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1. Hacivat Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü? (2006)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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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: 7,790

2. Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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This is a movie about amateur spirit made with an amateur spirit. It is the story of two adolescents who live in a small village, work in temporary summer jobs in a small town near their ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmet Uluçay | Stars: Fizuli Caferof, Gülayse Erkoc, Hasbiye Günay, Kadir Kaymaz

Votes: 4,265

3. Muhsin Bey (1987)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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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: 7,397

4. The Bandit (1996)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 44,734

5. Adem'in Trenleri (2007)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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On the first day of Ramadan, Hasan arrives at a railway station in the middle of the Anatolian wilderness. He has with him a young wife and a young daughter. He has heard that the small ... See full summary »

Director: Baris Pirhasan | Stars: Nurgül Yesilçay, Cem Özer, Ümit Çirak, Derya Alabora

Votes: 1,126

6. Tabutta Rövasata (1996)

76 min | Drama

7.8
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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, Mahmut Benek

Votes: 6,140

7. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

Votes: 9,273

8. Neredesin Firuze (2004)

128 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers (played by Haluk Bilginer and Cem Ozer) and their only two contracted singers (played ... See full summary »

Director: Ezel Akay | Stars: Özcan Deniz, Haluk Bilginer, Sebnem Dönmez, Demet Akbag

Votes: 6,453

9. Selamsiz Bandosu (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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Selamsiz (wich means 'no greeting') is a small town in Anatolia. The town has a lot of problems but noone from governments come and see the town. One day the mayor learns that the prime ... See full summary »

Director: Nesli Çölgeçen | Stars: Sener Sen, Ali Uyandiran, Üstün Asutay, Güzin Çoragan

Votes: 2,592

10. Sonbahar (2008)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.

Director: Özcan Alper | Stars: Onur Saylak, Megi Kobaladze, Serkan Keskin, Raife Yenigül

Votes: 4,239

11. Uzak (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 14,255 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Ulak (2008)

109 min | Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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The fantasy story of Mehmet the writer

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Kaya Akkaya, Melis Birkan, Haki Biçici, Yetkin Dikinciler

Votes: 3,870

13. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 44,015

14. Istanbul Kanatlarimin Altinda (1996)

119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and... See full summary »

Director: Mustafa Altioklar | Stars: Ege Aydan, Okan Bayülgen, Beatriz Rico, Savas Ay

Votes: 2,741

15. 7 Kocali Hürmüz (2009)

122 min | Comedy

6.3
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Remake of a well-known Turkish musical comedy loved by generations, the film is about the adventures of flirtatious Hurmuz in late 1800's Istanbul. Hurmuz who lives in Taskasap, Istanbul ... See full summary »

Director: Ezel Akay | Stars: Nurgül Yesilçay, Gülse Birsel, Haluk Bilginer, Erkan Can

Votes: 3,728

16. Babam ve Oglum (2005)

108 min | Drama

8.5
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The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after a military coup in 1980's Turkey.

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Resit Kurt, Fikret Kuskan, Çetin Tekindor, Furkan Turan

Votes: 51,741

17. Harem Suare (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama, History

6.2
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As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Lucia Bosé, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,310

18. Zügürt Aga (1985)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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The landowner (Agha) of the Haraptar village marries off his old father with the young and beautiful Kiraz. But on the nuptial night, his father dies and everthing starts to go bad for the ... See full summary »

Director: Nesli Çölgeçen | Stars: Sener Sen, Erdal Özyagcilar, Nilgün Nazli, Füsun Demirel

Votes: 10,811

19. Before Your Eyes (2009)

102 min | Drama

7.3
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Diyarbakir, in the late nineties: Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.

Director: Miraz Bezar | Stars: Senay Orak, Muhammed Al, Hakan Karsak, Suzan Ilir

Votes: 968

20. Arabesk (1988)

105 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Sener Sen, Müjde Ar, Ugur Yücel, Necati Bilgiç

Votes: 5,391