THE BEST FILMS FROM POLANDby panerai | created - 09 Feb 2012 | updated - 15 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Plac Zbawiciela (2006)
105 min | Drama
A story of a married couple with two children, whose housing problems, the man's infidelity and the woman's fragility lead the family to destruction.
2. Knife in the Water (1962)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
3. Wniebowzieci (1973 TV Movie)
45 min | Comedy
Two simple men win the lottery and decide to spend the money on their first plane flight and some other pleasures. But all that does not bring enough happiness to their lives.
5. Zaklete rewiry (1975)
94 min | Drama
A teenage country boy starts working in a restaurant of the famous Pacific Hotel in the 1930s. He soon discovers that to get promoted one needs to conform and sacrifice his dignity.
6. Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy (1980– )
50 min | Comedy
An unemployed man goes to Warsaw to look for a job. By accident he gets into the high society circles and starts a spectacular career.
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7. Wojna polsko-ruska (2009)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
An aggressive thug has problems with his girlfriend. Over the course of several chaotic days he walks around the hood, takes drugs and confronts himself with other women.
8. Mis (1981)
111 min | Comedy
The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »
9. Co mi zrobisz, jak mnie zlapiesz (1978)
99 min | Comedy
What Will You Do When You Catch Me? is a parody of comunist times in Poland. A state-owned company director is having an afair during his delegation. Later on, his mistress turns out to be ... See full summary »
10. Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa (1970)
224 min | Comedy, War
The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.
12. 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 »
13. Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)
98 min | Comedy
An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.
14. Dziewczyny do wziecia (1972 TV Movie)
45 min | Comedy, Drama
Three ordinary country girls head to Warsaw to escape from their monotonous lives, have some fun and search for the men of their dreams.
15. Dom zly (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 »
16. Wesele (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.
17. Kiler (1997)
104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An innocent cab driver Jurek Kiler is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.
19. Kingsajz (1988)
105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
This comedy follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The ... See full summary »
20. Psy (1992)
104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all ... See full summary »
21. Seksmisja (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.
24. Black Cross (1960)
166 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.
26. Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969)
160 min | Adventure, History, War
In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.
27. 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.
28. Komornik (2005)
100 min | Drama
Lucjan Bohme is a ruthless debt collector working in a post-industrial Silesian town. In the land of unemployment and misery, he's got a lot of work and no mercy at all. Until something happens.
29. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.
30. Dlug (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 »
32. Dzien swira (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.
34. Rozmowy kontrolowane (1991)
93 min | Comedy
Stanislaw Tym revives his career-making role as government agent Ryszard Ochodzki in this follow-up to The Bear that tracks Ryszard on a brand-new assignment. Col. Molibden has asked him to... See full summary »
35. Kochaj albo rzuc (1977)
114 min | Comedy
Pawlak and Kargul - neighbors, frenemies, and grandfathers to Ania- both receive invitation to America from Pawlak's brother- John. All three of them travel to Chicago, where they discover ... See full summary »
36. Nie ma mocnych (1974)
89 min | Comedy
The main characters are the same two quarreling pesant families introduced in "Sami swoi" (Our Folks). The action of the film starts 18 years later. The old quarrels have been forgotten, ... See full summary »
38. Testosteron (2007)
119 min | Comedy
Kornel - an ornithologist who became the most popular Polish scientist, has married a famous pop singer. However, the bride runs from the church, on the way kissing one of the guests. The ... See full summary »
39. Róza (2011)
90 min | Drama, War
A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense ... See full summary »
40. Przepraszam, czy tu bija? (1976)
90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The film is a story of a young man coerced into undercover work for the police, in return for their dropping of charges against him. He is to befriend a leader of a gang of juvenile ... See full summary »
41. Show (2003)
120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Petty thief Czarek takes part in a TV reality show to escape from the mafia. He is sent to a house on a desert island with 9 other contestants. Even the death of one of them does not stop the show.
42. 300 mil do nieba (1989)
90 min | Biography, Drama
Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
43. Czlowiek z marmuru (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 »
45. Hubal (1973)
126 min | Drama, War
Based on a true story. After Poland is overrun by Axis forces in 1939, an officer and his remaining men decide to continue fighting the invaders alone, thereby becoming the first guerrillas of World War II.
46. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama
The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »
47. Lalka (1968)
139 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 19th century Warsaw. The indolence of aristocrats who, secure with their pensions, are too lazy to undertake new business risks, frustrates Wokulski. His ability to make money is... See full summary »
49. Noce i dnie (1975)
632 min | Drama, Romance, War
An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.
50. Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965)
182 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.
Votes: 4,005 | Gross: $0.12M
51. Der Schatz (1923)
80 min | Drama, Romance