Real Ness : GHETTO Splash

The Best Graphic Ghetto Black films made mostly in the 1990s... as independent film types... RANKED

They all must be ghetto in content.. and nearly all are R rated and above.

Films with more sedated filtered Black culture for white audience have been left of the list.. like many Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence hit films.

All Spike Lee Films have been omitted..because he is a recognized brand of his own.
Training Day is also omitted for its hollywood backing.
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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
Fresh (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Death and violence anger a 12-year-old drug courier, who puts his employer's against each other. (114 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Jason's Lyric (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love... (119 mins.)
Director: Doug McHenry
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
Dead Presidents (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 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.)
 
10.
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests... (108 mins.)
Director: Martin Lawrence
 
11.
CB4 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A "rapumentary", 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
 
12.
I Like It Like That (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles... (104 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
 
13.
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 10 p.m. that same night. (91 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Belly (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings. (96 mins.)
Director: Hype Williams
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Cool Runnings (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
20.
Sunset Park (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
21.
Who's the Man? (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work... (85 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
22.
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation... (100 mins.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
House Party 2 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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.)
 
25.
House Party 3 (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Caught Up (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars... (97 mins.)
Director: Darin Scott
 
28.
Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Terry is an up and coming comedian, but believes politics will get him the big breaks and more time at the popular Dukie's Comedy Club... (89 mins.)
Director: Topper Carew
 
29.
Dangerous Ground (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid... (95 mins.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
State Property (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it... (88 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
Mo' Money (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Macdonald
 
34.
Ride (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A group of young people leave Harlem for a bus trip down to Miami. The voyage starts off with problems... (90 mins.)
 
35.
The Players Club (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living. (104 mins.)
Director: Ice Cube
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
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.)