Jewish american movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jewish american movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out interesting, realistic, complex, intense, clever and melancholic films and TV shows about / with jewish american, dialogue, storytelling, jewish, mentor, murder, nude, runaway, catastrophe and greed plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish american: Then She Found Me (2007), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Hey Good Lookin' (1982), Homicide (1991), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Call Me by Your Name (2017), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Gosford Park (2001), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Orange Is the New Black (2013).

List of jewish american movies

Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, depression, eccentricity, loneliness, love and romance, betrayal, jewish american, unfulfillment, parents and children, birth mother, love ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, friendship, mafia, prohibition, gunfight, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, corruption, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, miami, florida
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Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An outrageous, affectionate look at coming of age in the Eisenhower era in Brooklyn.
Style: adult animation, semi serious, humorous, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, coming of age, surrealism, prostitute, cheating, erotica, jewish american, nostalgia, satire, flashback, female nudity, violence ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: investigation, anti semitism, police, jewish, judaism, conspiracy, murder, police investigation, blackmail, character study, crime gone awry, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, tense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, disaster, plague, survival, train crash, terrorism, race against time, quarantine, catastrophe, disease, suspense, military ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: geneva switzerland, poland, new orleans, europe, sweden ...
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, lgbt cinema, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, summer, love, gay love, homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Style: funny, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, werewolf, supernatural, beast, nightmare, transformation, ghost, violence, full moon, monster as victim, suspense, wolf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, yorkshire, europe, scottish highlands ...
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: dark, biting, atmospheric, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, country estate, estate, society, whodunit, murder mystery, high society, twists and turns, butler, servant, murder investigation, suspense ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, pre world war two, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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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: touching, road movie, sincere, tragicomedy, clever ...
Plot: ukrainian, holocaust, jewish, culture clash, collector, prejudice, journey, dog, on the road, friendship, dysfunctional family, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, prison life, prison, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, strong female character, women in prison, women's prison, lesbian interest, gender, lesbian love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york state, usa, new york
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An American Pickle (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great grandson, a computer coder who he can’t connect with.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, surreal, funny, feel good ...
Plot: time traveler, jewish, time travel, immigrants, fish out of water, disorder, twists and turns, inventions and discoveries, family relations, guilty pleasure, loss of wife, twitter ...
Time: year 1919, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, canada
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Hunters (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring ...
Style: funny, inspirational
Plot: nazi hunter, concentration camp, world war two, murder, nazi, war criminal, fake identity, revenge, male protagonist, tv show, holocaust, mafia ...
Time: 70s, post world war two, year 1977
Place: new york
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Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: light, witty, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: divorce, dancing, women, showbiz, love story, marriage, ambition, jewish, performer's life, desire for fame, couples, female protagonist ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, cold war, nuclear, bomb, runaway, military, whistleblower, heist, scientist, plutonium, laboratory, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
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Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, suspense, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, gang, gunfight, prison, violence ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gangsters, heroin, drugs, organized crime, investigation, chase, drug lord, drug smuggling, police, city, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, california, san francisco, brooklyn new york city ...
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Bad President (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This black comedy answers the question that has obsessed America and the world since November 08, 2016. How did Donald Trump become President of the United States?
Style: absurd, captivating, humorous, parody
Plot: manipulation, political candidate, world domination, usa president, politics, husband wife relationship, money, presidential election, sex scandal, narcissist, republican party, crooked businessman ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015
Place: slovenia, russia, miami, moscow russia, new york ...
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Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gangsters, rise and fall, gambling, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, suspense, fbi, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, kansas city, costa rica ...
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Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, stylized, intense, talky, tense ...
Plot: mafia, gambling, casino, organized crime, gangsters, hollywood, jewish, suspense, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, bohemian life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new york, california ...
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, dramatic, uplifting ...
Plot: art, holocaust, lawyer, courtroom drama, art theft, nazi, injustice, jewish, justice, legal action, world war two, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, poland, germany ...
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The Flight Before Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two strangers who both happen to be in marketing, share a room at a bed-and-breakfast when a snowstorm strands their flight in Montana on Christmas Eve.
Style: road movie, humorous, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, hotel, love, airplane, love and romance, initially antagonists, obsessive quest, fall in love, nothing goes right, looking for love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, opposites attract ...
Time: 2010s
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Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, psychological, scary, surreal ...
Plot: drugs, science, hallucination, experiment gone awry, surrealism, obsession, suspense, transformation, isolation, macabre, university, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, year 1967, 60s
Place: harvard university, new york, africa, california, boston ...
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: realistic, intense, funny, humorous, factual ...
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, smuggling, friendship, rise and fall, gunrunner, military, betrayal, heist, suspense, business, kidnapping ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, las vegas, middle east, baghdad iraq, albania ...
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Last Embrace (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he ...
Style: neo noir, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: spy, murder, obsession, conspiracy, niagara falls, paranoia, betrayal, brothel, forced prostitution, female nudity, suspicion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas, new york, usa, mexico
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Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, space and aliens, end of the world, alien, ufo, survival, extraterrestrial, evil alien, first contact, alien encounter, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, jurassic
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, utah, moscow russia ...
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Hanna K. (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A female American Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by an Israeli court. It's a tough case because of strong political background. Meanwhile she finds out she's pregnant and thinks about abortion.
Style: political
Plot: conspiracy, lawyer, judaism, chaos, abortion, prison, deportation, cover up, prosecutor, investigation, palestinian, lawyer client relationship ...
Place: israel, south africa, jordan
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: talky, humorous, cynical, surreal, funny ...
Plot: art, writers, psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, relationships, satire, sexual content, psychiatry, prostitution, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, absurd, feel good, poignant ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, thanksgiving, immigrants, culture clash, suburbs, immigration, hospital, nude, interracial romance, culture, american history, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1950, year 1949 ...
Place: baltimore, poland, maryland, usa, russia
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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: atmospheric, harsh, emotional, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prostitution, immigrants, survival, immigration, corruption, family relations, confession, american dream, love affair, exploitation, performance, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: poland, latin america, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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Broad City (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, buddy comedy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual activity, best friends, lifestyle, slacker, women, free spirit, strong female lead, lesbian, lgbt, tv show, city life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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