Six Jewish Films Everyone Should See

Six thought provoking films that inform and inspire.


09/05/2011 07:14:51 AM

There should have been a movie dealing with Ben Hecht's ''Perfidy'' on that list because it told the truth about certain Nazi collaborators. As for my favorite Jewish movie, it was ''Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz'' (1974). Very funny and told much about a Jewish youth's life experience that many people including non-Jews can relate to.


08/10/2011 09:12:59 AM

I wish I could watch Shindler's List. But I can't. It brings back to many horrible memories of a time that is painful to me. I deeply love Yentl,the Chosen,The Ten Commandments.Ben Hur Fiddler on the Roof,A Price Among Rubies, A Stranger Among US, David & Bathsheba,Solomon &Sheba,Ruth,Land of the Pharoahs I've seen all of the listed movies more than 20 times and keep rewatching them whenever I see them in my cable listing. You can also add the mini series QBVII to this list,also Exodus, and the film Cast a Giant Shadow, the two films about the founding of the State of Israel that I hold very dear to my heart.


08/10/2011 08:08:16 AM

First of all, I don't see how one could make such a list and leave out "Fiddler on the Roof". Secondly, I'm not sure that I would classify "Prince of Egypt" specifically as a Jewish film, although I guess that that's debatable. The others are all interesting choices. I would add the documentary "The Long Way Home" as a must see--it's not so well known but is very powerful.


08/10/2011 05:05:49 AM

There are so many wonderful and thoughtful films to include here, but I'd like to add just a few more on your list: 'Defiance', 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas', 'The Pianist' - only to name that few.