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1. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

2. Friday (1995)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends... See full summary »

Writers: Ice Cube, DJ Pooh | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

3. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Writer: John Singleton | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

4. Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the... See full summary »

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer | Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis

5. A Man Apart (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

Writers: Christian Gudegast, Paul Scheuring | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Vin Diesel, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate, Geno Silva

6. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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43 Metascore

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.

Writers: Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson | Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood, Taye Diggs

7. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard Di Lello | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

8. Sunset Beach (1997–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.0
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »

Creators: Robert Guza Jr., Josh Griffith, Charles Pratt Jr. | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens, Susan Ward, Lance Gutterman

9. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

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.

Writer: John Singleton | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

10. Wassup Rockers (2005)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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56 Metascore

Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Clark, Matthew Frost | Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez, Usvaldo Panameno

11. The '60s (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 172 min | Drama

6.9
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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Couturié, Robert Greenfield, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Jerry O'Connell, Jeremy Sisto

12. I Got the Hook Up (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy

3.8
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Two small time scam artists, Black and Blue, sell boom boxes and broken TVs from their van at the parking lot. When, by mistake, a shipment of cellular phones gets to them, it doesn't take long before FBI and gangsters are after them.

Writers: Master P, Leroy Douglas, Carrie Mungo | Director: Michael Martin | Stars: Master P, Anthony Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Frantz Turner

13. 3 Strikes (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy

3.8
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11 Metascore

Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change ... See full summary »

Writer: DJ Pooh | Director: DJ Pooh | Stars: Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright, Faizon Love, E-40

14. Rize (2005)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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74 Metascore

Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

Director: David LaChapelle | Stars: Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon, La Niña

15. Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy

4.2
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The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.

Writers: Coke Daniels, Edward Laird | Director: Coke Daniels | Stars: Too $hort, Dian Bachar, Malik Barnhardt, Howie Bell

16. Down for Life (2009)

R | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Alan Jacobs, Trina Calderón, Michael Winerip | Director: Alan Jacobs | Stars: Jessica Romero, Danny Glover, Snoop Dogg, Laz Alonso

17. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

Writer: Rusty Cundieff | Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

18. Judgment Day (1999 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Cultists with an enigmatic leader (Mario Van Peebles) seize the only man capable of devising a way to stop a giant meteor from hitting the Earth. Agents (Suzy Amis, Ice-T) are then sent to ... See full summary »

Writer: William Carson | Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Ice-T, Suzy Amis, Mario Van Peebles, Coolio

19. Black Belt Jones (1974)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.

Writers: Oscar Williams, Fred Weintraub, Alexandra Rose | Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

20. Thicker Than Water (1999)

R | 91 min | Drama

4.8
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In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Nyle Brown, Julie Shannon | Director: Richard Cummings Jr. | Stars: Mack 10, Fat Joe, Ice Cube, MC Eiht

21. Riot (1997 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.4
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In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »

Writers: David C. Johnson, Galen Yuen, Joseph B. Vasquez, Richard Di Lello | Directors: Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, Alex Munoz, Galen Yuen | Stars: Dante Basco, Kieu Chinh, Mako, Alexis Cruz

22. Heat Wave (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Writer: Michael Lazarou | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

23. Cutthroat Alley (2003)

R | 95 min | Horror

2.1
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Timothy Wayne Folsome's urban horror film Cutthroat Alley features a masked serial killer who slits the throats of each of his victims in the hood of South Central Los Angeles. The film ... See full summary »

Writer: Timothy Wayne Folsome | Director: Timothy Wayne Folsome | Stars: Bizzy Bone, Stacy Arnell, Janice Palmer, Cisco Reyes

24. No Loans Today (1995)

Documentary

7.5
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Post-riot South Central LA through the lens of a pawnshop.

Director: Lisanne Skyler