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, serious, dramatic, feel good, talky and touching films and TV shows about / with judaism, jewish, religion, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and society plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
judaism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as judaism: Bee Season (2005), Unorthodox (2020), God Is Great and I'm Not (2001), The Believer (2001), Stolen Summer (2002), Lenny (1974), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), The Sessions (2012).

List of judaism movies

Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, family problems, parents and children, coming of age, human nature, society, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., san francisco, oakland california
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Unorthodox (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 213 min.
TV show
Story: A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.
Style: uplifting, social, suspense, touching
Plot: orthodox jew, jewish family, escape, judaism, search, mother daughter relationship, lesbian relationship, female protagonist, follow your dream, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, new life ...
Place: new york, berlin germany
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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: judaism, love affair, couples, love and romance, youth, society, looking for love, fall in love, culture clash, spirituality, family relations, jewish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, france
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, anti semitism, identity crisis, bomb, nazism, anger, synagogue, gang, judaism, violence spree, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
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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, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, rabbi, family relations, school, faith, parents and children, youth, clergy, religions or cults, catholicism, society, afterlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, toilet humor ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, addiction, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
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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, emotional, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: anti semitism, judaism, village life, village, housewife, grudge, rabbi, arranged marriage, family relations, constable, milkman, tavern ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
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Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, battles, family relations, husband wife relationship, prophecy, judaism, idol, slavery, muslim, caravan, religion ...
Time: 7th century
Place: arabia, iran
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: witty, feel good, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting
Plot: female protagonist, jewish family, comedian, divorce, career, breakup, stand up comedian, husband wife relationship, judaism, jewish, fashion, single mother ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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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, sincere, compassionate, humorous, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, male virgin, sexuality, cat, therapist, priest, nurse, sexual exploration, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, jewish, religions or cults, hopes, society, leadership, sin, jesus, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
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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, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: jewish, faith, courtroom, prayer, death in the family, redemption, murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, captivating, talky, clever ...
Plot: culture, religion, travel, hinduism, religions or cults, customs, human existence, god or devil, ancient mystery, creator, belief in god, research ...
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
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: emotional, touching, sincere, stylized, epic ...
Plot: political unrest, roman empire, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, destiny, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, religious fanaticism, power relations ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, rome italy, spain
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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, gloomy, tense, tragicomedy ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, war, jewish, friendship, holocaust, death, starvation, world war two, murder, gestapo, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, 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: biblical, captivating, based on the bible, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, medieval, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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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, biblical, stylized, harsh, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, bible, prophet, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, adventure, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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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, epic, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, nazi, holocaust, survival, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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, enigmatic, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, jesus, messiah, resurrection, investigation, jesus christ, betrayal, race against time, interrogation, faith, desert ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica ...
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage life, young heroes, high school life, youth, society, misfit, power relations, romance, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, year 1948, 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: winter, rabbi, piano lesson, religious differences, prairie, mine, judaism, classical music, countryside, teen romance, ethnic slur, old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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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: realistic, contemplative, serious
Plot: buddhism, world spanning, religions or cults, society, clergy, female director, hinduism, islam, atheism, judaism, faith, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: teenage girl, swimming, coming of age, judaism, identity, father daughter relationship, death of mother, youth, family relations, genealogy, teenager, orthodox jew ...
Place: israel
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, interracial relations, youth, clergy, society, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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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, jewish, journey, search, collector, friendship, on the road, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, police, crimes, who done it, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, master criminal, cons and scams, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
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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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, gender, love triangle, feminism, catastrophe, destiny, romance, bittersweet, music, show tunes, society, youth ...
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, biblical, talky, exciting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doubt, religions or cults, clergy, obsessive quest, politics, introspection, state affairs, rebellion, danger, society, christianity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, rome italy, jerusalem
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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: romantic, feel good, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, buddies, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
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, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, obsession, code, delusion, rabbi, neighbor, alienation, surveillance, loner, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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