Most Popular "Inner City" Titles
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4. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.
Votes: 155,651 | Gross: $53.30M
5. Menace II Society (1993)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Votes: 39,888 | Gross: $27.90M
6. West Side Story (1961)
Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 72,595 | Gross: $43.65M
8. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 64,606 | Gross: $48.17M
11. Coach Carter (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Sport
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Votes: 93,652 | Gross: $67.25M
18. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 49,235 | Gross: $3.70M
19. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 71,391 | Gross: $2.69M
20. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.
23. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 12,423 | Gross: $13.99M
26. Lean on Me (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.
Votes: 14,667 | Gross: $31.91M
27. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 17,935 | Gross: $5.72M
29. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.
31. Above the Rim (1994)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 10,578 | Gross: $16.04M
32. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,356 | Gross: $24.20M
35. Unexpected (2015)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
36. Poetic Justice (1993)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 9,026 | Gross: $27.52M
37. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 19,217 | Gross: $7.83M
38. Ellen (2016 TV Movie)
A tearaway teenage girl trying to take control of her life forms an amazing and unbreakable bond with a new friend. But can Ellen avoid becoming just another statistic?
39. Fresh (1994)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with... See full summary »
Votes: 9,735 | Gross: $8.09M
40. Won't Back Down (2012)
PG | 121 min | Drama
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Votes: 5,204 | Gross: $5.31M
42. Jason's Lyric (1994)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua... See full summary »
Votes: 2,620 | Gross: $20.85M
43. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Approved | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
46. Crooklyn (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 6,049 | Gross: $13.64M
49. Daybreak (1993 TV Movie)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance
This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.
50. Big Shots (1987)
PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »
Votes: 624 | Gross: $3.39M