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10 ‘hood classics’ that are actually terrible movies


The ‘hood classic’ is that special kind of film that may or may not have been a box office hit but finds it’s way into the DVD collections of college students and barbershops throughout black America. But for every Coming To America or Menace II Society or Love Jones, there are a host of other films that we know and love(?) that are just…well…bad.

Here are ten of the movies that you, your friends or your cousins likely know and maybe even love, but make no mistake–these are not cinematic masterpieces.

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  1. Alton on May 6, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Your listing of movies is stupid. Some of those are the all time greats, so please don’t pick anymore. I just want the time i spent reading your list back.

  2. Author James W. Lewis on May 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Somebody was smoking that good-good when they made this list. Scarface and New Jack City are classics! I also want my 45 seconds back!

  3. jenny on May 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Bad Boys and Scarface! Really? Yea, this list sucks horrible.

  4. Reese on May 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Ok, I was somewhat with you on some of these movies, but SCARFACE??? SCARFACE?? Are you serious? This is a f^%$%# classic, convo over!