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1. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 652,796 | Gross: $32.57M

2. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 32,721 | Gross: $17.45M

3. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 23,564

4. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute and German Agent is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three Generals, and Major Grau (Omar Sharif) of German Intelligence seeks justice which ends up taking decades.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 6,539

5. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $0.02M

6. The Devil's Arithmetic (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.5
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A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 3,503

7. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 9,829 | Gross: $0.52M

8. In Darkness (2011)

R | 145 min | Drama, War

7.3
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74 Metascore

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader

Votes: 9,390 | Gross: $1.04M

9. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,355

10. Kanal (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski

Votes: 5,987

11. Hatred (2016)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Michalina Labacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba

Votes: 3,741

12. The Eternal Jew (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

5.0
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Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent propaganda film aims to be an "indispensable tool in the hands of the Aryan race", designed to depict the "true" Jew when the masks of western civilisation fall off.

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 3,323

13. The Poet (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.1
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At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jonathan Scarfe, Nina Dobrev, Zachary Bennett, Kim Coates

Votes: 974

14. A Generation (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar, Janusz Paluszkiewicz

Votes: 2,165

15. Remembrance (2011)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over thirty years later in New York reunites them.

Director: Anna Justice | Stars: Alice Dwyer, Mateusz Damiecki, Dagmar Manzel, Lech Mackiewicz

Votes: 1,856

16. Pornography (2003)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Adam Ferency, Krzysztof Globisz, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska

Votes: 836

17. Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005 TV Movie)

186 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Malgorzata Bela, Ken Duken, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 2,152

18. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 651

19. The Last Stage (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Female prisoners of various ethnic background struggle to survive the hardships of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Director: Wanda Jakubowska | Stars: Tatjana Gorecka, Antonina Gordon-Górecka, Barbara Drapinska, Aleksandra Slaska

Votes: 207

20. Archiv des Todes (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

7.4
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Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Gojko Mitic, Leon Niemczyk, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 125

21. Kolumbowie (1970– )

55 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Adventures of young resistance group during the II World War, which starts in occupied Warsaw and end in the end of Warsaw uprising in 1944.

Stars: Jan Englert, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Matalowski, Barbara Burska

Votes: 58

22. Trzecia granica (1975– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.8
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Stars: Andrzej Wasilewicz, Borys Marynowski, Marek Walczewski, Grzegorz Warchol

Votes: 12

23. Giuseppe w Warszawie (1964)

99 min | Comedy, War

7.0
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Adventures of the Italian soldier in a rebellious Warsaw in 1943, between Germans and the Polish resistance.

Director: Stanislaw Lenartowicz | Stars: Elzbieta Czyzewska, Antonio Cifariello, Zbigniew Cybulski, Jarema Stepowski

Votes: 221

24. Dzien czwarty (1984 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.9
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Director: Ludmila Niedbalska | Stars: Krzysztof Pieczynski, Jaroslaw Domin, Bogdan Szczesiak, Witold Bielinski

Votes: 16

25. I Died to Live (1984 TV Movie)

88 min | War

7.3
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Director: Stanislaw Jedryka | Stars: Andrzej Grabarczyk, Halina Labonarska, Zygmunt Hübner, Marek Walczewski

Votes: 12

26. Uczennica (1982 TV Movie)

57 min | Drama, War

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Director: Ludmila Niedbalska | Stars: Ewa Serwa, Barbara Rachwalska, Teresa Lipowska, Tomasz Zaliwski

27. Tragarz puchu (1984 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Stefan Szlachtycz | Stars: Krzysztof Gosztyla, Elzbieta Kijowska, Ewa Salacka

28. W cieniu nienawisci (1986)

111 min | Drama, War

5.0
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Director: Wojciech Zóltowski | Stars: Bozena Adamek, Henryk Bista, Barbara Brylska, Aleksandra Cezarska

Votes: 7

29. Nasza ulica (2004)

38 min | Short, Drama, War

6.1
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Director: Lukasz Palkowski | Stars: Daniel Rawicz, Anna Dymna, Sebastian Bereda, Ewa Szykulska

Votes: 9

30. Izbica - Drehkreuz des Todes (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Frank Gutermuth, Wolfgang Schoen | Stars: Halina Blaszczyk, Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt, Hans-Peter Bögel, Eugeniusz Gut

31. Obszar zamkniety (1974 TV Short)

42 min | Short

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Director: Andrzej Brzozowski | Stars: Joanna Zólkowska, Andrzej Kierc

32. Smierc w srodkowym pokoju (1967 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Drama, War

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Director: Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki | Stars: Jerzy Czupryniak, Marian Gamski, Maria Gella, Eugeniusz Kaminski

Votes: 9

33. Smieciarz (1988)

85 min | Drama, War

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Stars: Maciej Góraj, Anna Ciepielewska, Ewa Dabrowska, Zbigniew Buczkowski

34. Smak czekolady (1986 TV Short)

35 min | Short, War

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Director: Pawel Karpinski | Stars: Zbigniew Buczkowski, Andrzej Downarowicz, Ryszard Dreger, Józef Grzeszczak

35. Cicha noc, swieta noc (1970 TV Short)

24 min | Short

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Director: Marek Piestrak

36. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Jane Seymour (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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The actress grew up in London but knows her father's family originated in Poland and has long suspected that they suffered during the Holocaust. She uncovers a story of separated family members trying to keep one step ahead of the Nazis.

Director: Sue Hills | Stars: Jane Seymour, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 30

37. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Historian (2005)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Morgan Pym looks 30, but was born in 1322 AD, a monk who sold his soul to cure the woman he loved of Plague. But when his deal ended 10 years later (as all deals with the Devil do), his ... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Sugar | Stars: Chris Kramer, Sonya Salomaa, Christine Chatelain, Diana Pavlovská

Votes: 9



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