Most Popular "Jewish History" Titles
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1. Defiance (I) (2008)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
4. Joe's Palace (2007 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama
A drama centered on the relationship between Elliot, a strange and wealthy Londoner, and Joe, a teenager who takes care of an empty house Elliot owns.
5. Hester Street (1975)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »
6. The Eternal Jew (1940)
62 min | Documentary, History
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 »
7. Four Blood Moons (2015)
84 min | Documentary, History
It is rare that science, history and scripture align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the "signs" that God refers to in the ... See full summary »
8. Esther and the King (1960)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
9. The Fixer (1968)
M | 132 min | Drama
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
10. The Long Way Home (1997)
120 min | Documentary, History, War
The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
11. Defamation (2009)
91 min | Documentary
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?"
12. Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002 TV Movie)
104 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
13. The Tree of Life (2008)
76 min | Documentary, History
A woman from Los Angeles travels to Italy to trace the roots of her Italian Jewish ancestors.
14. Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998 TV Movie)
98 min | Documentary, History
A Survey illustrating the profound effect of Eastern European Emigre culture has had on the basic content of Hollywood films
15. Lights (1984 TV Short)
24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A family-friendly version of the story of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday also known as The Festival of Lights. Playful lights (letters) arrive from the sky one day for people to enjoy, but invading Greeks try to impose their alphabet instead.
17. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.
18. Eyes of the Holocaust (2000)
56 min | Documentary, History
Steven Spielberg and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation present interviews with survivors of the Nazi death camps in Hungary. Their tragic testimonies are illustrated through newsreels from the era and archival photos.
19. Reconstruction (2002)
Filmmaker Irene Lusztig unearths a dark family secret in search of answers and reconciliation in her breakthrough feature documentary, "Reconstruction." In communist Romania 1959, Lusztig's... See full summary »
20. The Imported Bridegroom (1990)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Asriel Stroon has done well for himself since arriving in America, but has he lost his purity of soul in the process? On a return visit to his Polish hometown, he makes amends by arranging ... See full summary »
21. The Other Men in Black (2013)
A young film student finds creative inspiration in her grandfather's stories about the Hasidic movement, its history, beliefs, and impact on Jewish culture.
23. The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama, History, Romance
Aired as a one-hour special on ABC-TV, this drama told the Old Testament story of a young queen who had to defend both herself and her people after a power-mad advisor convinces her husband... See full summary »
25. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (2010)
55 min | Documentary
"William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and creative process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings,... See full summary »
26. Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work. (2007)
80 min | Documentary
The Jewish Weizenbaum family left Germany and their family furrier business in 1936, and started all over in Detroit, Michigan, when Joseph was 13. At a time when the German capital, Berlin... See full summary »
27. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)
110 min | Drama
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 »
28. The Longest Journey (2013)
50 min | Documentary
This documentary examines the 2,000 year-old Jewish community of Rhodes that was almost destroyed when the majority of its residents were transported to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944.
29. Salome of the Tenements (1925)
70 min | Drama, Romance
Sonya Mendel (nicknamed Salome because of the string of scalps she wears at her belt!) is the daughter of poor Jewish immigrants on New York's Lower East Side. Clever and pretty, she works ... See full summary »
31. The Star, the Castle & the Butterfly (1991)
25 min | Documentary, Short
Tour Prague's legendary Jewish quarter with Rabbi Hugo Gryn as he visits some of its most evocative sites and recalls a world that is no more. Filmed six months before Prague's 1989 Velvet Revolution.
33. Colorful Curacao (1939)
9 min | Documentary, Short
The camera stays mostly in Willemstad, on the island of Curacao, in the Dutch Antilles. We enter from the harbor and sail up the only main street in the world that accommodates ships. An ... See full summary »
Star: James A. FitzPatrick
34. True Child of Vienna (2000)
52 min | Documentary
Imre and Max Rochlitz, two brothers who fled Nazi Vienna in 1938 when they were in their early teens, return to the sites of their childhood: their High School, their apartment, the ... See full summary »
Great Performances (1971– )
From Shtetl to Swing
58 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collective journey from synagogue choirs to Harlem hot spots, from Yiddish theater to musical extravaganza, from klezmer to ragtime, from symphonic jazz to swing. All the way from the ... See full summary »