Films about the Armenian Genocide

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1. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Harpoot. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 957

2. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,644

3. Life Triumphs (1977)

92 min | Drama

This story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, is an eternal story of resurrection.

Director: Henrik Malyan | Stars: Sos Sargsyan, Sofik Sarkisyan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Galya Novents

Votes: 159

4. Dzori Miro (1981)


The hero of the film loses his family during the 1915 genocide in the Ottoman Empire and fights against Turkish militiamen. Disappointed in his life, Miro finds refuge in Soviet Armenia. ... See full summary »

Director: Zhirayr Avetisyan | Stars: R. Abrahamyan, A. Avetisyan, H. Galoyan, M. Grigoryan

Votes: 48

5. Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

143 min | Drama, History, War

Armenian guerrilla troops fight against the Turkish forces on the mountain of Musa Dagh.

Director: Sarky Mouradian | Stars: Kabir Bedi, Ronnie Carol, Guy Stockwell, Peter Haskell

Votes: 211

7. Komitas (1989 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

The film is dedicated to the Armenian monk and genius composer Komitas, and the 2 million victims on his people in Turkey in 1915.

Director: Don Askarian | Stars: Samvel Ovasapian, Margarita Woskanjan, Omig Saadetian, Yeghishe Mougikian

Votes: 53

8. Yearning (1990)

136 min | Drama

Real life tragic story of Arakel whose anguish towards lost homeland made him cross Soviet-Turkish border during Stalin era.

Director: Frunze Dovlatyan | Stars: Rafael Atoyan, Galya Novents, Ashot Melikdzhanyan, H. Kartashyan

Votes: 75

9. The Armenian Genocide (1991)

25 min | Documentary, Short, History

Produced in a joint project by J. Michael Hagopian's production company the Armenian Film Foudation (which was created to promote Armenian cultural awareness) and the Curriculum Development... See full summary »

Director: J. Michael Hagopian | Star: Mark Andrew Reyes

Votes: 117

10. Mother (1991)

157 min | Drama

The saga of an Armenian family that immigrated to France after the break-up of the oppressive Ottoman Empire.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Isabelle Sadoyan

Votes: 3,016

11. Avetik (1992)

100 min | Drama

Set around the central figure of an Armenian trying to forge a life in the West the film offers a series of impressions of Armenian history.

Director: Don Askarian | Stars: Alik Asatryan, Mikhail Stepanyan, Karen Dzhanibekyan, Eduard Saribekyan

Votes: 114

12. I Love the Sound of the Kalachnikov It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky (2001)

75 min | Documentary

An autobiographical documentary film that goes beyond the barriers of the genre and is something between videoart, experimental film and home video and seeks to throw light on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Philippe Vartan Khazarian

13. On the Old Roman Road (2001)

76 min | Drama

Also Wano, carpet-seller, will receive his second, secret life, as light-footed dead-angel for the Turkish politician, as charming terrorist, as loner and successful lover. He prepared the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Askarian | Stars: Don Askarian, Sylvia Gelton, Pavel Khachatrian, Stepan Shahinyan

Votes: 36

14. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 11,175 | Gross: $1.55M

15. Germany and the Secret Genocide (2003 Video)

57 min | Documentary

Using rare archival footage, the film chronicles the involvement of Turkey's economic and military ally, Germany, in the first genocide of the 20th century.

Director: J. Michael Hagopian

Votes: 8

17. Armenian Genocide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

The first Genocide of the 20th century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I, between 1915 and 1918.

Director: Andrew Goldberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian, Elizabeth Frierson

Votes: 1,699

18. Screamers (2006)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

55 Metascore

Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.

Director: Carla Garapedian | Stars: Taner Akçam, Hrant Dink, John Dolmayan, Sibel Edmonds

Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Lark Farm (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 2,025

20. Aghet - Ein Völkermord (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

"Aghet - A Genocide" - On the Armenian Genocide by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It is based on eyewitness reports by European and American personnel ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Friedler | Stars: Hermann Beyer, Samuel Finzi, Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 630

21. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Map of Salvation (2015)

90 min | Documentary

The film tells about the humanist movement that emerged as a wave of protest and resistance during human tragedies in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, especially... See full synopsis »

Director: Aram Shahbazyan

Votes: 34

24. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.

Directors: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 4,493 | Gross: $0.10M

25. Crows of the Desert: A Hero's Journey through the Armenian Genocide (2017)


One man's struggle to help save survivors from the 20th Century's first genocide. Risking peril, Levon leads a small group to rescue the scattered, destitute survivors of the Armenian ... See full summary »

Director: Marta Houske | Stars: Travis, Ara Madzounian

Votes: 31

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