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 serious, realistic, bleak, reflective, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with polish, storytelling, culture clash, society, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, runaway, politics and life & death plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Poland, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as poland: In the Name Of (2013), Ida (2013), Camera Buff (1979), Three Colors: White (1994), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999), To Kill a Priest (1988), Invincible (2001), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), From a Far Country (1981).

List of movies set in poland

In the Name Of (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The contemporary story of a priest who launches a centre for troubled youth in a small parish. He is a good priest and is well-liked by his congregation, which remains unaware of his complicated past.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gay sex, church, gays and lesbians, priest, catholic, catholic church, homosexuality, coming out, celibacy, catholic priest, gay, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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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, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, family secret, convent, anti semitism, orphan, nazism, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, society, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
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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, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bus, factory worker, polish, factory, politics, movie camera, friendship, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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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: dark humor, witty, clever, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: funeral, french, vengeance, phone sex, faked death, hairdresser, odd, cons and scams, unfulfilled love, social misfits, rich and poor, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, france, europe, warsaw poland, hong kong ...
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, time travel, jewish, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, human spirit, war, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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, state affairs, clergy, human spirit, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, legal action, injustice, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, holland, europe
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Invincible (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: rabbi, anti semitism, small town, jewish, against humanity, small town life, human spirit, fighting the system, fascism, society, polish, nightclub ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
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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: psychological, touching, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french, singer, polish, self discovery, music, fan, psychic, romance, love and romance, lookalikes, encounter, gender ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france
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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, gloomy, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, disorder, fighting the system, heroes, dishonesty, leadership, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: politics, catholic church, pope, holocaust, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, confined, artists and showbiz, wartime life, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw 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: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: military, polish, battles, rebellion, battle, culture clash, love affair, heroes, political unrest, politics, rivalry, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, 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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, nazi, jewish, world war two, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw 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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, genocide, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, danger, sword and sorcery, battles, magic, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
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Sara (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Forty-something Leon is an alcoholic, ex-special forces barely scraping by when he's hired by a mobster to protect his 16 year old daughter. Not only does Leon have to clean up his act, but also handle the romantic advances of his ward and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: love affair, love and romance, danger, fall in love, alcohol abuse, forbidden love, teenage life, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, love, girl man relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland
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1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: tense, captivating, epic, serious
Plot: war, political unrest, royal family, heroes, obsessive quest, politics, military, soldier, battles, conquering, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, 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: captivating, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, against humanity, genocide, hard labor, labor camp, brutality, violence, corporal punishment, captivity, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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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, biting, semi serious, humorous, absurd ...
Plot: mistaken identity, filmmaking, race against time, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, society, polish, communism, revenge, female nudity, false identity ...
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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, airplane, student, destiny, militant, love and romance, self discovery, espionage, polish, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 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, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: testimony, friendship, politics, pregnancy, idealism, eviction, working class, injustice, filmmaker, communism, journalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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The Ten Commandments (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
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, tense, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, god or devil, conflict, christmas, professor, naivete, young man, drifter, survivor, stranger, deal, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: rough, factual, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, hiding place, smuggler, caged animal, nazi, flirting, husband wife relationship, happy ending, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
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Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, realistic, serious
Plot: isolation, suicide, teenage boy, addiction, escape from reality, fictional reality, youth, self destructing, humiliation, teenage life, gay, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, 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, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, downfall, village life, polish, love and romance, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, medicine ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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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, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, battle, game, cyberpunk, future dystopia, visionary, polish, rivalry, fighting the system, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future, near future
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
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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, polish, drowning, knife, sailing, rivalry, intrigue, love and romance, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, power relations, working class, injustice, workplace situations, life is a bitch, boss and employee, state affairs, disorder, political unrest, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, europe, england
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Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, russian, survival, war, escape, self sacrifice, forest, partisan, rebellion, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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The Scar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: factory, small town, society, human nature, innocence lost, social relations, small town life, politics, working class, state affairs, moral dilemma, introspection ...
Place: poland
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Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, love and romance, couple relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, couples, war, romance, pregnancy, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, poland
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