Movies and TV shows set in turkey

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in turkey ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental and bleak films and TV shows about / with family relations, love and romance, parents and children, turkish, romance, couples, husband wife relationship, violence, family and couple relations plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Turkey, France, Greece and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as turkey: Magnificent Century (2011), Beyond the Hill (2012), Ararat (2002), Taken 2 (2012), A Small September Affair (2014), Endless Love (2015), Holiday (2018), Love Loves Coincidences (2011), The Lamb (2014), Times and Winds (2006).

List of movies set in turkey

Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, intrigue, love and romance, political unrest, couple relations, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, sultan, war, battles, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Beyond the Hill (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the quiet foothills of Turkey, Faik lives an isolated existence. When his second son brings his boys for a visit, Faik takes the opportunity to pontificate about the law of the land, as he sees it. He shares one unsolicited thought after the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: mental illness, rivalry, under the surface, family relations, mentally unstable, manhood, who done it, countryside, family feud, breaking point, farm, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey
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 6.6
 11K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, incest, against humanity, state affairs, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
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 6.3
 271K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, boyfriend, danger, one man army, violence, teenage daughter, albanian, bag over head, u.s. embassy, stealing a car, police chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, asia, china, istanbul turkey ...
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A Small September Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A beautiful girl who has everything. Charming, playful, in her own words: 'too joyful to fall in love.' A sudden car crash, and her heart stops for a few minutes. When she wakes up, everyone assures 'every-thing's alright.' ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, memory loss, true love, couples, love and romance, fall in love, amnesia, accident
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, greece
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 6.2
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, murder mystery, life is a bitch, blackmailer, murder investigation, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 5.8
 2K
Holiday (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
Style: melancholic, captivating, serious, disturbing, scenic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, murder, beach, sexual assault, wealth, female nudity, love triangle, physical abuse, male female relationship, lovers, violence, older man young girl relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
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Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, love and romance, hopes, power of love, childhood love, love triangle, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 6.6
 556
The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: village, religions or cults, social relations, family relations, society, parents and children, village life, circumcision, tradition
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, solar eclipse, coming of age, islam, mountain, dream, friendship, generation gap, family relations, social relations, religions or cults, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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 8.1
 3K
Dry Summer (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scheming tobacco farmer sets out to ruin his competition by diverting the local water to his own property.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, summer, water, obsession, betrayal, moral dilemma, family relations, farm, village, dishonesty, deadly, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey
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 6.8
 16K
Alone (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alper is in his mid 30s and a good chef at his own restaurant. He loves luxury and spends his life with one-night stands and paid love. One day, his life changes utterly as he walks into a second-hand shop where he first encounters Ada who is in her ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, estrangement, chef, couples, free spirited, singleness, romance, casual sex, cooking and food, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Five Minarets in New York (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, couple relations, fellow agent, society, racism, danger, chase, life is a bitch, special agents, crime, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, turkey, usa, istanbul turkey
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 7.8
 5K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, mathematics, rainy, protest, village life, love and romance, fighting illness, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, village, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, black sea
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Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming out, gay, murder, homosexuality, culture clash, self discovery, vengeance, fall in love, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, middle east, rome italy, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.1
 29K
The Breath (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to step out of the state of depression due to his recent loss and so intimidates his soldiers into ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, terror, sniper, enemy, militant, against the odds, anti war, commander, military base, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rich and poor, love and romance, romance, hopes, fall in love, power relations, urban, destiny, haunted by the past, love triangle, vengeance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, england, london
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 6.6
 260
Aram (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, arms dealing, gangsters, godparent, deadly, rivalry, disability, vengeance, politics, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1915
Place: france, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
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Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.
Style: exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, inheritance, deadly, teenage life, escapades, family, adventure, riddles and clues, chases and races, obsessive quest, journalism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: turkey, europe, latin america, istanbul turkey, greece
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Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, surreal, sexual, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, lesbian vampire, bondage, obsession, cult, island, dangerous attraction, gays and lesbians, supernatural, deadly, gender, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, spain
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A Touch of Spice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: greek, deportation, human nature, political unrest, couples, teenage life, family life, family relations, friends, culture clash, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 7K
Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, serious
Plot: innocence lost, village, sexual humiliation, cultural difference, self discovery, traditional versus modern, lovers on the run, unlikely partners, on the road, injustice, love affair, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 31K
Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: arranged marriage, teenage girl, violence, sexism, sisters, sibling relationship, teenage sexuality, gang, coming of age, virginity, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: based on true events, realistic, emotional, captivating, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, strong female lead, sultan, power struggle, royal family, strong female character, power, female protagonist, intrigue, rise to the top, destiny, strongman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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 7.1
 2K
Lovebird (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Story: Tells the story of Feride, an orphaned young girl who is forced to attend a boarding school. While she visits her aunt during holidays, she falls in love with her cousin Kamran. Soon, their love grows to be mutual and intensifies.
Style: emotional, romantic, uplifting, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: orphan, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, female teacher, sibling relationship, couple relations, teachers and students, mischievous children, school teacher, tutor ...
Place: turkey
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 7.7
 5K
Toss-Up (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, danger, misfit, urban, haunted by the past, village, estrangement, alienation, friends, couples, petty criminal, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: turkey
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Sun's Daughters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teacher and a mother of three teenage daughters , gunes agrees to move from her home city Izmir to Istanbul to be with mysterious wealthy man who has fallen for her. Gunesin kizlari follows the never ending drama of Güneş and her daughters they ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, couples, adoptive father, family, friendship, violence, redemption ...
Place: turkey
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 5.4
 925
Cherry Season (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oyku, an ambitious university student dreams of being a top fashion designer. Since she was a little girl she has been in love with Mete, her best friend’s brother. But he has a girlfriend already. Mete’s best friend Ayaz is the son of a top ...
Style: sincere, light, melancholic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, rivalry, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, hopes, escapades, parents and children ...
Place: turkey
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Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of Fazilet, mother of Hazan and Ece, eager to make money using the modeling skills of her younger daughter, Ece. While Hazan pursues a career as a coach in sports, far from her mother's wishes and falls in love with a rich spoiled man.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, talky, realistic
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: overbearing mother, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, family, romance, parents and children, unlikely couple, generation gap, love, direction and purpose, intrigue, social differences
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey
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 4.6
 3K
Deliha (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman desperately seeking for a man to love. When he finally arrives, she overlooks him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: social misfits, nothing goes right, looking for love, disorder, farce, love and romance, goofy hero, society, misfit, comedy of errors, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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