The One List: Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood
Year: 1991
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, Angela Bassett
Why It Deserves Your Vote: In 1991, if Black America had a capital city it would have been Compton. Home to N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and more, South Central LA was already the heartbeat of hip-hop and then Boyz N the Hood dropped and the world became fascinated with life in the hood. Starring a cast of future stars (Cuba Gooding Jr, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long) the film is emotional exploration of three boys growing up in Compton and the obstacles to real success they all face. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!