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1. Disobedience (2017)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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74 Metascore

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser

Votes: 18,263 | Gross: $3.48M

2. Bushwick (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Action, Adventure

5.2
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44 Metascore

When a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris

Votes: 7,417

3. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 47,848 | Gross: $37.05M

4. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Darya Zhovnar

Votes: 1,408

5. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 34,333 | Gross: $0.41M

6. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 7,686

7. Tango Shalom

Comedy, Family | Post-production

"No one wants him to dance except...the Almighty!" "Rabbi Moshe Yehuda is about to discover following your dreams can be rather Unorthodox."

Director: Gabriel Bologna | Stars: Lainie Kazan, Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez

8. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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79 Metascore

The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel, Eva Hayman

Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.37M

9. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.76M

10. The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side (2019– )

Comedy

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The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side is a deep dive into a unique New York City universe undergoing a dramatic change. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a space in cultural conflict ... See full summary »

Stars: Sammy Gluck, Nat Panariello, Mario Janson, Lester Greene

11. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 10,760

12. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Karina Testa

Votes: 2,918 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Full-Court Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.9
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An African American college basketball star becomes the head coach of a yeshiva's struggling basketball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a knee injury forces him to leave the game. Based on the true story of Lamont Carr.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Richard T. Jones, R.H. Thomson, Sean Marquette

Votes: 798

14. La vérité si je mens! (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.

Director: Thomas Gilou | Stars: Richard Anconina, Richard Bohringer, Amira Casar, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 3,610

15. The Long Way Home (1997)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Israel Lau, Livia Shacter, Abraham Klausner

Votes: 620

16. Cloudy Sunday (2015)

116 min | Drama, Music, War

6.5
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During the tumultuous 1943, against the backdrop of a German-occupied Thessaloniki, two star-crossed lovers struggle to surmount prejudice and fear, as the brutalities against the town's persecuted Jewish community escalate.

Director: Manousos Manousakis | Stars: Andreas Konstantinou, Haris Fragoulis, Hristina Heila-Fameli, Vasiliki Troufakou

Votes: 1,163

17. Tikkun (2015)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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: 362 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 873 | Gross: $0.62M

19. Simon Magus (1999)

101 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community, because he claims that the devil talks to him, and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the "Squire" to sell him some ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 487 | Gross: $0.04M

20. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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75 Metascore

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 737 | Gross: $1.70M

21. Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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56 Metascore

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 »

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Jérôme Anger, Amanda Sandrelli, Franco Castellano

Votes: 478

22. Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto (2016)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Told through the memories and drawings of little Genio and narrated by family friend, Bernard Bragg, 'Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto' is a docudrama film about a boyhood resident of that ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Genievsky | Stars: Pam Balcke, Peter Balcke, Bronek Bergman, Eugene Bergman

23. The Heart of New York (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.3
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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: 108

24. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 600 | Gross: $0.02M

25. The Last Tribe (2011)

Documentary

8.2
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This humorous and intimate account of the Jewish immigrants who arrived in England - thinking that they'd arrived in America - charts their rags to riches story from the ghettos of Eastern ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Glass | Star: Benjamin Casper

Votes: 12

26. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

Votes: 95

27. Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (1984– )

540 min | Documentary

6.8
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Star: Abba Eban

Votes: 46

28. Canvey: The Promised Island (2018 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.7
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Stamford Hill, London has been home to Europe's largest community of Hasidic Jews since the 1800s. Soaring rents have forced them to look for a new home in an unlikely location and with help from the unlikeliest of champions.

Director: Riete Oord

Votes: 6

29. There Are Jews Here (2016)

90 min | Documentary

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Most American Jews live in large cities where they are free to define themselves in any way they wish. But almost invisible to most of the country are roughly one million Jews scattered ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad Lichtenstein, Morgan Elise Johnson

30. Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah (2013)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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Kamal Hachkar explores the 2000-year-old Mellah in his family's village of Tinghir, Morocco, and follows the trail of the town's once substantial Jewish population to its emigres and ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal Hachkar

Votes: 6

31. Another Hate Crime Hoax Exposed? Are They Really on the Rise? (2019 Video)

15 min | Short, News

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Star: Tim Pool

32. Exodus to Berlin (2001)

90 min | Documentary

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The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe unleashed anti-semitism in the former Soviet bloc, creating the first massive exodus of Jews since the end of World War II. Today, in bittersweet... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Kamen, Peter Laufer

33. Aliyah DaDa (2015)

115 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about the Jewish people in Romania and their several migrations towards Israel, across history and changing political frames - everything presented in a self-proclaimed dadaist style.

Director: Oana Giurgiu | Stars: Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara

Votes: 34

34. Otro entre otros (2010)

72 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Maximiliano Pelosi

Votes: 9

35. There, Where One Has Lived (2016)

6 min | Short

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"There, where a person has lived, their spirit continues to dwell." « Là, où une personne a vécu, son esprit continue à y habiter. » "Overture, Shabbat Evening Prayer Service and Kaddish" (... See full summary »

Director: Yvonne Michele Anderson | Stars: Frédéric Boisseau, Philippe Braham, Franck Brinsolaro, Jean Cabut

36. The People of the Book (1973)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Felix Lazarus | Stars: Brayne Wasserman, Moishe Rosenfeld

37. Know Hope

Short | Post-production

To know Israel is to Know Hope...

Director: Yvonne Michele Anderson

38. Rouge Harissa (2011)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Sonia Medina

39. J£w$ Got Mone¥ (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Did you know that one in five Jewish persons in New York lives in poverty? This is one of the facts brought to light by "Jews Got Money," which aims to debunk clichés on Jewish wealth. ... See full summary »

Director: Sasha Andreas

40. Spadina (1984)

56 min

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Director: David Troster

41. We Have A Dream (2016)

18 min | Short

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"There is something that I must say to my people...This is Our Hope!" (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 28 August 1963). During the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, leaders within the American ... See full summary »

Director: Yvonne Michele Anderson | Stars: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Luther King, Uri Miller, Joachim Prinz

42. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015–2019)
Episode: I Will Help You (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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Staying with Valencia and Beth, Rebecca heads back to New York as her mother is receiving an honor from a Jewish charity group, Naomi who seems to be most proud that she has convinced her ... See full summary »

Director: Kabir Akhtar | Stars: Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner

Votes: 92

43. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012– )
Episode: Raisins and Almonds (2012)

TV-PG | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Phryne Fisher is on the scene when a young man is found dead in a bookshop. Miss Fisher is willing to bet her hat that it is a case of poisoning. Phryne investigates murder, alchemy, and Zionism alongside Detective Inspector Jack Robinson.

Director: David Caesar | Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 281

44. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Shandeh (2002)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The investigation into the murder of a Jewish woman turns towards her family once Goren and Eames find out about her husband's affair.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 163

45. The Ben Shapiro Show: Sunday Special (2018– )
Episode: Tai Lopez (2018)

61 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Ben Shapiro, Tai Lopez



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