Movies about Jews

List of the best movies about Jews selected by visitors to our site: The Windermere Children, The Secrets We Keep, Jojo Rabbit, Synonyms, Serial (Bad) Weddings 2, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, An Officer and a Spy, BlacKkKlansman, Witnesses, Operation Finale
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Windermere Children (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersJews
PlaceCountry houses
TimeWorld War II

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

The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersDogs, Jews
PlotRevenge, Abduction
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountryNew Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
CharactersMothers, Jews, Orphans, Rabbits, Childrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Dancing, First love, Motorcycles, Jealousy, Freedom
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Fancy

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Synonyms (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersJews
PlotRelationship, Adventure, Love
PlaceFrance

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersParents, Family, Lesbians, Jews
PlotAdventure
StyleLight

Claude and Marie Verneuil face a new crisis. The four spouses of their daughters, David, Rachid, Chao and Charles decided to leave France for various reasons. Here they are imagining their lives elsewhere.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, history
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
CharactersHeroes, Teens, Childrens, Jews
PlotSurvival
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Soulful

In 1933 in Berlin. Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.

An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Spy, Terminally ill
PlotWeapon, On real events
PlaceIslands, France, Court

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersJews, Police, Partners, Students
PlotInvestigation, Sects, Weapon, Dancing, Political, Freedom, On real events
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleOscars, Makes me think, Heavy, Fascinating

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Witnesses (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 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.

Operation Finale (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersJews, Special agents, Spy, Lawyers, Horses
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Revenge, Dancing, Money, Soccer, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

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Blaze (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Jews, Guitarists
PlotMusic, Death
PlaceTrains

A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Scientists, CIA, Spy, Gay, Jews, Singers
PlotWar
PlaceItaly
TimeWorld War II

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

The Golem (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryIsrael
CharactersJews, Monsters
PlaceVillage

A re-imagining of the old mystical folklore that follows a woman and a tight-knit Jewish community that is besieged by foreign invaders. She conjures a dangerous creature to protect them but it may be more evil than she ever imagined.

The Last Movie Star (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Jews, Actors, Old man, Celebrities, Singers
PlotTime travel, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Mansions, Hotels

An aging screen icon gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville, Tenn., sending him on a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLawyers, Sisters, Jews
PlotLove, Investigation, Money, Religious, Justice
PlacePrison, New York
StyleOscars

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

The Wife (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersPhotographers, Jews, Kings, Geniuses, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dancing, Snow, Money, Mystery, Seduction, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, Aircraft
StyleSoulful, Makes me think

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Disobedience (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersJews, Fathers, Lesbians, Strong women, Teachers, Old man
PlotLove, Death, Funeral
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSoulful

A woman learns about the death of her Orthodox Jewish father, a rabbi. She returns home and has romantic feelings rekindled for her best childhood friend, who is now married to her cousin.

Russian Jews. Part Three. After 1948. (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration02:37
CharactersJews
PlaceUSSR

Third movie in the series.

A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration01:54
CharactersJews, Family, Fathers
PlotOn real events
PlaceFrance, Paris

In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersJews, Smugglers, Lions, Strong women
PlotOn real events
PlaceZoos
StyleAction, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think

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

Promise at Dawn (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Military, Actors, Single mothers, Writers
PlotDancing, Weapon, Snow, On real events
PlaceFrance, Sea, Aircraft, Trains, Hotels, Beach, Mexico

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.

Closeness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Jews, Brothers
PlotMoney, Dancing, Blackmail
PlaceRussia, Party

1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced not only to sell its small business, but also to seek help from its fellow tribesmen.

Carbone (2017)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:01
CharactersBusinessmen, Horses, Gangsters, Rich, Jews
PlotBetrayal, Money, Gambling
PlaceOffice, Night Clubs

In danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.

Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersTeens, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends, Jews
PlotParenting, Divorce
PlaceUSA

Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a "fun mom dinner". When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood.

The Exception (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews, Military, Sisters, Spy, Bodyguards
PlotLove, Weapon, Investigation, Money
PlaceVillage, Germany

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersJews, Businessmen, Singers
PlotPolitical, Snow, Intrigue

A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new Prime Minister of Israel.

Good Time (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersPolice, Brothers, Friends, Dogs, Jews, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Chase, Death, Money, Bank robbery, Loneliness
PlaceHospitals, USA, Prison, Ships, Ghetto
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his brother from Riker's Island prison.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Geniuses, Hermits, Jews
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Religious, Success, Loneliness
PlaceHotels
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves, Soldier, Jews, Teachers, Models, Criminals
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing, Cancer, Motorcycles, Snow, Money, Religious, Ghosts, Viruses
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Trains, Party
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Downsizing (2017)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:19
CharactersTeens, Doctors, Scientists, Lawyers, Jews, Poor
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, Cancer, Dancing, Computers, End of the world, Experiments, Success, Travel
PlaceNorway, Laboratory, Party, Aircraft, Village
TimeFuture

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

The Little Hours (2017)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersWitch, Lesbians, Nuns, Jews, Turtles
PlotThe escape, Jealousy, Money, Religious, Witchcraft, Loneliness
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Chosen (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, Death, Hatred, War, Political
PlaceHospitals
StyleAction, Disturbing, Depressive

An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.

Denial (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Journalists, Judge
PlotFate, Justice, On real events
PlaceEngland, London, Court

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Russian Jews. Part One. Before Revolution. (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration02:24
CharactersJews
PlaceRussia, Moscow

The history of Jewish people in Russia up until the 1917 revolution.

The Diary Of Anne Frank (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryGermany
Duration02:27
CharactersJews, Family, Fathers
PlotMoving, Death
PlaceGermany
StyleTouching

The story of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family in Amsterdam and became a victim of the Holocaust.

Sand Storm (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, France, Germany
CharactersJews

A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.

Austerlitz (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary
CountryGermany
Duration01:52
CharactersJews

The new film from Sergei Loznitsa (Maidan, The Event) is a stark yet rich and complex portrait of tourists visiting the grounds of former Nazi extermination camps, and a sometimes sardonic study of the relationship (or the clash) between contemporary culture and the sanctity of the site.

Paradise (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia, Germany
Duration02:10
CharactersJews, Dogs
PlotRelationship, Death, Love, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Prison
StylePhilosophical, Heavy, Touching

The historical drama set during the Second World War centres on three people whose paths cross: a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French resistance, a French collaborator and a high-ranking German SS officer.

The Innocents (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Poland
Duration02:20
CharactersDoctors, Jews, Orphans, Photographers, Surgeons, Nuns, Singers
PlotMystery, Dancing, Money, Religious, Death, Snow, Happiness, On real events
PlaceHospitals
TimeWinter

Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Jews, Singers
PlotLove, War, Happiness, Religious, Divorce
PlaceUSA, College

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

Café Society (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Neighbors
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles, USA, Night Clubs, Beach, Party
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Light, Cute

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersJews, Birds, Writers
TimeNight

In this sparkling romance, Ruby, a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh, an American expat who shows her the city.

Anesthesia (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Jews, Sisters, Surgeons
PlotMoney, Cancer, Drug addict, Death, Snow, Computers, Loneliness
StylePhilosophical

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

Green Room (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTough guys, Warriors, Dogs, Jews
PlotSurvival, Death, Music
PlaceCollege
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense, Unexpected ending

A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.

Hatred (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:38
CharactersWolves, Soldier, Sisters, Jews, Farmers
PlotLove, War, Money, Fidelity, Survival, Death, On real events
PlaceVillage, Trains

Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her husband is drafted to the Polish army for the war with Germany. Meanwhile, tensions grow due to Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians living side by side.

13 Minutes (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany
Duration01:44
CharactersJews, Musicians, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Religious
PlaceVillage, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Disturbing

The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.

Son of Saul (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryHungary
Duration01:42
CharactersJews, Photographers
PlotDeath, Prison Break, Weapon, Dancing, Chase

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.

Remember (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Germany, Mexico, South Africa
Duration02:15
CharactersDisabled people, Jews, Dogs, Gay, Old man, Taxi drivers
PlotRevenge, Death, Funeral, Weapon
PlaceGermany, Concentration camp, Trains, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

James White (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Jews, Taxi drivers, Bartenders, Writers
PlotDancing, Money, Cancer, Death, Snow, Computers, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceBeach, Mexico

James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

Demon (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryPoland, Israel
CharactersDemons, Jews
PlotDancing, Adventure, Ghosts
PlaceSea, Party, Deserts
StyleAtmospheric

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.

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