Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Directed by John Singleton
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
First-time director John Singleton garnered an Oscar nomination for this intensely dramatic story of life in a south central Los Angeles neighborhood. Following the attempts of Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) to build a better life for himself, Boyz ‘N the Hood reveals a world in which a trip to the store can end in death.