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1. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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: 362,633 | Gross: $76.63M

2. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 114,695 | Gross: $57.50M

3. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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72 Metascore

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 167,957 | Gross: $161.20M

4. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 27,077 | Gross: $4.50M

5. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

Votes: 214,442 | Gross: $41.00M

6. The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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54 Metascore

The original '70s T.V. family is now placed in the 1990s, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 19,638 | Gross: $46.58M

7. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 184,049 | Gross: $26.59M

8. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 62,511 | Gross: $49.04M

9. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 14,933 | Gross: $13.99M

10. McFarland, USA (2015)

PG | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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60 Metascore

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts

Votes: 32,437 | Gross: $44.47M

11. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

Votes: 22,727 | Gross: $46.62M

12. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.4
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A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 31,813

13. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 34,028 | Gross: $44.36M

14. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 7,300 | Gross: $13.09M

15. Havoc (2005)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn

Votes: 17,593

16. Ride Along 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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32 Metascore

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 49,812 | Gross: $91.22M

17. Death Wish II (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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11 Metascore

Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 13,343 | Gross: $16.10M

18. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 9,449

19. My Family (1995)

R | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A man makes his way from Mexico to L.A. in the 1920s, gets married and raises a big family there. The movie follows the children until they, too, get married and have children in the 1960s.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Rafael Cortes

Votes: 3,486 | Gross: $11.08M

20. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 20,797 | Gross: $5.72M

21. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Devine

Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $3.27M

22. Lowriders (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.7
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57 Metascore

A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir, Theo Rossi, Tony Revolori

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $6.16M

23. Born in East L.A. (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 5,158 | Gross: $17.36M

24. The Principal (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright

Votes: 8,316 | Gross: $19.73M

25. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

Stars: Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese

Votes: 704

26. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 971 | Gross: $3.26M

27. Pimp My Ride (2004–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

5.7
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Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.

Stars: Xzibit, Beau Boeckmann, Mad Mike, Toy Holmes

Votes: 4,097

28. Vatos Locos (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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Chicano brothers on the streets of LA.

Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: Damian Chapa, Gabriel Tang, Ricco Chapa, Oscar Duens

Votes: 124

29. Walk Proud (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama

5.6
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A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Pepe Serna

Votes: 225

30. The New Centurions (1972)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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An idealistic rookie cop joins the L.A.P.D. to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson

Votes: 2,053

31. Lambada (I) (1990)

PG | 104 min | Drama

3.3
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Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Adolfo Quinones, Leticia Vasquez

Votes: 938 | Gross: $4.26M

32. Boulevard Nights (1979)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Votes: 488

33. El padrino (2004)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: Damian Chapa, Sal Lopez, Emilio Rivera, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 642

34. La Mission (2009)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.0
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47 Metascore

A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Alex Hernandez, Christopher Borgzinner, Jeremy Ray Valdez

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $1.04M

35. Record City (1977)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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Lighthearted comedy chronicling the exploits of the employees at a record store.

Director: Dennis Steinmetz | Stars: Joe Abdullah, Jeff Altman, Sylvia Anderson, Leonard Barr

Votes: 84

36. Living the Life (2000)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

4.9
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Kata has lived her first fifteen years believing that, although she has an amazing ancestry, the only thing that lies in her future is a broken heart, the symbol of the Ninth Street Gang. ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Munoz | Stars: Katrina Gibson, Jay Hernandez, Melida Prado, Yvette Cruise

Votes: 115

37. Mexican Gangster (2008)

R | 89 min | Action

4.2
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Johnny Sun and his little brother are mexican-american gangsters.

Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: John Loretto, Damian Chapa, Bougart Linares, Monica Ramon

Votes: 105

38. Twisted Metal (1995 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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On Christmas Eve of 2005, demonic Calypso is organizing his tenth annual Twisted Metal car combat deathmatch contest on the streets of L.A. Whoever wins gets to make one wish and Calypso has to grant it, but usually with a sinister twist.

Director: Michael D. Jackson | Stars: Charles Lance, Aimée Leigh, Dean Andre, Robert Goodens

Votes: 369

39. Mahogany Sunrise (2014)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A struggling musician falls for a charismatic burlesque dancer while getting entangled with hired guns and a border town gang bent on killing him.

Director: R. Scott Leisk | Stars: Wesley Blake, Denise Downs, Jesse Campos, Drew Whelpley

Votes: 97 | Gross: $0.00M

40. The Offspring: Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) (1998 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.4
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A music video for The Offspring's Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) song.

Director: McG | Stars: The Offspring, Nika Futterman, Dexter Holland, Greg K

Votes: 279

41. Together Brothers (1974)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell

Votes: 155

42. King Rikki (2002)

R | 91 min | Drama

4.7
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In life, there's silver, and there's lead, says Rikki Ortega, as he moves to be king of the street in "Ánglio," L.A.'s east side. Older brothers and a brother-in-law are in his way. While ... See full summary »

Director: James Gavin Bedford | Stars: Jon Seda, Mario Lopez, Tonantzin Carmelo, Tim Perez

Votes: 154

43. Cars and Coffee Movie (2021)

Documentary, Short, Action | Pre-production

Strong conviction and genuine love of all things automotive are two characteristics of the people who gather to celebrate cars, coffee, and one another.

Director: Kathy Jean | Star: Kathy Jean

44. Cruisin' (2014)

TV-MA | 78 min | Comedy

5.5
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Four different groups of friends from four different backgrounds are hitting the blvd. for an night of cruising. This summer night paths will cross and all their lives will be changed ... See full summary »

Director: John F. Uranday | Stars: Devin Begley, Dolle-Girl, Joe Rudy Guerrero Jr., Abey Guerrero

Votes: 20

45. The Price of the American Dream (2001)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Jackie Torres | Stars: Jackie Torres, Mario Ramirez Reyes, Rebeca Silva, Carlos Méndez

Votes: 55

46. Sunday Driver (2005)

R | 58 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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An all-access documentary film of the people living the lifestyle and responsible for the artistry behind low riding - SUNDAY DRIVER is an incredible portrait of a community working ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Strong

Votes: 72

47. Chicano Blood (2008 Video)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure

3.9
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A former gang member is pulled back into his former violent world after a Russian gang vying for control of the local drug trade kills his wife. Taking a solemn pledge to seek vengeance for... See full summary »

Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: Damian Chapa, Sian Vilaire, Joanna Pacula, Luis Arrieta

Votes: 72

48. Vatos (2002)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime

4.5
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Director: Paul Wynne | Stars: Gary Cruz, Max Decker, Veronica Milagros, Ana Alicia Palma

Votes: 67

49. Lowriders vs Zombies from Space (2018)

56 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Lowriders vs. Zombies from Space is a comedic Sci-Fi/Horror film set in the city of San Antonio, TX. It is in the style of the classical 80s-90s "B" low budget movies of that era with a ... See full summary »

Director: David F. Mendez | Stars: Katusha Robert, Samson Kealoha, Randy Green, Iris S Moy Bautista

Votes: 26

50. Kris Kross: Jump (1992 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

5.8
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Kris Kross performs in the music video "Jump" from the album "Totally Krossed Out" recorded for Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. Kris Kross wears athletic gear and raps in a number ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Murray | Stars: Kris Kross, Chris Kelly, Chris Smith

Votes: 18



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