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Jewvies, Ranked

On the occasion of Passover 5781, a list of all of the Jewish movies I've seen, ranked? (On the occasion of Simchat Torah 5782, now a full top 100.) What qualifies as a Jewish movie, you may ask, Whatever I thought felt like it should be Jewish. Ranked how, you may ask. Who really knows, but somehow based on my sense of how good and how Jewish the movie is and maybe a little other sugar and spice here and there.
As I have gone on, the criteria are still pretty squishy but I have some more ideas: oblique references to The Jews (generally in an antisemitic context) are not enough to get in. Any identifiably Jewish character and/or Yiddish or other Jewish language or clearly Jewish humor I think has been enough to get a movie onto the list.

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  • Uncut Gems

    1

  • Shoah

    2

  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

    3

  • Schindler's List

    4

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    5

  • Annie Hall

    6

  • Ben-Hur

    7

  • The Shop on Main Street

    8

  • The Pawnbroker

    9

  • Yentl

    10

  • Shiva Baby

    11

  • Crossing Delancey

    12

  • The Ten Commandments

    13

  • The Golem: How He Came into the World

    14

  • The Angel Levine

    15

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    16

  • The Producers

    17

  • Exodus

    18

  • Distant Journey

    19

  • Tevye

    20

  • The Vigil

    21

  • Waltz with Bashir

    22

  • An American Werewolf in London

    23

  • Night and Fog

    24

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    25

  • Bye Bye Braverman

    26

  • The Dybbuk

    27

  • Inglourious Basterds

    28

  • The Rabbi's Cat

    29

  • The Great Dictator

    30

  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

    31

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    32

  • Dirty Dancing

    33

  • Mary and Max

    34

  • The Naked City

    35

  • Girlfriends

    36

  • Margaret

    37

  • Marathon Man

    38

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    39

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills

    40

  • Blazing Saddles

    41

  • Hester Street

    42

  • Licorice Pizza

    43

  • Call Me by Your Name

    44

  • Jojo Rabbit

    45

  • Welcome to the Dollhouse

    46

  • American Pop

    47

  • Dissolution

    48

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    49

  • Lies My Father Told Me

    50

  • Oliver!

    51

  • Casino

    52

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    53

  • The Way We Were

    54

  • Where’s Poppa?

    55

  • Manhattan

    56

  • Spaceballs

    57

  • To Be or Not to Be

    58

  • Chariots of Fire

    59

  • A Dangerous Method

    60

  • Reversal of Fortune

    61

  • Broken Wings

    62

  • The Last Angry Man

    63

  • Julia

    64

  • Miller's Crossing

    65

  • Life of Brian

    66

  • Funeral in Berlin

    67

  • Superman

    68

  • Ivanhoe

    69

  • Léon Morin, Priest

    70

  • Isaac

    71

  • Crossfire

    72

  • Fanny and Alexander

    73

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    74

  • Children of Paradise

    75

  • Extra Innings

    76

  • The Last Tycoon

    77

  • Fame

    78

  • BlacKkKlansman

    79

  • Diner

    80

  • The Mohel

    81

  • The Jazz Singer

    82

  • Seriously, Sincerely

    83

  • Dekalog

    84

  • The French Dispatch

    85

  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    86

  • The Super Cops

    87

  • The Hot Rock

    88

  • Bananas

    89

  • Trumbo

    90

  • The Big Lebowski

    91

  • Making Mr. Right

    92

  • Squirrels to the Nuts

    93

  • The Little Shop of Horrors

    94

  • You Don't Mess with the Zohan

    95

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

    96

  • Ahed's Knee

    97

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    98

  • Lucifer Rising

    99

  • Corpse Bride

    100