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, dramatic, interesting, intense, emotional and serious films and TV shows about / with jewish, runaway, storytelling, brutality, mentor, culture clash, death, dialogue, jews and anti semitism 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 Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013), Black Book (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Pianist (2002), The Exception (2016), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), In Darkness (2011), Defiance (2008).

List of jewish movies

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, atrocity, nazi, gas chamber, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 7.6
 127K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, nazi, war, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 72K
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, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, nazism, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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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, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, rescue, anti semitism, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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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, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, nazi, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 725K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, warsaw poland
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 6.8
 11K
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: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, gestapo, jewish, german, love, military, third reich, german army, spy, bodyguard, investigation ...
Time: 1920s, year 1934, 1940s, year 1940
Place: germany, holland, poland, netherlands, berlin germany
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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, search, collector, friendship, on the road, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 10K
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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, atrocity, jewish, german, survival, underground, refugee, mistrust, unwanted pregnancy, thief, sewer, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 138K
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: emotional, epic, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, hopes, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, working undercover, nazism, fascist, sadism, legendary, nazi, soldier, danger, world war two, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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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: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: judge, courtroom drama, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin 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, twists and turns, touching, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, self discovery, love triangle, haunted by the past, human nature, world war two, character study, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.5
 212K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, murder, vengeance, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 133K
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: meditative, talky, ironic, philosophical, dark humor ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, desperation, family problems, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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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, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 45K
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, disturbing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: jewish, concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
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 8.4
 2K
The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
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Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, soldier, diary, military, wartime life, military life, society, occupation, political unrest, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: loan, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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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, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, jewish, nazi, smuggling, marriage, zookeeper, world war two, hiding place, smuggler, caged animal, flirting ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 164K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, correspondence, unlikely friendships, depression, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, young woman, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: psychiatrist, historical character, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, patient, seduction, mentally unstable, spanking, insanity, psychology, mental illness, s&m ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, zurich switzerland, central europe ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, mayor, blackmail, jewish, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, banned film, absurd, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, travel, racism, anti semitism, satire, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 251K
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, sincere, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, neurosis, singer, tennis, divorce, romance, jewish, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, uptight character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, beverly hills ...
Is relevant ?
 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.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating
Plot: dating, jewish, religion, restaurant, friendship, family business, prejudice, love and romance, pretense, couples, friendship between men, childhood friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 53K
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, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, ridiculous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, wedding, meet the parents, family gatherings, family disapproval, cat, cia, parenthood, nothing goes right, jewish, farce, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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