Hip hop list

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1. Made in America (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Music

48 Metascore

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z organizes the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Janelle Monáe, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Jill Scott

Votes: 561

3. 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: 268

4. Big Pun: The Legacy (2008 Video)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

His rhymes caught the attention of millions. His flow is un-matched by any. His story is captivating and triumphant. "Big Pun: The Legacy" chronicles the life of the Grammy Nominated artist... See full summary »

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Armageddon, Az, B-Real, Big Pun

Votes: 88

6. 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: 384

7. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

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, Jarobi White

Votes: 3,290 | Gross: $1.20M

8. 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: 467

9. Beef 4 (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

Beef has expanded from its Hip Hop roots into the entire culture. Skateboarders, ball players, actors and comedians are all getting into their own beefs! Here we reveal the truth about many... See full summary »

Director: Peter Alton | Stars: Waverly W. Alford II, R.L. Altman, Jin Au-Yeung, Bun B

Votes: 153

10. 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: 3,219 | Gross: $16.60M

11. 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: 894

12. Red Apples Falling (2009)


An uncensored look into the life and music of Harlem rap hero Jim Jones and his Dipset Byrdgang. Rappers Mel Matrix, Sandman, NOE, Diplomat Records pres Freeky Zeeky and producer Chink ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Higbee | Stars: Damon Dash, Jim Fullington, Jim Jones, Angie Martinez

Votes: 9

14. Krush Groove (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

37 Metascore

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: 2,687 | Gross: $11.05M

15. The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Immortal Technique emerged from prison a changed man. As his inner journey continues he travels the world promoting a revolution of consciousness through hip-hop. His path from a troubled ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Stuart | Stars: Pam Africa, Chuck D, DJ Green Lantern, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 176

16. Backstage (2000)

R | 86 min | Documentary

29 Metascore

If you ever wanted to know what really goes on backstage, this is the definitive inside look - uncut and uncensored. Complete with on-stage performances you'll see an intimate view of what ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Fiore | Stars: Jay Z, DMX, Method Man, Redman

Votes: 296 | Gross: $1.18M

17. 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: 63

18. Wu-Tang Clan: Disciples of the 36 Chambers, Chapter 2 (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Music

The Wu-Tang Clan reunites with all 9 original members to perform and headline Chapter 11 of the Rock The Bells Festival in San Bernardino, CA on July 17, 2004, which featured Redman, Dilated Peoples, and more on the same bill.

Director: Christoffer Salzgeber | Stars: Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, The GZA, Inspectah Deck

Votes: 56

19. Mr Immortality: The Life and Times of Twista (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Get front row access to the life of a Hip Hop Superstar - Twista, as he readies his highly anticipated new album and navigates us through his hometown of Chicago, where murder rates continue to rise.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Ne-Yo, The-Dream, Metta World Peace, Big Boi

Votes: 7

20. Fresh Dressed (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

69 Metascore

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop <> Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Jenkins | Stars: Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani, Nas

Votes: 807

22. Paper Chasers (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

Paper Chasers is a feature length documentary about the impact of hip hop entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses in music, film, fashion, TV, print media, and now the Internet. ... See full summary »

Director: Maxie Collier | Stars: Chuck Brown, James Brown, Corey Browne, Greg Carter

Votes: 37

23. Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge (2005)

115 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at the life of the hip-hop MC known as Tragedy Khadafi, aka Intelligent Hoodlum, who hails from the Queensbridge housing project in New York City.

Director: Booker Sim | Stars: Tragedy Khadafi, Capone, Havoc, Uncle La

Votes: 31

24. HipHop Story: Tha Movie (2001 Video)

90 min | Documentary

Various hip-hop artist think back and talk about the ghetto life, PAC shakur and there favorite occupations. Also a featured live performance.

Director: Sal Martino | Stars: DMX, KRS-One, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur

Votes: 20

25. Soundz of Spirit (2003)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Exploring the creative process is recognizing the importance of the journey.

Director: Joslyn Rose Lyons | Stars: Aceyalone, Planet Asia, André Benjamin, Rafael Casal

Votes: 9

26. Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Music

A retrospective look at the "Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All-Time".

Director: Bobbito Garcia | Stars: Anthony Alonso, Stretch Armstrong, B-Real, Janet Balis

Votes: 825

27. The Voice of a Nation (1993 Video)

72 min | Documentary, Music

On tour with KRS-ONE, EPMD, Gangstarr. A definitive look at Hip Hop in 1993

Director: Nick Quested | Stars: Luther Campbell, Chuck D, Crazy Legs, DJ Premier

28. Check the Rhyme (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

Back to a time when Hip-Hop was created in basements, not boardrooms. When rocking the mic was about lyrics, creativity, nuance, and moving the crowd - not moving units.

Director: Tim Smoove | Stars: Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Lupe Fiasco, Ice-T

29. Copyright Criminals (2009)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.

Directors: Benjamin Franzen, Kembrew McLeod | Stars: Aesop Rock, Chuck D, George Clinton, El-P

Votes: 219

30. 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: 313

31. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

84 Metascore

A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu

Votes: 8,543 | Gross: $11.69M

32. Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Music

A behind-the-scenes look at the prolific label's legacy and offer an in-depth look at the two-night anniversary extravaganza, that took place last May at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, in honor of the late rap great, The Notorious B.I.G.

Director: Daniel Kaufman | Stars: Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Lil' Kim, Mase, Raha Scoff

Votes: 477

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