15 Eastern European Cult Classic Films You Should Know About

6900785.3dfsdKiler (English: The Hitman), dir. by Juliusz Machulski (1997)

The only movie on this list that was released after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kiler is a parody of action and mafia movies. It tells the story of a taxi driver named Jerzy “Jurek” Kiler (played by Cezary Pazura), who is accidentally mistaken for a notorious hitman by the police and imprisoned. But the local mafia quickly get Jurek out of jail — also mistaking him for the notorious hitman — because they need a few “jobs” done. The movie did so well at the box office that there were rumors of an American adaptation in the works, starring Jim Carrey (which turned out, as you may have guessed, not to be true).