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1. The Gift (2019– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Stars: Beren Saat, Mehmet Günsür, Metin Akdülger, Melisa Senolsun

Votes: 9,781

2. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

7.4
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57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 180,734 | Gross: $82.52M

3. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 514,045 | Gross: $412.56M

4. Dracula Untold (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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40 Metascore

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Director: Gary Shore | Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson

Votes: 169,623 | Gross: $56.28M

5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 251,507 | Gross: $44.82M

6. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 68,206 | Gross: $4.19M

7. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 71,160

8. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 48,533 | Gross: $8.08M

9. Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Nur Fettahoglu, Selim Bayraktar, Selen Öztürk

Votes: 13,850

10. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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49 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 165,635

11. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 34,910 | Gross: $5.73M

12. Muhtesem Yüzyil: Kösem (2015–2017)

120 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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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.

Stars: Hakan Sahin, Sener Savas, Nurgül Yesilçay, Ece Çesmioglu

Votes: 2,367

13. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

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.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 9,124

14. Türkler Geliyor: Adaletin Kilici (2020)

125 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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The period after the Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) conquered Constantinople, moving towards Europe in the fifteenth century , and Sultan Mehmed's determination to spread Islam in Europe by the superb morals of Muslims then.

Director: Kamil Aydin | Stars: Emre Kivilcim, Levent Özdilek, Ece Çesmioglu, Ebru Özkan

Votes: 100

15. The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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26 Metascore

This movie is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 23,271

16. Turkish Ice-Cream (2019)

120 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The two Turks went to Australia. They provide their livelihood by selling ice-cream with a wheelbarrow and camel show in festivals. In 1915 they learned that there was a war in the country.... See full summary »

Director: Can Ulkay | Stars: Ali Atay, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Sebnem Bozoklu, Will Thorp

Votes: 2,481

17. Payitaht Abdülhamid (2017– )

120 min | Action, Drama, History

5.0
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The fight of Abdulhamid II to keep Ottoman Empire and Caliphate alive.

Stars: Bülent Inal, Özlem Conker, Bahadir Yenisehirlioglu, Hakan Boyav

Votes: 7,134

18. Conquest 1453 (2012)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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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.

Director: Faruk Aksoy | Stars: Devrim Evin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest, Cengiz Coskun

Votes: 55,292 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)

112 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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In 1881, two Ottoman Secret Agents travel to the USA, at the Sultan's request, to deliver a valuable diamond as a gift for the President.

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Ozan Güven, Zafer Algöz, Demet Evgar

Votes: 28,354

20. Seacole (2020)

Drama | Filming

The story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who sought to work with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.

Director: Charlie Stratton | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Worthington, Sylvia Hoeks, Guy Burnet

21. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 9,347 | Gross: $0.28M

22. The Breath (2009)

128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

Director: Levent Semerci | Stars: Mete Horozoglu, Ilker Kizmaz, Baris Bagci, Özgür Eren Koç

Votes: 30,281

23. Filinta (2014–2016)

110 min | History

6.7
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Set in 19th century Istanbul, Filinta follows the adventures and intrigues of 'Filinta Mustafa' - a police officer. Unfairly accused of a heinous crime, he must fight to clear his name "and... See full summary »

Stars: Cem Uçan, Onur Tuna, Kamil Güler, Hakan Yufkacigil

Votes: 2,319

24. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,890 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Catherine the Great (1995 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,131

26. Deliler (2018)

121 min | Action, History, War

5.7
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The true story of 7 oddly dressed fearless men of ottoman army fight against cruel Vlad.

Director: Osman Kaya | Stars: Cem Uçan, Erkan Petekkaya, Nur Fettahoglu, Yetkin Dikinciler

Votes: 1,853

27. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.3
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 11,076 | Gross: $1.55M

28. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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41 Metascore

A New York thief, a tough-as-nails hundred-year-old woman, two brothers from the Wild West, a Macedonian revolutionary and a beautiful pregnant woman, all cross paths in a tale that spans two continents and three centuries.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet

Votes: 2,063

29. Harem Suare (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama, History

6.2
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In Baghdad in the early 1900's, a young woman rises up through the ranks of power within the Ottoman Empire. She and a eunuch plan an elaborate scheme for the release of the female slaves.

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Lucia Bosè, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,523

30. Elveda Rumeli (2007– )

Drama, History

7.9
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Story of milkman Ramiz and his family begin in 1896 in a small village in Skopje, which the Ottoman Empire rule Balkans, telling the relationship of Turks with their neighbours as ... See full summary »

Stars: Filiz Ahmet, Salih Bademci, Recep Özgür Dereli, Suzana Akbelge

Votes: 890

31. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter

Votes: 1,732

32. Day of the Siege (2012)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

4.2
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In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.

Director: Renzo Martinelli | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Jerzy Skolimowski, Alicja Bachleda

Votes: 1,726

33. The Treasure (2017)

157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The events revolve around four eras, namely the Pharaonic and Abbasid era and the Kingdom era. The events revolve around corruption and the level of some clerics through the ages on power ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Hind Sabri, Mohamad Ramadan, Khaled El-Sawi, Mohammed Saad

Votes: 1,069

34. Destiny (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

7.7
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Hans Sternberg

Votes: 4,752 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Tosun Pasa (1976)

90 min | Comedy, History

9.0
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Late 19th century in Alexandria. Two traditionally rival Turkish families, "Seferoglu"s and "Tellioglu"s are competing for the "Green Valley". The winner will be determined by Daver Bey, ... See full summary »

Director: Kartal Tibet | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Müjde Ar, Adile Nasit, Sener Sen

Votes: 19,880

36. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

8.3
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Ezio travels to Constantinople, at the peak of the Ottoman Empire to discover the truth behind his Ancestor, Altair, which will help him retrieve a powerful weapon hidden within Masyaf, the ancient assassins' fortress.

Director: Alexandre Amancio | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Cas Anvar, Nolan North, John de Lancie

Votes: 10,800

37. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

4.3
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Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.

Directors: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 4,467 | Gross: $0.10M

38. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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1908: Basil Pascali (Sir Ben Kingsley), a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be ... See full summary »

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 929 | Gross: $1.45M

39. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.8
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,539

40. Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)

101 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Kemal Uzun, Serdar Akar, Ahmet Karaman | Stars: Gürkan Uygun, Berrak Tüzünataç, Umut Kurt, Stephen Chance

Votes: 4,428

41. Veda - Atatürk (I) (2010)

114 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Story based on the memoirs of Salih Bozok, which traces the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Director: Zülfü Livaneli | Stars: Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Dolunay Soysert, Burhan Güven, Sinan Tuzcu

Votes: 6,248

42. Killing the Shadows (2006)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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A story about the tragedy and the danger of humor and the humorist - A comedy as grand as the Lands of Rome...

Director: Ezel Akay | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Sebnem Dönmez, Beyaz, Güven Kiraç

Votes: 9,713

43. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 447

44. 120 (2008)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Özge Özberk, Cansel Elcin, Burak Sergen, Yasar Abravaya

Votes: 6,326

45. Banovic Strahinja (1981)

105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble.... See full summary »

Director: Vatroslav Mimica | Stars: Franco Nero, Dragan Nikolic, Sanja Vejnovic, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 807

46. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 453

47. The Lark Farm (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

6.6
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A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,986

48. The Favorite (1989)

R | 104 min | Adventure

4.6
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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Maud Adams, Amber O'Shea, James Michael Gregary

Votes: 241

49. Byron (2003 TV Movie)

147 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn, Michael Elwyn, Jonny Lee Miller

Votes: 871

50. Vezir Parmagi (2017)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

4.0
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Life of a young sultan, struggles with childhood love

Director: Mahsun Kirmizigül | Stars: Selim Bayraktar, Meral Çetinkaya, Mahsun Kirmizigül, Cezmi Baskin

Votes: 1,943



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