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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.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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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
 
3.
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
 
4.
Juice (1992)
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Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice". (95 mins.)
 
5.
Crooklyn (1994)
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From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn. (115 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
6.
Murder Was the Case: The Movie (1995 Video)
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Follows the exploits of Snoop Doggy Dogg as he gets shot, and makes a deal with the devil to survive. (18 mins.)
 
7.
LUV (2012)
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. (94 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Candis
 
8.
Friday (1995)
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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
 
9.
Shottas (2002)
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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA. (95 mins.)
Director: Cess Silvera
 
10.
A Day in the Life (2009)
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Bad blood between two urban crime families explodes into an all-out turf war in this gritty, hard-hitting drama set to rap and starring music legend Sticky Fingaz. (90 mins.)
Director: Sticky Fingaz
 
11.
King of New York (1990)
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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
 
12.
Original Gangstas (1996)
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Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang... (99 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
13.
Dead Presidents (1995)
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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.)
 
14.
New Jack City (1991)
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
15.
Fresh (1994)
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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
“ F.R.E.S.H. fresh fresh fresh yo thats FRESH!!! ” - egoodhead
 
16.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
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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
 
17.
Belly (1998)
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings. (96 mins.)
Director: Hype Williams
 
18.
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
 
19.
Full Clip (2006)
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Joshua Pope (Busta Rhymes) returns to his childhood home to claim the inheritance his late father has... (95 mins.)
Director: mink
 
20.
American Me (1992)
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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.)
 
21.
Gladiator (1992)
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Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill. (101 mins.)
 
22.
Never Die Alone (2004)
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A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war. (88 mins.)
 
23.
American History X (1998)
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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
 
24.
8 Mile (2002)
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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
 
25.
Shaft (2000)
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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
 
26.
Higher Learning (1995)
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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
 
27.
Sunset Park (1996)
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team. (99 mins.)
Director: Steve Gomer
 
28.
Clockers (1995)
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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
 
29.
Notorious (2009)
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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.)
 
30.
8 Mile (2002)
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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
 
31.
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008 Documentary)
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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
 
32.
Alpha Dog (2006)
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A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. (122 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
33.
Baby Boy (2001)
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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
 
34.
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
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
House Party 3 (1994)
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Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married... (100 mins.)
Director: Eric Meza
 
37.
House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute (2001 Video)
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Jon Jon Harris sees a ripe opportunity for a major party when he snags the job house-sitting for his rich Uncle Charles. (96 mins.)
Director: Chris Stokes
 
38.
City of God (2002)
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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.)
 
39.
Filly Brown (2012)
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A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom. (80 mins.)
 
40.
Havoc (2005)
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Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East L.A. (85 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple