Seljuk & Ottoman Culture - A review on Eastern films

by asade17 | created - 26 May 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Selçuklu & Osmanlı Kültürü - Doğu filmleri üzerine bir derleme

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1. Mamluqi (1958)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A young boy from a Georgian village is kidnapped and sold in slavery. He is raised as a Mamluk in Egypt, where he quickly rises through the ranks.

Director: Davit Rondeli | Stars: Dato Danelia, V. Djodjua, Manana Londaridze, Otar Koberidze

Votes: 131

2. Yangin var: Eski Istanbul kabadayilari (1960)

100 min | Romance, Drama

Daughter of Ottoman Pasha, Mujgan falls in love with firefighter Murat. Yalaza Nuri is informed about this love. Now, Murat is at a loose end because he promises to Pasha for preserving his honor but Yalaza Nuri is the danger for Mujgan.

Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Ayhan Isik, Turgut Özatay, Leyla Sayar, Efgan Efekan

Votes: 51

3. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Votes: 5,061 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 870

7. Feyzo, the Polite One (1978)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

A feudal village in Southeastern Turkey in 1970's. A poor peasant, Feyzo returns from military service dreaming about getting married to Gülo, the love of his life. However, he has to face ... See full summary »

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Ilyas Salman, Adile Nasit

Votes: 12,996

8. Salako (1974)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A naive and simpleton villager is trying to marry the landlord's doughter, who is in love with a vigilante outlaw

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Ihsan Baysal, Oktar Durukan

Votes: 4,921

9. Köroglu (1968)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Story about Turkish legend named "Köroglu".When Bolu's ruler decides to make his father blind.He gets name "Köroglu".It means son of a blind man.And after Bolu's ruler kills his father he decides to take his father's revenge.

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Fatma Girik, Hayati Hamzaoglu, Reha Yurdakul

Votes: 629

10. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1971)

84 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Ali baba is against the forty thieves.

Director: Nuri Ergün | Stars: Sadri Alisik, Feri Cansel, Yusuf Sezgin, Erol Tas

Votes: 1,631

11. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

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: 4,408

12. Tosun Pasa (1976)

90 min | Comedy, History

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: 19,383

13. The Foster Brothers (1976)

80 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Halit Akçatepe, Hale Soygazi

Votes: 16,927

14. Saban, Son of Saban (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Husamettin the commander in the army is constantly bothered by the stupidity of one of his soldiers shaban, after discharge from the army shaban and his friend Ramazan work in a night club ... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Halit Akçatepe, Sener Sen, Sevda Aktolga

Votes: 14,622

15. Kanli Nigar (1981)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

Turkish tragicomedy of the legendary Bloody Mary depicts how an ingenue is driven into adultery and is happened to suffer from early puberty until she ends up as a harlot. This is when she decides to take revenge from all the men on Earth.

Director: Memduh Ün | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Fatma Girik, Necla Soylu, Dinçer Çekmez

Votes: 2,469

18. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 40,486

20. Sekerpare (1983)

90 min | Comedy, History, Romance

In the harsh times of the small time crime in Istanbul, a conscientious police officer Cumali is recognized by the police chief Ziver Bey who sees Cumali as a threat and matches him with Sekerpare, a famous harlot.

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Sener Sen, Yaprak Özdemiroglu, Aysen Gruda

Votes: 5,151

21. The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The son of the sheik and a dancing girl fall in love, but when he is made to believe she has betrayed him he seeks revenge.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love

Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $0.72M

22. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)

92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Fernandel, Samia Gamal, Dieter Borsche, Henri Vilbert

Votes: 919

23. Malkoçoglu (1966)

Action, Adventure, History

Story of the famous Malkocoglu family who served Ottoman Empire in various military ranks.

Director: Süreyya Duru | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Selma Güneri, Semih Sergen, Gülbin Eray

Votes: 774

24. The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007)

126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Story about an ottoman WWI veteran, who resistances against the occupiers.

Director: Mustafa Sevki Dogan | Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Emin Boztepe, Engin Senkan

Votes: 5,821

25. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by a British General defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 6,122

27. Osmanli kabadayisi (1967)

95 min | Drama

Murat is known as a tough guy, he is the friend of the good and the weak and the enemy of the evil. One day he saves Nazli, the daughter of the gendarme chief Hasmet Pasa from Sabri the ... See full summary »

Director: Türker Inanoglu | Stars: Kartal Tibet, Selda Alkor, Dündar Aydinli, Çetin Basaran

Votes: 12

29. Malkoçoglu - kara korsan (1968)

Adventure, Drama, History

Malkocoglu acts to stop the cruelty and torture of the Inquisition and Black Pirate.

Directors: Süreyya Duru, Remzi Jöntürk | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Nebahat Çehre, Tanju Gürsu, Birsen Ayda

Votes: 288

30. Battal Gazi Destani (1971)

97 min | Action, Adventure, History

Depiction of the life of the legendary Muslim Serdar of Malatya, Battal Gazi.

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Fikret Hakan, Meral Zeren, Reha Yurdakul

Votes: 1,282

32. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,652

33. Strike the Whore (1949)

113 min | Drama, War

An idealist teacher in national struggle of Turkey and local resident who collaborate with Greeks against her. Halide Edip Adivar's story.

Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kemal Tanriöver, Settar Körmükçü, Vedat Örfi Bengü

Votes: 137

34. A Nation Is Awaking (1966)

106 min | Drama, War

a group of patriotic Anatolian people lead to awakening of people that in the middle of the first world war.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kartal Tibet, Tugay Toksöz, Erol Tas, Hayati Hamzaoglu

Votes: 158

36. Aysel: Batakli damin kizi (1934)

80 min | Drama

Aysel, while working for the strong Satilmiszade family, is seduced by her boss and becomes pregnant. Giving birth to the child, she applies to the court for alimony, but the father rejects... See full summary »

Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Behzat Butak, I. Galip Arcan, Hazim Körmükçü, Mahmut Morali

Votes: 106

38. Legend of the Lost (1957)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 2,570

41. Malkoçoglu - Cem Sultan (1969)


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Director: Remzi Jöntürk | Stars: Cüneyt Arkin, Gülnaz Huri, Cihangir Gaffari, Feri Cansel

Votes: 441

43. The Red Plume (1952)

75 min | Adventure, Biography, History

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Director: Aydin Arakon | Stars: Mesiha Yelda, Turan Seyfioglu, Cahit Irgat, Nebile Teker

Votes: 37

45. Four Women in the Harem (1965)

83 min | Drama, History

One of the earliest Turkish films to display lesbianism, tells the story of three women in Pasha's harem and a newcomer.

Director: Halit Refig | Stars: Tanju Gürsu, Nilüfer Aydan, Pervin Par, Cüneyt Arkin

Votes: 115

46. The Conquest of Constantinople (1951)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The Turkish Sultan decides to send his armies in war against the remnant of the Roman Empire, Byzantine. All of his advisory council assent to the move with the exception of one aged ... See full summary »

Director: Aydin Arakon | Stars: Sami Ayanoglu, Resit Gürzap, Cahit Irgat, Nazim Akbulut

Votes: 598

48. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 245,900 | Gross: $44.82M

49. Kismet (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

In ancient Bagdad, Hafiz is a beggar - self coined the King of Beggars - and a master of the slight of hand. He often likes to wander the streets late at night pretending to be a Prince, ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

Votes: 945

50. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy