Urban/Street films

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1.
South Central (1992)
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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
 
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Next Friday (2000)
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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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Above the Rim (1994)
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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
 
5.
Soul Plane (2004)
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Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions. (86 mins.)
Director: Jessy Terrero
 
6.
State Property (2002)
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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it... (88 mins.)
 
7.
The Wash (2001)
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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
 
8.
House Party (1990)
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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
 
9.
House Party 2 (1991)
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When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence. (94 mins.)
 
10.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. (117 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
11.
Ride or Die (2003 Video)
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Super fly P. I. gets bad guys the cops can't touch. (88 mins.)
Director: Craig Ross Jr.
 
12.
Lockdown (2000)
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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
 
13.
Poetic Justice (1993)
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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
 
14.
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
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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.
 
15.
Malibooty! (2003 Video)
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Blessed encompasses the lives of four women who are inescapably involved in a brothel at the centre of the plot...
Director: Barry Bowles
 
16.
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
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A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper. (86 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
 
17.
Down for Life (2009)
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Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central L.A. (92 mins.)
Director: Alan Jacobs