Freestyle is a Polish crime drama movie directed by Maciej Bochniak, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Slawomir Shuty. The Netflix film follows a rising rap star with a criminal past, who decides to set up a risky drug deal in order to get cash for time in the recording studio, but this deal may end up costing him everything. So, if you loved Freestyle here are some similar movies you could watch next.
Hustle & Flow (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: DJay is a Memphis hustler who spends most days in a parked Chevy philosophizing about life while Nola (Taryn Manning), turn tricks in the backseat. He’s not very good at pimping, but he can hustle almost anything or anyone and makes enough to keep himself and three girls satisfied and housed in his shotgun home. DJay however is in the midst of a midlife crisis| he quietly harbors dreams of becoming a respected rapper. When he learns from a local club owner, Arnel (Isaac Hayes), that rap mogul Skinny Black (Ludacris), is rolling through town, DJay decides to record his flow with the hopes of slipping his demo to Skinny. With little help from his friends and “family” DJay sets in motion the hustle of his life, and galvanizes the lives of those around him as they learn that “Everybody’s gotta have a dream.”
8 Mile (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: “Eminem wins by a knockout!” raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back – and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit’s vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice – and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance. From Academy Award® winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as “Powerful!” and Entertainment Weekly applauds as “Electrifying and Mesmerizing!”
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Marcus (50 Cent) has always known he was going to be a rapper. But when his mother is murdered, young Marcus turns to dealing drugs for New York crime boss Majestic to pay the bills. As dealing turns to gang banging, however, Marcus finds his life spinning out of control, eventually landing in prison. While there, he decides to quit hustling and dedicate himself to his music…but by turning his back on Majestic, he may have signed his own death warrant. Terrence Howard co-stars in this hard-hitting story based on 50 Cent’s transformation from gangster to rapper, an unforgettable ride from tragic beginning to triumphant end.
Straight Outta Compton (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
Gully Boy (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Murad is the 22-year-old son of a driver in Mumbai. His parents have worked to get him educated so that he could find a white-collar job. Instead, he finds a love for hip-hop and comes of age while using his music to highlight inequalities
Dope (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Belly (Starz & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: “Belly” follows two temporarily successful crime lords into darkness. Tommy and Sincere both begin to realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam.