Jewish movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jewish movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, dramatic, interesting and melancholic films and TV shows about / with jewish, storytelling, runaway, mentor, nazi, death, jews, culture clash, friendship and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish: The Book Thief (2013), Black Book (2006), Annie Hall (1977), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Schindler's List (1993), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Defiance (2008), A Serious Man (2009), Ida (2013), The Pianist (2002).

List of jewish movies

 7.6
 120K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: nazi germany, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, nazi, book, childhood, world war two, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 7.7
 69K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: jewish, singer, nazism, atrocity, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, nazi occupation, spy, occupation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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 8.0
 239K
Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, comedian, neurosis, tennis, singer, divorce, romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, human relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, wisconsin, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, young heroes, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, journey, collector, friendship, on the road, search, holocaust, anti semitism, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, eastern europe, kiev ukraine
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 7.2
 131K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, russian, camp, survival, war, escape, self sacrifice, forest, partisan, rebellion, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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 7.0
 123K
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, intellectual, cynical, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, neighbor, rabbi, defamation, bribery, university ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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 7.4
 48K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: serious, bleak, melancholic, art house, depressing ...
Plot: nun, jewish, family secret, orphan, anti semitism, uncover truth, human nature, haunted by the past, murder of family, faith, murder, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
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 8.5
 656K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, jewish, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, life philosophy, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, jewish, loyalty, aristocracy, nazism, couple relations, self sacrifice, politics, german, career, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
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 7.5
 200K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, assassination, politics, murder, jewish, vengeance, revenge, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, family relations, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: rough, factual, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, jewish, caged animal, nazi, smuggler, hiding place, flirting, husband wife relationship, happy ending, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, central europe, warsaw poland
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 6.0
 3K
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: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, christianity, jewish, resurrection, religions or cults, hopes, society, sin, leadership, jesus christ, main character dies, judaism ...
Place: palestine
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, jewish, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, human spirit, war, survival, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: jewish, faith, courtroom, prayer, death in the family, murder, redemption, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 4.8
 965
Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, cruelty, jewish, parents and children, haunted by the past, holocaust, concentration camp, human nature, siblings relations, love affair, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, usa, europe
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 7.3
 9K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, jewish, underground, german, tunnel, polish, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, refugee, sewer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2008, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, sadistic, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, criminal heroes, regret, crimes, politician ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 64K
Cafe Society (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
Style: sweet, romantic, light, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, socialite, party, nightclub, love, jewish, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, marriage, letter, cinema, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, new york, beverly hills, bronx new york city
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, jewish, neighbor, family dinner, overbearing, musician, comedy of errors, parents and children, family gatherings, couple relations, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, racial slur, forgery, suicide, artist, doctor, humiliation, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 72K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, vampire, save the world, survival, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly virus, fate of humanity, immortality, plague, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 153K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, neighbor, letter, depression, correspondence, mental illness, jewish, suffering, young woman, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
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The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: national socialism
Plot: jewish, spy, dutch, nazi occupation, sex scene, third reich, gestapo, love, military, bodyguard, german soldier, german ...
Time: 1920s, year 1940
Place: holland, germany, netherlands, poland, berlin germany
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 4.4
 1K
Jewtopia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Smitten with a Jewish woman, a gentile asks his Jewish pal to advise him on how to act like a member of the community.
Plot: dating, jewish, gynecologist, first date, religion, childhood friend, restaurant, paranoia, friendship, friendship between men, rejection, bar mitzvah ...
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