Polish Films Watchlist

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1. Teddy Bear (1981)

111 min | Comedy

The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Bareja | Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Barbara Burska, Christine Paul, Krzysztof Kowalewski

Votes: 4,470

2. Zólty szalik (2000 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

A respected middle-aged company chairman tries to fight with his alcohol addiction during Christmas time.

Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Danuta Szaflarska, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Sienkiewicz

Votes: 465

3. A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after World War II an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to the U.S. and both expect that she will soon follow him.... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson, Hanna Skarzanka, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 815

4. Botoks (2017)

135 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

"Botoks" is intended to be a record of the authentic history of strong, determined and expressive physicians who struggle with life's decisions and problems: discrimination, maternity ... See full summary »

Director: Patryk Vega | Stars: Olga Boladz, Agnieszka Dygant, Kasia Warnke, Marieta Zukowska

Votes: 1,084

5. Mug (2018)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A man undergoes a face transplant and experiences ensuing identity issues.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk

Votes: 1,370

6. Pitbull: Last Dog (2018)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A policeman gets killed and the short-staffed police chief sends for a few experienced officers to support him in his fight with organized crime. Meanwhile, a conflict between local gangster groups escalates.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Krzysztof Stroinski, Dorota Rabczewska, Rafal Mohr

Votes: 816

7. Fugue (2018)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Alicja suffers from memory loss and has rebuilt her own free spirited way of life. Two years later, she returns to her former family to assume against her will her role as wife, mother and ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Gabriela Muskala, Lukasz Simlat, Malgorzata Buczkowska, Piotr Skiba

Votes: 430

8. 53 Wars (2018)

82 min | Drama

Anna, whose husband Witek is an acclaimed 1990s war correspondent, keeps waiting for him to return safely from each war he reports from. But soon she gets overwhelmed by fear and anxiety.

Director: Ewa Bukowska | Stars: Magdalena Poplawska, Michal Zurawski, Kinga Preis, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 107

9. Squadron 303 (2018)

104 min | Drama, War

This is the story of the highly regarded fighter squadron, in which served mainly airmen from Poland, in the history of aerial combat and their heroic defence of England during WW2, Battle ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Delic | Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Kirk Barker, Maciej Cymorek, Nik Goldman

Votes: 398

10. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland

Votes: 2,669

11. Top Dog (1978)

104 min | Drama

An ironic look at a climber who decides to do anything, including throwing mud at his best friend, to get a job he thinks will launch him into a better career.

Director: Feliks Falk | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Slawa Kwasniewska, Wiktor Sadecki, Michal Tarkowski

Votes: 552

12. Strike (2006)

104 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A nearly illiterate woman becomes one of the founders of Poland's Solidarity union.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Chyra, Wojciech Solarz

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Podróz za jeden usmiech (1972– )

201 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two youngsters in their early teens go hitchhiking all over Poland. Adventures ensue...

Stars: Henryk Golebiewski, Filip Lobodzinski, Alina Janowska, Krystyna Borowicz

Votes: 185

15. Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)

127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Votes: 2,333

16. Man of Iron (1981)

PG | 156 min | Drama, History

A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania, Wieslawa Kosmalska

Votes: 2,705

17. Man of Marble (1977)

160 min | Drama

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 3,448

18. Pulkownik Kwiatkowski (1995)

123 min | Comedy, History, Romance

In 1945, military doctor Andrzej Kwiatkowski pretends to be a communist army colonel in order to save innocent people from Stalinist imprisonment and to get the heart of the girl he's in love with.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Renata Dancewicz, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Adam Ferency

Votes: 613

19. Byc jak Kazimierz Deyna (2012)

96 min | Comedy

As boy was being born, all of Poland was busy staring on their television set, the Polish team was playing the game of the century, and Deyna was just leaving the field. The film is the ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz | Stars: Przemyslaw Bluszcz, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Jacek Bursztynowicz, Katarzyna Cynke

Votes: 196

20. Yesterday (1985)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Set in the 60's. In a small provincial town four high school teenagers are facing the graduation, but all that is on their minds is how to woo the home crowd to a concert full of Beatles ... See full summary »

Director: Radoslaw Piwowarski | Stars: Piotr Siwkiewicz, Anna Kazmierczak, Andrzej Zielinski, Krzysztof Majchrzak

Votes: 176

21. There and Back (2002)

102 min | Drama, Action, Crime

In the mid-1960s, a respected surgeon dreams of leaving Poland to see his wife and daughter in England. To get the money for his escape, he needs to consider taking part in a bank robbery.

Director: Wojciech Wójcik | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Jan Frycz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Miroslaw Baka

Votes: 270

22. The Recidivists (1994 TV Movie)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

Tomasz Siwek unexpectedly changes from an obedient communist party member into an opposition activist. And all that happens during a Solidarity rally where he was sent to spy on the protesters.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Henryk Bista, Marek Kondrat, Stanislaw Górka

Votes: 252

23. Cwal (1996)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In the early 1950s, a 10-year-old boy moves to Warsaw to stay with his bourgeois aunt. In spite of harsh Stalinist times, they are both fascinated by horses.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Bartosz Obuchowicz, Karolina Wajda, Piotr Adamczyk

Votes: 236

24. Pilkarski poker (1989)

99 min | Comedy, Action, Drama

Chairmen of several football clubs start a co-operative. Now, thanks to corrupt referees, they are to decide the outcomes of matches.

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Marian Opania, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 530

25. Black Thursday (2011)

105 min | Drama, History

Antoni Krauze reminds one of the darkest history of the cards with PRL. Spectacular reconstruction of the dramatic events in Gdynia, ended a brutal pacification of demonstrators by troops and militia in 1970.

Director: Antoni Krauze | Stars: Piotr Andruszkiewicz, Justyna Bartoszewicz, Magdalena Bochan, Ryszard Brozek

Votes: 852

27. The Last Schoolbell (1989)

107 min | Drama

As high school students put on a politically-engaged school play, tensions begin to rise between them and their headmaster. The conflict seems to mirror the social situation in the 1980s Poland.

Director: Magdalena Lazarkiewicz | Stars: Zbigniew Suszynski, Agnieszka Kowalska, Aleksander Bednarz, Henryk Bista

Votes: 214

28. Konopielka (1982)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start ... See full summary »

Director: Witold Leszczynski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Anna Seniuk, Joanna Sienkiewicz, Jerzy Block

Votes: 545

29. Jovita (1967)

91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A talented athlete falls for a mysterious girl at a fancy-dress party. When she disappears, the boy is desperate to find her.

Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Barbara Lass, Kalina Jedrusik, Ignacy Gogolewski

Votes: 187

30. Rough Treatment (1978)

131 min | Drama

A famous Polish journalist presents a problem for the powers-that-be when he displays his full political skill and knowledge on a television show featuring questions and answers on a world ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ewa Dalkowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Krystyna Janda

Votes: 458

31. Polowanie na muchy (1969)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

Wlodek is a shy man who's afraid of his mother as well as his wife. However, upon meeting Irena, his life takes a new turn.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zygmunt Malanowicz, Malgorzata Braunek, Ewa Skarzanka, Hanna Skarzanka

Votes: 235

32. Zabij mnie, glino (1988)

122 min | Crime, Thriller

The duel between a criminal on the run and a cop who put him behind the bars the first time around.

Director: Jacek Bromski | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Piotr Machalica, Anna Romantowska, Maria Pakulnis

Votes: 230

33. Konsul (1989)

104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

This film is based on the life of a swindler called Jack Silberstein who was active until the end of 1960s.

Director: Miroslaw Bork | Stars: Piotr Fronczewski, Maria Pakulnis, Krzysztof Zaleski, Jerzy Bonczak

Votes: 299

34. Little Rose (2010)

118 min | Drama, History, Romance

Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer whom they believe to be a "camouflaged Zionist," rough security-services colonel ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski | Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Magdalena Boczarska, Robert Wieckiewicz, Grazyna Szapolowska

Votes: 1,061

35. Wszystko na sprzedaz (1969)

105 min | Drama

The disappearance of the leading actor from the film's set worries its director Andrzej. He embarks on a journey to look out for the actor with a young actor and missing actor's wife and mistress.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Beata Tyszkiewicz, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Andrzej Lapicki, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 607

36. Excuse Me, Is It Here They Beat Up People? (1976)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The film is a story of a young man coerced into undercover work for the police, in return for their dropping of charges against him. He is to befriend a leader of a gang of juvenile ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Piwowski | Stars: Jerzy Kulej, Jan Szczepanski, Zdzislaw Rychter, Ryszard Faron

Votes: 161

37. Matka Królów (1987)

127 min | Drama, History, War

Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Magda Teresa Wójcik, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Franciszek Pieczka, Boguslaw Linda

Votes: 193

38. Poszukiwany, poszukiwana (1973)

82 min | Comedy

Falsely accused Warsaw art museum assistant goes into hiding as a woman.

Director: Stanislaw Bareja | Stars: Wojciech Pokora, Jolanta Bohdal, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 1,503

39. Spotkanie ze szpiegiem (1964)

105 min | Crime

On the Koszalin coast, secret agent Bernard is about to land information on the deployment of Polish missile bases.

Director: Jan Batory | Stars: Beata Tyszkiewicz, Katarzyna Laniewska, Ignacy Machowski, Stanislaw Mikulski

Votes: 32

40. Dwaj panowie 'N' (1962)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

Kazmierz Dziewanowicz's hobby is very strange. He collect people who was born on 29 of February. One day he see that in his colection there are two men with the same name, the same birth ... See full summary »

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Joanna Jedryka, Janusz Bylczynski, Stanislaw Mikulski, Waclaw Kowalski

Votes: 49

41. Bez milosci (1980)

103 min | Drama

Ewa is so desperate to become a well-known journalist that she can sacrifice anything and anyone to achieve her goal.

Director: Barbara Sass | Stars: Dorota Stalinska, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Zdzislaw Wardejn, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 24

43. Malzenstwo z rozsadku (1967)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Joanna's parents run a clothes shop. Big, hidden income does not allow them to sleep peacefully, they strive for the daughter to marry artist-painter or herself became an artist, because only such profession in Poland allows decent income.

Director: Stanislaw Bareja | Stars: Elzbieta Czyzewska, Daniel Olbrychski, Bohdan Lazuka, Hanka Bielicka

Votes: 107

44. Dzieciol (1971)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A sociologist, ruled by his sporty wife, is trying to take advantage of her few day long absence...

Director: Jerzy Gruza | Stars: Wieslaw Golas, Violetta Villas, Alina Janowska, Mitchell Kowall

Votes: 110

45. How Far, How Near (1972)

95 min | Drama

Middle-aged Andrzej takes a dreamlike journey to his troubled past, trying to understand his friend's suicide.

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki | Stars: Andrzej Lapicki, Gustaw Holoubek, Maja Komorowska, Anna Dymna

Votes: 188

46. Kapelusz pana Anatola (1957)

88 min | Comedy

Anatol Kowalski is an old man who works in a bank and loves his old-fashioned hat. One day the hat gets lost and Anatol decides to buy a new one. This new unique hat will bring him a lot of... See full summary »

Director: Jan Rybkowski | Stars: Tadeusz Fijewski, Helena Makowska, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Aleksander Dzwonkowski

Votes: 65

47. Innocent Sorcerers (1960)

87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 927

48. The Eighth Day of the Week (1958)

83 min | Drama, Romance

A young couple in love hopes to have some privacy but the widespread housing problems don't allow them to find any place to stay.

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Sonja Ziemann, Zbigniew Cybulski, Barbara Polomska, Ilse Steppat

Votes: 94

49. Niech cie odleci mara (1982)

98 min | Drama

6.5