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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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Tablet Magazine
December 06, 2011
(Jeff Goldblum: 3L Films; Tootsie and This Is Spinal Tap: Imdb.com; Cabaret: Corbis; The Great Dictator: Janus Films)

(Jeff Goldblum: 3L Films; Tootsie and This Is Spinal Tap: Imdb.com; Cabaret: Corbis; The Great Dictator: Janus Films)

It’s Day 2 for Tablet Magazine’s definitive list of the 100 Greatest Jewish Films ever made.

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.

From the editors at Tablet Magazine