50 Turkish Movies You Must See Before You Dieby nopainnogain06 | created - 25 Feb 2011 | updated - 15 Sep 2011 | Public
Ölmeden Önce İzlemeniz Gereken 50 Türk Filmi
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1. Yol (1982)
PG | 114 min | Drama
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 »
2. Hababam Sinifi (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.
Rıfat Ilgaz'ın ölümsüz eserinden uyarlanan bir mizah şahaseri. Belki de türk televizyonlarında en çok izlenen film. Hababam sınıfı, baba otoritesinden korkan ama onunla yaşamak için de sonsuz kaçış yöntemleri bulan, uyanık ve haylaz yanımızı temsil ediyor. Yeşilçam'ın tartışmasız başyapıtı.
3. Motherland Hotel (1987)
101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest and the reality of routine everyday-life starts crumbling into pieces.
4. Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim (1977)
90 min | Drama, Romance
Story of a dilemma between a woman's love and her logic. Asya, a young girl with a strict mother, meets Ilyas who is a womanizer city man, and they quickly fall in love. They get over the ... See full summary »
5. Vesikali Yarim (1968)
89 min | Drama, Romance
My Prostitute Love is a 'realist melodrama' that represents the sentiment of 60s' Istanbul in an authentic way. Poetically written and carefully crafted in cinematography, it juxtaposes the... See full summary »
9. Kosmos (2009)
122 min | Drama, Fantasy
A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya is nearly in a panic when his ... See full summary »
10. The Bandit (1996)
128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
11. Drakula Istanbul'da (1953)
102 min | Fantasy, Horror
Azmi is a lawyer from Istanbul. Drakula of Romania has assumed a new title. Azmi travels to Romania for legal matters. He is warned of Drakula but Azmi is a strong believer of goodness.
13. Gelin (1973)
92 min | Drama
A young woman moves with her husband and small child to her husband's family in Istanbul. Her son becomes ill and the doctor tells her that he will soon die if he doesn't get an operation. ... See full summary »
14. Umut (1970)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
"Umut" is the story of an illiterate man and his family, whose existence depends on his income as a horse cab driver. When one of his horses is killed by an automobile, and when it is clear... See full summary »
16. Yusuf ile Kenan (1979)
80 min | Drama
Yusuf, 14, and Kenan, 9, are two shepherd brothers. When their father was killed as a result of a blood feud, children flee to Istanbul to find their only relative, uncle Ali. However all ... See full summary »
18. Sevmek Zamani (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.
20. Maglup edilemeyenler (1976)
80 min | Adventure, Drama
Murat is a successful journalist. One day a girl named Aysel is kidnapped and raped by three men. Murat is misinformed about the case, so he distorts the whole story which deeply saddens ... See full summary »
22. Yazi Tura (2004)
102 min | Drama
Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / ... See full summary »
23. Üç arkadas (1958)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Three hopeless cronies from the slums help a blind panhandler girl who is homeless and hungry. The girl, an ingenue, brings a new hope to everyone's life, especially to the one who falls in love with her.
25. The Herd (1978)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be ... See full summary »
29. Tabutta Rövasata (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 »
30. Bes Vakit (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 »
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31. Zügürt Aga (1985)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
34. Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak (2004)
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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 »
35. The Town (1997)
85 min | Drama
The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.
36. Vizontele (2001)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot ... See full summary »
39. Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar (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.
43. 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 »
44. Kanun namina (1952)
94 min | Drama
Nazim who commit crime because of people around him and Ayten loves Nazim and married with him. However, Ayten's stepsister Nezahat and Halil want to separate them.
1952 yılında 4 film yöneten Lütfi Ö. Akad, özgün bir yaşam öyküsüne dayanan Kanun Namına ile Türk sinemasına ilk kilometre taşını koyuyor. Gerçekten Akad, yıllardır anlatım aksaklıklarıyla yaşamaya çalışan kekeme bir Türk Sinemasına bir dil kazandırıyor, yeni soluk getiriyordu. Yaşayan tipler, gündelik olaylar ve doğal çevrenin kullanımı Kanun Namına'yı tarihsel süreç içindeki yerine oturtuyor.
46. Law of the Border (1966)
Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama
In order to keep his ailing son alive, an impoverished man agrees to sneak a herd of sheep across the border.
Türk sineması kuramcılarının çeşitli kamplara ayrılıp "ATÜT sineması", "halk sineması", "ulusal sinema", "toplumsal gerçekçilik" gibi görüşleri tartıştıkları dönemde Lütfi Ö. Akad, çok önemli bir film patlattı: Senaryo çalışmasını Yılmaz Güney'le birlikte yaptığı Hudutların Kanunu, Türk sinema tarihinin en önemli filmiydi. Akad, ikinci kez doğarken, Yılmaz Güney'in "büyük oyun"u da uzun süre unutulmayacaktı.
49. Mayis Sikintisi (1999)
130 min | Comedy, Drama
This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ... See full summary »
50. Dar Alanda Kisa Paslasmalar (2000)
120 min | Drama, Sport