5 Best Los Angeles gang movies. Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society, South Central, Colors and Training Day

5 Best Los Angeles gang movies. Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society, South Central, Colors and Training Day

There are a lot of great Los Angeles gang movies out there, but these are five of the best.

1. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Director John Singleton's powerful debut film follows three young men in South Central Los Angeles as they experience the realities of life in the inner city. The film is an honest and eye-opening look at the challenges faced by young black men growing up in America.

Directed by

John Singleton

Story by

John Singleton

Cast

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Laurence Fishburne

Hudhail Al-Amir

2. Menace II Society (1993)

Menace II Society (1993)
Menace II Society (1993)

This gritty film follows the life of Caine (Tyrin Turner), a young man who is drawn into the world of gangs and violence. "Menace II Society" is a brutal and realistic portrait of life in the inner city Los Angeles.

Directed by

Albert Hughes

Allen Hughes

Story by

Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes and Tyger Williams

Cast

Tyrin Turner

Larenz Tate

June Kyoto Lu

3. South Central (1992)

South Central (1992)
South Central (1992)

"South Central" is a searing look at life in the inner city Los Angeles. The film follows the lives of several residents of South Central Los Angeles, including a young man named Lil' Chris (Glenn Plummer). "South Central" is a powerful and eye-opening film that provides a glimpse into the lives of those who live in America's urban communities.

Directed by

Stephen Milburn Anderson

Story by

Stephen Milburn Anderson(screenplay)Donald Bakeer(book "Crips")

Cast

Glenn Plummer

Byron Minns

Lexie Bigham

4. Colors (1988)

Colors (1988)
Colors (1988)

The older officer is valued within the local streets. he's diplomatic on the surface, preaching "relationship" to the gang members in the Los Angeles to encourage them to supply help when it's truly needed. Uncle Bob realizes that each action the cops take is being watched by the people they're trying to assist.

Directed by

Dennis Hopper

Story

Michael Schiffer(screenplay)Richard Di Lello(story)

Cast

Sean Penn

Robert Duvall

Maria Conchita Alonso

5. Training Day (2001)

 Training Day (2001)
Training Day (2001)

"Training Day" is a film about a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) who is paired with a corrupt veteran detective (Denzel Washington) on his first day on the job. "Training Day" is a gritty and suspenseful film that provides a look at the dark side of law enforcement in Los Angeles .

Directed by

Antoine Fuqua

Story

David Ayer

Cast

Denzel Washington

Ethan Hawke

Scott Glenn

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