Movies and TV shows set in poland

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in poland ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, atmospheric and emotional films and TV shows about / with polish, runaway, life is a bitch, storytelling, society, mentor, loneliness, existentialism, culture clash and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in Poland, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as poland: Ida (2013), Man of Marble (1977), Three Colors: White (1994), The Pianist (2002), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), The Quack (1982), Schindler's List (1993), Escape from Sobibor (1987), With Fire and Sword (1999), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010).

List of movies set in poland

Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, injustice, testimony, idealism, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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Three Colors: White (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: witty, atmospheric, emotional, touching, clever ...
Plot: funeral, faked death, crumbling marriage, business venture, french, ex wife, vengeance, cheating, humiliation, phone sex, businessman, hairdresser ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, paris france, france, europe, hong kong ...
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: singer, self discovery, music, romance, lookalikes, polish, encounter, french, young woman, double life, puppet, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, polish, life is a bitch, downfall, witch doctor, love and romance, losing-it hero, surgeon, healer, prodigy, road not taken, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, jewish, anti semitism, war, wartime, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: cossack, military, polish, rebellion, battles, battle, heroes, politics, culture clash, love affair, political unrest, cavalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, starting over, hopes, escapades, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, russia
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, rescue, social worker, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, jewish, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, tense ...
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, politics, leadership, rivalry, disorder, rebelliousness, against the odds, idealism, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, anti semitism, world war two, teenager, nazi occupation, war, human spirit, survival, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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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, concentration camp, holocaust, haunted by the past, elderly, obsession, civil servant, memory, war crime, holocaust survivor, auschwitz, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, against the odds, human spirit, clergy, state affairs, politics, injustice, working class, life is a bitch, legal action, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, danger, politics, human spirit, political unrest, couples, architect, redemption, rebelliousness, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
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Avalon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: game, future dystopia, obsession, fantasy world, battles, battle, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, fighting the system, gang, addiction, virtual reality ...
Time: future, near future
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
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Teddy Bear (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The main character, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances, is a manager of a sports club in Poland. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a tournament. It appears that somebody has torn out ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, mistaken identity, polish, dishonesty, race against time, society, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, anti communism, communism, satire, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, tokyo, brazil, new jersey
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, love and romance, polish, couples, militant, infidelity, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm 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 when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: factory, factory worker, polish, politics, bus, movie camera, film festival, friendship, performer's life, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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The Ten Commandments (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, society, stranger, christmas, drifter, ambitious, desire, moral dilemma, murder, human nature, introspection, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitchhiker, sailing, drowning, polish, couples, knife, crumbling marriage, family problems, weekend, love triangle, social differences, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: 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, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, faith, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest, christian ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, heart transplant, doctor, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1985, 80s
Place: poland
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Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, military, survival, ex military, occupation, farm, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
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All That I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, hopes, youth, fighting the system, society, follow your dream, state affairs, rebelliousness, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, hopes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, survival, human nature, terminal illness, couples, romance, parents and children ...
Place: poland, europe, holland, canada, nova scotia
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, couples, war, romance, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, family relations, rabbi, world war two, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
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Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage life, obsession, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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