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1. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,103,541 | Gross: $96.90M

2. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 14,488 | Gross: $0.12M

3. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 9,377

4. 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: 5,994

5. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 5,748

6. Man of Marble (1977)

160 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 3,513

7. The Promised Land (1975)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 2,769

8. Man of Iron (1981)

PG | 156 min | Drama, History

7.4
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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: 2,754

9. Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski, Grazyna Szapolowska, Andrzej Seweryn

Votes: 2,713

10. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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: 2,710

11. Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)

127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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: 2,424

12. 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: 2,167

13. Afterimage (2016)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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75 Metascore

The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 2,084 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Love at Twenty (1962)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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"Love at Twenty" unites five directors from around the world to present their different perspectives on what love really is at the age of 20. The episodes are united with the score of ... See full summary »

Directors: Shintarô Ishihara, Marcel Ophüls, Renzo Rossellini, François Truffaut, Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie-France Pisier, Patrick Auffay, Rosy Varte

Votes: 1,825

15. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Abebe Bikila, Jack Douglas, Joe Frazier, Hirohito

Votes: 1,387

16. The Revenge (2002)

100 min | Comedy

5.7
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A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Figura

Votes: 1,269

17. Tatarak (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jan Englert, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak

Votes: 1,093

18. The Maids of Wilko (1979)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 1,024

19. Korczak (1990)

Unrated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war. Jewish doctor Henryk Goldszmit, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Marzena Trybala

Votes: 1,021

20. Innocent Sorcerers (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 »

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

Votes: 950

21. Wesele (1973)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Marek Walczewski, Izabella Olszewska, Ewa Zietek, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 891

22. The French as Seen by... (1988– )

13 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebrate the 10 years of the revue. The thematic : The French seen by - The movies have been released for the French revolution bicentenary.

Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Golchan, Jack Nance, Tracey Walter

Votes: 853

23. Landscape After Battle (1970)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

Votes: 675

24. The Birch Wood (1970)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Emilia Krakowska, Danuta Wodynska

Votes: 652

25. Wszystko na sprzedaz (1969)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 614

26. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000 TV Special)

Family

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2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999)... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller | Stars: Billy Crystal, *NSYNC, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar

Votes: 591

27. Rough Treatment (1978)

131 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 467

28. The Conductor (1980)

101 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the U.S., ties up with the world-renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out, he ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: John Gielgud, Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Seweryn, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 466

29. Les possédés (1988)

116 min | Drama

6.3
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This story begins in 1870 at a little town somewhere in Russia. It processed the real "Nyecsajev story". A group of young revolutionists wanna ruin the system with violence. They think this... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jutta Lampe, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Bernard Blier

Votes: 447

30. Panna Nikt (1996)

98 min | Drama

5.9
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A devout Catholic peasant girl is corrupted by two new friends when her family moves to the city. An allegory of traditional Polish values under threat from materialism and decadence in the post-Communist era.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Anna Wielgucka, Anna Mucha, Anna Powierza, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 362

31. Speed (1959)

90 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Poland, during the World War. Lotna is a magnificent specimen of Arabian horse, the pride of her owner, too old to actually ride her but to whom she remains faithful nevertheless. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Jerzy Pichelski, Adam Pawlikowski, Jerzy Moes, Mieczyslaw Loza

Votes: 337

32. A Love in Germany (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before. He wants to discover what happened then, the truth about an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Piotr Lysak, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ralf Wolter

Votes: 305

33. Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Olivera Markovic, Ljuba Tadic, Kapitalina Eric, Bojan Stupica

Votes: 284

34. The Ashes (1965)

234 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Set in the time of Napoleon wars, shows how the wars swept over the unfortunate Polish country at the beginning of the 19th century. Story revolves around the Polish legion under command of... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Boguslaw Kierc, Piotr Wysocki, Beata Tyszkiewicz

Votes: 261

35. Kronika wypadków milosnych (1986)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in the summer months preceding the September 1939 outbreak of World War II in Polish part of Lithuania. A young highschool lad, Witek, is hoping to pass the entrance exams to the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Paulina Mlynarska, Piotr Wawrzynczak, Bernadetta Machala-Krzeminska, Dariusz Dobkowski

Votes: 255

36. Polowanie na muchy (1969)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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: 241

37. Przekladaniec (1968 TV Movie)

35 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The story of a racing car driver who undergoes so many transplants that it can no longer be determined which people have contributed to his make-up.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Bogumil Kobiela, Anna Prucnal, Jerzy Zelnik, Piotr Wysocki

Votes: 231

38. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.3
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Elena S. Sánchez, Antonio Gasset, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 204

39. Broken Silence (2002– )

300 min | Documentary

7.5
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About the gruesome details from eyewitness accounts of the atrocities committed in the name of Nazi Germany. In many instances, the local police, were the perpetrators, operating under orders from the Eitsanzgruppen-SS.

Stars: Jack Fuchs, Liza Zajak-Novera, Robert Lamberg, Benjamin Mehl

Votes: 191

40. Pierscionek z orlem w koronie (1992)

104 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Young soldier of patriotic underground tries to deal with reality of Afrer II World War Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Rafal Królikowski, Adrianna Biedrzynska, Cezary Pazura, Jerzy Kamas

Votes: 167

41. Gates to Paradise (1968)

89 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1212, children from all over Europe lead a crusade to free Jerusalem from Turkish authorities. Nicholas and Stephen use all their might to defeat the enemy.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Lionel Stander, Ferdy Mayne, Pauline Challoner, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 163

42. Samson (1961)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 153

43. Wielki tydzien (1995)

97 min | Drama, War

5.8
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An investigation of the history of anti Semitism in Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Beata Fudalej, Wojciech Malajkat, Jakub Przebindowski, Magdalena Warzecha

Votes: 149

44. Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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The trial of Yeshua Ha-Notsri is led by prosecutor Pontius Pilate who believes in the innocence of the accused but is forced to sentence him to death. This biblical story is set in present-day Germany.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Jan Kreczmar, Daniel Olbrychski, Andrzej Lapicki

Votes: 128

45. The Pottery at Ilza (1951)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: Andrzej Wajda

Votes: 112

46. La nuit des Césars (1976– )

Documentary

6.7
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The César is the national film prize of France. He is named after the French sculptor César Baldaccini.

Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, Antoine de Caunes, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 106

47. The Shadow Line (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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From Joseph Conrad's great novel comes the story of a young seaman trying to helm a damaged boat to Singapore and dealing with many unfortunate events. While on command of the situation, he... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Graham Lines, Tom Wilkinson, Bernard Archard

Votes: 96

48. Wyrok na Franciszka Klosa (2000 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, War

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Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Maja Komorowska, Katarzyna Bosacka

Votes: 93

49. Solidarity, Solidarity (2005)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Thirteen short segments made for the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity movement. Each of them tries to examine the meaning of solidarity today.

Directors: Filip Bajon, Jacek Bromski, Ryszard Bugajski, Jerzy Domaradzki, Feliks Falk, Robert Glinski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Jan Jakub Kolski, Juliusz Machulski, Malgorzata Szumowska, Piotr Trzaskalski, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Katarzyna Herman, Marek Kondrat, Robert Wieckiewicz, Masakazu Miyanaga

Votes: 92

50. In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000)

112 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Sylvie Groulx | Stars: Élise Bertrand, Denys Arcand, Anne-Marie Bidaud, Luciana Castellina

Votes: 88



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