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, melancholic, touching, serious and emotional films and TV shows about / with jewish, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, runaway, jews, brutality, catastrophe, nazi and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War 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), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), A Serious Man (2009), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Pianist (2002), Defiance (2008), Schindler's List (1993), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Munich (2005).

List of jewish movies

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, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 7.6
 118K
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: holocaust, adoption, family secret, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, hiding place, husband wife relationship, caged animal, nazi, smuggler, flirting, happy ending, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
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 7.1
 120K
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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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, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, 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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, genocide, nazi occupation, hunger, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.2
 129K
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, serious ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, russian, survival, war, partisan, forest, rebellion, self sacrifice, escape, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
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, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, journey, friendship, collector, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany
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 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: 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, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: jewish, thief, holocaust, survival, underground, refugee, sewer, tunnel, german, war, polish, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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 8.0
 235K
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: talky, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tennis, comedian, singer, jewish, neurosis, lobster, cocaine, job interview, volkswagen beetle, talking to the audience, marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, wisconsin ...
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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, serious, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, jewish, loyalty, aristocracy, nazism, housekeeper, newspaper, flower, country house, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
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 6.6
 61K
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, love, nightclub, party, love triangle, jewish, letter, marriage, cinema, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, new york, bronx new york city
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The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, pre war
Plot: jewish, prisoner, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, politics, couple relations, political unrest, showbiz, female nudity, hit on the head, bare breasts ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, germany, spain, berlin germany
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 7.4
 71K
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, suspenseful, scary, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, save the world, vampire, scientist, plague, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, fate of humanity, supernatural, immortality, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 13K
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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 46K
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, nazism, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
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Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, romance, young lovers, opposites attract, social differences, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, parents and children, fall in love, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, arizona, bronx new york city ...
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 7.4
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, holocaust survivor, family life, youth, family relations, female nudity, mentally challenged, parents and children, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 10K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sexy, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, resistance, romance, war, fall in love, love and romance, escape, couples, friends, secret agents, rescue, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, europe, paris france, vichy ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, mission, jewish, period piece, life risking, chase, secret mission, culture clash, runaway, morality ...
Time: 60s
Place: argentina, israel
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Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, lawyer, boxer, nun, rich and poor, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, 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, dark humor, touching, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, self discovery, couple relations, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, human nature, introspection, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, jewish, family dinner, neighbor, comedy of errors, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Adam Sandler invites you to share some holiday cheer in the new, no-holds-barred musical comedy Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights. Davey Stone, a 33-year old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jewish, basketball, christmas, hanukkah, redemption, holiday, shopping mall, drugs/alcohol, small town, friendship, beer, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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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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 6.5
 4K
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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 6.2
 22K
Fading Gigolo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Style: sexy, humorous, talky, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, jewish, sexual fantasy, gigolo, money problems, prostitute, jazz, pimp, sexual relations, couples, wooing, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vienna, california, ireland
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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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, tradition, star, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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