rest of D12 perform live during one show from the Anger Management tour.

Director: D.J. Viola | Stars: Eminem, Bizarre, D12, Kuniva

Votes: 192

50. Eminem: Live from New York City (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 80 min | Documentary, Music