The Best Polish Movies Ever - Watch and Enjoy

Polish cinematography is pretty unexplored. If you are asked to name some good movies of American production, it will take you, most likely, a couple of minutes. However, if you are asked to name some good movies of Polish production, you might not remember any of them.

It is a pity though because Poland has filmed a good number of real masterpieces, deep, touching, realistic, or whatever - depending on the intention and genre. 

Polish TV Company has made a selection of the best Polish movies ever to close the gap and allow you to plunge into the magic world of Polish cinematography. 

The Best History Movies

It is common to believe that filming a good historic movie requires a lot of money. However, Polish filmmakers have managed to create a significant array of amazing historic films even with a relatively limited budget if you compare it with, say, budgets that Hollywood movies require. And we bet you are going to enjoy the films because of the way they are created: realistic, authentic, with respect to history and people.

Thus, here is the list of the best historic Polish movies.

1.

Bitwa pod Wiendem

Pomiędzy Słowami

Photo: PROGRAMM TV

2.

Ogniem I Mieczem

Ogniem i Mieczem

Photo: Dobrevod. pl

The Best WW2 Movies

Poland has felt all the grief of the Second World War. Poland was just in between the Nazis and the Soviet Army. This country was fighting in the war against the Nazis but it is difficult to tell that it was fighting on the side of the USSR. 

That's why the deeds of Polish soldiers are mostly unknown: they were neglected and forgotten. And that's why Polish WW2 movies show us the war as it has never been shown in any other country: with all the grief, hopelessness, pain, and it is so realistic that makes you feel everything as you are right there, in the movie, reviving all the events with the movie characters.

Thus, the best WW2 movies of the Polish production are the following.

1.

Miasto 44

Miasto 44

Photo: Last FM

2.

Katyn

Katyn

Photo: Amazon. com

3. 

The Pianist

The Pianist

Photo: European Film.com

4.

The Innocents

The Innocents

Photo: Amazon. com

5.

Canal

Canal

Photo: Amazon. com

6.

Manhunt

Manhunt

Photo: Roger Ebert

The Best Comedy Movies 

Poles have a very specific sense of humor: filled with wittiness, some deep sense of typically Polish intelligence, Polish comedy movies enchant you immediately. We mean good Polish comedies, of course. A good Polish comedy is not only about humor but about original Polish culture, Polish character, and the best thing about it is that Poles are fine with creating funny and bright comedies exposing those subtle typical Polish features and being ironic about them.

1.

Sexmission

Sexmission

Photo: MUBI

2. 

How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh?

How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh

Photo: Euro Channel

3.

Killer

Kiler

Photo: Cinematical

4.

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Photo: Slant Magazine

5.

Pułkownik Kwiatkowski

Pułkownik Kwiatkowski

Photo: Program TV

The Best Crime Movies

Crime movies of the Polish production are also specific. Most of them show events that have happened in one or another Polish city or town. So, you also learn about the daily life of Polish people, their culture, behavior, etc. Needless to say that the turns in Polish crime movies are pretty unexpected and the plots are unpredictable. 

Thus, we have chosen the best Polish crime movies of all time for you to check and, probably, to watch.

1.

The Plagues of Breslau

The Plagues of Breslau

Photo: Program TV

2.

Czerwony Pajak

Czerwony Pajak

Photo: IMDb

3.

Kobiety Mafia

Kobiety Mafii

Photo: Program TV

4. 

Pokot

Pokot

Photo: Amazon. com

5. 

Vabank

Vabank

Photo: Program TV

The Best Arthouse Movies

Arthouse is not among the most popular genres but those who love it know that not every director is capable of creating a good arthouse movie. Polish arthouse movies are not known in the former USSR countries because of censorship. 

However, Polish filmmakers managed to create some masterpieces that became known all around the world. Now, Polish cinematography continues the tradition. The best Polish arthouse movies are:

1.

Pomiędzy Słowami

Pomiędzy Słowami

Photo: IMDb

2.

Wieża. Jasny Dzień

Wieża. Jasny Dzień

 Photo: Amazon. com