For the Culture

For the Culture

A Curated list of your favorite classics brought to you by Urban Throwbacks!

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  • Life
    Movie

    Life

    Movie

    In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

  • Blue Streak

    Movie

    A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

  • Boomerang

    Movie

    A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is.

  • Strictly Business

    Movie

    Sharp social satire in which the uneven friendship between an ambitious Black businessman and his streetwise pal is thrown into further confusion when the professional falls in love with a mind-numbingly gorgeous waitress.

  • Higher Learning

    Movie

    People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

  • Coming To America

    Movie

    An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and strong will.

  • Coach Carter

    Movie

    Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

  • Love and Basketball

    Movie

    Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

  • ATL
    Movie

    ATL

    Movie

    As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

  • The Last Dragon

    Movie

    In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

  • Menace II Society

    Movie

    A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

  • Purple Rain

    Movie

    A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

  • Jason's Lyric

    Movie

    Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.

  • New Jack City

    Movie

    A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

  • Hoodlum

    Movie

    Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

  • Belly

    Movie

    Tommy Brown and his friend Sincere are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to...

  • Fruitvale Station

    Movie

    The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

  • Friday: The Collection

    3 items

  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love

    Movie

    Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

  • Beverly Hills Cop I & II

    2 items

    Check out the first 2 hits of the iconic Franchise Beverly Hills Cop!

  • Do the Right Thing

    Movie

    On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

  • The Best Man

    Movie

    Just before his best friend's wedding, the life of a Chicago writer becomes crazy when his best friend guesses that his new book's story is based on his bride's fervent past.

  • Hustle and Flow

    Movie

    With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

  • Shaft

    Movie

    New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.