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1. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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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.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 153,450

2. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 122,878 | Gross: $28.62M

3. The Merchant of Venice (2004)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 31,020 | Gross: $3.75M

4. 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: 11,641 | Gross: $5.10M

5. 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: 7,385 | Gross: $3.00M

6. 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: 4,096

7. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

Votes: 12,638 | Gross: $5.58M

8. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 7,012

9. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 5,127

10. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

7.0
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 967

11. Der ewige Jude (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

5.0
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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: 2,181

12. Esther (1999 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 689

13. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 473

14. Hidden in Silence (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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Poland June 1941, as German troops take over the Eastern side of the city of Przemysl from the Russians. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tom Radcliffe, Marc Warren, Gemma Coughlan

Votes: 364

15. It Happened Here (1965)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.8
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In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo | Stars: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 798

16. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 987

17. Die Rothschilds (1940)

97 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.

Director: Erich Waschneck | Stars: Erich Ponto, Carl Kuhlmann, Albert Lippert, Ludwig Linkmann

Votes: 443

18. The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jordan Kiziuk, Jack Warden, James Bolam

Votes: 1,179

19. Korczak (1990)

118 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war. Jewish doctor Henryk Goldszmit, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Marzena Trybala

Votes: 822

20. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Len Birman, Marilyn Lightstone, Yossi Yadin, Jeff Lynas

Votes: 396

21. Perlasca: Un eroe italiano (2002 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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56 Metascore

It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Jérôme Anger, Amanda Sandrelli, Franco Castellano

Votes: 440

22. The Golem (1936)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 153

23. Un vivant qui passe (1999)

65 min | Documentary

7.5
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An interview with a WWII Red Cross official who wrote a glowing report on a Jewish ghetto-cum-death camp.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Maurice Rossel, Claude Lanzmann

Votes: 144

24. La dernière lettre (2002)

61 min | Drama

7.1
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Locked away in the Jewish ghetto of an occupied Ukrainian town in 1941, a mother revisits her life in a last letter to her son.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Star: Catherine Samie

Votes: 128

25. Warszawa. Année 5703 (1992)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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In the winter of 1943 two young Jews, Alek and Fryda, escape, via sewer tunnels, from the atrocities underway in Warsaw ghetto. Alek, entrusted with undeveloped photos of the horrors within... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Kijowski | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Hanna Schygulla, Julie Delpy, Wladyslaw Kowalski

Votes: 111

26. Distant Journey (1950)

78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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Director: Alfréd Radok | Stars: Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca, Viktor Ocásek, Zdenka Baldová

Votes: 179

27. The 81st Blow (1974)

92 min | Documentary

8.5
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Historical documentary made up of footage and stills shot by the Nazis. A compilation of testimony from witnesses who appeared at the Eichmann trial provides a telling narrative.

Directors: David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri

Votes: 15

28. Dieci italiani per un tedesco (Via Rasella) (1962)

95 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A cinematographic account of the reprisal ordered by the ruthless Austrian colonel Kappler in 1944 in Rome. In Via Rasella (Rasella Street) ten Italian civilians were sentenced to death for... See full summary »

Director: Filippo Walter Ratti | Stars: Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Carlo D'Angelo, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 32

29. 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: 30 | Gross: $0.04M

30. Jeszcze tylko ten las (1991)

86 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Set in 1942, film opens with an Aryan washerwoman arrival to the Warsaw's ghetto. The Jewish wife she worked for before the war hires her to take her young daughter to the countryside until... See full summary »

Director: Jan Lomnicki | Stars: Ryszarda Hanin, Joanna Friedman, Marta Klubowicz, Marzena Trybala

Votes: 62

31. A Brivele der mamen (1938)

106 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Directors: Joseph Green, Leon Trystan | Stars: Lucy Gehrman, Misha Gehrman, Max Bozyk, Gertrude Bulman

Votes: 47

32. New York City 'Ghetto' Fish Market (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are passing along the stands and making their purchases of fish. A great character-study. - from the Edison Catalog

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 183

33. The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz (1982)

55 min | Documentary

6.8
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In order to facilitate the destruction of Poland's three million Jews, the Nazis forced them to establish Jewish Councils responsible for administration of the Polish ghettos.

Directors: Peter Cohen, Bo Kuritzen

Votes: 6

34. Hitler, Schindler and the Holocaust (1994 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, War

6.7
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Documentary describing the rise of Nazi Germany and the resultant Holocaust, with a focus on the lives of two Germans with vastly different attitudes and agendas, Oskar Schindler and Adolf Hitler.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Oskar Schindler

Votes: 16

35. A Generation Apart (1983)

56 min | Documentary

8.6
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A one-hour documentary that explores the impact of the Holocaust on the families of survivors.

Director: Jack Fisher | Stars: Alan Fisher, Esther Fisher, Joseph Fisher, Jack Fisher

Votes: 9

36. Pnei Hamered (1985)

96 min | Documentary

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This film, the third in a trilogy examines Jewish resistance during World War II.

Directors: Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri

37. Z podniesionymi rekami (1986)

6 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Director: Mitko Panov | Stars: Jaroslaw Dunaj, Krzysztof Franio, Monika Mozer, Etl Szyc

Votes: 46

38. Rabbi Löw (1919)

History

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Director: Willy Hamburger | Stars: Jaromíra Pacová, Ferry Nansen, Ivan Frank Kubista, Josef Sváb-Malostranský

39. Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006– )
Episode: The End of the Inquisition (2006)

Documentary

6.0
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In his conquest of Europe Napoleon encounters and abolishes the Inquisition and its ongoing atrocities in France, Spain and northern Italy. But with Napoleon's fall from power the ... See full summary »

Director: David Rabinovitch | Stars: Colm Feore, Patricia Bocanegra, David Calderisi, Juan Carlos

Votes: 6

40. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Yahrzeit: Part 2 (2007)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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When the team begins looking into the Dusnia Family, they find that their DNA does not match.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 76