Top-US-Grossing Yiddish-Language Titles
1. Cars (2006)
G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Votes: 277,871 | Gross: $244.05M
2. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 100,505 | Gross: $119.50M
3. Shine (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Votes: 44,346 | Gross: $35.81M
5. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 4,907 | Gross: $15.74M
6. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 2,847 | Gross: $12.28M
7. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
PG | 84 min | Comedy
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
Votes: 19,386 | Gross: $10.60M
8. A Serious Man (2009)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Votes: 106,484 | Gross: $9.19M
9. Fatal Instinct (1993)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,638 | Gross: $7.85M
10. Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Votes: 13,506 | Gross: $7.69M
11. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 107,247 | Gross: $5.08M
12. Liberty Heights (1999)
R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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 »
Votes: 5,872 | Gross: $3.73M
13. Saul fia (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, War
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Votes: 28,514 | Gross: $1.78M
14. New York, I Love You (2008)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York.
Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen
Votes: 40,499 | Gross: $1.59M
16. What's Cooking? (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »
Votes: 2,302 | Gross: $1.04M
18. The Man Who Cried (2000)
R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.
Votes: 12,768 | Gross: $0.74M
21. Trembling Before G-d (2001)
94 min | Documentary
A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.
Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.62M
22. Félix et Meira (2014)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
In Félix and Meira, an unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood but vastly different worlds.
Votes: 993 | Gross: $0.45M
23. Mother Night (1996)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $0.39M
24. Casse-tête chinois (2013)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.
Votes: 10,599 | Gross: $0.34M
25. A Film Unfinished (2010)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.
Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.31M
26. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish
Votes: 1,032 | Gross: $0.30M
28. No Place on Earth (2012)
PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, War
A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.
Votes: 750 | Gross: $0.20M
29. Fateless (2005)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 5,745 | Gross: $0.20M
30. Lost Embrace (2004)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »
Votes: 2,597 | Gross: $0.19M
31. Ivan & Abraham (1993)
105 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 203 | Gross: $0.16M
32. Left Luggage (1998)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama
Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability, and grows fond of him.
Votes: 2,611 | Gross: $0.10M
33. Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,073 | Gross: $0.09M
34. Green Fields (1937)
Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for... See full summary »
Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.08M
35. Dummy (2002)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Votes: 5,856 | Gross: $0.07M
36. El rey del Once (2016)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
After years away, Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father Usher, who founded a charity foundation in Once, the city's bustling Jewish district ... See full summary »
Votes: 260 | Gross: $0.06M
37. Four Seasons Lodge (2008)
97 min | Documentary
From the darkness of Hitler's Europe to the mountains of the Catskills, Four Seasons Lodge follows a community of Holocaust survivors who come together each summer to dance, cook, fight and flirt-and celebrate their survival.
Director: Andrew Jacobs
Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.06M
Unrated | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.05M
41. Le grand rôle (2004)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of ... See full summary »
Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.04M
42. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.03M
44. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $0.02M
46. Kedma (2002)
100 min | Drama, War
In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Votes: 583 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Tikkun (2015)
Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
An ultra-orthodox scholar is revived after dying for 40 minutes. After coming back to life, he suddenly feels a strange awakening in his body and suspects that God is testing him.
Votes: 243 | Gross: $0.01M
48. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.
Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.01M
49. In Search of Peace (2001)
105 min | Documentary, History, War
In Search of Peace: 1948-1967 chronicles Israel's first two decades, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. Combining a rich tapestry of rare archival film and ... See full summary »
Votes: 44 | Gross: $0.01M
50. My Führer (2007)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,488 | Gross: $0.00M