Released: 2002
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger

Eminem's polished, emotive biopic transformed him from national scourge to national hero and brilliantly demonstated the rhyme-writing process, legitimizing the art form in the eyes of Middle America. Because real hip-hop gives a shit what Middle America thinks of it.

"Lose Yourself" from the movie's soundtrack won an Oscar.