Tag: jewish

All I Want Is Christmas (2012) 5.6

All I Want Is Christmas (2012)

Ira J. Finkelstein is obsessed with Christmas. He's seen every Christmas movie ever made and his dreams are filled with reindeer, sleigh rides and SNOW. The problem? Ira's Jewish - and at 11 years old, Christmas is passi...

The Jazz Singer (1980) 5.9

The Jazz Singer (1980)

Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career outside the synagogue in popular music as Jess Robin. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his lov...

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema (2017) 6.9

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema (2017)

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu...

Lepke (1975) 5.6

Lepke (1975)

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood....

Synonyms (2019) 6.4

Synonyms (2019)

Yoav, a young Israeli man, has a one-way ticket to Paris believing France to be his salvation from what he sees as the madness of his country. Things don't get off to a great start as he discovers his living arrangement ...

Mr. Klein (1976) 7.6

Mr. Klein (1976)

Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws enacted b...

Girlfriends (1978) 7.1

Girlfriends (1978)

In New York City, Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe are longtime roommates and friends. Susan is a struggling photographer who wants to get out of the wedding and bar mitzvah racket, those jobs which she primarily gets thr...

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) 7

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Recently widowed well-to-do Mrs. Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim, she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Dam...

Motion Sickness (2010) 5.6

Motion Sickness (2010)

Lost on a train of thought tunneling through the dark night of his unconscious, a former rabbinical student struggles to resolve a paralyzing conflict between his mind and his body.::Anonymous...

Edges of the Lord (2001) 6.8

Edges of the Lord (2001)

Polish 12 year-young city Jew Romek gets a crash-course in Catholicsim from his daddy ('stay hanging by your arms till your prayers are perfect') so he can be sent away and escape deportation (Auschwitz?) hiding in the c...

Acne (2008) 5.2

Acne (2008)

Rafa, a teenage boy who is just edging into his teens tries to unravel the mysteries of love and sex in this coming-of-age story. He is mired in the lower depths of adolescence; his skin is breaking out, he feels incredi...

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 7.4

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the rest of the world at bay, whil...

Ezer Kenegdo (2017) 5.3

Ezer Kenegdo (2017)

Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of discovering why a Bay Area art-world ...

Avalon (1990) 7.2

Avalon (1990)

A Polish-Jewish family arrives in the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century and they and their children try to build themselves a better future in the promised land....

Sunshine (1999) 7.5

Sunshine (1999)

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent jud...

Max (2002) 6.5

Max (2002)

Munich, 1918. German-Jew Max Rothman has returned to much of his pre-war life which includes to his wife Nina and their two children, to his mistress Liselore von Peltz, and to his work as an art dealer. He has however n...

The Last Five Years (2014) 5.9

The Last Five Years (2014)

The Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up ...

The Island on Bird Street (1997) 7.2

The Island on Bird Street (1997)

Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes....

Homicide (1991) 7

Homicide (1991)

Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewis...

I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) 5.5

I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)

Prep school student Daisy and her European-born grandmother Nana share the sad stories of their lives: Daisy tells Nana of her romance with young Ethan and problems in school because she's Jewish; and Nana tells of her y...

Enemies, A Love Story (1989) 6.6

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women - his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanish...

Jacob (1994) (TV) 6.5

Jacob (1994) (TV)

In the foreign land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a voracious appetite for...

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994) 5.7

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old ...

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987) 8

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in ...

Esther-1999 6.5

Esther-1999

Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel of Susa to display his wealth a...

Arranged-2007 7.3

Arranged-2007

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - no...

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe-2016 6.8

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe-2016

In 1936, Stefan Zweig, the illustrious author of " 24 Hours of a Woman's Life" and "Letter from an Unknown Woman", leaves Austria for South America. Being Jewish and hating the inhumanity that prevails in Germany while t...

Senior Escort Service-2019 -

Senior Escort Service-2019

Completely distraught after the sudden loss of her dad, filmmaker Shaina Feinberg will do anything she can to connect to him again. She catalogues her dad's belongings - a calculator, a clock, a basket of lozenges. She f...

Sioux City-1994 5.8

Sioux City-1994

A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse Rainfeather Goldman knows almost no...

Closer to the Moon-2014 6.9

Closer to the Moon-2014

Bucharest 1959. A spectacular Bank heist has the country in an uproar. In post-war Communist Romania it is an unimaginable slap in the face to the iron fisted authorities. Four men and a woman are arrested, tried, convic...

Safe Men-1998 5.9

Safe Men-1998

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professi...

Crossing Delancey-1988 6.9

Crossing Delancey-1988

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish m...

King David-1985 5.3

King David-1985

Israel circa 1,000 B.C. The adult life of David, who would eventually become King of Israel, is presented. The blessing of the Prophets, as the voice of God, is required before the King can take any major action. It is b...

The Twilight of the Golds-1996 6.5

The Twilight of the Golds-1996

When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the...

The Tenants-2005 5.2

The Tenants-2005

On the top floor of an abandoned tenement, Harry Lesser struggles to complete the novel he has been writing for almost ten years. Then Willie Spearmint, black militant and aspiring writer, moves into another part of the ...

After Class-2019 5.5

After Class-2019

An NYC professor spends a week re-connecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college.::AMBI Group...

Uncut Gems-2019 8.1

Uncut Gems-2019

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a s...

Everything Is Illuminated-2005 7.4

Everything Is Illuminated-2005

Jewish-American writer Jonathan Safran Foer is a collector of his family's memorabilia, although most of the items, some which he takes without asking, would not be considered keepsakes by the average person. He places m...

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!-2009 5.1

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!-2009

A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their families come to defend them a...

When Jews Were Funny-2013 5.9

When Jews Were Funny-2013

Alan Zweig's 2013 documentary "When Jews Were Funny" surveys the often colorful history of Jewish comedy in America. The documentary is insightful, often hilarious and packed with one-liners. While taking the viewer on t...