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: 10,014 | Gross: $2.83M

2. Gelibolu (2005)

114 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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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: 1,563

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: 40,272

4. Mr Gay Syria (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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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: 147

5. Mustafa (2008)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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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: 2,384

6. 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: 5,598 | Gross: $0.07M

7. 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: 113

8. God is Not Dead (2013)

84 min | Documentary

5.1
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A documentary that cuts across the realms of music, politics and intercultural dialogue.

Director: Bahar Kilic

Votes: 1,812

9. Guardian of Angels (2018)

77 min | Documentary, Drama | Completed

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

10. my suburban stories (2017)

79 min | Documentary

7.0
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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: 350

11. Finding Noah (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

3.9
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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: 66

12. 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: 26

13. The Price of Sex (2011)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 145

14. The Coming Convergence (2017)

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

6.3
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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: 75

15. A Billion Lives (2016)

95 min | Documentary, History, News

9.0
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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: 2,692

16. 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: 1,883

17. Sari zeybek (1993 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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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: 840

18. C.M.Y.L.M.Z. (2008 Video)

174 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.

Director: Cem Yilmaz | Star: Cem Yilmaz

Votes: 6,384

19. 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: 210

20. The Eye of Istanbul (2015)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

7.4
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THE EYE OF ISTANBUL tells the story of Ara Guler, the legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer, through a culmination of his retrospective exhibition in Istanbul.  As Ara selects his ... See full summary »

Directors: Binnur Karaevli, Fatih Kaymak | Star: Ara Güler

Votes: 49

21. Çalinmis Hayatlar (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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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: 44

22. Dirty Games (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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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: 30

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

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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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". When Billy Hayes, one of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 56

24. Leyla ile Mecnun: Kaytariyor (2011 TV Special)

64 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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A special episode and series includes interviews conducted with players.

Director: Ülkü Oktay | Stars: Burak Aksak, Onur Ünlü, Mehmet Erdem, Semra Uzun

Votes: 1,014

25. Hiphopistan: Representing Locality in a Global City (2007)

Documentary, Short

6.0
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A documentary film that examines the impact of hip-hop culture on Istanbul youth and reveals how young Turkish rappers, DJs, break-dancers, and graffiti artists creatively blend popular ... See full summary »

Director: Cigdem Akbay

Votes: 7

26. Ataturk (1998)

Documentary

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Director: Tolga Örnek

Votes: 83

27. The Messenger (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Family

7.8
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76 Metascore

The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the people working to turn the tide. This visually thrilling film reveals how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet.

Director: Su Rynard | Stars: Erin Byne, Dominik Eulberg, Bill Evans, Andrew Farnsworth

Votes: 82

28. Janapar (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen's dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl.

Directors: James Newton, Tom Allen | Stars: Tom Allen, Andrew Welch

Votes: 169

29. Iki Teker Bir ZiI (2018)

50 min | Documentary

9.2
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Aydan Çelik, an author combines his cycling passion with a marvelous Istanbul tour. With his first movie, young director Orkun Özcan aims to effect people to use bicycles more for ... See full summary »

Director: Orkun Özcan

Votes: 15

30. Gulyabani (2018)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

6.0
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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: 5

31. Resistance is Life (2017)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

8.5
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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: 556

32. Türk Pasaportu (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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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: 379

33. Ekümenopolis: Ucu olmayan sehir (2011)

88 min | Documentary

8.0
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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: 995

34. Müslüm Baba'nin Evlatlari (2014)

Documentary

7.1
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The "children" (the fans) of Müslüm Baba (Müslüm Gürses), who dies in 2013, tell their attachment to Müslüm Baba, and what he is meant for their lifes.

Director: Vuslat Saraçoglu | Star: Müslüm Gürses

Votes: 28

35. Little Gandhi (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The story of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar whose brutal torture and death at the age of 26 outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent uprisings in modern history.

Director: Sam Kadi | Star: Robert Ford

Votes: 81

36. Lost Kites (2016)

50 min | Documentary

9.5
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Three abandoned lives tossed by the winds. One global call to restore families.

Directors: Samuel Rich, Gabriella Fritz

Votes: 22

37. Ruzgar Tayi (2018)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Sidar Inan Ercelik

38. Hititler (2003)

120 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary about the rise and fall of the Hittite empire, which existed about 3500 years ago in what is now central Turkey.

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Jeremy Irons, Sanem Çelik, Burak Sergen

Votes: 355

39. Tek Kisilik Dev Kadro (2005 Video)

104 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Ata Demirer.

Director: Ali Taner Baltaci | Star: Ata Demirer

Votes: 2,183

40. Hayati: My life (2018)

80 min | Documentary, War

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In 2015, Ossamah Al Mohsen and his 8-year-old son were tripped up by a TV reporter on the Hungarian border. The moment was captured on film and it soon became one of the most iconic images ... See full summary »

Directors: Sofia Escudé, Liliana Torres

41. The Tainted Veil (I) (2015)

78 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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66 Metascore

Whether a veil of the soul, the mind or the body; the layers of the veil in history and the many meanings behind it will be revealed. 'Women are either judged for wearing the hijab or not ... See full summary »

Directors: Nahla Al Fahad, Mazen al Khayrat, Ovidio Salazar

Votes: 26

42. Blue (II) (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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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: Kerim Çapli, Yavuz Çetin

Votes: 275

43. Benim çocugum (2013)

83 min | Documentary, Family

7.8
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What happens when your child comes out to you? In this feature documentary, parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender individuals in Turkey intimately share their experiences with the... See full summary »

Director: Can Candan | Stars: Sule Ceylan, Ömer Ceylan, Günseli Dum, H. Metehan Ozkan

Votes: 461

44. Tomorrow's Children (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A short documentary about six Syrian children who escaped the war in Aleppo and got stuck in child labor.

Director: Mouhanad al Rifay

45. SAZ- the Key of Trust (2018)

90 min | Documentary | Post-production

Europe can't exist closed in itself any more. In a personal quest for meaning, longing for emotions, talented musician and singer Petra Nachtmanova travels on the roads from Berlin all the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Talneau | Stars: Petra Nachtmanova, Florent Chaintiou

46. Hasret: Sehnsucht (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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A European director is commissioned to make a documentary about Istanbul. He starts to film its everyday life - but soon becomes drawn to the darker, more mysterious side of the city - its ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Isa Çelik, Bilge Güler, Serhat Saymadi, Ben Hopkins

Votes: 154

47. Bir Tat Bir Doku: Millennium (2001 Video)

54 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Cem Yilmaz.

Director: Cem Yilmaz | Star: Cem Yilmaz

Votes: 1,880

48. Singled [Out] (2017)

81 min | Documentary

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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

49. Erken dönem erotik sinema tarihi (2003 Video)

49 min | Documentary

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Star: Özcan Buze

50. 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: 219


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