5. Murder Was the Case
In this film, Pac played a rapper who was a recovering heroin addict opposite Tim Roth and Thandie Newton. It was set in Detroit and came out the year following his death. “Life is a traffic jam.”
3. Poetic Justice
This movie inspired one of the dopest collaborations between two rappers named Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Pac starred alongside Janet Jackson in this John Singleton inner-city romance. This film introduced the world to Tupac as Lucky at “the cookout” with one of its more memorable scenes.
2. Above the Rim
Not only did this movie star Tupac as villain Birdie but it had arguably the best rap soundtrack ever. His role was a side character but he left his mark on one of the most anticipated movies of the 1990s.
While Pac was able to embody all of his characters, none more so than Bishop in Juice. His character was an example of the T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. mantra that became his platform over the years.