The Best Hip-Hop Movies of All Time

Hip-hop’s influence has never been greater than it is today. Dismissed as a fad for years, hip-hop not only emerged as a worldwide musical phenomenon, but also influenced fashion, language, art, and sports. Hip-hop is used to teach children, is the subject of college-level courses, and has been performed to raise millions of dollars for good causes. Hip-hop’s influence has also extended to film, where it has been the subject of a number of outstanding projects, including fictional works, semi-autobiographies and documentaries. A mix of new and old, the following is a list of 10 can’t-miss films that either chronicle the culture or have otherwise had a big influence on it.

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