The Best Hood Movies Films
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 46,970 votes 6,440 voters 906,150 views 75 items f p @
57 of 9

The Best Hood Movies

List Criteria: Movies must take place in an urban ghetto

Best hood movies includes some of the greatest hood films set in, and about, the 'hood. Hood films began appearing in the late '80s and early '90s, with the most widely-known examples being Boyz n the Hood and Hustle n Flow. These films explore themes of life in African-American urban communities, including poverty, violence, gang involvement, education, sports, and music. Any hood movies list would be incomplete without a mention of Friday or Next Friday - both classic hood movies. More recently, these types of films have fallen out of favor, as many became cliched, being parodied and even garnering criticism for promoting stereotypes. That said, 1980s and 1990s classic hood movies are a testament to top-quality film making - even hood movies from the 21st century are popular and entertaining to dedicated audiences. Hood films deal with urban black culture, often touching on the various struggles of growing up in that type of environment. Vote for your favorites, whether hilarious comedies or heart-wrenching dramas, and check out Ranker's list of the best black movies.

  • 6 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 2670
    - 201

    the people's #1
    John Singleton, Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    ) open buy at  
  2. 2
    + 2158
    - 208

    added by zxray
    Chris Tucker, Ice Cube, Bernie Mac

    ) open buy at  
  3. 3
    + 1419
    - 220

    Ethan Hawke, Dr. Dre, Tom Berenger

    ) open buy at  
  4. 4
    + 1280
    - 213

    Judd Nelson, Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles

    ) open buy at  
  5. 5
    + 2297
    - 152

    ranked low on reranks
    Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate, Charles S. Dutton

    ) open buy at  
  6. 6
    + 1035
    - 359

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Eminem

    ) open buy at  
  7. 7
    + 1702
    - 182

    ranked low on reranks
    Queen Latifah, Ernest R. Dickerson, Samuel L. Jackson

    ) open buy at  
  8. 8
    + 1109
    - 223

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah

    ) open buy at  
  9. 9
    + 1129
    - 268

    most listed
    Mekhi Phifer, Jonas Chernick, Pedro Salvin

    ) open buy at  
  10. 10
    + 867
    - 202

    Ludacris, DJ Paul, Terrence Howard

    ) open buy at  
  11. 11
    + 843
    - 192

    Tyrese Gibson, Josh Charles, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    ) open buy at  
  12. 12
    + 931
    - 201

    Marlon Wayans, Bernie Mac, Tonya Pinkins

    ) open buy at  
  13. 13
    + 934
    - 213

    Nas, DMX, Sean Paul

    ) open buy at  
  14. 14
    + 811
    - 250

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ashley Walters, Russell Hornsby, Terrence Howard

    ) open buy at  
  15. 15
    + 869
    - 149

    Chris Tucker, Tony Sirico, Larenz Tate

    ) open buy at  
  16. 16
    + 577
    - 183

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nas, Mýa, LL Cool J

    ) open buy at  
  17. 17
    + 1011
    - 194

    Tyrese Gibson, Ving Rhames, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

    ) open buy at  
  18. 18
    + 857
    - 175

    Billy Zane, Keanu Reeves, Regina King

    ) open buy at  
  19. 19
    + 737
    - 179

    added by zxray
    Marlon Wayans, Bernie Mac, Keenen Ivory Wayans

    ) open buy at  
  20. 20
    + 661
    - 251

    often listed
    Big Boi, T.I., DJ Drama

    ) open buy at  
  21. 21
    + 480
    - 213

    Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, John Turturro

    ) open buy at  
  22. 22
    + 593
    - 75

    added by shjaalsz
    Cuba Gooding Jr., RZA, Roger Bart

    ) open buy at  
  23. 23
    + 548
    - 197

    often listed
    Bob Costas, Ashanti, Debbi Morgan

    ) open buy at  
  24. 24
    + 730
    - 137

    Glenn Plummer, Carl Lumbly, Byron Minns

    ) open buy at  
  25. 25
    + 554
    - 201

    Sean Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jean-Claude La Marre

    ) open buy at  
  26. 26
    + 453
    - 159

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Lisa Nicole Carson, Forest Whitaker

    ) open buy at  
  27. 27
    + 505
    - 102

    ranked low on reranks & added by AllenAlbossDay
    Robert Duvall, María Conchita Alonso, Don Cheadle

    ) open buy at  
  28. 28
    + 444
    - 171

    Tyrese Gibson, Larenz Tate, Kasi Lemmons

    ) open buy at  
  29. 29
    + 460
    - 153

    Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Martin Lawrence

    ) open buy at  
  30. 30
    + 335
    - 127

    Wesley Snipes, Ernie Hudson, Joe Dallesandro

    ) open buy at  
  31. 31
    + 346
    - 169

    Dwayne Johnson, L. Scott Caldwell, Jurnee Smollett

    ) open buy at  
  32. 32
    + 345
    - 116

    added by zxray
    Edward James Olmos, Jacob Vargas, Evelina Fernandez

    ) open buy at  
  33. 33
    + 340
    - 162

    added by AllenAlbossDay
    Amil Whitehead, Randolph Curtis Rand, Rell

    ) open buy at  
  34. 34
    + 288
    - 75

    added by DǝVa
    Spalding Gray, Method Man, Héctor Elizondo

    ) open buy at  
  35. 35
    + 366
    - 164

    Christine Baranski, Arthur J. Nascarella, Leslie Nipkow

    ) open buy at  
  36. 36
    + 258
    - 165

    John Turturro, Frances Foster, Delroy Lindo

    ) open buy at  
  37. 37
    + 296
    - 166

    Mario, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey

    ) open buy at  
  38. 38
    + 254
    - 137

    Method Man, Tony Plana, Kelly Rowan

    ) open buy at  
  39. 39
    + 240
    - 177

    often listed
    Master P, Dick Anthony Williams, Gary Busey

    ) open buy at  
  40. 40
    + 293
    - 38

    added by teddybear1029
    Chris Tucker, Ice Cube, Michael Rapaport

    ) open buy at  
  41. 41
    + 297
    - 42

    added by teddybear1029
    Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Anna Maria Horsford

    ) open buy at  
  42. 42
    + 132
    - 42

    added by teddybear1029
    Rusty Cundieff, Roger Guenveur Smith, Paula Jai Parker

    ) open buy at  
  43. 43
    + 208
    - 154

    added by rieeriee
    Kanye West, Tim Gallin, Capone

    ) open buy at  
  44. 44
    + 229
    - 125

    added by bigbaby0513
    Richard Lawson, Clarence Williams III, Angelle Brooks

    ) open buy at  
  45. 45
    + 179
    - 92

    added by harrychessman
    Vincent Schiavelli, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, Mike Epps

    ) open buy at  
  46. 46
    + 170
    - 156

    ranked high on reranks & added by zxray
    Billy Bob Thornton, Delroy Lindo, Ving Rhames AKA Blood In Blood Out

    ) open buy at  
  47. 47
    + 138
    - 70

    added by DariusKing
    Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled, Louie Rankin

    ) open buy at  
  48. 48
    + 194
    - 158

    DMX, Clifton Powell, Antwon Tanner

    ) open buy at  
  49. 49
    + 155
    - 96

    added by harrychessman
    Seu Jorge, Gero Camilo, Jonathan Haagensen

    ) open buy at  
  50. 50
    + 178
    - 164

    Katherine Celio, Michael Klinger, Artem Mishin

    ) open buy at  
76 +

Something missing? Add it!

items 1 - 50 of 75

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists