Documentary, Turkey (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,480 | Gross: $2.83M

2. Guardian of Angels (2018)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

8.9
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This documentary focused the life of Mohammad Bzeek, is a 62-year-old foster parent who takes in terminally ill children in Los Angeles.

Director: Ensar Altay | Star: Mohamed Bzeek

Votes: 677

3. CM101MMXI Fundamentals (2013)

139 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.2
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The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Cem Yilmaz. Yilmaz captures the audience with his hilarious stories about... See full summary »

Director: Murat Dündar | Star: Cem Yilmaz

Votes: 42,113

4. Making of The Wild Pear Tree (2019)

Documentary

8.3
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Sinai returns from his study in the city of Canakkale to his parents' home in the small rural town of Can. He hopes to publish a book of essays and short stories. But his teacher father ... See full summary »

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Murat Cemcir, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Dogu Demirkol

Votes: 28

5. Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, History

5.3
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In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context.... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Mohammad Al-Asad, Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom, Afshan Bokhari

Votes: 49

6. Red Moon (II) (2019)

98 min | Documentary, Family

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An arranged wedding propulses my Aunt Tuncay, at a very young age, into the maze of life...

Director: Tülin Özdemir

7. Queen Lear (2019)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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Shakespeare's 'King Lear' travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest forgotten villages in the mountains of Turkey where even drinking water can hardly reach, turns delicately ... See full summary »

Director: Pelin Esmer

Votes: 26

8. Pavyon (2019– )

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Although the pavilions operating under the name of casinos, taverns and entertainment centers meet approximately 80% of the Ankara entertainment sector and feed the provincial economy ... See full summary »

Votes: 223

9. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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73 Metascore

Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant ... See full summary »

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Alexander Hacke, Ahmed Ulug, Cem Yegul, Mehmed Ulug

Votes: 5,809 | Gross: $0.07M

10. 25 Litre (2019 TV Movie)

Documentary

9.3
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This semi scripted documentary hosted by Gokhan Ozoguz revolves around the issue of water crisis. In a near future, Istanbul will be on the verge of a water crisis, and if the people of ... See full summary »

Directors: Burak Aksoy, Zeynep Dilara, Serdar Dönmez, Altug Gultan | Stars: Gokhan Özoguz, Özge Özpirinçci, Merve Polat, Cansin Senel

Votes: 1,244

11. The Coming Convergence (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.2
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Through newly discovered geological and statistical patterns, many believe it can be proven that the Tribulation is about to begin!

Director: Brent Miller Jr. | Stars: Ray Bentley, Allen Farmer, Douglas Hamp, Erin Hawkins

Votes: 94

12. Mustafa (2008)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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The biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who not only grew himself up from a poor lonely child to a country's most loved person, but also rose a new country from the ashes of an empire. A ... See full summary »

Directors: Can Dündar, Haci Mehmet Duranoglu | Stars: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Cemalettin Canli, Ulas Canli, Yetkin Dikinciler

Votes: 2,498

13. Gallipoli (2005)

114 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The Allied invasion of and campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War 1.

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Sam Neill, Zafer Ergin, Demetri Goritsas, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 1,704

14. The 7th GQ Men of the Year Awards (2019 TV Special)

78 min | Documentary

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Stars: Gülay Afsar, Pelin Akil, Zafer Algöz, Pedro Alonso

15. Aether (2019)

82 min | Documentary

6.5
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A filmmaker's 21-day homage to capture the ethereal essence of her unique ancient homeland soon to be submerged by a hydroelectric dam, AETHER is instinctively carried and driven by ... See full summary »

Director: Ruken Tekes

Votes: 17

16. Dirty Games (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

8.5
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The Film 'Dirty Games' is an expedition to the dirty abyss of professional sports. The award winning investigative journalist Benjamin Best (CNN Journalist of the Year 2011) takes a global ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Best | Stars: Tim Donaghy, Charles Farrell, Christopher Gaffney

Votes: 34

17. A Billion Lives (2016)

95 min | Documentary, History, News

8.6
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35 Metascore

A true story of the vaping revolution and tragic corruption leading to a billion deaths around the world.

Director: Aaron Biebert | Stars: David Goerlitz, Clive Bates, Attila Danko, Delon Human

Votes: 2,735

18. Mr Gay Syria (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay ... See full summary »

Director: Ayse Toprak

Votes: 189

19. On the Way to School (2008)

81 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish... See full summary »

Directors: Özgür Dogan, Orhan Eskiköy | Stars: Emre Aydin, Rojda Huz, Vehip Huz, Zulkuf Huz

Votes: 2,071

20. Bakur (2015)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary

6.7
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Bakur (North) is a documentary that invites its audience to reflect on a war that has been continuing for decades and gives an insightful look on its main subject, the PKK. The film follows... See full summary »

Directors: Çayan Demirel, Ertugrul Mavioglu

Votes: 252

21. Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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68 Metascore

The documentary "Midnight Return" explores the enduring and emotional power of film as seen through the lens of the blockbuster success Midnight Express (1978).

Director: Sally Sussman Morina | Stars: Alan Parker, David Puttnam, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Greenberg

Votes: 66

22. my suburban stories (2017)

79 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stories straight from the horse's mouth about their own lives and perspective on daily life in Adana, sincity of Turkey.

Director: Yunus Ozan Korkut

Votes: 458

23. God is Not Dead (2013)

84 min | Documentary

5.0
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A documentary that cuts across the realms of music, politics and intercultural dialogue.

Director: Bahar Kilic

Votes: 1,847

24. Imperfect (I) (2019)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy | Completed

Everyone says imperfection . But I love it.

Director: Bilen Sevda Könen | Stars: Ege Kökenli, Begüm Akkaya, Nurseli Idiz, Kübra Balcan

25. Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits (2011)

88 min | Documentary

8.2
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Tells the story of Istanbul and other Mega-Cities on a neo-liberal course to destruction. It follows the story of a migrant family on their on-going struggle for housing rights.

Director: Imre Azem

Votes: 1,031

26. The Price of Sex (2011)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by survivors; a film that gives a voice to women who ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Chakarova | Star: Mimi Chakarova

Votes: 147

27. Resistance is Life (2017)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

8.3
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From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope.

Director: Apo W. Bazidi | Stars: Evlin, Newroz, Aladdin, Hemude

Votes: 570

28. Türk Pasaportu (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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The Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the... See full summary »

Director: Burak Arliel | Stars: McKinley Anthony, Albert Barbouth, Batur Belirdi, Cosma Constantin

Votes: 383

29. Somewhere Else Tomorrow (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A naive dreamer attempts to circumnavigate the world on his motorcycle, surviving only on the money he makes along the way.

Director: Daniel Rintz | Stars: Issa Breibish, Kristian Bruun, Megan Gay, Grant Johnson

Votes: 252

30. Jiyan's Story (2017)

80 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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The catastrophic war in Syria has brought about one good thing: the forming of the autonomous region of Rojava is radically changing the position of women in the Middle East. The ... See full summary »

Director: A. Haluk Unal

Votes: 8

31. Colony (II) (2015)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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Colony is a film about psychogeography, the memory of landscape, trauma and remembrance.

Director: Gürcan Keltek

Votes: 25

32. Baglar (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Sport, War

7.1
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An underdog basketball team under the helm of an idealist school teacher from hard scrabble Diyarbakir in Southeastern Turkey goes beyond winning games in their mission to rise above ... See full summary »

Directors: Berke Bas, Melis Birder

Votes: 33

33. Sari zeybek (1993 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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From the famous Turkish journalist, Can Dündar narrates the last 300 days of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The documentary features the stories and mails from the friends of Atatürk who is the ... See full summary »

Director: Can Dündar | Star: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Votes: 921

34. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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A thorough look at the 90's Turkish rock scene, one legendary stage band and its two members: Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin... An inquiry of their existential battles with the society, the industry and their own minds.

Director: Mehmet Sertan Ünver | Stars: Göksel, Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 357

35. Parayi Vuranlar (2018– )

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Which is a 3-part documentary series "Parayi Vuranlar", 90 in the days of uncontrolled Turkey, stories of entrepreneurs who managed to get the money to people with commercial games. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ata Nirun, Kenan Seranoglu, Devrim Dumludag, Halit Kakinç

Votes: 81

36. Mustafa V. Koç: Hayaller Hatiralar (2017)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.4
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A short documentary about Turkish businessman Mustafa V. Koç

Director: Gokhan Mutlay | Stars: Mustafa V. Koç, Nejat Isler, Rahmi M. Koç, Semahat Arsel

Votes: 5

37. Çalinmis Hayatlar (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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Özgecan, Münevver, Sierra and more - The heroes who offer dreams, hopes, and lessons that should be taken to the whole assembly even with their deaths. We know some of them very well, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Gökçen Özdemir, Cansu Diktas, Onuryay Evrentan, Özge Özkaplan

Votes: 63

38. Aya Seyahat (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.9
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1957. A remote village in Erzincan province, Eastern Turkey. The quest of four villagers to travel to the moon is documented with the use of found black-and-white photos and the aid of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman | Stars: Metin Alagas, Gozde Aran, Ahmet Aslan, Ahmet Ilhan

Votes: 89

39. Bluefish (2017)

64 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

9.0
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Can a documentary save a fish species from extinction?

Director: Mert Gökalp | Stars: Banu Dokmecibasi, Banu Dokmecibasi, Serco Eksiyan, Serco Eksiyan

Votes: 108

40. Inside My Heart (2018)

70 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary film by Canadian Director Debra Kellner, produced by Frank Giustra, Serge Lalou, and Richard Copans. Inside My Heart chronicles the plight of three refugee families fleeing ... See full summary »

Director: Debra Kellner

Votes: 5

41. Finding Noah (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

4.2
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A group of intrepid explorers go on a journey of discovery and excitement as they climb and live atop a 17,000ft mountain in Eastern Turkey to conduct a scientific expedition to determine ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Baum | Stars: Chris Fries, Gary Sinise

Votes: 85

42. Lost Songs of Anatolia (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A musical journey among exotic places and people of Anatolia, unique host of ancient civilizations of 10 millennia. The authentic performances recorded live on location spontaneously. With ... See full summary »

Director: Nezih Unen

Votes: 735

43. Distant Constellation (2017)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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60 Metascore

A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

Director: Shevaun Mizrahi | Star: Selma

Votes: 137

44. Yücel'in Çiçekleri (2018)

69 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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This film describes the village institutes in Turkey.

Director: Cengiz Özkarabekir | Stars: Savas Aykiliç, Yusuf Eksi, Ali Gülkanat, Mahir Günsiray

Votes: 68

45. Ruhun Doysun (2017– )

Documentary

9.0
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Stars: Mehmet Gürs, Zafer Yenal, Mehmet Tekinel, Filiz Hösükoglu

Votes: 10

46. Behrouz: A Legend on Screen (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

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Behrouz Vossoughi, legendary Iranian actor, leaves his country just before the revolution in 1978, and he could never return to his homeland. This is the story of his journey, living in exile.

Director: Sepehr Mikaeilian | Stars: Arash, Hamed Behdad, Monica Bellucci, Abdollah Eskandari

47. Kazim (2018)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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Nothing is coincidence, or everything is.

Director: Dilek Kaya | Stars: Mustafa Kazim Kucukalp, Dilek Kaya, Yasemin Kumbasar Gok, Yasar Akinci

Votes: 15

48. Gulyabani (2018)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

6.8
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Fethiye Sessiz, a notorious clairvoyant from Izmir in 1970s and 1980s, remembers fractions of her survival from abuse, kidnappings and violence.

Director: Gürcan Keltek | Star: Zeynep Kumral

Votes: 33

49. Singled [Out] (2017)

81 min | Documentary

7.1
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Singled [out] tells the story of five educated women in four corners of the world: Jules in Melbourne, Manu in Barcelona, Shu and Yang in Shanghai, and Melek in Istambul -they all travel ... See full summary »

Directors: Mariona Guiu, Ariadna Relea

Votes: 26

50. Anafartalar (2019)

48 min | Documentary

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Anafartalar Bazaar is one of many buildings planned to be demolished within 'Ulus Historic City Center Renovation Area Project' which is one of the last waves of demolition and ... See full summary »

Director: Galip Kürkcü


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