Movie Posters 35 Polish Movie Posters That Give You the Wrong Idea  

Drew Grant
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List Rules Vote up the best Polish movie posters.

You may already know this, but judging by their poster art for American movies, foreign countries have either a deep misunderstanding of what our films are about, or they just love trolling us.

Either way, these posters from Poland are as terrifying as they are baffling. They would also make for some really dope home decor, so you can check out the goods over at PolishPoster.com. (They also have posters for non-movie-related arts, such as music, opera, theater, exhibition and retrospectives.)

Below: the stuff of nightmares, and the best guess as to what Polish designers thought these movies were about.

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'The Terminator'


'The Terminator' is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 35 Polish Movie Posters That Give You the Wrong Idea
Photo:  Jakub Erol

If we were guessing the plot based on the poster:

Elektroniczny Morderca (or Electronic Murderer) is about a computer man trying to steal all the memory bubbles for himself. Spoiler alert: he is eventually caught by the Electronic Police and forced to become a mascot for the ironically named "MasterCard," forced to serve humans during their financial transactions.

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'Trainspotting'


'Trainspotting' is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 35 Polish Movie Posters That Give You the Wrong Idea
Photo:  Leszek Zebrowski

If we were guessing the plot based on the poster:

In this Moulin Rouge prequel, a romantic but penniless drug addict must vomit up enough beautiful ostrich feathers to clothe the entire Montmartre district in Paris. 

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'Mulholland Drive'


'Mulholland Drive' is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 35 Polish Movie Posters That Give You the Wrong Idea
Photo:  Marcelina Amelia

If we were guessing the plot based on the poster:

No one really knows what Mulholland Drive is about, or why it's the same two nonsense words in both English and Polish.  Who is Mulholland, and where is he driving? Several critics claim the title is a reference to the age-old question "how many drivers does a buggie have?" but that doesn't make any sense either. The answer is obviously 2-8, depending on how many buggy teamsters Jennifer Aniston has under her current employ. 

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'Aliens'


'Aliens' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 35 Polish Movie Posters That Give You the Wrong Idea
Photo:  Witold Dybowski

If we were guessing the plot based on the poster:

In the style of Pan's Labyrinth and also regular Labyrinth comes this haunting fairytale. A young woman, played by Sigourney Weaver must catch all the bubbles containing her memories in order to find her way back home. Along the way she meets a robot, face-hugging babies and reconnects with her old antagonist: a mother who will stop at nothing to keep her children alive.

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