There are a few things to think about when considering the best urban movies. The first and most important thing to consider should be whether or not they were “gangsta.” Another thing to consider, is the grit. Were they believable? Do they reflect what is going on in the hood? Do they feature a credible cast? After weeding out films that do not meet this criteria, these three movies should be on everyone’s list for the best hood movies.
These movies include Training Day, Boyz In Da Hood, and Menace II Society. First is Training Day. Does Denzel Jackson know how to act or what? In the film, Denzel plays a corrupt cop who deals drugs. The movie had Denzel doing everything a cop should not be doing. It is infamous for the line,”King Kong Ain’t Got S*** On Me!” Next, is Boyz In Da Hood. Boyz In Da Hood was a pioneer in the genre of Hood films. The movie was shot in parts of California notorious for gangs and crime. Instead of being one-sided, the film showcased those who dream of leaving the hood.
It features people who want to do better in life. Last but not least, is Menace II Society. Menace II society takes viewers down to the trenches. Very few hood movies display the grit and carnage Menace II Society does. Also, very few hood movies feature people actually from the hood. In most cases, it gets no more “hood” than Menace II Society.