Most Popular Feature Films


1. 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: 84

2. 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, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov

Votes: 3,377 | Gross: $0.08M

3. 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: 2,678 | Gross: $0.16M

4. 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: 345

5. Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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: 582

6. Uroki garmonii (2013)

120 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 681

7. Zhat (2015)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 24

8. 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: 159

9. Kniga legend: Tainstvennyy les (2012)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Bakha and Takha are the sons of a well-known businessman who are really into adventures and surprises. Once, the boys come across a story about the Queen of the Turkic Amazons who needs ... See full summary »

Director: Akhat Ibraev | Stars: Daulet Abdigapar, Farkhad Abdraimov, Dinmukhamet Akhimov, Zhan Baizhanbayev

10. Amanat (2016)

127 min | Drama

9.5
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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

11. Eagle Hunter's Son (2009)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Twelve-year-old Bazarbai is unlike other Nomad boys his age. He dreams of leaving behind the green pastures of his native Western Mongolian province, lured instead by the call of the urban ... See full summary »

Director: René Bo Hansen | Stars: Bazarbai Matei, Serikbai Khulan, Mardan Matei, Asilbek Badelkhan

Votes: 120

12. Kairat (1992)

72 min | Drama

7.1
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Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a young man is preparing to become a bus conductor. One day, in between wandering the city streets, and going to the movies, he makes the acquaintance of a female student.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Samat Beysenbin, Baljan Bisembekova, Indira Jeksembaeva, Kairat Mahmetov

Votes: 197

13. Doroga k materi (2016)

Drama, History, War

8.8
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Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Bolat Abdilmanov, Berik Aitzhanov, Adil Akhmetov, Aruzhan Jazilbekova

Votes: 11

14. Azghyin ushtykzyn'azaby (1993)

82 min

6.2
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Director: Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Adilkhan Essenboulatov, Saoule Souleymenova, Yuliya Zhukova

Votes: 5

15. 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: 93

16. Kardiogramma (1995)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Baurzhan Akhmetov, Zhasulan Asauov, Asil Badayev, Almas Bekgullayev

Votes: 106

17. Pozdnyaya lyubov (2010)

Comedy

6.9
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Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Gérard Depardieu, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bolat Kalymbetov

Votes: 7

18. Taraz (2016)

82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: 8

19. Moy greshnyy angel (2012)

Romance

3.8
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The hardships encountered by Aisha, a young Kazakh singer, whose dream is to sing in Paris.

Director: Talgat Temenov | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Talgat Temenov

Votes: 5

20. Last Holiday (1996)

Drama

8.8
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May Day in Alma Ata, 1979. Valera, Karim and Jacob are a crew of hard-partying, drug-taking teenagers looking for kicks during their spring holiday, and they break into the bar at the ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Karakulov

Votes: 13

21. Jylama (2003)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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the story of a Chinese-trained opera singer living in a remote Kazakh village with her grandmother and her ailing young niece. The bulk of the action consists of the steadfast heroine ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Karakulov

Votes: 6

22. 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

24. Aktoty (2016)

207 min | Biography

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Director: Yermek Shinarbayev

25. Chouga (2007)

91 min | Drama

7.4
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A transposition of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to the modern day city of Almaty.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Aidos Sagatov, Alnur Turgambayeva

Votes: 37

26. Zhangak tal (2015)

81 min | Comedy

5.6
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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: 7

27. Vokaldy paralelder (2005)

65 min | Drama

7.4
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It's a surreal, impressionistic concert of classical opera pieces performed by several retired Soviet opera divas.

Director: Rustam Khamdamov | Star: Renata Litvinova

Votes: 76

28. Zhyoshya (2006)

69 min | Drama

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Director: Daniyar Salamat | Stars: Aigerim Agyltayeva, Kenzhebek Shaikakov, Almat Yesimov

29. Dorogie moi deti (2009)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Amidst the plains of the Kazakhstan steppes lives a mother and Eldon, the youngest of her five grown-up children. Whilst his four siblings have all married and left home, he and his mother ... See full summary »

Director: Zhanna Issabayeva | Stars: Alikhan Idrisheva, Erbolat Tolegenov, Aikyn Kalykov, Raya Adygenova

Votes: 11

30. Kurko (2015)

Drama

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Director: Kenzhebek Shaikakov

31. Kids Stories (2011)

90 min | Comedy

7.8
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Director: Siegfried

Votes: 18

32. Dragon's Island (1997)

Animation

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Directors: Zhaken Danenov, Gani Kistauov

33. Moy dom na zelyonykh kholmakh (1986)

67 min | Family, Drama

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Director: Asya Suleyeva | Stars: Sanzhar Dzhaksylykov, Dinmukhamet Akhimov, Murat Mukashev, Medet Imankulov

34. Prikosnoveniye (1989)

75 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Director: Amanzhol Aituarov | Stars: Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, S. Kunushaliyeva, T. Kuanyshev

Votes: 40

35. Vozvrashchenie v 'A' (2011)

116 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Director: Egor Konchalovskiy | Stars: Farkhad Abdraimov, Nurullo Abdullayev, Daniyar Ahmetov, Berik Aitzhanov

Votes: 14

36. Kek (2006)

95 min | Drama

8.5
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A "Romeo & Juliet"-type tale of forbidden loves on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Yershora, a maiden from the Adai clan, instantly falls in love with Zhemal from the neighboring Zhaumit clan. ... See full summary »

Director: Damir Manabai | Stars: Zukhra Tassyrova, Yerik Zholzhaksynov, Niyaz Abdigapparov, Aldabek Shalbayev

Votes: 13

37. The Land's Music (2016)

108 min | Adventure, History

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A young shaman sets out on an arduous journey in search of a spiritual leader he believes can bring forth rain to save his clan. On the way, he met a mysterious monk whose knowledge of new technologies offers an alternative way to lives.

Director: Peter J Kirby | Stars: Altenai Altenai, Magzan Bahdaulet, Alamjahn Tosibek

38. Poslednie kholoda (1993)

70 min | Drama

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Directors: Bulat Iskakov, Bolat Kalymbetov | Stars: Kseniya Baranova, Vitali Gusev, Nariman Bekturov, Vasili Galganov

39. Toll Bar (2015)

Drama

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Rauan works at a parking lot in a prestigious residential area. Aidar passes him daily in his luxurious car. The auto belongs to his father, who works in the oil business. Rauan and Aidar ... See full summary »

Director: Zhasulan Poshanov | Stars: Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Azat Zhumadil, Didar Kaden, Elina Shakeeva

40. Abai (1995)

139 min | Drama

4.5
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Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Gabiden Turykbayev, Tungyshbai Al-Tarazi, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Farida Zhantelova

Votes: 8

41. Bopem (2015)

78 min | Drama

6.9
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Teenager Ruslan is a half-orphan who lives by the dried Aral Sea. When he learns that due to serious illness he has no more than 3 months to live, Ruslan decides to punish those responsible for the death of his beloved mother.

Director: Zhanna Issabayeva | Stars: Bekarys Abdigappar, Ruslan Abibullayev

Votes: 16

42. Ghalamtordaghy makhabbat (2012)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Amir Karakulov | Stars: Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Vitaliy Kupriyanov, Aleksandra Morozova, Artur Smolyaninov

43. Letters to an Angel (2009)

92 min | Drama

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A writer tells stories from his latest novel with a women whom has taken him to her home.

Director: Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Amir Alpiev, Ilya Lyubimov, Ayganim Sadykova

44. Bauyr (2013)

97 min | Drama

7.3
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Small village in the mountains of Kazakhstan. The protagonist is a nine-year-old boy, Yerken, who resourcefully lives by himself. Finally the day comes when his older brother returns home. ... See full summary »

Director: Serik Aprimov | Stars: Alisher Aprymov, Almat Galym

Votes: 17

45. Zhol (2014)

Drama

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Director: Askar Uzabaev | Stars: Dinmukhamet Akhimov, Erzhan Tusupov, Yerik Zholzhaksynov

46. Odno zveno (2010)

Thriller

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Four poachers try to solve their existential and financial problems by catching specimen of endangered species.

Director: Aleksey Gorlov | Stars: Aziz Beyshenaliev, Andrey Panin, Oleg Seleznyov, Yerden Telemisov

47. Qosh bol, Gülsary! (2008)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Tanabay is a proud Kazakh war hero and loyal Communist who is pressured into taking a position as a herdsman in a collective farm in the Stalinist era after WWII. The pride and joy of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Raikhan Aitkhozhanova, Janel Makazhanova, Nurlan Sanzhar

Votes: 15

48. Karoy (2007)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A dramatic comedy about a pathological liar from Kazakhstan.

Director: Zhanna Issabayeva | Stars: Dinara Abikeyeva, Boranbek Akhmetov, Zhanbolat Ardak, Beknazar Bektursinov

Votes: 33

49. 16 kyz (2015)

Comedy

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Director: Kanagat Mustafin | Stars: Berik Aitzhanov, Asha Matai

50. Allazhar (1993)

Drama

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Director: Kaldybai Abenov | Star: Akan Satayev