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1. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Writers: Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

2. Twist of Faith (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

6.7
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About Twist of Faith Jacob Fisher ('David Julian Hirsh'), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, New York, witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and ... See full summary »

Writers: Janet Fattal, Joyce Gittlin, Stephen Tolkin | Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsh, Mykelti Williamson, Nathaniel J. Potvin

3. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Anders Nyberg, Ola Olsson, Carin Pollak, Kay Pollak, Margaretha Pollak | Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

4. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

5. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Writer: Sandra Goldbacher | Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

6. Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Roth, Arnold Schulman | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin

7. The Jazz Singer (1952)

107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

Writers: Frank Davis, Leonard Stern, Lewis Meltzer, Samson Raphaelson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock

8. Jolson Sings Again (1949)

96 min | Biography, Music

7.0
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In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Sidney Buchman | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath

9. Family Prayers (1993)

PG | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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Writer: Steven Ginsberg | Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber, Julianne Michelle

10. All My Loved Ones (1999)

91 min | Drama, Music, War

7.2
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50 Metascore

Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.

Writers: Matej Minac, Jirí Hubac | Director: Matej Minac | Stars: Rupert Graves, Josef Abrhám, Jirí Bartoska, Libuse Safránková

11. Campfire (2004)

96 min | Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.

Writer: Joseph Cedar | Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Michaela Eshet, Hani Furstenberg, Moshe Ivgy, Maya Maron

12. Big City (1948)

103 min | Drama

6.4
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An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Morrison Chapin, Whitfield Cook, Aben Kandel, Nanette Kutner, Miklós László | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston, Danny Thomas, George Murphy

13. Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love

14. Glitch in the Grid (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Drama

6.7
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Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.

Writer: Eric Leiser | Director: Eric Leiser | Stars: Jay Masonek, Jeffrey Leiser, Eric Leiser, Travis Bellman

15. A Cantor's Tale (2005)

95 min | Documentary

7.2
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70 Metascore

Chazz'n, A Cantor's Story is a documentary film about chazzanut past, present and future through the prism of Chazzan Jack Mendelson's career. In addition to stellar singing, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Anjou | Stars: Alan M. Dershowitz, Jackie Mason

16. Singing in the Dark (1956)

84 min | Drama, Crime, Music

5.8
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Leo is a holocaust survivor who suffers from total amnesia; he comes to the U.S. and works as a hotel desk clerk. One night while a comedian, who owns a bar in the hotel, gives him a drink,... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Hood, Aben Kandel, Stephen Kandel, Max Nosseck, Moyshe Oysher | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Moyshe Oysher, Phyllis Hill, Joey Adams, Henry Sharp

17. The Cantor of St Thomas's (1984 TV Movie)

Biography

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Director: Colin Nears | Stars: Brian Cox, Simon Mulligan

18. Turumba (1981)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Writer: Kidlat Tahimik | Director: Kidlat Tahimik | Stars: Homer Abiad, Iñigo Vito, Maria Pehipol, Patricio Abari

19. A Brivele der mamen (1938)

106 min | Drama

6.9
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One of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion, this film tells the story of a mother's persistent struggles to support her three children in pre-war World War II ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Green, Jecheskiel Mosze Neuman, Mosze Oszerowicz, Anatol Stern | Directors: Joseph Green, Leon Trystan | Stars: Lucy Gehrman, Misha Gehrman, Max Bozyk, Gertrude Bulman

20. Overture to Glory (1940)

77 min | Drama

7.2
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A jewish cantor is seduced by the allure of opera when introduced to it by two attractive young Poles.

Writers: Mark Arnshtein, Ossip Dymow, Jacob Gladstone, Max Nosseck | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Maurice Krohner, John Mylong

21. The Cantor's Son (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Musical

7.4
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This musical drama marks the screen debut of Moishe Oysher, in a film critic J. Hoberman calls an "anti-Jazz Singer." Oysher stars as a wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Freiman, Mark Schweid | Directors: Ilya Motyleff, Sidney M. Goldin | Stars: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Judith Abarbanel, Michael Rosenberg

22. The High Holy Days Video Project (2010 Video)

Documentary

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This two-DVD set contains a condensed version of the Jewish High Holy Day services. Included are Rosh Hashanah evening and morning services, a Kol Nidre service, and Yom Kippur day services.

Director: Ross Spears | Stars: Laura T. Croen, Mindy A. Portnoy

23. Isäntä soittaa hanuria (1949)

71 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Writer: Tatu Pekkarinen | Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Kalle Viherpuu, Eila Peitsalo, Rolf Labbart, Siiri Angerkoski

24. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Take This Sabbath Day (2000)

Drama

8.8
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A drug dealer's appeal of the federal death penalty is rejected by the Supreme Court, which upholds the death sentence with execution scheduled for the following Monday. One of the defense ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

25. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Brian Epstein Story: The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow - Part 1 (1998)

140 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writer: Jon Savage | Director: Anthony Wall | Stars: Bryan Barrett, Lionel Bart, Peter H. Brown, Brian Epstein

26. Being Erica (2009– )
Episode: This Be the Verse (2009)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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It's Yom Kippur, and there is much pressure within the Strange family for everyone to reconcile, especially Erica and Sam, but also Gary and Barb, the latter who has has always resented her... See full summary »

Creator: Jana Sinyor | Director: David Wharnsby | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Tyron Leitso, Vinessa Antoine, Reagan Pasternak

27. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Unto the Next Generation (1972)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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After their infant son dies of Tay Sachs disease a young couple are in conflict over having another child.

Creator: David Victor | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Jess Walton