Fiddler on the Roof

1971 G 2h 59m Blu-ray / DVD

Want to watch for free? Join for a free month

Fiddler on the Roof

1971 G 2h 59m Blu-ray / DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
  • Fast, free delivery

    Free delivery to your mailbox and free returns.

  • No late fees

    Keep your movies as long as you want with no due dates.

  • Super easy

    Pick your movies, watch when you want, return, and repeat.

  • The best titles

    The best movies and TV shows, plus weekly new releases.


age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film tackles numerous social and political issues within a religious context, including the concepts of interfaith marriages, gender roles, socialism, religious intolerance, and more. Smaller children may be spooked by the movie's portrayal of the violence of the Russian soldiers, and may also be frightened by the film's ending, in which the inhabitants of a small Jewish village are forced out of their homes by soldiers. Expect some celebratory drinking.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


There are a number of incidents which show religious persecution of the Jewish population in a small Russian village. A young girl is accosted and bullied by some teens. Soldiers on horseback threaten the residents, vandalize the town, disrupt a wedding, knock people down and destroy their belongings. Finally, all the Jews are expelled from the village; soldiers order them from their homes at sword point, dispersing crowds, and manhandling everyone. A comic, but scary, musical dream sequence conjures up ghostly presences which pop up from graves and float in the air. The dead return to life to frighten the living.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The inherent evil of religious persecution is portrayed and can easily be extended to include all bigotry toward minorities. As a counterpoint, the film shows the resilience and strength of the oppressed people, as well as the powerful family and community ties which helped them survive with unbreakable spirit. In addition, as the world rapidly evolves because of expanding communication, increased multiculturalism, and changing values, even the most precious traditions may be left behind.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

On several occasions alcoholic beverages are consumed either for religious ceremonial purposes or in celebration. In one festive sequence, the hero and many of his cronies get very drunk. He suffers a hangover the next day.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.