Eazy E once rapped, "Cuz the boys in the hood are always hard/You come talking that trash and we'll pull your card/Knowin' nothin' in life but to be legit/Don't quote me boy, I ain't said shit." These '90s hood films, like Eazy E's raps, portrayed the harsh reality of life in the inner city.
In this list of the top ‘90s hood movies, you will also find a touch of comedy. Films such as Friday, starring rapper Ice Cube and comedian Chris Tucker, put a lighter spin on life in the hood. Friday was F. Gary Gray’s first film. Spike Lee also directed classic ‘90s hood movies, like Clockers and He Got Game, starring Denzel Washington and basketball star, Ray Allen.
Here, you’ll also find many popular ‘90s rappers in prominent roles. Tupac Shakur appeared in several good ‘90s hood movies, including Gridlock’d and Above the Rim. If only Eazy E had lived to see some of these...
Vote up the best '90s hood movies, then check out our list of funny hood movies.
- 27735Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men... more
- 26633Menace II Society is a 1993 drama/hood film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen... more
- 19168Juice is a 1992 American drama thriller directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, written by Ernest R.... more
- 20189Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial... more
- 15062New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise... more
- 9424This film is a 1995 American film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and... more
- 9127Above the Rim is a 1994 American drama directed by Jeff Pollack. The screenplay was written by... more
- 6424New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about joy riding working class teenagers in 1990s Newark, New... more
- 6738Who's the Man? is a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film... more
- 6849Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialFresh is a 1994 film written and directed by Boaz Yakin in his film directorial debut, also... more
- 5739He Got Game is a 1998 American sports-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It stars... more
- 9379South Central is a 1992 American crime drama film, written and directed by Stephen Milburn... more
- 3618Gridlock'd is a 1997 comedy-drama film starring Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, and Thandie Newton. It... more
- 4538Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film... more
- 5955House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play... more
- Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American... more
- 4338Clockers is a 1995 American drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the... more
- 3529One Eight Seven is a 1997 drama/crime/thriller film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was the... more
- 110Blood In Blood Out (a.k.a. Bound by Honor) is a 1993 American crime-drama film directed by... more
- 3430Hot Boyz is a 1999/2000 action film written and directed by Master P. It stars Silkk the... more
- 80Booty Call is a 1997 comedy film, written by J. Stanford Parker and Takashi Bufford, and... more
- 70Belly is a 1998 American film, directed by music video director Hype Williams, in his film... more
- 40Caught Up is a 1998 American crime-drama film written and directed by Darin Scott. The film... more
- 20B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring... more
- 41Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the... more