Ghetto Movies

List of the best ghetto melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: In Time, Lila Says, Life Is Beautiful, Colors
In the top there are new films of 2011, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
In Time (2011)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersPoor, Thieves
PlotRevolution, Love, Money, Survival, Fate, Hostage, Chase
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleTense, For men

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.

Lila Says (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Teens, Teachers, Writers
PlotLove triangle, Obsession, Love, Seduction
PlaceGhetto, Party, France

Based on a controversial French novel, Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila, a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also falls for Lila, the ensuing love triangle initiates a journey of sexual discovery -- and sets off a chain of devastating events.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Colors (1988)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles, Ghetto
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Depressive

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.