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1. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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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.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Haim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 29,919 | Gross: $50.00M

2. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 43,052 | Gross: $18.25M

3. Yentl (1983)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 9,531 | Gross: $30.40M

4. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 44,868 | Gross: $37.04M

5. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 35,682 | Gross: $10.57M

6. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,110 | Gross: $5.10M

7. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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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.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 6,825 | Gross: $3.00M

8. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 3,951

9. Stolen Summer (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.5
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36 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Amara Balthrop-Lewis, Kevin Pollak, Aidan Quinn, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 2,422 | Gross: $0.12M

10. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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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 being a popular singer.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $27.12M

11. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 4,785 | Gross: $15.74M

12. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $3.73M

13. The Eternal Jew (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

4.8
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 1,653

14. A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan

Votes: 2,747 | Gross: $12.28M

15. The Chosen (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller

Votes: 1,500

16. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,350 | Gross: $1.08M

17. Unstrung Heroes (1995)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $7.93M

18. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,621 | Gross: $0.60M

19. The Long Way Home (1997)

120 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau

Votes: 553

20. Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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44 Metascore

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

Director: Jeff Hare | Stars: Peter Falk, Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer, Judge Reinhold

Votes: 575

21. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, François Damiens, Hafsia Herzi, Eric Elmosnino

Votes: 2,299 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.3
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"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood and constraints of his life in the middle class trying to be a new ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathy, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud El-Meliguy

Votes: 768

23. Defamation (2009)

91 min | Documentary

7.4
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58 Metascore

Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"

Director: Yoav Shamir | Stars: Yoav Shamir, Abraham Foxman, Bob Wolfson, Notav

Votes: 1,315 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Alex Is Lovesick (1986)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Eitan Anshel, Sharon Hacohen, Uri Kabiri, Avi Kushnir

Votes: 510

25. Man Is a Woman (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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Klezmer musician Simon Eskanazy wrestles with his gay nature. His conservative, orthodox family, Parisian bankers, expects him to carry on the family name by marriage. However he's ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Elsa Zylberstein, Gad Elmaleh, Michel Aumont

Votes: 610

26. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 822 | Gross: $0.62M

27. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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75 Metascore

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 706 | Gross: $1.70M

28. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Noam Zylberman, Aaron Schwartz

Votes: 190 | Gross: $0.32M

29. My Father My Lord (2007)

72 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: David Volach | Stars: Assi Dayan, Ilan Griff, Sharon Hacohen, Roni Aharon

Votes: 366 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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The history of the influence of Eastern European Jewish Emigre culture has had on Hollywood and the films created in its golden age.

Directors: Simcha Jacobovici, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Neal Gabler, J. Hoberman, Arthur Tracy, Bernard Avishai

Votes: 223

31. The Heart of New York (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.2
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In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe Smith, Charles Dale, George Sidney, Ruth Hall

Votes: 88

32. Ivan & Abraham (1993)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1930s Poland, it was traditional for some Christian boys to live for a time with Jewish families in order to learn a trade from Jewish craftsmen. For this reason, Ivan has gone to live ... See full summary »

Director: Yolande Zauberman | Stars: Roma Alexandrovitch, Aleksandr Yakovlev, Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Lipkina

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.16M

33. The Street (1976)

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Leaf | Stars: Mort Ransen, Sarah Dwight, John Hood, Vera Leitman

Votes: 460

34. The Burial Society (2002)

R | 94 min | Thriller

6.0
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53 Metascore

In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Racz | Stars: Rob LaBelle, Jan Rubes, Allan Rich, Bill Meilen

Votes: 177

35. The Nose Job Jew (2000)

6 min | Short

7.4
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Tim is a Jew who doesn't feel he looks Jewish enough, and does as much as he possibly can to appear closer to his ethnic heritage. Complications arise when he starts dating Maya, a girl ... See full summary »

Director: Micah Smith | Stars: Tim Novikoff, Libby Clearfield, Stanley Allen Sherman, Judith Sloan

Votes: 11

36. Romance of a Jewess (1908)

10 min | Drama, Short

5.5
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This early D.W. Griffith short shows the director's interest in Jewish ghetto life, portrayed here with sympathy and sentimentality. The melodramatic plot involves the conflict between generations in an immigrant Jewish family.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt, Gladys Egan, John R. Cumpson

Votes: 51

37. Jewish Luck (1925)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Jewish Luck revolves around Menakhem Mendl (one of Sholem Aleichem's characters), a daydreaming entrepreneur who specializes in doomed strike-it-rich schemes. Despite Jewish oppression in ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Granowsky | Stars: Solomon Mikhoels, Moisei Goldblat, Tamara Adelgeym, S. Epstein

Votes: 65

38. Alle Juden raus! (1991)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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This film traces the story of the German-Jewish Auerbach family of oppingen, Germany from 1933 through 1945. The film begins with home movies in the 1930s and follows Inge Auerbach from her... See full summary »

Director: Emanuel Rund | Stars: Edith Auerbacher, Inge Auerbacher, Regina Auerbacher

Votes: 22

39. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.8
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Santa Fe begins where Corti's 1982 film God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore leaves off. In 1940, a ship arrives in New York harbor filled with exhausted Jewish immigrants desperate to begin ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

Votes: 83

40. Kike Like Me (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

4.8
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With "Gentleman's Agreement" as his jumping off point, Jamie Kastner asks who's a Jew, and does it matter. He'll answer the question, "Are you Jewish?" with a yes to see how people react. ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Kastner | Stars: Jamie Kastner, Pat Buchanan, Abraham B. Jehoshua, Carol Gould

Votes: 112

41. Leedvermaak (1989)

92 min | Drama

6.5
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Nico and Leo are getting married. Their entire family and both their exes are in attendance. Some of these are performing musical numbers on stage. But memories of the war and the fact that... See full summary »

Director: Frans Weisz | Stars: Kitty Courbois, Peter Oosthoek, Catherine ten Bruggencate, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 93

42. Unattached (2007)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: J.J. Adler | Stars: Naomi Aborn, Marc Adler, Gabriel Berger, Evan Hakalir

Votes: 6

43. Tomorrow's a Wonderful Day (1947)

50 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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Director: Helmar Lerski | Stars: Sam Balter, Benjamin Hildesheimer, Jimmie Lipton

Votes: 23

44. Tikkun (2002)

52 min | Documentary

9.3
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"If I saw someone else screaming like my mother, I would be sure that person was mentally disturbed, if it wasn't 100% authentic..." This is what Israel Meir says about his mother, Rabbanit... See full summary »

Director: Taliya Finkel | Star: Lea Kook

Votes: 13

45. Ke'Ilu Klum Lo Kara (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on the personal experience of the director, this film focuses on one family waiting to hear news of a son who may be involved in a terrorist incident.

Director: Ayelet Bargur | Stars: Assi Dayan, Hana Drory, Tal Kapitolnik, Guy Loel

Votes: 6

46. Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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67 Metascore

The battle to keep Yiddish Theater alive into the 21st century continues.

Director: Dan Katzir | Stars: Julie Alexander, Mike Burstyn, Felix Fibich, Shifra Lerer

Votes: 29 | Gross: $0.04M

47. Nicht mehr Nacht und noch nicht Morgen (2000)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Peter Leippe

48. A Film Is Born: The Making of 'Yentl' (1983 TV Short)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.5
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A behind-the-scenes look at the hard work that went into creating this Oscar-winning film about a young woman determined to pursue her dreams of learning in a world controlled by men. ... See full summary »

Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 35

49. Isa: The People's Diva (2000)

56 min | Documentary

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Isa Kremer lived life to the fullest as the premiere singer of authentic Yiddish songs. The first woman to perform Yiddish songs on the concert stage, she legitimized the language as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Nina Feinberg, Ted Schillinger

50. Un beso a esta tierra (1995)

93 min | Documentary

7.5
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In exploring the history of Jewish immigration to Mexico, A Kiss To This Land presents fragments of memories and oral histories together with vivid depiction of Jews in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s.

Director: Daniel Goldberg Lerner | Stars: Moisés Amkie, Zelig Schnadower, Susana Sevilla

Votes: 11