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1. 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: 742 | Gross: $1.59M

2. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz

Votes: 2,552 | Gross: $0.11M

3. 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: 3,237 | Gross: $0.29M

4. 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: 811

5. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

56 Metascore

Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Hinojosa | Stars: Betty Beck, Camille Beck, Diane Beck, Misty Beck

Votes: 577

6. 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: 2,061

7. Bomb the System (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

52 Metascore

A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bhala Lough | Stars: Mark Webber, Jade Yorker, Jaclyn DeSantis, Gano Grills

Votes: 967 | Gross: $0.01M

8. 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: 3,278 | Gross: $1.20M

9. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Robin Bourland, Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman

Votes: 4,730

10. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 17,802

11. A Girl Like Her (2015)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.

Director: Amy S. Weber | Stars: Lexi Ainsworth, Hunter King, Jimmy Bennett, Amy S. Weber

Votes: 6,426

12. 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: 2,681 | Gross: $11.05M

13. Sample This (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.

Director: Dan Forrer | Stars: Gene Simmons, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Roosevelt Grier, Grandmaster Caz

Votes: 340

14. 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: 369

15. 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: 497 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Go deep into the underworld of hip-hop groupies and video vixens where sex is the backstage pass and young ladies use their bodies as a way to promote themselves and further their own ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Wendy Williams, Karrine Steffans, Ja Rule, Kool G. Rap

Votes: 96

17. Murder Was the Case: The Movie (1995 Video)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

Follows the exploits of Snoop Doggy Dogg as he gets shot, and makes a deal with the devil to survive.

Directors: Dr. Dre, Fab 5 Freddy, F. Gary Gray, Ricky Harris | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Charlie Murphy, Gregory Scott Cummins, Freez Luv

Votes: 524

18. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Votes: 9,049 | Gross: $5.79M

19. Hick (2011)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

28 Metascore

A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Director: Derick Martini | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 18,180

20. The Babysitter's Seduction (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father. When suspicions ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Stephen Collins, Keri Russell, Phylicia Rashad, Tobin Bell

Votes: 1,033

21. Hideaway (1995)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Hatch gets a special resuscitative medicine after "dying" in a car accident. His wife and daughter only get minor injuries. He gets strange nightmares such as killing a teen girl. Is it just dreams?

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Christine Lahti, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 5,999 | Gross: $12.20M

22. True Crime (1995 Video)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has an addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Verducci | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn, Michael Bowen

Votes: 2,054

23. Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson

Votes: 12,148 | Gross: $14.33M

24. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 32,680 | Gross: $0.66M

25. Streets (1990)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Christina Applegate, David Mendenhall, Eb Lottimer, Jane Chung

Votes: 639 | Gross: $1.51M

26. Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (1989)

R | 85 min | Thriller

When the razor blade slasher begins his reign of terror in the alleys behind the Los Angeles strip clubs, the most famous stripper in the spotlight must walk a tightrope between her own ... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Maria Ford, Eb Lottimer, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Marjean Holden

Votes: 217

27. Repossessed (1990)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Parody of The Exorcist (1973), with Linda Blair once again possessed by Satan, and Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist.

Director: Bob Logan | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke

Votes: 7,597 | Gross: $1.38M

28. Wrongfully Accused (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

Director: Pat Proft | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock, Melinda McGraw

Votes: 21,789 | Gross: $9.62M

29. Out in Fifty (1999)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A reformed ex-convict enters a love triangle and gets manipulated into being a scapegoat in a murder scheme for revenge.

Directors: Bojesse Christopher, Scott Anthony Leet | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Scott Anthony Leet, Bojesse Christopher, Nina Ofenböck

Votes: 401

30. Tape (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Votes: 17,811 | Gross: $0.49M

31. The Giving Tree (2000)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

Nine former schoolmates are invited to a cabin for a reunion, but their hostess commits suicide. They all try to find out the reason why.

Director: Cameron Thor | Stars: Christina Applegate, Justin Lazard, Johnathon Schaech, Moon Unit Zappa

Votes: 483

32. Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the seedy part of Los Angeles, a man who writes poetry has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Becker | Stars: Ted Raimi, Deborah Foreman, Bruce Campbell, George Aguilar

Votes: 514

33. Mindwarp (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

Director: Steve Barnett | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Marta Martin, Elizabeth Kent

Votes: 1,966

34. The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

A New York City cosmetologist, mistakenly thought to be a science teacher, is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 7,969 | Gross: $11.49M

35. Booty Call (1997)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

54 Metascore

Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones

Votes: 7,778 | Gross: $20.06M

36. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,937 | Gross: $14.82M

37. Kiss or Kill (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters, Julie Wood

Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.73M

38. 388 Arletta Avenue (2011)

TV-MA | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker.

Director: Randall Cole | Stars: Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, Devon Sawa, Aaron Abrams

Votes: 1,858

39. Stepfather III (1992 TV Movie)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar | Stars: Robert Wightman, Priscilla Barnes, Season Hubley, David Tom

Votes: 1,260

40. Stepfather II (1989)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient (Meg Foster) and her young son (Jonathan Brandis).

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis

Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $1.52M

41. The Stepfather (1987)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

After murdering his entire family, a man marries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

Votes: 11,823 | Gross: $2.49M

42. I Love You to Death (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, Joan Plowright

Votes: 12,625 | Gross: $16.19M

43. Thursday (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »

Director: Skip Woods | Stars: Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros

Votes: 16,219 | Gross: $0.00M

44. Shot Caller (2017)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 60,860

45. Senseless (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Marlon Wayans, David Spade, Brad Dourif, Esther Scott

Votes: 13,419 | Gross: $13.04M

46. Set It Off (1996)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 12,801 | Gross: $36.05M

47. South Central (1992)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 4,515 | Gross: $1.37M

48. 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.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 3,687 | Gross: $0.24M

49. Sugar Hill (1993)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9