Synagogue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant synagogue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, semi serious, serious, humorous, emotional and bleak films and TV shows about / with synagogue, jewish, rabbi, father son relationship, mother son relationship, society, anti semitism, kiss, restaurant and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
synagogue movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as synagogue: The Believer (2001), Jesus (1999), Avalon (1990), Eyes Wide Open (2009), A Serious Man (2009), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Cabaret (1972), Let My People Go! (2011), Untogether (2018).

List of synagogue movies

The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, violence spree, synagogue, bomb, holocaust, nazism, identity crisis, innocence lost, psychopath, introspection, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic
Plot: chase, on the run, wedding, false identity, airport, synagogue, rabbi, chewing gum, kidnapping, racism, comedy of errors, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: judaism, jesus christ, jewish, christianity, bible, resurrection, religions or cults, society, last supper, synagogue, clergy, leadership ...
Place: palestine
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Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, thanksgiving, oldies, parents and children, rabbi, synagogue, store, hopes, small town, society, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1919 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland, russia
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Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in ...
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: forbidden love, jewish, gay, butcher, gay relationship, rabbi, religions or cults, gender, misfit, gays and lesbians, against the rules, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, dysfunctional family, telephone call, university, marijuana, divorce, rabbi, defamation, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, last supper, apostle, resurrection, ancient rome, christian, jesus christ, idealism, religions or cults, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, widow, car accident, chauffeur, jewish, self discovery, boss and employee, aging ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, biting ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, entertainer, fireplace, gramophone, love triangle, opposites attract, nightclub, bisexuality, nazi, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
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Let My People Go! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everyone knows that Ruben is Jewish, gay, half-French, half-Finnish, an ungrateful son and disappointing lover, a thief who can’t help himself, and possibly a murderer to boot. The only person who doesn't know who Ruben is is Ruben himself. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, farce, parents and children, religions or cults, gender, society, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, homecoming, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, finland, paris france
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Untogether (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Once considered a teen prodigy, a recovering addict sobers up and tries to get her writing career back on track. She begins a relationship with a rising author known for his wartime memoirs.
Plot: female director, car accident, musician, rabbi, synagogue, recovery, judaism, caught in a lie, pet cat, group therapy, relationship problems, doctor ...
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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
Plot: gay, espionage, spy, lgbt, closeted homosexual, checkpoint, jewish, jeep, explosion, battle, passionate kiss, beating ...
Time: year 1941
Place: italy, zurich switzerland
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The Assistant (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daniel Petrie scripted and directed this Canadian-British film, an adaptation of the memorable 1957 Brooklyn-based novel by Brooklyn-born Bernard Malamud, author of The Natural. During the Depression, drifter Frank Alpine (Gil Bellows) and hobo Ward ...
Plot: studying, assistant, love, female nudity, police, violence, funeral, brutality, gun, rat, fire, peeping ...
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, abandoned house, death of brother, monster, supernatural power, killer clown, good versus evil, small town, group of friends, child in peril ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, court, kidnapping, jewish, trial, investigation, racism, microphone, record player, trust, bar, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, manhattan new york city, mississippi
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Family Prayers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This coming of age story set in the 1960s takes a look at the effects of a couple's break-up on a sensitive, thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s.
Plot: rabbi, hebrew, movie theatre, punch, sister sister relationship, freezer, gambler, jewish, television, button, ice cream, jewish family ...
Time: year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: menage a trois, orphan, eating, food, wedding, marriage, husband wife relationship, tradition, gossip, arabic, arab, childlessness ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: jerusalem, middle east
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Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: occult, satanic ritual, child birth, nightmare, pregnant from rape, father son relationship, wine, nurse, child born of rape, demon, highway, childbirth ...
Place: cross country
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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new prime minister of Israel.
Plot: politics, singer, wedding, choir, telephone, alleyway, character appears on front page of a newspaper, character appears in newspaper, newspaper, newspaper headline, politician, man with glasses ...
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Deconstructing Griffith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four characters are united on an arduous inner journey of self-discovery, striving to implement the Jewish concept of tikkun olam in a perilous world of drug-trafficking, gang violence, addiction, mental anguish and personal struggle. A story about ...
Plot: philosophy, neo nazi, religion, stabbing, motorcycle, synagogue, racism, gang, basement, drugs, violence, strong female character ...
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The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: cat, sexual exploration, disability, sexuality, wheelchair, gurney, power outage, male virgin, judaism, sexual awakening, virgin, sexual pleasure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, boston
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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Those People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.
Plot: gay love, gay, painter, gay sex, pianist, homosexuality, gay relationship, lgbt teen, gay culture, homoeroticism, gay crush, gay friend ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: elevator, mental illness, parents and children, ambition, love and romance, office, misfit, society, couples, family relations, immigrants, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002
Place: new york, usa, italy, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, parents and children, family relations, romance, jewish, clergy, religions or cults, family life, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Last Embrace (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: obsession, murder, spy, paranoia, betrayal, secret agents, mystery, suspicion, restaurant, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, mexico
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Broken Promise (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the face of insurmountable odds, one man will risk everything to take back his country. Czechoslovakia, 1943, and the world is enveloped by the dark clouds of war. Showing unimaginable bravery, a Jewish teenager manages to escape the clutches of ...
Style: student film
Plot: synagogue, holocaust, partisan, monastery, christian, soviet, world war two, tuberculosis, jewish, soccer, football player, football ...
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Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, prostitute, starting over, human spirit, concentration camp, moral dilemma, anti semitism, war, genocide, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: europe, france, paris france, canada
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The Great Role (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an ...
Plot: crying, friend, clothing store, betting, bar mitzvah, yiddish, sound recording, cigarette smoking, telephone call, camera, eating, limousine ...
Place: france, paris france, israel, middle east
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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The early 1960s: In preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish boy, Max Glick (Noam Zylberman) from a small Manitoba community with an overbearing family tries to navigate his coming-of-age with his family's condescension and bigotry using his ...
Plot: rabbi, winter, religious differences, piano lesson, classical music, prairie, judaism, speaking to audience, police car, teenager, bedroom, talking to the camera ...
Time: 1950s
Place: canada, mine
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