Ghetto Movies

List of the best films about the ghetto, selected by visitors of our site: American Gangster, Jerusalema, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Hustle & Flow, Tupac: Resurrection, Biggie and Tupac, The Wash, Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake..., In Too Deep, Rhyme & Reason, Dead Presidents, Menace II Society, South Central, Juice
American Gangster 2007
American Gangster (2007)

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

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Jerusalema (2008)

A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

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Menace II Society (1993)

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

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South Central (1992)

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.