Poland’s movies take Netflix by storm

“Furioza” by Cyprian T. Olencki has become the most popular non-English language movie on Netflix in the first week into its publication and yet it is not the only success story of the latest film productions from Poland.

“Furioza” made it to Netflix’s top 10 in 74 countries and was number one in 18 countries. Twenty-four minutes is how long in total viewers spent watching the movie.

Another rising star in the Polish cinema is “How I Fell In Love With a Gangster”, a true story about the rise and fall of Nikodem "Nikos" Skotarczak, one of the biggest gangsters in Poland's history. The movie held its ground on Netflix’s Top 10 list for entire five weeks and featured in the top three of the most popular non-English movies for the first three weeks since the day of its publication. Viewers from 55 countries worldwide have already fallen in love with the film.

As for “Into the Wind” by Kristoffer Rusa, it did divide the viewers with some finding it boring and commonplace, while others dubbing it refreshing and a piece of light-hearted entertainment. Despite receiving only five on Netflix’s 10-point rating scale, the movie made it to third place on the Top 10 list and remained there for two weeks, entertaining audiences in 45 countries.

The sequel of the Polish slasher movie “Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight” was welcomed warmly, giving more and more viewers goosebumps. Having seen the light of day in 2020, the first part of Bartosz Kowalewski’s horror movie proved a great success making it to sixth place in Netflix’s global ranking. But the sequel pulled off even better, keeping viewers from 31 countries in the grips of terror. The movie survived on top of Netflix’s list for a fortnight.