Top-US-Grossing Yiddish-Language Titles


1. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 277,871 | Gross: $244.05M

2. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 100,505 | Gross: $119.50M

3. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 44,346 | Gross: $35.81M

4. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $16.26M

5. 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: 4,907 | Gross: $15.74M

6. 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: 2,847 | Gross: $12.28M

7. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron

Votes: 19,386 | Gross: $10.60M

8. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 106,484 | Gross: $9.19M

9. Fatal Instinct (1993)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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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 »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young

Votes: 5,638 | Gross: $7.85M

10. Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War

7.5
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 13,506 | Gross: $7.69M

11. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 107,247 | Gross: $5.08M

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: 5,872 | Gross: $3.73M

13. Saul fia (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

7.5
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 28,514 | Gross: $1.78M

14. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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49 Metascore

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

15. Ha-Ushpizin (2004)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 1,742 | Gross: $1.40M

16. What's Cooking? (2000)

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

7.1
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57 Metascore

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 »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers

Votes: 2,302 | Gross: $1.04M

17. In Darkness (2011)

R | 145 min | Drama, War

7.3
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74 Metascore

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader

Votes: 8,358 | Gross: $1.04M

18. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 12,768 | Gross: $0.74M

19. Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.1
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60 Metascore

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev, Jordan Pettle

Votes: 1,860 | Gross: $0.63M

20. A Secret (2007)

105 min | Drama, War

6.9
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72 Metascore

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Cécile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $0.62M

21. 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: 832 | Gross: $0.62M

22. Félix et Meira (2014)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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66 Metascore

In Félix and Meira, an unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood but vastly different worlds.

Director: Maxime Giroux | Stars: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky, Melissa Weisz

Votes: 993 | Gross: $0.45M

23. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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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.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $0.39M

24. Casse-tête chinois (2013)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 10,599 | Gross: $0.34M

25. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.31M

26. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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58 Metascore

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

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

Votes: 1,032 | Gross: $0.30M

27. Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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61 Metascore

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $0.28M

28. No Place on Earth (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer

Votes: 750 | Gross: $0.20M

29. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 5,745 | Gross: $0.20M

30. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

7.0
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70 Metascore

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 »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,597 | Gross: $0.19M

31. 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: 203 | Gross: $0.16M

32. 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 a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability, and grows fond of him.

Director: Jeroen Krabbé | Stars: Laura Fraser, Adam Monty, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,611 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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61 Metascore

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 »

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Sam Smith, Leagh Conwell, Dominic Barklem, Jo Stone-Fewings

Votes: 1,073 | Gross: $0.09M

34. Green Fields (1937)

Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Directors: Jacob Ben-Ami, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Michael Gorrin, Helen Beverly, Isidore Cashier, Anna Appel

Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Dummy (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Greg Pritikin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, Illeana Douglas, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 5,856 | Gross: $0.07M

36. El rey del Once (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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66 Metascore

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 »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg, Usher Barilka, Elvira Onetto

Votes: 260 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Four Seasons Lodge (2008)

97 min | Documentary

6.8
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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

38. Divan (2003)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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71 Metascore

Divan is the quest for a turn of the century Hungarian couch upon which Hassidic rabbis slept.

Director: Pearl Gluck | Stars: Pearl Gluck, Amichai Lau Lavie, Basya Schechter, Giti Koenig

Votes: 117 | Gross: $0.06M

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

Unrated | Documentary

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.05M

40. 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

41. Le grand rôle (2004)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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43 Metascore

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 »

Director: Steve Suissa | Stars: Stéphane Freiss, Bérénice Bejo, Peter Coyote, Paola Perez

Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Einayim Petukhoth (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.

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

Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.03M

43. The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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41 Metascore

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Director: Jonathan Kesselman | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 4,245 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $0.02M

45. My Mexican Shivah (2007)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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46 Metascore

After Moishe's death, family and friends sit Shiva in Mexico City. During seven days, secrets will be disclosed.

Director: Alejandro Springall | Stars: Blanca Guerra, Martha Roth, Sergio Kleiner, Guillermo Murray

Votes: 188 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Kedma (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

6.0
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Andrei Kashkar, Helena Yaralova, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 583 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Tikkun (2015)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Avishai Sivan | Stars: Aharon Traitel, Khalifa Natour, Riki Blich, Gur Sheinberg

Votes: 243 | Gross: $0.01M

48. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.01M

49. In Search of Peace (2001)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

6.7
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31 Metascore

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 »

Director: Richard Trank | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, Shula Cohen

Votes: 44 | Gross: $0.01M

50. My Führer (2007)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.4
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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 »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth, Adriana Altaras

Votes: 3,488 | Gross: $0.00M