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 dramatic, realistic, emotional, serious, poignant and intense films and TV shows about / with jewish, culture clash, storytelling, runaway, mentor, anti semitism, brutality, death, beautiful scenery and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
jewish movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish: The Book Thief (2013), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Black Book (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Pianist (2002), A Serious Man (2009), In Darkness (2011), Ida (2013), Amen. (2002).

List of jewish movies

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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, twists and turns, suspense, epic, erotic ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, spy, espionage, nazism, nazi, war, atrocity, occupation, terrorist, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1956, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, belgium, amsterdam ...
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, war, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, survival, wartime, accountant, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, central europe ...
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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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, jewish, human spirit, life philosophy, self sacrifice, survival, nazism, life & death, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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: emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
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: philosophical, cynical, ironic, meditative, talky ...
Plot: jewish, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, rabbi, professor, suburban life, marijuana, life, neighbor, teacher, synagogue, torah ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, california, canada
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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, harsh, uplifting, sincere, light ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, world war two, nazi, atrocity, german, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, thief, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, eastern europe, israel, germany, europe
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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: bleak, art house, emotional, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, faith, family secret, character study, suicide, self discovery, religion, orphan, convent ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, denmark
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, ss, genocide, jewish, concentration camp, priest, conscience, christian, nazi, pope, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, old testament, god, ancient history, christianity, bible, christian, judaism, jewish, slavery, prophet ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
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, satirical, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, jewish, gay, nazi, world war two, decadence, transvestism, political unrest, fascism, bisexual man, love triangle, dancing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, europe
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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, sincere, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: jewish, ukrainian, culture clash, holocaust, anti semitism, collector, prejudice, dog, journey, on the road, friendship, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
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Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city
Style: suspense, scary, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: jewish, found footage, tourist, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, demon, supernatural, zombie, vacation, church, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, year 1972, 70s
Place: jerusalem, israel, palestine, asia, tel aviv israel
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, stylized, biblical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, ancient egypt, adventure, pharaoh, ancient history, religion, freedom, prince, jewish, family, self discovery, hopes ...
Place: egypt, north africa
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An American Pickle (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great grandson, a computer coder who he can’t connect with.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, unusual plot structure, funny, surreal ...
Plot: time traveler, time travel, jewish, fish out of water, immigrants, disorder, adventure, inventions and discoveries, family, family relations, cemetery, twitter ...
Time: 21st century, year 1919
Place: brooklyn new york city, canada
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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: sexy, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: judaism, jewish, tradition versus modernity, wedding, tradition, village, anti semitism, dancing, immigration, jewish culture, father daughter relationship, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, ukraine, poland, israel, europe
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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: sad, poignant, art house, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazi, world war two, friendship, jewish, nazism, anti semitism, catholic, holocaust, coming of age, childhood, school, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, germany, poland, vatican ...
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: jewish, fall in love, moral dilemma, family relations, religions or cults, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, misfit, emigration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
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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, compassionate, harsh, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, genocide, prison, brutality, life & death ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, poland, california, germany
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Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, talky, humorous, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, infidelity, love and romance, peasant, dark humor, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, poland, usa, philadelphia ...
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Remember (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi war criminal, nazi, auschwitz, ss, revenge, jewish, nazi officer, genocide, world war two, neo nazi, mistaken identity ...
Place: germany, canada, cleveland ohio
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, surreal, mind bending, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, hitler youth, german, circumcision, coming of age, survival, war, nazi germany, physical exam ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, israel, latvia ...
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: sexy, epic, family saga, political, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, jewish, nazi, world war two, sex scene, fascism, politics, society, family life, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, eastern europe, israel, serbia, europe ...
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: melancholic, intellectual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jewish, college, romance, existentialism, adolescence, atheist, war, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, student ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1955
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, family relations, forced marriage, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, family tradition, family problems, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, middle east
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, lawyer, war crime, jewish, nazi, courtroom, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, middle ages, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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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, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi, war, survival, partisan, genocide, jewish, judaism, wartime life, rebellion, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada ...
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, older woman younger man sex, sex, coming of age, sexual relations, nazi, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, secret, world war two ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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