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1. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 9,551 | Gross: $3.04M

2. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 360,233 | Gross: $76.63M

3. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 76,237 | Gross: $27.55M

4. World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

66 Metascore

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,525 | Gross: $70.28M

5. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 62,462 | Gross: $36.61M

6. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 315,974 | Gross: $88.51M

7. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 289,466 | Gross: $22.49M

8. Liberty Kid (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Two friends a concession stand at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. After the World Trade Center terrorist attack, each of their dreams go up in smoke and yet they must endure the effect the attacks has on their lives.

Director: Ilya Chaiken | Stars: Al Thompson, Kareem Savinon, Anny Mariano, Rayniel Rufino

Votes: 153

9. Gang in Blue (1996 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.

Directors: Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Josh Brolin, Cynda Williams, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 344

10. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 2,544

11. Our Song (2000)

R | 95 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Focusing on the bonding between three girls in Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" and the choices the girls face once their high school closes down for asbestos removal.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Kerry Washington, Anna Simpson, Melissa Martinez, The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.25M

12. Original Gangstas (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,383 | Gross: $3.01M

13. After.Life (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo | Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury

Votes: 34,737 | Gross: $0.11M

14. The Express (2008)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 18,809 | Gross: $9.59M

15. How She Move (2007)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid | Stars: Rutina Wesley, Tre Armstrong, Brennan Gademans, Boyd Banks

Votes: 4,742 | Gross: $7.07M

16. Anne B. Real (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

The coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.

Director: Lisa France | Stars: Carlos Leon, Eric Smith, Jackie Quinones, Sherri Saum

Votes: 3,602

17. Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 88,320 | Gross: $36.67M

18. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 24,034

19. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 27,142

20. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 14,639

21. King of Paper Chasin' (2011)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Music

In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked ... See full summary »

Director: La Monte Edwards | Stars: Dwayne DL Clark, Jason Rivera, Piarry Oriol, Joseph Michael Somma

Votes: 230

22. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 36,479 | Gross: $52.28M

23. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 6,381 | Gross: $43.49M

24. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 69,891 | Gross: $24.63M

25. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 7,382 | Gross: $5.79M

26. Gang Tapes (2001)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.

Director: Adam Ripp | Stars: Darris Love, Darontay McClendon, Don Cambell, Six Reasons

Votes: 1,003

27. Out-of-Sync (1995)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

A deejay and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: LL Cool J, Gene Anthony Ray, Mark Venturini, Aries Spears

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.90M

28. Setup (I) (2011)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

Director: Mike Gunther | Stars: 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Rory Markham

Votes: 19,805

29. Breaking Point (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

24 Metascore

"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano | Stars: Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, Musetta Vander

Votes: 626

30. The Project (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

Three first-time filmmakers, Justin, Dana and John set out to make a documentary about the hardships of inner-city life. Justin follows two NYPD officers while Dana and John focus on Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Piotrowicz | Stars: T.J. Allen, Tony Terrell Alston, Bilal Bishop, Michael Ciesla

Votes: 95

31. Mooz-Lum (2010)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Family

48 Metascore

Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

Director: Qasim Basir | Stars: Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, Danny Glover

Votes: 971 | Gross: $0.33M

32. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

The owner of an historic South Side Chicago barbershop is pressured to sell out to a land developer, but must face the impact this would have on his close-knit community.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

Votes: 13,516 | Gross: $65.11M

33. Dirty (2005)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Frank Alvarez, Clifton Collins Jr., Brittany Daniel, Keith David

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.27M

34. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass

Votes: 46,564 | Gross: $39.26M

35. Four Brothers (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

When their adopted mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigated the murder for themselves & look for the killers but not all is what it seems.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 126,190 | Gross: $74.49M

36. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,088,865 | Gross: $132.38M

37. Feel the Noise (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Music

36 Metascore

A young man from the South Bronx dreams of making it as a rapper, until a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew.

Director: Alejandro Chomski | Stars: Omarion, Giancarlo Esposito, Melonie Diaz, Rosa Arredondo

Votes: 3,520 | Gross: $5.87M

38. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 120,525 | Gross: $108.77M

39. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 654,654 | Gross: $106.95M

40. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 19,122 | Gross: $13.04M

41. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

Votes: 122,732 | Gross: $35.05M

42. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

25 Metascore

After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 36,573 | Gross: $40.01M

43. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 39,401 | Gross: $34.60M

44. N-Secure (2010)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem, and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of ... See full summary »

Director: David M. Matthews | Stars: Cordell Moore, Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 589 | Gross: $2.59M

45. Repo Men (2010)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

32 Metascore

Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 96,613 | Gross: $13.79M

46. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 287,032 | Gross: $171.24M

47. Premium (2006)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Chatmon | Stars: Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper, Frankie Faison

Votes: 456

48. Freedomland (2006)

R | 113 min