Top 100 - Polandby dziwnytenswiat | created - 13 Mar 2013 | updated - 07 May 2019 | Public
The Top from all Polish Feature Films I have seen. Average vote from IMDb and my vote.
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1. Blind Chance (1987)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama
Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
2. Camera Buff (1979)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »
3. Life Feels Good (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland's transition in the 1980s and 90s.
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.
5. Cold War (2018)
R | 89 min | Drama, History, Music
In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.
Votes: 43,974 | Gross: $4.57M
6. The Hourglass Sanatorium (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.
7. Clergy (2018)
133 min | Drama
Three Catholic priests meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event which could have taken their lives. Their experiences and motivations to serve as priests are extremely different, and soon each of them will have to face new challenges.
8. The Debt (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 »
9. Man of Iron (1981)
PG | 156 min | Drama, History
A few years after the events of Man of Marble (1977), a journalist investigates Mateusz Birkut's son Maciek Tomczyk, now an activist leading a shipyard strike.
10. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)
88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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 »
11. 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.
12. 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 »
13. Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (1990)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.
14. Perla w koronie (1972)
111 min | Drama
Film set during the Silesian Uprising in the 1920's. The German owners of a mine decide that it is unprofitable and want to close it by flooding it. The miners go on strike.
15. Hi, Tereska (2001)
86 min | Drama
A sensitive teenage girl from a poor family befriends a cynical schoolmate, who shows her how to smoke, drink, have sex and steal. Tereska's life heads towards a catastrophe.
16. Wesele (1973)
102 min | Drama
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 »
17. The Reverse (2009)
99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother ... See full summary »
18. Interrogation (1989)
TV-MA | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
19. 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.
20. Man of Marble (1977)
160 min | Drama
A young Polish filmmaker sets out to find out what happened to Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer who became a propaganda hero in the 1950s but later fell out of favor and disappeared.
21. 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.
22. 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 »
23. Mug (2018)
91 min | Comedy, Drama
A man undergoes a face transplant and experiences ensuing identity issues.
24. 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 »
25. Jak byc kochana (1963)
97 min | Drama
An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has ... See full summary »
26. The Third Part of the Night (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 »
27. The Birch Wood (1970)
99 min | Drama
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 »
28. Silent Night (2017)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. No family member knows about his secret plans and the real reasons of his visit.
29. C.K. dezerterzy (1986)
155 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
In 1918, a group of soldiers of various nationalities conspires to desert the imperial Austro-Hungarian army.
30. I'm a Killer (2016)
117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
31. On the Silver Globe (1988)
Unrated | 166 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
32. Doll (2013)
G | 131 min | Biography, Drama
The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
33. There and Back (2002)
102 min | Drama, Action, Crime
In the mid-1960s, a respected surgeon dreams of leaving Poland to see his wife and daughter in England. To get the money for his escape, he needs to consider taking part in a bank robbery.
34. Provincial Actors (1979)
121 min | Comedy, Drama
The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a classic play (Wyspianski "Wyzwolenie") with a modern vein. Everyone in the production ... See full summary »
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979)
90 min | Drama
The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases, staff is bit strange and a writer has ... See full summary »
38. The Last Stage (1948)
110 min | Drama
Female prisoners of various ethnic background struggle to survive the hardships of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
39. In Darkness (2011)
R | 145 min | Drama, War
A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Votes: 9,767 | Gross: $1.04M
40. We're All Christs (2006)
107 min | Drama
Son's painful memories of his father's lifelong alcohol addiction turn to be traumatic for both of them. These memories make them realise the booze inheritance in their family. Will they get out of this vicious circle?
41. The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)
96 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Film opens on December 28, 1999, three 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 ... See full summary »
42. Afterimage (2016)
98 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.
Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.03M
43. Pulkownik Kwiatkowski (1995)
123 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
In 1945, military doctor Andrzej Kwiatkowski pretends to be a communist army colonel in order to save innocent people from Stalinist imprisonment and to get the heart of the girl he's in love with.
44. I Am (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.
45. Landscape After Battle (1970)
109 min | Drama, History, Romance
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 »
46. Little Rose (2010)
118 min | Drama, History, Romance