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, serious, captivating, epic, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with turk, soldier, death, sultan, military, horse, war, father son relationship, murder and love 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), September Eleven 1683 (2012), Conquest 1453 (2012), The Promise (2016), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007), 1915 (2015).

List of movies set in ottoman empire

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, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, state affairs, couple relations, political unrest, power struggle, political intrigue, love and romance, war, battles, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, epic, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, adventure, state affairs, head of state, escapades, danger, isolation, religions or cults, wartime life, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, europe, vienna
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, prophet, sultan, rise to the top, conquering, siege, attack, military, politics, political intrigue, army, power struggle ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, journalist, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life, true love, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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: emotional, based on true events, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: strong female character, sultan, royal family, palace intrigue, strongman, strong female lead, power struggle, bossy woman, intrigue, rise to the top, harem, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Duration: 44 min.
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, historian, war, battle, christian, roman empire, dream, castle, harem, wall, sword ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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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, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, british colonial, war, historical character, battles, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash, bedouin ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
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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: nurse, lieutenant, world war one, love, armenian, hospital, soldier, self discovery, female protagonist, danger, turk
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: danger, political unrest, state affairs, revolution, rebelliousness, occupation, tough heroes, adventure, rebellion, resistance, ex military, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, 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.
Plot: armenian genocide, international, armenian, stage play, theatre production, soldier, genocide, theater
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, survival, coming of age, adventure, danger, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, culture clash, world war one, british soldier, boy, arab ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jordan, saudi arabia, africa
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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, refugee, mass murder, deportation, desert, mute, diaspora, world war one, voyage, danger ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, north dakota, turkey, armenia
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The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Genre: War, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, spy, whodunit, heroes, escapades, rivalry, wartime life, woman in danger, battles, sniper, military, soldier ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: bulgaria, ottoman empire, europe
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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
Place: ottoman empire, romania
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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, battles, military, against humanity, war, nationalism, armenian genocide, siblings relations, school, fictional reality, church, mountain ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, war crime, atrocity, filmmaking, self discovery, family problems, against humanity, haunted by the past, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, armenia ...
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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 ...
Plot: genocide, armenian, diaspora, armenian genocide, musician, greek
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, adventure, legends and myths, mythology, family in danger, prince, blood, transformation, bite ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
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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: realistic, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: greek, american dream, bribery, armenian, poverty, family problems, life is a bitch, romance, village, misfit, society, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, america ...
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: russian history, queen, ambitious woman, power struggle, historical character, court intrigue, empress, russian empire, state affairs, female protagonist, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: sultan, romance, harem, abduction, death, anger, revolution, murder, female protagonist, escape attempt, intrigue, rescue ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire
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Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: immortality, looking for love, switching roles, gender bending, painting, transsexual, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, victorian, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, middle east, russia
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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
Plot: defloration, loss of virginity, virgin, virginity, legendary hero, male nudity, sword fight, sword, adultery, teenager, lesbian, barefoot male ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, spain
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: superheroine, justice, adventure, female warrior, good versus evil, princess, island, superhero, courage, chosen one, wartime, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: ottoman empire, belgium, tower bridge london, paris france, big ben london
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The Protector (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
Story: The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: fight, murder, love, friendship, ancient mystery, save the world, superhero, shirt, immortal, ring, bullet, sultan ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
Place: ottoman empire
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Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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.
Plot: wall, conspiracy, father son relationship, christian, mosque, empire, peace, power, sword, sultan, king, lie ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire
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Karamurat: The Sultan's Warrior (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Turkish action movie
Plot: turkish, torture chamber, branding, dungeon, shot with an arrow, revenge, arrow
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire
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Catherine the Great (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: political intrigue, ambition, breasts, intrigue, cinderella story, head of state, military, rivalry, dishonesty, royal family, couples, empress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, 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, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, battle zone, military life, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, africa, turkey ...
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Style: surreal, cult film, epic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, siege, horse, backstage, baron, monster, european, legends and myths, adventure, rivalry, adventurer, miraculous event ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: ottoman empire, europe, egypt, austria
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