Top 10 Hood Movies


what happens in the hood stays in the hood I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth welcome to watchmojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 hood films get us off your shoulders you know give me shut up you better make that money oh yeah for this list we’ve chosen those movies that have given us the grittiest most memorable depictions of living and working in the hood ac number 10 new jack city set during America’s war on crack cocaine Mario Van Peebles directorial debut tackles life on the streets of New York City with smarts vitality and thrills backed by an awesome soundtrack you Jack city also boasts an engaging plot and tons of cast chemistry in addition to Van Peebles acting turn the crime flick will also be remembered for wesley snipes crime boss Nino brown and ice-t as the undercover detective who wants to bring the drug dealer down yeah that’s right little junkie just like you so my mother back in 1974 didn’t take no money didn’t take no jury did pass took a life you know what I’m saying number nine juice thanks to its great pace and frenetic rhythm there isn’t a dull moment to be had in juice ready to died through strong performances by rappers like the late great Tupac and Omar Epps as the aspiring DJ this crime drama depicts the lengths to which a person would go in the hood to garner the respect and admiration of his peers [Music] when you come with that bullshit gun oh right the answer is that it always comes with a price it’s a violent angry but poignant look and it works number eight Friday and what triggered having just been sacked from his job Craig and his best friend smokey spend the day smoking up in their south-central neighborhood while dealing with the host of troubles that surround them you don’t drag me into this one of those problems is trying to figure out a way to get the cash they owed rug dealer big worm by 10:00 p.m. that night what’s up ray thanks for the bike but you got my 40 homie I thought you had $200 I do but what’s been raised money the hilarious hijinks that ensue bring out the sometimes comedic side of the hood while Friday’s energy helps set the film apart from other movies in the genre man ain’t Enron smoking weed weed is from the earth number seven City of God Garcia future mood I’m a vida my / – a douche Sequoyah Bishop burger it’s offical Bishop for me it’s a fancy disco era cruise director Fernando Miguel doesn’t flinch when it comes to shooting a film about the gangsters of Rio this Brazilian movie can be brutally violent and all too realistic at times you can wear non-professional actors from the slums were cast for this feverishly gritty but unforgettable crime drama so we’ll be rejuvenated to Samui I’m a small Dutch you make flinch at times but there’s no denying Michels scenes in City of God are beautifully choreographed and the film’s for Oscar nominations as well as it’s important message make it all too hard to forget ya see my love Amir’s amiable it’s a jicama key question Emile that’s the same place in the mirror number 6 8 mile I hear you’re a dope rapper the dope rapper yeah who told you I was a dope rapper you know it’s around in this hip hop flick director Curtis Hanson brought out the intensity of Eminem so well that we think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who could ignore it I don’t know what they told you Mike must had him cornrows rolled too tight his job we want to quit but you can’t you worked at this plant so long you’re a plant look at your goddamn boots right sakes is starting to grow roots this biopic about an inner city guys struggles in the hood was as raw and powerful as the oscar-winning Eminem song for the film called lose yourself yeah studio top to top things off the thrilling rap battle that ends 8 mile sealed the deal about slim Shady’s dramatic abilities give it is great yeah they call me ready this is the total race [Applause] the rapper really can’t act and then some number five Latin a youth is beaten to unconsciousness by cops in the hood the event makes the news and his friends vow revenge if he dies it’s you unfair do you know something I thought to be beautiful but you cannot equate opposite day this biting drama and suspense from director masuka’s of its does not pick or choose sides the police are brutal the street youth is reprehensible and the parents are absently oblivious so when did you say always I’m in Mensa na n is a scary thing to watch especially when the shots finally ring out but it’s also mesmerizing powerful and emotional just like a kitty my number for training day is a training day off toy show you around give you a taste of business you know a rookie cop a corrupt cop and a society on damage control Denzel Washington’s bad cop is one for the ages as he trains ethan hawke on his first day with the force since you can’t keep your mouth shut long enough for me to read my paper tell me a story in the process he shows him there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to police work and that the sinking corruption in their profession is present everywhere the streets are the background for these two cops who go through a day they will never soon forget that is if they can make it through alive training day is raw unforgettable and filled with strong and believable performances yeah that’s right you better walk away go walk away cuz I’m a burn this mother down King Kong ain’t got me number three do the right thing time out time out go take a jail director Spike Lee wanted to make a movie that would stir things up and light a fire inside our bellies [Applause] well what do the right thing you made it with this incendiary statement we shows us an unblinking look at racism on the streets of New York City upon a war man asks our Wright brothers on the wall Mookie is a pizza delivery boy who works for an italian-american named Sal who also happens to be the father of one bigoted son and one who isn’t with two Oscar nominations and a realistic but riveting look at discrimination Lee shows us both sides of the story in this comedy drama that skill entertains today this is the man talking all right all right doctor come on what all the way to do the right thing that’s it that’s it I got it I’m gone number two menace to society in the directorial debut of Allen and Albert Hughes a young street hustler tries to escape the rigors and temptations of the hood you ain’t doing jack shit he and the way that I see it you’ll be dead or you’ll be in jail wanting to get out before it’s too late and start a new King finds out it’s easier said than done especially when your entire life family friends gangs is built around this menacing society the Hughes brothers nailed every detail with this potent persuasive and chilling take on life on the streets as an african-american teen being a black man in America isn’t easy the hunt is on and you are the prey before we unveil our top pick here are a few honorable mentions going you’re gonna make las vegas we got is get the fuck out you don’t hear me my son umber one boys in the hood turn your punk ass ho it may have been just his directorial debut but John Singleton’s portrayal of the social problems of inner-city Los Angeles is what made boys in the hood such a landmark movie listen I want to do some what my life right I want to be somebody listen let me tell you something then you joined that army you ain’t gonna be nobody following three friends and their struggles conflicts and mishaps in the ghetto the Oscar nominated drama can be considered the originator of the hood film why is it that there’s a gun shop on almost every corner in this community why tell you what for the same reason that there’s a liquor store on almost every corner in the black community why they want us to kill ourselves with a stunning cast incredible direction and an impeccable script we still haven’t forgotten the sting of watching Trey Ricky and Doughboy hustling it up and trying to stay alive give me the mother gun Trey [Music] [Music] do you agree with our list what’s your favorite hood movie with entertaining top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com [Music]

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Hood Movies

  1. Wonder how u missed New Jersey Drive on that list. American me also smh. Scarface and godfather trilogy and Goodfellas.

  2. Paid In Full got honorable mention and City of God only 7? Shame! Shhhamme!!! And what, to make room for crap that Lee made? Yuck..

  3. I love Ice-T in the Movie Surviving the Game.
    But thats not a Hood Movie, thats Wood Movie.

  4. This list is trash, half of these movies aren't even considered "hood" movies. smh

  5. I unsubscribed long ago from your bias channel. The fact that the movie "Strapped" is not anywhere in here is not a surprise, along with a lot of other great movies you would dream of watching

  6. New Jack City, Boys In the Hood, New Jersey Drive, Belly, Juice, South Central, Baby Boy, Blood In Blood out, Menace to society, Colors,! Not in that order but those are the realist

  7. Why is Dead president not on this list..at least it could have been honorable mention

  8. EVEN LIVING IN AUSTRALIA I LOVED BOYS N THE HOOD . Anyone with a dream to do something in life understands the struggle when like Ricky and the others, your not born to rich parents. My dad was a plumber for just over 50+ years. Tough and honest as they come. With out him I wouldn’t be the OLD FASHIONED 36 year old MAN I’ve become. RESPECT WOMEN, BE LOYAL AND PROVIDE FOR THE HOUSE HOLD your living. MORALES ,MORALES ,MORALES kids need their fathers especially boys or they just don’t have a clue what a real tough gentleman is . Arguing like girls and creating drama instead of being the level headed protective rock. BE A FATHER AND RAISE A MAN NOT A CONFUSED FEMININE IDIOT WHO IS A LOST CAUSE… EXAMPLE, when you step foot in a jail what do the men remind you off . Boys in men’s bodies acting like school kids cause no father figure was around to slap 👋 shit out off when they done bad , and even walking correct is picked up by the eyes to stand tall straight and solid. SOCIETY

  9. This a shitty fn list. Some of those movies from other countries. I dont even fn no. What about
    Beat street, breakn, Cooley High, South Central, Belly, Poetic Justice, Krush groovin. Man this list is bs

  10. New Jack city was one of the best but Friday in meance ll society and boyz in the hood those are some legend hood movies💯 💯o yea I forgot to juice thats another one.

  11. Believe it or not… I went thru all the 18000+ comments and NO ONE has mentioned the movie KIDS !! >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9a5tZSKDOU

  12. Um… WHERE'S BABY BOY

    WOW

    this is sad
    Sorry Watchmojo you lost some respect thumbs down

  13. I remember being in high school '90-94' when all these films came out. It was "Do the Right Thing" in 1989, then Boyz in the Hood and New Jack City in 91', Menace to Society and Juice in 92'. There were so many films they spoofed it in "Don't be a Menace in South Central while your drinking you Juice in da Hood". I'd add "Straight Out of Compton" to the list.

  14. Above the rim was so much better than juice it's sad that you didn't even mention it

  15. You flip this list… the top movies are movies NOBODY HAS SEEN… kinda blew it on this one

  16. when i saw this top but wasn´t dangerous minds with nicole kidman i said what kind of top is this shit please.

  17. you have to watch le haine. its a really good european hood movie.
    is blood in blood out a hood movie ?
    what is about bullet ??? 😤

  18. Like Sal said in Do the Right Thing.
    "Get your own Watch Mojo you can leave 8 mile out all you want. This is my place and I pick a White Boy in a movie with no crime."
    Keep talking shit we'll switch Juice with Wizard of Oz.

  19. So…. "city of God" is below the f*cking sh*tty "8 mile"?!?!?! What a load of bull crap!!!!

  20. What white person made this BULLSHIT ass list 🤔 New Jack City #10? I should have stop watching then and why is 8 mile on this list? It's not better than the honorable mentions smh

  21. dead presidents, New Jersey drive, belly, all better good movies then fucking 8 mile, and when did training day become a hood movie????

  22. Yoooo, i knew this was gonna be wack when I saw "hood" in the title. This is the absolute worst list y'all have ever made. How TF is new jack city #10, followed by juice, Friday and city of God? It seems like y'all didn't consult "the hood", thus 8 mile making the list. Smfh…8 mile isn't even one of the best hip hop movies, nevermind it being on a "hood movie" list. F'n training day is a COP movie and nobody in the "hood" considers "do the right thing" to be a street film. good grief… y'all got this ish all F'd up. I give this list 4 thumbs down.

  23. Boys n the Hood was a classic, and possibley the only movie on this list that most people have seen. A list like this would always be incredibly subjective. In the end I think what matters is considering the circumstances that these movies are based on, and the problems they reveal.

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