Here are some
of the most famous movies
about Turkey, or filmed
in Turkey, or by Turkish
The 23rd James Bond movie (2012) takes place partly in Istanbul, Fethiye and Adana, and you can visit most of the filming locations. More...
A buff Brad-Pitt
makes this 2004 film epic what it is.
It may have put Troy on
the tourist map the way Gallipoli did
for Gallipoli. More...
From Russia With Love
Classic James Bond flick
(1963) has some good scenes of Istanbul,
particularly the famous one in Yerebatan
Saray (Basilica Cistern)
before it was restored.
The World is Not Enough
The final suspense-filled scenes of the 19th James Bond movie are set in Istanbul, where the bad guys want to detonate a nuclear bomb, a disaster which Bond (Pierce Brosnan) prevents...of course.
Based on Alan Moorhead's
book of the same name, this Australian
movie (1981) changed Turkey's Gallipoli
battlefields from a sleepy backwater
into a major tourist destination.
A motley group of clever
but bumbling thieves (Melina Mercouri,
Peter Ustinoff, Maximilian Schell,
Robert Morley) steal the emerald dagger
from the treasury of Topkapi
Palace (1961). Great scenes of Istanbul in
the late 1950s, a very different city
This fictional account of US Army
atrocities in the Iraq War (called Kurtlar Vadisi in Turkish) begins with
an incident that actually happened,
and that further soured relations between
Turks and Americans. Is "Valley of
the Wolves" Turkey's revenge for "Midnight