The best John Singleton’s movies

John Singleton

John Singleton

06/01/1968- 29/04/2019
We present our ranking of the best John Singleton’s movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about John Singleton.
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Beverly Hills Cop III

Beverly Hills Cop III
5.5/10
Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.

Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood
7.8/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 12/07/1991
  • Character: Mailman (uncredited)
Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

Shaft

Shaft
6/10
New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.

Baby Boy

Baby Boy
6.5/10
The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different women-Yvette and Peanut but still lives with his own mother. He can't seem to strike a balance or find direction in his chaotic life.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
7.9/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 14/10/2016
  • Character: Himself
A celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her swinging soirees with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, we are given special access to interviews with Dr. Angelou whose indelible charm and quick wit make it easy to love her.

These Amazing Shadows

These Amazing Shadows
7.6/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 22/01/2011
  • Character: Self
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood

The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood
7.3/10
A wonderful retrospective supplement that features much of the primary cast cast as well as Writer/Director John Singleton looking back at the picture's history and legacy. They speak on the themes of the film, the casting process, its importance then and now, its reception upon release, the project's novelty, its placing in the National Film Registry, and more. There's no shortage of good insight here and the piece does a fine job of encapsulating what Boyz n the Hood is all about.

Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films

Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films
8.5/10
  • Release: 28/09/1993
  • Character: Himself (Making of Remember the Time)
Michael Jackson's Dangerous album once again rocketed the global superstar to mega-platinum success! "Dangerous - The Short Films" captures the visual and musical highlights of his most recent string of hit singles. As well as extensive behind the scenes profiles of the making of Michael's state of the art short films.

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later
7.8/10
Documentary film exploring the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America.

Baadasssss!

Baadasssss!
7.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 28/05/2004
  • Character: Detroit J
Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of Melvin's brash and sometimes deceptive conduct on the set of the film, including questionable antics like writing bad checks, tricking a local fire department and allowing his son, Mario, to shoot racy sex scenes at the age of 11.

Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend
6.7/10
Cast and crew offer up a nice overview piece, discussing the picture's authenticity, real life in the time of Boyz n the Hood, the parallels between Singleton's real life and his film, the process of making the film, the casting process, the quality of the script, the film's reception, its Oscar nominations, and its legacy.

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
6.5/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 13/06/2006
  • Character: Himself
Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.

Turning Up the Heat: Movie Making in the 60's

Turning Up the Heat: Movie Making in the 60's
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 15/01/2008
  • Character: Interviewee
Documentary featuring interviews with director Norman Jewison and others providing an in-depth look at the production of the 1967 film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.

De'aundre Bonds - Drunk and Disorderly

De'aundre Bonds - Drunk and Disorderly
De'aundre Bonds, actor most known for playing "Stacy" in "The Wood" tells it all in this thrilling documentary about his life. From childhood to the silver screen to prison and back again.

The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars

The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars
7.1/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 21/09/2004
  • Character: Himself
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. It explained the impact of "Star Wars" on various directors and actors.

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