Roman Polanski Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Chinatown
R

Chinatown

(1974)
20
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, John Hillerman, Roman Polanski
20
3
Rosemary's Baby
R

Rosemary's Baby

(1968)
11
4
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans
11
4
The Pianist
R

The Pianist

(2002)
9
7
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, War, Biography, Music
Star Cast:
Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Maureen Lipman, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard
9
7
Le locataire
R

Le locataire

(1976)
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Trelkovsky
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Isabelle Adjani
8
2
G.G. Passion

G.G. Passion

(1966)
4
6
As:
Producer
Director:
David Bailey
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Caroline Munro, Eric Swayne, Rory Davis, Janice Haye, Greta Rantwick
4
6
Repulsion

Repulsion

(1965)
6
4
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Wymark, Ian Hendry, Catherine Deneuve, Renee Houston
6
4
Zezowate szczescie

Zezowate szczescie

(1960)
1
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Munk
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bogumil Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dabrowska, Barbara Lass
1
2
Nóz w wodzie

Nóz w wodzie

(1962)
5
4
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Young Man
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska
5
4
The Tragedy of Macbeth
R

The Tragedy of Macbeth

(1971)
5
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Francesca Annis, Jon Finch, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride
5
2
Weekend of a Champion

Weekend of a Champion

(1972)
3
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Roman Polanski, Frank Simon
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Joan Collins, Grace Kelly, Helen Stewart, Jackie Stewart
3
1
Dance of the Vampires

Dance of the Vampires

(1967)
7
4
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Alfred
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sharon Tate, Jack MacGowran, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins
7
4
Tess
PG

Tess

(1979)
8
5
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, John Collin, Tony Church, Brigid Erin Bates
8
5
Una pura formalità
PG-13

Una pura formalità

(1994)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Inspector
Director:
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Gérard Depardieu, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto, Tano Cimarosa
4
1
Niewinni czarodzieje

Niewinni czarodzieje

(1960)
1
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jedrusik
1
2
Pokolenie

Pokolenie

(1955)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mundek
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar, Janusz Paluszkiewicz
3
2
Cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac

(1966)
5
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lionel Stander, Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Geoffrey Sumner
5
3
Do widzenia, do jutra...

Do widzenia, do jutra...

(1960)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Janusz Morgenstern
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Wlodzimierz Bielicki, Zbigniew Cybulski, Teresa Tuszynska, Grazyna Muszynska
1
1
The Ghost Writer
PG-13

The Ghost Writer

(2010)
9
1
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall, Jon Bernthal, Tim Preece
9
1
Bitter Moon
R

Bitter Moon

(1992)
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner, Victor Banerjee
10
2
Le bateau sur l'herbe

Le bateau sur l'herbe

(1971)
1
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Gérard Brach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean-Pierre Cassel, Valentina Cortese, John McEnery, Claude Jade, Paul Préboist
1
1
Gdy spadaja anioly

Gdy spadaja anioly

(1959)
2
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Old woman
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Barbara Lass, Henryk Kluba, Andrzej Kondratiuk, Ryszard Filipski
2
2
Carnage
R

Carnage

(2011)
6
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Elvis Polanski
6
2
Death and the Maiden
TV-MA

Death and the Maiden

(1994)
3
1
As:
Director
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova, Jonathan Vega
3
1
Nikodem Dyzma

Nikodem Dyzma

(1956)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jan Rybkowski
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Urszula Modrzynska, Lech Madalinski, Adolf Dymsza, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski
1
1
An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy

(2019)
2
0
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
A Listener at a Concert (uncredited)
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Hervé Pierre, Emmanuelle Seigner
2
0
La Vénus à la fourrure

La Vénus à la fourrure

(2013)
4
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner
4
1
Dwaj ludzie z szafa

Dwaj ludzie z szafa

(1958)
1
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Bad boy
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Jakub Goldberg, Barbara Lass, Henryk Kluba, Andrzej Kondratiuk
1
2
A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

(1972)
1
0
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Simon Hesera
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Fiona Lewis, Jack MacGowran, Beatie Edney, Maurice Roëves
1
0
Koniec nocy

Koniec nocy

(1957)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Dziedzina, Pawel Komorowski, Walentyna Maruszewska
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anna Ciepielewska, Zbigniew Cybulski, Ryszard Filipski, Adam Fiut
2
0
Lampa

Lampa

(1959)
2
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
A passer-by
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Roman Polanski
2
0
Frantic
R

Frantic

(1988)
4
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Djiby Soumare, Dominique Virton
4
1
The Ninth Gate
R

The Ninth Gate

(1999)
10
4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford
10
4
Le gros et le maigre

Le gros et le maigre

(1961)
2
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
The lean
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Music, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
André Katelbach
2
0
Oliver Twist
PG-13

Oliver Twist

(2005)
2
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Timothy Bateson, Ian McNeice, Richard Durden, Jeremy Swift, Andy de la Tour
2
0
Samson

Samson

(1961)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski
1
0
Caos calmo

Caos calmo

(2008)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Antonello Grimaldi
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Nanni Moretti, Isabella Ferrari
1
0
Rower

Rower

(1955)
2
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Boy who wants to buy a bicycle
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Adam Fiut
2
0
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence

(2007)
1
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Michael Cimino, David Lynch, Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Josh Brolin, Anouk Aimée, Isabelle Adjani, Pegah Ahangarani, Leonid Alexeenko
1
1
The Magic Christian
PG

The Magic Christian

(1969)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph McGrath
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Yul Brynner, Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers
2
0
Lotna

Lotna

(1959)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jerzy Pichelski, Adam Pawlikowski, Jerzy Moes, Mieczyslaw Loza
1
0
Blood for Dracula
X

Blood for Dracula

(1974)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Morrissey
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica, Maxime McKendry, Arno Juerging
1
0
Zaczarowany rower

Zaczarowany rower

(1955)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Silik Sternfeld
Genres:
Drama, Action, Sport
Star Cast:
Józef Nalberczak, Teodor Gendera, Bernard Michalski, Wlodzimierz Skoczylas
1
0
Grosse fatigue
R

Grosse fatigue

(1994)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Michel Blanc
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret, Josiane Balasko, Christian Clavier
1
0
Usmiech zebiczny

Usmiech zebiczny

(1957)
2
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Nikola Todorow
2
0
Che?
R

Che?

(1972)
3
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marcello Mastroianni, Guido Alberti, Hugh Griffith, Sydne Rome
3
1
Ssaki

Ssaki

(1962)
1
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Henryk Kluba, Michal Zolnierkiewicz, Voytek Frykowski
1
0
Les plus belles escroqueries du monde

Les plus belles escroqueries du monde

(1964)
2
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hiromichi Horikawa, Roman Polanski, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Mie Hama, Ken Mitsuda, Nicole Karen, Gabriella Giorgelli
2
1
Rush Hour 3
PG-13

Rush Hour 3

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada
0
0
Pirates
PG-13

Pirates

(1986)
0
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, David Kelly, Ferdy Mayne, Damien Thomas, Cris Campion
0
1
Rozbijemy zabawe

Rozbijemy zabawe

(1957)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Drama, Short
0
0
Wraki

Wraki

(1957)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Zbigniew Cybulski, Zbigniew Józefowicz, Urszula Modrzynska, Jadwiga Prolinska
0
0
Morderstwo

Morderstwo

(1957)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
0
0
La fille d'en face

La fille d'en face

(1968)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Jean-Daniel Simon
Star Cast:
Bernard Verley, Joël Barbouth, Marika Green, Albane Navizet, Dani
0
0
Co rekne zena?

Co rekne zena?

(1958)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jaroslav Mach
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Polomska, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Josef Bek, Hanka Bielicka
0
0
Aimez-vous les femmes

Aimez-vous les femmes

(1964)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Jean Léon
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Grégoire Aslan, Sophie Daumier, Guy Bedos, Edwige Feuillère, Gérard Séty
0
0
Zemsta

Zemsta

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Józef Papkin
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Daniel Olbrychski, Andrzej Seweryn, Janusz Gajos, Katarzyna Figura
0
0
Trzy opowiesci

Trzy opowiesci

(1953)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski, Konrad Nalecki
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Ignacy Gogolewski, Marian Rulka, Zygmunt Listkiewicz, Adam Kwiatkowski
0
0
Ostroznie, Yeti!

Ostroznie, Yeti!

(1961)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Czekalski
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jarema Stepowski, Stefan Bartik, Ludwik Benoit, Bogusz Bilewski
0
0
Chassé-croisé

Chassé-croisé

(1982)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Arielle Dombasle
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Clémenti
0
0
D'après une histoire vraie

D'après une histoire vraie

(2017)
2
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Eva Green, Dominique Pinon, Emmanuelle Seigner, Vincent Perez, Damien Bonnard
2
1
Weekend of a Champion

Weekend of a Champion

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Frank Simon
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Juan Manuel Fangio, Graham Hill, Nina Rindt, Helen Stewart
0
0
A Therapy

A Therapy

(2012)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley
0
0
Castelnuovo

Castelnuovo

(1999)
0
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Di Jiacomo
Genres:
Comedy
0
1
The King of Ads

The King of Ads

(1991)
0
0
As:
Director
Director:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Emmanuelle Seigner, Vanessa Paradis
0
0
Hommage à Alfred Lepetit

Hommage à Alfred Lepetit

(2000)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jean Rousselot
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Jake Eberts, Thierry Berbezy, Jean-Claude Brialy, Laetitia de Fombelle
0
0
Back in the U.S.S.R.
R

Back in the U.S.S.R.

(1992)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kurilov
Director:
Deran Sarafian
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Frank Whaley, Andrew Divoff, Dey Young, Natalya Negoda
1
1
Godzina bez slonca

Godzina bez slonca

(1955)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Pawel Komorowski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Andrzej Kozak
1
0
En attendant Godot

En attendant Godot

(1989)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucky
Director:
Walter D. Asmus
Star Cast:
Jean-François Balmer, Jean-Pierre Jorris, Rufus, Philippe Deschamps
0
1

TV Shows and Videos

Love Story

Love Story (1963)

As:
Writer
Director:
Mike Newell, Dennis Vance, John Nelson-Burton, Quentin Lawrence, George More O'Ferrall
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Keith Barron, Gwen Watford, Alexis Kanner, Patrick Macnee
Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli

Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli (2009)

As:
Director
Director:
Roman Polanski
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams

Roman Polanski Awards

Academy Awards
The Pianist Best Director 2003
Golden Globe Awards
Chinatown Best Director - Motion Picture 1975
BAFTA Awards
The Pianist Best Film 2003
Chinatown Best Direction 1975