Best Of, Hood/Urban Movies.

In the late 80's/early 90's during the height of the Gangsta Rap Movement led by the likes of N.W.A., Ice-T, & Tupac Shakur, a new genre of black/Hispanic film sprang up, referred to as hood movies. Basically, these films are all about the reality of growing up in the ghetto.These tales are often compelling, sometimes comical, and usually end up tragically.

This is IMO the best this particular sub-genre of the Organized Crime/Gangster Genre has to offer.
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1.
Menace II Society (1993)
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A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
 
2.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
3.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
4.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
5.
Juice (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice". (95 mins.)
 
6.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
7.
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. (119 mins.)
Director: Ralph Ziman
 
8.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
9.
Friday (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10pm that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by. (91 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
10.
City of Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. (106 mins.)
Director: Paulo Morelli
 
11.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
12.
South Central (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime... (99 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
13.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
14.
American Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. (125 mins.)
 
15.
Fresh (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt... (114 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
16.
Brother (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
17.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
18.
American Gangster (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
19.
Dead Presidents (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed. (119 mins.)
 
20.
Tupac: Resurrection (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time. (112 mins.)
Director: Lauren Lazin
 
21.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
22.
Colors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
23.
King of New York (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
24.
New Jack City (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
25.
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
26.
Baby Boy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years... (130 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
27.
Narc (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case. (105 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
28.
Sin Nombre (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. (96 mins.)
 
29.
Clockers (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them. (128 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
30.
Lean on Me (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
 
31.
One Eight Seven (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. (119 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
32.
A Better Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. (98 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz
 
33.
Adulthood (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Six years after KIdULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life... (99 mins.)
Director: Noel Clarke
 
34.
Kidulthood (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. (89 mins.)
Director: Menhaj Huda
 
35.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
36.
Freedom Writers (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (123 mins.)
 
37.
Biggie and Tupac (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997. (108 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
38.
The Wackness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter. (99 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
39.
New Jersey Drive (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world... (98 mins.)
Director: Nick Gomez
 
40.
Paid in Full (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. (97 mins.)
 
41.
Street Kings (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
42.
Harsh Times (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them. (116 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
43.
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption. (128 mins.)
Director: Craig Ross Jr.
 
44.
Gridlock'd (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program... (91 mins.)
 
45.
8 Mile (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
46.
Notorious (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. (122 mins.)
 
47.
Higher Learning (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. (127 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
48.
Set It Off (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. (123 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
49.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father. (115 mins.)
 
50.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
 
51.
The Last Dragon (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
52.
Lockdown (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison. (105 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
 
53.
Coffy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
54.
Foxy Brown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
55.
Deep Cover (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
56.
Sugar Hill (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Leon Ichaso
 
57.
Cooley High (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
58.
Above the Rim (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
 
59.
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
60.
Havoc (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East L.A. (85 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
61.
Bullet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison... (96 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
62.
Strapped (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer... (104 mins.)
Director: Forest Whitaker
 
63.
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night... (88 mins.)
 
64.
Waist Deep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside. (97 mins.)
 
65.
Gang Related (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime... (111 mins.)
Director: Jim Kouf
 
66.
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
67.
Shaft (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder. (99 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
68.
Dangerous Minds (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school. (99 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
69.
Super Fly (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. (93 mins.)
 
70.
Next Friday (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction. (98 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
71.
Dolemite (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs... (90 mins.)
 
72.
First Time Felon (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs... (110 mins.)
 
73.
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family. (91 mins.)
Director: Matty Rich
 
74.
The Mack (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes... (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Campus
 
75.
ATL (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade. (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Robinson
 
76.
He Got Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
77.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S... (89 mins.)
Director: Paris Barclay
 
78.
Gang Tapes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers. (91 mins.)
Director: Adam Ripp
 
79.
Jason's Lyric (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love... (119 mins.)
Director: Doug McHenry
 
80.
The Players Club (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living. (104 mins.)
Director: Ice Cube
 
81.
Poetic Justice (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run. (109 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
82.
In Too Deep (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His... (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Rymer
 
83.
Friday After Next (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards... (85 mins.)
Director: Marcus Raboy
 
84.
CB4 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4"... (89 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
85.
Willie Dynamite (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways. (102 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Moses
 
86.
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem. (101 mins.)
 
87.
House Party (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him... (100 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
88.
Next Day Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever. (84 mins.)
Director: Benny Boom
 
89.
The Wash (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg)... (93 mins.)
Director: DJ Pooh
 
90.
Empire (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him. (90 mins.)
Director: Franc. Reyes
 
91.
Never Die Alone (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war. (88 mins.)
 
92.
How High (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam. (93 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
 
93.
Belly (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings. (96 mins.)
Director: Hype Williams
 
94.
I'm Bout It (1997 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Moon Jones, Master P
 
95.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. (117 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
96.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
97.
The Corner (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war. (376 mins.)
 
98.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
 
99.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (147 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
100.
All Eyez on Me (????)
A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Director: Benny Boom