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 realistic, suspense, serious, interesting, complex and intense films and TV shows about / with jewish american, brutality, violence, betrayal, mentor, runaway, dialogue, murder, death and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish american: Then She Found Me (2007), Hey Good Lookin' (1982), Homicide (1991), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Manhattan Project (1986), Carlito's Way (1993), The French Connection (1971), Bad President (2021), Bugsy (1991), Straight Outta Compton (2015).

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: touching, humorous, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, pregnancy, jewish american, wedding, eccentricity, depression, loneliness, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: semi serious, humorous, adult animation, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, satire, nostalgia, cheating, surrealism, street gang, prostitute, hamburger, jewish american, fat girl, cult, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 7K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, conspiracy, terrorism, police officer, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
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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, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, childhood friend, gunfight, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: laser, heist, bomb, runaway, danger, laboratory, nuclear, scientist, helicopter, plutonium, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
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 7.9
 209K
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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, prison, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crime, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, drug dealing, investigation, gangsters, anti hero, anti heroes, informant, partnership, frenchman, traffic jam ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, washington d.c., manhattan 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: parody
Plot: satan, consensual sex, kgb, business card, talking to oneself in a mirror, husband wife relationship, presidential candidate, african american, infidelity, usa president, pact with the devil, presidential election ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015
Place: north korea, russia, new york, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
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 6.8
 28K
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, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, elimination, bohemian life, love affair, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, gangster, rapper, musician's life, rap, racism, police brutality, rags to riches, gang, feud, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, southern california ...
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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: interracial relations, politics, journalist, courtroom, society, media, dark humor, legal action, crimes, satire, journalism, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 284K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, gangsters, marijuana, gang, organized crime, crimes, british, tough guy, swearing, drug lord, conspiracy, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 6.1
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Hit! (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, police detective, investigation, drug dealing, revenge, daughter, rivalry, injustice, vengeance, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, washington d.c., british columbia
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 6.9
 10K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, drug traffic, drug trafficking, organized crime, racial slur, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s, year 1992, year 1972
Place: cleveland ohio, los angeles, ohio, california
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 7.3
 56K
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: based on true events, captivating, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art theft, legal action, art, lawyer, stolen painting, courtroom drama, legal, fighting the system, life is a bitch, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
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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: entertaining, humorous, sweet, road movie, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: hotel, christmas, love, airplane, happy ending, christmas movie, romance, unlikely couple, chance meeting, journey, forces of nature, love and romance ...
Time: 2010s
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Black Christmas (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hawthorne College is winding down for the holidays, yet one by one, sorority girls are being picked off. Riley Stone, a girl dealing with her own trauma, begins to notice and tries to save her friends before they too are picked off.
Style: christmas horror, slasher, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher killer, holiday horror, rape victim, college, murder, violence, stalker, teenage girl, christmas, sorority, feminism, characters killed one by one ...
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 6.5
 233K
It Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, slasher, epic ...
Plot: evil, killer clown, clown, evil clown, asthma, inhaler, creature, kids in trouble, good versus evil, killing spree, group of friends, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, 80s, year 2016
Place: maine, usa, new york, los angeles
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 6.9
 22K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, cocaine, police brutality, aids, drug dealing, ghetto, drug lord, housing project, train, drug dealer, apartment complex, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, california
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: exciting, biting, psychotronic, cliffhanger, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: jungle, adventurer, teenage boy, game, video game, team, quest, animal attack, mission, fright, explorer, zoologist ...
Time: year 1996, year 2016, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new hampshire
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 5.5
 636
Back in Action (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: green beret, bandit, buddy cop, crime boss, gangster, swat team, card game, gasoline, street gang, martial artist, stylized violence, machine gun ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, criminal heroes, court, fbi, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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 5.1
 813
The Rendezvous (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miss-matched couple embark on a frantic search for the Dead Sea Scroll hidden in the ancient city of Petra.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, tense, buddy movie
Plot: mysterious death, murder, adventurer, treasure, investigation, treasure hunt, government agent, love interest, villainess, pursuit, henchman, chase ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
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The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family life, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, dealing with death, family problems, family business, human nature, workplace situations ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
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 7.3
 200K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, tough heroes, comeback, championship, training, sport, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, opponent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, soldier, basic training, fish out of water, military base, boot camp, starting over, self discovery, military life, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
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 7.7
 117K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, psychological, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: screenwriter, dark humor, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, backstage, stranger, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
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 7.4
 105K
Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, wheelchair, loneliness, brother, prison, bank robber, stolen money, one night, brother brother relationship, violence, game playing, promise ...
Time: year 2016
Place: new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 7.9
 4K
Stella (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Stella was a short-lived television series that originally ran from June 28, 2005 to August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: stupidity, roommate, everyday life, goofy hero, love and romance, friends, couples, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, racial slur, male rape, crimes, hate, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
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