Turkish movies and series are popular in several countries of the world because of their interesting plot, the strong acting skills of their cast and cultural attraction. If we only talk about the TV shows, these series have grown the exports of Turkey. Yes, according to the head of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Şekib Avdagiç, Turkey earned up to 600 million USD from series export this year.
Additionally, different countries of the world are telecasting 100 Turkish serials right now. Although Turkish series are more famous but you can ignore the viewership of Turkish movies. They are also gaining much attention from international movie fans.
So, DigitalCruch presents one of the most entertaining and worth-watching Turkish movies with its readers.
Bergen – A New Turkish Movie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Motivational, Women Empowerment
Cast: Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Ahmet Kayakesen and Tilbe Saran
Bergen is a new Turkish movie considered the most-grossing film because of its success. This movie is basically a biography of a female Turkish singer ‘Bergen’ who fights for women’s empowerment and raises her voice against violence in the country.
Farah Zeynep Abdullah excellently played the role of Bergen in this movie. Additionally, this movie didn’t only perform very well at the Turkish box office but also gained much appreciation in countries of the Middle East including KSA, UAE, Qatar and Oman. So, as a recent and high-grossing Turkish film, we are listing this movie on the top.
Miracle in Cell No. 7
Genre: Drama, Emotional
Cast: Aras Bulut Iynemli, Deniz Baysal, Celile Toyon Uysal and Nisa Sofiya Aksongur
Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a popular Turkish drama film and is an adaptation of a South Korean film from 2013, but with some major changes. The story begins in 1983 in a village site. If we talk about the story of Miracle in Cell No. 7, this story’s protagonist, Memo, is portrayed as living in harmony with his daughter and grandmother.
One day, his life transforms when he is falsely accused of murder. When he is locked up in jail, his inmates are convinced that he is wrongly charged with murder.
Ayla: The Daughter of War
Genre: War, Historical, Drama, Emotional
Cast: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kim Seol and Murat Yildirim
Ayla is one of the popular Turkish movies that even got selected for the best foreign language film for the 90th academy awards. This movie unfolds tragic war events back in 1950 when North Korea attacked South Korea. During those precarious times, Turkey offers aid by sending a brigade.
In this movie, Sergeant Suleyman is one of the subjects of Turkey’s brigade. Later in the sequence, the Sergeant comes across a little girl who has been a victim of war, and he names her “Ayla”.
The Mountain II
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Cast: Caglar Ertugrul, Ufuk Bayraktar, Ahu Türkpençe, Armagan Oguz and Açelya Özcan
Experience this action-packed Turkish movie, a sequel to “The Mountain” from 2012. The story commences with the abduction of a journalist, Ceyda, by the ISIS network. For her rescue, seven members of a Turkish special forces squad led by Commander Veysel rush out at once.
There are countless daunting encounters between the far-fetched mountains. Find out if this special force can successfully carry out the assigned task. Or will they fall into the hands of the enemy?
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Çagatay Ulusoy, Mustafa Avkiran, Leyla Lydia Tugutlu and Hüseyin Avni Danyal
If you want to watch a romantic Turkish movie or film of one of the most beloved Turkish actors Çagatay Ulusoy then Delibal should be your preference. This movie has a unique story that is intermingled with love and tragedy that follows till the end. Besides, the movie discusses the story of Baris and Fusun.
Starting with Baris, who studies architecture and idealizes music. On the flip side, Fusun is just focused on education now and in the future as well. Unexpectedly, the guy falls in love with Fusun, who is a stranger. Later, this love story drops to marriage, but there is one secret Baris has yet to reveal.
Genre: Drama, Motivational
Cast: Çagatay Ulusoy, Emir Ali Dogrul, Ersin Arici and Selen Öztürk
Paper Lives is another attractive Turkish movie available on Netflix that you must watch. You can experience a captivating story of a man who is trying to justify life itself. Mehmet is the spotlight who runs a solid waste warehouse. By doing so, he strives to help needy people in his impoverished neighbourhood/vicinity. Besides, he has a limited circle of two close friends.
One day, he finds a small boy named Ali coming out of a sack of rags. He is shocked to witness the boy in this situation, but he eventually gives him a job at the warehouse. That’s when his life starts to become complicated.
The Butterfly’s Dream
Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction, Drama
Cast: Kivanç Tatlitug, Mert Firat, Belçim Bilgin and Farah Zeynep Abdullah
Kelebegin Rüyasi is another good Turkish movie that became an instant hit right after its release. The story mainly focuses on the lives of two poets based in Zonguldak (1941). Yes, Rustu Onur and Muzaffar Uslu are ambitious poets and currently perform civil services in the city.
During this time, this city was under the influence of World War II. Besides, these two poets who suffer from Tuberculosis are trying to spread the message of love through poetry.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Cast: Talat Bulut, Mahsun Kirmizigül, Mert Turak
This top Turkish movie promotes Kurdish culture in a peaceful 1960s village setting. The story commences with the transfer of a school teacher to a distant village. Mahir Yilmaz plays the key role of a teacher in this movie. On his arrival in the village, he finds out a grave reality.
He is stunned to witness that there is no school or any educational institute. Afterwards, he develops a bond with the people living in the village and strives to build a school.
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag and Ayberk Pekcan
This drama genre Turkish movie is the ultimate adaptation of the novella “The Wife.” The actual intent of the story is to enlighten the lives of common and rich individuals in Turkey. In the film, Aydin plays the lead role. Basically, he is an actor retired from his work.
Aydin now runs a restaurant with his wife, Nihal, and his divorced sister. The movie discusses the struggles Aydin has with his family and outside the family.
For Both of Us
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Serenay Sarıkaya, Nejat İşler and Zerrin Tekindor
For Both of Us enables entertainment lovers to watch an exciting tale of forbidden love. The story of this romantic Turkish movie is based on the dull life of Cicek, who belongs to a small town. Undoubtedly, she lives a boring life but sets on to discover the real meaning of her life.
Later on, she is taken up by the entrance of a charming young teacher, “Dogan”. Eventually, they are head over heels in love with each other, knowing that this love is forbidden.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Cast: Yilmaz Erdogan, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Songül Öden and Sükran Ovali
Sour Apples is another best Turkish film that delineates the struggling lifestyle of eastern Turkey. Well, the movie’s story unfolds Aziz, who happens to be a mayor of a small town. Aziz is the father of three charming daughters who is seeking love despite Aziz’s stern rules.
Many suitors for Aziz’s daughters will approach but would love without success. Later, they plan to marry men of their choice instead of their father’s will. Will they find true love in such circumstances?
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Cast: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç and Öznur Kula
This iconic Turkish movie discusses the strength when fear of God in one’s heart lives on. The movie unravels the story of a pious man, “Muharrem” who lives in peace with his creator and world. Muharrem’s extraordinary religious lifestyle compels a Sufi to present him with an administrative post.
For the sake of this position, Muharrem is exposed to the temptations of the modern world, which he never witnessed before. Will he continue to be the same?
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Genre: Crime Fiction, Drama, Suspense
Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel and Firat Tanis
With a mysterious plot, this is another top Turkish movie to watch in 2023 for suspense lovers. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’s story mainly depicts a mystery of a murder and its missing corpse. A search team takes up this duty of the corpse’s procurement through unseen obstructions.
Kenan is playing the victim and has confessed to the crimes. Find out if the victim will lead the search team to the exact burial location in rural Anatolia or otherwise.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Yavuz Bingö, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar and Ercan Kesal
Watch this incredible Turkish thriller movie with suspense that carries till the last scene. The movie’s story begins with an accident committed by an affluent man, “Servet.” Besides, Servet has a servant working for him to who he promises wealth to take up his guilt of murder.
Find out if this ugly situation turns in Servet’s favour or if he will face the ultimate judgment of the crime.
Therefore, whether you are willing to watch an action Turkish movie or looking for a romantic Turkish film, our list will help you in finding one of the top options. You can also share your experiences regarding Turkish movies by commenting below!