Most Popular Nepali-Language Feature Films


1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 692,051 | Gross: $242.37M

2. Chhakka Panja (2016)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Story of five friends Raja (Deepak Raj Giri), Saraswoti (Jeetu Nepal), Magne (Kedar Ghimire) and Buddhi (Buddhi Tamang). Raja is rich but illiterate and enjoys life, and tells his friends ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Shree Niroula | Stars: Kedar Ghimire, Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Karki, Jeetu Nepal

Votes: 66

3. Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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At the beginning of the 90s, a young Catalan teacher goes to Kathmandu to work at the local school. Soon, she will have to deal with the extreme poverty of the region and the bleak educational system.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Verónica Echegui, Sumyata Bhattarai, Norbu Tsering Gurung, Kalsang Tamang

Votes: 561

4. Seto Surya (2016)

89 min | Drama

7.3
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Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

Votes: 104

5. Highway to Dhampus (2014)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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When Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, is visited by a rich socialite attempting to fix her image through charitable acts, a chain of events is set in motion that affects ... See full summary »

Director: Rick McFarland | Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gunner Wright, Suesha Rana, Raj Ballav Koirala

Votes: 137

6. Pashupati Prasad (2016)

140 min | Drama

9.3
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A story about a guy who lost his parents in earthquake and comes to kathmandu carrying a dream of paying his parents debt and settling his life where he faces different conflicts and situations.

Director: Dependra K. Khanal | Stars: Rabindra Singh Baniya, Bipin Karki, Khagendra Lamichhane, Barsha Siwakoti

Votes: 800

7. Loot 2 (2017)

Crime

Director Nischal Basnet brings the sequel to the hugely successful Loot(2012).

Director: Nischal Basnet | Stars: Bipin Karki, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Karma Shakya

8. Kalo Pothi (2015)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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We are in the year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to a small war-torn village in Northern Nepal, bringing much joy among the residents. Prakash and Kiran, two young ... See full summary »

Director: Min Bahadur Bham | Stars: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka

Votes: 295

9. Dying Candle (2017)

126 min | Drama, Family

9.8
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A sister fights all odds to take care of her young brother, until things fall apart, and she is left with no option, but sell her dignity to save him.

Directors: Naresh Kumar Kc, Bimal Subedi | Stars: Bidhya Karki, Saugat Malla, Kesab Rai, Srijana Subba

Votes: 8

10. Loot (I) (2012)

138 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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A man with a 'master plan' to rob a bank searches and leads four frustrated men in their quest for quick money.

Director: Nischal Basnet | Stars: Karma Shakya, Saugat Malla, Prateek Raj Neupane, Sushil Raj Pandey

Votes: 572

11. Himalayaeui sonyowa (2008)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas to visit a family in a small mountain village, where time seems to have stood still for 100 years.

Director: Soo-il Jeon | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Hamo Gurung, Namgya Gurung, Tsering Kipale Gurung

Votes: 190

12. Lukamari (2016)

125 min | Comedy

8.2
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Superb character portrait from the true theatre artists Saugat and Karma in an entertaining movie.

Director: Shree Ram Dahal | Stars: Saugat Malla, Karma, Bikram Singh, Surabina Karki

Votes: 30

13. Visa Girl (2012)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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A story of the freewheeling passion of youth set in modern day Nepal. It captures the candid journey of love, dedication, kindness, creativity and compassion of four strangers, all geared ... See full summary »

Director: Prachanda Shrestha | Stars: Reema Bishwokarma, Saloni Raj Bhandari, Karma, Recha Sharma

Votes: 27

15. Talakjung vs Tulke (2014)

133 min | Drama

8.3
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Tulké is a day-laborer in a Nepalese mountain village. He struggles to reclaim his lost aristocratic identity, while a violent revolution disrupts every aspect of village life.

Director: Nischal Basnet | Stars: Khagendra Lamichhane, Dayahang Rai, Shushank Mainali, Reecha Sharma

Votes: 322

16. Jhola (2013)

90 min | Drama

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The film begins when an old man called Ghanashyam (Sujal Nepal) leaves his bag for a night at the writer's home. Suspicious, the writer checks the contents of the bag only to find an old ... See full summary »

Director: Yadav Kumar Bhattarai | Stars: Deshbhakta Khanal, Sujal Nepal, Garima Panta

Votes: 176

17. Fanko (2016)

Action, Drama, Thriller

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A driver named Bhakti Thapa is assigned a job to transport 1 crore rupees from Pokhara to Kathmandu. But people having this secret information are behind him to rob him when the chance comes.

Director: Subarna Thapa | Stars: Keki Adhikari, Anup Baral, Priyanka Karki, Saugat Malla

Votes: 5

18. Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A lovely movie by Rabababu and co. As Always Dayahang hit the floor with his brilliant acting.

Director: Rambabu Gurung | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Rishma Gurung

Votes: 224

19. Highway (I) (2012)

80 min | Drama

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A passenger filled highway coach traveling from Eastern Nepal to Kathmandu hits one delay after another, the first of those delays due to a bandh. After a lengthy stop, they are able to ... See full summary »

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Shristi Ghimire, Karma

Votes: 167

20. Yodha (1992)

149 min | Action, Comedy

8.4
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Fate brings a young man from rural Kerala to be the protector of a young Lama in Nepal, who is being chased by a dangerous cult.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Mohanlal, Siddharth Lama, Gopal Raj Bhutani, Beena Antony

Votes: 1,499

21. Jatra (2016)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

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An innocent, poor and hardworking man Phadindra Timsina (Bipin Karki) finds a sack full of 3 Crores Nepalese rupees stolen from a bank. He then consults with his 2 friends Jayas (Rabindra ... See full summary »

Director: Pradeep Bhattarai | Stars: Rabindra Singh Baniya, Rabindra Jha, Bipin Karki, Kamalmani Nepal

Votes: 36

22. Suntali (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

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Chinmaya Suberdani, the powerful matriarch of a sleepy village in Nepal, is preparing for her son's wedding when Suntali returns with a menacing foreigner in tow. Suntali befriends the ... See full summary »

Director: Bhaskar Dhungana | Stars: Pramod Agrahari, Bipana Basnet, Saraswoti Chaudhari, Pratibha Chettri

Votes: 14

23. Kabaddi (2014)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Kazi a young aimless man dreams of marrying Maiya, a village girl by any means although she wants to go to the city for higher education. Their lives are thrown into turmoil with the arrival of Bibek, a charming young man from the city.

Director: Rambabu Gurung | Stars: Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung, Dayahang Rai

Votes: 287

24. The Winner Nepali Movie (2016)

Thriller

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Director: Hikmat Bista | Stars: Ale Corsino, Amit Giri, Malina Joshi, Royal Maskey

25. Resham Filili (2015)

152 min | Comedy

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Resham Filili follows the friendship, dreams, hopes and deeds of Resham and Hariya - both whethered by bad luck and misfortunes, must at any cost beat the oddest odds to save their lives from Dorje's men.

Director: Pranab Joshi | Stars: Arun, Shisheer Bangdel, Kameshor Chaurasiya, Karma

Votes: 71

26. Chhadke (2013)

125 min | Action, Thriller

7.5
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Director: Nigam Shrestha | Stars: Saugat Malla, Namrata Shrestha, Nikun Shrestha, Arpan Thapa

Votes: 22

27. November Rain (2014)

132 min | Romance

7.8
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Aayush falls in love with Sheetal at first sight, unaware that fate already had them together somewhere in the past.

Director: Dinesh Rawat | Stars: Chulthim Dolma, Amitesh Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Aaryan Sigdel

Votes: 10

28. Muna Madan (2003)

133 min | Drama

8.2
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An epic tragedy, based on Nepal's most famous epic poem. Madan, a lower-class worker, is forced by poverty and mounting debts to go to Lhasa, Tibet, leaving behind his lonely mother and ... See full summary »

Director: Gyanendra Bahadur Deuja | Stars: Ramchandra Adhikari, Subhadra Adhikari, Dinesh D.C., Bijaya Lama

Votes: 73

29. Kathmandu (2011)

Family

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Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is somewhat becoming fragile in terms of sociological and cultural facets. The city is deteriorating. The norms and values of family life is waning. ... See full summary »

Director: Akash Adhikari | Stars: Akash Adhikari, Ben-Nabin Adhikari, Prapti Ghimire, Resh Marhatta

Votes: 16

30. Basanti (I) (2000)

284 min | History, Musical, Romance

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Basanti is a historical love story based on the novel by Diamond Shamsher.It depicts the story of a girl along with the accounts of the historical events during the time of Junga Bahadur Rana, the first Rana Prime Minister of Nepal.

Director: Neer Bikram Shah | Stars: Karisma Mahandhar, Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla, Pawan Mainali

Votes: 59

31. Taandro (2015)

112 min | Drama

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A member of ultra-leftist underground group is forced to hide in a village after being seriously injured in the ambush by the government forces. With life hanging by a thread and the ... See full summary »

Director: Samten Bhutia | Star: Dayahang Rai

33. Kusume rumal (1985)

Drama, Musical, Romance

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A girl falls in love with her classmate. While everything seems right, a worker starts dreaming of marrying her and another classmate tries the same by force.

Director: Tulsi Ghimire | Stars: Bhuwan K.C., Tripti Nadakar, Udit Narayan, Neer Bikram Shah

Votes: 70

34. Zhigrana (2015)

125 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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Christine Summers has been working in an NGO in Nepal for the past four years. Her boss assigns her to do a last mission in Ruku to collect information of the life outside of the cities, ... See full summary »

Director: Pasang Lama | Stars: Clara Fields, Hanna Geschewski, Shanti Giri, Jyoti Karki

Votes: 51

35. Raghav (2014)

Drama

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After his long-time girlfriend dumps him and marries some other guy, Raghav finds himself compelled to move on and start a new relationship.

Director: Bhupendra Bhattarai | Stars: Gita Adhikari, Basanta Bhatta, Cait Brasel, Rocken Byanjankar

Votes: 24

36. Sano sansar (2008)

144 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Ravi and Reetu are good chat friends but they have got no idea that they hate each other in the real life situation.

Director: Alok Nembang | Stars: Jivan Luitel, Sushila Raimajhi, Neer Bikram Shah, Mahesh Shakya

Votes: 212

37. Masaan (2011)

Drama

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Based on a novel by Gopal Prasad Rimal, It portrays social conflicts and women's demand for social justice during the Rana regime.

Director: Nir Shah | Stars: Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Raj Ballav Koirala

Votes: 38

38. Hostel Returns (2015)

122 min | Drama

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This film is a sequel to 2013 film Hostel and is based on the hostel life of civil engineering students.

Director: Suraj Bhushal | Stars: Abhay Baral, Najir Hussain, Swastima Khadka, Sunil Rawal

39. Kagbeni (2008)

130 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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Old friends Krishna and Ramesh meet after ages and on their way to home, an old hermit gives them "a monkey's paw" that has the power to grant wishes. And, from then onward, the paw changes everyone's life.

Director: Bhusan Dahal | Stars: Pooja Gurung, Vivek Gurung, Saugat Malla, Deeya Maskey

Votes: 335

40. Soongava (2012)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Independent and strong-willed Diya, now 22 years of age, is training to be a traditional Nepalese dancer. She forms a deep escalating friendship with another dance pupil, Kiran. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Subarna Thapa | Stars: Nisha Adhikari, Bashundara Bhushal, Nirmal Nisar, Rajendra Man Shakya

Votes: 50

41. Darpan Chhaya (2001)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Two friends involve with same girl which eventually deteriorate their friendship.

Director: Tulsi Ghimire | Stars: Tulsi Ghimire, Uttam Pradhan, Dilip Raymajhi, Niruta Singh

Votes: 102

42. Palash (2017)

Drama | Filming

Samjhana,a middle class village girl wishes to marry a rich guy which later leads her to be sold at a brothel. The sweetness of her lover back from her village and the harshness of the ... See full summary »

Director: Subash Koirala | Stars: Rekha Thapa, Kameshor Chaurasiya, Aayub Kc

43. Cheli Beti (1995)

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Star: Gauri Malla

44. Mero Euta Saathi Cha (2009)

161 min | Romance

7.2
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Jay is too spoiled to inherit his grandfather's vast wealth. When he fails to graduate from college, his grandfather's will sends him back to his ancestral village where, long ago, he made ... See full summary »

Director: Sudarshan Thapa | Stars: Keshab Bhattarai, Sushma Karki, Jiwan Luitel, Zenisha Moktan

Votes: 73

45. Uma (2013)

Drama

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Set in the early 2000s, Uma is a story about Uma, her brother Milan and their widow mother living in rural Nepal during the Maoist insurgency.

Director: Tsering Rhitar Sherpa | Stars: Saugat Malla, Mithila Sharma, Reecha Sharma

Votes: 8

46. KTM Cocktale (2017)

90 min | Drama

this film contains 4 days of the life of a drug dealer in Kathmandu.

Director: Anuska Rauniyar | Stars: Uddhav Raj Bhattarai, Bikash Lamsal, Prabhakar Neupane, Sangeet Sapkota

47. Madhu Malati (2017)

Romance

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Director: Shishir Chalise | Stars: Kushum Nepal, Anuroop Pokhrel

48. Acharya (2011)

147 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.6
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A journey of a singer (Bhakta Raj Acharya) who grew up in an extreme poverty without father. his chances of achieving his dream of becoming a singer was slim to none, under the ... See full summary »

Director: Prashant Rasaily | Stars: Satya Raj Acharya, Aruna Karki, Sunil Pokhrel

Votes: 43

49. Basain (2005)

90 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Subash Gajurel | Stars: Mukunda Bastakoti, Dinesh D.C., Ranju Lamichhane, Uttam Pradhan

Votes: 18

50. Khandan (2002)

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Sudha, who is pregnant, never thought that Gyatri Subedi, her mother-in-law, would hatch such a cruel conspiracy against her just after her newlywed husband Vijaya left for the city. ... See full summary »

Director: Yuv Raj Lama | Stars: Niruta Singh, Rajesh Hamal, Gauri Malla, Rejina Uprety