20 Movies Like The Chi

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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station
Fruitvale Station
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 36 wins & 57 nominations
Writer: Ryan Coogler
Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Fruitvale Station” is a film based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young African American man who was fatally shot by a police officer at Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, California. The movie follows the last day of Grant’s life, exploring themes of racial profiling, police brutality, and the impact of his death on his loved ones.

Moonlight

Moonlight
Moonlight
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 99/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 233 wins & 309 nominations total
Writer: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Actors: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Language: English
Country: United States
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Moonlight is a coming-of-age film that follows the life of a young African-American man named Chiron as he navigates his identity, sexuality, and struggles with self-acceptance in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Through three defining chapters of his life, the movie explores themes of masculinity, love, and the search for connection and understanding.

Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 27 nominations total
Writer: John Singleton
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Boyz n the Hood” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the lives of three young African-American men growing up in South Central Los Angeles. It explores themes of race, violence, and the challenges they face in their neighborhood, highlighting the importance of family and education in breaking the cycle of poverty and crime.

Menace II Society

Menace II Society
Menace II Society
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes, Tyger Williams
Actors: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Menace II Society” is a 1993 American crime drama film that follows the life of a young man named Caine, growing up in the violent and crime-ridden streets of South Central Los Angeles. The movie explores themes of poverty, gang culture, and the struggle to escape the cycle of violence and poverty.

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 21 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Spike Lee
Actors: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Language: English, Italian, Spanish, Korean
Country: United States
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“Do the Right Thing” is a 1989 film directed by Spike Lee that explores racial tensions and conflicts in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The movie follows a hot summer day that escalates into a violent confrontation between the residents and the police, highlighting the complexities of race relations and the consequences of unchecked prejudice.

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 28 wins & 40 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge
Actors: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
Language: English
Country: United States, Japan
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“Straight Outta Compton” is a biographical drama film that chronicles the rise of the influential rap group N.W.A. from their humble beginnings in Compton, California, to their controversial success in the late 1980s. The movie explores their impact on the music industry, their struggles with censorship, and the personal and professional conflicts that ultimately led to their disbandment.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 22 wins & 38 nominations
Writer: Audrey Wells, Angie Thomas
Actors: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hate U Give” is a movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas. It follows the story of a young black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer, and her journey as she navigates between her predominantly black neighborhood and the predominantly white school she attends, while finding her voice and fighting for justice.

Precious

Precious
Precious
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 113 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Geoffrey Fletcher, Sapphire
Actors: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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The movie “Precious” is about a young woman named Claireece “Precious” Jones who endures a life of abuse and hardship, but finds hope and strength through education and support from others. It is a powerful and emotional story of resilience and triumph over adversity.

Dope

Dope
Dope
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Awards: 5 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Rick Famuyiwa
Actors: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The movie “Dope” follows a high school geek named Malcolm and his friends as they navigate the dangerous streets of Inglewood, California, after a chance encounter with a drug dealer leads them on a wild adventure involving drugs, music, and identity.

South Central

South Central
South Central
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Stephen Milburn Anderson, Donald Bakeer
Actors: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham
Language: English
Country: United States
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“South Central” is a crime drama film that follows the story of a reformed gang member who tries to protect his son from getting involved in the same dangerous lifestyle he once led. The movie explores themes of redemption, family, and the cycle of violence in South Central Los Angeles.

Friday

Friday
Friday
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Ice Cube, DJ Pooh
Actors: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Friday movie is a comedy about two friends, Craig and Smokey, who spend a day getting into various misadventures in their neighborhood while trying to come up with the money they owe to a drug dealer.

Set It Off

Set It Off
Set It Off
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Takashi Bufford, Kate Lanier
Actors: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Set It Off” is a crime thriller film that follows four friends from Los Angeles who turn to bank robbery to escape their financial struggles. As they successfully execute a series of heists, they find themselves caught in a dangerous spiral of violence and betrayal.

ATL

ATL
ATL
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Tina Gordon, Antwone Fisher
Actors: Tip 'T.I.' Harris, Lauren London, Evan Ross
Language: English
Country: United States
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The ATL movie is about a group of friends navigating their way through life in Atlanta, Georgia, as they face challenges, dreams, and the complexities of love and friendship. It explores themes of coming-of-age, ambition, and the pursuit of dreams in an urban setting.

Juice

Juice
Juice
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Ernest R. Dickerson, Gerard Brown
Actors: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Juice movie is about four Harlem friends who turn to drug dealing to achieve success and wealth, but ultimately face the consequences of their actions as their lives spiral out of control. It explores themes of power, violence, and the destructive nature of ambition.

Baby Boy

Baby Boy
Baby Boy
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 14 nominations
Writer: John Singleton
Actors: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Baby Boy” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the life of Jody, a young African American man living in South Central Los Angeles, as he navigates the challenges of adulthood, relationships, and fatherhood while grappling with the consequences of his immaturity and irresponsibility. The film explores themes of masculinity, family dynamics, and the cycle of violence in urban communities.

Love & Basketball

Love
Love
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Actors: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin
Language: English, French
Country: France, Belgium
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“Love & Basketball” is a romantic drama that follows the intertwined lives of two childhood friends, Monica and Quincy, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional basketball players while navigating their complicated relationship. The film explores themes of love, friendship, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment.

Coach Carter

Coach Carter
Coach Carter
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 3 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“Coach Carter” is a sports drama film that follows the true story of a high school basketball coach who takes over a struggling team and instills discipline, academic excellence, and personal growth among his players, leading them to success both on and off the court. The movie explores themes of teamwork, perseverance, and the importance of education in achieving one’s goals.

American Son

American Son
American Son
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 34/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. 7 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Demos-Brown
Actors: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American Son” is a drama film that follows a mother’s desperate search for answers about her missing teenage son, while tackling themes of race, identity, and police brutality in America. Set in a Miami police station, the film explores the complexities of race relations and the emotional toll it takes on a family.

Blindspotting

Blindspotting
Blindspotting
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 24 nominations
Writer: Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
Actors: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blindspotting” is a film that follows the story of a parolee who witnesses a police shooting, forcing him to confront the racial and social issues that plague his community. It explores themes of identity, friendship, and the struggle for redemption in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
Sorry to Bother You
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 20 wins & 56 nominations
Writer: Boots Riley
Actors: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sorry to Bother You” is a satirical dark comedy that follows a young African-American telemarketer who discovers the disturbing secret to success in his career, leading him to navigate a surreal and dystopian world of corporate greed and exploitation.”

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