The best Israeli films of 2021

One excellent method to learn Hebrew in a fast and engaging way is through music, theater, or movies. Watching movies created by Israeli screenwriters will enable you to better understand the average Israeli’s mindset and get involved in issues that matter to most Israelis.

Watching movies in Hebrew will actually help you beyond what we have just mentioned. Do the exercise of watching them in their original language and look at the subtitles once in a while. You might see yourself becoming fluid in this ancient but modern language in no time.

To assist you in this duty, we have created a fantastic selection of the best Israeli films from 2021. By watching one or two of these praiseworthy movies, you’ll make a big difference in your learning experience. Learning Hebrew doesn’t have to be dull. Beyond the Rosen School of Hebrew courses, there are creative and fun ways to become fluent in Hebrew.

You’ll see 4 amazing Israeli movies we totally recommend you to watch in the upcoming list. Apart from improving your vocabulary, these movies will better help you understand Israeli society. The creators have done an incredible job at diving into the mentality of the Israeli culture!

Ready to learn more about the 4 Israeli films from 2021? Here we go!

4 Awarded Israeli films from 2021 you have to watch!

We are going to show you movies for all kinds of audiences. Two out of the four movies we will talk about are animated films. The rest shows talented actors we’ve mentioned in this blog in the past.

All of these movies have in common that they have been awarded and selected to numerous international festivals around the world. Sundance and Cannes are only two of the festivals that have given huge applause to some of the films you will learn about in the paragraphs to come.

Remember when we mentioned some great Israeli TV shows you should watch to learn Hebrew in a fast and engaging way? Well, it is time to take things one step further. Because you can undoubtedly learn Hebrew through the most amazing Israeli music hits, there’s nothing like watching a good movie and grabbing some new Hebrew words from it to add to your vocabulary.

Ready? Let’s cut to the chase!

1. Where is Ann Frank?

Directed by Ari Folman, the man behind the Oscar-nominated animated film Waltz with Bashir, “Where is Ann Frank?” comes to tell us the story of Ann Frank, and her famous diary, from a whole new perspective.

This excellent animated film comes to repurpose the meaningful story of Ann Frank and to enlighten future generations with a historical event we can never, never forget.

Take a look at the trailer, and be ready to let a few tears out of your eyes.

2. Legends of destruction

There are hundreds of movies based on stories from the Bible, the Tanakh, and the Talmud, but there aren’t many things done in the way this film has been made.

Legends of Destruction is based on Talmudic stories and beliefs about the destruction of the second temple. Gidi Dar, the director and screenplay writer, took Flavius Josephus to the next level. Everything on an animated film and with the collaboration of the painters David Polonsky and Michael Faust.

Watching this film is an experience you will never forget. What are you waiting for?!

3. Ahed’s knee

Nadav Lapid, a director and screenplay writer originally from Tel Aviv, shows us a memorable story about a filmmaker. To exhibit one of his films, this man, who is currently in his 40’s, travels to a distant town at the far end of the desert. There, he finds a person who works for the Ministry of Culture and sees himself fighting both for his rights and for the life of his mother.

The film is part of the official 2021 selection for the Festival of Cannes. It shows breathtaking landscapes from the Israeli desert.

4. Plan A

This fantastic movie based on a true story counts with the fascinating performance of Michael Aloni, the lead actor in the praiseworthy series Shtisel.

This movie talks about a group of Holocaust survivors, who in 1945, conspired to poison Germany’s water supply. This was called the “Plan A,” a risky and daring covert mission that the films portray in a catchy, magical, and evolving way.

It is time to learn some Hebrew!

These movies can definitely help you learn Hebrew. Still, there is something significant you could do to take this even one step further…

If you were looking for an innovative, fun, engaging way to learn the language of our ancestors, look no further. The Hebrew courses offered by the Rosen School of Hebrew will provide you with an enjoyable learning environment with native Israeli teachers that will guide you.

Become fluent in Hebrew while meeting classmates from all over the world who, just like you, join a live and online Hebrew class to be part of a broader and diverse community. It is time to master the language of the Bible. Are you up for the challenge?

About the author

Arie Elbelman R.Arie was born and raised in Chile, and immigrated to Israel in his early twenties. He wants to take an active role in the development of this young and smart country. Arie believes that the best way to shape our present and future is to live with more horizontal hierarchies, to smile a whole lot, and to always, always respect each other.

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