Films about the Ottoman Empire

Films about the Ottoman Empire
List of the best films about the Ottoman Empire according to visitors: Magnificent Century: Kösem, Resurrection: Ertugrul, Conquest 1453, Aram, 1915, America America, Lovebird, The Armenian Genocide, Ararat, Pride.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CharactersStrong women, Military, Sultans
PlotAbduction, Harem, Intrigue, Fate, Power
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey

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Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Tense

Ertuğrul Bey and the Knights Templar in the 13th century Alba and step and step with the struggle against brutal Mongols depicts the process of establishing the Ottoman principality.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Prophets, Sultans, Emperors
PlotWar, Death, Political
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime

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 revenge for the drama that has marked his family and his life.

Markimdb: 4.4
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire

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

Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersLosers, Poor
PlotOn real events
PlaceVillage, Greece, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, history

Tells the story of Feride, an orphaned young girl who is forced to attend a boarding school. While she visits her aunt during holidays, she falls in love with her cousin Kamran. Soon, their love grows to be mutual and intensifies.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genredocumentary, military, history

The Armenian Genocide is a 2006 television documentary is a film exploring the Ottoman Empire killings of more than one million Armenians during World War I. The documentary was broadcast by most 348 PBS affiliate stations on April 17, 2006. Because of the controversial nature of the subject in Turkey, PBS attempted to give both sides a voice and produced a four expert panel discussion to be aired immediately afterwards. However, due to an intense lobbying effort by Armenian groups and some members of Congress, the follow-up panel discussion was cancelled on a third of those stations broadcasting the documentary over concerns of offending human rights groups and the descendants of Armenian Genocide survivors. Produced in conjunction with Oregon Public Broadcasting, it was written and directed by Andrew Goldberg and narrated by Hollywood celebrities Orlando Bloom, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Jared Leto, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada, France
StyleMakes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersHorses, Gay
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Fear
PlaceEngland, Deserts, The Ottoman Empire
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem - the union seems embarrassed to receive their support. However the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village of Onllwyn, in the Dulais Valley in Wales, and later set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CharactersSpy, Fathers, Mothers
PlotSkirmishes, Abduction, Death, Weapon, Jealousy
PlaceGreece, Turkey
StyleUnexpected ending

Azize finds herself with her 3 children and mother-in-law in a difficult fight. She raises her children while fighting the difficulties of the war period and her husband's absence whom she loves more than anything. It's about war, love, greed, treason and sacrifice.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? is a Turkish television drama series produced by Ay Yapım and broadcast on Kanal D. The series is based on Vedat Türkali's novel, Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, which was made into a film in 1986. The series is written by duo Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The soundtrack was done by Toygar Işıklı.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain, USA
CharactersJournalists, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Loneliness, Love triangle, True love
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Makes me think, Touching, Heartbreaking

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genremilitary, history

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

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryTurkey, USA
CharactersDoctors, Soldier, Nurses
PlotLove, War, Passion, Relationship, Death
PlaceSea, Village, Hospitals, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
TimeWorld War I

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 the titular military man, Ismail, just as the war is about to erupt.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersHorses, Military
PlaceTrains, The Ottoman Empire, Australia
TimeWorld War I
StyleAction, Serious

In 1915, two Turks in Australia make a living by selling ice cream. When they hear war has broken out, they decide to go to Çanakkale. Authorities don't let them leave the island, so the two decide to put up a fight in Australia.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, Poland
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Death, Weapon
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire
StyleExciting, Epic, Depressive, Serious

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 and Turks.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryJapan, Turkey
CharactersSoldier, Sultans
PlotOn real events, Survival, Friendship, Revolution, Shipwreck
PlaceJapan, The Ottoman Empire
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this story of friendship and compassion: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Iran in 1985. Virtuous director Mitsutoshi Tanaka's call for world peace received the VFX-JAPAN Award 2017 for Excellent Motion Picture and the 39th Japan Academy Film Prize in ten categories, including Best Art Direction, Best Sound Recording, Excellent Film and Excellent Director.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersShamans, Sultans
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Killing The Shadows is a bawdy comic fable set in the Ottoman Empire during the mid-14th century based on two legendary figures in Turkish folkore, the jester Hacivat (Beyazit Ozturk) and the nomad Karagoz (Haluk Bilginer), men who apparently lived and died by their sense of humour.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective, military, history
CountryGermany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
CharactersMute, Refugees
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceDeserts, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 9
Genrecomedy, history
PlaceDeserts, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Time19th century

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, who has a beautiful young daughter, Leyla. Both families try to arrange a marriage between a man from their family and Leyla, so that Daver Bey will be inclined to give the green valley to his "relatives". Tellioglus, who are behind in the race, desperately find a final solution: They will fake their idiotic butler, Saban, as the highest ranked Ottoman soldier in Egypt: Tosun Pasha.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CharactersMilitary, Sultans
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleFascinating, Serious

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, history
PlotPrison Break, Sword Battles
PlaceCastle, The Ottoman Empire

Kahpe Bizans tells us the story of Yetis Bey (Cem Davran) and his struggle with Byzantian Emperor (Illetyus) in a humorous way.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political
PlaceDeserts, The Ottoman Empire
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

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 instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
PlotWar, On real events, Travel
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleFascinating, Serious

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 not respond to to the appeal. The young children of Van want to do something...

Markimdb: 6.8
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Love triangle, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceIslands, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleAction, By books, Serious

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Boxing, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After the First World War, the Allies occupy Istanbul. The protagonist, Yandim Ali is a rogue, discharged from the navy, who doesn't believe that the country can be saved, until he meets Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), who plans to start a resistance in Anatolia against the occupying Allies, as well as the collaborators of an Ottoman government, that exists only on paper.

Markimdb: 8.9
CharactersBlonde girls
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Mansions

Saban, Ramazan and Bayram are sailors in an Ottoman Navy and Hüsamettin is their commander. Hüsamettin's aide Ramazan, Saban who is foster son of Hüsamettin's sister and Bayram who is married to Hüsamettin's niece stays at Hüsamettin's family residence. Hüsamettin's sister thinks Ramazan is her foster son Saban when she realizes her mistake she introduces Ramazan to her brother as her son in law Bayram since she was afraid of Hüsamettin's short-tempered character. Things get complicated when real Saban and Bayram come to the residence. Now Saban has to be Ramazan and Bayram has to be Saban. Meanwhile, a gulyabani (a ghoul from Turkish folklore) haunts the residence.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecrime, detective
CharactersSpy, Military, Soldier
PlaceRussian Empire, Deserts, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey

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 Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion.