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 realistic, captivating, serious, exciting, tense and epic films and TV shows about / with turk, battles, death, soldier, horse, graphic violence, sultan, military, adventure and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Turkey, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ottoman empire: Magnificent Century (2011), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), September Eleven 1683 (2012), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), Conquest 1453 (2012), The Promise (2016), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Vlad The Impaler (2018), Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018).

List of movies set in ottoman empire

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, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, palace intrigue, battles, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, europe, constantinople
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History, War
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.
Plot: sultan, muslim, turk, war, battles, harem, conquering, sword, castle, historian, roman empire, storyteller ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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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: serious, exciting, bleak, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, state affairs, escapades, head of state, adventure, isolation, danger, wartime life, religions or cults, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
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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, based on true events, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: sultan, strong female character, palace intrigue, royal family, strong female lead, bossy woman, strongman, harem, power struggle, rise to the top, intrigue, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, 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, epic, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, prophet, sultan, rise to the top, conquering, siege, attack, political intrigue, politics, military, political unrest, political corruption ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful, sad ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, journalist, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, family relations, running for your life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, true love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: world war one, nurse, lieutenant, love, hospital, soldier, armenian, self discovery, female protagonist, danger, explosion, jealousy ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey, philadelphia
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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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.
Plot: turk, dracula, sultan, battle, christian, insurgent, sword, priest, gypsy, horse, shaman, church ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, romania, constantinople, azerbaijan
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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: serious, bloody, factual, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, conspiracy, king, throne, sultan, blood, father son relationship, death of brother, marriage, death, love, death of father ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople
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125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan, Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, psychological
Plot: shipwreck, turk, historical event, tragedy, typhoon, sinking ship, sea disaster, survival, drowning, danger, turkish, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, japan, constantinople, istanbul turkey
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1915 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sad
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, theater, soldier, life is a bitch, society, culture clash, family, brutality, violence, international, theatre production ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey, los angeles
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The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, factual, suspense
Plot: armenian genocide, forceful separation, twin sisters, twin sister, deportation, refugee, mute, world war one, diaspora, voyage, desert, journey ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, north dakota, armenia, turkey
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: ship, cruise, greek, family relations, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, israel, jerusalem, istanbul turkey ...
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The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Bulgaria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, whodunit, battles, spy, heroes, escapades, rivalry, woman in danger, wartime life, pow, sniper, soldier ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: bulgaria, ottoman empire, europe
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The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the First World War, the Allies occupy Istanbul. The protagonist, Yandim Ali is a rogue, discharged from the navy, who doesn't believe that the country can be saved, until he meets Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), who plans to start a resistance ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, danger, ex military, resistance, tough heroes, occupation, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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120 (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men are fighting at four corners of the empire and therefore can ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events
Plot: genocide, against humanity, military, battles, war, nationalism, world war one, armenian genocide, siblings relations, school, church, fictional reality ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.
Plot: turk, justice, robbery, execution
Time: 1400s, 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, romania
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, historical character, empress, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, danger, escapades, bedouin, culture clash, british soldier, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, jordan, ottoman empire, arabia ...
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
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Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, immortality, legends and myths, mythology, adventure, chaos, immortal, prince, imaginary, dark fantasy ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania, london
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America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: greek, immigrants, american dream, bribery, hopes, poverty, armenian, social differences, working class, romance, society, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, constantinople, america ...
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The Gift (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Plot: supernatural, art, adventure, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disorder, wizards, storytelling, ambition, sister sister relationship, parents and children, society, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two Ottoman government officials travel to USA in 19th Century in order to give gift to President from Sultan of Ottoman.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, epic, slang
Plot: old west, cowboy, escapades, theft, silly humor, mission gone awry, robbery, gem, disorder, horse, special agents, wanted ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: usa, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, united states, 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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: military, rebellion, love affair, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, society, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, battles, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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Karamurat: The Sultan's Warrior (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Turkish action movie
Plot: dungeon, torture chamber, turkish, revenge, branding, shot with an arrow, turk, arrow
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire
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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: atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, running ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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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: rough, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: snow, military, ambush, characters in danger, adventure, war, danger, against the odds, anti war, military life, soldier, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, kurdistan, asia
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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: sentimental, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: harem, sultan, romance, abduction, murder, female protagonist, escape attempt, death, intrigue, anger, revolution, lust ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: middle east, ottoman empire
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