Turkish Submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Filmby thebalkabaa | created - 11 Mar 2012 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Turkey has never been nominated and has been shortlisted only once for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This list includes all the films submitted to AMPAS by the Turkish committee.
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1. Three Monkeys (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.
Votes: 20,094 | Gross: $0.04M
Submitted for the 81st Academy Awards. Made the Shortlist.
2. Commitment (2019)
135 min | Drama
Asli, a young mother who is trying to find a nanny to get back to work, finally meets young Gulnihal. Gulnihal is also a mother. With Gulnihal coming into her life, Asli faces her secrets which she has been avoiding herself.
Submitted for the 92nd Academy Awards. Not nominated.
3. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
188 min | Drama
An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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.
Votes: 20,529 | Gross: $0.03M
Submitted for the 91st Academy Awards. Not nominated.
4. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 90th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
5. Cold of Kalandar (2015)
130 min | Drama
"Cold of Kalandar" pictures within a unique pastoral atmosphere the realist, passionate and emotional story of Mehmet and his family living far from modern life, in a mountain village.
Submitted for the 89th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
6. Sivas (2014)
Not Rated | 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.
Submitted for the 88th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
7. Winter Sleep (2014)
Not Rated | 196 min | Drama
A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.
Votes: 46,252 | Gross: $0.17M
Submitted for the 87th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
8. The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
138 min | Biography, Drama, History
In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Submitted for the 86th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
9. Where the Fire Burns (2012)
105 min | Drama
Submitted for the 85th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
10. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama
A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.
Votes: 41,801 | Gross: $0.14M
Submitted for the 84th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
11. Honey (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
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.
Submitted for the 83rd Academy Awards. Not nominated.
12. I Saw the Sun (2009)
120 min | Drama
In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 82nd Academy Awards. Not nominated.
13. Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
96 min | Drama
A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.
Submitted for the 80th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
14. Ice Cream, I Scream (2005)
100 min | Comedy
Ali, who is ice cream salesman in Mugla, tries to survive in the face of fierce competition from the big ice cream brands. While trying to promote his ice cream, he tours the village with ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 79th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
15. Lovelorn (2005)
142 min | Drama
A single mother with a child meets a retired teacher who tries to keep pace with his new life and to protect them from her ex-husband.
Submitted for the 78th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
16. Uzak (2002)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.
Votes: 19,066 | Gross: $0.10M
Submitted for the 76th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
17. 9 (2002)
91 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Cops question six people about the rape and murder of a beautiful vagrant
Submitted for the 75th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
18. Big Man, Little Love (2001)
120 min | Drama
Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!
Submitted for the 74th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
19. A Run for Money (1999)
100 min | Drama
The monotonous life of Selim,a shirt store owner changes when he finds a suitcase full of American dollars in a taxi.
Submitted for the 73rd Academy Awards. Not nominated.
20. Salkim Hanim'in Taneleri (1999)
120 min | Drama, History
The film is set during the period of the Varlik Vergisi where many non-Muslims were forced to pay higher taxes, often in an arbitrary and unrealistic way. Around two thousand non-Muslims, ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 72nd Academy Awards. Not nominated.
21. The Bandit (1996)
128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover.
Submitted for the 70th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
22. Tarzan of Manisa (1994)
101 min | Biography, Drama
Ahmet Bedevi, also known as Tarzan of Manisa, was born in 1900 in Baghdad to become a soldier, fighting in the War of Independence and honored with a medal. He returned to a ruined and ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 67th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
23. The Blue Exile (1993)
108 min | Biography, Drama
Cevat Sakir is an exile punished for publishing an article regarding that government executed deserters from army, subsequently he was sent to Bodrum where he realized Bodrum is a heavenly ... See full summary »
Submitted for the 66th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
24. Piano Piano Kid (1991)
81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In 1940's Turkey, the world in the eyes of a child.
Submitted for the 65th Academy Awards. Not nominated.
25. 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.
Submitted for the 62nd Academy Awards. Not nominated.