20 Movies Like Straight Outta Compton

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8 Mile

8 Mile
8 Mile
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Music
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 17 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Scott Silver
Actors: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“8 Mile” is a drama film that follows the life of Jimmy Smith Jr., a young aspiring rapper from a working-class background, as he navigates the challenges of poverty, racism, and personal struggles while pursuing his dreams of becoming a successful hip-hop artist in Detroit. The movie explores themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the power of music as Jimmy strives to find his voice and overcome the obstacles in his path.

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 themes of friendship, family, and the challenges and dangers they face in their neighborhood, highlighting the impact of systemic racism and violence on their lives.

Hustle & Flow

Hustle
Hustle
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: Taylor Materne, Will Fetters
Actors: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Juancho Hernangomez
Language: English, Serbian, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Hustle & Flow” is a 2005 drama film that follows the life of a Memphis pimp named DJay who aspires to become a successful rapper. With the help of his friends, he navigates the challenges of the music industry in pursuit of his dreams.

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 a true story that follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young African-American man who was fatally shot by a police officer at a BART station in Oakland, California. The movie explores themes of racial injustice and police brutality, shedding light on the tragic incident and its impact on the community.

Notorious

Notorious
Notorious
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Ben Hecht, Alfred Hitchcock, John Taintor Foote
Actors: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Language: English, Portuguese, French
Country: United States
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The Notorious movie is a biographical drama that chronicles the life of rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G. It explores his rise to fame, his personal struggles, and his tragic death at a young age.

The Social Network

The Social Network
The Social Network
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 173 wins & 187 nominations total
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“The Social Network” is a film that tells the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and the subsequent legal battles and personal conflicts that arose. It explores themes of friendship, betrayal, and the impact of social media on society.

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 based on the true story of Frank Lucas, a Harlem drug lord in the 1970s. The movie follows Lucas as he rises to power, smuggling heroin from Vietnam and outsmarting the law enforcement, while also exploring the efforts of a determined detective to bring him down.

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 and violent drama that follows the life of a young man named Caine, growing up in the crime-ridden streets of South Central Los Angeles. As he navigates through the challenges of poverty, drugs, and a gang-infested neighborhood, Caine must confront the consequences of his choices and the harsh realities of urban life.

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 movie “Friday” is a comedy about two friends, Craig and Smokey, who spend a day in their neighborhood dealing with various misadventures and encounters with eccentric characters. As they navigate through the challenges, they ultimately learn valuable lessons about friendship and responsibility.

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, New York, as they navigate the challenges of adolescence, friendship, and the pursuit of power, leading to a tragic turn of events.

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 a reformed gang member who tries to protect his son from getting involved in the same life of violence and crime he once led.”

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 who faces challenges both on and off the court as he navigates his way through the pressures of street life and college recruitment. The movie explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the pursuit of dreams in the gritty world of basketball.

CB4

CB4
CB4
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Comedy, Music
Awards: N/A
Writer: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash
Actors: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D
Language: English
Country: United States
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CB4 is a comedy film that follows the rise and fall of a fictional rap group, CB4, as they navigate the music industry while dealing with issues of identity and authenticity.

Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Terence Winter
Actors: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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“Get Rich or Die Tryin'” is a biographical crime drama film that follows the life of a young man named Marcus, who turns to drug dealing to escape poverty but ultimately seeks redemption through his passion for music. The movie explores his journey through the hardships of street life, his rise as a rapper, and the choices he must make to leave his criminal past behind.

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, New York City. As they amass wealth and power, their greed and betrayal ultimately lead to their downfall.

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 student named Malcolm who, after attending a party, finds himself in possession of a bag of drugs. He navigates through a series of misadventures and unexpected encounters as he tries to survive and find a way out of his predicament.

The Wood

The Wood
The Wood
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Rick Famuyiwa, Todd Boyd
Actors: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Wood” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that follows three friends from Inglewood, California, as they navigate the ups and downs of friendship, love, and growing up. Through flashbacks, the film explores their experiences with relationships, peer pressure, and the challenges they face on the day of one friend’s wedding.

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” is about a young man named Jody who is struggling to transition into adulthood while dealing with the challenges of fatherhood, relationships, and personal growth in South Central Los Angeles. It explores themes of masculinity, responsibility, and the consequences of one’s actions.

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: John Singleton
Actors: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Poetic Justice” is a 1993 drama film directed by John Singleton. It follows the story of a young woman named Justice, played by Janet Jackson, who embarks on a road trip with a postal worker named Lucky, played by Tupac Shakur, as they navigate love, loss, and personal growth in the face of adversity.

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 about two childhood friends, Tommy and Sincere, who become involved in the world of crime and drug trafficking. As they navigate the dangerous underworld, they must confront their own personal demons and make choices that will ultimately determine their fate.

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