A"Hood" may be short for "neighborhood," but not the kind with bake sales, community crime watch or white picket fences.
Each of these carefully curated films explores themes particular to the grit and grime of inner-city life the world over. From the pathos of Boyz N' The Hood and the syncopated beats of Favela Rising, to the coming-of-age drama of Baby Boy and the action-packed plotlines of El Mariachi, Shottas and Dirty, each tale explores the depth of the human experience in the most trying of circumstances.
Tyrese Gibson makes a memorable big screen debut in director John Singleton's hard-hitting return to the hood. Rated R
Brutally honest landmark urban drama that made stars out of John Singleton, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube. Rated R
A rough concrete jungle drama in the vein of City Of God and Belly emboldened by a unique cast that includes Wyclef Jean. Rated R
A provocative prison parable exacts ruthless vengeance with the help of a clinically claustrophobic script. Rated R
Michael Jai White's expertly choreographed fight scenes provide buckets of blood and nonstop vengeance-fueled action. Rated R
A moving and eye-opening documentary that shows how music plus grit can bring inspiration, hope and change. Not Rated
Corrupt cops and a satisfyingly brutal action quotient make for an entertaining riff on TRAINING DAY. Rated R
A hyper-violent, shoestring budgeted Sundance winner that reinvented the crime genre and helped indie films go legit. Rated R