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Rosemary's Baby | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Rosemary's Baby  137 min,  R,  [Drama, Horror]  [Roman Polanski]  [12 Jun 1968]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 99%, Metacritic 96/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations.
Actors:  John Cassavetes, Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Plot:  A young couple moves in to 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.
Writer:  Ira Levin (novel), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Repulsion | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Repulsion  105 min,  [Drama, Horror, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [03 Oct 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 91/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux
Plot:  A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
Writer:  Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Gérard Brach (original screenplay), David Stone (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Pianist | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Pianist  150 min,  R,  [Biography, Drama, Music]  [Roman Polanski]  [28 Mar 2003]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 85/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 73 nominations.
Actors:  Adrien Brody, Ed Stoppard, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay, Michal Zebrowski, Thomas Kretschmann
Plot:  A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Writer:  Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Wladyslaw Szpilman (book)
Language:  English, German, Russian    Country:  France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB
Chinatown | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Chinatown  130 min,  R,  [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [20 Jun 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, Metacritic 86/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 24 nominations.
Actors:  Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Huston, Perry Lopez
Plot:  A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Writer:  Robert Towne
Language:  English, Cantonese, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Knife in the Water | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Knife in the Water  94 min,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [28 Oct 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Jolanta Umecka, Leon Niemczyk, Zygmunt Malanowicz
Plot:  On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Writer:  Jakub Goldberg (scenario), Roman Polanski (scenario), Jerzy Skolimowski (dialogue), Jerzy Skolimowski (scenario)
Language:  Polish    Country:  Poland    More Info:  IMDB
The Tenant | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Tenant  126 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [26 May 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Isabelle Adjani, Jo Van Fleet, Melvyn Douglas, Roman Polanski
Plot:  A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Writer:  Roland Topor (novel), Gérard Brach (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Language:  French, English    Country:  France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Macbeth | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Macbeth  140 min,  R,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Roman Polanski]  [25 Dec 1971]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Francesca Annis, Jon Finch, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler
Plot:  A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Writer:  Roman Polanski (screenplay by), Kenneth Tynan (screenplay by), William Shakespeare (play)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Ghost Writer | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Ghost Writer  128 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [19 Mar 2010]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, Metacritic 77/100, External Reviews
Awards:  33 wins & 54 nominations.
Actors:  Ewan McGregor, Jim Belushi, Jon Bernthal, Olivia Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Preece
Plot:  A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Writer:  Robert Harris (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay), Robert Harris (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  France, Germany, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tess | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Tess  186 min,  PG,  [Drama, Romance]  [Roman Polanski]  [12 Dec 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 14 nominations.
Actors:  Brigid Erin Bates, John Collin, Leigh Lawson, Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Tony Church
Plot:  A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.
Writer:  Gérard Brach (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay), John Brownjohn (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, France    More Info:  IMDB
Cul-De-Sac | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Cul-De-Sac  113 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [07 Nov 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Lionel Stander
Plot:  In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
Writer:  Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Gérard Brach (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Death and the Maiden | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Death and the Maiden  103 min,  R,  [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [27 Jan 1995]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%, Metacritic 72/100, External Reviews
Awards:  4 nominations.
Actors:  Ben Kingsley, Krystia Mova, Sigourney Weaver, Stuart Wilson
Plot:  A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Writer:  Ariel Dorfman (play), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay), Ariel Dorfman (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, France, USA    More Info:  IMDB
Frantic | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Frantic  120 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Roman Polanski]  [26 Feb 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 78%, Metacritic 66/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Betty Buckley, Djiby Soumare, Emmanuelle Seigner, Harrison Ford
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Fearless Vampire Killers | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  The Fearless Vampire Killers  91 min,  [Comedy, Horror]  [Roman Polanski]  [17 Nov 1967]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Alfie Bass, Jack MacGowran, Jessie Robins, Roman Polanski
Plot:  A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Writer:  Gérard Brach (story and screenplay), Roman Polanski (story and screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Carnage | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Carnage  80 min,  R,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Roman Polanski]  [18 Nov 2011]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 71%, Metacritic 61/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations.
Actors:  Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Yasmina Reza (play), Yasmina Reza (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay), Michael Katims (translation)
Language:  English    Country:  France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Oliver Twist | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Oliver Twist  130 min,  PG-13,  [Crime, Drama]  [Roman Polanski]  [30 Sep 2005]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Metacritic 65/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Ian McNeice, Jeremy Swift, Richard Durden
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Charles Dickens (novel), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Bitter Moon | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Bitter Moon  139 min,  R,  [Drama, Romance, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [18 Mar 1994]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 63%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Coyote
Plot:  After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.
Writer:  Pascal Bruckner (novel), Roman Polanski (screenplay), Gérard Brach (screenplay), John Brownjohn (screenplay), Jeff Gross (script collaboration)
Language:  English, French    Country:  France, UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Ninth Gate | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  The Ninth Gate  133 min,  R,  [Mystery, Thriller]  [Roman Polanski]  [10 Mar 2000]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 42%, Metacritic 44/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Emmanuelle Seigner, Frank Langella, Johnny Depp, Lena Olin
Plot:  A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Writer:  Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel), John Brownjohn (screenplay), Enrique Urbizu (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish    Country:  Spain, France, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pirates | Movie Details for Director Roman Polanski | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 47%  Pirates  121 min,  PG-13,  [Adventure, Comedy, Family]  [Roman Polanski]  [18 Jul 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 33%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs, Walter Matthau
Plot:  The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.
Writer:  John Brownjohn (screenplay collaboration), Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski
Language:  English, French, Spanish    Country:  France, Tunisia    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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