Best Turkish Movies & TV Series (2000-2017)

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1. Dag (2012)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The heroic story of two soldiers trapped in an ambush, fighting for their lives.

Director: Alper Caglar | Stars: Caglar Ertugrul, Ufuk Bayraktar, Firat Dogruloglu, Mesut Akusta

Votes: 16,432

2. Dag II (2016)

135 min | Drama, War

In a desolate war zone where screams of the innocent echo, on the very line between disaster and valor, 7 Maroon Berets will dance with death.

Director: Alper Caglar | Stars: Ozan Agaç, Bedii Akin, Murat Arkin, Eylül Arular

Votes: 98,642

3. Babam ve Oglum (2005)

108 min | Drama, Family

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

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Fikret Kuskan, Hümeyra, Ege Tanman

Votes: 61,719

4. Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun (2009)

128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

Director: Levent Semerci | Stars: Mete Horozoglu, Ilker Kizmaz, Baris Bagci, Özgür Eren Koç

Votes: 28,844

5. Pardon (2005)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on a true event, Pardon tells the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. Ibrahim's fear of uniforms ... See full summary »

Director: Mert Baykal | Stars: Ferhan Sensoy, Rasim Öztekin, Ali Çatalbas, Bülent Kayabas

Votes: 15,221

6. Itirazim Var (2014)

110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

There is a murder while at prayer. Selman Bulut, the imam of mosque, starts to investigate the murder and faces with people in the neighborhood.

Director: Onur Ünlü | Stars: Serkan Keskin, Furkan Turan, Hazal Kaya, Öner Erkan

Votes: 8,422

7. 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 »

Directors: Yilmaz Erdogan, Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Yilmaz Erdogan, Demet Akbag, Altan Erkekli, Cem Yilmaz

Votes: 26,849

8. Cars of the Revolution (2008)

115 min | Drama

In the years of military coup, Turkey was unable to produce its own cars. But Pasha believed that Turkish people can produce their own cars so he ordered 2 cars. Gunduz and engineers with him must produce 2 cars in only 130 days!

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Taner Birsel, Charles Carroll, Ali Düsenkalkar

Votes: 8,961

9. G.O.R.A. (2004)

127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Rasim Öztekin, Özkan Ugur, Idil Firat

Votes: 47,128

10. A.R.O.G (2008)

TV-G | 127 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Commander Logar fools Arif and sends him 1.000.000 years back in the time. He must civilize people from past to reach today.

Directors: Ali Taner Baltaci, Cem Yilmaz | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Özge Özberk, Zafer Algöz, Ethel Mulinas Araf

Votes: 29,857

11. Kelebegin Rüyasi (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.

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan | Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Mert Firat, Belçim Bilgin, Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Votes: 16,042

12. Kabadayi (2007)

140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ali Osman is living a quiet life after years of struggle, murder and tears. And he is slowly slipping into dementia. He made his peace with the horrible life he had and waiting for his ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Vargi | Stars: Sener Sen, Kenan Imirzalioglu, Ismail Hacioglu, Asli Tandogan

Votes: 16,203

13. Telling Tales (2015)

103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The story of a minibus driver and a fairytale princesss nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood.

Director: Burak Aksak | Stars: Hande Dogandemir, Fatih Artman, Cengiz Bozkurt, Sadi Celil Cengiz

Votes: 12,144

14. Kötü Kedi Serafettin (2016)

86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Produced by Turkey's biggest animation studio, Anima Istanbul, The Bad Cat is an animated epic for young adults featuring the unforgettably bad cat, Shero and his foul mouthed gang in ... See full summary »

Directors: Mehmet Kurtulus, Ayse Ünal | Stars: Ugur Yücel, Demet Evgar, Okan Yalabik, Güven Kiraç

Votes: 5,673

15. Pek Yakinda (2014)

134 min | Comedy

Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew ... See full summary »

Director: Cem Yilmaz | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Tülin Özen, Zafer Algöz, Özkan Ugur

Votes: 26,456

16. Kaybedenler Kulübü (2011)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Kaan and Mete, co-hosts of a mid 1990s radio show called Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers' Club), struggle to deal with their daily lives after their show becomes an instant hit. Kaan meets ... See full summary »

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Nejat Isler, Yigit Özsener, Ahu Türkpençe, Idil Firat

Votes: 17,675

17. Behzat Ç.: Seni Kalbime Gömdüm (2011)

110 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

An agressive police officer tries to solve the mystery behind consecutive murders. While doing so, he must fight against his inner demons.

Director: Serdar Akar | Stars: Erdal Besikçioglu, Tardu Flordun, Cansu Dere, Canan Erguder

Votes: 8,166

18. Limonata (2015)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

So begins an entertaining road story where we witness two brothers with different cultural backgrounds, who don't even know each other, have similarities, differences and even their fights.

Director: Ali Atay | Stars: Ertan Saban, Serkan Keskin, Luran Ahmeti, Funda Eryigit

Votes: 7,747

19. Iftarlik Gazoz (2016)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

In early 1970s, Adem is a boy living in an Aegean village with his family. He just finished the primary school and he wants to work while he's on summer holiday. He gets permission from his... See full summary »

Director: Yüksel Aksu | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Berat Efe Parlar, Adam Bay, Ümmü Putgül

Votes: 7,575

20. Hacivat Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü? (2006)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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: 8,444

21. Çanakkale Yolun Sonu (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: 4,200

22. Hokkabaz (2006)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.

Directors: Ali Taner Baltaci, Cem Yilmaz | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Mazhar Alanson, Özlem Tekin, Tuna Orhan

Votes: 24,799

23. Av Mevsimi (2010)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The lives of three homicide detectives are turned upside-down during a murder investigation.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Cem Yilmaz, Çetin Tekindor, Melisa Sözen

Votes: 25,708

24. Annemin Yarasi (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, War

Upon turning eight-teen, Salih leaves the orphanage to go on a journey that uncovers bitter truths of a war-ridden past.

Director: Ozan Açiktan | Stars: Sabina Ajrula, Bora Akkas, Belçim Bilgin, Petar Cirica

Votes: 1,775

25. Ask Tesadüfleri Sever (2011)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crushes into Omer's car. This accident causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Mehmet Günsür, Belçim Bilgin, Altan Erkekli, Ayda Aksel

Votes: 14,890

26. Magic Carpet Ride (2005)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan | Stars: Yilmaz Erdogan, Tolga Çevik, Cem Yilmaz, Özgü Namal

Votes: 23,820

27. Dügün Dernek (2013)

106 min | Comedy

A group of people in an eastern Turkish village are enlisted to throw a big and brash wedding in ten days notice.

Directors: Selçuk Aydemir, Birkan Pusa | Stars: Ahmet Kural, Murat Cemcir, Rasim Öztekin, Seher Devrim Yakut

Votes: 17,313

28. Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi (2014)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A beautiful girl who has everything. Charming, playful, in her own words: 'too joyful to fall in love.' A sudden car crash, and her heart stops for a few minutes. When she wakes up, ... See full summary »

Director: Kerem Deren | Stars: Engin Akyürek, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Ceren Moray, Onur Tuna

Votes: 7,038

29. Yahsi Bati (2009)

112 min | Comedy, Western

In 1881, two Ottoman Secret Agents travel to the USA, at the Sultan's request, to deliver a valuable diamond as a gift for the President.

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Ozan Güven, Zafer Algöz, Demet Evgar

Votes: 24,514

30. Fetih 1453 (2012)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, History

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

Director: Faruk Aksoy | Stars: Devrim Evin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest, Cengiz Coskun

Votes: 54,102 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Kainan 1890 (2015)

132 min | History

True story of two key events in Turkish-Japanese relationship, which deepened the friendship between two nations.

Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka | Stars: Seiyô Uchino, Kenan Ece, Shioli Kutsuna, Alican Yücesoy

Votes: 1,773

32. Eyyvah Eyvah (2010)

104 min | Comedy

A clarinet player goes on a search for his real father, teaming up with an eccentric nightclub singer.

Director: Hakan Algül | Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Tanju Tuncel, Sehsuvar Aktas

Votes: 16,151

33. Son Osmanli Yandim 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: 5,517

34. Kaçma Birader (I) (2016)

107 min | Comedy

Comedy adventure of a family who are living at the middle anatolia. They are going to Istanbul after their missing son.

Directors: Defne Deliormanli, Murat Kaman, Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Zafer Algöz, Melek Baykal, Emrah Kaman, Algi Eke

Votes: 2,452

35. Labirent (2011)

123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story (fictional) of a Turkish intel team trying to stop a terrorist organization trying to conduct attacks in Istanbul. Due to differing positions of TR, the UK and the U.S. towards ... See full summary »

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Meltem Cumbul, Sarp Akkaya, Riza Kocaoglu

Votes: 1,915

36. Sag Salim (2012)

98 min | Comedy

This fast paced farce begins with an apparently innocuous request from a village elder to take a recently deceased man to his home village for proper burial. Salim, the simple village man ... See full summary »

Director: Ersoy Güler | Stars: Burçin Bildik, Alper Saldiran, Fulya Zenginer, Hüseyin Avni Danyal

Votes: 4,306

37. Ejder Kapani (2010)

105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

When a serial killer goes after former convicted pedophiles, it is up to Police Commissioner Abbas and his Chief Celal to stop the killings.

Director: Ugur Yücel | Stars: Ugur Yücel, Kenan Imirzalioglu, Nejat Isler, Berrak Tüzünataç

Votes: 4,131

38. Ali Baba ve 7 Cüceler (I) (2015)

114 min | Action, Comedy

Ali Senay (Cem Yilmaz) and Ilber (Cetin Altay), the two partners of Senay Cüccaciye, sell garden dwarfs. When their company starts to dwindle, they decide to participate in a gardening fair... See full summary »

Director: Cem Yilmaz | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Zafer Algöz, Çetin Altay, Mariya Anastasyeva

Votes: 15,044

39. Masum (2017)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer), a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.

Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Nur Sürer, Ali Atay, Okan Yalabik

Votes: 5,443

40. Leyla ile Mecnun (2011–2014)

TV-PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.

Stars: Ali Atay, Cengiz Bozkurt, Serkan Keskin, Osman Sonant

Votes: 81,167

41. Bes Kardes (2015)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This is one of the five brothers, not like in the slightest way to another.

Stars: Serkan Keskin, Osman Sonant, Tansu Biçer, Nadir Saribacak

Votes: 2,565

42. Kardes Payi (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The two brothers have a plumbing company and they are trying to invent something that would make the world a better place.

Stars: Ahmet Kural, Murat Cemcir, Seda Bakan, Ahmet Arslan

Votes: 12,494

43. Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Centered around a personally troubled, officially discredited police chief and his inharmonious police team in Ankara Police Force. Even though the show usually focuses on murders and other... See full summary »

Stars: Erdal Besikçioglu, Fatih Artman, Inanç Konukçu, Seda Bakan

Votes: 22,250

44. Isler Güçler (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy

Ahmet, Murat and Sadi are actors who dream of shooting a movie and present a documentary called 'Meslek Hikayeleri' in order to make money.

Stars: Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Kural, Sadi Celil Cengiz, Sinasi Yurtsever

Votes: 17,910

45. Tatli Hayat (2001–2004)

58 min | Comedy, Family

A Turkish remake of "The Jeffersons". With Ihsan Yildirim's cleaning business booming, he insisted his family leave the "plain folks" and move up to Etiler with the "fancy folks." It is ... See full summary »

Stars: Asli Altaylar, Ceyda Ates, Nami Esatgil, Demet Evgar

Votes: 6,037

46. Poyraz Karayel (2015–2017)

123 min | Action, Drama

A defamed ex-cop, who is struggling to get back his son, is put on undercover duty within the biggest mafia in Istanbul.

Stars: Ilker Kaleli, Burçin Terzioglu, Musa Uzunlar, Ali Il

Votes: 6,639

47. Ezel (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Betrayed by his trusted friends and the woman he loved, Ömer Uçar returns as Ezel to exact his vengeance.

Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Bade Iscil, Yigit Özsener

Votes: 19,083

48. Suskunlar (2012)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rising attorney finds his perfectly crafted life threatened when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their past from Kuyudibi district in Istanbul.

Stars: Murat Yildirim, Asli Enver, Sarp Akkaya, Güven Murat Akpinar

Votes: 4,035

49. Avrupa Yakasi (2004–2009)

60 min | Comedy

A sitcom about Sutcuoglu family and Avrupa Yakasi magazine employers funny story

Stars: Gülse Birsel, Levent Üzümcü, Hale Caneroglu, Senay Gürler

Votes: 12,473

50. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama