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, epic, captivating, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with soldier, turk, death, husband wife relationship, military, battles, genocide, horse, state affairs and turkish plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Turkey, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ottoman empire: Magnificent Century (2011), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), September Eleven 1683 (2012), The Promise (2016), 1915 (2015), Conquest 1453 (2012), The Turkish Gambit (2005), Dracula Untold (2014), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Ararat (2002).

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, 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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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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September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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: realistic, exciting, epic, serious, bleak
Plot: military, state affairs, wartime life, against humanity, escapades, adventure, head of state, heroes, danger, isolation, religions or cults, battles ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, europe, vienna
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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, sentimental, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: love triangle, journalist, armenian genocide, medical student, forced marriage, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, running for your life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, true love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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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, genocide, stage play, theater, soldier, armenian, theatre production
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
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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: epic, tense, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, sultan, death, muslim, prophet, arena, leadership, conquering, courage, siege, loss ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, middle east
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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, serious, realistic, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, battles, wartime life, woman in danger, spy, sniper, soldier, romantic triangle, investigation ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: bulgaria, ottoman empire, europe
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Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, Japan
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: scary, gothic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, adventure, legends and myths, dracula, immortality, family in danger, blood, transformation, bite, bravery, mythology ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
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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: robbery, justice, turk, execution
Time: 1400s
Place: ottoman empire, romania
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, explosion, rebel, imperialism, torture, interrogation ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
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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, 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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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: musician, diaspora, armenian genocide, armenian, greek, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul 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 ...
Plot: nurse, lieutenant, armenian, turk, love, hospital, soldier, world war one
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, america
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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: serious, realistic, sexual, captivating
Plot: opera, couples, master and servant, sexual relations, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, interracial relations, society, palaces castles and temples, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 1900s
Place: middle east, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey
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Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: cossack, forbidden love, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, plague, siege, rebelliousness, parents and children, escapades, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, ottoman empire, russia ...
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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, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, turkey, africa ...
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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, epic, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, siege, backstage, horse, baron, monster, european, legends and myths, adventure, adventurer, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: europe, austria, ottoman empire, egypt
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This romantic and grandiose historical film depicts the era of the constant incursions and heroic battles fought by the defenders of the castle of Eger, led by captain István Dobó, against the heavy odds of superior numbers through the lives and ...
Style: romanticism, biblical
Plot: swordswoman, fortress, queen, female soldier, chariot, fight, outnumbered, animal, cave, stepfather, translator, camel ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: transylvania, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, hungary, vienna ...
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, state affairs, escapades, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, strong female character, marriage proposal, rivalry, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1915, 1890s
Place: middle east, persia, tehran iran, jordan, cairo egypt ...
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Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: invisibility, society, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide, mass murder
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, south america, ottoman empire
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Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: military, soldier, danger, survival, heroes, military life, society, one man army, rivalry, family relations, siblings relations, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: world war one, genocide, assassination, courtroom drama, armenian, armenian genocide, trial, mass murder, witness, vengeance, justice, jury ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
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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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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: realistic, humorous, not serious, epic, slang
Plot: old west, cowboy, horse, wrestling, disorder, wanted, gem, cards, theft, robbery, mission gone awry, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: usa, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, united states
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Heritages (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman ...
Plot: refugee, family photograph, ancestor, boat, emigrant, girl, train, little boy, ruins, beach, photograph, school ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, beirut lebanon, ottoman empire, lebanon
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The Falcon (1981)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Banovic Strahinja takes place during the middle ages in Serbia. While estate owner Strahinja is hunting, a Turkish bandit, Alija, attacks his castle. The Turks kill his servants and kidnap his beloved Andja. When he discovers what has happened, ...
Style: epic
Plot: knight, punishment, castle, muslim, impalement, raid, mercy, religion, fight to the death, christian, hunting, nobility ...
Time: middle ages
Place: serbia, ottoman empire
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The Flower of the Lake (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war ...
Plot: bazaar, family man, turk, fisherman, boat, lake, church, fishing, wound, snow
Time: 1900s
Place: ottoman empire
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Manto Mavrogenous (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Vienna 1820, the Manto Mavrogenous encounters a group of Greek students and talk of revolution to be made. Returning to Greece uncle of the initiates at Friendly Society. Madonna sells its dowry and equip their ships and army to help the ...
Style: romantic
Plot: courage, ship, leader, battlefield, sword, french, illness, secret organization, portrait, dowry, hardship, will ...
Time: 1800s, 1820s
Place: greece, ottoman empire, battleship
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The Treasure of Swamp Castle (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, West Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Szaffi is a full-length animated feature based on Jokai Mor's books Gypsy Baron (Cyganibaro) and Szaffi. It has adventure, and treasure, and love, and a little black cat, and a war, and picturesque villains - a governor with a pressure release ...
Plot: treasure, inheritance, aristocrat, roma, illegitimate daughter
Time: 18th century
Place: hungary, ottoman empire
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The Mace with Three Seals (1977)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: At the end of the 16th century, Wallachia's ruler Michael the Brave dreams of uniting the kingdoms of Wallachia,Transylvania and Moldavia into a single country known as The United Principalities.
Plot: romanian, sultan, russian empire, fortress, mace
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: transylvania, europe, ottoman empire, romania
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