The 20 best hip hop movie in 2023
We bring you the full list of our selection for the 20 best hip hop movie in 2023, below are some amazing black American movies, gangster movies and biography movie of some famous rapper,how some started their music career, how they found fame along the way. All the film selected below are interesting stories you will love to watch
Juice is a 1992 American crime thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and written by Dickerson and Gerard Brown. It stars Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain. The film touches on the lives of four black youths growing up in Harlem, following their day-to-day activities, their struggles with police harassment, rival neighborhood gangs and their families.
Malcolm and his friends attend an underground party hosted by Dom, a drug dealer. When the police raid the party, he and his friends escape, unaware that Dom hid drugs and a gun in his backpack.
Notorious is a 2009 American film directed by. George Tillman jr. and written by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker. It is based on the life of Brooklyn-based hip hop artist Christopher Biggie Smalls Wallace/ The notorious Big. Much of the film dramatizes key events in Biggie’s life: his criminal lifestyle, arrest and release from prison, his relationships with Sean combs, Tupac Shakur,lil Kim and faith Evans , his involvement in the East coast – west coast beef and his driving by shooting in March 9. 1997. The film stars Jamal woolard as Wallace, with Angela Bassett , Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie in supporting roles. Biggie’s mother, Voletta, served as a producer for the film, alongside his former managers Wayne Barrow and mark pitts.
4.You got served
You Got Served is a 2004 American dance drama film written and directed by Chris Stokes, who was also the business manager of the performers who were the film’s main characters: recording artist Marques Houston and the boy band B2K. The plot follows a group of dancers who take part in a street dancing competition. You Got Served was produced by Marcus Morton, Cassius Vernon Weathersby, Billy Pollina, and Kris Cruz Toledo, and filming took place Between May 1, 2003, and June 25, 2003. The Columbia Pictures division Screen Gems released the film on January 30, 2004—the weekend of Super Bowl XXXVIII. It opened at #1 at the box office during its opening weekend, and grossed $16 million in its first week.
Two friends, an unemployed slacker and a small-time drug dealer, find themselves indebted to a gangster. They set out to secure money to save themselves from being killed.
6. Paid in full
Paid in Full is a 2002 American crime drama film directed by Charles Stone III. The characters Ace (Wood Harris), Mitch (Mekhi Phifer), and Rico (Cam’ron), are fictionally based on the 1980s Harlem drug dealers Azie “AZ” Faison, Rich Porter, and Alpo Martinez. The title of the film is borrowed from the 1987 album and song by Eric B. & Rakim.
7.Art of rap
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap is a 2012 American documentary film directed and executive produced by Ice-T and co-directed by Andy Baybutt. It focuses on the craft of writing and performing rap verses, and all the interviewees are musicians of the genre and friends of Ice-T. Producer Paul Toogood states on the DVD release that the genesis of the project stemmed from a conversation he had with Ice-T in which he asked him how he wrote “seminal tracks” such as “6 in the Mornin'” and “Colors”.
8.beats rhymes & life
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, is a 2011 documentary film about the music group A Tribe Called Quest, directed by Michael Rapaport. The film was released on July 8, 2011, by Sony Pictures Classics.
Wild Style is a 1983 American hip hop film directed and produced by Charlie Ahearn. Regarded as the first hip hop motion picture, it includes appearances by seminal figures such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, The Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, Grandmaster Flash and ZEPHY
An exclusive invite to experience the uncensored raw energy and behind-the-scenes reality of one of hip hop’s most exciting and historic multi-artist tours: the star-studded 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour fearing headliners Jay-Z and DMX along with Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Beanie Sigel, as well as rap’s blazing femme fatale, Amil. This is an eye-opening inside look at backstage life on the hip-hop road
ATL is a 2006 American coming of age comedy drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson. The screenplay was written by Tina Gordon Chism from an original story by Antwone Fisher, and is loosely based on the experiences of the film’s producers Dallas Austin and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins growing up in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL).The film is a coming of age tale concerning Rashad, played by Atlanta native and hip hop artist T.I. (credited as Tip Harris) in his film debut, and his friends in their final year in high school and on the verge of adulthood. The film also stars Antwan Andre Patton, more commonly known as Big Boi of the hip hop group OutKast, Evan Ross Jackie long, Dylan Strazar Lauren London and Mykelti Williamson.
12.all eyez on me
All Eyez on Me is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian. Titled after the 1996 studio album, as well as the song of the same name, it is based on the life and death of the titular African-American rapper Tupac Shakur. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur, with Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, and Danai Gurira. Jamal Woolard reprises his role as Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace / The Notorious B.I.G. from Notorious (2009).
13. Hip hop hoax
The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a documentary film by Jeanie Finlay about a Scottish hip-hop duo called Silibil N’ Brains, who pretended to be Americans to secure a £250,000 record deal with Sony.The film premiered at South by Southwest and was later shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival,before a national theatrical release in Scotland and broadcasts on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Four, and Danish station DR2.It was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket in 2008
Beats is a 2019 American coming-of-age-drama film directed by Chris Robinson, from a screenplay by Miles Orion Feldsott. The film stars Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Paul Walter Hauser, Dave East, Ashley Jackson, Evan J. Simpson, and Dreezy, and follows a reclusive, teenage music prodigy forms an unlikely friendship with a struggling producer. United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city’s music scene. It was released onto Netflix on June 19, 2019, and received generally positive reviews from critics.
8 Mile is a 2002 American biographical hip hop drama film written by Scott Silver and directed by Curtis Hanson. It stars Eminem in his film debut, alongside Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, Anthony Mackie, and Kim Basinger. The film, which contains autobiographical elements from Eminem’s life, follows white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. aka B-Rabbit (Eminem) and his attempt to launch a career in hip hop, a music genre dominated by African-Americans. The title is derived from 8 Mile Road, the highway between the predominantly black city of Detroit and the largely white suburban communities to the north that Eminem originally lived in.
Rappin’ is a 1985 American film directed by Joel Silberg, written by Adam Friedman and Robert J. Litz, produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is a sequel to Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and is also known as Breakdance 3. Although it features Ice-T (who featured in Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo), Rappin’ has a plot unconnected to the previous two films and features different lead characters and locations.
17.Tougher than leather
Tougher Than Leather is an American film released in 1988 and distributed by New Line Cinema. The film was directed by Rick Rubin and stars the hip-hop group Run–D.M.C. They Nocreated the film to coincide with the release of their fourth studio album also titled Tougher Than Leather.
18.Get rich or die tryin
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is a 2005 American crime drama film directed by Jim Sheridan and written by Terence Winter. It stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in his feature film acting debut, alongside Terrence Howard, Joy Bryant, Bill Duke, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Ashley Walters and Viola Davis. The film, which contains autobiographical elements from 50 Cent’s life, follows his character, Marcus Greer, a drug dealer who turns away from his criminal life to pursue his passion of rap music. The film’s title is shared with 50 Cent’s 2003 debut album of the same name.
19. Hustle & flow
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It stars Terrence Howard as a Memphis hustler and pimp who faces his aspiration to become a rapper. It also stars Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, DJ Qualls and Ludacris.
20. Straight outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray, depicting the rise and fall of the hip hop group N.W.A and its members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. Members of N.W.A were involved in the production of the film, including Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as producers, as was Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. MC Ren and DJ Yella served as creative consultants. Ice Cube is played by his real-life son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., who made his film debut. Corey Hawkins portrays Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell is Eazy-E, Neil Brown Jr. is DJ Yella, and Aldis Hodge is MC Ren. Paul Giamatti stars as N.W.A’s manager Jerry Heller.