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1. On the Silver Globe (1988)

Unrated | 166 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A team of astronauts land on an inhabitable planet and form a society. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

Votes: 1,816

2. The Devil (1972)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, History, Horror

During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Leszek Teleszynski, Malgorzata Braunek, Iga Mayr

Votes: 1,447

3. A Generation (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

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: 2,153

4. Kanal (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War

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: 5,958

5. Sexmission (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.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 10,471

6. Crows (1994)

66 min | Drama

A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining... See full summary »

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska | Stars: Karolina Ostrozna, Katarzyna Szczepanik, Malgorzata Hajewska, Anna Prucnal

Votes: 505

7. Camouflage (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 1,043

8. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,341 | Gross: $0.12M

9. Innocent Sorcerers (1960)

87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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: 940

10. Eroica (1958)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son, trying to preserve his skin, ultimately becomes a hero and finds a reason for... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Edward Dziewonski, Barbara Polomska, Ignacy Machowski, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 806

11. The Constant Factor (1980)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

Votes: 591

12. Walkover (1965)

77 min | Drama, Sport

A young boxer Andrzej Leszczyc not only has to face a tough boxing opponent but needs to make some serious personal and professional choices.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Aleksandra Zawieruszanka, Krzysztof Chamiec, Andrzej Herder

Votes: 333

13. Golem (1980)

92 min | Sci-Fi

The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Marek Walczewski, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Zólkowska, Anna Jaraczówna

Votes: 447

14. The Noose (1958)

96 min | Drama

One day in the life of an alcohol addict. With the help of his girlfriend Krysia, Kuba attempts to regain control of his life. But when she's at work, Kuba is home alone, and it becomes hard not to resist the temptation.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Gustaw Holoubek, Aleksandra Slaska, Teresa Szmigielówna, Tadeusz Fijewski

Votes: 652

15. Salto (1965)

104 min | Drama

A man hops off a train by the small town where he claims he was before. His presence allows to bring out the inner feelings and beliefs of the inhabitants. A man who has hidden through all ... See full summary »

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Jerzy Block, Marta Lipinska, Wlodzimierz Borunski

Votes: 551

16. Rece do góry (1981)

76 min | Drama

Censored by the Polish authorities, this movie was re-edited and new footage added. It begins with a science fiction motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Joanna Szczerbic, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Adam Hanuszkiewicz

Votes: 268

17. Do widzenia, do jutra... (1960)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Jacek is a handsome young Pole who belongs to a drama company. One day, in the streets of Gdansk, he meets Marguerite, a beautiful daughter of the French consul, and immediately falls for her.

Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Teresa Tuszynska, Grazyna Muszynska, Barbara Baranowska

Votes: 491

18. Barrier (1966)

77 min | Drama, Comedy

A rebellious student wants to get total independence and overcome all the barriers in his life: of money, age, status, cults and conventions. However, he meets a girl with completely different ideals.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Joanna Szczerbic, Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Maria Malicka

Votes: 366

19. Austeria (1982)

109 min | Drama, War

During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of World War I, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks. The fugitives hide out in a rural inn, terrified that they may be given away at any moment.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Franciszek Pieczka, Wojciech Pszoniak, Jan Szurmiej, Ewa Domanska

Votes: 454

20. Bad Luck (1960)

92 min | Comedy

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 »

Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Bogumil Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dabrowska, Barbara Lass

Votes: 889

21. The Structure of Crystal (1969)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Barbara Wrzesinska, Jan Myslowicz, Andrzej Zarnecki, Wladyslaw Jarema

Votes: 737

22. Identification Marks: None (1965)

73 min | Drama

After being drafted into military service, a Polish student spends his last day coming to terms with his estranged wife, visiting old friends, and savoring some last moments of freedom.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Tadeusz Minc, Andrzej Zarnecki

Votes: 315

23. Jovita (1967)

91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A talented athlete falls for a mysterious girl at a fancy-dress party. When she disappears, the boy is desperate to find her.

Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Barbara Lass, Kalina Jedrusik, Ignacy Gogolewski

Votes: 192

24. Family Life (1971)

88 min | Drama

A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Halina Mikolajska, Jan Kreczmar, Jan Nowicki

Votes: 326

25. Zywot Mateusza (1968)

80 min | Drama

Mateusz is a weird man living a peaceful life in a remote country house by the lake. When a stranger is attracted to his beloved sister, his life starts falling apart.

Director: Witold Leszczynski | Stars: Franciszek Pieczka, Anna Milewska, Wirgiliusz Gryn, Aleksander Fogiel

Votes: 316

26. Przekladaniec (1968 TV Movie)

35 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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: 229

27. Zimowy zmierzch (1957)

94 min | Drama

Rumsza, the elderly railwayman, leading a sedate life with his wife, misses his only remaining son (two older boys were killed in the war). Joziuk finally returns from the military in the ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Lenartowicz | Stars: Wlodzislaw Ziembinski, Maria Kierzkowa, Zygmunt Zintel, Ligia Branice

Votes: 57

28. Zloto (1962)

91 min | Drama

A young drifter arrives at a border mining town in search of money and adventure as well as to run away from his past.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Wladyslaw Kowalski, Krzysztof Chamiec, Barbara Krafftówna, Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz

Votes: 59

30. The Dancing Hawk (1977)

98 min | Drama

"The Dancing Hawk" refers to the son of a peasant who senses he can climb to the job in troubled times by playing his cards right. His slavery to work match his ambitions, and gradually he ... See full summary »

Director: Grzegorz Królikiewicz | Stars: Franciszek Trzeciak, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Beata Tumkiewicz, Czeslaw Przybyla

Votes: 67

31. Meta (1980 TV Movie)

65 min | Drama

Two old friends meet after a long time. Kazik is looking for a flat so Wladek is there to help him out.

Director: Antoni Krauze | Stars: Asja Lamtiugina, Witold Pyrkosz, Henryk Hunko, Irmina Praszynska

Votes: 19

32. Molo (1969)

92 min | Drama

The main character is a shipbuilder who wanders off after his first ship is launched. He takes to the road, and his life takes him from one woman to another, while his wife is in waiting. ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Solarz | Stars: Ryszard Filipski, Witold Holtz, Kalina Jedrusik, Tadeusz Kalinowski

Votes: 25

33. A Short Film About Love (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Piotr Machalica

Votes: 16,626

34. Man of Marble (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 »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 3,490

35. Pharaoh (1966)

180 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Jerzy Zelnik, Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz, Barbara Brylska, Krystyna Mikolajewska

Votes: 1,492

36. A Short Film About Killing (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 »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 14,721

37. Czlowiek na torze (1957)

89 min | Drama

In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914. An inquiry immediately follows. Testimony takes the form of flashbacks. Tuszka, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Kazimierz Opalinski, Zygmunt Maciejewski, Zygmunt Zintel, Zygmunt Listkiewicz

Votes: 424

38. Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A cynical doctor, who is dying of cancer, would like to know the meaning of his life. He has to fight for it or just get ready for death.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Krystyna Janda, Tadeusz Bradecki, Monika Krzywkowska

Votes: 977

39. A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after World War II an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to the U.S. and both expect that she will soon follow him.... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson, Hanna Skarzanka, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 825

40. Hear My Cry (1991)

46 min | Documentary

The story of an ordinary accountant, Ryszard Siwiec, who set himself on fire during the large harvest festival at the Warsaw stadium in 1968. He did it to protest against the military invasion in Czechoslovakia.

Director: Maciej J. Drygas | Stars: Ryszard Siwiec, Maria Siwiec, Innocenta Siwiec, Elzbieta Siwiec

Votes: 122



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