Movies about Jews

Movies about Jews
List of the best movies about Jews selected by visitors to our site: Schindler's List, Liberty Heights, Naked Among Wolves, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Antebellum, Arje, The Pianist, The Windermere Children, Life Is Beautiful, Sunshine.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15
CharactersHeroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersJews
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Serious

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Jews, Old man
PlotWar, Death
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating

Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersJews
PlotLove
PlaceRussia, USSR
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

A drama about a doctor Arje who discovers his illness and decides to go to Israel in order to meet Sonya - the love of his life.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military, music, biography
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Jews, Pianists
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Music, Hunger
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Worth watching

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersTeens, Orphans, Jews
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Country houses
TimeWorld War II

The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Duration01:56
CharactersJews
PlotWar, Survival, Self-sacrifice
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, Mind-altering, Sad ones, To cry, Makes me think

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews
PlotLife, Political, Family life
PlaceSerbia
StyleAction, Epic, Serious

The story of 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 judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryHungary
Duration01:42
CharactersJews, Photographers
PlotDancing, Prison Break, Fight, Death, Weapon
PlaceConcentration camp, Forest
TimeWorld War II

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Israel
Duration01:56
CharactersJews
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeWorld War II

The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33
CharactersSpy, Hitler, Heroes, Jews, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Fear, Self-sacrifice, Undercover
PlaceFrance, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersBlonde girls, Jews, Psychologists
PlotDancing, Time travel, Cancer, Political
PlaceFrance, Metro, Cemetery, Night Clubs

Four separate episodes deal with stereotypical ideas about Jews: their alleged influence on politics, the stereotype of Jewish business-mindedness, the Mossad, the Jewish world conspiracy and the memory of the Holocaust.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:23
CharactersAnimals, Strong women, Jews, Lions, Smugglers
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceZoos, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Jews, Family
PlotWar, Survival, Test
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersThieves, Jews
PlotWar, Death, Adoption
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersJews
PlaceGhetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II

Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her own mother Janina.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGhetto, Germany, Berlin, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Epic, Makes me think

A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryPoland, Germany, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersThieves, Jews, Refugees
PlotSurvival

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the Nazi-occupied town of Lvov (formerly Poland).

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryNetherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium
Duration02:25
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Jews, Pianists, Singers
PlotWar, Survival, False accusations
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Epic

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFrance, Israel, Bulgaria, United Kingdom
Duration01:50
PlotBoxing

Victor Perez was a Jewish boxer who became world flyweight champion in 1931 and 1932, but was transported to Auschwitz concentration camp when Paris fell to the Nazi s in 1943. While there he was forced into slave labour and made to participate in violent boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazi guards. Surviving Auschwitz tells Victors astonishing, harrowing, brutal and incredibly moving true story.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, West Germany, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersJews, Pupils, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceFrance, USA, Boarding school
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, South Korea, Ethiopia, Japan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Italy, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Brazil, Denmark, Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Namibia
Duration01:42
CharactersGeisha
PlotTravel, Music, Religious, Art, Meaning of life
PlaceNature, Japan
StyleMind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Poland
Duration01:35
CharactersJews, Losers
PlotSurvival
PlaceVillage, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, To cry, Touching, Serious

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy

Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible — for only three weeks to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Part of the escapees were caught and shot, and the rest led by Pechersky managed to escape and joined the partisans.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Hungary
Duration01:55
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Hungary, USA, Germany
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Jews, Losers
PlotWar, Survival, Death, Radio
PlaceGhetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Gloomy

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Jews
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceUkraine
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching

A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersJews

The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a secular father, raised to question everything around him, including his religion. A moving coming of age story.





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