Top Turkish Films

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1. My Father and My Son (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: 71,169

2. The Bandit (1996)

TV-MA | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç, Yesim Salkim

Votes: 57,779

3. Incir Reçeli (2011)

94 min | Drama, Romance

On a night of despair after being turned down continuously for the scripts he writes, Metin ends up in a bar where he meets a girl named Duygu. After spending the night together, she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Aytaç Agirlar | Stars: Sezai Paracikoglu, Melike Güner, Sinan Çaliskanoglu, Barbara Lourens

Votes: 10,859

4. Innocence (1997)

110 min | Drama

Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten-year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Güven Kiraç, Haluk Bilginer, Derya Alabora, Yalcin Cakmak

Votes: 13,201

5. Three Monkeys (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal

Votes: 17,968 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Losers' Club (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: 19,424

7. Everything About Mustafa (2004)

119 min | Drama, Thriller

Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a cab driver, Fikret, ... See full summary »

Director: Çagan Irmak | Stars: Nejat Isler, Fikret Kuskan, Basak Köklükaya, Serif Sezer

Votes: 8,633

8. Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This is a movie about amateur spirit made with an amateur spirit. It is the story of two adolescents who live in a small village, work in temporary summer jobs in a small town near their ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmet Uluçay | Stars: Fizuli Caferof, Gülayse Erkoc, Hasbiye Günay, Kadir Kaymaz

Votes: 5,098

9. The Chaos Class (1975)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Lazy, uneducated students share a very close bond. They live together in the dormitory, where they plan their latest pranks. When a new headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Münir Özkul, Halit Akçatepe, Tarik Akan

Votes: 34,607

10. Uzak (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 16,552 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Somersault in a Coffin (1996)

76 min | Drama

Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Ahmet Ugurlu, Tuncel Kurtiz, Aysen Aydemir, Serif Erol

Votes: 7,903

12. Autumn (2008)

99 min | Drama

A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.

Director: Özcan Alper | Stars: Onur Saylak, Megi Kobaladze, Serkan Keskin, Raife Yenigül

Votes: 4,942

13. Köseyi Dönen Adam (1978)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

Adem is working as a waiter and he gets fired at that moment he inherits a fortune from his rich uncle in USA. Women start to throw themselves at him, people try to use him, everyone acts ... See full summary »

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Orhonsay, Necla Soylu, Ali Sen

Votes: 2,161

14. Majority (2010)

111 min | Drama

Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »

Director: Seren Yüce | Stars: Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Settar Tanriögen, Nihal G. Koldas, Esme Madra

Votes: 4,519

15. 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: 16,672

16. Vavien (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A reckless electrician, who is struggling with debt, decides to kill his wife and use her savings as a way out. His plan takes an unexpected twist when his loving wife, comes back from the dead to be with her family.

Directors: Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan | Stars: Engin Günaydin, Binnur Kaya, Settar Tanriögen, Ilker Aksum

Votes: 10,138

17. 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, Özge Özberk, Ozan Güven, Safak Sezer

Votes: 51,675

18. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 36,202 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Deli Deli Olma (2009)

100 min | Drama, History

The story of an exile man who came from Russia. He is the last descended of his family.

Director: Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Zahide Acar, Çagla Acar, Serif Agdas, Tarik Akan

Votes: 1,607

20. 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: 17,545

21. Eyyvah Eyvah 2 (2011)

106 min | Comedy

A clarinetist from a village in Turkey's Thracian region tries to reach his fiancé, who works as a nurse in a village near Çanakkale, to give her a ring to win back her heart.

Director: Hakan Algül | Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Özge Borak, Salih Kalyon

Votes: 12,679

22. Conquest 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: 55,177 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Kako si? (2010)

112 min

Semahat's parents emigrated to Istanbul from Sarajevo many years ago, decides to take a journey to her homeland in spite of her late age. There is no meaning of the past and no hope for the future for those who are struggling to survive.

Director: Özlem Akovaligil | Stars: Mesut Akusta, Ayberk Atilla, Semahat Gorusanin, Atilla Oener

Votes: 28

24. The Ottoman Republic (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

The life of Osman VII. who was the emperor of the Turkish republic.

Director: Gani Müjde | Stars: Ata Demirer, Vildan Atasever, Sümer Tilmaç, Ruhsar Öcal

Votes: 5,908

25. Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (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: 28,010

26. 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, Nil Karaibrahimgil

Votes: 33,569

27. Five Minarets in New York (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

Director: Mahsun Kirmizigül | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, Mahsun Kirmizigül

Votes: 13,969



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