Best Movies of Roman Polanski

The Pianist (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $32.52M

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.


Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.


Chinatown (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.


Repulsion (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.


The Ghost Writer (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $15.52M

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.


Carnage (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: null

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.


Death and the Maiden (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $2.10M

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.


La Vénus à la fourrure (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $0.34M

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.


Oliver Twist (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $1.99M

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.


An Officer and a Spy (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.


The Ninth Gate (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $18.65M

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.


D'après une histoire vraie (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 94 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 43 | Earnings: null

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.


Dance of the Vampires (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.


Le locataire (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 83 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.


Knife in the Water (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 83 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.


The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.


Bitter Moon (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.86M

After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.


Frantic (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $17.64M

In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.


Tess (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.


Cul-de-sac (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems.



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