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You do the crime, then you have to do the time. That seems to be that way for the leading roles in Dead Presidents, Boyz N’ the Hood, Doing Hard Time, Paid in Full and Menace II Society.

Anthony Curtis didn’t want to work for “the man” anymore. Doughboy was just trying to protect his little brother. Caine wanted to make enough to leave the ‘hood behind. But they all wound up paying for their mistakes.

Here are six movies that give perfect examples of how crime doesn’t pay. What are some other movies that prove crime doesn’t pay?

Always Outnumbered

Socko has some skeletons in his closet that’s keeping him from getting a decent job and altering at his sanity.

Boyz N’ The Hood

Tre, Ricky and Doughboy didn’t know parking lot beef would send one of them to jail and another to an early grave.

Dead Presidents

This bunch of fortune hopefuls are in for a heap of trouble once their plan goes wrong as each team member is killed off one-by-one.

Doing Hard Time

Ever tried to get into jail? Yeah, neither have we, but Michael Mitchell is seeking revenge for the man that killed his eight-year-old son by getting into jail and put matters in his own hands.

Paid In Full

Ace, based on a real life Harlem kingpin, takes up an offer to work with a Dominican drug dealer, but his new position will cost everything.

Menace 2 Society

Caine wants to escape his project hustle for a better life, but he will first have to pay for all of his past demons.