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, atmospheric, breathtaking and harsh films and TV shows about / with polish, runaway, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, male nudity, catastrophe, society, world war two and brutality plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Poland, France, USA and other countries.
poland movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as poland: Ida (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Man of Marble (1977), The Quack (1982), The Pianist (2002), Three Colors: White (1994), Escape from Sobibor (1987), To Kill a Priest (1988), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010), With Fire and Sword (1999).

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, art house, emotional, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, faith, family secret, character study, suicide, self discovery, religion, orphan, convent ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, denmark
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, war, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, survival, wartime, accountant, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, central europe ...
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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: emotional, compassionate, meditative, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: politics, visceral, friendship, working class, honest, eviction, terrorist, communism, journalism, heroes, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 50s, 20th century
Place: poland, tokyo, japan, canada, eastern europe ...
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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, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, polish, healer, love and romance, life is a bitch, witch doctor, surgeon, prodigy, village life, losing-it hero, downfall, daughter ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: poland
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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: emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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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, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: divorce, funeral, humiliation, marriage, obsession, faked death, crumbling marriage, business venture, wealth, sex, existentialism, love story ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland, paris france, france, eastern europe, europe ...
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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, world war two, escape, pow, holocaust, against humanity, captivity, war, brutality, prison, genocide, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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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, political activist, murder, occupation, clergy, state affairs, human spirit, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, ghetto, jewish, social worker, rescue, wartime life, historical figure, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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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: boy, youth, leaving home, friendship, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, epic
Plot: military, cossack, polish, cavalry, battles, heroes, love affair, rivalry, love triangle, rebellion, politics, culture clash ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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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, reflective, philosophical, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: morality, christian, redemption, philosophy, spirituality, ten commandments, world war two, faith, doctors, catastrophe, humanity, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, vatican, eastern europe, europe
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Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, gay, self destructing, escape from reality, addiction, teenage boy, fictional reality, life is a bitch, youth, alienation, gay teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, 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: sexy, cerebral, art house, erotic, emotional ...
Plot: doppelganger, music, music teacher, self discovery, singer, puppeteer, female protagonist, opera singer, heart disease, love story, existentialism, lookalikes ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, eastern 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, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, obsession, fantasy world, game, future dystopia, distopia, transformation, technology, battles, contests and competitions, gang ...
Time: future, middle ages, near future
Place: poland, latin america, europe, japan
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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, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, leadership, politics, labor union, righting the wronged, disorder, idealism, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, world war two, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, war, human spirit, hopes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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, holocaust, concentration camp, haunted by the past, elderly, obsession, war crime, memory, civil servant, holocaust survivor, bias, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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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, sad ...
Plot: world war two, war, war crime, survival, nazism, polish history, murder, idealism, courage, ethnic conflict, prisoner of war camp, manipulation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, germany, east germany, eastern europe ...
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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: sexy, suspense, biting, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: existentialism, factory worker, factory, friendship, obsession, filmmaking, breast feeding, art, fighting the system, character study, eccentricity, finnish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, new jersey, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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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: art house, suspense, road movie, tense, sexy ...
Plot: sailing, hitchhiker, drowning, radio, jealousy, game, competitiveness, adultery, female nudity, murder, marriage, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: cerebral, philosophical, surreal, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: train, existentialism, politics, destiny, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, philosophy, communism, doctors, repeated event, protest, chance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, new jersey, paris france, eastern europe, tokyo ...
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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: funny, sexy, gloomy, parody, meditative ...
Plot: communism, satire, hip hop, gunfight, greed, culture clash, adaptation, honest, hospital, life, dark humor, british ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, brazil, tokyo, new jersey
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Aftermath (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Poland, Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two brothers are trying to find out the truth from years ago. The whole town is against them.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, homecoming, mystery, life is a bitch, village, dishonesty, uncover truth, under the surface, supernatural, world war two, village life, nazi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, eastern europe
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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: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, wartime life, world war two, soldier, countryside, life is a bitch, ex military, military, occupation, farm, rape, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 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: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: punk, friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, youth, society, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, follow your dream, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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The Legions (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A universal story about entering adulthood in difficult times, growing up to the community. The great history is the background for the love story unfolding in the foreground: Józek, a deserter from the tsarist army who joins the emerging Legions, ...
Style: serious, suspense, tense, rough, disturbing
Plot: world war one, patriotism, independence, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, soldier, wartime, military life, wartime life, social relations, war hero ...
Place: poland
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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: coming of age, polish history, school, teacher, boy, police, father son relationship, boarding house, teenage boy, politics, rebel, tyranny ...
Time: pre world war one
Place: poland
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, ss, genocide, jewish, concentration camp, priest, conscience, christian, nazi, pope, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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Little Rose (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer whom they believe to be a "camouflaged Zionist," rough security-services colonel Rozek enlists his sexy but naive girlfriend, Kamila, ...
Style: tense, sexy, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, espionage, romance, undercover, gain trust, political intrigue, betrayal, society, dishonesty, disgraced, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, eastern europe
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