The Best Hood Movies Films
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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.
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins, Jr.

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    added by zxray Billy Bob Thornton, Ving Rhames, Benjamin Bratt AKA Blood In Blood Out

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    added by ScottArchibald Cuba Gooding, Jr., Brian Dennehy, Robert Loggia

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tia Carrere, Pam Grier, Tatyana Ali

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Cung Le

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro, Alex Rocco

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