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 genocide, armenian, armenian genocide, world war one, turk, mass murder, death, murder, horse and family relations plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, Turkey, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ottoman empire: Magnificent Century (2011), The Promise (2016), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), September Eleven 1683 (2012), Dracula Untold (2014), 1915 (2015), Conquest 1453 (2012), Ararat (2002), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010).

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, serious, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, state affairs, war, battles, military, destiny ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, family relations, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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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, world war one, love, soldier, turk, armenian, hospital
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, america, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, battles, muslim, soldier, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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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: epic, bleak, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: state affairs, head of state, siege, adventure, isolation, wartime life, religions or cults, battles, against humanity, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, 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: gothic, serious, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, legends and myths, chaos, adventure, family in danger, dracula, battle, prince, danger, imaginary, monster ...
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: turk, justice, robbery, execution
Time: 1400s
Place: ottoman empire, romania
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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, genocide, armenian, theater, soldier, international, stage play, theatre production
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
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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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, leadership, prophet, sultan, arena, muslim, death, conquering, political corruption, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, middle east, 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, incest, atrocity, war crime, haunted by the past, against humanity, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, 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, greek, armenian genocide, diaspora, armenian, musician
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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.
Plot: forceful separation, armenian, genocide, diaspora, charlie chaplin, armenian genocide, twin sisters, desert, world war one, refugee, voyage, deportation ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, ottoman empire, turkey
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, gangsters, arms dealing, assassination, terrorism, disability, criminal heroes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1915
Place: france, turkey, armenia, ottoman empire
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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: realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: genocide, deportation, desert, life turned upside down, escape, smuggling, against humanity, disorder, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: greek, armenian, bribery, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, village, romance, discrimination, urban, working class, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, america, istanbul turkey ...
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Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: witness, lawyer, vengeance, jury, justice, judge, revenge, mass murder, courtroom drama, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, berlin germany, armenia
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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles, a young cyclist who was passing at that precise moment, is seriously injured. Aram's mother feels guilty and feels the need to ...
Plot: armenian, genocide, armenian genocide, execution, assassination, hospital, explosion, shot in the head, trial, dancing, human ashes, shooting ...
Time: year 1915
Place: france, armenia, berlin germany, beirut lebanon, turkey ...
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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 ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, armenian, mass murder
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, hotel, family gatherings, family in crisis, lovers reunited, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, writer's life, elderly, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: genocide, school, church, war, siblings relations, mountain, battles, against humanity, military, fictional reality, world war one, nationalism ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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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, intense, surprise ending, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: courage, good versus evil, island, justice, adventure, superheroine, chosen one, superhero, war, princess, wartime, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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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: biblical
Plot: swordswoman, fortress, queen, female soldier, sacrifice, self sacrifice, torture, burned alive, corpse, kidnapping, invasion, ladder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: vienna, austria, bulgaria, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire ...
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: adventurer, politics, escapades, head of state, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment, destiny, street market, world war one ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, cairo egypt, england, tehran iran ...
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: society, invisibility, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, armenia, 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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, survival, war, battle zone, military life, battles, military, one man army, siblings relations, heroic mission, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, slang, epic
Plot: old west, cowboy, horse, escapades, special agents, disorder, wrestling, wanted, gem, cards, mission gone awry, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1800s, victorian era
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey, 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: emigrant, ruins, filmmaking, ancestor, refugee, boat, family photograph, passport, wall, children, beach, photograph ...
Time: 2000s
Place: ottoman empire, beirut lebanon, lebanon, paris france, france
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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, gang, fight, posse, capture, sword and sorcery, raid, castle, fight to the death, muslim, impalement, hunting ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, serbia
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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: fisherman, wound, church, boat, lake, fishing, snow, family man, turk, bazaar
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: woman, lover, wartime, naval, love, flashback, money, prince, beer, secret, battle, target ...
Time: 1800s, 1820s
Place: battleship, greece, ottoman empire
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