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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

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(Jeff Goldblum: 3L Films; Tootsie and This Is Spinal Tap:; Cabaret: Corbis; The Great Dictator: Janus Films)
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It’s Day 2 for Tablet Magazine’s definitive list of the 100 Greatest Jewish Films ever made.

Click here to see today’s countdown, starting with No. 75.

How do you decide which are the best 100 Jewish movies of all time? Does the subject matter count for much? The director? The stars? Or is there some other, fleeting essence that makes one film feel particularly Jewish? These are the questions at the heart of this list.

Today’s installment offers a wide range of interpretations, from two intellectuals engaged in endless conversation over dinner to three aging rockers trying their best to find the door to the stage and the key to success. Here are numbers 75 to 51.

Click here to start part two of Tablet Magazine’s list of 100 greatest Jewish films.

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JCarpenter says:

I am anticipating 1-50, to see Barry Levinson’s “Avalon” and “Liberty Heights” make the list; as well as the Marx Bros’ “Duck Soup,” et al.

Liel–Spinal Tap deserves the top Fifty!

Or the top five, Andy. But this ain’t my solo project. We debated. Compromises were made. Losses were cut. I promise some compensation down the line…


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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

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