MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,957 this week

The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)
"Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 263 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 18 titles
created 02 Dec 2010
 
a list of 30 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 450 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 368 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)

The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The War of the Worlds: Next Century.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

Director: Montgomery Tully
Stars: Simon Oates, Zena Marshall, Charles Hawtrey
On a Comet (1970)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a comet passes the earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa with it. Carried along is a bunch of people. Among them Angelika, who just escaped from a ruthless weapon ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Zeman
Stars: Emil Horváth, Magda Vásáryová, Frantisek Filipovský
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Peter Fleischmann
Stars: Helmut Griem, Fernando Arrabal, Carline Seiser
Matango (1963)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi
Pitfall (1948)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

John Forbes is a family man who's tired of the 9 to 5 humdrum of his job an insurance company executive. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When her brother is killed by sabotage, Irene Eaton (Sally Eilers) joins the secret service and goes undercover to unroot the culprits.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin
Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Krystyna Janda, Kalina Jedrusik
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák
Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík
Femina (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Piotr Szulkin
Stars: Hanna Dunowska, Alina Janowska, Hanna Skarzanka
King Ubu (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Piotr Szulkin
Stars: Jan Peszek, Katarzyna Figura, Marek Siudym
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Wilhelmi ...
Iron Idem
...
Gea
Mariusz Dmochowski ...
Head of TV Station
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Attorney
Marek Walczewski ...
Committee Receptionist
Bozena Dykiel ...
Nurse Drawing Blood
Joanna Zólkowska ...
Woman with Dog
Wieslaw Drzewicz ...
Old Man
Stanislaw Gawlik ...
Idem's Porter
Janusz Gajos ...
Water Supply Worker
Juliusz Kalinowski ...
Old Man Donating Blood
Stanislaw Tym ...
Secret Agent
Zbigniew Buczkowski ...
Policeman
Józef Skrzek ...
Instant Glue Band Leader
Leonard Andrzejewski ...
Male Nurse in Dormitory
Edit

Storyline

Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1983 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Krieg der Welten - Das nächste Jahrhundert  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing!
26 June 2006 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

One of the best Polish movies I've ever seen.

In this movie based on Well's book we won't see any laser guns or lots of explosions and all the war with the Martians (that look quite cheesy), but the war between people and mass media which is still actual.

The movie also features good acting, interesting and characteristic music and intelligent message which makes you think about the huge brain washer also known as television.

Go and see it, if you want to see a piece of fantastic and non-commercial film-making. It definitely deserves more attention, more than the crappy sci-fi flicks that usually hit the box office.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Some days 'before the beginning of 21th Century' ? NO ! todmichel

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?