Best Turkish Movies on Netflix

One of the biggest O.T.T platforms right now is Netflix where you can get all the great movies and T.V. shows from all over the world. Turkish movies have taken the public by heart.

After the pandemic, everybody has been binging Turkish dramas on Netflix and been savoring in its Excellency. Turkish movies have somewhat of a remarkable trajectory of films.

Turkish movies are usually romantic dramas or historical or period dramas. Their content is rich in their culture and values, and you can see Turkey through their movies and T.V. shows. Let us read further to find the 19 best Turkish movies on Netflix.

19. Toll Booth 

  • Logline: The story follows a 35-year-old toll booth attendant whose life changes drastically with the entry of a new toll booth manager.
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: drama
Toll Both

The story follows a shy and reclusive toll booth attendant who still lives with his father and takes care of him. He is shown to be an introvert who talks to himself instead of talking to people.

His mundane life is turned upside down when he is sent to a different spot, and he comes across strangers and sees a newer side to him.

18. Kara Bela 

  • Logline: Kudret, a good boy, chooses to save a girl from harm after he loses his wife and father. He embarks on a road trip to save the girl.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: comedy. Action, adventure 
Kara Bela

Kudret is a man who has always lived by the book. He does not live his life in impulses at all.

But after he loses his father and wife tragically, he decides to jump in a car and embark on a long journey where he finds true friendships and the secret to living a full life.

This will make for a great watch if you decide to watch it.

17. Brother in Love 

  • Logline: A man is robbed clean before his wedding but being made a son-in-law the second time might hamper his finances even more.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: comedy
Brother in Love

A Craftsman, Aykut finds himself stuck in weddings midway with an insurance broker, Gulsah.

What ensues is a series of lies and misunderstandings as Aykut is supposed to marry his fiancé in a week, and his family could kill him if they got to know what happened.

This is an interesting watch as it has a gripping story with a touch of romance and comedy as well.

16. I’m Glad I Did

  • Logline: Metin Akpinar in ‘I’m Glad I did’ offers a different kind of approach to the recent happenings in Turkey from his own eyes by refreshing his memories
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: documentary
Im Glad I Did 1 1

Metin appears as a famous actor who has not been on the stage since 1992. He has quite an acting background, and his talent is known to be unmatchable.

This documentary showcases his love for acting as well as his own experiences with the happening in Turkey and his narrative of Turkey’s history.

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15. Paper Lives 

  • Logline: A story about kids who are left on the roads to fend for themselves and how they navigate through their lives.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: drama
Paper Lives

This is a Turkish drama that tells the shortcomings of the lives of young people who have been abandoned by their families and have to fend for themselves alone.

This subject is taken from real life as a lot of children go through such miseries in life.

It makes for an amazing movie to watch, and this could be the best movie to get you into Turkish movies and dramas.

14. Clair Obscur 

  • Logline: The story follows the lives of two Turkish women, from two different backgrounds.
  • Year:2016
  • Genre: Drama
Clair Obscur

The movie shows the character’s study rather than the plot itself. It means that you get to know the story of the two women being oppressed in different ways, and there is no storytelling.

You just get to see the character’s story only. It might not be the best Turkish movie; however, it makes for an interesting watch as it depicts real-life stories only.

13. Sour Apples 

  • Logline: It is a biography filled with colors and waves of laughter and power-packed performances.
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Comedy, drama, biography
Sour Apples

It is a Shakespearean comedy written for the modern day. It has a heartwarming love story with the turbulent politics of the 70s and 80s. It is also the perfect blend of love, comedy, political drama, and so much more.

The nuances in this movie are influenced a lot by stage plays similar to that of Shakespeare’s’ famous plays. It is a must-watch if you want a grand experience with the influence of Shakespearean comedy combined.

12. The International 

  • Logline: A local group of musicians prepares for playing at a military parade in Adana, a small town in turkey.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: comedy, drama, music
The International

As a part of a victory celebration, a group of musicians comes together to form a band to play at the parade conducted for the military.

However, one of the anthems that the band plays affects the whole celebration as it touches the nerves of tension between the opposing political groups.

It has age-old Turkish humor, which makes it worthwhile to watch. It is one of the interesting Turkish movies on Netflix.

11. My Mother’s Wound

  • Logline: Salih just turned 19, and he embarks on an experience of discovering the secrets and truth of a heavy past filled with war and loss.
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: drama, mystery, war
My Mothers Wound

This has a very gripping story of love, loss, family, and war. This is the engrossing story of Salih, who leaves the orphanage after he turns 18 and navigates his life through people jolted by the war.

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This is somewhat a true depiction of how people were stunned by the after-effects of war and how they survived it. This shows the struggle of Salih and how he navigates his life amidst war and loss around him while being all alone.

10. Coming Soon 

  • Logline: A pirated DVD seller who acted as an extra in movies decides to leave his ordeals as his wife decides to divorce him.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: comedy
Coming Soon

Zafer is a seller of Pirated movies who was also an extra on movie sets. His wife decides to divorce him as she is fed up with him.

He then decides to leave his illegal activities and win his family back. What ensues in the movie is a funny and romantic story of how he tries to win his wife back as well as his family.

9. Dabbe: Cin Çarpması

  • Logline: Kubra is possessed as she is preparing for her wedding and is approached by her psychiatrist friend Ebru. Things go wrong as he tries to make things right.
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: horror
Dabbe Cin Carpmasi

Kubra is excited about her wedding, and just as she is preparing for it, she gets attacked and possessed by certain unknown beings.

To help her get out of this, her psychiatrist friend Ebru steps up to help her. However, things don’t go as she wanted them to. One can watch this at least once to experience the whole story. 

8. The Ottoman Lieutenant

  • Logline: Historical drama with a tragic love triangle and feminist base.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: romantic, war, drama
The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman lieutenant is a story of a historical war that ensues during the ottoman empire. It has subtle tones of feminism and also has a love triangle.

The movie has a good story with impressive cinematography. However, the genocide shown could be a little graphic, and viewers’ discretion is advised.

7. Magic Carpet Ride 

  • Logline: A struggling comedian suddenly comes in front of a car thief who is bent on teaching him a few skills of his profession.
  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: comedy
Magic Carpet Ride

A young comedian struggling with suicidal thoughts and his career crumbling down meets a car thief who helps him out and teaches a few important things about his profession.

The movie shows a comparison of the lives of two people from different classes and how one must do whatever it takes to survive in this class-obsessed society.

6. Vizontele

  • Logline:  When the television is introduced in a small village, the people of the village change forever.
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: comedy, drama

The movie is set in a village in 1974 where Emin, who is the village idiot, introduces a Television set. What ensues is the reactions of various people of the village and how they take this experience.

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Emin, along with Nazmi, tries to start broadcasting for the people of the village and face difficulties and ensure a comical experience for everyone.

5. Mucize 

  • Logline: A school teacher transfers from a city to a village against the wishes of his family.
  • Year:2015
  • Genre: drama

This movie is set in the 1960s and is about a school teacher who is transferring to a mountain village from a city against his family’s permission.

However, when he does reach the school, he sees there isn’t any school to begin with. 

What starts as a movie of agreement leads to the teacher urging the children of the village to come to a school.

4. The Butterfly’s Dream

  • Logline: A story of two friends and how they navigate through love, social class, and war during the World War II period.
  • Year:2013
  • Genre: drama
The Butterflys Dream 1

Two young boys who love poetry equally are forced to work in a coal mine during World War II. However, a problem ensues when both of the poets fall in love with the same woman.

Their life takes a dramatic turn as they try to navigate through mining and going through the challenges of falling into a love triangle in the middle of world war II.

3. Among Family

  • Logline: Fikret is stuck in a marital crisis and yet befriends a singer Solmaz after encountering her in a weird meeting.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Comedy, Family
Among Family

Fikret meets a singer Solmaz in a weird setup and must play father to a soon-to-be daughter amidst his crisis with his wife.

What ensues is a hilarious journey of trying to hide from his wife while pretending to be a father. It can make for a fun watch if you do decide to watch it.

2. G.O.R.A.

  • Logline: A carpet salesman gets abducted by aliens from G.O.R.A. planet.
  • Year: 2004
  • Genre: sci-fi, comedy
G.O.R.A. 1

A young and witty Turkish salesman is kidnapped by extraterrestrials from the planet G.O.R.A. He shows a great human spirit as he outwits the commander in chief of the planet of G.O.R.A. and tries to save his life.

It is a very popular film where science fiction is combined with comical nuances and adventure spirit. It is an enjoyable watch

1. Miracle in Cell No. 7

  • Logline: An autistic father’s life is twisted when he is falsely charged with murdering a girl who died in an accident
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: crime, drama
Miracle in Cell No. 7 1

It is considered to be the saddest movie of all time as it has garnered a highly emotional reaction from the public. It is the story of a mentally challenged father and his daughter and how the father is wrongly accused of murder.

He is wrongly accused of killing the commander’s child. What follows is how he tries to prove his innocence and get back to his child.

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Naveen Mehta

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