Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and later by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. In addition to his music career, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles in Juice (1992), Poetic Justice (1993), Above the Rim (1994), Bullet (1996), Gridlock'd (1997), and Gang Related (1997).

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Above the Rim (1994)

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

Biggie & Tupac (2002)

In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Broomfield
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Nick Broomfield  •  The Notorious B.I.G.  •  Russell Poole

In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Broomfield
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Nick Broomfield  •  The Notorious B.I.G.  •  Russell Poole

Gang Related (1997)

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Gridlock'd (1997)

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

Juice (1992)

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine Hopkins

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine Hopkins

Nothing but Trouble (1991)

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant "Brazillionaires" who tagged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Aykroyd
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Candy  •  Demi Moore

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant "Brazillionaires" who tagged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Aykroyd
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Candy  •  Demi Moore

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lauren Lazin
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Al Sharpton

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lauren Lazin
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Al Sharpton

Poetic Justice (1993)

Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha and Iesha's postal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha and Iesha's postal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

Beef (2003)

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Spirer
CAST:  Ving Rhames  •  50 Cent  •  B-Real  •  Sean Combs

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Spirer
CAST:  Ving Rhames  •  50 Cent  •  B-Real  •  Sean Combs

American Dream/American Knightmare (2018)

Documentary that delves deep into the life and storied exploits of the iconic Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in gangsta rap he presided over. Through a series of interviewers face to face with director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Suge Knight  •  Antoine Fuqua  •  Vanilla Ice  •  Snoop Dogg

Documentary that delves deep into the life and storied exploits of the iconic Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in gangsta rap he presided over. Through a series of interviewers face to face with director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Suge Knight  •  Antoine Fuqua  •  Vanilla Ice  •  Snoop Dogg

Welcome to Death Row (2001)

The record label Death Row Records has, since its creation in 1993, been synonymous with the American hip-hop climate. Formed by ex-bodyguard Suge Knight, the label has released seminal rap albums from luminaries including Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and the famous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S. Leigh Savidge  •  Jeff Scheftel
CAST:  Suge Knight  •  Dr. Dre  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Tupac Shakur

The record label Death Row Records has, since its creation in 1993, been synonymous with the American hip-hop climate. Formed by ex-bodyguard Suge Knight, the label has released seminal rap albums from luminaries including Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and the famous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S. Leigh Savidge  •  Jeff Scheftel
CAST:  Suge Knight  •  Dr. Dre  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur: Thug Immortal (1997)

THUG IMMORTAL is an intimate look at Tupac's life told through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his close friends, revealing an artist who grew up a thug, but one who soon tired of that lifestyle and its trappings, revealing a Tupac far different from ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

THUG IMMORTAL is an intimate look at Tupac's life told through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his close friends, revealing an artist who grew up a thug, but one who soon tired of that lifestyle and its trappings, revealing a Tupac far different from ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake (2001)

A look back on Tupac's final years through the eyes of Tupac's personal bodyguard, Frank Alexander. Featuring never-before-seen footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Long
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Frank Alexander

A look back on Tupac's final years through the eyes of Tupac's personal bodyguard, Frank Alexander. Featuring never-before-seen footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Long
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Frank Alexander

Tupac: Live at the House of Blues (1996)

Tupac Shakur’s final performance, the July 4, 1996 concert at the House of Blues. Tupac: Live at The House of Blues is an all out hip house party on stage and a final chance to catch Tupac at the top of his game before his untimely death. Aided by appearances from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Kevin Swain
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Nate Dogg  •  Suge Knight

Tupac Shakur’s final performance, the July 4, 1996 concert at the House of Blues. Tupac: Live at The House of Blues is an all out hip house party on stage and a final chance to catch Tupac at the top of his game before his untimely death. Aided by appearances from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Kevin Swain
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Nate Dogg  •  Suge Knight

Tupac Vs. (2004)

In Tupac Vs., director Ken Peters has assembled a compelling portrait of controversial hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, featuring never-before-seen interviews, rare footage and on-screen commentaries from biographer Michael Eric Dyson. Also highlighted are testimonials ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Peters
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

In Tupac Vs., director Ken Peters has assembled a compelling portrait of controversial hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, featuring never-before-seen interviews, rare footage and on-screen commentaries from biographer Michael Eric Dyson. Also highlighted are testimonials ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Peters
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

One Night in Vegas (2010)

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson’s fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Mike Tyson  •  Ernest R. Dickerson  •  Marion 'Suge' Knight  •  Nas

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson’s fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Mike Tyson  •  Ernest R. Dickerson  •  Marion 'Suge' Knight  •  Nas

Tupac: So Many Years, So Many Tears (2006)

Chronicling the life and tragic death of Tupac Shakur, this documentary traces the events that led to the gifted African-American poet, actor and artist's rise and untimely demise. Although Tupac's mother always thought her son would grow up to save the Black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Dole
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

Chronicling the life and tragic death of Tupac Shakur, this documentary traces the events that led to the gifted African-American poet, actor and artist's rise and untimely demise. Although Tupac's mother always thought her son would grow up to save the Black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Dole
CAST:  Tupac Shakur

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)

The film documents the development of hip hop culture since its inception in the 1970s. With interviews from various figures in the community such as Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-One, MC Hammer and Busy Bee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dana Heinz Perry  •  Richard Lowe
CAST:  Nas  •  Afrika Bambaataa  •  Michael Holman  •  André 3000

The film documents the development of hip hop culture since its inception in the 1970s. With interviews from various figures in the community such as Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-One, MC Hammer and Busy Bee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dana Heinz Perry  •  Richard Lowe
CAST:  Nas  •  Afrika Bambaataa  •  Michael Holman  •  André 3000

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously. Like preachers and jazz solos, freestyles exist only in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Fitzgerald
CAST:  Muhammad Ali  •  Planet Asia  •  Bahamadia  •  Akim Funk Buddah

From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously. Like preachers and jazz solos, freestyles exist only in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Fitzgerald
CAST:  Muhammad Ali  •  Planet Asia  •  Bahamadia  •  Akim Funk Buddah

Bullet (1996)

A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Frank Senger  •  Adrien Brody  •  John Enos III

A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Frank Senger  •  Adrien Brody  •  John Enos III
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