Jewish ghetto movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jewish ghetto movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, emotional, captivating and disturbing films and TV shows about / with jewish ghetto, jewish, world war two, anti semitism, nazi, holocaust, wartime life, ghetto, judaism and death plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jewish ghetto: The Island on Bird Street (1997), Esther (1999), Uprising (2001), Jakob the Liar (1999), War Girls (2017), Return to the Hiding Place (2013), The Painted Bird (2019), In Darkness (2011), Europa Europa (1990), Defiance (2008).

List of jewish ghetto movies

The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: world war two, jewish ghetto, jewish, holocaust, youth, wartime life, ghetto, boy, children in wartime, starvation, coming of age, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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Esther (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel of Susa to display his wealth and splendor. When he summons ...
Style: biblical, christian film
Plot: bible, jewish ghetto, old testament, jewish, antiquity, faith, royal family, christian, bible story, anti semitism, religion, tolerance ...
Place: persia, iran
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, political ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, rebellion, human spirit, anti semitism, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, society, politics, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, warsaw poland, poland
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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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War Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women join the resistance during German occupation of Poland.
Style: touching, sincere, rough, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: world war two, german occupation, strong female lead, female friendship, struggle for survival, young woman, jewish girl, martial law, wartime life, jewish family, wartime, elimination ...
Place: warsaw poland
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Return to the Hiding Place (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young resistance fighter witnesses atrocities towards the Jews, he's drawn into a web of espionage and clandestine activities. When he meets a young physics students and resistance journalist - Hans Poley - they embark on a hunt through ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: world war two, christian, jewish, nazi, jew persecution, resistance fighter, saving a life, nazism, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, nazi soldier ...
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The Painted Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A young Jewish boy in Poland seeks refuge in the forest during World War II where he encounters many different characters.
Style: disturbing, allegory, psychological, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, man boy relationship, survival, sexual abuse, existentialism, abuse of power, nymphomaniac, intolerance, terrorism, humiliation, child protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, europe, eastern europe
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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, harsh, uplifting, sincere, social ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, atrocity, survival, nazi, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, human spirit, sewer, mistrust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008, 2000s
Place: poland, israel, germany, eastern europe, europe
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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: political, realistic, heartbreaking, inter cultural, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hitler youth, circumcision, coming of age, war, survival, world war two, physical exam, judaism, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, israel, latvia, berlin germany ...
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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: emotional, sincere, epic, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi, war, survival, judaism, partisan, jewish, genocide, rebellion, prejudice, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
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Just Beyond This Forest (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in 1942, The Jewish wife she worked for before the war hires her to take her young daughter to the countryside until the war is over.
Plot: world war two, wartime life, death, little girl, employer employee relationship, mother daughter relationship, money, friendship, empathy, mishap, jewish ghetto, german ...
Time: 1940s
Place: warsaw poland
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The Last Letter (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Locked away in the Jewish ghetto of an occupied Ukrainian town in 1941, a mother revisits her life in a last letter to her son.
Plot: doctor, world war two, jewish ghetto, human rights, german, jewish, anti semitism, female doctor, letter, monologue, ghetto, nazi ...
Place: ukraine
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, harsh, romantic ...
Plot: holocaust, judaism, world war two, nazi, jewish, death, friendship, hopes, radio, military, anti semitism, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, east germany, israel, boston, europe ...
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It Happened Here (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, distopia, nazi, war, holocaust, german occupation, alternate universe, hitler, women, judaism, politics, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1940, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london, madagascar, dunkirk ...
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, idealism, genocide, deportation, hopes, concentration camp, life is a bitch, fighting the system, wartime life, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 80s, 1920s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest, sweden, spain
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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: jewish, boy, judaism, youth, father in law son in law relationship, sexual euphemism, ends with death, redheaded woman, unhappy ending, two brothers, fishing, tragic event ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal
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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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The Fixer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the ...
Plot: jewish, socialism, serial killer, jewish ghetto, zionism, bureaucracy, ukrainian, judaism, time travel, anti semitism, justice, prison rape ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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Hidden in Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poland 1939, shortly before invasion of the German troops. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old catholic maid Fusia. In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, catholic, nazi, holocaust, world war one, christian, sister, silence, job, rat, teenager ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: sexy, talky, melancholic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: shakespeare, renaissance, love and romance, friends, jewish, prejudice, culture clash, segregation, women, farce, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, england, europe, italy
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi germany, german occupation, jewish, genocide, injustice, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
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