Movies and TV shows set in ottoman empire

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ottoman empire ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, serious, tense, epic and exciting films and TV shows about / with battles, sultan, state affairs, military, war, love and romance, heroes, turk, turkish history and intrigue plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Turkey, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ottoman empire: Kurulus: Osman (2019), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018), Conquest 1453 (2012), The Magnificent Century (2011), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017), Vlad The Impaler (2018), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), Harem Suare (1999).

List of movies set in ottoman empire

Kurulus: Osman (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: sultan, turk, state affairs, royal family, battles, war, intrigue, military, father son relationship, rise to the top, love and romance, destiny ...
Time: 13th century, 14th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Style: epic
Plot: sultan, muslim, conquering, turk, battles, roman empire, leadership, ancient, women, medieval, sword, castle ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 1451, Young Sultan Mehmed headed to Edirne with a dream after he got the news regarding his father, the Sultan who had passed away.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bloody, exciting, serious ...
Plot: sultan, throne, conspiracy, revenge, death of father, power, marriage, death of brother, death, love, father son relationship, christian ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople
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Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, sultan, conquering, prophet, muslim, medieval, siege, politics, military, political intrigue, attack ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, constantinople, middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, power struggle, royal family, couple relations, love and romance, political unrest, state affairs, political conspiracy, parent child relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey, europe
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: emotional, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: palace intrigue, strong female lead, sultan, power struggle, strongman, strong female character, royal family, intrigue, bossy woman, rise to the top, conspiracy, destiny ...
Time: 17th century, georgian era
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The fight of Abdulhamid II to keep Ottoman Empire and caliphate alive.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political intrigue, emperor, geopolitics, fight for supremacy, empire, historical figure, war, historical character, betrayal, power struggle, politics, ruler ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey
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The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: siege, military, battles, escapades, state affairs, head of state, wartime life, isolation, heroes, against humanity, religions or cults, warrior ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, poland, europe, austria, vienna
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Vlad The Impaler (2018)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of 7 oddly dressed fearless men of ottoman army fight against cruel Vlad.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: turk, turkish army, insurgent, battles, army, power struggle, showdown, struggle for survival, mass destruction, combat, warrior, suspense ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, romania, azerbaijan, constantinople
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The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, retro
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, soldier, self discovery, female protagonist, nurse, armenian, war, hunting, women, world war two, lieutenant, jealousy ...
Time: 1910s, victorian era, year 1914
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, philadelphia, usa, turkey ...
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Harem Suare (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A story of the impossible love between one of the Sultan's concubines and one of his eunuchs in a harem at the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: sultan, harem, nude girl, lesbian sex, erotic scene, erotica, islam, fetish, porn, nude, interracial relations, opera ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: rebelliousness, rebellion, military, fight for supremacy, love affair, rivalry, society, state affairs, love and romance, fall in love, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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: sad, factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, world war one, true love, wedding, orphanage, tragic love, genocide, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, survival ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, armenian, world war one, siblings relations, wartime life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, survivor, turkish history, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: year 1915, 1920s, 20th century
Place: armenia, ottoman empire, turkey, middle east
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Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Style: anthology
Plot: diaspora, armenian genocide, turkish history, musician, genocide, greek, armenian
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Favorite (1989)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French girl is kidnapped and sold as slave to the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: sultan, state affairs, rivalry, confined, society, love and romance, intrigue, head of state, dehumanization, royal court, royal family, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, harsh, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, military, anti war, friendship, war, idealism, human spirit, politics, british army, battle zone, military life, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, ottoman empire, egypt, turkey, england ...
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The Maidens' Conspiracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tirante the knight is as committed to fighting the Turks in Constantinople as he is to relieving Carmesina, the heiress to the Byzantine Empire, of her virginity.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, romantic, sexy
Plot: defloration, legendary hero, medieval, virgin, religion, love, adultery, heroes, virginity, loss of virginity, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, spain, constantinople
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The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The loves, heartbreak, jealousy and pain of the three Armoza sisters – Luna, Rachelika, and Becky - their parents, grandparents and children, set during the early-mid 20th century in Jerusalem.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: independence, family secret, beauty queen, three generations, family life, lifestyle, high society, female protagonist
Place: ottoman empire, israel
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Harem (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A young British woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheikh and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the difference between captor and captive dissolves.
Style: psychological, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: sultan, abduction, revolution, murder, death, escape attempt, female protagonist, intrigue, anger, suspense, romantic relationship, islam ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: middle east, ottoman empire
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Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean will take viewers on a historic journey across the Ottoman Empire based on the life of 16th-century Ottoman admiral "Barbaros" Hayreddin Pasha and the adventures of four brothers who become seafarers. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: sea voyage, pirate, turkish history, sea adventure, piracy, suspense, pirate ship, brothers, pirate captain, sea battle, fight, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire
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Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 17. yüzyıl İstanbul’u, 4. Murat’ın demir yumruğu altında yasaklarla dolu ama fantastik karşılaşmalara da pay bırakan bir hayata sahne olmaktadır. Kendilerini uçmaya ve insan sınırlarını zorlamaya adamış iki mucit, Hazerfen ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: scientist, lgbt, aviation, airplane, love, nude, sexual content, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, ambition, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: spy, secret mission, island, unrequited love, heroes, secret agents, love and romance, government agency, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, pre world war one
Place: ottoman empire, greece, turkey
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The Horsemen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: horse, islam, horseman, ambition, village life, mountain, redemption, coming of age, downfall, rivalry, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: afghanistan, ottoman empire, middle east
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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of UNCW. The series was an Amblin ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunter, heroes, escapades, youth, french, german, rivalry, travel, spy, superhero, french foreign legion ...
Place: europe, ottoman empire
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, adultery, love story, tragic love, desert, beautiful scenery, betrayal, war, nurse, love, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1942, 50s ...
Place: italy, sahara, africa, cairo egypt, egypt ...
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Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: surreal, sexy, philosophical, dark fantasy, artsy ...
Plot: leopard, desert, exhibitionism, male nudity, napoleon, humanity, brutality, loneliness, wilderness, soldier, nature, nude ...
Time: regency period, 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, ottoman empire, france, middle east, africa ...
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Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)
Genre: Biography, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Meet the man behind the legend in this true story of Vlad the Impaler, whose vicious and cruel reputation as a bloodthirsty warlord became the basis for the myth of Dracula.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, legends and myths, hidden identity, state affairs, escapades, dishonesty, folk hero, clergy, master villain, righting the wronged, dracula ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: romania, ottoman empire, hungary, europe
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Black Gold (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: tribe, desert, sheik, oil, state affairs, muslim, bedouin, political intrigue, parents and children, manipulation, family relations, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia
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God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, social ...
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, political unrest, idealism, state affairs, dishonesty, rise to the top, imperialism, pilot, sea ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s, georgian era
Place: greece, ottoman empire, russia, europe, hellas ...
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