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8 Hanukkah Movies That Will Light Up Your Holiday (Photos)

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Chag Sameach everybody! Hanukkah 2019 kicks off on Sunday, which implies festivities by way of Dec. 22 for these of you celebrating. And to assist get you within the spirit of the season, listed here are eight Hanukkah films to mild up your vacation.


“An American Tail” (1986) Steven Spielberg’s 1986 allegory for the Jewish immigrant expertise turned the very best grossing non-Disney animated movie of its time. Telling the story of a household of mice (the Mousekewitzes) who to migrate to America to flee persecution from cats, it spawned a theatrical sequel, “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West,” a slew of direct-to-DVD sequels and a PlayStation recreation. This basic movie is bound to maintain you heat this Hanukkah. Just do not inform your cat about it. 

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“Eight Crazy Nights” (2002) For the outsider on the celebration who wants a crash course in latkes and dreidels, “Eight Crazy Nights” is an effective begin. Adam Sandler provides us his basic “The Hanukkah Song” in the course of the film, which let the world know O.J. is in truth not a Jew. But David Lee Roth? Definitely.

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“Full-Court Miracle” (2003) A Hanukkah staple, the film revolves round Alex Schlotsky (Alex D. Linz), the younger chief of a clumsy Jewish basketball staff, who recruits a washed up faculty basketball star to be their coach. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball star Lamont Carr, the 2003 film is an effective previous trend sports activities film with a facet of latkes that’s certain to make you cry.

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“The Hebrew Hammer” (2003) How does a Jewish personal (circumcised) dick speak soiled? He tells his girls that he desires to “have lots of children” by them. “The Hebrew Hammer” is final Hanukkah flick starring Adam Goldberg as a non-public detective who’s “part man, part street, 100 percent kosher” and whose mission is to avoid wasting Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus’ evil son.  The 2003 movie, directed by Jonathan Kesselman, has garnered a fierce cult following over time. And if it looks as if it packs each doable Jewish stereotype, it is as a result of it does. 


“Little Fockers” (2010) The third installment within the “Meet the Parents” trilogy is not precisely Oscar materials. The film was dubbed “the worst film of any trilogy to appear in a movie theater,” by Vanity Fair, even “worse than ‘Look Who’s Talking Now,’ ‘Major League: Back to the Minors,’ and ‘Porky’s Revenge’ (ouch). The Fockers come collectively for a combined vacation shindig. And if that is not sufficient to place you in a Hanukkah spirit, there’s sufficient Barbra Streisand and Ben Stiller to final you a lifetime… or at the least eight days.


“Hitched for the Holidays” (2012) “Blossom” alum Joey Lawrence and Emily Hampshire star as characters pretending to be a pair to get their households off their backs (solely to fall in love for actual) on this 2012 Hallmark film has somewhat Hanukkah and Christmas all combined in for an ideal mix of sunshine rom-com enjoyable. 

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“Call Me by Your Name” (2017) You could also be shocked to see this flick on the record. But as Refinery29 aptly famous, “Call Me By Your Name” is the right Hanukkah film. Not solely are Elio…

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