Movies and TV shows set in istanbul turkey

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in istanbul turkey ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, suspenseful and talky films and TV shows about / with betrayal, death, murder, culture clash, love, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, violence, runaway and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in Turkey, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as istanbul turkey: Magnificent Century (2011), Delibal (2015), Endless Love (2015), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), Conquest 1453 (2012), Love Loves Coincidences (2011), Skyfall (2012), End of the Game (1975), From the Orient with Fury (1965), The Promise (2016).

List of movies set in istanbul turkey

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, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, state affairs, war, battles, military, sultan ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 6.9
 6K
Delibal (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A love story following two young people battling with their emotions and dreams, the pressures of career, family and not knowing what the future holds. Füsun is a brilliant student, destined for a successful career but can't help from falling ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, neurotic, romantic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bipolar disorder, love, jealousy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, wedding, romance, parents and children, living together, conflict, musician, band ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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 6.0
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail, murder investigation, life, saving a life, life philosophy ...
Place: 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: royal family, palace intrigue, female protagonist, sultan, power struggle, strongman, destiny, strong female character, intrigue, strong female lead, rise to the top, bossy woman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.1
 54K
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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, leadership, sultan, prophet, 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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Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: true love, destiny, hopes, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, power of love, love triangle, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.8
 587K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, british secret service, secret agent, 007, secret service, james bond, explosion, secret agents, secret service agent, chases and races, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, europe ...
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End of the Game (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hans Baerlach is a Swiss police detective who has dedicated much of his career to pursuing powerful and allegedly murderous businessman Richard Gastmann. Though Baerlach's partner meets his demise while investigating Gastmann, his replacement, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, bridge, terminal illness, crimes, mystery, deadly, assassin, law enforcement, crime, private detective, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: switzerland, istanbul turkey, europe
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From the Orient with Fury (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A scientist who has invented a weapon capable of disintegrating solid matter is kidnapped by a criminal gang, which intends to sell the scientist and his weapon to the highest bidder. A secret agent and the scientist's daughter set out to track ...
Plot: spy, secret agent, belly dancing, auction, james bond spoof, caught in the rain, belly dancer, criminal syndicate, eurospy, fistfight, bound and gagged, kidnapping ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british history, honor, british army, british empire, british soldier, massacre, equestrian, queen victoria, discipline, russian soldier ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
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 6.1
 164K
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, thought provoking ...
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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One Night in Istanbul (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two down on their luck Liverpool cabbies, Tommy and Gerry, strike an unusual deal with a local gangster to take their sons on a trip of a lifetime, to watch their beloved football team play in the European Cup Final in Istanbul. Hoping to use the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, sport, disorder, soccer, culture clash, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, liverpool
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Three Giant Men (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.
Plot: superhero, crime wave, shield, mask, wrestler, masked man
Place: istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 29K
Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, sexism, teenage girl, arranged marriage, sisters, sibling relationship, teenage sexuality, gang, coming of age, virginity, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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 7.1
 7K
Topkapi (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.
Style: suspense, clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, theft, dagger, smuggling, femme fatale, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, power relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, violence, massacre, murder, revenge, cia, kidnapping, hostage, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, istanbul turkey, washington d.c., turkey
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 8.5
 20K
Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: mafia, betrayal, crime, manipulations, love, vengeance, mystery, cons and scams, righting the wronged, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: greek, armenian, musician, diaspora, armenian genocide, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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 6.6
 10K
Fig Jam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On a night of despair after being turned down continuously for the scripts he writes, Metin ends up in a bar where he meets a girl named Duygu. After spending the night together, she walks out in the morning before he wakes up and leaves only a ...
Plot: love, breakfast, tequila, aids, puzzle, subway, fish, guitar, singer, bar
Place: istanbul turkey
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Turkish Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young woman’s passion forms the basis of this erotic Spanish drama adapted from a popular novel by Antonio Gala. The night before Desideria’s marriage, her girl friends give her some valuable advice on sex. The marriage takes place, and while ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, erotic
Plot: infidelity, sexual attraction, love and romance, trip, couples, prostitute, obsession, love affair, love triangle, addiction, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
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 7.7
 530K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, danger, behind enemy lines, american abroad, hostage, government agency, daring rescue, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stodgy young man gets caught up in his free-living aunt"s shady schemes.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: ransom, adventurer, on the road, odd couple, free love, eccentric family, missing person, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, unlikely partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, istanbul turkey
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, istanbul turkey, hungary ...
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 7.9
 47K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, stabbing, machismo, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wall street, immigrants, culture clash, family, hostage, crisis, dream, terror, conflict, false accusation, 9/11, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pakistan, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
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Forbidden Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative's son Behlül, and his ...
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending, suspense, talky, sexy
Plot: betrayal, adultery, family drama, mother daughter conflict, rivalry, tragic love, passion, jousting, unrequited love, loveless marriage, revenge, rain ...
Place: 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: lieutenant, nurse, world war one, armenian, hospital, turk, soldier, love
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, america
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Throbs at the Desk (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lisa is a student, pretending the sick not to go to school. Her parents are worried about her health and call the doctor to examine her. He realizes her lies but he covers her. Soon, they fall in love and eventually get married. However, after the ...
Plot: horse, secret, party, professor, doctor, marriage, carriage, gymnasium, high school student, horse and carriage, instructor, jealousy ...
Place: athens greece, istanbul turkey
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 7.3
 6K
Bad Cat (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Produced by Turkey's biggest animation studio, Anima Istanbul, The Bad Cat is an animated epic for young adults featuring the unforgettably bad cat, Shero and his foul mouthed gang in action. As animals inhabiting streets Shero and his friends ...
Plot: seagull, zombie, mouse, bank robbery, sexual joke, cat, father son relationship, dog, vendetta, police
Place: istanbul turkey
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 8.8
 7K
Masum (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cevdet, a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: psychological thriller, murder, police, love, betrayal, hospital, infidelity, domestic violence, police detective, murder trial, secret, wedding ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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