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 serious, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with street gang, crimes, gang, gangsters, violence, murder, urban, gun, society and gunfight plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as street gang: Menace II Society (1993), The Warriors (1979), The Wanderers (1979), Shottas (2002), City of Men (2007), Gran Torino (2008), Sons of Anarchy (2008), Blue Story (2019), Death Toll (2008), End of Watch (2012).

List of street gang movies

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, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, african american, murder, friendship, police brutality, ghetto, gang, street gang, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, north america
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 7.5
 104K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: suspense, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, street gang, survival, gang war, gangsters, warrior, chase, murder, gang member, girl gang, distopia, false accusation ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 11K
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: intense, harsh, affectionate, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, gang, rock and roll, teenager, bullying, high school, street gang, gangsters, cheerleader, american football, male nudity, chase ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
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 6.0
 5K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, gangsters, gang violence, police chase, crimes, criminal heroes, social decay, disorder, partners, rivalry, life is a bitch, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, jamaica
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 7.2
 16K
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: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: slum, friendship, crimes, street gang, betrayal, gangsters, coming of age, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study, adaptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 8.1
 775K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gang, friendship, racism, veteran, elderly, gunfight, rape, widower, teenager, interracial relations, prejudice, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 8.6
 297K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, motorcycle, prison, power struggle, group of criminals, crimes, young man, gang, arms dealing, organized crime, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
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 6.2
 7K
Blue Story (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.
Style: thought provoking, heartbreaking, tense, dark, controversial
Plot: ghetto, gangsters, gang, street gang, gang member, gunfight, youth, teenager, friends, rivalry, friendship, gang war ...
Place: london
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 2.3
 503
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, undercover, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 7.6
 250K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: emotional, tense, suspense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang member, street gang, police, police officer, gang war, gangsters, friendship, brutality, urban ghetto, gang, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 19K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: 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, serious, rough, tense, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, latinos, street gang, organized crime, gangsters, drug traffic, gang war, power struggle, criminal, lifestyle, crimes, threat ...
Place: southern california, california
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 7.8
 142K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: inspirational, serious, futuristic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, post apocalypse, gang warfare, biker, gang war, social decay, distopia, monster, cyberpunk, violent, disaster, judiciary ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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, hip hop, gang, exploitation, empire, rap, punk rock, dancing, music competition, rapper, musician, contest ...
Place: miami
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
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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, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, youth gang, coming of age, gang, friendship, crimes, urban ghetto, parents and children, high school life, urban ghetto life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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I'm No Longer Here (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, captivating, political ...
Plot: subculture, deportation, teenager, alienation, gang war, gang, immigration, party, homeless, war on drugs, immigrants, loneliness ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 87K
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, sexy, intense, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquent, teenager, gang, street gang, runaway, friendship, rivalry, brother brother relationship, small town, dysfunctional family, class differences ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.0
 13K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, organized crime, drugs, urban ghetto, drug dealing, rise and fall, street life, cocaine, criminal heroes, social decay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, gang, gangsters, death row, violence, adaptation, justice, brutality, hopes, human spirit, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.0
 28K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, sexy, neo noir, humorous, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, teenager, crimes, crime gone awry, murder, ghetto, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 33K
Sin Nombre (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: road movie, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, hopes, family reunited, street gang, immigrants, gang member, u.s. mexico border, social problems, rape, gangsters, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, california, new jersey ...
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 6.7
 19K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, dark, rough, tense, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, bullying, school, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, teenage life, ghetto, social decay, gang, teenage love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.2
 2K
Savage (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker gang, friends, gang, motorcycle gang, biker, power struggle, rivalry, social relations, street gang, lifestyle, young man, crimes ...
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: tense, stylized, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, vengeance, street gang, betrayal, crime boss, violent, courage, gang war, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1840s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 6K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police corruption, working undercover, murder, police officer killed, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, cuba
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The Young Savages (1961)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, tense, clever ...
Plot: street gang, racism, gang, juvenile delinquent, murder trial, courtroom, lawyer, crimes, serial killer, murder, district attorney, class differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 35K
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, surreal, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, street gang, gang, brother brother relationship, gangsters, teenager, biker, character study, juvenile delinquency, life philosophy, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
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Godfather of Harlem (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, gang leader, crime boss, gangsters, gang war, gang, violence, showdown, power struggle, criminal gang, street gang, gang of outlaws ...
Time: 60s
Place: harlem
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 5.9
 16K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: feel good, unusual plot structure, neo noir, erotic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, rape, rape and revenge, one man army, street gang, prostitute, interracial rape, vigilantism, revenge, violence, female nudity, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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