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1. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Strangers in the City (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Michelangelo Antonioni, Roman Polanski

2. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War

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.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

3. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Northern Lights (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay

4. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Roman Polanski: Reflections of Darkness (1999)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Writer: Stephen Farber | Director: Angie Corcetti | Stars: Mia Farrow, Roman Polanski, Debra Tate, Sharon Tate

5. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

6. Hollywood Backstage (1964–1968)

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Stars: John Willis, Susan Oliver, Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa

7. A fondo (1976–1981)

60 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Joaquín Soler Serrano, Christian Barnard, Dominique Lapierre, Salvador Espriu

8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby | Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

9. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

8.1
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

10. G.G. Passion (1966)

30 min | Short

8.1
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Writers: David Bailey, Gérard Brach | Director: David Bailey | Stars: Eric Swayne, Rory Davis, Janice Haye, Greta Rantwick

11. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 136 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Writers: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

12. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

13. Playboy After Dark (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1969)

Comedy, Music

8.0
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Writers: Tony Hendra, Nick Ullett | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Don Adams, The Collectors, Chris Cranston, Vic Damone

14. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Pascal Quignard | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

15. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Writer: Saskia Baron | Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

16. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Mia Farrow (1999)

Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Mia Farrow, Blythe Danner, Roman Polanski, Carly Simon

17. Repulsion (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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91 Metascore

Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a young beauty finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past.

Writers: Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, David Stone | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

18. The Tenant (1976)

R | 126 min | Thriller

7.8
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Writers: Roland Topor, Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

19. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

20. Zezowate szczescie (1960)

92 min | Comedy

7.7
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The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski | Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Bogumil Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dabrowska, Barbara Lass

21. Weekend of a Champion (2013)

Documentary

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Filmmaker Roman Polanski spends a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempts to win the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, offering an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.

Director: Frank Simon | Stars: Roman Polanski, Helen Stewart, Jackie Stewart

22. Knife in the Water (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.6
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.

Writers: Jakub Goldberg, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska

23. The Making of 'The Pianist' (2003 TV Movie)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

7.6
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Documentary of the making of Roman Polanski's film of survival in the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.

Writer: John H. Price | Stars: Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Tucker Smallwood

24. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

25. Weekend of a Champion (1972)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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63 Metascore

Filmmaker Roman Polanski spends a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempts to win the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, offering an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.

Writer: Frank Simon | Directors: Frank Simon, Roman Polanski | Stars: Jackie Stewart, Roman Polanski, Helen Stewart, Joan Collins

26. The New Cinema (1968 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Writer: George Eells | Director: Gary Young | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Edith Evans, Peter Fonda, Terry Garin

27. Behind the Scenes: A Portrait of Pierre Guffroy (1992)

132 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Robert Salis | Stars: Pierre Guffroy, Tarak Ben Ammar, Harrison Ford, Milos Forman

28. Niewinni czarodzieje (1960)

87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Skolimowski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jedrusik

29. A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of 'The Pianist' (2003 Video)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Stars: Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody, Gene Gutowski, Robert Benmussa

30. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins

31. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Thomas Hardy | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

32. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Writers: Ariel Dorfman, Rafael Yglesias | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

33. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

34. A Generation (1955)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

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

35. Do widzenia, do jutra (1960)

88 min | Romance

7.3
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Jacek is a handsome, charming young Pole who belongs to a drama company.One day, in the streets of Gdansk, he meets Marguerite a beautiful, charming French girl, Marguerite. He falls for her but the young lady is whimsical...

Writers: Zbigniew Cybulski, Bogumil Kobiela, Wilhelm Mach | Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Teresa Tuszynska, Grazyna Muszynska, Barbara Baranowska

36. The 2006 European Film Awards (2006 TV Movie)

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Director: Volker Weicker | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Maciej Stuhr, José Luis Alcaine, Enrique Alcides

37. Scene by Scene (1996–2001)
Episode: Roman Polanski (2000)

Talk-Show

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Director: Mark Cousins | Star: Roman Polanski

38. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Documentary

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Stars: Jackie Chan, Vinnie Jones, Roman Polanski, Brett Ratner

39. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Writers: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski, Michael Katims | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

40. Venus in Fur (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Writers: David Ives, Roman Polanski, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

41. The Ghost (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

42. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

43. Playboy After Dark (1969– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Stars: Hugh M. Hefner, Chris Cranston, Nanci Roberts, Bill Cosby

44. Dracula: The True Story (1997 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

7.2
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The Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, gave the world Dracula in 1897. This documentary explores the historical figure behind the fictional figure of horror and examines medical explanations for the myths of vampires.

Director: Matthias Kessler | Stars: Steve Barton, Dan Berindei, Brianna Caradja, Paul Daian

45. The Boat on the Grass (1971)

90 min

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Trotz ihrer sozialen Differenzen sind der arme David und der reiche Olivier die besten Freunde. David hat in Oliviers Pariser Appartement die junge Eleanore untergebracht. Als Olivier sie ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, Suzanne Schiffman | Director: Gérard Brach | Stars: Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Cassel, John McEnery, Valentina Cortese

46. A Federal Case (2008)

85 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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A coming of age story of a young teenage couple as they struggle with an unwanted pregnancy and the pressures it brings. Their decisions separately and jointly have severe and dramatic consequences.

Writer: Brian Stewart | Director: Trisha Ray | Stars: Amanda Akers, Dave Amyx, Kayla Baker, San Banarje

47. Sen kväll med Luuk (1996–2004)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Kristian Luuk, Felix Herngren, Mauro Scocco, Alexandra Dahlström

48. Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Michel Drucker, Charles Aznavour, Eddy Mitchell, Eric Charden

49. Roman Polanski - Versuch eines Fernseh-Porträts (1966 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Albert Krogmann, Klaus Lakschéwitz | Star: Roman Polanski

50. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Roman Polanski (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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An E! True Hollywood Story episode on the life of film director Roman Polanski, from his days as a young Holocaust survivor, to his success as a Hollywood film director, and eventually his abrupt exile from America following indictment.

Stars: Vincent Bugliosi, Mia Farrow, Charles Manson, Barbara Perkins