‘Cuz Everybody Loves A Bit Of Ratchetness From Time To Time: 15 Of Our Fave Hood Classic Movies

December 21, 2012 ‐ By Meg Butler
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When it’s time to spend some time at home with friends and fam, these are the movies you play over and over again until you know half the words. We have 15 of our favorite hood classics here. If we missed your favorite, let us know in the comments section.

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  • Yeah yall missed Menace II Society..Thats up there with Boys and the Hood and Juice!

  • Cassie04

    WHATT!!! NO Poetic Justic, No shoters, NO waste deep??? alll great moviess

  • Jkrma

    Some of these movies listed are not HOOD MOVIES. They are simply black cinema. Such as, Love Jones and House Party. These movies are far from Hood. Please do another list….

  • ijs

    UMM…ok lol there is NOTHING abt love jones that says hood…Belly was a lot of things but beautiful was not one of them lol that is the last thing that pops in my head when someone mentions that movie. and Harlem nights is the longest movie ever!!! lol

  • Sha

    Poetic Justice needs to be on the list!

  • britchick91

    I looooooove training day

  • No “Gone With the Wind”? Frankly my dear, I don’t give a D@@

  • How da HELL ATL make it in over Set It Off!!!!!!!

  • akilahh

    Where’s Love & Basketball!?!?!?

  • coryb

    No Life, The Wood, Crooklyn, Do the right thing, Thin line, New Jack City, Best Man, but you put Hustle and Flow. Get out of here, Bossip who comes up with that crap. I demand a redo

    • BobbyBrownsUnhingedLowerJaw

      i concur

  • Aaron

    Im gonna get you sucka

  • tracy


  • wtf no menace to 2 society by but u put boyz the hood i forgive you for that

  • media

    No three 6 mafia, Choices?

  • Luvn_it

    What happend to lean on me,cooley high,above the rim,and dead presidents. Oh I forgot menace II society

  • No Poetic Justice??Although, Poetic justic is really more of a hood romance…but since you put Love Jones on there…poetic justice should’ve been on there.And…Menace II Society?? Wow.. Wouldn’t “Dead Presidents” be considered a “hood classic also?

  • Corduroy

    No menace? This whole list is disqualified

  • wow ya’ll slipping no New Jersey Drive or Menace too society….like a duh what about New Jack City, paid in full too that was the best movie. What about State Property like who did this column. I get really mad about the state property cause I can’t even watch it on HBO,Starz, cinemax or encore

  • Janee

    “Riiiiccckkkkkyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!” Boyz in the Hood is my movie! Although Morris Chestnut wasn’t as fine in that movie as he is in others like The Best Man

  • jferthefab

    set it off…okay no

  • jferthefab

    set it off…okay no

  • jferthefab

    set it off…okay no

  • toya

    NOTHING was more hood than ‘State Property’

  • thegoodluckpig

    lol as we add to the list of missing movies i still love state property and state property 2. while it lacks the good acting and cinematography many of these films have it gave us great lines.

  • rzakia

    No Menace II Society huh? Surprising.

  • PrettyBrownEyes

    what about paid in full?

  • Kaori

    I’ve watched several of these movies before, but that doesn’t make me ‘hood’ at all.

  • heyheynow

    yea I loved Training Day and Love Jones but I wouldn’t classify them as hood movies..but what about BAPS lol

    • BAPS wasnt on the list??!? Dang, i thought i saw it on there…

    • kaf

      BAPS is my film!!!!

    • Dezzy

      What about The Wood?

  • IllyPhilly

    Dammmn, Why Training Day and Love Jones on the list? Harlem Nights is still in rotation on my TV.