Turkish historical series

List of the best Turkish historical series selected by visitors to our site: Magnificent Century, Wolf, Mehmed: The Conqueror, Kurt Seyit and Şura, Victorious Mehmets, Filinta: An Ottoman Policeman, Payitaht Abdulhamid, The Rose and the Thorn, The Odyssey, The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice.

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Magnificent Century (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
PlotLove, Relationship

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.

Wolf (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, history
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.

Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, military, history
CharactersKings, Horses
PlotLove, Death, Power
StyleSpectacular, Action

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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, military, history
PlotMystery, Deception, Jealousy
PlaceRussia, Turkey

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

Victorious Mehmets (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremilitary, history
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

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

Filinta: An Ottoman Policeman (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
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.

Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotWar, Politics
Time19th century

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

The Rose and the Thorn (2004)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, history

Events occurred in Turkey in late seventies and early eighties.

The Odyssey (1997)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
CharactersMonsters, Horses, Heroes
PlotTravel, Adventures, Fate

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.

The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice (2020)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history

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.

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Kuruluş Osman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history

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

Vikings (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventures, Intrigue
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

The Body Collector (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history

The story of Dutch journalist Hans Knoop's 1970s struggle to uncover the truth about World War II war criminal Pieter Menten.

Camelot (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersKings, Heroes, Wizards
PlotLove triangle, Deception
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

The Underground Railroad (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
PlotSurvival, The escape
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Follow young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.

Pan Am (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, history

In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances—all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.

Mission Over Mars (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, history

Based on true events, Mission Over Mars depicts the inspiring story of four women who played a pivotal role in the Mars Orbiter Mission. And how they fight both professional and personal battles, to triumph for India ki sabse oonchi udaan.

The Cuba Libre Story (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, history
CountryFrance, Germany

Recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters and Cold War political machinations.

The Great (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Strong women
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

The Emperor's Cook (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history

The drama series depicts the life of Tokuzo Akiyama, head chef of the Imperial Household Ministry’s Imperial Cuisine Division during the Taisho (1912-1926) and early Showa (1926-1989) eras. Based on a true story and book by Hisahide Sugimori, 'The Emperor’s Cook' follows the life of country boy, Akiyama, who arrives in Tokyo in pursuit of the culinary arts. Driven by a deep love for his wife and family, a great reverence for his teachers, strong reliance on friends and an abiding love for cooking, Akiyama eventually rises to become 'the Emperor’s cook'.