Turkish historical series

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

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Magnificent Century (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:40

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
CountryTurkey

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

Büyük Sürgün Kafkasya (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, history
CountryTurkey

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Victorious Mehmets (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremilitary, history
CountryTurkey

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

Bloody Mistress (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia

18th century, The Russian Empire. The series tells the life story of Darya Saltykova, who was called Saltychikha by serfs. The landowner brutally tortured about one and half hundreds peasants, for which "Russian Elizabeth Bathory" was imprisoned at underground prison, where she spent 33 years until her death. How a young girl who was brought up in a monastery turned into a monster?

Pan Am (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Kuruluş Osman (2019)
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.

Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryTurkey

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

Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryTurkey

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

Filinta: An Ottoman Policeman (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehistory
CountryTurkey

"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.

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Mehmed: The Conqueror (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, military, history
CountryTurkey

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The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice (2020)
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.

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

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
Duration02:56

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.

Siya Ke Ram (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, history
CountryIndia

Traces the story of ramayan character Sita from a very different perspective. For the first time, the story is televised in this detail.

Thieves of the Wood (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, detective, history
CountryBelgium

Charismatic highwayman Jan de Lichte leads the oppressed and downtrodden in a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy of 18th-century Belgium.

Armada: 12 Days to Save England (2015)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehistory
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and information gleaned from recently recovered documents. Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of how England came within a whisker of disaster in summer 1588.

Charité (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany

Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young woman discovers her passion for medicine.

It's a Sin (2021)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS.

Arsenal Military Academy (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, melodrama, military, history
CountryChina

Xie Xiang disguises herself as a man in order to attend military school, where she and her classmates become embroiled in a series of tale-worthy events. After an academic career that wins her classmates’ and instructors’ respect, Xie sets out for China’s northeast to battle with Japanese forces that have rallied under a newly returned Chamber of Commerce president. As conspiracies and traps mount against her side, Xie will have to prove her valor in battle at last.

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

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

Hymn of Death (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, music, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:31

Based on a true story, the drama tells the tragic love story of Kim Woo Jin, a married stage drama writer, and Yun Shim Duk, Korea's first professional soprano, who meet while studying at Tokyo University in the 1920s. Yun Shim Duk's recording of "Death Song" became the first Korean pop song in 1926.

Cathedral of the Sea (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountrySpain

In the 14th century, Barcelona is experiencing one of its most prosperous moments. The city has grown to La Ribera, a fishing district in which the largest Marian temple ever known is built: Santa María del Mar. But the construction runs parallel to Arnau Estanyol, a serf of the land who, fleeing the abuses of The feudal lords of the countryside take refuge in Barcelona.

Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryRussia

The year is 1930. In a small Tartar village, a woman named Zuleikha watches as her husband is murdered by communists. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. As she gradually settles into a routine, Zuleikha starts to get to know her companions. The eclectic group includes a rather dotty doctor, an artist who paints on the sly, and Ignatov, Zuleikha's husband's killer. A screen version of the best-selling novel by Guzel Yakhina.

Дружина (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, history
CountryRussia
Duration00:30

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The Great (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

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.

Spartacus (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:52

Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

The Pacific (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration09:00

Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Poldark (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Marco Polo (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.




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