Boyz n the Hood
This seminal film from John Singleton confronts issues of masculinity, violence and gentrification in inner-city LA.
Dir John Singleton
With Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Regina King
This landmark debut by the late John Singleton signalled a new wave of 90s urban drama, delivering breakthrough roles for Cuba Gooding Jr, Angela Bassett and Ice Cube. When young Tre (Gooding Jr) is sent to live with his strict disciplinarian father Furious Styles (Fishburne), he must reckon with the complexities of masculinity, violence and gentrification in inner-city Los Angeles.