Judaism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant judaism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious, talky, melancholic and emotional films and TV shows about / with judaism, jewish, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, religion, culture clash and jews plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
judaism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as judaism: Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Sessions (2012), Jesus (1999), Lenny (1974), The Confession (1999), Risen (2016), A Place to Call Home (2013), P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982), Words with Gods (2014), Under Water (2003).

List of judaism movies

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: judaism, tradition, milkman, village, elopement, constable, tavern, russian soldier, dream, social differences, love and romance, anti semitism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
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The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: cat, sexual exploration, disability, sexuality, sexual arousal, polio, sexual awakening, judaism, male virgin, jealous husband, catholic priest, catholic church ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, boston
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, bible, judaism, christianity, resurrection, jesus christ, religions or cults, society, last supper, synagogue, clergy, leadership ...
Place: palestine
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Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, judaism, comedian, kiss, jewish, against the rules, rise and fall, civil rights, performer's life, drug abuse, fighting the system, stand-up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: taxi driver, toilet, urination, jewish, adultery, painting, restaurant, prayer, faith, judaism, courtroom, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, surprise ending, enigmatic, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, resurrection, faith, jesus christ, judaism, religious, investigation, desert, roman soldier, disciple, exhumation ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: post war, family relations, medical profession, haunted by the past, romance, shock treatment, religious conversion, judaism, morphine, forbidden love, matriarch, open marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
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P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An enchanting comedy set in post-World War Two Britain. It studies a teenage boy's relationships and period of sexual awakening. A cricket-obsessed adolescent, Alan Duckworth lusts after his classmate Ann. When the pair score the lead roles in ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: school, coming of age, young heroes, innocence lost, wartime, love, judaism, teaching the ways of the world, romance, high school, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The early 1960s: In preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish boy, Max Glick (Noam Zylberman) from a small Manitoba community with an overbearing family tries to navigate his coming-of-age with his family's condescension and bigotry using his ...
Plot: rabbi, winter, classical music, piano lesson, judaism, religious differences, prairie, talking to the camera, hate, night, mirror, 12 year old ...
Time: 1950s
Place: canada, mine
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Words with Gods (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: religions or cults, society, faith, buddhism, hinduism, christianity, islam, atheism, judaism, clergy, religion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
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Under Water (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yonatan, Michal's dad, turned orthodox and left her family when she was very yang. 7 years later, when he appears at her mother's funeral, all the anger and tensions in the family are brought up again. Michal on the other hand, is very ...
Plot: coming of age, swimming, teenage girl, judaism, funeral, teenager, father daughter relationship, youth, death of mother, identity, orthodox jew, israeli
Place: israel
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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, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, violence spree, synagogue, bomb, holocaust, nazism, identity crisis, innocence lost, psychopath, introspection, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, translator, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
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Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, suburbs, parents and children, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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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: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, journey, friendship, collector, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
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A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, jewish, police, violence, exploitation, crime, rabbi, master criminal, partners against crime, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, master and servant, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, unfulfilled love, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gender, feminism, music, college, fall in love, romance, school, boys' school, unhappiness, disguise, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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The Body (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, biblical, bad ending ...
Plot: doubt, kidnapping, politics, clergy, adventure, religions or cults, redemption, escapades, heroes, society, obsessive quest, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, nanny, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, romance, kissing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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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, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ghetto, war, holocaust, gestapo, friendship, starvation, jews, anti heroes, survival, human spirit, innocence lost, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, east germany, gdr, central europe ...
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One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: captivating, biblical, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: save the day, royal court, queen, anti semitism, heroes, state affairs, destiny, rise to the top, royal family, hopes, orphan, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, rabbi, priest, catholicism, clergy, romance, friendship, celibacy, buddies, church, urban, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, genius, obsession, paranoia, migraine, headache, mathematician, prodigy, rabbi, delusion, code ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, god, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, christianity, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: jewish, star, tradition, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, looking for love, parents and children, urban, singleness, thirtysomething life, fall in love, city life, love and romance, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, survival, partisan, russian, forest, war, rebellion, self sacrifice, escape, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, dark humor, twists and turns, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, self discovery, couple relations, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, human nature, introspection, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
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