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  • Imperial Dreams

    Imperial Dreams

    ★★★★

    A hidden gem on Netflix. the only Netflix Original I've ever liked. The film leaves a few unanswered questions, but it is another well done true telling of the harsh reality of living in the hood.

  • Fruitvale Station

    Fruitvale Station

    ★★★★½

    An impactful independent film about the final day in the life of Oscar Grant. This film explores racial stereotypes, it breaks them down, and it also demonstrates unjustified police brutality, which is a real problem for America today. It is an important film and it must be watched.

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  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    ★★★★★

    It's hard to call if this or Menace II Society is the best hood movie. This is a perfect real film about the struggles for young black men growing up in the hood where there is no escape and black on black crime is an everyday danger. Some people make it out like Tre. Some are meant for the hood like Doughboy, and others die in the hood like Ricky.

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★★

    I will always remember where I was when I first watched this film. I was on a holiday down in South Wales in a cottage and I had bought this film on DVD to entertain me; it was a complete blind-buy. I must have been 10 years old. I used to be obsessed with war movies as a kid, so it was hard for me to be fazed by the violence shown on screen. Regardless of how immune I was…