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, exciting, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with death, soldier, turk, battles, husband wife relationship, military, turkish, horse, genocide and escapades 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), The Promise (2016), The Turkish Gambit (2005), September Eleven 1683 (2012), Dracula Untold (2014), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Ararat (2002), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010), 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, serious, realistic, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, war, sultan, 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, captivating, emotional, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, royal family, power struggle, strong female character, power, female protagonist, sultan, strongman, destiny, bossy woman, strong female lead, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, 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, sentimental, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, forced marriage, mass murder, tragic love, true love, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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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: battles, adventure, escapades, rivalry, heroes, woman in danger, wartime life, spy, sniper, soldier, investigation, romantic triangle ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: bulgaria, ottoman empire, europe
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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, epic, serious, bleak, exciting
Plot: military, heroes, head of state, wartime life, state affairs, adventure, escapades, against humanity, danger, religions or cults, battles, isolation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
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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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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: justice, robbery, 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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, incest, against humanity, ethnic, family problems, haunted by the past, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st 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: armenian, diaspora, armenian genocide, greek, musician, genocide
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, genocide, soldier, theatre production, armenian, stage play, theater
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, muslim, death, arena, prophet, sultan, conquering, leadership, confrontation, power struggle, rebellion ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey, middle east
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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, soldier, hospital, world war one, turk, love
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, america
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, cossack, plague, siege, political unrest, romance, unfulfillment, state affairs, adventure, fall in love ...
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, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, 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, dark humor ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, siege, backstage, horse, baron, monster, european, legends and myths, adventure, rivalry, danger, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, 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: biblical, romanticism
Plot: female soldier, swordswoman, queen, fortress, chariot, patriotism, superstition, lieutenant, pain, hay, intrigue, cattle ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: hungary, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, austria, vienna ...
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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, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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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: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: heroic mission, war, battle zone, military life, heroes, society, religions or cults, battles, siblings relations, family relations, one man army, danger ...
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: witness, judge, world war one, assassination, genocide, trial, lawyer, revenge, mass murder, jury, vengeance, justice ...
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, assassination, crimes, arms dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, godparent, tough heroes, rivalry, disability, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1915
Place: turkey, france, armenia, 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: cowboy, old west, horse, cards, theft, wrestling, gem, wanted, robbery, disorder, native americans, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, 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, boy, school, bomb, little girl, wall, passport, children, boat, family photograph, ancestor, train ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, ottoman empire, lebanon, beirut lebanon, paris 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, adultery, infidelity, hunting, castle, fight to the death, punishment, raid, nobility, mercy, religion, muslim ...
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: family man, bazaar, turk, snow, boat, fisherman, church, wound, lake, fishing
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: illness, target, naval, lover, wartime, woman, secret organization, portrait, society, dowry, will, hardship ...
Time: 1820s, 1800s
Place: ottoman empire, greece, 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, aristocrat, inheritance, roma, illegitimate daughter
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, hungary
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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: sultan, romanian, fortress, russian empire, mace
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: transylvania, romania, ottoman empire, europe
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Four Women in A Harem (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 83 min.
Story: One of the earliest Turkish films to display lesbianism, Haremde Dört Kadın (Four Women in the Harem) tells the story of three women in Pasha's harem and the newcomer. The film was attacked by fundamentalists, who destroyed the reels ...
Plot: harem, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbianism
Time: 1890s
Place: ottoman empire
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