Street gang movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant street gang movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, rough, tense and stylized films and TV shows about / with street gang, gang, crimes, friendship, gangsters, violence, gangster, crime, friends and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as street gang: 8 Mile (2002), City of God (2002), Mayans M.C. (2018), The Warriors (1979), End of Watch (2012), City of Men (2007), Tough Enough (2006), City of Men (2002), Boyz n the Hood (1991), The Wanderers (1979).

List of street gang movies

 7.1
 251K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, urban ghetto life, success, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, factory worker, white rapper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 8.6
 702K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, urban ghetto life, street gang, society, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 7.5
 12K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy ...
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, power struggle, criminal, outlaw, crime, lifestyle, threat ...
Place: california, southern california
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 7.6
 94K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, gang war, street gang, warrior, chase, vengeance, murder, survival, false accusation, danger, gang member, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, near future, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 229K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, policewoman, gang war, street gang, gunfight, friendship, fighting crime, police sergeant, police officer, rookie, profanity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 70s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
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 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, coming of age, crimes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, urban ghetto, friendship, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 8.3
 3K
City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: kids in trouble, friendship, street gang, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, youth, struggle, street kid, social problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 7.8
 127K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, rapper, street gang, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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 7.4
 10K
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: rough, sentimental, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: street gang, coming of age, gang, high school, pregnancy, cheerleader, gang war, gangsters, buddies, crimes, society, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
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 7.1
 4K
Black (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of a rival gang, the 1080s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another. ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: street gang, teenage love, teenager, gangster, gangsters, criminal, mother daughter relationship, rape, police, gang, danger, rivalry ...
Place: belgium, brussels
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, crime, coming of age, street gang, graduation, police brutality, social decay, overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
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 6.2
 4K
Shottas (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Jamaica
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang violence, gangsters, street gang, police chase, social decay, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives, drug dealing, rivalry, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, jamaica, florida, usa
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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, crimes, partners, gang, crime, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
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 7.2
 32K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, human nature, hopes, mysterious character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
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We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, criminal heroes, vengeance, investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, buddies, gangsters, rivalry, aging, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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 6.1
 9K
Josh (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad Kapoor's younger brother who studies in a catering ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, melancholic
Plot: gang, rivalry, street gang, twins, siblings relations, love affair, family relations, bollywood, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, inheritance ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, goa india
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 7.2
 243K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, graduation, coming of age, first love, jealousy, dating, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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Attack the Block (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, bleak, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: gang, alien encounter, deadly creature, monster, evil alien, chase, teenage life, danger, meteor, profanity, race, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 6.9
 8K
Girlhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, peer pressure, against the rules, street gang, teenage life, society, dull life, innocence lost, friendship between girls, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, suburbs, friendship, heroes, buddies, best friends, youth, teenage life, family, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 2.3
 438
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, police investigation, partners, danger, fighting crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 6.2
 11K
Yamakasi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sincere, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: parkour, extreme sport, chase, youth, police, thief, friends, unlikely criminals, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.1
 11K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, profanity, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 76K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, book, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, juvenile delinquency, machismo, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
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Knights Of The City (1986)
Genre: Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street Gang that is also a rap group try to get a record contract
Plot: street gang, rap, punk rock, contest, rapper, musician, dancing, music competition, street life, rivals, gangsters, gang ...
Place: miami
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 7.4
 9K
Divines (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, drug snorting, slum, police, seduction, urban decay, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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 2.1
 9K
Crossover (2006)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, basketball movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.1
 917
Mama Weed (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic police translator, specialized in phone tappings for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the commander is charming... One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, street gang, police dog, drugs, police, lifestyle, marijuana, crimes, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, translator ...
Place: paris france
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, army, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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