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, emotional, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with jewish, storytelling, runaway, death, mentor, culture clash, brutality, jews, tragedy and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish: The Book Thief (2013), Black Book (2006), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Schindler's List (1993), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), The Pianist (2002), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Munich (2005), Annie Hall (1977), In Darkness (2011).

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, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, jewish, holocaust, human spirit, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, against humanity, family secret, world war two, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
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, psychological, epic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, atrocity, nazism, holocaust, singer, espionage, betrayal, occupation, life is a bitch, escape, trap, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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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, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, wartime, rescue, survival, anti semitism, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
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: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany, eastern europe
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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, nazi, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, nazi occupation, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 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, concentration camp, human spirit, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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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, politics, secret agents, murder, vengeance, assassination, jewish, revenge, morality, justice, mossad ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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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, sincere, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, neurosis, tennis, singer, jewish, divorce, romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, uptight character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, wisconsin ...
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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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, thief, atrocity, german, underground, survival, tunnel, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, sewer, human spirit, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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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, melancholic, bleak, art house, depressing ...
Plot: nun, family secret, orphan, anti semitism, uncover truth, jewish, 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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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, bloody, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, gangsters, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, prohibition, gunfight, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: nazi occupation, german soldier, love, spy, german, military, jewish, investigation, conspiracy, bodyguard, saving a life, threat ...
Time: 1920s, year 1940
Place: holland, germany, netherlands, berlin germany, poland
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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, touching, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survivor, infidelity, love and romance, jewish, love affair, human nature, self discovery, haunted by the past, love triangle, character study, lovers reunited, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city ...
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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, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: jews, survival, rebellion, camp, holocaust, russian, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, danger, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, survival, german, jewish, artist, suicide, anti semitism, racial slur, arrest, humiliation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, warsaw poland ...
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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: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 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, plague, professor, danger ...
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, suffering, young woman, jewish, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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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, realistic, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, suburban life, jewish, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, defamation, neighbor, university, student, rabbi ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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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, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french, boarding school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
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 7.5
 20K
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: nazi officer, holocaust, auschwitz, revenge, nazi, mistaken identity, jewish, murder, vigilantism, truth, fake identity, dementia ...
Place: cleveland ohio, germany, canada
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 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: survival, post war, nazism, child as adult, on the road, escapades, siblings relations, against humanity, human nature, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
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, tense, atmospheric, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, working undercover, war, sadism, german, nazi, self sacrifice, danger, soldier, hitler, nazism, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, racial slur, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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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: tradition, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, estrangement, family relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
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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, husband wife relationship, flirting, hiding place, nazi, smuggler, strong female character, happy ending, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
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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: touching, captivating, thought provoking, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, gays and lesbians, aids, americana, breakup, life is a bitch, gay, loneliness, dying, marital problem, human nature, god or devil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: suicide, marriage, divorce, jewish, actress, jealousy, friendship, health situation, politically correct, doubts and hesitations, free spirited, supportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, rome italy ...
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 6.7
 43K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, clever ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night
Plot: pregnancy, christianity, high school, friendship, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, teenage love, youth, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
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