Turkish historical series

List of the best Turkish historical series selected by visitors to our site: Magnificent Century, Victorious Mehmets, Büyük Sürgün Kafkasya, Wolf, The Rose and the Thorn, Kurt Seyit and Şura, Kuruluş Osman, Filinta: An Ottoman Policeman, Payitaht Abdulhamid, Mehmed: The Conqueror.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:40
CharactersRich
PlotLove, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceTurkey
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric

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, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremilitary, history
CountryTurkey
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

During World War I, a group of determined soldiers fights to defend Ottoman territory against English invasion.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, history
CountryTurkey
CharactersRefugees

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Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountryTurkey
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceTurkey
StyleSpectacular, Action, Based on real events

Tasked with risky missions across Turkey, members of a special-operations police unit confront danger and tragedy both on the field and at home.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryTurkey

Events occurred in Turkey in late seventies and early eighties.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryTurkey
PlotMystery, Deception, Jealousy
PlaceRussia, Turkey
StyleRomantic

A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryTurkey

The life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehistory
CountryTurkey
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating

"Carbine" The first Ottoman crime show of television history, -Filinta- is a show that presents notions of rights, justice, camaraderie, fellowship and love. Mustafa is a very smart, skillful, handsome young man. He serves as a policeman with his best friend Ali, who is also an orphan like Mustafa. Kadı Gıyaseddin is a -kadı- (judge) who belongs to a well-established family, and was trained in Damascus, Bukhara, Cairo and Konya from an early age. He is of an easy-going and coolheaded temperament. He shows us his refined wisdom in every scene. He also has trained sultans sons at the palace. He is a former mentor of the Sultan. Our story begins with a conspiracy against Mustafa and Ali.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryTurkey
CharactersEmperors
PlotWar, Politics
Time19th century

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, military, history
CountryTurkey
CharactersKings, Horses
PlotLove, Death, Power
PlaceTurkey
StyleSpectacular, Action

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Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey

The growth of the great Seljuk Empire. An epic journey with love, secrets and struggle for the pursuit of order in the world and justice.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
Duration02:56
CharactersMonsters, Horses, Heroes
PlotTravel, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSea
StyleSpectacular

The Odyssey is a 1997 American fantasy–adventure television miniseries and Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the miniseries aired in two-parts beginning on May 18, 1997 on NBC. The series later won the award for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special". The series is based on the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey, which is usually attributed to Homer. It was filmed in Malta and Turkey, as well as many other places around the Mediterranean, where the story takes place, plus parts of England. The international all-star cast includes Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Irene Pappas, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Lee, and Vanessa L. Williams.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary, military, history
PlotWar, Sword Battles
PlaceTurkey, Roman Empire
StyleBased on real events

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryIran

A romantic historical drama set around and after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:49
PlotLove, Politics, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Markimdb: 9.6
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA

The life of Christ through the eyes of those who encountered him called The Chosen.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersSerial killers, Killers
StyleWorth watching, Based on real events

A unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy, including present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings from death row.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFinland, Chile
CharactersMilitary
PlotPolitics
StyleFascinating

Invisible Heroes tells the heroic tale of young Finnish diplomats in Chile during 1973’s infamous military coup. Finnish diplomats Tapani Brotherus and Ilkka Jaamala along with Tapani’s wife Lysa Brotherus helped over 2000 left-wing Chileans escape the military junta’s persecution. The Finns acted without official authorization while Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam was the most visible defendant of human rights with the backing of Sweden’s Prime Minister, Olof Palme.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, documentary, history, sport
CountryCanada, USA

Finding truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality in the veiled world of professional wrestling.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, biography, history
CountryUSA

This documentary-series examines Grant's life story using his perspective and experiences to explore a turbulent time in history: the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUSA

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryFrance, Canada, USA, Belgium
Duration04:20

Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, German-Polish-Russian, Japanese-German, Ottoman Empire- Allied and African German Colonies, and other unknown or forgotten fronts and battles. Original French production retold in English for National Geographic channel as: World War 1: The Apocalypse

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea

A re-imagining of the legendary tale of the troubled father-son relationship between King Yeongjo and his only son Prince Sado. While his father insists on a strong and centralized government, Crown Prince Sado promotes social justice and equality throughout the kingdom. Throughout eight fateful years, the strain on their relationship — both familial and political — eventually evolves into a total breakdown, ending with one of the most tragic stories in Joseon history.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUSA
PlotComputer games, Technology

This docuseries traces the history of classic video games, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries - the Romanovs.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, drama, history
CountryTaiwan
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSchool

During the period of martial law in 1960s Taiwan, some teachers and students from Cui Hua High School were arrested for possessing banned books. A female student fell to her death and rumors spread of a ghost haunting the campus. Thirty years later, the draconian culture of the school remains unchanged as a new transfer student uncovers the dark secrets behind the school’s haunting.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryNorway, Germany, USA, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom
PlotSecond world war

The incredible, true story of the Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha’s efforts to support her country during World War II. After a headlong flight from the Nazis, she was forced to part from her husband and cross the Atlantic Ocean to seek refuge in the United States. There, she soon found herself involved in a close relationship with the President of the United States: Franklin D. Roosevelt.





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