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1. Family Law (2006)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.
Votes: 1,429 | Gross: $0.04M
2. 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: 8,131 | Gross: $0.02M
3. Fateless (2005)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War
Fourteen-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: 6,414 | Gross: $0.20M
A truly artistic accomplishment. The camera, the colors, the clothes, the places. Everything both realistic and beautiful.
5. Night and Fog (1956)
Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.
7. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 597,097 | Gross: $57.60M
9. Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness (2000)
103 min | Documentary
The story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, consul to Lithuania during World War II, who defied Tokyo authorities and wrote transit visas allowing Jewish families to flee Europe to Japan and other countries.
10. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
Through interviews we meet some of the people who risked their lives to hide Jewish children during World War II and how this experience has continued to affect the survivors.
Director: Aviva Slesin
12. Numbered (2012)
55 min | Documentary, History
Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz ... See full summary »
13. Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985 TV Movie)
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.
14. Jacob the Liar (1974)
100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »
15. Daniel (1983)
R | 130 min | Drama
Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.
Votes: 1,110 | Gross: $0.28M
16. 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: 1,686 | Gross: $0.31M
The reconstruction of a unfinished Nazi documentary about the Warsaw ghetto. The Nazis wanted to make the argument that Jews were inflicting hunger, desease and death in their peers 'cause of Jew's "natural" social organization scheme: Capitalism.
17. The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
PG | 117 min | Drama
Mossad agents kidnap an American Jewish man, accuse him of being a fugitive Nazi war criminal and take him to Jerusalem to face trial for genocide.
18. Free Men (2011)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance
In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.
Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Rosenstrasse (2003)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, War
After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.
Votes: 2,210 | Gross: $0.73M
20. 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: 2,762 | Gross: $0.10M
21. The Secrets (2007)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out.
Votes: 1,883 | Gross: $0.12M
Interesting movie about two women studying the Torah in Safed (one of the four holy cities in judaism) who fall in love and start questioning the orthodox jewish stance on homosexuality.
22. The Debt (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
The year is 1965. Rachel Brener is one of 3 young Mossad agents team who caught "The Surgeon of Birkenau" - a Nazi monster who was never brought to trial in Israel. The official reason was ... See full summary »
24. Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War
26. A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (1997)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
Hasidic Jews seem alien, and even hostile, to those outside their culture,which frequently includes other Jews. They dress differently, don't mingle between the sexes, speak Yiddish, and ... See full summary »
27. '38 (1986)
97 min | Drama
In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings.
29. Adam Resurrected (2008)
R | 106 min | Drama, War
In the aftermath of World War II, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
30. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
This movie is about a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of her wanting something more out of her life.
Votes: 2,579 | Gross: $1.08M
31. 7 Days (2008)
103 min | Drama, Romance
When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »
32. Alle Juden raus! (1991)
82 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This film traces the story of the German-Jewish Auerbach family of oppingen, Germany from 1933 through 1945. The film begins with home movies in the 1930s and follows Inge Auerbach from her... See full summary »
34. Altalena (1994)
53 min | Documentary
This documentary examines the 1948 episode of the Altalena, a ship whose fate nearly incited civil war in the newly-established State of Israel. Immediately after Israel attained statehood,... See full summary »
35. Almonds and Raisins (1984)
90 min | Documentary
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.
36. A Cantor's Tale (2005)
95 min | Documentary
Chazz'n, A Cantor's Story is a documentary film about chazzanut past, present and future through the prism of Chazzan Jack Mendelson's career. In addition to stellar singing, the film ... See full summary »
38. Disraeli (1929)
Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.
39. Focus (I) (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution... See full summary »
Votes: 2,886 | Gross: $0.72M
This movie always amazed me in an unique way. The way the story is told and the characters are engaging. It's depiction of meaningless anti-Semitism is a great and true warning.
40. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. 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: 5,514 | Gross: $15.74M
41. Fill the Void (2012)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance
When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.
Votes: 3,601 | Gross: $1.77M
42. Bent (1997)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.
Votes: 7,505 | Gross: $0.37M
A very different kind of a story. Two gay men find love inside of a Nazi death camp. After some though I believe this is a very relevant movie.
43. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War
German death camp in Sobibor, Poland, killed two hundred fifty thousand Jews. It had the most successful prisoner escape in World War II on October 14, 1943.
44. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.