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1.
A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)
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The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (240 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
“ Ingrid Bergmann interprets Golda Meir, the _original_ Iron Maiden :D. A drama filled with best of the jewish humour. Bergmann was with cancer while filming. She had to smoke (a lot!) while shoting and died not much after, like Golda. An incredible movie of the most amazing female politician of the 20th century. 10 start are insufficient. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
2.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. (181 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Love when Tevye have to walk his horse in Shabbat. The most classic jewish movie. Ever. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
3.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ A great production, a great story of one of the most well known " Righteous Among The Nations" filmed by the paradigmatic Hollywood-style director (and jew) Steven Spielberg. Obviously a must-see. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
4.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
5.
The Believer (2001)
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A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Bean
“ This movie is violent. A neo-nazi jew participates in violent action against (other) jews while reading and studying the Torah with great faith. Yes, you heard right. And it's a real story. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
6.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
 
7.
Live and Become (2005)
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
“ Beautiful story of the problems of integration of the Falashas in the Israeli society. Fantastic. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
8.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
9.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
10.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
11.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
12.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
13.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
14.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Far from accurate, far from sensitive. Mr. Tarantino uses the WWII only to entertain without much content. But he's good on that. Mr. Christoph Waltz splendid performance makes the movie bearable. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
15.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
16.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
17.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)
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The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. (95 mins.)
“ Probably one of the best made for TV movies ever. If your impressed by Shindler's story you need to meet Irena Sendler's corageous heart. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
18.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
19.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
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After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him. (150 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Great actors. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
20.
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
“ Classic. Nuff' said. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
21.
Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
22.
My Father My Lord (2007)
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A respected rabbi is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family. (72 mins.)
Director: David Volach
“ The first time I saw this movie let me with mixed feelings. The second time I saw this litlle movie I fell in love with it. It's pure minimalism. Don't let the mother bird go away, please! ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
23.
Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ "no more pancakes..." ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
24.
Footnote (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
“ Son and father make careers in Talmud studies. The son writes in a more self-help style and the father is skeptic and prefers a filological approach. Their conflict is so so jewish. Not a masterpiece but a ___great___ sneak peak of jewish familiar culture. It's also a very funny movie. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
25.
Cabaret (1972)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
26.
The Rape of Europa (2006 Documentary)
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The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. (117 mins.)
“ A battle for the biggest art collection. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
27.
Beaufort (2007)
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The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000. (131 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
“ A truly psychological war movie. My wife doesn't like war movies but the loved this one. It's claustrophobic atmosphere is unique (even better than Das Boot) and looks pretty real. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
28.
A Film Unfinished (2010 Documentary)
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A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images. (88 mins.)
Director: Yael Hersonski
“ The reconstruction of a unfinished Nazi documentary about the Warsaw ghetto. The Nazis wanted to make the argument that Jews were inflicting hunger, desease and death in their peers 'cause of Jew's "natural" social organization scheme: Capitalism. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
29.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ The scene that Mr. Allen's is in the cinema showing how a perfect argumentation would be is simply genious. His discussions on anti-semitism are also hilarious. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
30.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
 
31.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ You don't need to show gore to make a very powerful movie. Sometimes a gesture, a simple phrase, a simple look can make we see the world with new eyes. This movie is a true masterpiece in any sense. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
32.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ "Money is the whole thing". - Mr. Nazerman ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
33.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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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. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
34.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ Beautiful animation. Grand finale. Very innovative documentary (documentary?). The political part of the whole thing is really open to controversy, but let's put it aside and say this is one of the best animations ever made for adults. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
35.
Fateless (2005)
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14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Lajos Koltai
“ A truly artistic accomplishment. The camera, the colors, the clothes, the places. Everything both realistic and beautiful. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
36.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
37.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ I love violent movies. Specially when they make STRONG moral points (like anti-drug Requiem). This one is a very special movie. It shows how regular kids get into american neo-nazi groups in a sincere way, showing the kind of appeal this groups bring to the table. It doesn't talk much about jews or anti-semitism, 'cause the story is about "arian" vs black conflict, but nazism is nazism. By wich I mean it is defined by racial hatred. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
38.
Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)
 
39.
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
“ Brokeback mountain, Kosher version. Still reminds us that despite Tel Aviv's liberal lifestyle, orthodox raised jews still has lotsa trouble with homosexuality. After all it's kinda condemned by the book... ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
40.
Marathon Man (1976)
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
 
41.
The Green Prince (2014 Documentary)
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The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis. (101 mins.)
Director: Nadav Schirman
“ This is still under development but it will certainly be a great achievement. It's based on the real story of Mosab Hassan Yousef the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, the founder of Hamas. Mosab was arrested by Israeli Defense Forces and after long years of thought converted to Christianity and became a double agent for Israel. Now he's writing about the fact that Hamas was created only to destroy Israel and not to build a country. Unique story. A future must-see. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
42.
Defiance (2008)
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Very engaging as a thriller. I'm not sure about this movie accuracy in a historical point of view. But it's good cinema anyway. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
43.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ The debut of one of the best contemporary directors, Daren Aronofsky, just before the classical Requiem for a Dream. Math, kabalah and madness in this "good-considering-the-budget" movie. But in fact it doesn't enters much in judaism. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
44.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
45.
Ajami (2009)
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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
 
46.
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife. (119 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
47.
Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
“ A very different kind of a story. Two gay men find love inside of a Nazi death camp. After some though I believe this is a very relevant movie. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
48.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (186 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
49.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
50.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
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A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
“ One of the few brazilian movies with jewish content. It's a very beautiful and sensitive movie, worth every second. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
51.
Focus (2001)
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In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors... (106 mins.)
Director: Neal Slavin
“ This movie always amazed me in an unique way. The way the story is told and the characters are engaging. It's depiction of meaningless anti-Semitism is a great and true warning. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
52.
Julia (1977)
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At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (117 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
53.
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. (106 mins.)
Director: Liev Schreiber
“ Based on the amazing novel by Mr. Jonathan Safran Foer, one of the best writers nowadays (the "new" Bashevis Singer as I told my grandma). The scene where Mr. Wood says he doesn't eat meat to a fat middle-of-nowhere woman who never heard about vegetarians and then she serves him a plain potato is hilarious. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
54.
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
“ Interesting movie about two women studying the Torah in Safed (one of the four holy cities in judaism) who fall in love and start questioning the orthodox jewish stance on homosexuality. ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
55.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
56.
Numbered (2012 Documentary)
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Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms... (55 mins.)
 
57.
Yentl (1983)
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (128 mins.)
 
58.
The Quarrel (1991)
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Montreal 1948. On Rosh Hashanah, Chaim (a Yiddish writer) is forced to think of his religion when he's asked to be the tenth in a minyan... (85 mins.)
Director: Eli Cohen
 
59.
Alle Juden raus! (1991 Documentary)
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This film traces the story of the German-Jewish Auerbach family of oppingen, Germany from 1933 through 1945... (82 mins.)
Director: Emanuel Rund
 
60.
Jacob the Liar (1974)
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A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Beyer
 
61.
Promises (2001 Documentary)
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Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other... (106 mins.)
 
62.
The Chosen (1981)
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In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction. (108 mins.)
 
63.
Europa Europa (1990)
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth. (112 mins.)
 
64.
Their Eyes Were Dry (2011 Documentary)
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On May 15th, 1974, terrorists infiltrated into the quiet town of Ma'alot, Israel and took children hostage. This historic event became known as the Ma'alot Massacre...the birth of terrorism against children. (82 mins.)
Director: Brandon Assanti
 
65.
Six Million and One (2011 Documentary)
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A filmmaker and his siblings research the experiences of their late father, who survived the Holocaust during World War II. (93 mins.)
Director: David Fisher
 
66.
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 Mini-Series)
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
Director: Laurence Rees
 
67.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
68.
Adam Resurrected (2008)
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In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors. (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
69.
Ushpizin (2004)
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An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Giddi Dar
 
70.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
71.
Train of Life (1998)
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In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
72.
The Time that Remains (2009)
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An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day. (109 mins.)
Director: Elia Suleiman
 
73.
The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs (1999 Documentary)
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(300 mins.)
“ A good documentary but showing only the last 50 years (in fact 49 to 99) is telling half (or less) story. Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Palestinian leder in the 20s 'till 40s participation in the "Final Solution" and support for Hitler is a big piece in the history that's completely missing. The situation of Dhimmis another. The fact that most "Palestine" in fact became Tranjordan (today Jordan). The fact that jews we're a majority in some Palestinian lands (particularly from Tel Aviv to the north) and had press, banking and a proto-democracy up and runnin'. The fact that Jews were present and stable in cities like Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias for centuries. Jews bought lawfully lands on Palestine from absentee Arab landlords and cultivated the lands - swamps and torrid deserts - in the 19th century and Arabs still complained that Jews had "the best land" in the partition proposed in 37. And so much more... ” - Maiz Lulkin
 
74.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
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In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah. (146 mins.)
 
75.
Six Days in June (2007 Documentary)
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The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every... (105 mins.)
Director: Ilan Ziv
 
76.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
77.
Crossing Delancey (1988)
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker. (97 mins.)
 
78.
The Little Traitor (2007)
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Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947... (88 mins.)
Director: Lynn Roth
 
79.
Homicide (1991)
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A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
80.
A Matter of Size (2009)
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A comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves. (90 mins.)
 
81.
Kadosh (1999)
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Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society. (110 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
82.
Broken Wings (2002)
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Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'. (87 mins.)
Director: Nir Bergman
 
83.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
84.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
85.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
 
86.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
87.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
88.
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
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Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal. (111 mins.)
 
89.
Swing Kids (1993)
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The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
90.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
91.
Foreign Letters (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends... (99 mins.)
Director: Ela Thier
 
92.
La Haine (1995)
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
 
93.
Two Lovers (2008)
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A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. (110 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
94.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
95.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
96.
Downfall (2004)
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
97.
One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
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The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
98.
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Following the suicide of his beloved brother and deaths of even the most distant acquaintances, Abel Rosenberg attempts to discover the truth while facing depression, alcoholism, and anti-semitism. (119 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
99.
Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... (143 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
100.
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.)