The One List: New Jack City

New Jack City
Year: 1991
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles
Why It Deserves Your Vote: Looking past the brick-sized cell phones, the gumby haircuts and shiny clothes and you’ll see an honest film that looked at everything from crack addiction to the meaning of justice. Not only did the film catapult Ice-T into film but it was the engine that drove Wesley Snipes from background character actor to first rate star in a performance that still sizzles. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!