Straight to the 'hood

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1. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 6,324 | Gross: $11.80M

2. 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: 37,575 | Gross: $22.20M

3. 2Eleven (2015)

107 min | Action

2Eleven is the tale of two brothers hustling to survive in the streets of Detroit. Zo, the calm, ambitious brother, wants nothing more than to give his daughter, Natty, a better life while ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Scott | Stars: Vince Arians, Chamar Avery, Delores Harris, Martell Lane

Votes: 89

4. 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: 117,048 | Gross: $57.50M

5. 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: 48,559 | Gross: $27.90M

6. 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: 13,090 | Gross: $16.04M

7. 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: 13,129 | Gross: $36.05M

8. 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: 5,975 | Gross: $23.03M

9. 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: 2,004 | Gross: $10.31M

10. Shottas (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

Wayne and Biggs grow up together on the tough and dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Eventually moving to Miami, they begin a ruthless climb to the top of a criminal enterprise as they aggressively take control of the Jamaican mob.

Director: Cess Silvera | Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Louie Rankin, Paul Campbell

Votes: 3,901

11. Super Fly (1972)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris

Votes: 6,049

12. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 4,287 | Gross: $15.18M

13. Third World Cop (1999)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

28 Metascore

A police officer returns to his neighborhood in Kingston, Jamaica to find himself in conflict with his childhood friend who is now the right-hand-man of the local gang-lord in a gun-running racket. Jamaica's highest-grossing film to date.

Director: Chris Browne | Stars: Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Carl Bradshaw, Winston 'Bello' Bell

Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.04M

14. 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: 29,819 | Gross: $47.62M

15. 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: 1,846 | Gross: $2.10M

16. 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: 1,327 | Gross: $1.68M

17. Surviving R. Kelly (2019)

TV-MA | 306 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

Stars: Tarana Burke, Kathy Chaney, Andrea Kelly, Candice Norcott

Votes: 3,020

18. Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Allen Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael Taliferro, William L. Johnson

Votes: 1,219

19. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

52 Metascore

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco

Votes: 1,292

20. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.

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

Votes: 3,380 | Gross: $20.85M

21. Bébé's Kids (1992)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

To impress his new girlfriend, a man agrees to look after her friend's kids, only to find that they are uncontrollably rambunctious.

Director: Bruce W. Smith | Stars: Faizon Love, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Robin Harris, Wayne Collins

Votes: 4,568 | Gross: $8.44M

22. 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: 22,254 | Gross: $20.15M



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