Hanukkah

Discover where to watch the best Hanukkah movies of all time.

It’s no secret that Hanukkah movies are too often overshadowed by Christmas cinema. But the festival of lights shines bright in several underrated films that are well worth watching every year. From Adam’s Sandler’s animated musical, Eight Crazy Nights to the dark hilarity of The Hebrew Hammer, there’s a movie for every night of the holiday.

Keep scrolling for the best Hanukkah movies and where to stream them.

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Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
N/A
2021
1h 24m
Drama/Romance

An anonymous suitor sends optometrist Sarah a gift for each night of Hanukkah. As she tries to find her secret admirer, she learns that her one true love might be someone she never expected.

An American Pickle
An American Pickle
PG-13
2020
1h 28m
Comedy/Fantasy

An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern-day Brooklyn.

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"Love, Lights, Hanukkah!"
"Love, Lights, Hanukkah!"
G
2020
1h 24m
Romance/Drama

As Christina prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.

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Holiday Date
Holiday Date
G
2019
1h 30m
Comedy/Drama

When Brooke’s boyfriend, Ethan, breaks up with her just before the holidays, she agrees to go home with Joel, an actor who will pose as her boyfriend.

Mistletoe & Menorahs
Mistletoe & Menorahs
PG
2019
1h 30m
Drama/Romance

When a determined toy company executive, Christy, must learn about Hanukkah in a hurry in order to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker's friend Jonathan, who happens to also be in desperate need of turning his bachelor pad into a Christmas Wonderland to impress his girlfriend's father.

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Double Holiday
Double Holiday
G
2019
1h 30m
Drama/Romance

Rebecca must throw the company holiday party with office rival, Chris. It coincides with Hanukkah, so she must juggle her work, family traditions, and nemesis to make the party a success.

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Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Olaf's Frozen Adventure
G
2017
22m
Family/Comedy/Action

Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.

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The Night Before
The Night Before
R
2015
1h 41m
Comedy/Action

On Christmas Eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

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Sleeping with Other People
Sleeping with Other People
R
2015
1h 41m
Drama/Comedy/Romance

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

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Serial (Bad) Weddings
Serial (Bad) Weddings
PG
2014
1h 34m
Comedy/Family

A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Hitched for the Holidays
Hitched for the Holidays
PG
2012
1h 27m
Romance/Drama

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

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Little Fockers
Little Fockers
PG-13
2010
1h 38m
Comedy/Romance

Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes?

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Holy Rollers
Holy Rollers
R
2010
1h 29m
Drama/Crime

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.

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Off and Running
Off and Running
N/A
2009
1h 16m
Drama/Drama

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 her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known. She begins staying away from home, starts skipping school, and risks losing her shot at the college track career she had always dreamed of. But when Avery decides to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her identity, the results are inspiring. OFF AND RUNNING follows Avery to the brink of adulthood, exploring the strength of family bonds and the lengths people must go to become themselves.

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Will You Merry Me?
Will You Merry Me?
PG
2008
1h 29m
Comedy/Romance

During Christmas and Hanukkah, Rebecca and Hank must go through the anxiety-filled process of meeting the in-laws while immersed in their future family holiday traditions.

Futurama: Bender's Big Score
Futurama: Bender's Big Score
PG-13
2007
1h 28m
Comedy/Animation/Science Fiction

The Planet Express crew return from cancellation, only to be robbed blind by hideous ""sprunging"" scam artists. Things go from bad to worse when the scammers hack Bender, start traveling through time, and take Earth over entirely! Will the crew be able to save the day, or will Bender's larcenous tendencies and their general incompetence doom them all?

Fred Claus
Fred Claus
PG
2007
1h 56m
Comedy/Comedy

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

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The Holiday
The Holiday
PG-13
2006
2h 16m
Romance/Comedy

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

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The Aristocrats
The Aristocrats
N/A
2005
1h 29m
Comedy/Documentary

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

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Southern Belles
Southern Belles
R
2005
1h 30m
Comedy/Romance

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.

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Prime
Prime
PG-13
2005
1h 45m
Drama/Comedy/Romance

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

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Munich
Munich
R
2005
2h 44m
Drama/Thriller/Action

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

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Adam and Steve
Adam and Steve
R
2005
1h 39m
Comedy/Comedy/Romance

Adam and Steve are two gay youths who have a one-night stand that ends embarrassingly. Nearly two decades later, Adam, now a Manhattan tour guide, and Steve, a psychiatrist, meet again -- but neither remembers the other from years before. The two begin dating, even playing matchmaker for their friends Michael and Rhonda, but their promising relationship hits a major snag when Adam and Steve finally recall their past connection.

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Imaginary Heroes
Imaginary Heroes
R
2004
1h 51m
Drama/LGBTQ/Comedy

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with mixed results.

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The Hebrew Hammer
The Hebrew Hammer
R
2003
1h 25m
Comedy/Action

A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.

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"Die, Mommie, Die!"
"Die, Mommie, Die!"
R
2003
1h 30m
Comedy/Thriller

You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. Only her mentally defective son and a well-endowed gigolo treat her with love and affection. Is it any wonder she takes drastic action to improve her life?

Full-court Miracle
Full-court Miracle
G
2003
1h 30m
Family/Drama

Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who search for a coach to help them out of a slump. The main character Alex Schlotsky is inspired by the true story of Alex Barbag and Chad Korpeck.

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Eight Crazy Nights
Eight Crazy Nights
PG-13
2002
1h 16m
Family/Comedy/Musical

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.

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God is Great and I'm Not
God is Great and I'm Not
N/A
2001
1h 40m
Comedy/Romance

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 has to believe in something, if not in someone.

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Arthur's Perfect Christmas
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
G
2000
1h 0m
Family/Family

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

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Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents
PG-13
2000
1h 48m
Comedy/Romance

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

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Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
PG-13
2000
2h 8m
Drama/Romance/Comedy

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

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Hit and Runway
Hit and Runway
R
1999
1h 48m
Comedy/Drama

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

Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful
PG-13
1997
1h 56m
Drama/Romance/Comedy

When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

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Shine
Shine
PG-13
1996
1h 45m
Drama/Musical

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

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An American Tail
An American Tail
G
1986
1h 20m
Comedy/Action/Animation

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.

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Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
G
1971
3h 1m
Drama/Musical

In pre-revolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant with traditional values contends with marrying off three of his daughters with modern romantic ideals while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

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Funny Girl
Funny Girl
G
1968
2h 31m
Drama/Musical/Romance

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

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A Majority of One
A Majority of One
N/A
1961
2h 36m
Drama/Comedy

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.

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
N/A
1959
3h 0m
Drama/War

The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

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The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator
G
1940
2h 5m
Drama/Comedy/War

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

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