Jewish & GLBT

Jewish (and Israeli) setting or GLBT characters.
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1.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
2.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
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A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community. (91 mins.)
Director: Haim Tabakman
 
3.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
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Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
4.
Man Is a Woman (1998)
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Klezmer musician Simon Eskanazy wrestles with his gay nature. His conservative, orthodox family, Parisian bankers... (100 mins.)
 
5.
The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
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A Jewish family and a homosexual doctor suffer persecution in Fascist Italy. Based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani. (110 mins.)
 
6.
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
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Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name... (125 mins.)
 
7.
Facing Windows (2003)
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Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her ... (106 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
8.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
9.
Round Trip (2003)
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A divorced Israeli woman hires a single African woman as a nanny, and soon the two women form a passionate friendship that leads to a romantic relationship. (95 mins.)
Director: Shahar Rozen
 
10.
The Bubble (2006)
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The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the... (90 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
11.
The Boys in the Band (1970)
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. (118 mins.)
 
12.
The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)
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A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality. (87 mins.)
Director: Nigel Finch
 
13.
Ernesto (1979)
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Triest in the year 1911. Ernesto is the priviliged, seventeen year old son of a jewish mother and a non-jewish father... (98 mins.)
 
14.
Entre Nous (1983)
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile... (110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
15.
Close to Home (2005)
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Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar... (98 mins.)
 
16.
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)
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A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend... (90 mins.)
 
17.
Wittgenstein (1993)
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated... (72 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
18.
Good Boys (2005)
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Two rent boys, hired by a trick to perform together, develop a relationship. (75 mins.)
Director: Yair Hochner
 
19.
Antarctica (2008)
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In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself... (112 mins.)
Director: Yair Hochner
 
20.
Walk on Water (2004)
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Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. (103 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
21.
Trembling Before G-d (2001 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation. (94 mins.)
 
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The Secrets (2007)
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In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing... (127 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
23.
Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School (2005 Documentary)
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Hineini (Hebrew for 'Here I am') chronicles the story of one student's courageous fight to establish... (60 mins.)
Director: Irena Fayngold
 
24.
Garden (2003 Documentary)
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A look into the lives of teenage male prostitutes working the area known as the "Electricity Garden" in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
 
25.
Sipurim Kzarim Al Ahava (1997 Mini-Series)
Episode: Ba'al Ba'al Lev (1997)
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Young love blossoms amid the inhabitants of a small town in Israel in this gay fantasy. Guri want to relocate to Tel Aviv before he's "outed". Nohav want to win a local song contest and who can tell what stud Merito wants?
 
26.
Tied Hands (2006)
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The film tells the story of a sensitive and complex relationship between a mother and her ailing son... (87 mins.)
Director: Dan Wolman
 
27.
Hazman havarod (2009 Documentary)
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In 1985, there were three gays who were out of the closet in Israel. By 1998, there were 3,000. In this short... (72 mins.)
Director: Yair Qedar
 
28.
The Twilight of the Golds (1996)
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby... (92 mins.)
Director: Ross Marks
 
29.
A Love to Hide (2005 TV Movie)
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A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister... (103 mins.)
Director: Christian Faure
 
30.
Friends and Family (2001)
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A gay couple are hit men for the mafia. (87 mins.)
Director: Kristen Coury
 
31.
Fucking Different Tel Aviv (2009)
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14 gay and lesbian filmmakers from Tel Aviv present short films about their sexuality. (94 mins.)
 
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Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)
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The oldest son in an orthodox Jewish family is living at home (in Brooklyn) with his parents and younger brothers... (104 mins.)
Director: David Nahmod
 
33.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same... (110 mins.)
 
34.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
35.
Sinner (2009 Short Film)
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Yotam, a thirteen year-old boy studying at an ultra-orthodox Jewish boarding school tries to battle the awakening of his sexual desires... (28 mins.)
Director: Meni Philip
 
36.
Free Men (2011)
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In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. (99 mins.)