Turkish Cult Movies

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1. On Board (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama

Sailors want to remain in their small world, warm and cozy and full of lies, but they kidnap a prostitute from some pimps.

Director: Serdar Akar | Stars: Erkan Can, Haldun Boysan, Yildiray Sahinler, Naci Tasdögen

Votes: 14,228

2. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

Votes: 49,404 | Gross: $0.17M

3. The Bandit (1996)

Not Rated | 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: 67,663

4. Motherland Hotel (1987)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest and the reality of routine everyday-life starts crumbling into pieces.

Director: Ömer Kavur | Stars: Macit Koper, Sahika Tekand, Serra Yilmaz, Orhan Çagman

Votes: 3,696

5. 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: 44,430 | Gross: $0.14M

6. The Wall (1983)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Nicolas Hossein

Votes: 4,048

7. 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: 16,280

8. Vesikali Yarim (1968)

89 min | Drama, Romance

Halil is an honest greengrocer with an ordinary life. One day his friends take him to a local night club where he meets a beautiful hostess, Sabiha. The two fall in love. Little does Sabiha know about Halil's life before they met.

Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Türkan Soray, Izzet Günay, Ayfer Feray, Semih Sezerli

Votes: 2,846

9. Distant (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: 20,185 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. Working for a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,873

11. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama

When five Kurdish prisoners are granted one week's home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

Votes: 13,112

12. Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)

96 min | Drama

A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.

Director: Özer Kiziltan | Stars: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç, Öznur Kula

Votes: 12,416

13. The Herd (1978)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep in far away Ankara.

Director: Zeki Ökten | Stars: Suayip Adlig, Tarik Akan, Zeliha Bekan, Cevahir Civelek

Votes: 4,650

14. Fate: Tales About Darkness (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn't struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Serdar Orçin, Zeynep Tokus, Engin Günaydin, Demir Karahan

Votes: 5,370

15. Mr. Muhsin (1987)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An ingenuous countryman Ali Nazik migrates to Istanbul and meets producer Muhsin Kanadikirik to have his first album.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç, Osman Cavci

Votes: 10,519

16. Toss-Up (2004)

102 min | Drama

Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / ... See full summary »

Director: Ugur Yücel | Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Olgun Simsek, Bahri Beyat, Engin Günaydin

Votes: 6,043

17. The Bride (1973)

92 min | Drama

A young woman moves with her husband and small child to her husband's family in Istanbul. Her son becomes ill and the doctor tells her that he will soon die if he doesn't get an operation. ... See full summary »

Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Hülya Koçyigit, Kerem Yilmazer, Ali Sen, Sidika Duruer

Votes: 1,364

18. Aziza: A Tulip Story (1999)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Pimps want to expand and conquer the world, by abiding the greats and oppressing the losers, but they lose their prostitute to some sailors.

Director: Kudret Sabanci | Stars: Güven Kiraç, Istar Gökseven, Cengiz Küçükayvaz, Ella Manea

Votes: 3,169

19. Cholera Street (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young car mechanic, while in the middle of an unlikely love affair, tries to protect the people in his poor gypsy neighborhood from a gangster who terrorizes the locals.

Director: Mustafa Altioklar | Stars: Okan Bayülgen, Müjde Ar, Savas Dinçel, Mustafa Ugurlu

Votes: 10,715

20. Time to Love (1965)

89 min | Drama, Romance

A poor painter falls in love with a photograph of a woman while at work in one of the massive villas on Istanbul's Princes' Islands.

Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Müsfik Kenter, Sema Özcan, Süleyman Tekcan, Fadil Garan

Votes: 4,876

21. Dry Summer (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A farmer has a violent dispute with his fellow villagers by claiming ownership of the water that comes out of his land. He is as sexually frustrated as greedy.

Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit, Ulvi Dogan, Alaettin Altiok

Votes: 4,375

22. The Yellow Mercedes (1993)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The film is based on 'Fikrimin Ince Gulu', a novel by Adalet Agaoglu, which depicts a first generation gurbetci/guest-worker returning home. It covers his land journey in short bursts from ... See full summary »

Director: Bay Okan | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Valérie Lemoine, Micky Sébastian, Alexander Gittinger

Votes: 2,717

23. Yusuf ile Kenan (1979)

80 min | Drama

Yusuf, 14, and Kenan, 9, are two shepherd brothers. When their father was killed as a result of a blood feud, children flee to Istanbul to find their only relative, uncle Ali. However all ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Kavur | Stars: Cem Davran, Tamer Çeliker, Hakan Tanfer, Yalçin Avsar

Votes: 903

24. The Bus (1975)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A group of illegal immigrants are brought to Stockholm in a bus by a smuggler who takes all their money and passports, and then runs away.

Director: Bay Okan | Stars: Bay Okan, Björn Gedda, Tuncel Kurtiz, Oguz Arlas

Votes: 2,052

25. 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: 5,293

26. My Only Sunshine (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Elit Iscan, Erdal Besikçioglu, Levent Yilmaz, Nilufer Alptekin

Votes: 3,275

27. 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: 21,081 | Gross: $0.04M

28. 120 (2008)

114 min | Drama, History, War

During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men ... See full summary »

Directors: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Özge Özberk, Cansel Elcin, Burak Sergen, Yasar Abravaya

Votes: 6,735

29. Inside (2012)

107 min | Drama

A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Engin Günaydin, Serhat Tutumluer, Nihal Yalcin, Nergis Öztürk

Votes: 8,412

30. Friend (1974)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie.... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Kerim Afsar, Azra Balkan, Civan Canova, Melike Demirag

Votes: 1,384

31. In Bar (2007)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they frequent for the night. But when they finish off their last beer and prepare to head ... See full summary »

Director: Serdar Akar | Stars: Nejat Isler, Hakan Boyav, Serdar Orçin, Erdal Besikçioglu

Votes: 12,318

32. Destiny (2006)

103 min | Drama

Bekir loves Ugur, who loves Zagor, who is about to get out of jail. An already tense love triangle is thrown into turmoil on a hot summer night, when Zagor kills someone, and Ugur disappears.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Ufuk Bayraktar, Vildan Atasever, Engin Akyürek, Müge Ulusoy

Votes: 13,130

33. Distant (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: 20,185 | Gross: $0.10M



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