John Singleton's explosive debut lifted the lid on South Central LA in the early '90s, and was arguably as influential as the burgeoning wave of hip hop of the same period in bringing black urban culture to a wider audience. It's characterised by Singleton's unflinching storytelling, plus a career-best performance from Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Boyz N The Hood

John Singleton’s explosive debut lifted the lid on South Central LA in the early ’90s, and was arguably as influential as the burgeoning wave of hip hop of the same period in bringing black urban culture to a wider audience. It’s characterised by Singleton’s unflinching storytelling, plus a career-best performance from Cuba Gooding Jr.