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, touching, emotional, suspenseful and bleak films and TV shows about / with family relations, love and romance, parents and children, love, murder, village, vengeance, couples, crimes and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in Turkey, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as turkey: Magnificent Century (2011), Love Loves Coincidences (2011), Beyond the Hill (2012), Taken 2 (2012), Ararat (2002), Endless Love (2015), Water and Fire (2013), Bliss (2007), Alone (2008), 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: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, battles, power struggle, war, state affairs, destiny, change of luck ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul 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, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, hopes, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, power of love, love triangle, childhood memory, life philosophy, life & death, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: under the surface, farm, rivalry, family, countryside, mentally unstable, intrigue, vengeance, mental illness, who done it, family relations, manhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey
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 6.3
 265K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, violence, one man army, police chase, albanian, teenage daughter, u.s. embassy, stealing a car, bag over head, danger, boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, asia, china, istanbul 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, incest, atrocity, war crime, haunted by the past, against humanity, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, armenia ...
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 6.0
 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, touching, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, family life, forbidden love, love and romance, tragic love, everyday life, life is a bitch, violent husband, emotional blackmail, brutality, psychopath, life ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, romance, love affair, love triangle, hopes, urban, vengeance, destiny, haunted by the past, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, england, london
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 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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: innocence lost, village, sexual humiliation, cultural difference, unlikely partners, lovers on the run, on the road, self discovery, injustice, love affair, social differences, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul 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, breakup, romance, couples, singleness, cooking and food, estrangement, chef, free spirited, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, islam, friendship, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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 7.8
 4K
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, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, mathematics, homecoming, village, society, release from prison, starting over, love affair, parents and children, village life, hopes, love and romance ...
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: gay, coming out, murder, self discovery, human nature, culture clash, romance, love triangle, gay relationship, love affair, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, middle east, istanbul turkey, rome italy ...
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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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: summer, water, murder, betrayal, village, moral dilemma, wife husband relationship, farm, siblings relations, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey
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 8.2
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: snow, terror, ambush, military, sniper, soldier, military life, military base, war, terrorism, danger, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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Five Minarets in New York (2010)
Genre: 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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, crime, religions or cults, terrorist, muslim, islam, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, turkey, usa, istanbul turkey
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 6.5
 491
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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak
Plot: village life, social relations, circumcision, tradition, parents and children, village, religions or cults, society, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, amnesia, accident, fall in love, love and romance, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, greece
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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, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, homecoming, village, estrangement, urban, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: 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: uplifting, dramatic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, female teacher, sibling relationship, tutor, school teacher, breakup, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: turkey
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 6.6
 259
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, gangsters, arms dealing, assassination, terrorism, disability, criminal heroes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1915
Place: france, turkey, armenia, ottoman empire
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 8.5
 19K
Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: mafia, crime, betrayal, manipulations, love, vengeance, mystery, cons and scams, righting the wronged, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 5.3
 3K
1001 Nights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Story: Sehrazat, a young widow who is financially unable to treat her terminally ill young son, is forced to address to her charming boss, asking for help. The proposal by her boss changes her life forever.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, single parent, moral dilemma, wooing, hate, architect, blackmail, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, inheritance, adventure, obsessive quest, riddles and clues, family, teenage life, danger, escapades, youth, adventurer, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: turkey, europe, latin america, istanbul turkey, greece
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 7.6
 29K
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: teenage girl, violence, sexism, sisters, arranged marriage, domestic violence, gang, teenage sexuality, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, virginity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel
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 6.1
 163K
The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, journalist, armenian genocide, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, love affair, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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My Father and My Son (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Turkish man, whose wife died while giving birth to his son during a military coup, finally returns home. Estranged from his father for turning his back on the family farm, he takes his 8 year-old and tries to repair relations.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, homecoming, village, journalist, torture, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, rebellion, family life, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.3
 52K
The Bandit (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, on the road, betrayal, crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, partners, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
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For Love and Honour (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Ali Osman is a former bully of city of Istanbul. But lately he gives up bully and starts to operate a synthetic pitch. He often meets his old friends, former bullies, too. One day Ali Osman receives a news which is related with his previous ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, gay slur, blackmail, mafia, singer, crime, gangsters, vengeance, parents and children, tough heroes, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, doctor, buried alive, trip, mayor, crime, introspection, workplace situations, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: young lovers, hopes, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, friends, power relations, poet, bet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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