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by subshive | created - 28 Oct 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

themes, characters, archetypes, & stereotypes

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1. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 125,568 | Gross: $9.19M

more dybbuk!

2. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newlywed man on his honeymoon has second thoughts about his marriage and falls for a different woman.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley

Votes: 3,657 | Gross: $12.21M

3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 89,877

4. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 235,676

5. The Bellboy (1960)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton, Sonnie Sands

Votes: 3,588

6. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 107,143 | Gross: $6.15M

7. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

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: 119,250 | Gross: $119.50M

8. The Producers (1967)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Music

96 Metascore

A stage-play producer devises a plan to make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor

Votes: 47,498 | Gross: $0.11M

9. YidLife Crisis (2014– )

Short, Comedy, Drama

Drinking in the very best that Montreal's multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle sex, drugs, and milk and meat... all in their grandparents' Yiddish (with English subtitles).

Stars: Jamie Elman, Eli Batalion, Michael Zahran, Léane Labrèche-Dor

Votes: 150

10. Transparent (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass

Votes: 20,338

11. Norman (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 5,342 | Gross: $3.81M

12. Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 543

13. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 15,525 | Gross: $7.02M

14. Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

The daily struggles of two newlyweds: rich Catholic Bridget and Jewish cabbie Bernie.

Stars: David Birney, Meredith Baxter, Harold J. Stone, Bibi Osterwald

Votes: 128

15. Broad City (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Stars: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro

Votes: 24,406

16. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife in the 1960s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 59,689

sassy snappy wit, re-purposing lenny bruce, self-conscious jewish stereotypes -- expensive/tasteless

17. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Musical

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

Stars: Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner

Votes: 14,928

18. Less Than Kind (2008– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

15-year-old Sheldon Blecher is overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father and pyromaniac mother who never quite seem to fit into their community. His egotistical ... See full summary »

Stars: Jesse Camacho, Benjamin Arthur, Wendel Meldrum, Nancy Sorel

Votes: 490

19. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,415 | Gross: $16.26M

20. Max Glick (1990–1992)

Comedy, Family

It's 1963 in Canada and Max is turning 13 in a monumental year. His parents Henry and Sarah are fairly relaxed raising Max in their Jewish neighborhood but grandparents Bryna and Augustus are more observant religiously.

Stars: Josh Garbe, Jan Rubes, Susan Douglas Rubes, Linda Kash

Votes: 13

21. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 14,277

22. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Noam Zylberman, Aaron Schwartz

Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.32M

awkward and canadian. awkwardly canadian. glick is a chump

24. Being Erica (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy.

Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

Votes: 8,720

25. Schitt's Creek (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy

Votes: 24,916

26. Friday Night Dinner (2011– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal

Votes: 10,549



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