Best Polish Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Polish Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, serious, thought provoking and bleak. Plot: death, murder, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, world war two, danger, cigarette smoking, love and polish. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Comedy. Country: Poland, USA and UK.
Best Polish Movies
Best Polish Movies
TOP Movies: Warsaw 44 (2014), Breaking the Limits (2017), Day of the Wacko (2002), Hatred (2016), Suicide Room (2011), Silent Night (2017), The Way Back (2010), The Pianist (2002), The Giant Mechanical Man (2012), The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002), Arbitrage (2012), The Last Family (2016), A Short Film About Love (1988), Corpus Christi (2019), Katyn (2007), The Coldest Game (2019), Life Feels Good (2013), The Lure (2015), A Short Film About Killing (1988), Operation Hyacinth (2021).

List of Best Movies

Warsaw 44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, romantic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nazi occupation, nazism, death, love and romance, friendship, society, war, relationships, rebel army, love story ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting
Plot: drug addict, winner, drugs, competition, sport competition, accident, hospital, interrogation, swimming, training, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: year 1988, year 1984, year 1978, year 1990
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Day of the Wacko (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 44 year-old teacher, who reads poetry during school ...
Style: tragicomedy, suspense, humorous, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: midlife crisis, social satire, nothing goes right, teacher, obsession, self loathing, dark humor, mental illness, paranoia, nervousness, polish, rage ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, central europe
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: genocide, world war two, war atrocity, massacre, murder, torture, wedding, female protagonist, nazi occupation, husband wife relationship, escape, baby ...
Time: year 1943, year 1939, 1940s
Place: poland
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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: captivating, bleak, tense, serious, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, gay, self destructing, escape from reality, addiction, youth, teenage boy, alienation, life is a bitch, fictional reality, delusion, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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Silent Night (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. No family member knows about his secret plans and the real reasons of his visit.
Style: captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, family relations, marital argument, brother brother relationship, getting home, family, immigrants, pregnancy, girlfriend, gas station, violin ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, epic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, escape, prison escape, freedom, war, journey, pow, desert, world war two, gulag, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, poland, germany, ussr ...
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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, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, jewish, war, anti semitism, nazism, pianist, hunger, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Style: sincere, feel good, touching, humorous, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: self discovery, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, shyness, workplace romance, adulthood, misfit, workplace, social misfits, singleness, self involved ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nikos is a master of funeral ceremonies (that's undertaker to you and me) who doesn't expect much from life. After drunkenly insulting a diplomat at a party, weird things begin to happen for Nikos. The news that a mysterious stranger ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, suspense, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, state affairs, farce, life turned upside down, disorder, political intrigue, overnight success, fish out of water, career, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, business, police investigation, adultery, twists and turns, morality, manipulation, moral ambiguity, character study, moral dilemma, manager, corporate america ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Last Family (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, art house
Plot: painter, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, murder, suicide, family feud, suicidal tendency, artist, art, rainstorm, apartment building ...
Time: 2000s, 70s, 90s, 80s
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A Short Film About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: sexual, enigmatic, touching, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voyeurism, love, unfulfilled love, stalking, passionate interest, destructive relationship, milf, relationships, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, infatuation, true love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, poland, warsaw poland, europe
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Corpus Christi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s ...
Style: art house, sincere, ambiguous ending, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, catholic church, prison, juvenile prison, fake priest, ex convict, car accident, fake identity, grief, mayor, fire, funeral ...
Place: poland, eastern europe
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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, 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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The Coldest Game (2019)
Genre: History, Sport, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.
Style: political, clever, realistic, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: cold war, chess, spy, contests and competitions, competition, american, international crisis, state affairs, crisis, politics, cia, fear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: warsaw poland, ussr, usa
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Life Feels Good (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mateusz is an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is ...
Style: uplifting, touching, compassionate, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, physical disability, longing, family relations, mother son relationship, faith, disabled child, parents and children, life is a bitch, childhood, mental institution ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 90s
Place: poland
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The Lure (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two mermaid sisters, who end up performing at a nightclub, face cruel and bloody choices when one of them falls in love with a beautiful young man.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mermaid, sister sister relationship, female monster, dance club, love triangle, body horror, teenage girl, dancing, lesbian, rivalry, transplant, metamorphosis ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: warsaw poland, central europe
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, prison, death, death sentence, fighting the system, legal, death row, courtroom drama, violence, guilt, life & death ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: eastern europe, california, poland, warsaw poland
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Operation Hyacinth (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Not satisfied with the result of a murder investigation in Warsaw's gay community, an officer in 1980s communist Poland resolves to uncover the truth.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, erotic
Plot: gay, police, bisexual man, lgbt, sexual tension, communist, male nudity, gay interest, gay sex, gay slur, criminal, investigation ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: poland
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Photon (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Prepare yourself for a sensory overload of epic proportions. Nothing less than the history of the universe, the formation of the stars and planets, the origins of matter, and the daunting post-human future that lies ahead are explored in this ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: life, quantum physics, science, evolution, universe, flash forward, scientist, scientific research, investigation, uncover truth, research, modern art ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, light, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, objects come to life, miraculous event, friendship, family, accountant, mysterious character, prodigy, faith, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, boss and employee ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: thought provoking, adult animation, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, investigation, genius, friendship, mental illness, famous painting, torment ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france, france
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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, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: wartime life, sexual abuse, world war two, soldier, countryside, life is a bitch, ex military, military, occupation, farm, rape, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
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The Dark House (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse of Dziabas family in the remote area of Bieszczady ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, race against time, crimes of passion, who done it, law enforcement, martial law, crime scene, winter, multiple storylines, haunted house, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: poland, europe
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The Last Witness (2018)
Genre: History, Thriller
Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: journalist, refugee, hidden truth, murder, investigation, secrets, world war two, mysticism, british government, josef stalin, love, loss of job ...
Time: year 1947, post world war two
Place: britain, poland
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The Wedding (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kasia, in a small town in present day Poland. Wojnar had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kasia was pregnant by another man. At the end of the ceremony, the car is ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: wedding, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dark humor, disorder, materialism, gangsters, dishonesty, comedy of errors, parents and children, bribery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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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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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cannibalism, journalist, journalism, communism, hunger, genocide, world war two, spy, reporter, kidnapping, russian, politics ...
Time: year 1933, year 1935, year 1957, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: ukraine, ussr, berlin germany, germany, london ...
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The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wislocka (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.
Style: erotic, humorous, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: female orgasm, open marriage, oral sex, women's rights, free will, woman, communism, polyamory, communist party, cold war, catholic church, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s, 60s, year 1941
Place: poland
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