Rabbi movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rabbi movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, touching, talky and humorous films and TV shows about / with rabbi, jewish, society, religion, judaism, religions or cults, redemption, dialogue, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Israel and other countries.
rabbi movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rabbi: Keeping the Faith (2000), Fill the Void (2012), Invincible (2001), The Rabbi's Cat (2011), Pi (1998), The Frisco Kid (1979), Girlfriends (1978), Son of Saul (2015), Live and Become (2005), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999).

List of rabbi movies

Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, rabbi, priest, catholicism, clergy, romance, friendship, celibacy, buddies, church, urban, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: rabbi, jewish, tradition, widower, matchmaking, arranged marriage, moral dilemma, family in crisis, women's rights, society, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, kindergarten, belgium
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Invincible (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: anti semitism, rabbi, jewish, small town, society, strong man, clergy, nightclub, human spirit, small town life, fascism, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
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The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a rabbi and his talking cat, a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's teenage daughter.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, cat, racism, portrait painting, jewish culture, adventure, pets, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: africa, algeria
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, survival, sexual abuse, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, genius, obsession, paranoia, prodigy, rabbi, delusion, code, alienation, surveillance, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, anti heroes, friendship, culture clash, buddies, fugitives, bank, odd couple, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, poland, san francisco, europe, usa
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Girlfriends (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.
Plot: photographer, roommate, single, rabbi, young woman, chess, red wine, tequila, insecurity, marriage, friendship
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Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, realistic, harsh, talky ...
Plot: hungarian, auschwitz, prisoner, rabbi, son, holocaust, nazi, death, jewish, prison escape, corpse, warehouse ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
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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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Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: adoption, refugee camp, rabbi, christian, family relations, rescue, racism, parents and children, society, love of one's life, post traumatic stress disorder, parent child relationship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ethiopia, france, israel, africa, europe ...
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, rabbi, teenager, jewish, anti semitism, coming of age, time travel, survival, human spirit, death, tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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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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Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, breakup, gender, gay, life is a bitch, americana, imaginary, hiv, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1985
Place: new york, usa
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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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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: humorous, witty, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parody, righting the wronged, folk hero, robin hood, farce, arrow, adventure, witch, thief, in the woods, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt, new jersey
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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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Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, rabbi, loan, immigrants, innocence lost, romance, family life, new wave, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, america, egypt, manhattan new york city ...
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Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: immigrants, rabbi, deportation, robbery, musician, culture clash, americana, society, life is a bitch, special agents, interracial relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california, bangladesh, california ...
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: judaism, tradition, milkman, village, tavern, constable, russian soldier, elopement, dream, social differences, love and romance, anti semitism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, sexual, witty ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, aphrodisiac, king, anthology, jester, castle, orgasm, sheep, homosexuality, looking for sex, rabbi ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york
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Ushpizin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkah, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: uninvited guest, rabbi, charity, redemption, cause and meaning, religions or cults, hopes, couple relations, down on your luck, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexual, psychological
Plot: nun, convent, forbidden love, possession, rabbi, clergy, mystery, village, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, countryside, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, religions or cults, rabbi, redemption, boarding school, forbidden love, homosexuality, hopes, coming out, best friends, prodigy, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, woman in danger, danger, revenge, haunted by the past, twins, ghosts, death, brutality, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary
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The Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charlie Berns (William H. Macy) is a veteran Hollywood movie producer who has given up on his career and life. That is until his idealistic screenwriter nephew (Jason Ritter) comes bearing the script of a lifetime and Charlie decides to give his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: hollywood, kidnapping, filmmaking, rabbi, nothing goes right, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, desire for fame, down on your luck, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa, prague czech republic, south africa
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Holy Rollers (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rabbi, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, crime, drug dealing, religions or cults, crimes, innocence lost, partners, society, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, parents and children, suburbs, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, jewish, exploitation, police, violence, crime, rabbi, master criminal, mystery, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
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