14. 'The Warriors'
New York was a pretty fucked up place in the late 1970s, but it still wasn't quite as gnarly as director Walter Hill depicted it in his 1979 classic The Warriors. In this version of the city, rival gangs with names like the Baseball Furies and the Rogues occupy various turfs in all five boroughs. They all come together one night for a grand summit, but things quickly fall apart when their leader is assassinated. A member of the Warriors is blamed and the gang is forced to flee to their native Coney Island while fighting off armies of elaborately costumed crews. It's been parodied countless times, and phrases like "can you dig it?" and "warriors, come out and play" have become part of the cultural lexicon, sometimes recited by people that have never even seen the film.