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The following is an A to Z Jewish Movies Directory of all Jewish related Movies.

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  • Ас из ассов(+) L'as des as 1982
    Франция, 1982, Приключения. на Олимпиаде 1936 года в Берлине, ренер сборной Франции по боксу (Бельмондо) вынужден взять под свою защиту еврейского мальчика Симона Розенблюма и его многочисленную родню.
    L'as des as. 1982 French boxer Jo Cavalier risks to save Jewish family during 1936 Olympics, helped only by a German officer-gentleman who became his friend in World War I.
  • An American Tail (1986)It's the animated story of a young mouse. It tells the story of the Mousekewitz family's immigration to America through New York City in 1886.
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
  • Anne Frank remembered 2004 (+)

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    B

  • Ben-Hur (1959)(+) The film is about a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. 11 Academy Awards.
  • Бабий Яр (2002) Украина. В ролях: Элина Быстрицкая, Игорь Васильев.
    Бабий Яр, овраг на бывшей окраине Киева, который стал символом гибели евреев от рук нацистов в СССР во время Второй мировой войны.
  • Babiy Yar (2003)

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    C

  • Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)(+) (Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Yul Brunner, Angie Dickinson) (archive footage -Joseph Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,Winston Churchill) Describes the birth of Israel, from a military standpoint of an American Jewish Colonel in 1948.
  • The Chosen (1981)(+) Describes life of 2 young Jews, living in America during the WWII. One is the son of a reformed Jew, and the other is the son of a hasidic Jew.

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    D

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  • Defiance (2008)(+) Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Poland escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join up with Russian resistance fighters. Based on a true story.

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    E

  • Exodus (1960)
  • Enemies: A Love Story (1989) (novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer) Holocaust survivor Herman Broder (Ron Silver) living in New York in 1949.

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    F

  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Frisco Kid 1979 The movie is a Western comedy featuring Gene Wilder as Avram Belinski, a Polish rabbi who is traveling to San Francisco in 1850s, and Harrison Ford as a bank robber who befriends him.

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    G

  • Gentleman's Agreement (1947)(+) With Gregory Peck. A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.

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    H

  • Harry and Tonto (1974)(+) The bittersweet story of an old Jewish man taking a road trip with his cat Tonto.
  • The Hebrew hammer 100% kosher 2003 (+). Comedy about a Jewish superhero known as The Hebrew Hammer who must save Hanukkah.
  • Hand In Hand. 1960

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    I

  • Из ада в ад 1996(+) (FROM HELL TO HELL). Фильм Дмитрия Астрахана охватывает трагичный эпизод еврейской истории: период Второй Мировой Войны и послевоенное время (в частности, Кельцкий погром, Польша 1946).
  • Irena Sendler 2009 (+) Movie story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazi's for saving the lives of nearly 2500 Jewish children.

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    J

  • Jewish Luck (1925)(+) Jidische Glickn (1925) Silent with subtitles. Soviet movie with Solomon Mikhoels who was killed by Stalin's order in 1948. adaptation of Sholom Aleichem’s story, "Mendel the Matchmaker."
    Еврейское счастье. Режиссёр Александр Грановский, Госкино, Москва, 1925. В главной роли Соломон Михоэлс. Фильм снят по мотивам рассказов Шолом-Алейхема, с главным героем — Менахемом-Мендлом. Кинокартина описывает положение еврейской бедноты, загнанной царским режимом за черту еврейской оседлости.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.(1999) (+) British musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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    K

  • Комиссар 1968.(+) Фильм сделан в 1967 году по мотивам одного из ранних рассказов В.Гроссмана "В городе Бердычеве", который Максим Горький считал одним из самых лучших рассказов о гражданской войне.
  • Корчак/Korczak, 1990 (+) Анджей Вайда /Andrzej Wajda/ Реальная история об известном педагоге Януше Корчаке, который руководил домом для еврейских сирот в Варшавском гетто. Несмотря на давление нацистов, доктор Корчак отказался оставить детей, даже ради своего спасения и погиб вместе с ними в концлагере Треблинка.
    Korczak 1990 Directed by Andrzej Wajda. The last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak in the Warsaw ghetto till he boards the train to Treblinka with his orphans.
  • Keeping up with the Steins (2006)(+) This movie is good to see for all pre-bar mitzvah kids and their parents.

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    L

  • The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)(+) The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first extraordinary Jewish baseball player.
  • Life Is Beautiful (1998) In 1939, an Italian Jew, falls in love and will have to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

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    M

  • Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)(+) The mad adventures of rabbi Jacob. Comedy. Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.
  • Masada (1981) Mini-Series or (1984) A true story of Jews, commanded by Elazar ben Ya'ir, who fled Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
  • Munich (2005) Movie based on true events of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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    N

  • Нечестная конкуренция 2001 (+) Concorrenza sleale /
    Concurrence déloyale / Unfair Competition (2001) Gérard Depardieu, Claude Rich, Jean-Claude Brialy The story of two rival families from Milan, one Jewish and the other Catholic, who are competing merchants in 1938 Rome.

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    R

  • Raid on Entebbe 1977(+)

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    S

  • Schindler's List (1993) This film is about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jews from concentration camps.
  • School Ties (1992)(+) This movie is about a Jewish boy who goes to an elite prep school on an athletic scholarship in the 1950's and hides his religion.
  • Shining Through (1992)(+) During World War Two, Aryan-looking Linda (Melanie Griffith)(her mother is a Irish American and her father a German Jew) gets a job in the American War Department and becomes a spy. A film that presents a very sensitive issue being a Jew in high school in 1950s
  • Shanghai ghetto 2002 (+) A documentary about Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi persecution to the only place that was open to them - Shanghai, China.
  • Сотворение любви. 2006 (+) Оригинальное название: Mirajul Dragostei. "Сотворение любви" рассказывает о свате-еврее, которого зовут Мотл-Шотхен. Как настоящий посредник между людьми и мирами, он ходит из села в село, из дома в дом и создает гармонию человеческих судеб. Отдельное место занимает в фильме молдавская крестьянка, спасшая от ужасов фашизма еврейскую семью.
  • Сквозь слёзы. (Laughter Through Tears) 1928 сценарий: Шолом Алейхем, Григорий Гричер-Чериковер, И. Сквирский

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    T

  • The Ten Commandments (1956) This motion picture tells the biblical story of Moses and his leading of the Israelites to the Promised Land.
  • They Came for Good, A History of The Jews in The United States (1654-1880) (PBS 2001)
  • The Jewish Americans (PBS Special - 2008)(+).It is a three-parts documentary that explores 350 years of Jewish American history. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, THE JEWISH AMERICANS is a journey through time, from the first settlement in 1654 to the present.
  • The Jewish People: A Story of Survival (PBS 2008)(+). This is the story of Jewish survival. From slavery to the loss of their homeland; from exile to anti-Semitism; from pogroms to near annihilation in the Holocaust
  • Tobruk1967 - A group of Allied Jewish commandos in 1941 have the task of destroying Rommel's fuel supplies in the Sahara during World War II.
  • The Jewish Gauchos (1975)

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    V

  • Voyage of the Damned The True Story of Survival 1976 - In 1939 a ship with refugee Jews tried to escape from Nazi Germany to Caribbean countries, and was denied permission to land.

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    W

  • When Jews Were Funny 2013 - documentary "When Jews Were Funny" is a Surveys the history of Jewish comedy. Jewish comedians talk about the unique brilliance of Jewish humour.
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    Y

  • The Young Lions (1958)(+) This film follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans (one is a Jew), paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end.
  • Yentl (1983)(+) (Musical) In an Ashkenazic shtetl in Poland, Yentl Mendel is the boyishly klutzy daughter (Barbra Streisand) and only child of long widowed Rebbe, circa 1904, disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying holy scripture.
  • Yanush Korchak (2004)

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    Things You Wouldn't Know W/O the Movies
  • It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.
  • A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.
  • If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.
  • Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.
  • It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
  • When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.
  • No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.
  • Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.
  • When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.
  • You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
  • Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.
  • An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.
  • Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on.

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