The Best Gang Movies Films
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The Best Gang Movies

List Criteria: Movies must deal with gangs and gangland violence.

List of the best gang movies. These are films that focus on gangs, life as a gang member, and the conflicts between rival street gangs. This genre can also include hood movies, heist movies and various other sub-genres. Unlike hood movies, however, gang films can be much more stylized as well as take place during various decades and points in time. Life on the street can be difficult, to say the least. The conflict spawned be such an environment can make for great drama and storytelling.

What are the top street gang movies of all time? The movies on this list are some of the best thug-life films anywhere, but if you believe we've missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself.

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    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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    Mercedes Ruehl, James Remar, Robert Townsend

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    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario López

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    Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Beverly D'Angelo

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    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

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    Chris Rock, Judd Nelson, Ice-T

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Martinez

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    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Mary Sheyla

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    Olympia Dukakis, Karen Allen, Ken Wahl

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    Glenn Plummer, Carl Lumbly, Lexie Bigham

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    Hector Jimenez, Tenoch Huerta, Kristyan Ferrer

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins, Jr.

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    Elijah Wood, Claire Forlani, Charlie Hunnam

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    Janet Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Tupac Shakur

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    Ice Cube, Ice-T, Bill Paxton

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    James Franco, Debbie Harry, Frankie Muniz

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Ving Rhames, Benjamin Bratt

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    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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    Michael J. Fox, Roddy McDowall, Al Waxman

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