Armenian genocide

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1. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,468

2. Mother (1991)

157 min | Drama

In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Isabelle Sadoyan

Votes: 2,901

3. Mother (1993– )

277 min | Drama

The story of an Armenian man and his family who have to flee their country during the genocide by the Turks, and come to live as refugees in a foreign land.

Stars: Claudie Arif, Serge Avedikian, Christian Barbier, Michèle Bardollet

Votes: 117

4. 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: 1,979

5. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 936

6. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 11,034 | Gross: $1.55M

7. The Armenian Genocide (2006)

56 min | Documentary

This is the story of the first genocide of the 20th century; when the Young Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire systematically exterminated 1.5 million Armenians during World War One.

Director: Laurence Jourdan

Votes: 101

8. 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: 1,420 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The River Ran Red (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Director: J. Michael Hagopian

Votes: 21

10. Aghet - Ein Völkermord (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

"Aghet - A Genocide" - On the Armenian Genocide by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It is based on eyewitness reports by European and American personnel ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Friedler | Stars: Hermann Beyer, Samuel Finzi, Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 611

11. The Forgotten Genocide (1975)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary by Armenian born J. Michael Hagopian, who now films and lives in the United States, detailing the Armenian genocide by Turks through eyewitness accounts and interviews with survivors, combined with rare archival film footage.

Director: J. Michael Hagopian | Stars: Mike Connors, Armin T. Wegner

Votes: 19

12. The Armenian Genocide (1991)

25 min | Documentary, Short, History

Produced in a joint project by J. Michael Hagopian's production company the Armenian Film Foudation (which was created to promote Armenian cultural awareness) and the Curriculum Development... See full summary »

Director: J. Michael Hagopian | Star: Mark Andrew Reyes

Votes: 112

13. Life Triumphs (1977)

92 min | Drama

This story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, is an eternal story of resurrection.

Director: Henrik Malyan | Stars: Sos Sargsyan, Sofik Sarkisyan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Galya Novents

Votes: 121

14. An Armenian Journey (1988)

58 min | Documentary, History

Armenian-American film maker & journalist Theodore Bogosian takes on the controversial subject as to weather the deaths of over 1 million Armenians in eastern Turkey during the first world ... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Bogosian | Star: Theodore Bogosian

Votes: 26

15. Yearning (1990)

136 min | Drama

Real life tragic story of Arakel whose anguish towards lost homeland made him cross Soviet-Turkish border during Stalin era.

Director: Frunze Dovlatyan | Stars: Rafael Atoyan, Galya Novents, Ashot Melikdzhanyan, H. Kartashyan

Votes: 71

16. 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: 1,671

17. 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: 1,750

18. Armenian Revolt (2006 Video)


A balanced view of the struggle between the Ottoman Empire and the Armenians in the Eastern Anatolia during the late 19th century what is considered by some today, a genocide. This in-depth... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callaghan | Stars: Seçil Karal Akgün, Aram Arkun, David Fromkin, Justin McCarthy

Votes: 98

20. They Are to Live (1961)

86 min | Drama

Two brothers were separated after the Armenian genocide of 1915. One of them crossed the ocean, the other died during the World War II. The survived brother returns to Armenia to find his nephews.

Director: Laert Vagharshyan | Stars: Gurgen Tonunts, David Malyan, S. Margaryan, A. Badalyan

Votes: 27

21. Saroyan Brothers (1969)

102 min | Drama

Civil war in Armenia after the Russian Revolution divides the country and - two brothers.

Directors: Khoren Abrahamyan, Frunze Dovlatyan, Arkadi Hayrapetyan | Stars: Frunze Dovlatyan, Khoren Abrahamyan, Gurgen Janibekyan, Anahit Maschyan

Votes: 34

22. Sons of Sassoun (1975)

PG | 108 min

Set around 1908, the "Sons of Sassoun" follows a group of Armenian freedom fighters defending themselves and their village from the invading forces of the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Sarky Mouradian | Stars: Manuel Kichian, Lana Wood, Peter Lorre Jr., Victor Izay

Votes: 37

23. Dzori Miro (1981)


The hero of the film loses his family during the 1915 genocide in the Ottoman Empire and fights against Turkish militiamen. Disappointed in his life, Miro finds refuge in Soviet Armenia. ... See full summary »

Director: Zhirayr Avetisyan | Stars: R. Abrahamyan, A. Avetisyan, H. Galoyan, M. Grigoryan

Votes: 44

24. Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

143 min | Drama, History, War

Armenian guerrilla troops fight against the Turkish forces on the mountain of Musa Dagh.

Director: Sarky Mouradian | Stars: Kabir Bedi, Ronnie Carol, Guy Stockwell, Peter Haskell

Votes: 204

25. Epic Denied: Depriving the Forty Days of Musa Dagh (2020)

Documentary | Announced

A documentary about the trials and tribulations of Hollywood's multiple attempts to produce an epic movie based on Franz Werfel's bestseller, "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh". Undertaken by ... See full summary »

Directors: Edwin Avaness, Serj Minassians

26. Assignment Berlin (1982)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

The young Soghomon Tehlirian stands trial in Berlin for his assassination of Talaat Pasha, a former leader of the Young Turks, who in 1915 were responsible for the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Hrayr Toukhanian | Stars: Eddie Mekka, Val Avery, Roger Jackson, Michael Carroll

Votes: 62

27. Komitas (1989 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

The film is dedicated to the Armenian monk and genius composer Komitas, and the 2 million victims on his people in Turkey in 1915.

Director: Don Askarian | Stars: Samvel Ovasapian, Margarita Woskanjan, Omig Saadetian, Yeghishe Mougikian

Votes: 46

29. Musaler-1988: The Year of Dragon (1988)

39 min | Documentary, Short

1988, the year of beginning of the All-Armenian National Movement and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Thousands pilgrims gather in Musaler village to commemorate the heroic struggle of Musa-Dagh aginst Turkish oppressors during the World War I.

Director: Ara Vahuni

Votes: 20

30. Men, Years, Life (1990)

An allegorical film about the subservience of the people of the Caucasus (both Christian and Muslim alike) in general and Armenians in particular by the Soviet State. Mother Russia even ... See full summary »

Directors: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi

Votes: 20

31. Armenia (2006)

125 min | Drama

Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Chorik Grigorian, Romen Avinian

Votes: 373

32. Sunrise over Lake Van (2011)

93 min | Drama

The main character is an 80-year-old Garabed, whose mother miraculously survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He tries to preserve the memory of the lost Motherland in his Americanized ... See full summary »

Directors: Artak Igityan, Vahan Stepanyan | Stars: Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Aren Vatyan, Arevik Martirosyan, Gunisigi Zan

Votes: 95

33. Mother (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

This film recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseille, France, in order to escape from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Richard Berry, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 1,766

34. The Blue Book (2009)

54 min | Documentary, Family, History

This documentary traces the work of Ara Sarafian, an archival historian. The documentary was commissioned when Sarafian began a campaign to oppose the efforts of Turkish parliamentarians in London to deny the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Director: Gagik Karagheuzian | Stars: David Holloway, Ara Sarafian

Votes: 9

35. 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: 4,838 | Gross: $0.03M

38. The Son of the Olive Merchant (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

For their honeymoon, Anna and Mathieu went to Turkey. With camera in hand, they traced the footsteps of Garabed, the Armenian grand-father of Mathieu, who escape the 1915 genocide. They are... See full summary »

Director: Mathieu Zeitindjioglou | Star: Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 28

39. Voyage to Amasia (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

VOYAGE TO AMASIA is a feature length documentary based around Eric Hachikian's piano trio of the same name. Amasya, Turkey is the city where Eric's grandmother, Helen Shushan, was born and ... See full summary »

Directors: Randy Bell, Eric V. Hachikian

Votes: 14

40. Grandma's Tattoos (2011)

58 min | Documentary

Reveals the fate of thousands of forgotten women, mostly teenagers and young girls, who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide but were forced into prostitution by their captors.

Director: Suzanne Khardalian | Star: Maria Vardanyan

Votes: 35

41. Genocide Memoir (2012)

14 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Boghos Tavrayan was about 4 years old, he didn't know who his parents were, he didn't know the year of his birth, he didn't know why they were abhorred, the only thing he knew was his first... See full summary »

Director: Shahane Bekarian

42. Vecny smutek genocidy (2015)

72 min | Documentary

Documentary film will be talking about genocide of Armenian people in years 1915 - 1918. One of the first who unveiled these events to the world was czech traveler Karel Hansa. In his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Mahdal

44. 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: 4,449 | Gross: $0.10M

45. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, History

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: 165,063

46. 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

47. The Sandcastle Girls

Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Eric Nazarian

48. 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

49. Architects of Denial (2017)

102 min | Documentary

Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is... See full summary »

Director: David Lee George | Stars: Taner Akçam, Julian Assange, Jonathan Babington-Heina, George Clooney

Votes: 194 | Gross: $0.07M

50. Anjar: Flowers, Goats and Heroes (2009)

87 min | Documentary

Growing up in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, the filmmaker's life in a small Armenian village becomes forever linked to a group of 1915 genocide survivors. Through rare photos and ... See full summary »

Director: Noura Kevorkian

Votes: 9

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