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1. Family Law (2006)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Julieta Díaz, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman

Votes: 1,429 | Gross: $0.04M

2. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

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: 8,131 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

87 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 6,414 | Gross: $0.20M

A truly artistic accomplishment. The camera, the colors, the clothes, the places. Everything both realistic and beautiful.

4. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,198

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.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 16,533

6. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997– )

292 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,501

7. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 597,097 | Gross: $57.60M

8. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 696,979 | Gross: $32.57M

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.

Director: Robert Kirk | Stars: Susan Bluman, Benjamin Fishoff, Neil Ross, Liane Schirmer

Votes: 78

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.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,468

11. Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

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

Votes: 70

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 »

Directors: Dana Doron, Uriel Sinai | Stars: Ruth Bondi, Danny Chanoch, Ayal Gelles, Gita Kalderon

Votes: 266

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.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, Kenneth Colley, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 332

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 »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 1,147

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,110 | Gross: $0.28M

16. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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: 1,686 | 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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,051

18. Free Men (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Rosenstrasse (2003)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, War

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Svea Lohde, Jutta Lampe

Votes: 2,210 | Gross: $0.73M

20. Left Luggage (1998)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

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: 2,762 | 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.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller

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 »

Director: Assaf Bernstein | Stars: Gila Almagor, Neta Garty, Edgar Selge, Itay Tiran

Votes: 882

23. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, André Wilms

Votes: 14,629 | Gross: $5.58M

24. Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Justus von Dohnányi

Votes: 980

25. Edges of the Lord (2001)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A twelve-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Richard Banel, Liam Hess

Votes: 3,333

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 »

Directors: Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zeldy Abromowitz, Yaffa Eliach

Votes: 156

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.

Director: Wolfgang Glück | Stars: Tobias Engel, Sunnyi Melles, Heinz Trixner, Romuald Pekny

Votes: 118

29. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,708

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.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

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 »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Moshe Ivgy, Yaël Abecassis, Albert Iluz

Votes: 475

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 »

Director: Emanuel Rund | Stars: Edith Auerbacher, Inge Auerbacher, Regina Auerbacher

Votes: 24

33. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,967 | Gross: $0.93M

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 »

Director: Ilana Tsur | Star: Itzik Weingarten

Votes: 5

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.

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

Votes: 22

36. A Cantor's Tale (2005)

95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

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 »

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou | Stars: Alan M. Dershowitz, Jackie Mason

Votes: 20

37. Abie's Irish Rose (1946)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cultures clash when a Jewish boy wants to marry an Irish girl.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Joanne Dru, Richard Norris, Michael Chekhov, J.M. Kerrigan

Votes: 65

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.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 1,009

39. Focus (I) (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

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 »

Director: Neal Slavin | Stars: William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, Meat Loaf

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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,514 | Gross: $15.74M

41. Fill the Void (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

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.

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

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.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 8,006

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.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 14,258

45. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertaine