Israeli Movies display a unique blend of history, social life and cultural heritage. For this reason they are held in high esteem at prominent international film festivals. Many such films have created a sensation among audiences for featuring major backgrounds of Jewish life style. Here are some best all time Jewish films that won international accolades:
1) Fiddler on the Roof (1971): This movie has a story background in a Jewish village within borders of Russia. It highlights the life of a simple milkman Tevye (played by Chaim Topol) who has to deal with the changing world and his daughter seeking a husband.
2) Yentl (1983): It casts Barbra Streisand as a Jewish girl living in Poland. She dresses herself like a male and studies Talmundic Law. The story of this movie takes interesting twists during her romantic encounters with characters like Hadass (Amy Irving) and Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin).
3) Once Upon a Time in America (1984): James Woods, Roberto De Niro and Elizabeth McGovern are the main actors in this movie. The story is about Sergio Leone, who is famous for his leadership skills. He enters a Jewish Ghetto that later on turns into a professional criminal group.
4) Biloxi Blues (1988): This film was based on drama created by Neil Simon. The story of this movie is about Eugene Morris Jerome (Matthew Broderick). He is a young Jew who joins the army during World War II and is sent to get training in Biloxi. Another actor Christopher Walken co stars in this movie as a demented drill training expert.
5) The Hebrew Hammer (2003): This is a fantastic fairy tale movie. Every Jewish kid should watch it. It is the story about Hebrew Hammar (Adam Bear), a Jewish lad. He faces son of Santa Clause who forces everybody to celebrate Christmas after destroying Hanukkah.
6) The Tollbooth (2004): This film highlights the modern life of New York city. A young Jewish female artist (Marla Sokoloff) has to struggle in this city due to her Jewish social background.
7) Munich (2005): This film was directed by celebraty movie legend Steven Spielberg. Its story has the theme of the real massacre of Israeli players during Summer Olympics 1972. Avner (Eric Bana) plays an intelligence agent to trace culprits who are responsible for killing them.
8) A Serious Man (2009): It was among those Jewish movies which were nominated for prestigious Oscar Award. It was directed by The Coen brothers. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a Jewish college professor in this movie. He is subdued by all kinds of misfortunes. This movie has many comical sequences.