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, exciting and disturbing films and TV shows about / with turk, battles, sultan, muslim, state affairs, military, turkish history, danger, power struggle and political unrest plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Turkey, USA, France and other countries.
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ottoman empire movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ottoman empire: Kurulus: Osman (2019), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), Magnificent Century (2011), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), Conquest 1453 (2012), Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017), September Eleven 1683 (2012), Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018), Vlad The Impaler (2018), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017).

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, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sultan, turk, royal family, state affairs, battles, war, father son relationship, military, intrigue, political intrigue, 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
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, conquering, turk, battles, harem, war, sword, roman empire, castle, dream, christian ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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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, palace intrigue, intrigue, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, love and romance, political intrigue, political unrest, political conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, 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, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female lead, strong female character, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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 6.7
 58K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, sultan, prophet, rise to the top, conquering, siege, military, politics, sword fight, political intrigue, attack, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, constantinople, istanbul 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: ruler, sultan, geopolitics, emperor, cheerleader, war, empire, fight for supremacy, historical figure, politics, betrayal, power struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire
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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: bleak, exciting, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, siege, battles, state affairs, head of state, escapades, adventure, wartime life, heroes, isolation, against humanity, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
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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: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: sultan, conspiracy, throne, revenge, historical character, empire, death of brother, death of father, marriage, death, love, power ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople
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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: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: turk, turkish army, sultan, insurgent, battles, army, showdown, power struggle, empire, mass destruction, fight for supremacy, combat ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, constantinople, romania, azerbaijan
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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, thought provoking, tense, captivating
Plot: world war one, nurse, lieutenant, love, soldier, hospital, armenian, self discovery, female protagonist, turkish history, heroes, turkish army ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey, philadelphia
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 6.0
 176K
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, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, genocide, journalist, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, true love, family relations, survival ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, world war one, imperialism, military, politics, rebel, war, horse, stoicism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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 7.1
 22K
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: captivating, disturbing, mystical, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: archaeology, art, supernatural, archeological dig, massacre, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adventure, disorder, uncover truth, mysticism, mystery, secret revealed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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Victorious Mehmets (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
Story: During World War I, a group of determined soldiers fights to defend Ottoman territory against English invasion.
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sultan, turk, military, war, political unrest, parents and children, political conspiracy, battles, brutality, power struggle, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, iraq
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 8.2
 3K
Yunus Emre (2015)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: During the Mongol invasions, Yunus Emre leaves his home to travel across the Ottoman Empire, defying hardships and temptations to become a dervish.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, factual, captivating
Plot: invasion, muslim, turk, sultan, poet, new life, changing lives, political unrest, social relations, power struggle, society, lifestyle change ...
Time: 13th century
Place: ottoman empire
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 6.2
 8K
The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual
Plot: armenian genocide, forceful separation, deportation, refugee, mute, desert, journey, diaspora, world war one, genocide, twin sister, adventure ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, north dakota, turkey
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 4.6
 5K
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: rough, sad, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, theater, soldier, life is a bitch, society, culture clash, family, violence, brutality, genocide, deportation ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey, los angeles
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The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Bulgaria
Duration: 208 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, whodunit, siege, battles, spy, russian empire, rivalry, escapades, heroes, woman in danger, wartime life, pow ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, bulgaria, europe
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: fight for supremacy, love affair, rebelliousness, rebellion, military, battles, fall in love, political unrest, state affairs, society, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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Armenia, My Love... (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Ottoman Empire, (Armenian land), now Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian, genocide, turkish history, life is a bitch, social problems, family
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
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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: touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: shipwreck, turk, historical event, compassion, friendship, tragedy, typhoon, sea disaster, drowning, survival, sinking ship, sultan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, ottoman empire, iran, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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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: realistic, disturbing, stylized, captivating, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, historical character, empress, queen, russian empire, ambitious woman, state affairs, power struggle, imperial russia, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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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, execution, justice, robbery
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, romania
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The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 126 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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, occupation, tough heroes, resistance, ex military, adventure, heroes, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.0
 9K
Aleph (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives try to unravel the mystery of the murders that followed the discovery of a body in the Bosphorus.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: police, murder, murder investigation, friendship, suspect, mystery killer, fight, koran, muslim, crime investigation, serial murder, police investigation ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.2
 11K
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, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, bedouin, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, culture clash, british soldier, boy, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, africa ...
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 7.2
 7K
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: genocide, battles, against humanity, military, war, nationalism, world war one, armenian genocide, fictional reality, church, siblings relations, school ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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 6.4
 14K
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: armenian genocide, genocide, politics, filmmaking, war crime, atrocity, self discovery, family problems, against humanity, haunted by the past, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, armenia, middle east ...
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Filinta: An Ottoman Policeman (2014)
Genre: History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
TV show
Story: "Carbine" The first Ottoman crime show of television history, -Filinta- is a show that presents notions of rights, justice, camaraderie, fellowship and love. Mustafa is a very smart, skillful, handsome young man. He serves as a policeman ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, prodigy, characters in danger, escapades, crime scene, friendship, resourceful, partners, mastermind, crimes, mysterious character ...
Place: ottoman empire
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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: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: cruise, greek, family relations, ship, 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: cairo egypt, istanbul turkey, israel, middle east, jerusalem ...
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