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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' mixes the hood movie genre with a {{Horror}} [[GenreAnthology Anthology]], with segments featuring plots such as a dead African American politician returning from the dead to enact vengeance on the policemen who [[PoliceBrutality brutalized and killed him]], an army of puppets housing the souls of massacred slaves tormenting a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain David Duke-esque figure]], and a violent black gangbanger being tormented in hell for the suffering he inflicted on his neighborhood.

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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' mixes the hood movie genre with a {{Horror}} [[GenreAnthology Anthology]], with segments featuring plots such as a dead African American politician returning from the dead as a zombie to enact vengeance on the policemen who [[PoliceBrutality brutalized and killed him]], an army of puppets housing the souls of massacred slaves tormenting a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain David Duke-esque figure]], and a violent black gangbanger being tormented in hell for the suffering he inflicted on his neighborhood.


Sub-trope to KitchenSinkDrama. Compare to {{Blaxploitation}}. Not to be confused with InTheHood, which is about hooded clothing.

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes (or "'hoods," being shorthand for an "urban neighborhood"). Common themes includr [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, [[TransatlanticEquivalent one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres]].

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes (or "'hoods," being shorthand for an "urban neighborhood"). Common themes includr include [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, [[TransatlanticEquivalent one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres]].


In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" ("hood" being shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes, with common themes including [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, [[TransatlanticEquivalent one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres]].

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" ("hood" being shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes, with common ghettoes (or "'hoods," being shorthand for an "urban neighborhood"). Common themes including includr [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, [[TransatlanticEquivalent one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres]].


In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" ("hood" being shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes, with common themes including [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres.

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" ("hood" being shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes, with common themes including [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, [[TransatlanticEquivalent one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres.
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* 1988's ''Film/LeanOnMe'' is a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory somewhat biographical]] film about a black principal, Joe Clark, who takes over a New Jersey high school in a Black neighborhood and tries to reform its delinquent students.


In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" (with "hood" being a shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes.

Common themes in this genre include [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often featuring heavily.

Most are made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds.

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" (with "hood" ("hood" being a shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) Latino life in American urban ghettoes.

Common
ghettoes, with common themes in this genre include including [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often featuring heavily.

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feature heavily. Most, especially in the genre's early days, were made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds.
backgrounds; perhaps not surprisingly, one can find a number of similar tropes across the two genres.



* 1991's ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' is the TropeCodifier. It's about a group of young adults in South UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. The film revolves around gang violence. Tre starts out as a MouthyKid who is sent to live with his strict father after he gets into a fight at school. He makes friends with some neighborhood kids, including two brothers who get in trouble for shop-lifting. Seven years in the future, Tre struggles with his relationship and his plans on getting into college as his friends get involved in gang life.

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* 1991's ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' is the TropeCodifier. It's about a group of young adults in South UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. The film revolves around UsefulNotes/LosAngeles who get caught up in gang violence. Tre starts out as a MouthyKid who is sent to live with his strict father after he gets into a fight at school. He school, and makes friends with some neighborhood kids, including two brothers who get in trouble for shop-lifting. Seven years in the future, Fast-forward seven years, and Tre struggles with his relationship and his plans on getting into college as his friends get involved in gang life.



* The early films of Creator/SpikeLee are some of the earliest examples, with 1989's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' often seen as the GenrePopularizer. It's about racial tensions in a Bedford, Brooklyn neighborhood, namely between African-American and Italian-American communities.
* ''Film/{{Friday}}'' is this mixed with a StonerFlick. It's about two men, Craig and Smokey, who need to pay a drug-dealer before the end of the day. Smokey was supposed to be selling weed, but he ended up smoking it all. His friend Craig gets dragged into his mess.
* ''Film/HouseParty'' (least the first three films) are a comedy version of this. The first one especially is more skewered toward this this, involving some bits of the above mentioned examples.
* ''Film/{{Juice}}'' is about four young men growing in Harlem, NY. The story follows the day-to-day activities in the boy's lives, starting out as innocent mischief and SkippingSchool, but growing more serious as time passes by. ''Juice'' focuses on the struggles that the characters must go through, including as family drama and police harassment.
* ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' centers around a gangster named Caine and his friend O-Dog living in the streets of Watts. Caine's father was a drug-dealer and his mother was a JunkieParent, so he was sent to live with his grandparents at a young age. Caine's the only one of his friends to graduate high school, but he still ends up on the criminal path.
* ''Film/{{Moonlight|2016}}'' is a QueerRomance take on the genre. It's about a gay man growing up in Miami. Chiron falls for his childhood friend, but over the course of the film he deals with bullying, homophobia, the criminal court system, and other troubles.

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* The early films of Creator/SpikeLee are some of the earliest examples, with 1989's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' often seen as the GenrePopularizer. It's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', about racial tensions in a Bedford, Brooklyn neighborhood, namely between African-American the black and Italian-American communities.
Italian residents of [[BigApplesauce Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn]], often seen as the GenrePopularizer.
* ''Film/{{Friday}}'' is this mixed with a StonerFlick. It's about two men, Craig and Smokey, who need to pay a drug-dealer drug dealer before the end of the day. Smokey was supposed to be selling weed, but he ended up smoking it all. His friend Craig gets dragged into his mess.
* The ''Film/HouseParty'' (least films (at least the first three films) three) are a comedy version of this. The first one especially is more skewered toward this this, involving some bits of the above mentioned aforementioned examples.
* ''Film/{{Juice}}'' is about four young men growing in Harlem, NY. The story follows the day-to-day activities in the boy's boys' lives, starting out as innocent mischief and SkippingSchool, but growing more serious as time passes by. ''Juice'' focuses on by, as well as the struggles that the characters must go through, they face, including as family drama and police harassment.
* ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' centers around a gangster named Caine and his friend O-Dog living in the streets of Watts.Watts, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. Caine's father was a drug-dealer and his mother was a JunkieParent, so he was sent to live with his grandparents at a young age. Caine's the only one of his friends to graduate high school, but he still ends up on the criminal path.
* ''Film/{{Moonlight|2016}}'' is a QueerRomance take on the genre. It's genre, about a gay man growing up in Miami. Chiron falls for his childhood friend, but over the course of the film he deals with bullying, homophobia, the criminal court system, and other troubles.



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is an homage to this genre, being set in the 90's in the fictional west coast state of San Andreas in the midst of a crack epidemic.
* The original ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1'' was Creator/{{Volition}}'s attempt to recreate this style of film in an open-world action video game, but most players agree that they went [[PoesLaw too far with the 'hood motif]], so the later games in the series would scale it down a lot.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is an homage to this the genre, being set in the 90's [[TheNineties 1992]] in the fictional west coast West Coast state of [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} San Andreas Andreas]] in the midst of a the crack epidemic.
* The original ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1'' was Creator/{{Volition}}'s attempt to recreate this style of film in an open-world action video game, but most players agree that they went [[PoesLaw too far with the 'hood motif]], so the later games in the series would scale it down a lot.lot.
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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" (with "hood" being a shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) latino life in American urban ghettoes.

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" (with "hood" being a shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) latino Latino life in American urban ghettoes.



* The early films of Creator/SpikeLee are some of the earliest examples, with 1989's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' often seen as the GenrePopularizer. It's about a racial tensions in a Bedford, Brooklyn neighborhood, namely between African-American and Italian-American communities.

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* The early films of Creator/SpikeLee are some of the earliest examples, with 1989's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' often seen as the GenrePopularizer. It's about a racial tensions in a Bedford, Brooklyn neighborhood, namely between African-American and Italian-American communities.

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* ''Film/HouseParty'' (least the first three films) are a comedy version of this. The first one especially is more skewered toward this this, involving some bits of the above mentioned examples.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is an homage to this genre, being set in the 90's in the fictional west coast state of San Andreas in the midst of a crack epidemic.

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In the late [[TheEighties '80s]] and TheNineties, a genre known as the "hood film" (with "hood" being a shorthand for "urban neighborhood") emerged in the US. The focus is on working-class black or (less commonly) latino life in American urban ghettoes.

Common themes in this genre include [[GangBangers gang violence]], PoliceBrutality, institutional racism, TeenPregnancy, {{Junkie Parent}}s, and commonplace problems of growing up in poverty. HipHop music and culture often featuring heavily.

Most are made by up-and-coming black filmmakers eager to see their stories told on the big screen, not unlike how the British KitchenSinkDrama was crafted by upwardly-mobile men of working-class backgrounds.

The genre is also sometimes called the "urban crime" genre, but not all films focus on GangBangers and other criminal activities.

Sub-trope to KitchenSinkDrama. Compare to {{Blaxploitation}}. Not to be confused with InTheHood, which is about hooded clothing.
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* 1991's ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' is the TropeCodifier. It's about a group of young adults in South UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. The film revolves around gang violence. Tre starts out as a MouthyKid who is sent to live with his strict father after he gets into a fight at school. He makes friends with some neighborhood kids, including two brothers who get in trouble for shop-lifting. Seven years in the future, Tre struggles with his relationship and his plans on getting into college as his friends get involved in gang life.
* ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'' is a [[Creator/TheWayansFamily Wayans Bros.]] parody of the genre. Ashtray is left by his mother to live with his estranged father (who is literally younger than him) in the hood. While hanging out with his crazy cousin Loc Dog and their friends, he quickly gets caught up in violence and crime.
* The early films of Creator/SpikeLee are some of the earliest examples, with 1989's ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' often seen as the GenrePopularizer. It's about a racial tensions in a Bedford, Brooklyn neighborhood, namely between African-American and Italian-American communities.
* ''Film/{{Friday}}'' is this mixed with a StonerFlick. It's about two men, Craig and Smokey, who need to pay a drug-dealer before the end of the day. Smokey was supposed to be selling weed, but he ended up smoking it all. His friend Craig gets dragged into his mess.
* ''Film/{{Juice}}'' is about four young men growing in Harlem, NY. The story follows the day-to-day activities in the boy's lives, starting out as innocent mischief and SkippingSchool, but growing more serious as time passes by. ''Juice'' focuses on the struggles that the characters must go through, including as family drama and police harassment.
* ''Film/MenaceIISociety'' centers around a gangster named Caine and his friend O-Dog living in the streets of Watts. Caine's father was a drug-dealer and his mother was a JunkieParent, so he was sent to live with his grandparents at a young age. Caine's the only one of his friends to graduate high school, but he still ends up on the criminal path.
* ''Film/{{Moonlight|2016}}'' is a QueerRomance take on the genre. It's about a gay man growing up in Miami. Chiron falls for his childhood friend, but over the course of the film he deals with bullying, homophobia, the criminal court system, and other troubles.
* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' mixes the hood movie genre with a {{Horror}} [[GenreAnthology Anthology]], with segments featuring plots such as a dead African American politician returning from the dead to enact vengeance on the policemen who [[PoliceBrutality brutalized and killed him]], an army of puppets housing the souls of massacred slaves tormenting a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain David Duke-esque figure]], and a violent black gangbanger being tormented in hell for the suffering he inflicted on his neighborhood.

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* The original ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1'' was Creator/{{Volition}}'s attempt to recreate this style of film in an open-world action video game, but most players agree that they went [[PoesLaw too far with the 'hood motif]], so the later games in the series would scale it down a lot.

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