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, emotional, captivating and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with storytelling, society, polish, blood, mentor, culture clash, death, catastrophe, politics and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in Poland, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as poland: Ida (2013), Camera Buff (1979), Three Colors: White (1994), Invincible (2001), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), In the Name Of (2013), Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), The Pianist (2002), With Fire and Sword (1999), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999).
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The Pianist (2002)
Biography, Drama, Music, War
France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
150 min.
 8.5
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
France, Poland, Norway
98 min.
 7.8
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Cold War (2018)
Drama, Music, Romance
Poland, UK, France
88 min.
 7.8
1983 (2018)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Poland, USA
60 min.
 7.3

List of movies set in poland

 7.4
 43K
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, nazism, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
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 8.0
 5K
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie camera, bus, factory, politics, friendship, polish, factory worker, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey
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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, clever, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: funeral, vengeance, hairdresser, french, faked death, phone sex, rivalry, sexual frustration, social misfits, crumbling marriage, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, france, europe, warsaw poland, paris france ...
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 6.5
 4K
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: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: anti semitism, rabbi, jewish, small town, society, strong man, clergy, nightclub, human spirit, small town life, fascism, fighting the system ...
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, serious, realistic, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: french, doppelganger, music, self discovery, polish, singer, romance, false identity, puppet, heart disease, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france
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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: serious, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, catholic priest, priest, church, gay sex, catholic, sexual perversion, homosexuality, gay, catholic church, coming out, celibacy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: anti heroes, underdog, solidarity, labor union, follow your dream, leadership, idealism, rebelliousness, life turned upside down, revolution, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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 8.5
 604K
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, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, battles, heroes, love affair, politics, polish, blind ambition, royal family, military ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, teenager, jewish, rabbi, concentration camp, anti semitism, coming of age, time travel, survival, human spirit, tradition, death ...
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, legal action, working class, injustice, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, politics, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, 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, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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 3.6
 2K
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, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroes, magic, danger, battles, sword and sorcery, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
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 7.8
 2K
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: atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, downfall, life is a bitch, village life, love and romance, polish, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, witch doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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 6.5
 2K
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 and romance, love affair, danger, fall in love, forbidden love, alcohol abuse, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, woman in danger, love, girl man relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, captivity, violence, brutality, hard labor, corporal punishment, labor camp, genocide, holocaust, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
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: serious, captivating, epic, tense
Plot: war, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military, state affairs, adventure, soldier, obsessive quest, royal family, politics, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, russia, europe
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 8.3
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, absurd ...
Plot: mistaken identity, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, dishonesty, race against time, filmmaking, society, polish, passport, ex husband ex wife relationship, money, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, tokyo, brazil
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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, epic ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, murder, society, polish, taxi driver, drifter, stranger, christmas ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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 8.0
 7K
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, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, student, airplane, destiny, self discovery, train station, political party, espionage, infidelity, love and romance ...
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: filmmaker, communism, politics, idealism, friendship, pregnancy, working class, injustice, eviction, testimony, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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 7.7
 2K
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, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, political unrest, construction worker, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, power relations, fish out of water, boss and employee, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, england, europe
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 7.6
 3K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, russian army, countryside, soldier, rapist, survival, farm, romance, wartime life, woman in danger, war, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: 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: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, auschwitz, golden years, haunted by the past, new love, tourist, sibling relationship, concentration camp, roommate, underdog, monument, holocaust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, brussels
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 6.8
 1K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: factory, small town, working class, politics, society, human nature, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, small town life, state affairs, social relations ...
Place: poland
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 7.8
 4K
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, rise to the top, ambition, doctors and patients, state affairs, power relations, gas station, doctor, blood, nurse, death, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
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Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, quarantine, chess, romance, musician's life, music, prodigy, opposites attract, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, paris france, siberia, warsaw poland
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Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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 herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, survival, dealing with death, human spirit, tragic love, romance, holocaust, against humanity, war, confined, writer's life, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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