Yiddish movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant yiddish movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, talky, harsh and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with yiddish, jewish, father son relationship, family relations, storytelling, cigarette smoking, culture clash, mother son relationship, crying and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
yiddish movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as yiddish: Give Me Liberty (2019), Father Knows... (2007), Mo' Better Blues (1990), In Darkness (2011), Marshall (2017), Their Finest (2016), The Dictator (2012), Demon (2015), Son of Saul (2015), The Saddest Music in the World (2003).

List of yiddish movies

Give Me Liberty (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
Style: psychological, humorous, captivating, light, sincere
Plot: money, grandfather, storytelling, funeral, medicine, cooking, disabled person, friendship, adventure, woman in a wheelchair, nightclub, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
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Father Knows... (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Father Knows... is a bittersweet comedy-drama that tells the story of Love Family and personal estrangements spanning over 15 years in the life of what seem like a simple American Family. Not so. The story is told from the view point of hunky Brad ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: parent child relationship, yiddish, memoir, aging, suitcase, flashback, coming out, fictional biography, card playing, pillow talk, exchange student, train station ...
Place: chicago illinois, san francisco
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, band, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, fall in love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, atrocity, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 2008, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: court, lawyer, racism, racial segregation, injustice, racial issues, investigation, courthouse, african american, courtroom, rape accusation, lie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, propaganda film ...
Plot: filmmaking, war propaganda, world war two, screenwriter, lie, friendship, london blitz, journalist, romance, agent, female director, workplace romance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: united kingdom, england, america, london, britain
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, suspense, absurd, odd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, un, culture clash, satire, dark humor, megalomaniac, farce, society, nuclear, fish out of water, death, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Demon (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: demon, possession, wedding party, demonic possession, ghost, bride and groom, missing person, wedding day, jewish, father son relationship, search party, wedding ...
Place: poland, europe
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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, harsh, compassionate, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, auschwitz, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, concentration camp, courage, tragedy, rabbi, prisoner ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, emotional, lyrical, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, jazz, couple relations, family problems, tragic hero, rivalry, love triangle, siblings relations, business venture, contests and competitions, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: canada, ohio, albania, spain, scotland ...
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Waiting for the Messiah (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, and wonders when he'll discover sex. ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, opposites attract, social differences, forbidden love, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, society, family relations, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, argentina
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Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, switzerland, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, friendship, family relations, post traumatic stress disorder, dealing with death, misfit, against humanity, youth, battles, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Great Role (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an ...
Plot: kiss, dancing, secret, camera, father son relationship, theatre director, listening to a radio, bet, drinking alcohol, last wish, yiddish, actor ...
Place: paris france, israel, middle east, france
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Miss Rose White (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rose White (Sedgwick) is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City who has largely relegated her Jewish heritage to scrapbooks and memories. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: reunion, family relations, siblings relations, introspection, haunted by the past, human spirit, forceful separation, solace, bittersweet, immigrants, starting over, society ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
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Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: loan, rabbi, family relations, immigrants, infidelity, culture clash, feminism, family life, self discovery, human nature, religions or cults, matchmaking ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti hero, wartime life, friendship ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, central europe, germany ...
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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: meditative, talky, ironic, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, life, desperation, family problems, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, publisher, body painting, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ...
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The Nanny (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, family relations, female protagonist, children, love and romance, workplace, society, eligible bachelor, fall in love, fish out of water, butler, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, schizophrenia, family relations, skating, pregnancy, brother sister relationship, dead mother, clergy, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
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It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, human nature, aging, family relations, school dance, college, gangsters, brutality, courage, redemption, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new york yankees ...
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, rebellion, world war two, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ventriloquist, unemployment, dark humor, lifestyle, fall in love, parents and children, siblings relations, looking for love, hobby, suburbs, adult lives at home, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, hate, nazism, identity crisis, bomb, anger, introspection, neo nazi, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, disturbing ...
Plot: farce, chase, on the run, rabbi, wedding, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, on the road, partners, disorder, prosecution, racial stereotype ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, life is a bitch, working class, family relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, friendship, parents and children, understanding, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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Lost Embrace (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina, France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, family life, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, parents and children, youth, hopes, friends, father son relationship, polish, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, argentina, latin america, poland, buenos aires argentina
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, society, exploitation, exploit, performance, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, poland, latin america ...
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