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, serious, emotional, semi serious, bleak and sincere films and TV shows about / with synagogue, jewish, father son relationship, rabbi, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, society, cigarette smoking, anti semitism and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Czech Republic and other countries.
synagogue movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as synagogue: The Believer (2001), Jesus (1999), Avalon (1990), Untogether (2018), The Catcher Was a Spy (2018), The Assistant (1997), It (2017), Marshall (2017), Family Prayers (1993), Women (1996).

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, bleak, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, violence spree, identity crisis, nazism, bomb, synagogue, holocaust, traditional versus modern, social problems, rebelliousness, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, 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, realistic, biting
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, kidnapping, false identity, airport, rabbi, chewing gum, synagogue, wedding, chaos, comedy of errors ...
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: captivating, epic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: jewish, christianity, judaism, resurrection, bible, sin, clergy, temptation, society, heroes, hopes, miraculous event ...
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: thanksgiving, immigrants, culture clash, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, friends, hopes, small town, family life, oldies, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland, russia
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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: synagogue, judaism, rabbi, recovery, musician, car accident, relationship problems, lingerie, pet cat, addiction, drinking and driving, female director ...
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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, being followed, jewish, explosion, beating, jeep, male nudity, passionate kiss ...
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: old man, museum, assistant, synagogue, breaking and entering, peeping, coughing, studying, religious conversion, sexual assault, funeral, anti semitism ...
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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, good versus evil, killer clown, small town, child in peril, group of friends ...
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, trial, kidnapping, jewish, investigation, racism, court, police, murder, newspaper headline, escape, swimsuit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: mississippi, manhattan new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city
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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: jewish, television, gambler, freezer, punch, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, spin the bottle, movie theatre, betting, bookie ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, california
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: food, husband wife relationship, marriage, wedding, jealousy, teenage girl, jewish, self sacrifice, arab, arabic, gossip, tradition ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: middle east, jerusalem
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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: satanic ritual, occult, child birth, electrocution, nurse, father son relationship, wine, highway travel, nightmare, pregnancy, satanism, possession ...
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, synagogue, scam, shoes, being followed, businessman, israeli, intrigue, man with glasses, newspaper, politician, newspaper headline ...
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station 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, violence, basement, drugs, synagogue, jewish, knife, racism ...
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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, witty, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual exploration, cat, sexuality, priest, therapist, poet, baseball, disability, power outage, judaism, sexual awakening, male virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, 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, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, rivalry, human nature, introspection, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
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, painter, gay sex, gay, pianist, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gay culture, gay relationship, homoeroticism, concert hall, menage a trois ...
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: offbeat, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: elevator, mental illness, human nature, society, couples, ambition, office, anniversary, haunted by the past, family relations, immigrants, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn 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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, parents and children, religions or cults, couples, family life, clergy, loan, society, love and romance, romance, family relations ...
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, spy, paranoia, mystery, crimes, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, mexico
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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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: forbidden love, rabbi, gay, jewish, gay relationship, butcher, misfit, gender, gossip and rumors, social relations, religions or cults, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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: tuberculosis, football, anti semitism, football player, soccer, soviet, world war two, partisan, synagogue, jewish, bar mitzvah, nazi occupation ...
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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: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, holocaust, wartime life, moral dilemma, society, starting over, lovers reunited, couples, human spirit, haunted by the past, concentration camp, genocide ...
Time: 40s, year 1946, 1940s
Place: france, europe, 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: telephone call, cigarette smoking, restaurant, kiss, interview, dog, eating, dying, chauffeur, camera, limousine, audition ...
Place: france, israel, middle east, paris france
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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, prairie, judaism, classical music, bus, small town, mayor, religion, coming of age, night ...
Time: 1950s
Place: canada, mine
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Pressure Point (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: prison, psychopath, nightmare, psychiatrist, hopes, power relations, doctors and patients, kids in trouble, interracial relations, confined, haunted by the past, racism ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, d day, diary, anti semitism, dentist, attic, survival, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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Whisky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship. the owner of a sock ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: factory, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, comedy of errors, couple relations, elderly lovers, family gatherings, elderly, hidden identity, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina
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All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: society, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, life turned upside down, holocaust, anti semitism, rescue, starvation, war, ghetto, confined ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: czech republic, europe, austria, germany, palestine ...
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To Take a Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her ...
Plot: cigarette, wife husband relationship, lover, conflict, arranged marriage, married couple, marriage, divorce, marriage crisis, family feud, extramarital affair, hairdresser ...
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