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1. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Writer: Chad Gomez Creasey | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

2. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

3. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern mathematics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

4. The Believer (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

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.

Writers: Henry Bean, Mark Jacobson | Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

5. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.9
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer, Peter Baynham | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

6. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Writer: Trey Parker | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

7. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Romance, Drama

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Writer: Pamela Gray | Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

8. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

9. Twist of Faith (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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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

10. 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.

Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, Isaac Bashevis Singer | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

11. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Writers: Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller | Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

12. Fill the Void (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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79 Metascore

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower.

Writer: Rama Burshtein | Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

13. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

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 »

Writer: Robert J. Avrech | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Melanie Griffith, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan, Lee Richardson

15. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Writer: Merav Doster | Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

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

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

17. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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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 »

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

18. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Writers: Richard Sapir, Jonas McCord | Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

19. Love Hurts (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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46 Metascore

A newly separated father has to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son who himself dreams of conquering one girl's heart.

Writer: Barra Grant | Director: Barra Grant | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Pacar, Jenna Elfman

20. When Do We Eat? (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.1
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37 Metascore

A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

Writers: Nina Davidovich, Salvador Litvak | Director: Salvador Litvak | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Lerner, Shiri Appleby, Jack Klugman

21. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, War

7.1
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87 Metascore

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.

Writer: Imre Kertész | Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

22. 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.

Writers: Edwin Gordon, Chaim Potok | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller

23. 7 Days (2008)

103 min | Drama, War

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When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Albert Iluz, Yaël Abecassis, Simon Abkarian

24. The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Tolins, Seth Bass | Director: Ross Kagan Marks | Stars: Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Jill Bernstein, Mark Shunkey

25. Kadosh (1999)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Writers: Eliette Abecassis, Amos Gitai | Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Barda, Uri Klauzner

26. Left Luggage (1998)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

7.4
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51 Metascore

Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes the nanny to a retarded strict Jewish young boy, and grows fond of him.

Writers: Carl Friedman, Edwin de Vries | Director: Jeroen Krabbé | Stars: Laura Fraser, Adam Monty, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé

27. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether G-d has went against the holy covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

28. Ushpizin (2004)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.

Writer: Shuli Rand | Director: Giddi Dar | Stars: Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani

29. Man Is a Woman (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Gilles Taurand, Joële Van Effenterre, Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Elsa Zylberstein, Gad Elmaleh, Michel Aumont

30. Little Jerusalem (2005)

96 min | Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

A beautiful Jewish young woman still living with her orthodox family in a Parisian suburb, falls in love with a Muslim co-worker.

Writer: Karin Albou | Director: Karin Albou | Stars: Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Bruno Todeschini, Hédi Tillette de Clermont-Tonerre

31. Waiting for Armageddon (2009)

74 min | Documentary

6.3
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66 Metascore

America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, Franco Sacchi | Stars: Gary Bauer, Chip Berlet, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter

32. 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

33. God Has a Rap Sheet (2003)

118 min | Drama

6.4
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Eight men of various backgrounds get arrested for the evening, and share the holding cell with a homeless man who awakens and claims to be God.

Writer: Kamal Ahmed | Director: Kamal Ahmed | Stars: John Ford Noonan, Peter Appel, Bonz Malone, Mark Love

34. 2by4 (1998)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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Johnnie feels a lot of pressure lately. He's the foreman on his uncle's construction crew, and money seems to be going astray. His girlfriend begins pressuring him for more of a commitment ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry McGoff, Jimmy Smallhorne, Fergus Tighe | Director: Jimmy Smallhorne | Stars: Jimmy Smallhorne, Chris O'Neill, Bradley Fitts, Holyoke Joe

35. Various Positions (2002)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Writer: Ori Kowarsky | Director: Ori Kowarsky | Stars: Tygh Runyan, Carly Pope, L. Harvey Gold, Marie Stillin

36. Tehilim (2007)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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A family in Jerusalem is torn apart by the mysterious disappearance of their father after a tragic a car accident.

Writers: Raphaël Nadjari, Vincent Poymiro | Director: Raphaël Nadjari | Stars: Michael Moshonov, Limor Goldstein, Shmuel Vilozni, Ilan Dar

37. Lost Paradise (2009)

10 min | Short

6.9
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A man and a woman are tenderly making love in a one star hotel room. A moment later when they are both dressed up, the idyll that seamed authentic is now gone. A modern look at the story of Adam and Eve.

Writers: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis | Directors: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis | Stars: Moris Cohen, Rotem Zussman

38. Gunblast Vodka (2000)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

2.4
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Supermodel Everhart is kidnapped by bad guy Prochnow and rescued by good guy Otto in technopop action.

Writers: Jean-Louis Daniel, Mariusz Pujszo, Rick Richardson, Nicolas Velle | Director: Jean-Louis Daniel | Stars: Götz Otto, Angie Everhart, Jürgen Prochnow, Mariusz Pujszo

39. A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (1997)

96 min | Documentary

6.5
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Hasidic Jews seem alien, and even hostile, to those outside their culture,which frequently includes other Jews. They dress differently, don't mingle between the sexes, speak Yiddish, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Menachem Daum, Robert Seidman | Directors: Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zeldy Abromowitz, Yaffa Eliach

40. Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)

Drama

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The oldest son in an orthodox Jewish family is living at home (in Brooklyn) with his parents and younger brothers. He's being pressured by his parents to marry the girl they have chosen, (... See full summary »

Writer: David Nahmod | Director: David Nahmod | Stars: Peter J. Byrnes, Colleen O'Neil, Daniel Nardiccio, Reed McGowan

41. Voices from the Heartland: Slaves of the Lord (2003)

50 min | Drama

6.5
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In a Jewish Orthodox village in Israel, Tamar, a twelve-year-old girl, prepares for her Bat-Mitzvah (confirmation), which will take place on Passover. Becoming convinced that she is impure,... See full summary »

Writer: Hadar Friedlich | Director: Hadar Friedlich | Stars: Maya Eshet, Razia Israeli, Itay Barnea, Irit Sheleg

42. Orthodox Stance (2007)

83 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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Dmitriy Salita is a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and a religious Jew. ORTHODOX STANCE portrays Dmitriy's maturation in each of these disparate communities, and the seemingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Hutt | Stars: Dmitriy Salita, Jimmy O'Pharrow, Israel Liberow, Bob Arum

43. Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust (2004)

Unrated | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Menachem Daum, the son of holocaust survivors, and a New York Orthodox Jew worries that both of his sons, full time yeshiva students who live with their families in Israel, are becoming ... See full summary »

Writers: Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky | Directors: Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky | Stars: Akiva Daum, Menachem Daum, Rifka Daum, Tzvi Dovid Daum

44. The Search for Heaven (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Family

6.2
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Our lives are filled with joy and sorrow, challenges and change - all linked to growing up and growing old. Is the inevitable conclusion to life's exciting journey the termination of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Meier | Director: David Priest | Stars: Martina Brunat, Samara Frame, Allison Larned, Fred Sewell

45. Keep Not Silent (2005)

52 min | Documentary

6.5
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This profoundly moving film explore the clandestine struggle of three women fighting for their right to love within their Orthodox Communities in Jerusalem. All three are lesbians, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ilil Alexander

46. Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School (2005)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Hineini (Hebrew for 'Here I am') chronicles the story of one student's courageous fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in the Boston area and the ... See full summary »

Director: Irena Fayngold

47. Akin (I) (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed

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With haunting suburban visuals backed by the rich sounds of Toronto based-band Ohbijou, Akin powerfully engages in a relationship between an Orthodox Jewish mother and her transgender son ... See full summary »

Writer: Chase Joynt | Director: Chase Joynt | Star: Chase Joynt

48. Standing Silent (2011)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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Wrtier Phil Jacobs of the Jewish Times, an orthodox Jew himself, must go against his own community's wishes as he uncovers and reports on a web of sexual abuse involving a well-liked ... See full summary »

Directors: Malachi Leopold, Scott M. Rosenfelt

49. Unattached (2007)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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

50. In Her Own Time (1985)

58 min | Documentary

8.8
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Based on the field work of Dr. Barbara Myerhoff, this is a documentary exploring the diverse Fairfax district Jewish Community in Los Angeles, California.

Director: Lynne Littman | Star: Barbara Myerhoff