Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Kazakhstan


1. Hacker (2016)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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With the help of his new friends Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Callan McAuliffe, Lorraine Nicholson, Daniel Eric Gold, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 5,054

2. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 39,452 | Gross: $5.70M

3. Diamond Cartel (2017)

100 min | Action, Adventure

3.0
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The charismatic and ruthless Mussa makes a deal to purchase the Star of East Diamond from the Hong-Kong triad crime boss Mr. Lo - but not before being robbed via an inside job by his own ... See full summary »

Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Peter O'Toole, Olivier Gruner

Votes: 282

4. Jaws 19 (2015)

63 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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The beaches of the Baltic Sea are terrorized by a shark. The military manage to destroy it, but the shark returns in spectral form.

Directors: Sergey A., Ivan Yakovidish | Stars: Sergey A., Krolik Black, Eldar Bogunov, Igor de Ferron

Votes: 119

5. The Whole World at Our Feet (2015)

100 min | Action

6.9
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Only one lusted glance brings Aliya to the events throwing her into the criminal ocean. But in the wirliging of passions and turmoil when she finds herself at the verge of fatality it's ... See full summary »

Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Peter O'Toole, Michael Madsen, Kanat Abishev

Votes: 34

6. Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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49 Metascore

An historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.

Directors: Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer | Stars: Kuno Becker, Jason Scott Lee, Jay Hernandez, Zhansaya Saparkhanova

Votes: 3,421 | Gross: $0.08M

7. Hunting the Phantom (2014)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Timur, a policeman whose career is on the rise, is forced to break the law in order to save his fiancée, Keira. In so doing, he also uncovers the conspiracy of a global corporation trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Armand Assante, Sanjar Madi, Jose Rosete

Votes: 209

8. Ya ne vernus (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg | Stars: Polina Pushkaruk, Vika Lobachova, Andrey Astrakhantsev, Sergey Yatsenyuk

Votes: 502

9. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Votes: 3,599 | Gross: $0.66M

10. Simindis kundzuli (2014)

100 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

Director: George Ovashvili | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent

Votes: 3,135

11. Shal (2012)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.

Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Ondas Besikbasov, Erbulat Toguzakov

Votes: 440

12. Tulpan (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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88 Metascore

On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children. Ondas is a herdsman, tough and strong. It's dry, dusty, and windy; too ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Askhat Kuchencherekov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondas Besikbasov

Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $0.16M

13. Flags Over Berlin (2018)

Action, Drama, History | Pre-production

'Flags Over Berlin' is the story of one of the most important intelligence missions of the World War II - Operation 'Alsos'. Sir Winston Churchill sends his most trusted aid - a British ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Lewis

14. Likvidator (2011)

94 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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A highly skilled bodyguard avenging his brother's untimely death uncovers a ring of corruption extending to the highest levels of society and government.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Berik Aitzhanov, Vinnie Jones, Aziz Beyshenaliev, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova

Votes: 418

15. Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Asylkhan Tolypov, Ayan Utepbergen, Kuralai Anabekova, Tlektes Meiramov

Votes: 609

16. Tellur Aliens (2016)

67 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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Three teenaged best friends on the planet Telluria begin an incredible journey of adventure as they fight against the most evil being in the universe

Director: Einar Gabbassov

Votes: 24

17. Reketir (2007)

80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Story of a man named Sayan, that had to live through harsh 1990's and make tough decisions.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Aidar Mukhametzhanov, Saken Aminov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Zhan Baizhanbayev

Votes: 335

18. Zabludivshiysya (2009)

90 min | Thriller

5.6
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The main character, his wife and small son lose their way and become stuck on a country road. As a result, they have to spend the night in their car. The following morning, the main ... See full summary »

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Tungyshbai Al-Tarazi, Ayganim Sadykova, Alma Rulas

Votes: 168

19. Gagma napiri (2009)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »

Director: George Ovashvili | Stars: Tedo Bekhauri, Tamar Meskhi, Archil Tabukashvili, Temo Goginava

Votes: 846

20. Uroki garmonii (2013)

120 min | Drama

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Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 730

21. Doroga k materi (2016)

Drama, History, War

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Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Bolat Abdilmanov, Berik Aitzhanov, Adil Akhmetov, Aruzhan Jazilbekova

Votes: 17

22. The Wounded Angel (2016)

113 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Omar Adilov, Timur Aidarbekov, Madiyar Aripbay, Anzara Barlykova

Votes: 155

23. Schizo (2004)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

Shiza is the nickname of a 15-year-old boy. Money, power, and women - he has none of these, yet, in his young life. But, he does have the illegal, underground circuit of bare-knuckle ... See full summary »

Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Oldzhas Nusupbayev, Olga Landina, Eduard Tabishev, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 914

24. Tokal (2016)

Drama

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In modern Kazakhstan the interests of two women clashes when they find themselves as two wives of one man.

Directors: Gia Noortas, Eugine Cheltsoff | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Gia Noortas, Sergey Bystritskiy, Zhibek Lebayeva

Votes: 7

25. Baikonur (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Iskander, a young man living on the Kazakh steppes, finds French astronaut Julie after her capsule crashes. Julie now has amnesia, but Iskander convinces her they are engaged. (Russian with English subtitles)

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Alexander Asochakov, Marie de Villepin, Sitora Farmonova, Erbulat Toguzakov

Votes: 410

26. Amerikanskaya doch (1995)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Allison Whitbeck, Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Shukshina, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 427

27. Ulzhan (2007)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent, Maximilien Muller

Votes: 543

28. V Ozhidanii Morya (2012)

109 min | Fantasy

6.8
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After a prison-stay captain Marat returns to his hometown to get back in the sea, when it turns out that the water has gone and his boat lays in the desert. Marat's plan is to bring his boat to where the water is.

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Egor Beroev, Anastasiya Mikulchina, Detlev Buck, Dinmukhamet Akhimov

Votes: 50

29. Okhotnik (2004)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Serik Aprimov | Stars: Kidiraliev Dogdurbek, Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Gulnazid Omarova, Alibek Zhuasbaev

Votes: 97

30. Baksy (2008)

87 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Aidai the baksy, or witch doctor, lives in the mountains and helps people. She uses mysterious actions to cure the sick and to give infertile couples children. As capitalist forces begin to... See full summary »

Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Neisipkul Omarbekova, Farkhad Amankulov, Almat Ayanov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov

Votes: 188

31. Gibel Otrara (1991)

176 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Abdurashid Makhsudov

Votes: 85

32. La voix des steppes (2014)

93 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.9
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A little boy Anatole lives in 1960s in the steppe in Kazakhstan with his parents-archaeologists. One day he witnesses the accidental death of his brother, this drama traumatizes the boy so ... See full summary »

Directors: Gérard Depardieu, Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Berik Aitzhanov, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 9

33. Dom dlya rusalok (2015)

97 min | Drama

5.3
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Aymas, the 55-year-old protagonist of the film, has seen a lot in his life. He comes from steppes to a remote provincial town in southern Kazakhstan, only to suffer another blow of fate. A ... See full summary »

Director: Yalkin Tuychiev | Stars: Shahzoda Matchanova, Seydulla Moldakhanov, Yulia Usadova

Votes: 18

34. Pazar - Bir Ticaret Masali (2008)

93 min | Drama

7.0
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A Turkish small time black marketeer wants to enter the cell phone business. To get enough money, he promises the local doctor to get medicine for sick children.

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Tayanç Ayaydin, Genco Erkal, Senay Aydin, Hakan Sahin

Votes: 764

35. Amanat (2016)

127 min | Drama

9.4
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This film follows three distinct story lines depicting unfortunate fates of Kazakh patriots who refused to be subjugated by the colonial policy of Tsarist Russia and later by that of the Soviet totalitarian system.

Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov | Stars: Berik Aitzhanov, Dulyga Akmolda, Kuralai Anabekova, Aziz Beyshenaliev

Votes: 8

36. Kelin (2009)

82 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A woman is led by her family to her new husband's home, to live with, presumably, his elderly mother and younger brother. Despite being forced into the marriage, she discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Gulsharat Zhubyeva, Turakhan Sadykova, Erzhan Nurymbet, Kuandyk Kystykbaev

Votes: 300

37. Pozdnyaya lyubov (2010)

Comedy

7.1
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Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Gérard Depardieu, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bolat Kalymbetov

Votes: 8

38. Reketir 2: Vozmezdie (2015)

Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Farkhad Abdraimov, Maxim Akbarov, Satybaldy Azamat, Zhan Baizhanbayev

Votes: 88

39. Golubinyj zvonar (1994)

70 min

7.4
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A tale of star-crossed lovers set on the lonesome plains of Kazakhstan.

Director: Amir Karakulov | Stars: Elmira Makhmutova, Chingiz Nogalbayev

Votes: 13

40. Student (2012)

90 min | Drama

5.5
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63 Metascore

A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ... See full summary »

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Ermek Ahmetov, Erkebulan Almanov, Amangeldy Aytaly, Nurlan Bajtasov

Votes: 163

41. Zhat (2015)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Yermek Tursunov (Kelin, The Old Man) completes his trilogy about Kazakh identity, in which an orphaned young boy takes to the mountains and lives among a pack of wolves in the days before WWII.

Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Mikhail Karpov, Roza Khayrullina, Erzhan Nurymbet

Votes: 25

42. Sem mayskikh dney (2012)

Crime

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Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Vyacheslav Krikunov, Kuandyk Kystykbaev, Evgeniya Loza, Sergey Ugryumov

43. Dikiy vostok (1993)

98 min | Action

6.8
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The Solar Children, a group of dwarves who left the circus, are trying to start a settlement in the Kyrgyzstan wilderness just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, but are harassed by a ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Aleksandr Aksyonov, Farkhad Amankulov, Konstantin Fyodorov, Zhanna Isina

Votes: 77

45. Podarok Stalinu (2008)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows ... See full summary »

Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bakhtiar Khoja, Yekaterina Rednikova, Dalen Shintemirov

Votes: 206

46. Taraz (2016)

82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Socio-criminal drama that tells a story of friendship of men from a ghetto of Taraz city. The meeting with the angry and armed son of the local bandit becomes the key turning point in lives of three individuals and their relatives.

Director: Nurtas Adambay | Stars: Nurtas Adambay, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Assan Mazhit

Votes: 23

47. Zhangak tal (2015)

81 min | Comedy

5.4
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A young couple from southern Kazakhstan plan to get married. But according to the local tradition, the groom ought to steal the future bride.

Director: Yerlan Nurmukhambetov | Stars: Balnur Asyl, Asylbek Musabekov, Rustem Zhaniyamanov, Nurzhan Zhumanov

Votes: 8

48. Jol (2001)

85 min

6.9
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A film director takes to the road on a trip to visit his sick mother and we follow his thoughts and human encounters along the way.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Jamshed Usmonov, Saule Toktybayeva, Alnur Turgambayeva, Magjane Omirbayev

Votes: 94

49. 999 (2010)

91 min | Drama

5.3
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The picture reveals the problem of drug addiction in contemporary life. Drug addiction can be resisted by strong character young people while others lose everything: friends, love and life.... See full summary »

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Kamila Ermekova, Valera Zadornovsky, Maxim Akbarov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov

Votes: 25

50. Ironiya lyubvi (2010)

Comedy

4.8
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Director: Aleksandr Chernyaev | Stars: Aleksey Chadov, Asel Sagatova, Yerik Zholzhaksynov, Irina Rozanova

Votes: 223