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The Best Ever Black Gangster Movies That You'll Be Trippin' On

Best Black Gangster Movies
If you are a fan of action-packed gangster movies, then this Entertainism article is for you. We have compiled some of the best black gangster movies made in Hollywood. Check them out and don't miss out on any!
Aastha Dogra
Did You Know?
Black gangster movies are popularly known as Hood films or movies; a film genre that features aspects of African-American culture such as hip hop music, street gangs, racial discrimination, trafficking, etc. If you take a look at any of the gangster movies of Hollywood, you will find that most of them depict the underbelly of the city, the struggles which the under privilidged have to go through, their revenge against those who try to suppress them, crimes they commit, racial discrimination they face, and deadly end to their lives.
These movies offer the same thrill as action movies, but at the same time have some kind of emotional and sensitive thread hidden in them, which many action movies lack. So, for all those movie lovers who enjoy watching this movie genre, we have compiled a list of the top black hood movies below. Take a look!

Top 10 Black Gangster Movies 

Menace II Society 
Year of Release: 1993
Directed by: Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes
Cast: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson 

Boyz n the Hood 
Year of Release:  1991
Directed by: John Singleton
Cast: Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut 

Straight out of Brooklyn 
Year of Release: 1991
Directed by: Matty Rich
Cast: Larry Gilliard Jr., George T. Odom, Matty Rich 

Training Day 
Year of Release: 2001
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke 

Dead Presidents 
Year of Release: 1995
Directed by: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
Cast: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez, N'Bushe Wright, Bokeem Woodbine 

New Jack City
Year of Release: 1991
Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Judd Nelson, Chris Rock, Bill Nunn, Allen Payne, Mario Van 

Peebles Juice 
Year of Release: 1992
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Cast: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Cindy Herron, Khalil Kain, Queen Latifah, Vincent Laresca 

American Gangster 
Year of Release: 2007
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Yul Vasquez, Armand Assante, Josh Brolin, Ruby Dee, Ted Levine 

Baby Boy 
Year of Release: 2001
Directed by: John Singleton
Cast: Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, Taraji P. Henson, A.J. Johnson, Snoop Dogg, Ving Rhames 

Above The Rim 
Year of Release: 1994
Directed by: Jeff Pollack
Cast: Duane Martin, Leon Robinson, Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Tonya Pinkins, Marlon Wayans, David Bailey 

Other Famous Black Gangster Movies 

Higher Learning 
Year of Release: 1995
Directed by: John Singleton
Cast: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Ice Cube, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne 

King of New York 
Year of Release: 1990
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, David Caruso, Steve Buscemi 

Year of Release: 1994
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright 

Year of Release: 1998
Directed by: Hype Williams
Cast: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins 

Year of Release: 1997
Directed by: Bill Duke
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Andy GarcĂ­a 

Year of Release: 1995
Directed by: Spike Lee
Cast: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindon, Mekhi Phifer 

Jason's Lyric 
Year of Release: 1994
Directed by: Doug McHenry
Cast: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eddie Griffin, Suzzanne Douglass, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Lisa Nicole Carson, Lahmard Tate, Forest Whitaker 

Harlem Nights 
Year of Release: 1989
Directed by: Eddie Murphy
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Stan Shaw, Jasmine Guy, Berlinda Tolbert, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Vic Polizos, Lela Rochon, David Marciano, Arsenio Hall

Paid in Full

Year of Release: 2002
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Cast: Wood Harris, Regina Hall, Elise Neal, Kevin Caroll, Cam'ron, Mekhi Phifer

Black Caesar

Year of Release: 1973
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Cast: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry

Tales From the Hood

Year of Release: 1995
Directed by: Rusty Cundieff
Cast: Clarence Williams III, Joe Torry, Wings Hauser, Anthony Griffith, Paula Jai Parker, Corbin Bernsen, Rusty Cundieff, David Alan Grier, Rosalind Cash

Blue Hill Avenue

Year of Release: 2001
Directed by: Craig Ross Jr.
Cast: Allen Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael Taliferro, Clarence Williams III, William L. Johnson, Andrew Divoff, William Forsythe


Year of Release: 1972
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Cast: Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn

Sugar Hill

Year of Release: 1994
Directed by: Leon Ichaso
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Theresa Randle, Abe Vigoda, Clarence Williams III, Ernie Hudson 

These are, according to me, some of the best black gangster movies that have been released in the recent past. So, if you enjoy this movie genre, get hold of these best gangster movies and enjoy the adventure, thrill and roller coaster ride of run and chase that they bring forth!