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1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 159,032 | Gross: $18.10M

2. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 222,088 | Gross: $63.22M

3. Sleeping with Other People (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.

Director: Leslye Headland | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 36,560 | Gross: $0.81M

4. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 45,395 | Gross: $47.48M

5. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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59 Metascore

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 11,096 | Gross: $5.01M

6. Wide Awake (1998)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Dana Delany, Denis Leary

Votes: 3,670 | Gross: $0.26M

7. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 15,390 | Gross: $7.02M

8. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,675 | Gross: $6.38M

9. Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.3
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A Christmas-themed special featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures' 53rd full-length animated motion picture, "Frozen (2013)".

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff

Votes: 9,149

10. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

5.4
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23 Metascore

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

Director: Seth Kearsley | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout

Votes: 20,433 | Gross: $23.44M

11. Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes.

Director: Dwayne Carey-Hill | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 31,838

12. Imaginary Heroes (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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53 Metascore

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams

Votes: 9,152 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Holy Rollers (2010)

R | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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51 Metascore

In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.

Director: Kevin Asch | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor

Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.30M

14. The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.1
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41 Metascore

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Director: Jonathan Kesselman | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 4,512 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.5
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54 Metascore

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

Director: Mark Rucker | Stars: Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley, Angela Paton

Votes: 1,874

16. Switchmas (2012)

TV-PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

Director: Sue Corcoran | Stars: Elliott Gould, David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson, Justin Thomas Howell

Votes: 480

17. Hitched for the Holidays (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An attractive pair agrees to be each other's supposed significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families at bay.

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Linda Darlow, Marilu Henner

Votes: 1,658

18. Full-Court Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.7
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An African American college basketball star becomes the head coach of a yeshiva's struggling basketball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a knee injury forces him to leave the game. Based on the true story of Lamont Carr.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Richard T. Jones, R.H. Thomson, Sean Marquette

Votes: 800

19. Adam & Steve (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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48 Metascore

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director: Craig Chester | Stars: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey, Chris Kattan

Votes: 2,867 | Gross: $0.31M

20. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.7
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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens | Stars: Kevin Carlson, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Fletcher, Ric Heitzman

Votes: 1,070

21. A Majority of One (1961)

Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

6.9
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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 933

22. Southern Belles (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.

Directors: Paul S. Myers, Brennan Shroff | Stars: Anna Faris, Laura Breckenridge, Justin Chambers, Frederick Weller

Votes: 851

23. Will You Merry Me? (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Rebecca, from an upper class Los Angeles family, and Henry, from choir-singing, tradition-bound Midwestern roots, are in love. Henry pops the question just before Christmas and the kids ... See full summary »

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Wendie Malick, Cynthia Stevenson, Vikki Krinsky, Tommy Lioutas

Votes: 597

24. God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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37 Metascore

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she ... See full summary »

Director: Pascale Bailly | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Julie Depardieu, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 2,322 | Gross: $0.07M

25. Waiting for the Messiah (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Héctor Alterio, Enrique Piñeyro, Melina Petriella

Votes: 631

26. Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2000 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Arthur, D.W., and their family and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever in Elwood City - but obstacles get in their way.

Director: Greg Bailey | Stars: Michael Yarmush, Oliver Grainger, Bruce Dinsmore, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 392

27. Lights (1984 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A family-friendly version of the story of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday also known as The Festival of Lights. Playful lights (letters) arrive from the sky one day for people to enjoy, but invading Greeks try to impose their alphabet instead.

Director: Yehuda Wurtzel | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Paul Michael Glaser, Leonard Nimoy, Nannette Zussman

Votes: 31

28. Autism: The Musical (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

Director: Tricia Regan | Stars: Hillary Aaron, Joe Aaron, Lexi Aaron, Adam

Votes: 642

29. Hit and Runway (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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48 Metascore

Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.

Director: Christopher Livingston | Stars: Michael Parducci, Peter Jacobson, Judy Prescott, Kerr Smith

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.08M

30. Miracle at Moreaux (1985 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama, History

7.5
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A French Catholic boarding school allows three Jewish children to take refuge at Christmas during the Nazi occupation.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Loretta Swit, Robert Joy, Ken Pogue, Robert Kosoy

Votes: 92

31. Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah (1995 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

8.4
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Director: Bill Davis | Stars: Shari Lewis, Lloyd Bochner, Alan Thicke, Pat Morita

Votes: 32

32. Dita Saxová (1968)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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A beautiful, underachieving, 18 year old orphan considers various suitors, ponders philosophy, and takes a young girl under her wing.

Director: Antonín Moskalyk | Stars: Krystyna Mikolajewska, Bohus Záhorský, Karel Höger, Martin Ruzek

Votes: 71

33. Off and Running (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

6.2
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68 Metascore

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Opper

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land (1980 TV Special)

60 min | Music

6.3
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Perry Como celebrates Christmas in Israel with vists to Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Director: Sterling Johnson | Stars: Perry Como, Richard Chamberlain, Ilanit

Votes: 22

35. The Weinerville Chanukah Special (1995 TV Movie)

Comedy

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The Weinerville Gang is throwing a Hanukkah party at the Weinerville Ski Lodge. Upon preparations on the decorations, two aliens crash landed their ship at the lodge who both resemble giant... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Joanne Baum, Denny Dillon, Scott Fellows, Michael Gunst

36. Jenny and the Queen of Light (1999 TV Movie)

60 min

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Director: E. Jane Thompson | Stars: Kristen Bone, Marium Carvell, Susan Coyne, Bonnie Kha

37. Yule a Go-Go (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 52 min

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Finally the Ol' Yule Log has something to get hot about: Imagine your 48 inch flat screen filled with the Yule Log's flickering flames and thirteen beautiful women dancing burlesque to ... See full summary »

Stars: Angie Pontani, Anita Cookie, Bunny Love, Chicava Honeychild

38. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)

77 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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From 2000 to 2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese adoptees being raised in the United States. Ninety-five percent... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal | Stars: Amanda Baden, Darah Sadowsky, Donna Sadowsky, Faith Sadowsky

Votes: 41

39. The Unvanquished (1967 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, History

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Director: Martin Hoade | Stars: Gregory Abels, David Birney, Robert Burr, Danny Frankel

40. Green Fields

Drama | Announced

A fiction film based on the acclaimed documentary feature film: "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" telling the story of a magical relationship between a young actress starring in her first off... See full summary »

41. The Christmas Gift (2014)

19 min | Short, Drama, Family

9.1
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A struggling father living off workers comp attempts to find a job days before Christmas in order to buy his daughter a teddy bear for Christmas.

Director: Chris Kato | Stars: Philip Arthur Ross, Candice Martin, Chris Kato, Veronica Rosa Ray

Votes: 9

42. There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein (1994)

21 min | Family, Short

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Director: Paige Goldberg Tolmach | Star: Kira Spencer Cook

43. Five Dollar Meal (2014)

8 min | Short, Drama, Family

4.5
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On the last night of Hanukkah, an impoverished 19 year-old girl steals from her ramshackle neighborhood in order to cook an old family recipe.

Director: Jessica Jacobs | Stars: Daniel Amerman, Brooke Lodien, Robert E. Weiner

Votes: 8

44. Chanukah Stories (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Family

7.2
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Director: Harvey Lehrer | Stars: Jami Gertz, Bob Saget

Votes: 8

45. Spirit of Gethard 4 (2018 Video)

29 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Keith Haskel, Robert Malone | Stars: Chris Gethard, Bethany Hall, Keith Haskel, Xander Haskel

46. Sharing Hanukkah Together (2009 TV Movie)

3 min | Comedy

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The Holidays are a time for sharing things like love, gifts, and essential internal body parts.

Director: Alexis J. Estevez | Stars: Adam Stone, Todd Stone

47. The Glorious Silver Hanukah Menorah (1996)

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Director: Sheldon S. Wiseman

48. The Goldbergs (2013– )
Episode: A Christmas Story (2015)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

8.1
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Inspired by the Kremps, Beverly creates "Super Hanukkah" to get the family into the holiday spirit. Meanwhile, Adam is annoyed that Barry is more interested in hanging with Lainey than him.

Director: Lew Schneider | Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 221

49. Power Rangers Zeo (1996–1997)
Episode: A Season to Remember (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.0
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The Rangers, together with their friend Raymond, help Ernie set up for a multicultural holiday banquet, and in the process learn how different cultures celebrate the holidays.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Catherine Sutherland, Nakia Burrise, Steve Cardenas, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 69

50. This Is Emily Yeung (2006– )
Episode: Celebrating Chanukah (2006)

Family

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Emily Yeung has been invited by a local family to join them to celebrate Chanukah. Emily Yeung helps make latkes and plays the dreidel game before helping light the menorah candles.

Director: J.J. Johnson | Star: Emily Yeung



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