Best polish movies

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1. The Promised Land (1975)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama

At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka

Votes: 2,736

2. 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: 3,479

3. 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: 559

4. Camera Buff (1979)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyzewski

Votes: 5,212

5. Kobieta samotna (1987 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

A story of a middle-aged woman, Irena, living alone on the outskirts of Wroclaw with her 8-year old son. They live in a drab apartment. She is a mail carrier and her son is her only pride ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Maria Chwalibóg, Boguslaw Linda, Pawel Witczak, Danuta Balicka

Votes: 324

6. 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: 2,730

7. Vabank (1981)

108 min | Comedy, Crime

Set in Warsaw in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Jan Machulski, Leonard Pietraszak, Witold Pyrkosz, Ewa Szykulska

Votes: 3,286

8. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

72 Metascore

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 20,401 | Gross: $1.11M

9. 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: 551

10. Wielki Szu (1983)

96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Released from prison after five years, con-artist Szu is sent packing by his young wife; he heads for the town of Lutyn where he runs a con and attracts the interest of Jurek, a young cab ... See full summary »

Director: Sylwester Checinski | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Andrzej Pieczynski, Dorota Pomykala, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 712

11. Sexmission (1984)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 10,420

12. A Short Film About Love (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Piotr Machalica

Votes: 16,509

13. 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: 2,682

14. The Debt (1999)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Robert Gonera, Jacek Borcuch, Andrzej Chyra, Cezary Kosinski

Votes: 2,937

15. Day of the Wacko (2002)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Janina Traczykówna, Andrzej Grabowski, Michal Koterski

Votes: 7,492

16. The Wedding (2004)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Marian Dziedziel, Tamara Arciuch, Iwona Bielska, Maciej Stuhr

Votes: 3,221

17. The Reverse (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Borys Lankosz | Stars: Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony, Marcin Dorocinski

Votes: 1,775

18. The Dark House (2009)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Kinga Preis, Bartlomiej Topa

Votes: 3,578

19. Hi, Tereska (2001)

86 min | Drama

A sensitive teenage girl from a poor family befriends a cynical schoolmate, who shows her how to smoke, drink, have sex and steal. Tereska's life heads towards a catastrophe.

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Aleksandra Gietner, Karolina Sobczak, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Malgorzata Rozniatowska

Votes: 1,238

20. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 1,978

21. Ga, Ga - Chwala bohaterom (1986)

84 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the 21st century, prisoners aboard penitentiary space ships explore unknown worlds.

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Mariusz Benoit

Votes: 369

22. Symmetry (2003)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

A man falsely accused of assaulting an old woman tries to adapt to his new life in prison.

Director: Konrad Niewolski | Stars: Arkadiusz Detmer, Andrzej Chyra, Janusz Bukowski, Marcin Jedrzejewski

Votes: 2,715

23. Znachor (1982)

128 min | Drama, Romance

Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon starts drinking, hurts his head and loses his memory. His medical knowledge gradually resurfaces and he becomes a village healer, not remembering who he is.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Jerzy Binczycki, Anna Dymna, Tomasz Stockinger, Bernard Ladysz

Votes: 2,003

24. Gods (2014)

120 min | Biography, Drama

The early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.

Director: Lukasz Palkowski | Stars: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Glowacki, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Magdalena Czerwinska

Votes: 4,492

25. We're All Christs (2006)

107 min | Drama

Son's painful memories of his father's lifelong alcohol addiction turn to be traumatic for both of them. These memories make them realise the booze inheritance in their family. Will they get out of this vicious circle?

Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Andrzej Chyra, Michal Koterski, Janina Traczykówna

Votes: 1,946

26. Kogel-mogel (1988)

105 min | Comedy

A country girl Kasia Solska is forced by her family to marry the man she finds unattractive. She secretly gets to university, escapes from her village to Warsaw and starts working as a babysitter there.

Director: Roman Zaluski | Stars: Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Ewa Kasprzyk, Zdzislaw Wardejn, Katarzyna Laniewska

Votes: 1,153



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