1997 was a succesful year for Shaggy. First he recorded a new version of "I got you babe" with Merril Bainbridge for the british-australian comedy "Welcome to Whoop Whoop", and afterwards he did "Luv me luv me" with Janet Jackson for the movie "How Stella got her groove back" with Whoopi Goldberg. Furthermore "Reggae Virus" was chosen for the movie "Caught up".
In 2002 Shaggy got the big deal for the movie "Showtime" with Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy. He did the main title "Showtime" and two more tunes for the soundtrack: "Swingin" and "Caramel". Shaggy also appeared on the soundtracks to the 2002 "Scooby doo" movie with the song "Shaggy, where are you?" and for the film "Ali G in da house". Together with Ali G. he did the main title "Me Julie".