TURKEY   

 

 

 

Helen of Troy (2003)  -- Troy falls to the Greeks (with Sienna Guillory)

Helen of Troy (1956) --  with Rossana Podesta

La guerra di Troia (The Trojan Horse (1961)   --  stars Steve Reeves and Edy Vessel

The Trojan Women (2004)  --  with Shelley Delayne

The Trojan Women (1971)  --  grieving women after fall of Troy (with Irene Papas)

Troy  (2004)  --  Troy VII (1275-1240 B.C.) with Diane Kruger

X Troy (2004)  --  starring Brad Pitt

The Odyssey (1977)

The Odyssey (1997)  TV miniseries   --  based on the return voyage of the Greeks from Troy

Ulysses (1954)

 

 

Constantine and the Cross (1962) -- 4th c. A.D. emperor battling Romans

Attila (2001) --  the famous barbarian (died 453)

Attila (1954)  --  

Sign of the Pagan (1954) Attila the Hun threatening Rome

 

BYZANTINE EMPIRE (476-1453)

Last Roman (1968)  --  Gothic kingdom falls to famous Byzantine General Belisarius  

Teodora Imparatrice Di Bisanzio (Theodora Queen of Byzantium) (1954) Italian  --  Teodora (500-548), wife of Emperor Justinian I  (483-565)

 

Didgori: Land of Sacrificed Knights (2009) – 1121 AD, 56,000 Georgian warriors under King Davit IV battle 500,000 Seljuk Turks on the Didgori battlefield

Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)-- 1456-1476 Vlad Dracula of Transylvania fights Ottoman Turks; Ottoman Empire (1299-1922)

Mihai Viteazul (aka Michael the Brave) (1970)  -- the king who united three provinces into Romania in the 17th century despite opposition from the Ottoman and Austrian Empires

Nemuritorii (The Immortals) (1974)  --  warriors of Romanian lord Mihai (1611) attacked by Turks while bringing the lord's battle flag back from Austria

Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) (1974) – Stephen the Great or the 'Saint' ruled Moldavia, 1457-1504; fought the Ottoman Empire and Hungary

Seljacka buna 1573 (1975)  --  peasant revolt of 1573 in Croatia and Slovenia (being heavily taxed to fight off the Turks)

Konjanik (2003) – Croatian film about a Muslim girl and a Christian guy fall in love despite it being forbidden; set in 18th c. on the border of Bosnia and Dalmatia, Ottoman Empire and Venetian Republic

Gültekin amazon kizlara karsi (1969) – 1400s Turkey Medieval period

Istanbul'un fethi (The Conquest of Constantinople) (1951) – Turks attack and take Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire, 1453

Estergon kalesi (Estergon Castle) (1972) – Estergon Castle in Hungary conquered by Turkish Invaders under Sultan Suleiman II in 1543

Suleiman the Conqueror (1961)  --  Suleiman the Magnificent, leader of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century

 

I Tartari (Tartars) (1961)  -- Burundai, head of Tartar invasion of Volga River area

Conqueror (1956) --  Mongols under Genghis Khan vs. Tartars

Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)-- 1456-1476 Vlad Dracula of Transylvania fights Ottoman Turks; Ottoman Empire (1299-1922)

Peter the Great (1986)-- 1689-1725, Russian Czar; 1710-11  war with Ottoman Empire

Young Catherine (1991) 1762-1796, Catherine the Great of Russia; 1768 war with Turkey

I megali stigmi tou '21: Papaflessas (1971) – the Greek revolution against the Turks (1821)

 

CRIMEAN WAR  --  Russia (under Nicholas I & Alexander II) vs. Turkey (Ottoman Empire), England and France (under Napoleon III)   

Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)  -- Crimea, 1854-1856

Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) -- love triangle in India solved by British involvement in the Crimean War

Charge of  the Lancers (1954)   --  affairs set against the Crimean War

Florence Nightingale (1986)  -- the great nurse at work during the Crimean War fighting against prejudice to be of service to the soldiers

 Lady with a Lamp (1951) -- nurse-crusader Florence Nightingale

The White Angel (1936) --  Florence Nightingale ($45)

Bronte (1983) -- Irish film

Les Soeurs Bronte (Bronte Sisters) (1979) French film

Devotion (1946) -- Bronte sisters

The Brontes of Haworth (1973)  --  TV mini-series about the Brontes

 

Russo-Turkish War

Geroite na Shipka (Heroes of Shipka) (1955)  --   Bulgarian/Soviet Union film about the Battle of Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78)

X Yuliya Vrevskaya (1978) –  for reasons of love Russian nurse Yuliya Vrevskaya follows the troops in the war between Russia and Turkey (1877-1878)

The Turkish Gambit (2005)  --  spy story set in the War between Russia and Turkey (1877-1878); no English subtitles

V nachale slavnykh del (At the Beginning of Glorious Days) (1981) --  Russo-Turkish War

 

 

World War I

Gallipoli and Turkey:

Gallipoli (1981) --  British, New Zealander and Australian troops against Turkey (Ottoman Empire), 1915

Chunuk Bair (1997)  --  a New Zealand film about the Wellington Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli  (currently unavailable)

1915  (1982)  --  two Australian country boys vie for the same girl, but their world changes when they land in Gallipoli 

The Battle of Gallipoli (Tell England) (1931)  --  Battle of Gallipoli 1915

ANZACs: the War Down Under (1985) --  Australian-New Zealand Army Corps head for disaster in Gallipoli and then on to France and the battles of Ypres and Amiens, among others

The Battle of Broken Hill (1981) --  prelude to Gallipoli; a mass killing near Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia on January 1, 1915 carried out by Muslims to support the Ottoman Empire

Son Osmanli Yandim Ali (The Last Ottoman: Yandim Ali) (2007) --  veteran wants to meet Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), who wants to start a resistance against the occupiers

Cumhuriyet (The Republic) (1998) – foundation of Turkish Republic between the years of early 1920's to 1933 

1922 (1978)  --  Asia Minor Disaster and Asia Minor Greeks, arrested and led to death by Kemal's troops and armed groups of Muslims

Abdul the Damned (1935)  --  in Turkey, 1908, Sultan Abdul Hamid resists the Young Turk party

Harem Suare (Last Harem) (1998)  --  effects of the decline of the Ottoman Empire on the harem

 

Foundation of Modern Turkey

Cumhuriyet (The Republic) (1998) – foundation of Turkish Republic between the years of early 1920's to 1933 

1922 (1978)  --  Asia Minor Disaster and Asia Minor Greeks, arrested and led to death by Kemal's troops and armed groups of Muslims

Abdul the Damned (1935)  --  in Turkey, 1908, Sultan Abdul Hamid resists the Young Turk party

Ararat (2002) --  Turkish atrocities committed against Armenians

Huso astgh (Star of Hope) (1978)  --  David Bek and Mkhitar Sparapet lead the Armenian liberation movement , XVIII century

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Arab revolt against Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 1916

120 (2008) – Turkish film about the Battle of Sarikamish between Russia and Ottoman Empire from December 22, 1914 to January 17, 1915

Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice) (2003)  --  unrequited love for a young Greek-Turkish boy who has to leave his love when his family is deported from Turkey back to Greece

Otkradnati ochi (Stolen Eyes) (2005)  --  Bulgarian man who loves a Turkish woman is caught in the "regeneration process" in Bulgaria; ethnic Turk names were forcibly changed to Bulgarian ones

 

Salkim hanimin taneleri (Mrs. Salkim's Diamonds) (1999) – high tax on Islamic Turks, but much higher ones on non-Muslims leads to minoritization in Turkey

Günese yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) (2001)  --  prejudice and discrimination against the Kurds in Turkey

Yol (1982)--  virtual police state in Turkey in the 1980s

Babam ve Oğlum (My Father, My Son) (2005)  --  a politically active Istanbul University student runs afoul of his father and the military dictatorship in Turkey (currently unavailable)

Eve Dönüş (Home Coming) (2006) --  a movie about the 1980 Turkish coup d'état

Beynelmilel (2006)  --  a group of street musicians in Adiyaman (southeastern Turkey) cannot earn their living after the 1980 military coup

Nassereddin Shah, Actor- e Cinema (Once Upon a Time, Cinema) (1992) – one of the last of Iran's extravagant shahs of the Qajar Dynasty (of Turkic descent, 1795-1925)  falls in love with the newly invented movies, as well as an early Iranian screen heroine

 

Modern Turkey

Journey to the Sun (2001)  --  prejudice and discrimination against the Kurds in Turkey and Iraq

Yol (1982)--  virtual police state in Turkey in the 1980s

 

 

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