A public domain and icon signifying the “old times” for the Turkish folk, Yeşilçam is the name given to the products of Turkish cinema between the 1950s and 1990s. Developing today’s cinema ground of Turkey, these products held significant importance for countless people in Turkey. Movies from different genres got made during the Yeşilçam period, but some movies have the most special place in the hearts of the Turkish people. Let us take a closer look at some of the finest works of Yeşilçam.
A classic comedy, Köyden İndim Şehire, is a movie about four brothers that live in a village finding a great treasure of gold from an inheritance left from their father, coming down to the city to obtain their wealth by using these golds. With an IMDb score of 8.4, Köyden İndim Şehire is among well-known movies of Yeşilçam and was produced in 1974, starring most famous names of Yeşilçam such as Kemal Sunal, Zeki Alasya, Metin Akpınar, Halit Akçatepe, Meral Zeren, and Perran Kutman.
One of the most important works of Yeşilçam, Yol, is a masterpiece that paved the road for countless movies. Starring Tarık Akan, one of Turkey’s most renowned actors, Yol is a movie about five prisoners who took a holiday to their hometown. Each prisoner has their intertwined stories and conflicts, and the most touching part of the movie is Seyit Ali’s vengeance over his cheating wife. This full of emotion movie is one of the most known in Turkey.
Hababam Sınıfı is almost known and loved by everyone that grew up in Turkey. Created from the works of the novelist Rıfat Ilgaz, Hababam Sınıfı is a movie series of more than five movies about a troubled class and their adventures. The record-breaking adventures of Hababam Sınıfı managed to last in theatres for 28 weeks with the first movie in 1975. Capturing the same levels of success with the upcoming series, Hababam Sınıfı managed to have a special place in the hearts of many Turkish people. Starring famous actors such as Münir Özkul, Adile Naşit, Kemal Sunal, Tarık Akan, Cem Gürdap, and many more, Hababam Sınıfı is a must to watch work of Yeşilçam.
A family movie starring the best actors of Yeşilçam such as Münir Özkul, Tarık Akan, Adile Naşit, Şener Şen, and more, is about the life of widowed Yaşar Usta and Melek Hanım’s wedding. This adventure of two different families coming together portrays the dramatic and somewhat entertaining aspects of family life. With an IMDb point of 8.4, Bizim Aile is one of the most iconic works of Yeşilçam.
Yeşilçam’s most known love story with the beautiful Türkan Şoray and handsome Kadir İnanır’s acting, Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım is an unforgettable love story. Storylines filled with love, work, choices, and hard times; this movie is a must to watch. One of the groundbreaking points for the Yeşilçam, Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım received countless awards.