The Best Turkish Movies

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1. Magi (2016)

132 min | Horror

Olivia, A New York-based journalist travels to Turkey when she receives news that her sister Marla is pregnant. Marla recently ended a relationship but decides to keep the baby and that's when sinister things begin to occur.

Director: Hasan Karacadag | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Michael Madsen, Brianne Davis, Lucie Pohl

Votes: 1,797

2. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 12,568 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Dabbe (Dab6e) (2015)

160 min | Horror

Mukadder died suddenly one night. Cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. According to her sister, the killers are different sizes. There are demons behind everything.

Director: Hasan Karacadag | Stars: Elcin Atamgüc, Ömer Duran, Nilay Gök, Fehmi Karaarslan

Votes: 1,968

4. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

Votes: 37,456 | Gross: $0.17M

5. Dabbe: The Possession (2013)

120 min | Horror

Preparing for her wedding, Kübra gets possessed by unknown livings. To cure Kübra, a psychiatrist, Ebru, gets on way. Ebru is also an old friend of Kübra. Ebru would work together with an ... See full summary »

Director: Hasan Karacadag | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Elcin Atamgüc, Mehmet Canbeg, Sabriye Günüç

Votes: 3,902

6. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 34,959 | Gross: $0.14M

7. Killing the Shadows (2006)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A story about the tragedy and the danger of humor and the humorist - A comedy as grand as the Lands of Rome...

Director: Ezel Akay | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Sebnem Dönmez, Beyaz, Güven Kiraç

Votes: 9,165

8. Time to Love (1965)

89 min | Drama, Romance

Halil who is a painter falls in love with a picture which belongs to a daughter of a mansion's owner. One day, the girl comes into the mansion while Halil is looking at the picture.

Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Müsfik Kenter, Sema Özcan, Süleyman Tekcan, Oya Bulaner

Votes: 3,416

9. Somersault in a Coffin (1996)

76 min | Drama

Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Ahmet Ugurlu, Tuncel Kurtiz, Aysen Aydemir, Serif Erol

Votes: 7,572

10. What's a Human Anyway? (2004)

128 min | Comedy

In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male protagonists encounter three phases of manhood in Turkish society. Directors Reha ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Turgay Aydin, Arzu Bazman, Ali Düsenkalkar, Köksal Engür

Votes: 2,583

11. The Bandit (1996)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years searches for vengeance and his lover.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç, Yesim Salkim

Votes: 55,937

12. The Chaos Class (1975)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Lazy, uneducated students share a very close bond. They live together in the dormitory, where they plan their latest pranks. When a new headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Münir Özkul, Halit Akçatepe, Tarik Akan

Votes: 33,949

13. My Father and My Son (2005)

108 min | Drama, Family

The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after a military coup in 1980's Turkey.

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Fikret Kuskan, Hümeyra, Ege Tanman

Votes: 68,647

14. 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: 16,870

15. Kahpe Bizans (1999)

97 min | Comedy, History

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

Director: Gani Müjde | Stars: Mehmet Ali Erbil, Demet Sener, Cem Davran, Sümer Tilmaç

Votes: 5,896

16. In Bar (2007)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare... See full summary »

Director: Serdar Akar | Stars: Nejat Isler, Hakan Boyav, Serdar Orçin, Erdal Besikçioglu

Votes: 9,665

17. Fate: Tales About Darkness (2001)

119 min | Drama

Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn't struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Serdar Orçin, Zeynep Tokus, Engin Günaydin, Demir Karahan

Votes: 4,247

18. On Board (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama

Sailors want to remain in their small world, warm and cozy and full of lies, but they kidnap a prostitute from some pimps.

Director: Serdar Akar | Stars: Erkan Can, Haldun Boysan, Yildiray Sahinler, Naci Tasdögen

Votes: 11,042

19. Üçüncü Sayfa (1999)

92 min | Drama

Isa is beaten up after being accused of stealing $50. When his landlord demands the back rent, Isa gets angry and shoots him. The police round up the tenants, but are not suspicious of him.... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Basak Köklükaya, Ruhi Sari, Erol Babaoglu, Zeki Demirkubuz

Votes: 2,726

20. Honey (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

70 Metascore

The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Ayse Altay

Votes: 6,254

21. Jîn (2013)

122 min | Drama

Jin, a guerrilla, lives in a cave and decides to escape from the organization. She finds some civilian clothes and goes down from the mountain to the city. However, the city is no safer than the mountain.

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek, Ayris Alptekin

Votes: 1,724

22. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 28,984 | Gross: $0.74M

23. Mr. Muhsin (1987)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An ingenuous countryman Ali Nazik migrates to Istanbul and meets producer Muhsin Kanadikirik to have his first album.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç, Osman Cavci

Votes: 8,580

24. Ivy (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

When the crew of a bankrupt cargo ship gets stuck on board for months, isolation breeds pressures that sink the men into a sea of madness and terror.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik | Stars: Nadir Saribacak, Hakan Karsak, Kadir Çermik, Özgür Emre Yildirim

Votes: 6,480

25. Filler ve Çimen (2000)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

A chief police inspector's first hand witness testimony impeaches someone of an intelligent service crime. Some hitman who is officially dead, but concealed by an intelligence agency, has been involved in a political treason plot.

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Ali Sürmeli, Sanem Çelik, Bülent Kayabas, Haluk Bilginer

Votes: 2,231

26. Grain (2017)

123 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

This film was inspired by a chapter from the Quran. It is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where those that survive, are divided between the remnants of cities and agricultural zones... See full summary »

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Ermin Bravo, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Cristina Flutur

Votes: 1,006

27. Times and Winds (2006)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Bülent Emin Yarar

Votes: 3,510 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Happy Days (1978)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A mid-aged couple with 6 kids who are running a pickle shop gets divorced with 3 kids each. The family members find each other years later with a funny story.

Director: Orhan Aksoy | Stars: Münir Özkul, Adile Nasit, Sener Sen, Aysen Gruda

Votes: 8,410

29. From the Village to the City (1974)

77 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The sequel of The Stupid Millionaire (1974), the fun continues this time in Ankara, after the 4 brothers find the heritage from their father which is a box-ful of gold.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Zeki Alasya, Metin Akpinar

Votes: 8,235

30. Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (1989)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday.

Director: Tunç Basaran | Stars: Ozan Bilen, Nur Sürer, Füsun Demirel, Güzin Özipek

Votes: 5,468

31. Inflame (2017)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

A News Channel employee Hasret, has been seeing the same nightmare for some time. Through recurring nightmares, a question creeps into her mind: Is it possible that her parents were not ... See full summary »

Director: Ceylan Özgün Özçelik | Stars: Ayris Alptekin, Nihan Asici, Taner Birsel, Nazli Bulum

Votes: 640

32. Let's Sin (2014)

110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

There is a murder while at prayer. Selman Bulut, the imam of mosque, starts to investigate the murder and faces with people in the neighborhood.

Director: Onur Ünlü | Stars: Serkan Keskin, Umut Kurt, Mustafa Kirantepe, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil

Votes: 9,884

33. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 22,597 | Gross: $0.32M

34. Cinnet (2019)

Horror

Nida has a peaceful life and a beautiful family. She is happily married with a little daughter. One night, she goes into a blind rage and violently kills her husband. In the morning, she ... See full summary »

Director: Aytekin Birkon | Stars: Yeliz Akkaya, Emre Baser, Nicholas Facey, Ufuk Kaplan

Votes: 45

35. Clair Obscur (2016)

105 min | Drama

Two Turkish women one oppressed by sexist traditions and one liberated by modern mores, have more in common than it would seem.

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu | Stars: Funda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Okan Yalabik, Mehmet Kurtulus

Votes: 1,482

36. Inside (2012)

107 min | Drama

A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Engin Günaydin, Serhat Tutumluer, Nihal Yalcin, Sarp Apak

Votes: 6,111

37. Vavien (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A reckless electrician, who is struggling with debt, decides to kill his wife and use her savings as a way out. His plan takes an unexpected twist when his loving wife, comes back from the dead to be with her family.

Directors: Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan | Stars: Engin Günaydin, Binnur Kaya, Settar Tanriögen, Ilker Aksum

Votes: 9,821

38. Majority (2010)

111 min | Drama

Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »

Director: Seren Yüce | Stars: Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Settar Tanriögen, Nihal G. Koldas, Esme Madra

Votes: 4,372

39. Sivas (2014)

97 min | Drama

An eleven-year-old boy and a weathered fighting dog develop a strong relationship after the boy finds the dog wounded in a ditch, left to die.

Director: Kaan Müjdeci | Stars: Okan Avci, Cakir, Ezgi Ergin, Banu Fotocan

Votes: 1,832

40. Thou Gild'st the Even (2013)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Thou Gild'st the Evenis about the ordinary sorrows, worries, and troubles of the townsmen with extraordinary abilities. In a small Anatolian town, life goes on; Cemal is an assistant ... See full summary »

Director: Onur Ünlü | Stars: Ali Atay, Tansu Biçer, Cengiz Bozkurt, Asil Buyukozcelik

Votes: 7,884

41. Frenzy (2015)

119 min | Drama

Amid the intense political violence of Istanbul, Kadir is released on parole two years early on the condition that he become an informant for the police gathering terrorist informations, activities, and searching for bombs on trash cans.

Director: Emin Alper | Stars: Mehmet Özgür, Berkay Ates, Tülin Özen, Müfit Kayacan

Votes: 2,561



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