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1. Unorthodox (2020)

TV-MA | 213 min | Drama

8.1
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Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.

Stars: Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, Jeff Wilbusch, Alex Reid

Votes: 37,151

2. The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.9
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 35,914

3. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 264,521 | Gross: $59.65M

4. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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83 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: 128,685 | Gross: $9.19M

5. The Song of Names (2019)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.2
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51 Metascore

Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Clive Owen, Tim Roth, Jonah Hauer-King, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 1,190

6. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 16,823 | Gross: $3.60M

7. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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77 Metascore

1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 28,756 | Gross: $2.01M

8. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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49 Metascore

Eleven love stories set in one of the most loved and hated cities of the world, New York City.

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: 44,150 | Gross: $1.59M

9. Son of Saul (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

7.5
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91 Metascore

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 43,076 | Gross: $1.78M

10. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 16,967 | Gross: $10.05M

11. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 10,572 | Gross: $16.15M

12. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 12,101 | Gross: $2.29M

13. 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: 35,884 | Gross: $0.41M

14. Give Me Liberty (2019)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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82 Metascore

In this freewheeling comedy, medical transport driver Vic risks his job to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, dragging clients like Tracy, a young woman with ALS, along for the ride.

Director: Kirill Mikhanovsky | Stars: Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim Stoyanov, Darya Ekamasova

Votes: 1,249 | Gross: $0.14M

15. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Stephen Wiesenfeld

Votes: 9,885 | Gross: $14.02M

16. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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52 Metascore

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog

Votes: 6,552 | Gross: $0.08M

17. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,833 | Gross: $6.38M

18. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 10,085 | Gross: $0.52M

19. Demon (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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80 Metascore

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

Director: Marcin Wrona | Stars: Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Schuchardt

Votes: 4,842 | Gross: $0.10M

20. It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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44 Metascore

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin

Votes: 4,565 | Gross: $7.38M

21. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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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: 11,527

22. In Darkness (2011)

R | 145 min | Drama, War

7.3
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74 Metascore

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader

Votes: 9,768 | Gross: $1.04M

23. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Votes: 1,194 | Gross: $5.00M

24. The Infidel (2010)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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57 Metascore

An identity crisis comedy centred on Mahmud Nasir, successful business owner, and salt of the earth East End Muslim who discovers that he's adopted - and Jewish.

Director: Josh Appignanesi | Stars: Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Archie Panjabi, Igal Naor

Votes: 6,307

25. The Dummy (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.

Director: Greg Pritikin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, Illeana Douglas, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 6,362 | Gross: $0.07M

26. Train of Life (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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62 Metascore

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Votes: 8,584 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

Votes: 417

28. The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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78 Metascore

A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox

Votes: 5,648 | Gross: $0.67M

29. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 811

30. 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: 5,880 | Gross: $0.76M

31. Felix in Hollywood (1923)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 852

32. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

6.9
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70 Metascore

In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,810 | Gross: $0.19M

33. Born Reckless (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.4
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Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, William Harrigan, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 320

34. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 504

35. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh

Votes: 344

36. Alan & Naomi (1992)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross, Amy Aquino

Votes: 375 | Gross: $0.26M

37. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.9
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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: 889 | Gross: $0.62M

38. Miss Rose White (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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Sister given up by Italian family only to be reunited 22 years later.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Kyra Sedgwick, Maureen Stapleton, Bari Biern

Votes: 219

39. Waiting for the Messiah (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Héctor Alterio, Enrique Piñeyro, Melina Petriella

Votes: 637

40. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

6.9
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 426

41. The London Nobody Knows (1969)

53 min | Documentary

7.6
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A 45-minute trippy documentary of late 1960's London and is a fascinating time capsule of the remnants of a bygone age before Londons's extensive redevelopment in the late 1960's.

Director: Norman Cohen | Star: James Mason

Votes: 216

42. The Yankles (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sport

5.2
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About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.

Director: David R. Brooks | Stars: Brian Wimmer, Bart Johnson, Don Most, Michael Buster

Votes: 181

43. Love in the Rough (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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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: 134

44. YidLife Crisis (2014– )

Short, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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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: 344

45. Aaron's Magic Village (1995)

G | 77 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

5.1
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When God distributed wiseness and foolishness through a newly created world, one of the cherubs accidentally dropped all the foolishness on a tiny village called Chelm. So everyone in the ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Hanan Kaminski | Stars: Tommy J. Michaels, Ronn Carroll, Tovah Feldshuh, Fyvush Finkel

Votes: 130

46. True to the Navy (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green, Rex Bell

Votes: 99

47. Dream Street (1921)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Ralph Graves, Charles Emmett Mack, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 129

48. The Stoolie (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

5.3
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A police informant steals police funds earmarked for a sting operation and the case detective goes after him to retrieve the money.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano | Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Frazer

Votes: 86

49. When Jews Were Funny (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

5.9
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Surveys the history of Jewish comedy.

Director: Alan Zweig | Stars: Marc Maron, Bob Einstein, Rodney Dangerfield, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 420

50. Almost Peaceful (2002)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.11M



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