Street Gang movies

Movies featuring gangs. I'm 36 today so the 80s was my time when it comes to movie influences and there were a lot of gang related movies then. So if you want to make a themed movie night (weeks) then check out these movies and preferly in a row. It's not about how good or bad they are but for the theme of gangs itself.

I'm not going to include the Mafia or prominent race wars but mainly focus on youngsers, school gangs, hooligans and those type of gangs. No real organization or hierarchy.



There are many more great movies in this theme and I'd like to continue build on the list so if you like it. Give me a boost by leaving a comment.
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1.
Class of 1984 (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Lester
 
2.
Bad Boys (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother. (123 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ THIS is Bad Boys, not that horrible horrible movie with Will Smith in the 90s.
This movie is a great piece of art, well written, well played, raw and overall an exellent film. ” - mindgem
 
3.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Not a great movie, not raw enough. It felt like theater folk dancing with their enemies but oh well, it does focus and feature the gang wars of New York. ” - mindgem
 
4.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ Great movie.
I never watch soccer myself and I think the idea of hooligans are rediculous, just a bunch of weak followers who's looking for a leader but nevertheless. This is a great movie. ” - mindgem
 
5.
The Warriors (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ This is My number one movie of all times, all categories.
This is the perfect movie, it has it all, I love it. You must see it!

And the score is fantastic. ” - mindgem
 
6.
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
“ Great movie. Sean Penn on the other side of the fence as oppose to Bad Boys (1983). ” - mindgem
 
7.
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 step-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ By now a cult movie.

Pretty funny and unrealistic that the white or half-breed becomes the leader of the latino gang in prison but what the hell, it's a great movie.

Vattos locos forever, carnal!
I know my spanish is flawless, no need for applause. ” - mindgem
 
8.
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
“ Pretty mild movie but has some scenes that are cool. ” - mindgem
 
9.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
“ Underappreciated series. Focus on the corner stores and turf wars. ” - mindgem
 
10.
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
“ If it wasn't for the dreadful acting of Cuba Gooding Jr, this movie would get better ratings. Cuba absolutely destroys this movie but everything else is very good.

Cuba Gooding Jr has the talent of Adam Sandler! ” - mindgem
 
11.
Menace II Society (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
“ Very raw portrait of young gangsters.
Good movie. ” - mindgem
 
12.
My Bodyguard (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ Today this movie will look cheesy but if you saw it at least 15 years ago you'll remember it being cool.
The bathroom scene is great.

I still give this movie my 9 stars because of the bathroom scene and the nostalgia of the 80s. Sorry, you do get stars just for being made in the 80s. ” - mindgem
 
13.
The Wanderers (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers... (112 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ I know I've seen this movie, prolly several times but it was a long time ago so I don't know what to say about it. See it. ” - mindgem
 
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.)
“ yea.. ” - mindgem
 
15.
Chopper (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Ok, this stray a bit away from gang movies but Chooper himself is sort of a gang leader. But you gotta see this movie, Eric Bana makes a great portrait of this real life gangster.
In the same way Anthony Perkings portrait Norman Bates, Eric Bana makes us feel the psychotic tention of the man. ” - mindgem
 
16.
Romper Stomper (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
“ Oh yea. Great movie about the skinheads vs the rest.
Russell Crowes best...or only good part. ” - mindgem
 
17.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ While on the racist theme, American History X is equally good as Romper Stomper only dramaturgic from a difference perspective. ” - mindgem
 
18.
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.)
“ Cool movie for the time.
I remember Chris Rock made an impression on me with his special voice being as thin as he was portraiting a crack head.
However after that I can't stand anything Chris Rock does, he is anything but funny. ” - mindgem
 
19.
Rumble Fish (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (94 mins.)
“ Oh yea, here are some tough guys.
Good looking Matt Dillon and bad ass looking Mickey Rourke. ” - mindgem
 
20.
The Outsiders (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ I don't even have to say anything about this movie. See it. ” - mindgem