20 Movies Like Ghetto Stories

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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. The film explores the challenges they face in a neighborhood plagued by gang violence, racism, and systemic issues, highlighting the importance of family, education, and personal choices in navigating their circumstances.

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 gritty drama 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 film explores the challenges, choices, and consequences he faces as he navigates the dangerous world of drugs, gang violence, and societal pressures.

South Central

South Central
South Central
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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 1992 crime drama film that follows the story of a reformed gang member named Bobby, who tries to protect his son from the lure of gang life in South Central Los Angeles. As Bobby navigates the challenges of fatherhood and the pressures of his neighborhood, he must confront his own past and make difficult choices to ensure a better future for his son.

New Jack City

New Jack City
New Jack City
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper
Actors: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne
Language: English
Country: United States
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“New Jack City” is a crime drama film that follows a drug lord named Nino Brown as he builds an empire in New York City during the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. A determined group of police officers led by Detective Scotty Appleton set out to bring him down and dismantle his criminal organization.

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 avoid a local drug dealer.

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 a 1992 crime drama that follows the lives of four African-American friends in Harlem as they navigate the challenges of growing up in a violent neighborhood. When one of the friends becomes obsessed with power and control, their lives take a dark turn as they are consumed by the lure of street life and the consequences that come with it.

Above the Rim

Above the Rim
Above the Rim
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper
Actors: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Above the Rim” is a 1994 sports drama film that follows the story of a talented high school basketball player named Kyle Watson as he navigates the challenges of streetball and personal struggles in his pursuit of success. The movie explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the temptations of the inner-city basketball scene.

Belly

Belly
Belly
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 23%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Anthony Bodden, Nas, Hype Williams
Actors: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Belly” is a crime drama that follows the lives of two childhood friends, Tommy and Sincere, as they navigate the dangerous world of drug dealing and street crime in New York City. As they become increasingly entangled in the criminal underworld, they must confront the consequences of their choices and the impact it has on their relationships and personal identities.

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 1996 crime thriller film that follows four friends from Los Angeles who turn to bank robbery as a means to escape their desperate situations, but their actions soon spiral out of control, leading to tragic consequences.”

Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents
Dead Presidents
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes, Michael Henry Brown
Actors: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dead Presidents” is a crime drama film that follows the story of a young African-American man named Anthony, who becomes disillusioned after serving in the Vietnam War and turns to a life of crime to support his family. The movie explores themes of social injustice, the impact of war, and the struggle for redemption.

Hoodlum

Hoodlum
Hoodlum
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Chris Brancato
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Hoodlum” is a crime drama set in 1930s Harlem, following the true story of African-American mob boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson as he navigates the violent underworld of organized crime and fights for control against rival gangsters. The film explores themes of power, loyalty, and the struggle for equality in a racially divided society.

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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The movie “Baby Boy” follows the life of Jody, a young African-American man struggling to navigate adulthood and break free from the cycle of immaturity and dependency in his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Jody must confront his own personal demons and societal expectations as he grapples with fatherhood, relationships, and finding a sense of purpose.

Paid in Full

Paid in Full
Paid in Full
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Azie Faison Jr., Austin Phillips, Matthew Cirulnick
Actors: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Paid in Full” is a crime drama film that follows the rise and fall of three friends who become involved in the drug trade in Harlem during the 1980s. As they climb the ranks of the criminal underworld, their greed and ambition ultimately lead to their downfall.

American Gangster

American Gangster
American Gangster
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 157 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson
Actors: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Language: English, Thai, Spanish
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“American Gangster” is a crime drama film that follows the true story of Frank Lucas, a Harlem drug lord who rises to power in the 1970s. As he builds his empire, he becomes entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with a dedicated detective, Richie Roberts, who is determined to bring him down.

Training Day

Training Day
Training Day
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: David Ayer
Actors: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Language: English, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Greek
Country: United States
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“Training Day” is a crime thriller film about a rookie cop who is paired with a corrupt and manipulative detective for a day, leading him into a web of danger and moral dilemmas in the gritty streets of Los Angeles.

The Wire

The Wire
The Wire
Internet Movie Database: 9.3/10
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Runtime: 59 min
Seasons: 5
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. 16 wins & 54 nominations total
Writer: David Simon
Actors: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
Language: English, Greek, Mandarin, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Wire is a television series, not a movie. It explores the interconnected lives of various individuals involved in the drug trade, law enforcement, and politics in Baltimore, highlighting the systemic issues and complexities of urban life.

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
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“Straight Outta Compton” is a biographical drama film that chronicles the rise and impact of the influential hip-hop group N.W.A, depicting their struggles, controversies, and cultural significance in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The movie explores their journey from the streets of Compton to becoming one of the most iconic and controversial rap groups in history.

City of God

City of God
City of God
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 75 wins & 50 nominations total
Writer: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
Language: Portuguese
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
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“City of God” is a Brazilian crime drama film that depicts the rise and fall of organized crime in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. It follows the lives of two young men, Rocket and Li’l Zé, as they navigate the violent and chaotic world of drug trafficking and gang warfare in the City of God.

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 African-American man named Caine, growing up in the violent and impoverished neighborhood of Watts, Los Angeles. The film explores themes of urban violence, gang culture, and the struggles faced by young individuals trying to escape the cycle of crime and poverty.

Colors

Colors
Colors
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Michael Schiffer, Richard Di Lello
Actors: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The movie “Colors” is a crime drama that follows two police officers, one experienced and one rookie, as they navigate the complex and violent world of gang warfare in Los Angeles. It explores the challenges and moral dilemmas they face while trying to maintain law and order in a divided city.

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