Jewish life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jewish life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, emotional, talky, dramatic, complex and humorous films and TV shows about / with jewish life, jewish, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, culture clash, family relations, brutality, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, Israel and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish life: Liberty Heights (1999), Minyan (2020), Shiva Baby (2020), Shtisel (2013), Indignation (2016), Left Luggage (1998), Sunshine (1999), Welcome in Vienna (1986), Dummy (2002), Jakob the Liar (1999).

List of jewish life movies

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, ghetto, jewish, social worker, rescue, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, historical figure, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, compassionate, reflective ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, white male black female relationship, race issues, interracial relations, anti semitism, racism, family relations, high school, culture clash, teenager, prejudice, segregation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1954, year 1955
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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Minyan (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In rapidly changing New York of the 1980s, a Russian Jewish teenager wrestles with his identity, faith, and sexuality, all of which seem irreconcilable until he befriends two closeted men in his grandfather's senior housing complex.
Style: sincere, disturbing, touching, erotic, gay cinema ...
Plot: gay, judaism, gay love, gay romance, gay sex, jewish, gay interest, male nudity, lgbtq, gay relationship, teenage boy, gay couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: brooklyn new york city
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Shiva Baby (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: College student Danielle must cover her tracks when she unexpectedly runs into her sugar daddy at a shiva - with her parents, ex-girlfriend and family friends also in attendance.
Style: emotional, disturbing, talky, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: sugar daddy, lesbian interest, jewish culture, lgbt, lesbian, funeral, prostitute, parent child relationship, slut, lgbtq, unfaithful husband, deception ...
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Shtisel (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Schtisel the father of a large family is dealing with his younger son who he wants to see married soon. His daughter, Giti is dealing in secret with marital problems while his other son Zvi Arie ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, talky, sincere
Plot: jewish family, orthodox jew, jewish culture, family relations, parents and children, looking for love, dating, religions or cults, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, retirement home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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: intellectual, melancholic, sexy, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jewish, college, romance, adolescence, existentialism, war, atheist, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, student ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, year 1955, 20th century
Place: ohio, tokyo, new jersey
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, world war two, racism, nazi, tragedy, life, culture clash, justice, depression, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, israel, poland, antwerp, belgium
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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: erotic, sexy, emotional, dramatic, political ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, nazi, sex scene, society, political unrest, family life, siblings relations, politics, public humiliation ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, eastern europe, israel, serbia, europe ...
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Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, jewish life, skating, theater, trafficking, red army, frontline, traitor, german soldier, deserter, anti semitism, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, post world war two
Place: vienna
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Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, witty, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dark humor, ventriloquist, fall in love, eccentricity, unemployment, lifestyle, parents and children, siblings relations, looking for love, suburbs, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: pre war
Plot: world war two, jewish life, rabbi, torah, national socialism, passport, anti semitism, suicide, consulate, nazi occupation, german, ss ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: paris france, vienna, marseille, prague
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, sentimental, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, judaism, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, transformation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
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Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: sweet, melancholic, light, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, unlikely couple, relationships, artist, romance, older woman younger man sex, love, family relations, love story, life philosophy, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, brooklyn new york city ...
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Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: neo noir, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, anti semitism, jewish, police, judaism, murder, conspiracy, investigation, police investigation, blackmail, eccentricity, guilt ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, harsh, cerebral, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, train, world war two, deportation, nazi, judaism, railway, village, wartime life, anti semitism, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, germany, poland, europe, central europe ...
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Only Human (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina, Portugal, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter, brother, and grandfather. Rafi is Palestinian, in Spain since age 12. Before her father returns from work, Leni reveals ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, erotic ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, family life, hidden identity, opposites attract, disorder, couples, social differences, family gatherings, comedy of errors, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, neo nazi, nazism, hate, bomb, identity crisis, anger, jewish, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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Go for Zucker (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Germany director Dani Levy filmed this comedy about Jewish life in today’s Germany along side the familiar east-west conflict. With it great success this film is a joyful comedy of humor and knowledge.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, sibling relationship, family problems, estrangement, couples, gender, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Plan A (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Germany 1945, Max, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, meets a radical group of Jewish resistance fighters, who, like him, lost all hope for their future after they were robbed of their existence and their entire families were killed by the Nazis. They ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: saboteur, holocaust, jew persecution, jewish life, holocaust survivor, diversion, secret mission, revenge, world war two, water, jewish
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The Jews Are Coming (2014)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Satire sketches, examining the history of the Jewish people since biblical times.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, bible, social satire, political satire, society, disorder, jewish, bible story, jewish life, jewish history, sketch
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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