Movies that sound Jewish, but aren't

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Promised Land

Here are some movies that you'd think would be Jewish in theme or content based on their titles but are far from it. (* means it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.)

Tora! Tora! Tora!

What it should be about: The Torah (three times?)
What it is about: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (The title is a Japanese code word)

The 6th Day*

What it should be about: The creation of humans
What it is about:
The creation of clones

All About Eve

What it should be about: The first mother
What it is about:
Backstage backstabbing

Cain and Abel

What it should be about: The original sibling rivalry
What it is about: Undercover cops in Hollywood

Book of Ruth

What it should be about: The convert, Ruth, and her loyalty to her mother-in-law
What it is about:
A Mexican immigrant on a quest for love

Mortdecai

What it should be about: The Book of Esther
What it is about:
An art dealer trying to recover a stolen painting that has a clue to lost gold

Proverbs

What it should be about: The collected, pithy wisdom of King Solomon
What it is about:
The Zoloft Defense ("My meds made me do it")

Song of Songs

What it should be about: The collected, NFSW love poetry of King Solomon
What it is about:
A woman falling for a sculptor who can't commit

Jonah Hex

What it should be about: The bad luck that the Prophet Jonah brings on himself
What it is about:
A wanted outlaw recruited to stop a supernatural threat

Judgement Day

What it should be about: Accounting for one's sins
What it is about:
The only man who can stop an asteroid from hitting Earth

Day of Atonement

What it should be about: Yom Kippur
What it is about:
The Feds trying to stop a mob war (part 2)

The Book of Life

What it should be about: Rosh Hashanah
What it is about:
A troubadour who goes through hell, literally, for love (it's a kiddie movie)

Tabernacle 101

What it should be about: A beginner's guide to Sukkot
What it is about:
People who try to disprove the existence of evil spirits, only to tick them off

Festival of Lights

What it should be about: Chanukah
What it is about:
A woman's quest to find her long-lost father in Guyana

Sabbath

What it should be about: Shabbat
What it is about:
…it's a really gross-looking, very poorly rated horror movie. Don't ask.

Holy Land

What it should be about: Israel
What it is about:
A 20-something who is a musician but wants to write a novel

Promised Land

What it should be about: Israel
What it is about:
A natural-gas company employee who questions his firm's ethics

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

What it should be about: A … Roman … lawyer … in Judea …?
What it is about:
An idealistic attorney confronted with the 21st century justice system

Kingdom Come

What it should be about: The afterlife (in Hebrew: "Olam Ha'ba")
What it is about:
A family trying, and failing, to be sad when a despised family member dies

End of Days*

What it should be about: The Messianic era
What it is about:
A cop trying to stop The Devil from taking a human bride

Also, there are some TV shows that sound Jewish but are not:

Nu3bers

What it should be about: The fourth book of the Torah, or at least its first chapter
What it is about:
A family of math geniuses solving crimes with math

Crossing Jordan

What it should be about: Joshua entering Israel following the death of Moses
What it is about:
A crusading coroner solving crimes with science

Jericho

What it should be about: Joshua conquering Jericho after crossing the Jordan River
What it is about:
Life in Colorado after Denver is nuked in World War III

What else is named for something Jewish, but isn't? GenesisExodusOld Deuteronomy

Let me know in the comments!


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