The following films, from 1982 to 2005, explored hip hop as a theme, topic, and/or aspect of their content. Additionally, in some cases, the films featured popular hip-hop performers and/or displayed a recognizable hip-hop flavor or attributes which intentionally highlighted various expressions of hip-hop culture, such as music, language, clothing, and so on.
These fictional films were released theatrically, as opposed to straight-to-video, made for television, or cable network vehicles. This list does not include documentaries, concert films, or animated films. The titles in bold print include credits, and those films are discussed and/or analyzed in Hip Hop in American Cinema.
1. Wild Style. Performers, Easy A.D., A.J., and Patti Astor. Director, Charlie Ahearn. Producer, Charlie Ahearn. First Run Features, 1982.
2. Flashdance (1983)
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