MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 35,272 this week

Genghis Khan (1998)

 |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  1998 (China)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 90 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

About 850 years ago a man was born to change history in a way like nobody else before or after him. He was the most successful and feared commander of all times, he created to biggest ... See full summary »

Directors:

,

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 875 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1349 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Genghis Khan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Genghis Khan (1998)

Genghis Khan (1998) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Genghis Khan.

User Polls

11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Ui-seok Kim
Stars: Min-su Choi, Jae-hyeon Jo, Bo-kyeong Kim
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the 1200s, a man arose whose ruthlessness was so feared, he emerged as the greatest empire builder ever known to mankind. Inspired by true historical events.

Director: Ping Wang
Stars: Le Geng, Xiaoran Li, Hideo Nakaizumi
The Killing (1956)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Genghis Khan (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come.

Director: Edward Bazalgette
Stars: Orgil Makhaan, Unubold Batbayar, Unurjargal Jigjidsuren
Genghis Khan (1965)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Omar Sharif, James Mason
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

Director: Sergey Bodrov
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai
Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Rei Kikukawa, Mayumi Wakamura
History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Andrei Borissov
Stars: Stepanida Borissova, Sergei Egorov, Gernot Grimm
Gengis Khan (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Rodney A. Grant, Daniel Greene
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The fate of a legendary boy, Temudjin, later the Genghis Khan, who became the most powerful emperor of Mongolia. With his army created one of the largest empires of all time.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Daming Chen, Bekim Fehmiu, Daniel Greene
Genghis Khan I (2016)
Drama

This movie of Genghis Khan will change the minds of those who dismiss him as only a savage barbarian. A product of his times, Genghis Khan was a fascinating man and respected leader who ... See full summary »

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liya Ai ...
Heelun - Temujin's Mother
Tumen ...
Basen ...
Talihutai
Bayaertu ...
Tesugai - Temujin's Father
Asiru ...
Boerte
Qienaritu ...
Zhamuho
Sechenbilig ...
Chiliedu
Chaganchaolu ...
Yingshou
Weijing Wu ...
Menglike
Wangqige ...
Tesiqin
Nabuqi ...
Servant
Eerdemutu ...
Beiligutai - Temujin's Brother
Deng Ba Te Er ...
Hasaer - Temujin's Brother (as Eerdengbateer)
Hude ...
Muqier ...
Young Boerte
Edit

Storyline

About 850 years ago a man was born to change history in a way like nobody else before or after him. He was the most successful and feared commander of all times, he created to biggest empire on a single landmass and covered the know world with war. Genghis Khan - A name that spread fear and terror. Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come. Written by Aurel_Coloid

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

battle | tatar | steppes | mongolia | honor | See All (8) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1998 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Czyngis-chan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Represented Mainland China in the Best Foreign Language Film race at the 1999 Academy Awards. The film competed alongside 43 other films but did not receive an Oscar nomination. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great production values, lavish epic
7 July 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I bet Mongolia produces hundreds of really cool movies every year, but everybody thinks "Mongolia? That's all sheep isn't it? Can't be any good", and ignores them completely. That is, until they make a movie about their most famous export, Mr Genghis Khan. Everybody's heard or Genghis Khan, after all, and his barbarian hordes, and a biopic actually made in Mongolia ought to have that extra bit of authenticity. Therefore, the world sits up with sleepy eyes and takes note.

The reason I think Mongolia must make a lot of movies that the rest of the world ignores is because Genghis Khan is the first Mongolian movie I've even heard of, and it's really good. And people don't usually make really good movies without some practise, so I assume it's not the makers' first attempt.

The movie is a 'costume epic', of the 'hundreds of riders on horseback killing each other a lot' subgenre. One of my favourite genre/subgenres, in which I know I am not alone. It tells the story of Genghis's life from his birth (around 1167 apparently) to his uniting of the Mongol tribes (around 1206). It shows Genghis to be much more than a bloodthirsty barbarian, as he is often viewed in the West... in fact, his strong love for his mother was apparently his most famous personality trait. As a child, his family is forced into exile after his father - leader of the tribe - is betrayed and killed by a rival. Somehow, they survive on the plains, and when he reaches adulthood he returns to claim his throne (or his tassled spear, in fact, since thrones aren't generally popular with nomadic tribes). From there, he leads his people into battle again, becoming an increasingly more powerful and renowned military leader as he grows and learns.

The plot has a slightly dry "historical timeline" kind of feel to it, but the situations (and hence the movie at large) are made more engaging by some great performances. Genghis both young and old is a rounded character, flawed but honorable and likeable, and his loyal wife is quite adorable... but his mother steals the show. Strong, passionate, independant, etc. The kind of mother to raise empire-builders for sure. There's quite a lot of other characters involved in Genghis's story, but the movie focuses on the small core cast to ensure we don't become too bewildered. The historical feel is well conveyed by the movie's production - costumes, makeup and all the various props and sets all feel very authentic. The cinematography is excellent throughout, creating stunning images of the mountains and plains of Mongolia... especially during the battle scenes, where hundreds of riders on horseback charge around waving swords and spears and kicking up dust everywhere. Very impressive, though MUSA has since raised the standard for such scenes significantly of course. The scenes in GENGHIS KHAN are not as good as those in MUSA, unquestionably, but they aren't too shabby when compared with other competition such as ASOKA and SURIYOTHAI.

I must make mention of the movie's soundtrack, too - a really great score, beautifully composed and orchestrated, very epic and emotive. It's reminiscent in places of the CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON soundtrack.

My conclusion is a strong recommendation for the movie, especially if you have enjoyed MUSA, ASOKA, SURIYOTHAI etc. The Hong Kong DVD is not too great unfortunately, but is at least widescreen (very) and subtitled (badly). It would be nice to see a US studio pick it up, remaster it and release it theatrically and on DVD - except it probably wouldn't be the same after they'd had Zhang Ziyi re-dub Genghis' narration in English, and re-edited the battle scenes with Kevin Costner teaching Genghis military strategy...


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Genghis Khan mombozo
Gengis Khan mombozo
Discuss Genghis Khan (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?