20 best Turkish comedies of recent years

The East is not only a delicate matter, but sometimes funny, judging by Turkish cinema. Funny warm stories take place with temperamental characters against the background of landscapes flooded with the sun. And if you miss simple funny stories, Turkish comedies with Russian voice acting will be a great choice to pass the evening. In addition, films from our list can not only cheer you up, but also introduce you to the mentality of the eastern people and Turkish family traditions.

Outrageous Class: Summer Games (2021)

This novelty of Turkish cinema is a continuation of the 2019 youth comedy of the same name. A private school gets a chance to compete in prestigious competitions in Cyprus. The director selects several teenagers who must defend the honor of the class at the international level. However, friends – Rajon, Handsome, Format and DeDe – are not satisfied with this state of affairs, because they are not flying. And the guys, oh, how they want to go to a summer resort, but just not to compete, but to have fun. Then the guys buy tickets on their own and go on an adventure .

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Hababam Sinifi Yaz Oyunlari

Actors:
Altan Erkekli, Toygan Avanoglu, Yusuf Chim…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 3.2


Daughter War (2020)

The new Turkish comedy film will amuse you with domestic female battles and scare you with the zeal with which two daughters-in-law compete with each other. A lover of comfort and cooking, Sultan confronts the fashionable Gizim, a frequenter of social networks. Rivals involve their husbands in the conflict. Two siblings will still regret that they brought the chosen ones to the same house. The understanding of marriage is completely different for the two women, and young daughters-in-law come into battle, trying to prove to their mothers-in-law who is the best wife.

Original title:
Eltilerin Savasi

Actors:
Gupse Ozay, Merve Dizdar, Ferit Aktug, Uraz Kaigilaroglu…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+


Like Asli (2019)

The cherished dream of the heroine of the Turkish comedy Asli is to become a famous actress. The girl wants to enter a theater university, but her parents have completely different plans for her future – getting a more stable profession. Persuading a stubborn daughter is not so easy and you have to set an ultimatum – complete deprivation of financial support in case of disobedience. But Asli does not intend to give up her dream. The Shrew gets a job in a stunt club, where she not only earns money for training, but also finds true friends.

Original title:
Asli Gibidir

Actors:
Caner Ozyurtlu, Seda Türkmen, Melis Isiten…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 4.4


Kill Me Darling (2019)

Fans of Turkish films should definitely watch this romantic comedy in Russian, which tells how an unusual event saved a long-fading marriage. Okan and Demet have been married for more than a year. The love of the once happy couple was slowly eaten away by everyday life, and the everyday life of the spouses was filled with mutual nit-picking. On the anniversary of the wedding, the couple breaks a huge sum of money, but how to share the wealth if you don’t want to share? The couple decide to kill each other. To do this, they come up with different ways, getting into comical situations.

Original title:
Öldür Beni Sevgilim

Actors:
Murat Boz, Seda Bakan, Acelya Topaloglu…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 4.4


Crazy Family (2018)

The spoiled son of the owner of a large corporation, Farhat, is used to getting what he wants at the snap of his fingers. The man works in his father’s company, treats employees condescendingly and disrespectfully to female representatives. One day, together with a friend, they go to a restaurant, where they meet the owner of the establishment and his beautiful daughter Elif. Farhat is instantly fascinated by the girl, but a man accustomed to frivolous young ladies will have to work hard to win the heart of a smart careerist.

Original title:
Ailecek Saskiniz

Actors:
Ahmet Kural, Murat Cemdzhir, Saadet Aksoy…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 6.2


Honey and sour cream (2018)

One of the best Turkish comedies, for which director Onur Tan has been preparing for about ten years, is a light family film that can make you laugh to tears. An elderly married couple Adem and Havva categorically cannot get along together. Adem is a harmful and uncompromising beekeeper, Havva is a stubborn woman. He has the best honey in the area, she has the best sour cream and goat milk. As a result of a quarrel between husband and wife, the whole village is forced to divide into two camps. This could go on forever, but the children Omer and Bade decide to reconcile the old people.

Original title:
Bal Kaymak

Actors:
Filiz Ahmet, Sabina Ayrula, Beren Gokyildiz…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 5.4


Everything is fine with you (2018)

The filmmakers borrowed the idea from the popular American comedy “Best Friend’s Wedding”, adding Turkish flavor to their version and slightly changing the ending. Once upon a time, Deniz and Erem entered into an agreement – if they do not marry before the age of thirty, they will create an alliance with each other. Time passes – bright and self-confident Denise waits for her happy hour, but for now she earns by organizing weddings for others. However, soon the girl will have an unpleasant surprise – Erem will still marry, and she will have to organize a celebration for the guy.

Original title:
Her Sey Seninle Güzel

Actors:
Burcu Biricik, Mert Firat, Hazar Ergüçlü…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 3.6


Who are you dancing with? (2017)

The next Turkish film in our top Turkish comedies is an incendiary film with dance, music and romance. After the death of Aysel’s parents, the girl plunged into a deep depression and even tried to commit suicide. However, the love of dancing helped her stay afloat. Ahead of her is participation in the show, meeting new friends and, of course, love.

Original title:
Sen Kiminle Dans Ediyorsun

Actors:
Mehmet Er, Binnur Kaya, Demet Ozdemir…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 5.7


My companion (2017)

The main character Onur has just lost his favorite job. And before the Eid al-Adha holiday, there are only a few days left, during which the fired man needs to return his workplace and get to know his beloved’s family. To get to the girl’s parents, he will have to travel all the way to Ayvalik along with a strange fellow traveler Sheref, who is found through an application on the Internet, attracting adventure.

Original title:
Yol Arkadasim

Actors:
Oguzhan Koch, Ibrahim Büyükak, Emre Kinay…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 6.1


Happiness Time (2017)

Turkish comedy melodrama is a wonderful film about the love story of two, at first glance, different people. Mert has built an ideal life by becoming a successful businessman , and tries not to think about the past. Ada is a naive girl with a strong character and a desire to help her infantile brother. Fate has repeatedly brought the heroes together since childhood, and they always balanced on the border between friendship and romantic feelings. After a ten-year separation, the couple will meet again. Will the young people be able to find their way to each other’s hearts this time?

Original title:
Mutluluk Zamani Actors:
Elcin
Sangu, Barysh Arduç, Cengiz Bozkurt … Country:
Turkey Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.3


Sister-in-law (2016)

The plot of the comedy centers on Yeliz, who is too attached to her younger brother and not ready to share his attention with anyone else. However, the little brother has long grown up and intends to tie the knot. The sister is very jealous of her brother for her daughter-in-law, trying in every possible way to annoy the girl. How will this war for happiness turn out for the heroes, and will future relatives – the sister-in-law and daughter-in-law – be able to find a compromise?

Original title:
Görümce

Actors:
Eda Ece, Bugra Gyulsoy, Zeynep Kankonde…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
IMDb – 5.0


My brother (dilogue, 2016 and 2017)

The highly rated comedy from the list of the best Turkish films will tell about the difficult and funny relationship between two siblings. The older brother Hakan, a calm and balanced performer of alternative music, cannot stand reporters . The younger Ozan is also involved in music, but unlike his brother, he loves the attention of the public and the press, numerous events and receptions. Due to a long-standing quarrel, the brothers have not seen each other for several years, but they will have to meet at their father’s funeral. This meeting and the last wish of the deceased will drastically change their lives.

Original title:
Kardesim Benim

Actors:
Burak Ozchivit, Murat Boz, Asli Enver …

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 5.9


All because of love (2016)

Pelin is on the verge of the main event of his life – a wedding with his beloved man. She worked hard, even got into debt, so that the celebration went off with a bang. However, just ten days before the long-awaited party, the girl finds the groom in bed with a strange woman. It seemed that the world had collapsed, but faithful friends would not let Pelin despair, helping to come up with more and more new ways to take revenge on the unfaithful man. So, in the pursuit of justice, the principled heroine of the film meets a handsome musician – Burak.

Original title:
Her Sey Asktan

Actors:
Ozcan Deniz, Hande Dogandemir, Hakan Merichliler…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 5.4


Talk Like Your Husband (2015)

The Turkish comedy film, which received good reviews from the audience, tells how a lonely modern Turkish woman is looking for a husband. Efsun is already thirty years old, but she is still not married. The girl’s problem is that she does not know how to competently build relationships with men, resorting to ancient female tricks. Her relatives are doing their best to find a life partner for Efsun. Armed with their advice, the previously shy person decides to stop waiting for the prince and win the heart of her school friend.

Original title:
Kocan Kadar Konus

Actors:
Bora Akkash, Gyul Arici, Enis Arikan…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.2


Sweet and Dangerous (2015)

In the center of the plot of the Turkish comedy film is a sweet, kind girl Zelish and a simple thief Zarok. Fate brings young people together for one risky business, but both do not yet suspect that they are connected by old secrets. It turns out that the girl’s father is a cruel and cynical entrepreneur from India, not her real relative. Once, with the help of Zarok, he kidnapped a child in order to get a huge fortune.

Original title:
Sevimli Tehlikeli

Actors:
Shukru Ozyildiz, Aycha Aishin Turan, Turkan Kilich …

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.1


Romantic comedy (dilogue, 2010 and 2013)

An interesting Turkish comedy movie tells the story of three women living in a bustling metropolis. Zeynep’s main goal is a strong family, and very soon she will get married. At the wedding, her two friends Esra and Didem decide to change their lives and find love too. Having fun at the celebration, they go for a walk around the city at night and get acquainted with a company of young people. Whether the acquaintance will become fateful, you will find out by watching this funny Turkish film.

Original title:
Romantik Komedi

Actors:
Sedef Avci, Cemal Hunal, Begum Kutyuk …

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 5.3


Goal of my life (2008)

Most of all in life, the 30-year-old hero of a comedy film loves football . Uyr still lives with his mother and sister, and the former constantly bothers the man with talk about marriage and children. However, his passion for the game prevents him from finding family happiness, until an unexpected acquaintance with a beauty turns everything in his life upside down. Now Uyr will have to choose between passion for sports and love. Or maybe the guy will be able to combine?

Original title:
Ask Tutulmasi

Actors:
Tolgahan Sayishman, Fahriye Evcen Ozcivit, Tim Seifi…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 5.5


Recep Ivedik (film series, 2008)

The comedy will tell about Recep – a big man who has problems with managing anger, but despite this, he is not without kindness and sympathy. One day, he accidentally meets his childhood love Sibel, and old feelings flare up in his heart again. However, an uncouth and rude man does not know how to properly care for his beloved, which leads him to many funny situations.

Original title:
Recep Ivedik

Actors:
Shahan Gokbakar, Fatma Toptash, Tulug Chizgen …

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 4.7


A.R.O.G. (2008)

This one-part Turkish comedy stands out among the films of recent years with an unusual plot and genre direction for Turkish cinema. A fantastic story takes the viewer to the planet G.O.R.A. There, the main character Arif defeats Captain Logarom in battle and returns to a well-deserved rest in his native harbor – on Earth. Together with him, he brings his wife – the princess of an extraterrestrial civilization. However, their family life does not give rest to the defeated Lagarom, and he comes up with a grandiose revenge plan – to send Arif millions of years ago.

Original title:
AROG

Actors:
Cem Yilmaz, Ozge Ozberk, Zafer Algoz…

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.4


Exam (2006)

Cheerful youth film in the comedy genre about student life and peculiar methods of passing entrance exams. A group of young people want to enter a university, but do not have enough preparation to pass the exams. Some of the applicants dream of achieving success in the future by getting a profession, while others are trying to fulfill the last wish of a dying mother. The guys come up with a cunning plan – to steal the booklets with the questions of the screening test.

Original title:
Sinav

Actors:
Guven Kirac, Ayda Aksel, Betul Alganatay …

Country:
Turkey

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.5


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