Hood film

Hood film is a film genre originating in the United States, which features aspects of urban African-American or Hispanic-American culture such as hip hop music, street gangs, racial discrimination, organized crime, gangster, gangsta rap, broken families, drug use and trafficking, illegal immigration into the United States and the problems of young people coming of age or struggling amid the relative poverty and violent gang activity within such neighborhoods.


Critic Murray Forman notes that the "spatial logic" of hip-hop culture, with heavy emphasis on place-based identity, locates "black youth urban experience within an environment of continual proximate danger", and this quality defines the hood film.[1] In a 1992 essay in Cineaction, Canadian critic Rinaldo Walcott identified the hood film's primary concerns as issues of masculinity and "(re)gaining manhood for black men".[2]

Among the directors who have made films in this genre are John Singleton, Mario Van Peebles, F. Gary Gray, Hughes Brothers, and Spike Lee. The genre has also been parodied with such films as Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. The genre reached the height of its popularity in the 90s due to the acclaim of the films New Jack City, Boyz n the Hood, Juice and Menace II Society. With the plethora of films both dramas and comedies, hood films of the 90s are in a sense neo-Blaxploitation films and Mexploitation films .

Non-American hood films

British films,Pressure (film), Babylon,Bullet Boy, Kidulthood, Adulthood (film), Anuvahood, Ill Manors, Brotherhood (2016 film), Yardie (film), French films, La Haine, Ma 6-T va crack-er, Girlhood (film), Spanish films, Talento de Barrio, Sin Nombre (2009 film), Brazilian films, City of God (2002 film), South Africa film, Tsotsi, iNumber Number, Indian film, Gully Boy and Jamaican film Shottas

List of hood films







See also


  1. ^ Murray Forman (2002). The 'Hood Comes First: race, space, and place in rap and hip-hop. Wesleyan University Press.
  2. ^ John McCullough (2006). "Rude and the Representation of Class Relations in Canadian Film". Working on Screen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema. University of Toronto Press.

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'Hood (film)

'Hood is a 1998 Japanese film directed by Hakaru Sunamoto, and starring Shuji Kashiwabara.

The soundtrack of 'Hood features songs by Shinichi Osawa and Monday Michiru's special unit, Viva Unity, Zeebra, Muro and Misia.


'Hood may refer to:


'Hood (film)



Baby (2007 film)

Baby is a 2007 independent film, considered part of the hood film genre. The film tells the story of an Asian-American youth's gang life in East Los Angeles, set during the mid '80s to the early '90s. Directed by Juwan Chung and starring David Huynh, Tzi Ma, Feodor Chin, Ron Yuan and Kenneth Choi. It has been called "the Asian American Boyz n the Hood" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The film won Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and a Special Jury Award for "Outstanding Newcomer" for star David Huynh at the same film festival that year, and a Best Director award for Director Juwan Chung at the 2008 DisOrient Film Festival. It was also distributed by Lionsgate.

Baby Boy (film)

Baby Boy is a 2001 American coming-of-age hood film written, produced, and directed by John Singleton. The film follows bicycle mechanic Joseph "Jody" Summers as he lives and learns in his everyday life in the hood of Los Angeles. It represented the film debut of actress Taraji P. Henson and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson. Gibson and Henson later starred in the film Four Brothers. The film, originally set to star Tupac Shakur, instead switched to Gibson after Shakur's death in 1996.

Crime film

Crime films, in the broadest sense, are a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.


DJ EFN (born May 28, 1975) is an American record label executive and DJ, based in Miami, who specializes in hip-hop. Since the early 1990s, operating most often under the banner of Crazy Hood Productions, EFN has worked in the hip-hop industry in a variety of capacities, including as a mixtape producer, album producer and A&R consultant, radio host, marketing and promotions specialist, clothing retailer, artist manager, and film producer. He is currently best known as the co-host (with the rapper Noreaga) of "Drink Champs," a weekly podcast carried by Sean "Diddy" Combs's Revolt TV network.

Fresh (1994 film)

Fresh is a 1994 American crime film written and directed by Boaz Yakin in his film directorial debut, also produced by Randy Ostrow and Lawrence Bender (seen in a cameo appearance). It was scored by Stewart Copeland, a member of The Police.

Marketed as a hip hop 'hood film, Fresh went relatively unnoticed by the public, but won critical acclaim. An emotional coming of age story, it offers a realistic glimpse of the dangerous life in New York City's projects during the crack epidemic. "There's shocking resonance to the notion of a grade-school boy who's become a criminal out of sheer pragmatism," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman.

Kathleen MacInnes

Kathleen MacInnes, or Caitlin Nic Aonghais in Scottish Gaelic, (born 30 December 1969) is a Scottish singer, television presenter and actress, who performs primarily in Scottish Gaelic. She is a native of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and lives in Glasgow with her partner and three sons. In 2010, she appeared on the soundtrack to the Ridley Scott film Robin Hood.

Little Red Riding Hood (1997 film)

Little Red Riding Hood is a 1997 black and white short film based on the traditional children's fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. Written and directed by David Kaplan, it features Christina Ricci in the title role. The film bears similarities to some of the earliest versions of the fairytale, including the Italian "La finta nonna" (The False Grandmother).

Miami SunPost

The Miami SunPost was a free weekly community-style newspaper published in Miami, Florida, and distributed in a print edition and an on-line edition every Thursday. The paper covered local news, politics, business, culture, society, and the arts. It circulated in Miami Beach, North Bay Village, Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Miami's Design District, Wynwood, Upper Eastside, and Miami Shores. It ceased publishing in 2014.

Writers, columnists, and contributors included columnists Alejandro Arce and Charles Branham-Bailey; news writers Frank Maradiaga and Michael Sasser; social editor Jeannette Stark; "411" columnist Mary Jo Almeida-Shore; "Go" columnist Maryanne Salvat; theater reviewer Tony Guzman; literary reviewer John Hood; film critics Ruben Rosario, Crissa-Jean Chappell and George Capewell; and music reviewer Vala Kodish. Erik Bojnansky is a former executive editor. Former staff writers have included Rebecca Wakefield, Anne Newport Royall and Arthur Carl "A. C." Weinstein.

The paper issued annual special issues including the SunPost "Best Of the Beaches," recognizing the best places and businesses in South Florida in several categories, and the "SunPost Top 50 People," recognizing local citizens for notable achievements and contributions.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American Technicolor swashbuckler film from Warner Bros., produced by Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, that stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains.

Written by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. Miller, the film concerns a Saxon knight who, in King Richard's absence in the Holy Land during the Crusades, fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla band against Prince John and the Norman lords oppressing the Saxon commoners.

The Adventures of Robin Hood has been acclaimed by critics since its release. In 1995, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.Alan Hale Sr., who plays Little John, had played the same character in the 1922 version of the film and went on to play him again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest, released by Columbia in 1950.

The Arrows of Robin Hood

The Arrows of Robin Hood (Russian: Стрелы Робин Гуда, Strely Robin Guda, alternative translations Robin Good's Arrows, Robin Gud's Arrows) is a Soviet 1975 film about Robin Hood directed by Sergei Tarasov.

Two soundtracks exist for the film. In 1975 Vladimir Vysotsky wrote and performed seven ballads, six of them were included in the final version. However a recommendation by Goskino editorial board called them inadequate for a romantic adventure; the real reason being conflicts with Vysotsky. In 1976 new songs were performed by Aija Kukule and Viktors Lapčenoks, lyrics by Lev Prozorovsky, music by Raimonds Pauls, this version was released in the cinemas. Four of Vysotsky's songs were later used in 1982 film The Ballad of the Valiant Knight Ivanhoe also directed by Tarasov, set in the same time and place and using some of the same characters. In the 1990s the film was successfully re-released with the 1975 soundtrack. The DVDs also have the 1975 soundtrack.

The Last of Robin Hood

The Last of Robin Hood is a 2013 American independent biographical drama film about actor Errol Flynn directed and written by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. The film stars Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Kane, and Max Casella. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Wachowskis

Lana Wachowski (born Laurence Wachowski; June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (born Andrew Paul Wachowski; December 29, 1967) are American film and TV directors, writers, and producers. The sisters are both trans women. Collectively known as the Wachowskis (), they have worked as a writing and directing team through most of their professional film careers.

They made their directing debut in 1996 with Bound, and achieved fame with their second film The Matrix (1999), a major box office success for which they won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), and were involved in the writing and production of other works in that franchise.

Following the commercial success of The Matrix series, they wrote and produced the 2005 film V for Vendetta (an adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore), and in 2008 released the film Speed Racer, a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series. Their next film, Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by David Mitchell and co-written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer, was released in 2012. Their film Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix series Sense8, which they co-created with J. Michael Straczynski, both debuted in 2015; the second season of Sense8 in 2016 was Lana's first major creative undertaking without Lilly, who took a break for it.

Turn It Up (film)

Turn It Up is a 2000 action hood film directed by Robert Adetuyi and starring Ja Rule, Pras, Faith Evans and Jason Statham.

Zineb Oukach

Zineb Oukach (; born 1983) is a Moroccan film actress and model, known to worldwide audiences for playing the role of Fatima in the 2007 Gavin Hood film Rendition.

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