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1. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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49 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 165,646

2. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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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: 4,890 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.3
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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: 11,078 | Gross: $1.55M

4. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

4.3
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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: 4,468 | Gross: $0.10M

5. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 4,543

6. The Lark Farm (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

6.6
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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: 1,988

7. Armenia, My Love... (2016)

101 min | Drama

8.2
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The destiny of an Armenian family, living in the Ottoman Empire, in 1915, whose dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American artist, who lives to paint the story of his shattered childhood childhood.

Director: Diana Angelson | Stars: Diana Angelson, Nazo Bravo, Shake Tukhmanyan, Arman Nshanian

Votes: 436

8. Invisible World (2012)

93 min | Drama

5.9
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An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.

Directors: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Marco Bechis, Laís Bodanzky, Beto Brant, Maria de Medeiros, Manoel de Oliveira, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin, Jerzy Stuhr, Cisco Vasques, Wim Wenders | Stars: Ashot Adamyan, Jupiter Apple, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Sônia Braga

Votes: 141

9. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 299

10. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 422

11. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.9
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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: 946

12. Songs of Solomon (2020)

100 min | Drama | Post-production

Inspired by true events, this is a film about a childhood friendship, torn apart by the horrific Hamidian massacres infiltrated by the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Abdul Hamid II... See full summary »

Director: Arman Nshanian | Stars: Samvel Tadevosian, Arman Nshanian, Sos Janibekyan, Arevik Gevorgyan

13. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)

113 min | Drama

6.1
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An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul.

Directors: Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijevic, Aida Begic, Iosifina Markarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi, Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Humeyra Akbay, Esin Alpogan

Votes: 303

14. Mother (1991)

157 min | Drama

7.3
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In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,918

15. Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)

134 min | Drama

6.7
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In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Syrus Shahidi

Votes: 493

16. Armenian Genocide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

5.4
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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: 1,682

17. Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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85 Metascore

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 233 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Architects of Denial (2017)

102 min | Documentary

7.8
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Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is... See full summary »

Director: David Lee George | Stars: Taner Akçam, Julian Assange, Jonathan Babington-Heina, George Clooney

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Screamers (2006)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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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: 1,430 | Gross: $0.05M

20. They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief (2016)

54 min | Documentary

7.5
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The Near East Foundation, known initially as Near East Relief, spearheaded this first great mobilization of international humanitarian assistance in the United States, in September 1915, in... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Garber, Andrea Martin, Tony Shalhoub, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 37

21. Mother (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

6.7
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This film recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseille, France, in order to escape from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Richard Berry, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 1,784

22. Armenian Haunting (2018)

78 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

2.1
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An Armenian-American journalist turns into an unwilling ghost hunter while researching the sudden deaths in her family and their connection to a paranormal mystery.

Director: Art Arutyunyan | Stars: Vaneh Assadourian, Jay Dersahagian, Kyle Patrick Darling, Chris Green

Votes: 105

23. Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

143 min | Drama, History, War

5.6
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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: 205

24. Armenia (2006)

125 min | Drama

6.6
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Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Chorik Grigorian, Romen Avinian

Votes: 377

25. Aghet - Ein Völkermord (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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"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: 623

26. The Blue Book (2009)

54 min | Documentary, Family, History

6.3
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This documentary traces the work of Ara Sarafian, an archival historian. The documentary was commissioned when Sarafian began a campaign to oppose the efforts of Turkish parliamentarians in London to deny the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Director: Gagik Karagheuzian | Stars: David Holloway, Ara Sarafian

Votes: 9

27. Without Gorky (2011)

58 min | Documentary

6.8
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A personal journey into a family myth. The life of my grandmother, my mother and my aunt continues to be influenced by my grandfather: the Abstract Expressionist painter Arshile Gorky whose suicide in 1948 dictates fraught family dynamics.

Director: Cosima Spender | Stars: Arshile Gorky, Maro Gorky, Natasha Gorky, Agnes Magruder

Votes: 47

28. The Other Side of Home (2016 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In 1915, estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, during the Armenian Genocide. In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was ... See full summary »

Director: Nare Mkrtchyan | Stars: Ali Cesur, Michelle Yolyan

Votes: 54

29. Life Triumphs (1977)

92 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 124

30. Aram (2002)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kechichian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Lubna Azabal, Serge Avedikian, Alain Mottet

Votes: 267

31. My Mother's Voice (2012)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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The true story of a 14-year-old girl, orphaned in the Armenian Genocide, who finds her way to America to marry a man she knows only from a photograph.

Director: Mark Friedman | Stars: Flora Munushian, Brian McArdle, Charles Gevoian, Kay Mouradian

32. Assignment Berlin (1982)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

3.9
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The young Soghomon Tehlirian stands trial in Berlin for his assassination of Talaat Pasha, a former leader of the Young Turks, who in 1915 were responsible for the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Hrayr Toukhanian | Stars: Eddie Mekka, Val Avery, Roger Jackson, Michael Carroll

Votes: 62

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

Documentary

8.8
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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

34. Mother (1993– )

277 min | Drama

8.0
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The story of an Armenian man and his family who have to flee their country during the genocide by the Turks, and come to live as refugees in a foreign land.

Stars: Claudie Arif, Serge Avedikian, Christian Barbier, Michèle Bardollet

Votes: 118

35. Turkey, the Legacy of Silence (2015)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Anna Benjamin, Guillaume Clere

36. Barking Island (2010)

15 min | Animation, Short, History

6.9
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Constantinople, 1910. There are too many stray dogs in the streets. The newly installed government, influenced by an occidental model of society, calls in European specialists to get rid of... See full summary »

Director: Serge Avedikian

Votes: 206

37. Yearning (1990)

136 min | Drama

5.5
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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: 72

38. My Grandfather's Music (2011)

19 min | Short, Drama

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"Bolis" tells the story of Armenak Mouradian, a successful Armenian oud musician from the diaspora who travels for the first time to Istanbul for an important musical event. "Armenians call... See full summary »

Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Jacky Nercessian, Serra Yilmaz, Esin Alpogan, Görkem Yeltan

39. Les chemins arides (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

7.0
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Stony Paths is the story of a walk across Anatolia. Arnaud Khayadjanian starts a trek in Turkey, on the land of his forefathers who survived the Armenian Genocide. Starting from a painting,... See full summary »

Director: Arnaud Khayadjanian | Stars: Fikret Ali Ceyhan, Arnaud Khayadjanian, Richard Khayadjanian

Votes: 10

40. Germany and the Secret Genocide (2003 Video)

57 min | Documentary

6.0
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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

41. The Genocide Factor (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.3
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This documentary consists of four programs. (1) "Genocide from Biblical Times through the Ages" covers the Biblical period, the Greeks and Romans, the Mongols, the Crusades, witchcraft ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Martha Barnett, Yehuda Bauer, Iris Chang, Eddie Faye Gates

Votes: 20

42. Ararat Beckons (1995)

Not Rated | 49 min | Documentary

5.3
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Documentary of the first Armenian Expedition to Mount Ararat in Turkey.

Director: J. Michael Hagopian | Stars: Mike Connors, Hamlet Nersesian, Gregory Parseghian, Masis Parseghian

Votes: 13

43. Grandma's Tattoos (2011)

58 min | Documentary

7.2
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Reveals the fate of thousands of forgotten women, mostly teenagers and young girls, who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide but were forced into prostitution by their captors.

Director: Suzanne Khardalian | Star: Maria Vardanyan

Votes: 35

44. The Forgotten Genocide (1975)

28 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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Documentary by Armenian born J. Michael Hagopian, who now films and lives in the United States, detailing the Armenian genocide by Turks through eyewitness accounts and interviews with survivors, combined with rare archival film footage.

Director: J. Michael Hagopian | Stars: Mike Connors, Armin T. Wegner

Votes: 21

45. Back to Ararat (1988)

99 min | Documentary

4.5
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Directors: Jim Downing, Göran Gunér, Per-Åke Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian

Votes: 75

46. The Armenian Genocide (2006)

56 min | Documentary

5.8
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This is the story of the first genocide of the 20th century; when the Young Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire systematically exterminated 1.5 million Armenians during World War One.

Director: Laurence Jourdan

Votes: 102

47. Women of 1915 (2016)

Documentary

8.2
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Director: Bared Maronian | Star: Gloria Sanders

Votes: 28

48. Map of Salvation (2015)

90 min | Documentary

9.1
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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: 30

49. Sunrise over Lake Van (2011)

93 min | Drama

7.8
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The main character is an 80-year-old Garabed, whose mother miraculously survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He tries to preserve the memory of the lost Motherland in his Americanized ... See full summary »

Directors: Artak Igityan, Vahan Stepanyan | Stars: Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Aren Vatyan, Arevik Martirosyan, Gunisigi Zan

Votes: 96

50. Bloedbroeders: Blood Brothers (2015– )

Documentary

6.7
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In 'Blood Brothers', Turkish-Dutch journalist Sinan Can and Armenian-Dutch musical theatre actor Ara Halici explore how their families were involved in the Turkish mass-murder of the ... See full summary »

Votes: 22



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