The Turkish cinema and TV series industry has been experiencing its golden age in recent years. With the increase in internet series and cinema platforms, the productions that have the chance to open up to a more global world are breaking records. We have brought together 5 emotional Turkish movies that you can watch on Netflix, one of the most important of these platforms. We have ranked the movies according to their ratings on imdb.
Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
IMDb raiting: 8,4
Ayla is a 2017 Turkish and South Korean co-production drama and war movie directed by Can Ulkay and written by Yiğit Güralp.
Filming of the film, which is based on a true story that took place during the Korean War that started in 1950, began in 2016. Filming took place in Turkey and South Korea. The music of the film, which was produced by Mustafa Uslu, was composed by Fahir Atakoğlu.
The film Ayla, which makes hearts ache with its story adapted from real life, is about the life of a non-commissioned officer who saved a Korean orphan during the war and bonded with him. The film, directed by Can Ulkay, features successful actors such as Çetin Tekindor, İsmail Hacıoğlu, Ali Atay and Damla Sönmez.
My Father and My Son (2005)
One of Çağan Irmak’s most impressive drama films, “My Father and My Son” together master actors such as Fikret Kuşkan, Çetin Tekindor, Hümeyra, Şerif Sezer and Binnur Kaya. Ege Tanman plays the role of little Deniz in the movie. In addition, Tuba Büyüküstün, Yetkin Dikinciler, Halit Ergenç, Özge Özberk, Erdal Tosun, Bilge Şen, Mahmut Gökgöz and Nergis Çorakçı accompany the strong cast of the film.
The film, directed and scripted by Çağan Irmak, left its mark on the history of Turkish cinema. The film, whose shooting was completed in 2005, was shot at different locations in Izmir Seferihisar, Balikesir Ayvalık and Istanbul.The shooting of the movie in Ayvalık and Seferihisar took about 1 month, and the shooting in Istanbul took about 10 days. All of the street scenes of the movie were shot in Seferihisar, the hometown of director Çağan Irmak.
In the film, Sadık, who left the farm in the Aegean to study journalism, returns to the farm with his son years later, in the background of the September 12 Coup. The movie was released in 2005 and went on to become one of the highest grossing films in Turkish history.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 – (2019)
IMDb raiting: 8,2
Directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, the cast of the film includes names such as Aras Bulut İynemli, Nisa Sofiya Aksongur, Celile Toyon, İlker Aksum, Mesut Akusta, Deniz Baysal, Yurdaer Okur.
The most watched movie in Turkey in 2019 was adapted from South Korean production Miracle in Cell No.7.
Miracle in Ward 7 is about a father’s search for justice, who has the same mental age as his 7-year-old daughter. In 1983, a little girl dies in an Aegean town. The deceased little girl is the daughter of the martial law commander, and Memo, who lives with her grandmother and has a 7-year-old daughter, is seen as responsible for her death.
Although Memo tells him that he is innocent, no one believes him. While the relatives of Memo, who was sentenced to death, are trying to ensure justice, all Memo and his daughter Ova want is to be able to meet each other.
The Butterfly’s Dream – (2013)
It tells the story of young poets Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu, who lived in Zonguldak during the “World War II” period, about their friendship and love relationships. In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love with the same girl, their life would never be the same.
Yılmaz Erdoğan plays Behçet Necatigil, one of the poets of that period, who was a literature teacher at Mehmet Çelikel High School.
Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Taner Birsel and Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan are among the actors of the movie Butterfly’s Dream, which was shot in Zonguldak, Karadeniz Ereğli, Heybeliada, Büyükada, Uşak and Istanbul.
Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi – (2014)
Kerem Deren sits in the director’s chair of the movie A Small September Matter, which was screened in 2014, while the successful actress Farah Zeynep Abdullah and the handsome actress Engin Akyürek are in the lead roles. Among the actors of the film are important names such as Onur Tuna, Ceren Moray, Engin Aydan, Ebru Aykaç and Serra Keskin.
The film is about a woman who lost her memory after an unfortunate accident in her perfect life, goes to Bozcaada and finds herself in a completely different life and love.
Eylul, who has come across a strange man she has never met by chance in Bozcaada, says that this mysterious stranger should remember herself confidently, that he is the man she fell in love with.