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, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful, emotional and suspense films and TV shows about / with death, murder, betrayal, blood, knife, explosion, danger, conspiracy, police and kidnapping plots mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres shot in Turkey, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as istanbul turkey: Magnificent Century (2011), Endless Love (2015), Delibal (2015), Skyfall (2012), End of the Game (1975), From the Orient with Fury (1965), Conquest 1453 (2012), Love Loves Coincidences (2011), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), 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, 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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 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, life is a bitch, blackmailer, murder investigation, murder mystery, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail ...
Place: 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, neurotic, touching, romantic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bipolar disorder, love, jealousy, wedding, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, parents and children, living together, conflict, musician, singing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, turkey, 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: gloomy, mind bending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, terminal illness, bridge, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, idealism, mind game, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
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: secret agent, spy, belly dancing, caught in the rain, james bond spoof, belly dancer, fistfight, bound and gagged, kidnapping, tied to a chair, auction, eurospy ...
Place: 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, 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 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, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, queen victoria, discipline, british soldier, british empire, british army, british history, russian soldier, honor, equestrian, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
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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: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, hopes, love and romance, power of love, childhood love, love triangle, childhood memory, life philosophy, life & death, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: 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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 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, 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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Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Plot: violence, martial arts, shot to death, aikido, stealing a car, cia agent, uzi, eavesdropping, suspicion, sniper, drug lord, sniper rifle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
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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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: culture clash, friends, nothing goes right, sport, disorder, comedy of errors, soccer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, europe, liverpool, istanbul turkey
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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, masked man, wrestler, mask, shield
Place: istanbul turkey
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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: marriage, doctor, suspicion, misunderstanding, student, horse, high school student, instructor, physician, classmate, tutor, secret ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, 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, police, mouse, zombie, dog, father son relationship, vendetta, cat, sexual joke, bank robbery
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: hospital, infidelity, murder, police, betrayal, love, domestic violence, murder trial, police detective, police investigation, psychological thriller, secret ...
Place: 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: surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, murder, revenge, massacre, violence, cia, hostage, kidnapping, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.2
 6K
Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: military, music band, political unrest, musician's life, small town life, social relations, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, idealism, small town, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Magic Carpet Ride (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.
Style: dark humor, realistic, stylized, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family problems, society, misfit, suicidal, heist, working class, gangsters, petty criminal, secret hideout, crimes, family in crisis, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Valley of the Wolves Gladio (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: state affairs, go public, hopes, forced into action, secret agents, false accusation, political conspiracy, rivalry, tough heroes, righting the wronged, government agency, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
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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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Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Plot: mission, sniper, battle, enemy, gun, gas, security, pistol, missile, ak 47, female soldier, sniper rifle ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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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, suspense, tragic ending, talky, sexy
Plot: betrayal, adultery, family drama, mother daughter conflict, rivalry, unrequited love, loveless marriage, jousting, tragic love, passion, revenge, drunkenness ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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 5.5
 3K
Red Istanbul (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Orhan who lived in London for years and did not come back to Turkey agrees to help Deniz -a famous director- edit his first book. Deniz has been living in a mansion with his family which started to lose its old brightness and power. Orhan finds ...
Plot: art exhibition, skyscraper, art gallery, disappearance, boat, mansion, novelist, bridge, investigation, love, police, photograph ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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 5.5
 4K
Semum (2008)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Director Hasan Karacadag argues that he tried to create a model of a Turkish-Islamic horror film and that he would make the world recognize this model, of which he sees "Semum" as the first example. "Semum" stars Ayça inci, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, satanic, surprise ending
Plot: danger, losing-it hero, couple relations, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, couples, supernatural, woman in danger, dark secret, monster, bed, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.
Plot: explorer, construction worker, dog, parrot, treasure hunt, redheaded woman, elvis impersonator, car motorcycle chase, rooftop, american abroad, mummy, sidekick ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, chicago illinois
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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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American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, terrorist, mentor, recruit, counter terrorism, terrorist plot, terrorism, one man army, cia, nuclear war, spy hero, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, istanbul turkey, rome italy, warsaw poland, virginia
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, suspect, conspiracy, murder mystery, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, yugoslavia, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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