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1. 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: 741

2. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 2,286

3. 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: 512

4. 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: 302

5. Wszystko na sprzedaz (1969)

105 min | Drama

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: 580

6. Behind the Wall (1971 TV Movie)

56 min | Drama

Jan is a young assistant professor in chemistry and a workaholic, whose entire life is dedicated to study and advancement to full professorship. Anna is an unsuccesful science writer who ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Eugenia Herman, Jadwiga Colonna-Walewska

Votes: 82

7. Sprawa Gorgonowej (1977)

137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

One of the most talked-about trials in 1930s Polish press. Housekeeper Rita Gorgon, who has an affair with her employer, is accused of murdering his teenage daughter.

Director: Janusz Majewski | Stars: Ewa Dalkowska, Aleksander Bardini, Mariusz Dmochowski, Andrzej Lapicki

Votes: 108

8. Spirala (1978)

83 min | Drama

A strange arrogant tourist arrives at the Morskie Oko mountain shelter. Next morning, in spite of danger, he climbs alone and the search for him begins.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Maja Komorowska, Zofia Kucówna, Aleksander Bardini

Votes: 140

9. Aria dla atlety (1979)

108 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Set at the turn of the century it presents a story of a famous Polish athlete, Zbyszko Cyganiewicz. It begins in a small town where a traveling circus attracts a shy boy into a phony ... See full summary »

Director: Filip Bajon | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Pola Raksa, Roman Wilhelmi, Bogusz Bilewski

Votes: 85

10. Pelnia (1979)

92 min | Drama

Although neither his wife nor his friends can understand him, a Varsovian architect leaves the hustle bustle of Warsaw to find peace and make new friends while living in a small village.

Director: Andrzej Kondratiuk | Stars: Iga Cembrzynska, Franciszek Dzierzanowski, Tadeusz Fijewski, Janusz Gajos

Votes: 33

11. Konopielka (1982)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start ... See full summary »

Director: Witold Leszczynski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Anna Seniuk, Joanna Sienkiewicz, Jerzy Block

Votes: 518

12. Dom wariatów (1985)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

After a long absence, Adas Miauczynski visits his family house and spends one evening with his eccentric ritual-driven parents.

Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Bohdana Majda, Marek Kondrat, Leszek Teleszynski

Votes: 276

13. Big Bang (1986 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A UFO lands at night in a typical Masovian village. The villagers feel honored and want to be as hospitable as possible for the unexpected alien guests.

Director: Andrzej Kondratiuk | Stars: Ludwik Benoit, Zofia Merle, Janusz Gajos, Zdzislaw Kozien

Votes: 88

15. Pozegnanie jesieni (1990)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

Decadence, homosexuality, excess wealth, infidelity, alcoholism and drugs all played a major role in the decline of aristocracy.

Director: Mariusz Trelinski | Stars: Jan Frycz, Maria Pakulnis, Grazyna Trela, Henryk Bista

Votes: 49

16. Zawrócony (1994 TV Movie)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

Tomasz Siwek unexpectedly changes from an obedient communist party member into an opposition activist. And all that happens during a Solidarity rally where he was sent to spy on the protesters.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Henryk Bista, Marek Kondrat, Stanislaw Górka

Votes: 236

17. Pare osób, maly czas (2005)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The unusual bond between a blind female writer and an acclaimed poet changes their lives and forms an exceptional creative cooperation, free of politics and the complexities of mundane life.

Director: Andrzej Baranski | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Hudziak, Violetta Arlak, Katarzyna Cynke

Votes: 105

18. Matka Teresa od kotów (2010)

95 min | Drama

Police arrest two brothers, Artur and Martin, at their aunt's provincial motel and escort them to jail in the capital. Unfolding in flashback, the film seeks out the motives for the crime ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Sala | Stars: Ewa Skibinska, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Filip Garbacz, Mariusz Bonaszewski

Votes: 369

19. 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 »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Agata Kulesza, Malwina Buss, Kinga Preis

Votes: 2,613

20. Czy Lucyna to dziewczyna? (1934)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

After becoming a licensed engineer abroad, Lucyna comes back to Poland and looks for a job. Because her wealthy father thinks it's inappropriate for a girl to work, she decides to put on men's clothes and get a job as Julian Kwiatkowski.

Director: Juliusz Gardan | Stars: Jadwiga Smosarska, Eugeniusz Bodo, Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Wladyslaw Grabowski

Votes: 110

21. How Far, How Near (1972)

95 min | Drama

Middle-aged Andrzej takes a dreamlike journey to his troubled past, trying to understand his friend's suicide.

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki | Stars: Andrzej Lapicki, Gustaw Holoubek, Maja Komorowska, Anna Dymna

Votes: 182

22. Iluminacja (1973)

91 min | Drama

Tabloid life of a physicist; his work, his love life and his quest for the meaning beyond.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Stanislaw Latallo, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Malgorzata Pritulak, Jan Skotnicki

Votes: 1,021

23. Personel (1975 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliusz Machulski, Irena Lorentowicz, Wlodzimierz Borunski, Michal Tarkowski

Votes: 363

24. Niewinni czarodzieje (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: 856

25. Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza (1989)

129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

In the eve of the Day of the Dead, among mysterious old rituals of the Vilnius region, ghosts of the past and present start to appear.

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki | Stars: Gustaw Holoubek, Jolanta Pietek-Górecka, Artur Zmijewski, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska

Votes: 185

26. The Last Day of Summer (1958)

66 min | Drama, Romance

A young man meets a middle-aged woman at a deserted beach. Will they overcome their personal and wartime traumas and find a way to stay together?

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki | Stars: Irena Laskowska, Jan Machulski

Votes: 398

27. Lydia Ate the Apple (1958)

97 min | Drama, Romance

Pawel and Lidka are from different worlds but they somehow meet each other in a night club. He's a young lad from a wealthy family, she's an attractive dancer. They fall in love and go out of town but their happiness doesn't last long.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Maria Wachowiak, Tadeusz Janczar, Gustaw Holoubek, Stanislaw Jaworski

Votes: 243

28. Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (1973)

124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska

Votes: 2,558

29. 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: 346

30. Rece do góry (1981)

76 min | Drama

Censored by the Polish authorities, this film was reedited and new footage added. It begins with a sci-fi motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins of Lebanon ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 256

31. Cztery noce z Anna (2008)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A crematorium worker repeatedly breaks into a woman's house at night to help with housework.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Artur Steranko, Kinga Preis, Jerzy Fedorowicz, Redbad Klynstra

Votes: 1,530

32. Sztuczki (2007)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Tomasz Sapryk, Rafal Guzniczak

Votes: 1,845

33. Smierc prezydenta (1977)

144 min | Drama, History

Set at the historic moment of rebirth of Poland after World War I. The newly organized National Assembly elected Gabriel Narutowicz, a professor returning home from Switzerland to enter ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Zdzislaw Mrozewski, Marek Walczewski, Henryk Bista, Czeslaw Byszewski

Votes: 158

34. Opadly liscie z drzew (1975)

97 min | Drama, War

Henryk looks back at the last year of war and reminiscences the friends from his guerrilla unit, the fighting and living in the forest, his first love and first encounters with death.

Director: Stanislaw Rózewicz | Stars: Mieczyslaw Hryniewicz, Maria Klejdysz, Tadeusz Cygler, Bohdan Ejmont

Votes: 19

35. Krzyz Walecznych (1959)

84 min | Drama, War

Three episodes showing the repercussions of war. A soldier returns to his ruined village, a stray dog turns out to be the former guard at Auschwitz, a young widow is hailed as the wife of the hero but dreams of something else.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Jerzy Turek, Aleksander Fogiel, Andrzej May, Bronislaw Pawlik

Votes: 90

36. Wrony (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: 483

37. Jestem (2005)

93 min | Drama

A self-reliable 11-year-old boy runs away from children's home to be with his dysfunctional mother. She doesn't want him back so he starts living on an old barge.

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska | Stars: Piotr Jagielski, Agnieszka Nagórzycka, Edyta Jungowska, Barbara Szkaluba

Votes: 842

38. Dwa ksiezyce (1993)

133 min | Drama

Panoramic view of a resort town in the summer of 1930. In seventeen episodes we get a glimpse at the microcosm of its colourful inhabitants and visitors, Poles and Jews, the high society and the desperately poor.

Director: Andrzej Baranski | Stars: Bozena Adamek, Artur Barcis, Henryk Bista, Jerzy Bonczak

Votes: 45

39. Magnat (1987)

171 min | Drama

Film traces the fascinating saga of princely Polish dynasty in years 1900-1935. In 1900 Prince Hans von Teuss entertains Emperor Wilhelm II with a bison hunt at his palatial residence. He ... See full summary »

Director: Filip Bajon | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Jan Englert, Boguslaw Linda

Votes: 83

40. Wahadelko (1981 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama

Epileptic Michal, who also suffers from depression, is taken care of by his devoted sister Aniela. Both siblings live in the shadow of their mother and share painful childhood memories.

Director: Filip Bajon | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Miroslawa Marcheluk, Halina Gryglaszewska, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 46

41. Jezioro Bodenskie (1986)

82 min | Drama

A Pole who spent time in an internment camp during the war on the Swiss-German border, visits the site many years later and recalls these days. He meets with other Poles confined in the ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Krzysztof Pieczynski, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Joanna Szczepkowska, Maria Pakulnis

Votes: 45

42. Wiano (1964)

91 min | Drama, Romance

Bronka is a lame country girl and a daughter of a well-off local party activist. She is seduced by handsome Staszek who is more interested in her father's land than in Bronka herself. When Staszek cheats on Bronka, the tragedy pursues.

Director: Jan Lomnicki | Stars: Zofia Kucówna, Roman Wilhelmi, Marta Lipinska, Tadeusz Lomnicki

Votes: 14

43. Jeszcze tylko ten las (1991)

86 min | Drama, War

Set in 1942, film opens with an Aryan washerwoman arrival to the Warsaw's ghetto. The Jewish wife she worked for before the war hires her to take her young daughter to the countryside until... See full summary »

Director: Jan Lomnicki | Stars: Ryszarda Hanin, Joanna Friedman, Marta Klubowicz, Marzena Trybala

Votes: 65

44. Chudy i inni (1967)

91 min | Drama

A ballad about a group of construction workers who are building a large dam. When one of them gets drunk and pushes a journalist into the rapid river, his coworkers decide to keep quiet about the incident.

Director: Henryk Kluba | Stars: Wieslaw Golas, Marian Kociniak, Franciszek Pieczka, Mieczyslaw Stoor

Votes: 35

45. Trzecia czesc nocy (1971)

105 min | Drama, Horror, War

Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski

Votes: 1,450

46. Dreszcze (1981)

106 min | Drama, History

Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Marczewski | Stars: Tomasz Hudziec, Teresa Marczewska, Marek Kondrat, Zdzislaw Wardejn

Votes: 268

47. Niedzielne igraszki (1983)

60 min | Drama

Made in 1983, shelved for four years. A chilling tale about kids playing in a bombed-out Warsaw courtyard on the day of Stalin's death, while their parents are away at the church or a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Joanna Eberlein, Filip Gebski, Anna Goluch, Elzbieta Helman

Votes: 61

48. Stan posiadania (1989)

103 min | Drama

Difficulty of human relations in a 3-cornered tale: a neurotic woman, idealistic young man and his mother. Tomek is a clean-cut, high-minded geography student. He lives with his mother ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Artur Zmijewski, Maja Komorowska, Andrzej Lapicki

Votes: 63

49. Rok spokojnego slonca (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: 776

50. Nad rzeka, której nie ma (1991)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four young boys entering adulthood lead careless lives in early 1960s. They usually hang around drinking and dreaming of leaving their small town. The arrival of Marta brings joy and hope into the boys' uninteresting existence.

Director: Andrzej Baranski | Stars: Marek Bukowski, Joanna Trzepiecinska, Adrianna Biedrzynska, Miroslaw Baka

Votes: 83

51. Przypadek Pekosinskiego (1993)

100 min | Biography, Drama