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Top Ten Best Hanukkah Movies To Watch (And Where to Stream Them)

Our guide shares many great Hanukkah movies to watch with your friends and family this holiday season. Check out our list below!

’Tis the season for enjoying all your favorite holiday movies. With Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel (finally!) creating more Hanukkah films, there is no shortage of options to stream during the Festival of Lights. To help you celebrate, we broke down some of the top festive movies to check out amidst your Hanukkah traditions. Chag Sameach!

Find a Hanukkah Movie to Watch with Your Family This Holiday Season

Looking for a great movie to watch with your family during the eight nights of Hanukkah this year? We have you covered with 10 of the best films, as well as several other classics celebrating Jewish philosophy and tradition that aren’t holiday-specific but are loved by many, and where to stream them. Plus, our holiday streaming guide provides even more options beyond this list!

10. Double Holiday (2019) - No Rating

This heartwarming Hallmark Channel movie celebrates the traditions of both Christmas and Hanukkah. Workplace rivals Rebecca and Chris are up for the same promotion and are tasked with planning their office Christmas party. As the two work closely, they must discover and embrace the traditions of both holidays in order to make the party a success.

Starring: Carly Pope, Kristoffer Polaha

Where to Stream: Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

9. Full-Court Miracle (2003) - No Rating

This Disney Channel Original Movie is inspired by the true story of the University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr. Alex Schlotsky is a freshman at a yeshiva — a Jewish educational academy — with a deep passion for basketball. Despite his enthusiasm, the yeshiva’s basketball team is hopeless and has never won a game. Carr steps in to help train and motivate the team for their upcoming tournament.

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Richard T. Jones

Where to Stream: Disney+, Fubo, Google Play

8. An American Tail (1986) - 77% Rating

An American Tail is an animated film following the Mousekewitz family, a group of Russian-Jewish mice who immigrate to the United States. While celebrating Hanukkah, Papa gives his hat to Fievel and shares hopeful tales of the United States, a place they believe is free from the threat of cats. The main character, Fievel, is separated from his family and must face the challenges of navigating this new environment on his own.

Starring: Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, and Christopher Plummer

Where to Stream: Apple TV, Vudo, Amazon Prime Video

7. An American Pickle (2020) - 72% Rating

An American Pickle is a comedy-drama based on Simon Rich’s short story “Sell Out.” Herschel Greenbaum — played by Seth Rogen — is an immigrant worker at a pickle factory who accidentally gets preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn. Knowing no one, he finds his great-grandson, Ben. The two have vastly different approaches to life, with Herschel deeply rooted in tradition while Ben is not. Together, they find themselves on a journey to navigate the complexities of the modern world together.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone

Where to Stream: Apple TV, Vudo, Amazon Prime Video

6. Hanukkah on Rye (2022) - No % Rating

Ready to find love in New York City, Molly and Jacob's paths cross thanks to a matchmaker. Both are deli owners, but during this Hanukkah season, their new romance gets put to the test when they realize they are competing against each other.

Starring: Yael Grobglas, Jeremy Jordan

Where to Stream: Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

5. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - 80% Rating

This Oscar-winning adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical is set in the Jewish village of Anatevka. Tevya, a poor milkman, navigates the challenges to maintain his Jewish religion and traditions, while he finds husbands for his five daughters.

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey

Where to Stream: Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Apple TV

4. Menorah in the Middle (2022) - No Rating

In this Hallmark Channel original, Sarah is headed back home for Hanukkah to introduce her family to her fiancé. Once she arrives, she is met with unexpected challenges as she discovers her father had a heart attack and learns her family is on the verge of losing their bakery.

Starring: Lucy DeVito, Sarah Silverman, Cristián de la Fuente

Where to Stream: Hulu

3. The Night Before (2015) - 68% Rating

For the last 10 years, these three friends Ethan, Isaac, and Chris have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays. As their lives continue to change and grow, the trio realizes their annual tradition is coming to an end. In a quest to make this final celebration unforgettable, they search for a ticket to the Nutcracka Ball, aiming to make this an extraordinary night to remember.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie

Where to Stream: Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, FX

2. The Hebrew Hammer (2003) - 50% Rating

As a child, Mordechai Carver was teased about his Jewish heritage. Now, Carver is the Hebrew Hammer, a Jewish superhero, on a mission to save Hanukkah from Santa’s evil son, Damian Clause.

Starring: Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Andy Dick

Where to Stream: Plex, Pluto TV, Freevee, Tubi

1. Eight Crazy Nights (2002) - 13% Rating

Davey Stone is a 33-year-old alcoholic and after going too far, finds himself in trouble with the law. He is given one last chance by a judge to redeem himself during the holidays. His sentence involves community service as an assistant referee for the youth basketball league or going to jail. Stone finds a mentor in Whitey Duvall, the elderly basketball referee, and gets guidance on the eight nights of Hanukka.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Seth Kearsley

Where to Stream: Tubi, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play

Honorable Mentions

The movies mentioned above aren’t the only Hanukkah movies to enjoy this holiday season. Don’t miss out on these other festive favorites:

  • Mistletoe & Menorahs (2019) : Features a toy company executive who has to learn about Hanukkah to land a big account.
  • Something From Nothing (1999) : This short animated film is about a tailor who makes his grandson Joseph a blanket celebrating Jewish culture and traditions.
  • Hitched for the Holidays (2012) : Rob and Julie agree to be each other's significant other throughout the holidays, which gets complicated when Rob’s Catholic family and Julie’s Jewish family get involved to get these two to the altar.

Need More Holiday Movies to Enjoy?

While there are far more movies covering Hanukkah, Christmas, and both — hello, Chrismukkah! — you can check out during the Jewish holiday this year, our top ten is a good start.

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