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, serious, captivating, suspense, tense and suspenseful. Plot: death, murder, cigarette smoking, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, polish, violence, husband wife relationship and male nudity. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Biography. Country: Poland, France and UK.
Best Polish Movies
Best Polish Movies
TOP Movies: The Pianist (2002), The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002), Gods (2014), Hatred (2016), The Last Family (2016), Corpus Christi (2019), The Hater (2020), Suicide Room (2011), Katyn (2007), A Short Film About Love (1988), Day of the Wacko (2002), A Short Film About Killing (1988), Life Feels Good (2013), The Lure (2015), Jack Strong (2014), Warsaw '44 (2014), Rose (2011), Silent Night (2017), The Wedding (2004), The Dark House (2009).

List of Best Movies

 8.5
 748K
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, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, against humanity, nazi, 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 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: ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, disorder, life turned upside down, state affairs, overnight success, fish out of water, farce, political intrigue, career, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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 7.7
 6K
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, heart transplant, surgeon, hospital, doctor, death, clinic ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1985, 80s
Place: poland
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 7.6
 5K
Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, escape, village, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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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, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, painter, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, pipe smoking, stabbing, cigarette smoking, funeral ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 70s, 90s, 80s
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 7.7
 15K
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: christian film, sincere, ambiguous ending, thought provoking, touching
Plot: catholic church, fake identity, priest, prison, small town, ex convict, deception, tragedy, car accident, conflict, village, parents and children ...
Place: poland
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 7.1
 12K
The Hater (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.
Plot: public relations, social media, hi-tech, manipulation, fake news report, virtual world, revenge, sponsor, presidential election, in love, advertising agency, defamation ...
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 6.6
 10K
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, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, escape from reality, teenage boy, self destructing, addiction, fictional reality, gay teenager, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, humiliation, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, oppression, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, ussr ...
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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: bleak, sexual, enigmatic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: voyeurism, unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, love, passionate interest, destructive relationship, fall in love, infatuation, polish, suicide attempt, obsessive love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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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, biting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self hatred, self loathing, nervousness, human nature, social satire, dark humor, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, 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: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, death sentence, lawyer, prison, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, legal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
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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, ironic, sad
Plot: cerebral palsy, mother son relationship, faith, longing, family relations, disability, mental institution, childhood, ends with biographical notes, life is a bitch, training, love ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 90s
Place: poland
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 6.3
 7K
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: suspense, bleak, scary, suspenseful, retro ...
Plot: mermaid, love triangle, female monster, siren, murder, rivalry, sister sister relationship, dancing, nightclub, drummer, rock band, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: central europe, warsaw poland
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 7.1
 5K
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, state affairs, government agency, politics, undercover, political unrest, dishonesty, chase, border crossing, espionage, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: europe, poland, soviet union, ussr, warsaw poland
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 6.6
 5K
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, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazism, death, nazi germany, love and romance, friendship, danger, society, couples, crimes, family relations ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
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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: rough, realistic, 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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 7.2
 2K
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.
Plot: punched in the face, violin, laptop, dollhouse, telephone call, vodka, gas station, texting, infidelity, alcohol, attic, pregnancy ...
Time: 2010s
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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: realistic, captivating, humorous, serious
Plot: sex education, female orgasm, women's rights, communist party, open marriage, communism, woman, catholic church, cold war, voyeurism, countryside, writer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, year 1941, 1950s, 60s ...
Place: poland
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 7.7
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: wedding, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dishonesty, gangsters, parents and children, comedy of errors, disorder, dark humor, materialism, bribery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, who done it, crimes of passion, race against time, law enforcement, countryside, martial law, crime scene, multiple storylines, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe
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 6.6
 51K
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corporate crimes, infidelity, police investigation, manager, moral dilemma, downfall, dishonesty, corporate world, cover-up, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, based on true events, exciting
Plot: drug addict, drugs, sport competition, competition, winner, interrogation, training, accident, hospital, swimming, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: year 1978, year 1984, year 1990, year 1988
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Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie begins innocently enough - a group of technology addicted teenagers finds themselves in an off-line camp. However hiking in the woods with no smartphone in sight will not go as planned. They will have to fight for their lives against ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, rage, forest, camp, friendship, first love, sex scene, social relations, life philosophy, children, boy scout, chase ...
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Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: adultery, marriage, violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, interrogation, police, polish, mafia, bribery, politics ...
Place: poland
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 7.4
 54K
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, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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 6.5
 2K
Body (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: anorexia, psychiatrist, dead child, death of mother, family relations, regret, parents and children, dealing with death, parent child relationship, lawyer, faked death, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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 6.9
 3K
I'm a Killer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: suspect, serial killer, murder, investigation, husband wife relationship, police, false accusation, trial, lie, murder suspect, prison, letter ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
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 7.9
 3K
The Debt (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events, the movie tells the story of two men who want to start a scooter business but don't have the required collateral for a bank loan. Then one of them runs into a former flat neighbour who offers to lend them the money. The ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, loan, incompetent police, life turned upside down, polish, disorder, graphic violence, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland
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 7.4
 1K
Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, ambition, writer's life, unfulfillment, gypsy camp, artists and showbiz, poetry, poet, female director, baby ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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