Missy Elliott

American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elliott embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early 1990s and later became part of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and producer Timbaland with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several guest appearances, in 1997 she launched her solo career with the release of her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the hit single "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time. Her following album Da Real World (1999) produced the singles "She's a Bitch", "All N My Grill", and the top five hit "Hot Boyz". With the release of Miss E... So Addictive (2001), Under Construction (2002), and This Is Not a Test! (2003) Elliott established an international career and followed with the hits "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "4 My People", "Gossip Folks", and "Work It", the latter of which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, eventually winning five Grammy Awards and selling over 30 million records in the United States. Elliott is also known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", and the Grammy award-winning video for "Lose Control."

Janet Jackson: From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (2004)

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

Honey (2003)

Honey Daniels dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Joy Bryant  •  Romeo Miller

Honey Daniels dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Joy Bryant  •  Romeo Miller

Shark Tale (2004)

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bibo Bergeron  •  Rob Letterman  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Robert De Niro  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Jack Black

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bibo Bergeron  •  Rob Letterman  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Robert De Niro  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Jack Black

Fade to Black (2004)

An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael John Warren  •  Patrick Paulson
CAST:  Jay-Z  •  Beyoncé  •  Mary J. Blige  •  Rick Rubin

An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael John Warren  •  Patrick Paulson
CAST:  Jay-Z  •  Beyoncé  •  Mary J. Blige  •  Rick Rubin

Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003)

Pop king Michael Jackson solidifies his title with this release of fifteen past number one hits. Songs include "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Thriller," "Black or White," and "Blood on the Dancefloor."  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Quincy Jones  •  George Clinton  •  Mary J. Blige

Pop king Michael Jackson solidifies his title with this release of fifteen past number one hits. Songs include "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Thriller," "Black or White," and "Blood on the Dancefloor."  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Quincy Jones  •  George Clinton  •  Mary J. Blige

Janet: Live in Hawaii (2002)

Janet Jackson – Live in Hawaii is a video released by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. Recorded on February 16, 2002, the final date of the All for You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, it was televised live on February 17, 2002 on HBO, and was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Missy Elliott  •  Gil Duldulao  •  Alison Faulk

Janet Jackson – Live in Hawaii is a video released by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. Recorded on February 16, 2002, the final date of the All for You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, it was televised live on February 17, 2002 on HBO, and was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Missy Elliott  •  Gil Duldulao  •  Alison Faulk

Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 (2001)

The DVD release "Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1" is quite a nice package. However, it comes as a surprise that there aren't more than four music videos. Featuring the full length clips for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hit Em Wit Da Hee", "She's A B**ch" and ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Missy Elliott

The DVD release "Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1" is quite a nice package. However, it comes as a surprise that there aren't more than four music videos. Featuring the full length clips for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hit Em Wit Da Hee", "She's A B**ch" and ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Missy Elliott

My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop (2010)

Ava DuVernay focuses on the history of female MC's in the hip-hop industry in this short documentary that features Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, and Chuck D.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  Chuck D  •  Missy Elliott  •  Cheryl 'Salt' James  •  Sandra 'Pepa' Denton

Ava DuVernay focuses on the history of female MC's in the hip-hop industry in this short documentary that features Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, and Chuck D.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  Chuck D  •  Missy Elliott  •  Cheryl 'Salt' James  •  Sandra 'Pepa' Denton

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001)

The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special was a 2001 New York City revue show by Michael Jackson. It took place on September 7, 2001 and September 10, 2001. In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired the concerts as a two-hour special in honour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Gowers
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Muhammad Ali  •  Marc Anthony  •  Monica

The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special was a 2001 New York City revue show by Michael Jackson. It took place on September 7, 2001 and September 10, 2001. In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired the concerts as a two-hour special in honour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Gowers
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Muhammad Ali  •  Marc Anthony  •  Monica

Katy Perry - Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show (2015)

A behind-the-scenes documentary pieced together from over 100 hours of footage showing not just the preparation that went into Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance but the nerve it took to pull off such a massive, career-defining performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hirsch
CAST:  Jake Bailey  •  Bradford Cobb  •  Missy Elliott  •  Baz Halpin

A behind-the-scenes documentary pieced together from over 100 hours of footage showing not just the preparation that went into Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance but the nerve it took to pull off such a massive, career-defining performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hirsch
CAST:  Jake Bailey  •  Bradford Cobb  •  Missy Elliott  •  Baz Halpin

The A – Z of Aaliyah (2018)

A poetic take on the iconic life of Aaliyah, celebrating her legacy from her family beginnings in Bedstuy to her timeless, universalistic influence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cara Stricker
CAST:  Aaliyah  •  Missy Elliott  •  Timbaland

A poetic take on the iconic life of Aaliyah, celebrating her legacy from her family beginnings in Bedstuy to her timeless, universalistic influence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cara Stricker
CAST:  Aaliyah  •  Missy Elliott  •  Timbaland

Cinderella (2021)

A modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kay Cannon
CAST:  Camila Cabello  •  Billy Porter  •  Idina Menzel  •  Nicholas Galitzine

A modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kay Cannon
CAST:  Camila Cabello  •  Billy Porter  •  Idina Menzel  •  Nicholas Galitzine

Music Videos That Defined the 00’s (2019)

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DIRECTION: 
CAST:  André Benjamin  •  Anthony Kiedis  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Madonna

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DIRECTION: 
CAST:  André Benjamin  •  Anthony Kiedis  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Madonna

Michael Jackson - The One (2004)

Documentary containing interviews with performers discussing the influence that Michael Jackson had on their career, combined with clips from Jackson's music videos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gable
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Beyoncé  •  Mary J. Blige  •  Marlon Brando

Documentary containing interviews with performers discussing the influence that Michael Jackson had on their career, combined with clips from Jackson's music videos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gable
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Beyoncé  •  Mary J. Blige  •  Marlon Brando