The Long Way to War (Turks at War in films)

by osloj | created - 21 Apr 2017 | updated - 26 Apr 2017 | Public

Circa 1915 or abouts.

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1. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 34,608 | Gross: $5.73M

2. The Long Way Home (2013)

112 min | Drama, History, War

The Long Way Home is set on the outskirts of Kars in Eastern Anatolia in the winter of 1915 and takes us to the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Sarikamis. The film follows a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Alphan Eseli | Stars: Ugur Polat, Nergis Öztürk, Serdar Orçin, Muharrem Bayrak

Votes: 652

3. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 67,703 | Gross: $4.19M

5. Mystery Files (2010– )
Episode: Lawrence of Arabia (2011)

TV-PG | 25 min | History

Immortalized by the Oscar-winning film, the real T.E. Lawrence is a polarizing individual who many believe was a fraud.

Director: Kate Haddock

Votes: 14

7. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 449

8. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,857 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)

101 min | Action, Drama, History

April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against ... See full summary »

Directors: Kemal Uzun, Serdar Akar, Ahmet Karaman | Stars: Gürkan Uygun, Berrak Tüzünataç, Umut Kurt, Stephen Chance

Votes: 4,391

10. 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: 5,877

11. Çanakkale 1915 (2012)

100 min | Drama, History

The Doc and the Junkster get desperate on the final day in Austin, a locker is full of pinatas.

Director: Yesim Sezgin | Stars: Baris Çakmak, Bülent Alkis, Celil Nalcakan, Baran Akbulut

Votes: 1,605

12. 120 (2008)

114 min | Drama, History, War

During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men ... See full summary »

Directors: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Özge Özberk, Cansel Elcin, Burak Sergen, Yasar Abravaya

Votes: 6,278

13. Eve giden yol 1914 (2006)

98 min | Drama, History, War

1910s, the last days of the Overthrowing, the Ottoman lands, the years of the First World War. Mahmut has a different problem; he has been burning in a painful love. The price of this love ... See full summary »

Director: Semir Aslanyürek | Stars: Metin Akpinar, Erdal Besikçioglu, Melisa Sözen, Emre Altug

Votes: 634

15. An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache, George Constantin

Votes: 825 | Gross: $0.07M

16. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.

Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Gertrude Michael, Claude Rains, Margaret Swope

Votes: 376

17. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, History, War

Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chips Rafferty, Pat Twohill

Votes: 128

18. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

49 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 165,242

19. The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

26 Metascore

This movie is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 23,092

20. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.

Directors: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 4,458 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 916 | Gross: $1.45M

22. The Lark Farm (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,981

23. 1915 Armenian Genocide (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

The iconic "1915 Armenian Genocide" was originally produced in 1980 (digitally restored and re-released in 2010) is based on the eyewitness accounts of four survivors whose compelling story... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bedrosian | Star: Paul Schaefer

Votes: 1,755

24. Armenian Genocide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

The first Genocide of the 20th century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I, between 1915 and 1918.

Director: Andrew Goldberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian, Elizabeth Frierson

Votes: 1,676

25. Veda - Atatürk (I) (2010)

114 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story based on the memoirs of Salih Bozok, which traces the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Director: Zülfü Livaneli | Stars: Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Dolunay Soysert, Burhan Güven, Sinan Tuzcu

Votes: 6,174

26. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 443

27. Armenia, My Love... (2016)

101 min | Drama

The destiny of an Armenian family, living in the Ottoman Empire, in 1915, whose dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American artist, who lives to paint the story of his shattered childhood childhood.

Director: Diana Angelson | Stars: Diana Angelson, Nazo Bravo, Shake Tukhmanyan, Arman Nshanian

Votes: 435

28. Screamers (2006)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

55 Metascore

Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.

Director: Carla Garapedian | Stars: Taner Akçam, Hrant Dink, John Dolmayan, Sibel Edmonds

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.05M

29. The Other Side of Home (2016 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

In 1915, estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, during the Armenian Genocide. In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was ... See full summary »

Director: Nare Mkrtchyan | Stars: Ali Cesur, Michelle Yolyan

Votes: 53

31. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

During the 1922 Turkish Civil War, two Americans and a group of foreign mercenaries offer their services to a local Turkish governor who hires them as guards for a secret transport.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier, Patrick Magee

Votes: 963

32. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 9,217 | Gross: $0.28M

33. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 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: 248,800 | Gross: $44.82M

34. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

49 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 165,242



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