The 10 Best Turkish Movies Ever According to IMDb

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IMDb (Internet Movie Database) has recently announced a list of the Best Turkish Movies ever in Turkish feature cinema history. However, surprisingly, well, not surprisingly for us, only two of the movies that entered the list are from the last 20 years. Other movies in the list are from the ’60s, ’70s, and 80’s Turkish cinema. According to the list, 1975-make Hababam Sınıfı (The Chaos Class) is the best Turkish movie ever with a 9.3 IMDb score. So, here is the first 10 of the list…

While these movies featuring some of the most talented Turkish actors and actresses, the period was also the golden times of Turkish cinema history. Then, scroll down the page to see the complete list.

10- Eşkıya (The Bandit, 1996)

Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover. But somehow, his path crosses with an unexpected figure in the middle of Istanbul. Thus, an unusual friendship develops between the two.

The iconic scene of the movie and the stars Şener Şen and Uğur Yücel
The iconic scene of the movie and the stars Şener Şen and Uğur Yücel

Director: Yavuz Turgul

Stars: Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel

IMDb Score: 8.3

9- Babam ve Oğlum (My Father and My Son, 2005)

One of the best Turkish movies ever, My Father and My Son
One of the best Turkish movies ever, My Father and My Son

The story of the movie revolves around the military coup of Turkey in 1980 torn apart the family of a left-wing journalist.

Director: Çağan Irmak

Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Fikret Kuşkan

IMDb Score: 8.3

8- Bizim Aile (Our Family, 1975)

A true classic of Turkish cinema history, Our Family
A true classic of Turkish cinema history, Our Family

The story of the movie is a love story between a poor man and a rich girl. The rich girl’s father tries to prevent their marriage and he declares war against the poor boy’s family. The movie features some of the best, master, and talented Turkish stars.

Director: Ergin Orbey

Stars: Münir Özkul, Adile Naşit, Tarık Akan

IMDb Score: 8.4

7- Uçurtmayı Vurmasınlar (Don’t Let Them Shoot the Kite, 1989)

Don't Let Them Shoot the Kit is among the best Turkish movies
Don’t Let Them Shoot the Kit is among the best Turkish movies

Baris, a 5-year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday. The movie, by the way, was a candidate for nomination for the Oscar awards.

Director: Tunç Başaran

Stars: Ozan Bilen, Nur Sürer, Füsun Demirel

IMDb Score: 8.4

6- Muhsin Bey (Mr. Muhsin, 1987)

These two, Şener Şen and Uğur Yücel have left their mark on some of the best Turkish movies
These two, Şener Şen and Uğur Yücel have left their mark on some of the best Turkish movies

An ingenuous countryman Ali Nazik migrates to Istanbul and meets producer Muhsin Kanadikirik to have his first album. Thus, a story on honesty, trust, and humanity begins as the relationship between the two develops.

Director: Yavuz Tuğrul

Stars: Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç

IMDb Score: 8.5

5- Canım Kardeşim (My Dear Brother, 1973)

My Dear Brother - Canım Kardeşim
My Dear Brother – Canım Kardeşim

Two poor men try to find a television as a last wish for the terminally ill brother of one of them. The movie, My Dear Friend, is one of the most dramatic and gloomy movies in Turkish feature film history. However, don’t forget to keep your tissue ready before watching it as you will shed a lot of tears…

Director: Ertem Eğilmez

Stars: Tarık Akan, Halit Akçatepe, Adile Nasşit

IMDb Score: 8.7

4- Neşeli Günler (Happy Days, 1978)

The legendary cast of Turkish movie Neşeli Günler, Happy Days
The legendary cast of Turkish movie Neşeli Günler, Happy Days

A mid-aged couple with 6 kids who are running a pickle shop gets divorced with 3 kids each. But then, the family members find each other years later with a funny story.

Director: Orhan Aksoy

Stars: Münir Özkul, Adile Nasit, Sener Sen

IMDb Score: 8.8

3- Süt Kardeşler (The Foster Brothers, 1976)

The Foster Brothers, Süt Kardeşler
The Foster Brothers, Süt Kardeşler

Saban, Ramazan, and Bayram are sailors in an Ottoman Navy and Hüsamettin is their commander. Hüsamettin’s aide Ramazan, Saban who is the foster son of Hüsamettin’s sister. Bayram, on the other hand, is married to Hüsamettin’s niece stays at Hüsamettin’s family residence. Hüsamettin’s sister thinks Ramazan is her foster son Saban when she realizes her mistake she introduces Ramazan to her brother as her son in law Bayram since she was afraid of Hüsamettin’s short-tempered character. Things get complicated when real Saban and Bayram come to the residence. So, now Saban has to be Ramazan and Bayram has to be Saban. Meanwhile, a gulyabani (a ghoul from Turkish folklore) haunts the residence. So, this a very funny, enjoyable movie, which guarantees you to have a wonderful time with your beloved ones.

Director: Ertem Eğilmez

Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Halit Akçatepe

IMDb Score: 8.9

2- Tosun Paşa (Tosun Pasha, 1976)

Tosun Pasha is one of the best Turkish movies with many iconic scenes and dialogues
Tosun Pasha is one of the best Turkish movies with many iconic scenes and dialogues

The movie sets in the late 19th century in Alexandria. Two traditionally rival Turkish families, “Seferoglu”s and “Tellioglu”s are competing for the “Green Valley”. The winner will be determined by Daver Bey, who has a beautiful young daughter, Leyla. Both families try to arrange a marriage between a man from their family and Leyla. Thus, Daver Bey will be inclined to give the green valley to his “relatives”. Tellioglu family, on the other hand, who are behind in the race, desperately find a final solution: They will fake their idiotic butler, Saban, as the highest-ranked Ottoman soldier in Egypt: Tosun Pasha.

Director: Kartal Tibet

Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen Müjde Ar, Adile Naşit

IMDb Score: 9.0

1- Hababam Sınıfı (The Chaos Class, 1975)

The best Turkish movie ever and 5 generations in Turkey have grown up with this movie
The best Turkish movie ever and 5 generations in Turkey have grown up with this movie

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. So, during the movie, the audience witnesses a comic war of nitwits follows.

Director: Ertem Eğilmez

Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Tarık Akan, Adile Naşit, Münir Özkul, Halit Akçatepe

IMDb Score: 9.3

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