Lowest Rated Yiddish-Language Titles


1. Lost and Found (IV) (2012)

24 min | Short, Drama

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After losing his mother THOM (23) finds out that he's Jewish. He also finds out he has a grandmother who is still alive and currently lives in Israel. He decides to go and visit her, to figure out why his mother kept this a secret.

Director: Tessa Schram | Stars: Tomer Pawlicki, Yehudith Yardenit, Yonatan Yosef Arnon, Ofira Amir

Votes: 32

2. XXL (1997)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Michel Boujenah, Gérard Depardieu, Elsa Zylberstein, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 256

3. Mazel Tov Yidden (1941)

89 min | Comedy, Music

4.3
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Director: Joseph Seiden | Stars: Michael Rosenberg, Gustav Berger, Harry Feld, Leo Fuchs

Votes: 7

4. Bit by Bit (2002)

85 min | Comedy

4.8
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The story of J whose goal is to be world master at playing Nintendo. He struggles with his traditional Jewish family and non-Jewish girlfriend who demand that he grow up and get a job. Real... See full summary »

Directors: Pontus Klänge, Jonathan Metzger | Stars: Sunil Munshi, Jan Malmsjö, Kjell Bergqvist, Bojan Westin

Votes: 756

5. The Pracht Inn (2014)

92 min | Drama

4.9
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An adaptation of Aaron Appelfeld's novel 'Night after Night'. In the sixties, a group of Holocaust survivors live together in a hostel in Jerusalem and struggle to revive the Yiddish Language .

Director: Tamar Yarom | Stars: Michaela Eshet, Vladimir Friedman, Tzahi Grad, Yael Toker

Votes: 7

6. Tsili (2014)

88 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Sarah Adler, Meshi Olinski, Andrei Kashkar, Leah Koenig

Votes: 44

7. The Jewish People Live (1947)

80 min | Documentary

5.0
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Director: Natan Gross | Stars: Judith Berg, Keti Efron, Felix Fibich, Szmulik Goldsztejn

Votes: 7

8. Hello, Goodbye (I) (2008)

99 min | Comedy

5.1
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When they move to Israel to explore their Jewish heritage and revive their flagging marriage, fifty something French emigres Alain and Gisele Gaash arrive in Tel Aviv to find their luggage ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Guit | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Benguigui, Lior Ashkenazi

Votes: 349

9. The Eternal Jew (1933)

63 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: George Roland | Stars: Louis 'Leibele' Waldman, Celina Breene, Ruben Wendorf, Morris B. Samuylow

Votes: 89

10. Skvoz slyozy (1933)

95 min | Comedy

5.2
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Director: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower | Stars: J.K. Krovenberg, M.D. Gorecheva, D. Cantor, M.D. Sen-Elnikova

Votes: 6

11. I Want to Be a Boarder (1937)

15 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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A lively short about a husband and wife who seek to reignite their marriage by pretending to be landlady and tenant.

Director: George Roland | Stars: Leo Fuchs, Yetta Zwerling

Votes: 6

12. Secret (2012)

82 min | Drama

5.3
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Ksawery is a young gay man who performs as drag queen in a Warsaw nightclub. Karolina is Jewish and seems to be his agent. Jan is Ksawery's lonely grandfather, who's been hiding a dark secret which the couple wants to reveal.

Director: Przemyslaw Wojcieszek | Stars: Tomasz Tyndyk, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marek Kepinski

Votes: 32

13. Motel the Operator (1940)

88 min | Drama

5.3
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Motl, a poor laborer, loving husband and new father, leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions. When he is severely injured by strikebreakers, his wife, Esther, and infant... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Seiden | Stars: Chaim Tauber, Seymour Rechzeit, Yetta Zwerling, Jacob Zanger

Votes: 6

14. 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: 3,372 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Fatal Instinct (1993)

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

5.6
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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: 5,458 | Gross: $7.85M

16. 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: 2,737 | Gross: $12.28M

17. Love in the Rough (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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When shipping clerk Jack Kelly is recruited by his employer to help his golf game, his boss insists he conceal his humble identity at the country club.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Jordan, Benny Rubin, J.C. Nugent

Votes: 112

18. The Great Role (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

19. SuperTex (2003)

97 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Jan Schütte | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Jan Decleir, Maureen Lipman, Elliot Levey

Votes: 132

20. The Land of Promise (1935)

57 min | Documentary

5.7
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This is one of Palestine's earliest sound films and part of a larger campaign to encourage settlement and investment in "the Jewish homeland." Land of Promise emphasizes secular ... See full summary »

Director: Judah Leman | Star: David Ross

Votes: 10

21. The Cobbler (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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23 Metascore

A cobbler, bored of his every-day life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Adam Sandler, Melonie Diaz, Steve Buscemi, Method Man

Votes: 35,923

22. He Is My Girl (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A clarinetist is trying to finish his record when his wife and ten year old son reappear in his life.

Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi, Elsa Zylberstein, Judith Magre

Votes: 150

23. The Tenderfoot (1932)

70 min | Comedy

5.8
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Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Lew Cody, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 208

24. I Hate Actors (1986)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Poiret, Michel Blanc, Bernard Blier, Patrick Floersheim

Votes: 159

25. 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: 581 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Golem, le jardin pétrifié (1993)

87 min

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Danny Cornish, a sort of stateless man who arranges art exhibits, is called from Tel Aviv to Paris with the news that a great uncle has died, in Birobidjan, the autonomous Jewish zone in ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Jerome Koenig, Hanna Schygulla, Samuel Fuller, Masha Itkina

Votes: 22

27. Americaner Shadchen (1940)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Nat Silver has been engaged 7 times already. This time, his 8th, he's really going to get married. But a visitor shows up, Shirley's old boyfriend. With a gun ! He'll kill himself unless he... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky, Anna Guskin

Votes: 53

28. Plane Nuts (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Ted Healy and His Stooges alternate mildly risque vaudeville routines with semi-elaborate Berkeleyesque musical numbers with beautiful chorines.

Director: Jack Cummings | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Ted Healy, Curly Howard

Votes: 127

29. Traduire (2011)

70 min | Documentary

6.0
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Director: Nurith Aviv

Votes: 9

30. Koliivshchina [1767-1768] (1934)

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Director: Ivan Kavaleridze | Stars: Aleksandr Serdyuk, Fyodor Radchuk, Ivan Maryanenko, Jacob Liebert

Votes: 7

31. Man of the Year (1995)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Mockumentary look at Playgirl Magazine centerfold and 1992 Man of the Year, Dirk Shafer, who kept it a secret from the magazine that he is gay. Most of the film is a fictionalized retelling... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Shafer | Stars: Vivian Paxton, Claudette Sutherland, Michael Ornstein, Cal Bartlett

Votes: 299

32. Mendy (2003)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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59 Metascore

Mendy is a young Brookyln Hasid who leaves the strict rules of his insular and repressive community to join his childhood friend, Yankel, who is living securlary in Manhattan. Mendy's ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Vardy | Stars: Deana Barone, Elizabeth Cano, Kristen Cecala, Spencer Chandler

Votes: 110

33. Stars Over Broadway (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Al is a down on his luck promoter who is thinking of taking the final bow when he meets Jan, the singing porter. He sees something in Jan so he signs him to a contract. Al works odd jobs to... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Jane Froman, James Melton, Jean Muir

Votes: 116

34. The Sinners (2012)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Director: Faramarz Gharibian | Stars: Mohsen Afshani, Hooman Barghnavard, Siavash Cheraghipoor, Homayoun Ershadi

Votes: 100

35. Madame Jacques on the Croisette (1997)

40 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Emmanuel Finkiel | Stars: Maurice Chevit, Natan Cogan, Shulamit Adar, Rywka Wajsbrot

Votes: 8

36. My Son (1939)

97 min | Drama

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This dramatic tale of immigrant hardship highlights some of the traumatic problems of the immigrant experience, including alcoholism, separation and poverty. The child star, Jerry Rosenberg... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Seiden | Stars: Fania Rubina, Gustav Berger, Jerry Rosenberg, Herman Rosen

Votes: 7

37. 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: 12,544 | Gross: $0.74M

38. 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: 4,178 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Tenth Man (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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: 120

40. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.2
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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

Votes: 348

41. The Heart of New York (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

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In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe Smith, Charles Dale, George Sidney, Ruth Hall

Votes: 85

42. Children Must Laugh (1936)

61 min | Documentary

6.2
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One of the few surviving documentaries about Jewish life in Poland before World War II, this film was produced to raise funds for the Vladimir Medem Sanitarium which stood as the embodiment... See full summary »

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: A.L. Alexander, David Dubinsky, B. Charney Vladeck

Votes: 15

43. Rewriting History (2012)

Documentary

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Against the backdrop of rising ultra-nationalism, Rewriting History is about taking action in the face of insurmountable odds, when two eccentric Jewish proffessors stand in the way of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Radomsky, Danny Ben-Moshe

Votes: 6

44. The Yiddish King Lear (1934)

70 min

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Setting off from Vilna to spend his last days in the Holy Land, an arrogant old man spurns the youngest of his three daughters and leaves his fortune in the wrong hands.

Director: Harry Thomashefsky | Stars: Esther Adler, Jacob Bergreen, Miriam Grossman, Maurice Krohner

Votes: 5

45. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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: 39,540 | Gross: $1.59M

46. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 8,188

47. Man Is a Woman (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann | Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Elsa Zylberstein, Gad Elmaleh, Michel Aumont

Votes: 609

48. Roots (2005)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Leonid Kanevskiy, Sergey Garmash, Natalya Kolyakanova

Votes: 290

49. 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: 69 | Gross: $0.08M

50. Almonds and Raisins (1984)

90 min | Documentary

6.3
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This documentary examines the dozens of Yiddish-language talking films made in the United States and Europe between the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927 and the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.

Directors: David Elstein, Russ Karel | Stars: Celia Adler, Herschel Bernardi, Eugenie Besserer, Fanny Brice

Votes: 16