Hood/Gangsters/Ghetto movies

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1. Hot Boyz (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and ... See full summary »

Director: Master P | Stars: Gary Busey, Silkk Tha Shocker, Jeff Speakman, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 933

2. Waist Deep (2006)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Shawn Parr

Votes: 8,777 | Gross: $21.32M

3. South Central (1992)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 4,215 | Gross: $1.37M

4. Friday (1995)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 87,138 | Gross: $27.47M

5. The Janky Promoters (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Jeezy, Lahmard J. Tate

Votes: 1,270

6. 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.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 17,418 | Gross: $24.20M

7. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

Votes: 20,197 | Gross: $20.15M

9. The Players Club (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder, Chrystale Wilson

Votes: 5,651 | Gross: $23.03M

10. In Too Deep (1999)

R | 95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

53 Metascore

Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 5,189 | Gross: $14.00M

11. Soul Plane (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions.

Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: Dwayne Adway, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart

Votes: 19,909 | Gross: $13.92M

12. State Property (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Crime, Action

9 Metascore

Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the ... See full summary »

Director: Abdul Malik Abbott | Stars: Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek, Damon Dash

Votes: 1,758 | Gross: $2.10M

13. State Property 2 (2005)

R | 94 min | Musical, Action, Crime

33 Metascore

Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.

Director: Damon Dash | Stars: Beanie Sigel, N.O.R.E., Damon Dash, Michael Bentt

Votes: 1,285 | Gross: $1.68M

14. Diamond Dawgs (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Platinum, Million and Dreamz are the members of a highly successful rap group called the High Rollaz. They are rich, famous and have very high expectations for their next album. Everything ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Rogers | Stars: Avnit Arora, Azur-De, James Bargeman, Adam Cardon

Votes: 122

15. The Wash (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy

18 Metascore

With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting ... See full summary »

Director: DJ Pooh | Stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Albano, Tic

Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $10.10M

16. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 8,942 | Gross: $3.04M

17. Set It Off (1996)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 12,042 | Gross: $36.05M

18. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 11,436 | Gross: $26.39M

19. House Party 2 (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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.

Directors: George Jackson, Doug McHenry | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Bowlegged Lou

Votes: 5,375 | Gross: $19.28M

20. House Party 3 (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the rockin'est bachelor party ever - until '... See full summary »

Director: Eric Meza | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards, Angela Means

Votes: 3,961 | Gross: $19.28M

21. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 40,403 | Gross: $30.98M

22. Dough Boys (2009)

93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

For the "Dough Boys" every day is a struggle to survive. Determined to make something of their lives, these four friends work any hustle no matter how risky. But when they bite off more ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Harvell | Stars: Amanda Aardsma, Tiara Ashleigh, Louis Bernstein, Richard Brooks

Votes: 121

23. The Eddie Black Story (2009)

85 min | Crime

Eddie Black is a first year college student on the honor role, but after financial hardship and a broken heart, he attempts refuge in a street gang called Decepticons.

Director: Shawn Baker | Stars: Shawn Baker, Warren Braithwaite, Caktuz, Rissa Davis

Votes: 89

24. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Votes: 43,432 | Gross: $20.11M

25. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody, John Enos III

Votes: 7,135

26. Repos (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

In this extremely hilarious comedy, Tea (Master P) and Coffee (Michael Blackson) are two repo men who work for Mr. Henderson (Katt Williams) at Banks Repo. While trying to break their "repo... See full summary »

Directors: Sal Martino, Master P | Stars: Michael Blackson, Master P, Katt Williams, Anthony Johnson

Votes: 6,731

27. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Votes: 36,086 | Gross: $22.20M

28. Strapped (1993 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges ... See full summary »

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: William James Stiggers Jr., Chi Ali, Bokeem Woodbine, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 798

29. Ride (1998)

R | 90 min | Comedy

A group of young people leave Harlem for a bus trip down to Miami. The voyage starts off with problems, but it ends up becoming a learning experience, as they end up learning things about ... See full summary »

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Melissa De Sousa, John Witherspoon, Cedric the Entertainer, Malik Yoba

Votes: 640 | Gross: $5.48M

30. I Got the Hook Up (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Michael Martin | Stars: Master P, Anthony Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Frantz Turner

Votes: 1,883 | Gross: $10.31M

31. The Next Hit (2008)

R | 98 min | Mystery

"The Next Hit" is a mystery suspense thriller about a record company that takes an unorthodox approach to boosting sales; which is to put out a 'hit' on their marquee talent's life with ... See full summary »

Director: Antwan Smith | Stars: Anabelle Acosta, Rod Ball, Craig Bonaventura, Rishard Brown

Votes: 65

32. Streets of Blood (2009 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Val Kilmer, 50 Cent, Sharon Stone, Michael Biehn

Votes: 3,612

33. Gun (2010)

R | 82 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A drama set in the world of gun-running.

Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: 50 Cent, Val Kilmer, AnnaLynne McCord, James Remar

Votes: 3,411

34. Dead Man Running (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash ... See full summary »

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Clint Koroan, Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka, 50 Cent, Ashley Walters

Votes: 3,743

35. Doing Hard Time (2004 Video)

R | 100 min | Drama, Action

A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Boris Kodjoe, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sticky Fingaz, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 1,127

36. Ride or Die (2003 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Music

Super fly P. I. gets bad guys the cops can't touch.

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Duane Martin, Vivica A. Fox, Meagan Good, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 685

37. Lockdown (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.

Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Richard T. Jones, De'aundre Bonds, Gabriel Casseus, Master P

Votes: 2,246 | Gross: $0.45M

38. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 10,595 | Gross: $27.52M

39. Four Brothers (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

When their adopted mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigated the murder for themselves & look for the killers but not all is what it seems.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 122,027 | Gross: $74.49M

40. Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

48 Metascore

Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington

Votes: 101,828 | Gross: $65.33M

41. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

50 Metascore

Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Cassie Ventura, Adam Sevani

Votes: 74,552 | Gross: $58.02M

42. Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

45 Metascore

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner

Votes: 52,111 | Gross: $42.40M

43. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 101,114 | Gross: $26.42M

44. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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 »

Director: Doug McHenry | Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $20.85M

45. How High (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

29 Metascore

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

Votes: 48,567 | Gross: $31.16M

46. Steppin: The Movie (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Music

3.5