The Most Popular Hanukkah Movies in the U.S. According to Internet Search Volume
The United States is home to more than 7 million Jewish people. It should come as no surprise, then, that Hollywood has made its fair share of Jewish holiday-themed movies.
Hanukkah, in particular, has been a favorite holiday for movie makers. While there are plenty of different ways to measure the popularity of Hanukkah movies in the U.S., from box office sales to streaming numbers, one metric proves itself useful year after year regarding which Hanukkah movies are most in demand. That metric? Internet search volume.
What is Internet Search Volume, and How Can It Reveal a Movie’s Popularity?
Every time you perform a search on Google, Bing, or Yahoo, that search is recorded and tracked along with all the other millions of searches that happen. These searches show what people are searching for on the Internet.
When it comes to the most popular Hanukkah movies then, a dive into Internet search volume metrics provides hard data about what’s most popular according to which movies people are searching for the most.
So here it is: the most popular Hanukkah movies in the U.S. according to Internet search volume.
Most Popular Hanukkah Movies in the U.S. According to Internet Search Volume
10. Hitched for the Holidays (2012 - PG)
This 2012 romantic comedy follows a Catholic man and a Jewish woman as they pretend to be engaged to one another to satisfy their families during the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays.
9. The Hebrew Hammer (2003 - R)
A holiday farce of the highest order, The Hebrew Hammer features a Jewish hero who must defend Hanukkah against an evil spawn of Santa. (You read that right: Santa.)
8. Full-Court Miracle (2003 - G)
This Disney Channel Original Hanukkah Movie follows an injured Black basketball star who finds himself as the head coach of a yeshiva's losing basketball team.
7. All I Want is Christmas (2012 - PG)
In All I Want is Christmas, a Jewish boy obsessed with Christmas trades airplane tickets with another boy to try and experience the Christmas of his dreams.
6. Little Fockers (2010 - PG 13)
The third movie in Ben Stiller’s Meet The Parents trilogy, Little Fockers offers plenty of family laughs for Hanukkah and Christmas lovers alike.
5. Eight Crazy Nights (2002 - PG 13)
Adam Sandler’s animated musical, Eight Crazy Nights, features both laugh-out-loud and tender moments as Davey Stone (Adam Sandler) tries to stay on the right side of the law with a community service stint as a youth basketball referee during Hanukkah.
4. An American Tail (1986 - G)
One of the best-loved animated films of all time, An American Tail follows a young, immigrant mouse from Russia to America where he searches for his lost family.
3. Fiddler on the Roof (1971 - G)
A multiple Tony award- and Oscar award- winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof showcases a Jewish community and a poor milkman and his family in pre-revolutionary Russia.
2. The Night Before (2015 - R)
Produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan, The Night Before follows three friends (Seth Rogan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie) on their annual effort to find the best Christmas Eve party in New York City.
1. An American Pickle (2020 - PG 13)
This 2020 film starring Seth Rogan follows an Eastern European immigrant and Jewish factory worker who, after falling into and being preserved in pickle brine for 100 years, awakens in New York City and sets off to find and help his great-grandson.
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