My Favorite Roman Polanski Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Cul-de-sac (1966)

2.   Bitter Moon (1992)

3.   The Tenant (1976)

4.   The Ghost Writer (2010)

5.   Repulsion (1965)

6.   Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

7.   Knife in the Water (1962)

8.   Chinatown (1974)

9.   The Pianist (2002)

10. Macbeth (1971)

11. Tess (1979)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Venus in Fur (2013)

2.   The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

3.   Carnage (2011)

4.   What? (1972)

5.   Death and the Maiden (1994)

6.   The Ninth Gate (1999)


7 thoughts on “My Favorite Roman Polanski Films

  1. Not one of my favourite film-makers, but I agree with ‘Chinatown’ as your top pick, and have a nostalgic fondness for ‘Repulsion’. (As well as Catherine Deneuve. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The more time passes the more I realise how influential and quietly ingenious “Repulsion” really was. I would just put “Rosemary’s Baby” higher, and I agree with you about “Carnage” and its rating. Comparing it to his other films, I actually did not like it that much.

  3. I enjoy Polanski films. China Town is in my top 20 all time films. I appreciate Repulsion more than I personally like it. I thought The Pianist was a poignantly painful and, yet, beautiful film. I really enjoyed the intrigue of Death and the Maiden and I think Frantic is a very underrated film. The sequence when Ford is on the roof is reminiscent of the famous Blade Runner scene and almost as good. Fantastic scene. It also reminds me of North by Northwest.

  4. Chinatown is just a masterpiece hands down and the same goes for Repulsion, but then again, you already knew that 🙂 That sequence in Frantic does remind me of Blade Runner and yes it does deserve favorable comparisons to North by Northwest. Anyway, keep those comments coming and thanks for dropping by 🙂

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