Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jewish Movie Recommendations

This is a somewhat limited list of Jewish films that are worth seeing. Many are quite good, though some are better than others. You can use this as a starting point…

Jewish Musicals
Fiddler on the Roof
The Jazz Singer (any of three versions)
Funny Girl
Fiddler on the Roof
Yentl
West Bank Story

The Holocaust
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Hiding Place
Voyage of the Damned
Au Revoir, les Enfants
Schindler’s List
The Pianist
Paper Clips
Left Luggage
Europa, Europa
The Nasty Girl
Jew-Boy Levi
Max
The Harmonists
Counterfeiters
The Pawnbroker
The Great Dictator
God on Trial

Jewish Families
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Avalon
Lost in Yonkers
A Walk on the Moon
Keeping up with the Steins

Anti-Semitism
Gentleman’s Agreement
Crossfire
Chariots of Fire
School Ties
Constantine’s Sword
Protocols of Zion

Old Jewish Neighborhoods
The Chosen
King of the Roaring Twenties
Lepke
Once Upon a Time in America
Bugsy
Hester Street
A Stranger Among Us
Price Above Rubies

Jewish Humor
Frisco Kid
Life is Beautiful
The Great Dictator
Keeping the Faith
Crossing Delancey
The Producers (either version)

Israel
Sword in the Desert
Exodus
Cast A Giant Shadow
Munich
The Band’s Visit
Waltz with Bashir

Biblical Judaism
David and Bathsheba
The Ten Commandments
Solomon and Sheba
The Bible
The Prince of Egypt

Jewish Dilemmas
Walk on Water
The Quarrel
Everything is Illuminated
King of the Corner
Crimes and Midemeanors
Ghengis Cohn
Liberty Heights
God on Trial

Others of Note:
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
The Benny Goodman Story

If you have any other recommendations, please let me know and I will gladly add them to the list.

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