Ethnic: The Best hood movies

by Kodi-Lists | created - 01 Aug 2017 | updated - 09 Jan 2018 | Public

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1. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

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

Votes: 117,747 | Gross: $57.50M

2. ATL (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: T.I., Lauren London, Evan Ross, Greg Andrews

Votes: 10,464 | Gross: $21.16M

3. Baby Boy (2001)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

In South Central L.A., a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy", faces the commitments of real life.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding

Votes: 12,256 | Gross: $28.73M

4. 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 the Shocker, Jeff Speakman, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 986

5. 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: 9,142 | Gross: $21.32M

6. South Central (1992)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.

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

Votes: 4,726 | Gross: $1.37M

7. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 30,011 | Gross: $47.62M

8. Next Friday (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon

Votes: 35,188 | Gross: $57.33M

9. 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: 94,487 | Gross: $27.47M

10. Friday After Next (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

Two cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track the robber down.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry

Votes: 24,653 | Gross: $32.98M

11. 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: 1,353

12. 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: 18,773 | Gross: $24.20M

13. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 48,798 | Gross: $27.90M

14. 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: 22,414 | Gross: $20.15M

15. 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.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 13,175 | Gross: $16.04M

16. Before I Self Destruct (2009 Video)

R | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a ... See full summary »

Director: 50 Cent | Stars: 50 Cent, Clifton Powell, Elijah Williams, Sasha Del Valle

Votes: 1,642

17. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Votes: 8,787 | Gross: $9.63M

18. Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club (2008 Video)

R | 76 min | Drama

An ex-con goes back to his old ways, wondering if he can ever turn his life around, but things become more complicated when he falls for a woman who makes her living upholding the law.

Director: Ivan Frank | Stars: Game, Taye Hansberry, Ski Carr, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 528

20. 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: 5,992 | Gross: $23.03M

21. Baller Blockin' (2000)

Not Rated | 54 min | Action, Crime

Showing the life(dramatization) of the hot boys or cash money millionaires and how it goes down in the magnolia,dirty cops,drug life and shoot outs with a twist of reality

Director: Steven Esteb | Stars: B.G., Birdman, Jeanette Branch, Juvenile

Votes: 301

22. 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: 5,596 | Gross: $14.00M

23. 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: 20,926 | Gross: $13.92M

24. 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: 1,849 | Gross: $2.10M

25. State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)

R | 94 min | Musical, Action, Crime

33 Metascore

Three Philadelphia-based gangstas -- Beans, Dame and Loco -- are on a collision course with one another for turf. Alliances are forged and broken and lifelong friendships end in violence as each crime lord schemes to get the upper hand.

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

Votes: 1,330 | Gross: $1.68M

26. 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: 131

27. Full Clip (2006)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

Joshua Pope (Busta Rhymes) returns to his childhood home to claim the inheritance his late father has left him only to find that the local police have turned the town upside down and are ... See full summary »

Director: mink | Stars: Shaun Baker, Busta Rhymes, Bubba Smith, Xzibit

Votes: 469

28. The Wash (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy

18 Metascore

Life at the car wash is a place where anything can and does happen to two friends (Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) trying to earn money to pay their rent.

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

Votes: 6,460 | Gross: $10.10M

29. 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: 10,038 | Gross: $3.04M

30. Set It Off (1996)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

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

Votes: 13,204 | Gross: $36.05M

31. 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: 12,477 | Gross: $26.39M

32. 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: 5,786 | Gross: $19.28M

33. House Party 3 (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the best bachelor party ever - until 'Kid's' three wise-crackin' nephews come to town, intent on showing them what parties are all about.

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

Votes: 4,401 | Gross: $19.28M

34. A Day in the Life (II) (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Sticky Fingaz | Stars: Alvin 'Porky' Holland, Bokeem Woodbine, Chris Fleming, Clarence Williams III

Votes: 546

35. 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: 42,652 | Gross: $30.98M

36. 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: 127

37. 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: 91

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

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice".

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

Votes: 46,128 | Gross: $20.11M

39. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 7,619 | Gross: $5.79M

40. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Jewish junkie is paroled after 8 years in prison, and once back on the street, rips off a drug dealer whom he already had a grudge against. The drug dealer hires an enforcer to retaliate,... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,548

41. 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: 6,796

42. Mo' Money (1992)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A petty crook stalks a cute girl into an office building and is taken for a job applicant. Conning gets him the job. It's in the mail room of new credit cards. 2 superiors are worse crooks.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans, Joe Santos

Votes: 6,749 | Gross: $40.23M

43. 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: 37,676 | Gross: $22.20M

44. 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: 886

45. Breaking Point (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

24 Metascore

"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep-seated conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano | Stars: Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, Musetta Vander

Votes: 637

46. Ride (1998)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.5