The Best Gang Movies Films

The Best Gang Movies

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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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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    The Warriors

    Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend, James Remar

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    Menace II Society

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

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    Colors

    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle

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    American Me

    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    The Outsiders

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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    American History X

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    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    A Bronx Tale

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Friday

    Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

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    New Jack City

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    Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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    End of Watch

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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    City of God

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    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele

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    The Wanderers

    Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis, Ken Wahl

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    South Central

    Glenn Plummer, Carl Lumbly, Byron Minns

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    Hector Jimenez, Diana Garcia, Tenoch Huerta

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    One Eight Seven

    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

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    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
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    Juice

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    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani

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    Four Brothers

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    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

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    Poetic Justice

    Janet Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Tupac Shakur

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    Trespass

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    Ice Cube, Ice-T, Bill Paxton

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Deuces Wild

    James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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    Bound by Honor

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Ving Rhames, Benjamin Bratt

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    Assault on Precinct 13

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    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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    Bullet

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    Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur, Peter Dinklage

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    Clockers

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    Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro

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    Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Wyllie

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    Rumble Fish

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    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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    Gladiator

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis

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    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin Dafoe's over the top portrayal of Raven is BadA$$

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    Summer of Sam

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    Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

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    Strapped

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    Michael Biehn, Bokeem Woodbine, Craig Wasson

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    China Girl

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    David Caruso, James Russo, Russell Wong

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    The New Kids

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    James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Eric Stoltz

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    3:15

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    Adam Baldwin, Rene Auberjonois, Wayne Crawford

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    Tuff Turf

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    Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Kim Richards

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    Class of 1984

    Michael J. Fox, Roddy McDowall, Perry King

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