Polish history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant polish history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, touching and psychological films and TV shows about / with polish history, politics, world war two, battles, rivalry, rebellion, communism, love, female nudity and death plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Poland, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as polish history: The Messenger (2019), The Deluge (1974), The King (2020), The Wedding (1973), Katyn (2007), Nightmares (1979), The Mother of Kings (1987), The Crown of the Kings (2018), Daas (2011), The Getaway King (2021).

List of polish history movies

The Messenger (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film about the lead up to the Polish uprising against German occupation at the end of the Second World War.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, polish history, spy, heroic mission, mission, top secret, outsmarting, twists and turns, ethnic slur, undercover, law enforcement, wartime life ...
Time: post world war two
Place: poland
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 7.7
 3K
The Deluge (1974)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 287 min.
Story: Following With Fire and Sword', this is an adaptation of the second and most spectacular part of Sienkiewicz's trilogy of warfare, romance, and derring-do. With war raging across Europe in the 17th century, a dashing warrior fights for the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: polish history, cossack, palace, sword fight, female nudity, colonialism, historical event, battles, soldier, heroes, nobility, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 17th century
Place: poland, sweden, lithuania, warsaw poland, europe ...
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 7.4
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The King (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The King is a gangster story set in Warsaw in 1937.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: polish history, criminal underworld, gangsters, society, betrayal, gang, violence, battles, escapades, death, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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 7.0
 1K
The Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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 strata of Polish society, who dance, get drunk and lament ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: polish history, mythology, wedding, ghost, couples, revolution, family relations, love affair, pregnancy, journalism, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900
Place: eastern europe, russia, austria, europe, poland
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 7.0
 17K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, survival, polish history, massacre, nazism, murder, idealism, ethnic conflict, courage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, germany, east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
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 6.7
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Style: political
Plot: boy, coming of age, polish history, teacher, school, youth, religion, tyranny, boarding house, politics, teenage boy, rebel ...
Time: pre world war one
Place: poland
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The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: world war two, communism, death of son, poverty, childbirth, courage, false accusation, nazi, jail, torture, widow, arrest ...
Time: year 1933, year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
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The Crown of the Kings (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Polish monarchs Casimir III the Great, the last king of Poland from the Piast Dynasty, and Saint Jadwiga, the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland. In the background: love, intrigue and difficult relationships between the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: royal family, knight, king, love, adventure, life philosophy, wealthy family, kids and family, heroism, battles, brother sister relationship, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: poland, austria, hungary, lithuania, vienna ...
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Weekend Stories: A Woman's Business (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge.
Plot: revenge, passport, political activist, communist, justice, polish history, breakup, lie, forgiveness, politics, depression, businesswoman ...
Time: 80s
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 5.6
 228
Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
Plot: investigation, messiah, warning, religious leader, worship, cult, uncover truth, polish history, royal court, cult leader, complaint, flashback ...
Time: 1770s, 18th century
Place: vienna
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Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A grand and patriotic tale of Poland's struggle for freedom just before Napoleon's war with Russia. Written in poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families as they overcome their old conflicts and petty ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, epic
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, imperial russia, political unrest, destructive relationship, social differences, vengeance, war, romance, heroes, rivalry, invasion ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: poland, lithuania, europe, russia
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Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: More documentary in its approach than dramatized history, this is a compelling story about a 1901 children's strike in Wrzesnia near the Polish border with Prussia. Poland was partitioned at this time, and a rigidly patriotic Prussian teacher ...
Plot: suffering, german, protest, blackmail, religion, school teacher, oppression, strike, lesson, arrest, scandal, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prussia
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The Getaway King (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy about Zdzisław Najmrodzki, most famous polish criminal in the times of Polish People Republic, named "the getaway king", known for stealing cars and escaping prison many times, but never hurting anybody.
Style: semi serious, disturbing, satirical, captivating
Plot: criminal, fleeing, love, lifestyle change, love affair, love story, romantic relationship, love interest, satire, bandit, polish history, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: poland
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The Ring with a Crowned Eagle (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, France, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Polish Resistance fighter who survived the Nazi years cannot accept the new Communist power.
Plot: world war two, post war, vodka, nazism, resistance, partisan, ss, communism, anti communist, polish history, patriot, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland
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With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: captivating, serious, romantic, epic, realistic
Plot: military, polish, cossack, cavalry, heroes, love affair, rivalry, rebellion, love triangle, battles, politics, political unrest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, world war two, religion, saint, bishop, catholic church, politics, heroes, human spirit ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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 7.0
 5K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, government agency, politics, undercover, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, cold war, chase, crimes, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: poland, europe, ussr, warsaw poland
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 6.9
 105
War Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women join the resistance during German occupation of Poland.
Style: touching, sincere, rough, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: world war two, german occupation, strong female lead, female friendship, struggle for survival, young woman, jewish girl, martial law, wartime life, jewish family, wartime, elimination ...
Place: warsaw poland
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 7.9
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Our Century (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The saga of the Winny family through 100 years. The action begins on the eve of World War I in 1914 and ends in modern times.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women in society, single mother, relationships, world war one, childhood, society, teenage girl, family history, bittersweet, loneliness, boy ...
Time: post world war one, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: poland
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 5.9
 32
The Birthday (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: world war two, bird, rebellion, twenty something, birthday, patriotism, resistance fighter, rich, ruins, nazi occupation, tragic event, librarian ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, year 1938, 1930s ...
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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 6.2
 220
Gry uliczne (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two energetic TV reporters investigate the 1977 murder of a student who was a prominent member of the anti-communist opposition.
Plot: polish history, television, secret agents, assassination, witness, political scandal, communism, murder investigation, corrupt politician, politics, politician, cameraman ...
Place: poland
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An Epitaph for Barbara Radziwill (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama about historical figure Barbara Radziwiłł, her romance with King Sigismund II August, her death and her posthumous return to Vilnius.
Plot: polish history, epileptic, female nudity, marriage, love, death, coronation, flashback, queen, king, funeral, arranged marriage ...
Time: 16th century
Place: lithuania
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 6.8
 27
Zelazna reka (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Drama directed by Ryszard Ber.
Plot: chancellor, polish history, battles, secret agents, king, treason, spy, throne, best friend, rape, royal court, traitor ...
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 6.9
 473
Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Style: political
Plot: coming of age, boy, exploitation, polish history, prisoner of war camp, police, father son relationship, student, teacher, neighbor, death, indoctrination ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
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 6.4
 60
Suspended (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anna, a nurse, meets her wartime lover Marcel in 1951. Learning that he has been sentenced to death for his role in the Home Army, she hides him in her cellar for five years. She gets pregnant with his child and has the baby out of the wedlock. ...
Plot: polish history, lovers, doctor, pneumonia, nurse, chase, hospital, lodger, basement, secret life, resistance, resistance fighter ...
Time: 50s
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 4.9
 325
Siberian Exile (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An epic tale of Poles, Ukrainians, Jews who are deported to Russia. Their fate is shown from the perspective of a young boy Staszek, who goes to Siberia with his family and neighbors from a small village in the eastern Polish borderlands. Together ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, thought provoking, touching
Plot: russian, fall in love, world war two, cruelty, jewish family, death of mother, hard labor, death of wife, getting home, cold weather, collaboration, amnesty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia, poland
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Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals
Style: captivating, suspense, factual, tense
Plot: battlefield, propaganda, battles, nurse, capture, singer, epic battle, war, romance, rivalry, soldier, showdown ...
Time: 1920s
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: friendship, holocaust, concentration camp, haunted by the past, elderly, obsession, war crime, memory, civil servant, holocaust survivor, translator, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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 6.6
 954
80 Millions (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible. Poland, lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After a series of entrapments by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, political
Plot: labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, undercover, hopes, government agency, crimes, society, friendship, politics, communism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
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 6.9
 480
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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