With Kazakhfilm Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Old Man (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 Tursynov | Stars: Ondassyn Bessikbassov, Erbolat Toguzakov

Votes: 718

2. The Legend of Tomiris (2019)

TV-14 | 156 min | Action, Drama, History

6.0
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This is the story of the life of the great queen of of the steppe - legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Ghassan Massoud, Aizhan Lighg, Eduardo Minett, Almira Tursyn

Votes: 42,023

3. Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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49 Metascore

A 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: 3,867 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Paris Song (2018)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Based on a true story, a small-town Kazakh singer, Amre Kashaubayev, journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Along the way he befriends American songwriter George Gershwin, thus forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship.

Director: Jeff Vespa | Stars: Ben Aldridge, Tom J. Benedict, Philip Brodie, Maxim Busel

Votes: 79

5. The Needle (1988)

81 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina, and discovers she has become a morphine addict. He ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Viktor Tsoy, Marina Smirnova, Pyotr Mamonov, Aleksandr Bashirov

Votes: 2,502

6. Revenge (1990)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

7.2
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After their daughter is murdered, a couple raises a son to avenge her.

Director: Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Aleksandr Pan, Valentina Te, Kasym Zhakibayev, Lyubov Germanova

Votes: 458

7. Kazakh Khanate: The Golden Throne (2019)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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Fifteenth century. In the vast expanses of Eurasia for several centuries, the descendants of the great Genghis Khan have created their own and crushed the alien states. One of them is the ... See full summary »

Directors: Rustem Abdrashev, I. Kolyada, Prince Oak Oakleyski | Stars: Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Batyrkhan Abayevich Malikov, Anastasia Marusenko, Prince Oak Oakleyski

Votes: 39

8. Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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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: 921

9. Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword (2016)

133 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Diamond Sword is a large-scale historical drama of first Kazakh Khans, which BBC called "Kazakh Game Of Thrones". The action takes place in the XV century, and the plot demonstrates the key... See full summary »

Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Kairat Kemalov, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov, Isbek Abilmazhinov

Votes: 828

10. Shynyraw (2018) (2018)

Drama

7.8
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Shynyraw tells a story of the complex relationship between a father and a son. Ensep is a well digger. Completely immersed in his work, he neglects spending time with his young son, Zhomart, who is going through a personal drama.

Director: Zhanabek Zhetiruov | Stars: Aldabek Shalbayev, Asylkhan Tolypov, Aizhan Zhetiru

Votes: 34

11. The Liquidator (2011)

Not Rated | 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 Aytzhanov, Vinnie Jones, Aziz Beyshenaliev, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova

Votes: 512

12. AKYN (Poet) (2021)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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Didar is an unrecognized poet who contemplates a rebellious 19th-century poet, executed by the authorities.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Aida Abdurakhman, Klara Kabylgazina, Yerdos Kanaev, Gulmira Khasanova

Votes: 18

13. 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: 939

14. Sunflower (III) (2021)

Drama

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Director: Elya Gilman | Stars: Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Kirill Käro, Sloboda Micalovic, Rashid Musin

15. Yellow Cat (2020)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Ex-con Kermek and his beloved Eva want to leave their crime-infested lives on the Kazakh steppes behind. He has a dream: building a movie theater in the mountains.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Azamat Nigmanov, Kamila Nugmanova, Sanjar Madi, Yerzhan Zhamankulov

Votes: 484

16. Begletsy (2014)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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An escaped convict and his band of fugitives fight for freedom in this adventure saga. Led by revolutionary Pavel Nechaev, a group of escaped convicts band together to brave the woods of ... See full summary »

Director: Rustam Mosafir | Stars: Kirill Anisimov, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Pyotr Fyodorov, Valeriy Grishko

Votes: 74

17. Ulzhan (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 636

18. Schizo (2004)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 1,025 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Harmony Lessons (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: 938

20. Waiting for the Sea (2012)

109 min | Fantasy

6.3
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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: 86

21. The End of the Ataman (1971)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

7.1
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The film is about the historical events that happened in Kazakhstan in 1920 - an operation to liquidate the White Guard troops of Ataman Dutov.

Director: Shaken Ajmanov | Stars: Asanali Ashimov, Viktor Avdyushko, Gennadi Yudin, Yuriy Sarantsev

Votes: 73

22. The Gift to Stalin (2008)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 268

23. The Composer (2019)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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The film follows the true life story of one of China's greatest composers, Xian Xinghai. The start of the Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in 1941 made it difficult ... See full summary »

Director: Xierzhati Yahefu | Stars: Jun Hu, Berik Aytzhanov, Aruzhan Jazilbekova, Xue Ju

Votes: 50

24. The River (2018)

108 min | Drama

6.5
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A portrait of five brothers living on a farm on the Kazakh plains, where the sudden intrusion of the modern world brings corruption, temptation and deceit.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Zhalgas Klanov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov

Votes: 173

25. 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 Tursynov | Stars: Gulsharat Zhubyeva, Turakhan Sadykova, Erzhan Nurymbet, Kuandyk Kystykbaev

Votes: 385

26. The Fierce One (1974)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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On the Kazakh steppe during the days of the Revolution a young boy raises a wolf cub.

Director: Tolomush Okeev | Stars: Kambar Valiyev, Suymenkul Chokmorov, Aliman Zhankorozova, Kargynbai Satayev

Votes: 121

27. Cardiogram (1995)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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Jasulan suffers from heart disease. To treat him, his mother took him to Alma-Ata, the capital of Kazkahstan. The child discovers the big city. Here everyone speaks Russian and soon Jasulan will face exclusion in his own country.

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

Votes: 155

28. The Road to Mother (2016)

130 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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The story of several generations of a Kazakh family from the 1930s to the present time, the film traces the most momentous events in the history of Kazakhstan through war, separation and the determination of the clan to remain united.

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

Votes: 85

29. The Needle Remix (2010)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Moro returns to his native Alma-Ata for the money debt of the swindler Spartak and stays with his girlfriend, whom he parted for a long time. Old love has returned, but Dina surprises him with her strange behavior.

Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Viktor Tsoy, Aleksandr Bashirov, Pyotr Mamonov, Marina Smirnova

Votes: 194

30. Joker (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A man avenges his brothers' death with the help of an otherworldly monk who teaches him the skills to destroy his enemies. What could cause the heavens to issue a license to kill?

Director: Talgad Zhanibekov | Stars: Denis Lituyev, Erbolat Toguzakov, Aisulu Azimbayeva, Sazhidat Kadiyeva

Votes: 18

31. Wild Pigeon (1986)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1946 Kazakhstan, breeding pigeons is one of the ways to escape from the grim post-war reality. When a fine white pigeon appears in the small town, teenager Ivan goes to great lengths to get it.

Director: Sergey Solovyov | Stars: Vyacheslav Ilyushchenko, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Sultan Banov, Vladimir Steklov

Votes: 170

32. Amanat (2016)

127 min | Drama

7.5
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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: Dulyga Akmolda, Kuralai Anabekova, Berik Aytzhanov, Aziz Beyshenaliev

Votes: 20

33. The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time (2019)

84 min | Drama

7.0
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One morning, a man who loves his family very much goes to a town market to sell his horse with the other villagers. After exchanging affectionate glances with his wife, and leaving his 10-... See full summary »

Directors: Yerlan Nurmukhambetov, Lisa Takeba | Stars: Dulyga Akmolda, Madi Minaidarov, Mirai Moriyama, Adiya Mussina

Votes: 67

34. Kyz-Zhibek (1972)

143 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Kyz-Zhibek decides to commit suicide after she hears that her lover has been killed in a duel.

Director: Sultan Khodzhikov | Stars: Meruert Utekesheva, Kuman Tastanbekov, Asanali Ashimov, Anvar Moldabekov

Votes: 20

35. Molitva Leyly (2002)

149 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov | Stars: Dulyga Akmolda, Natalya Arinbasarova, Ayanat Ksenbai, Baadur Tsuladze

Votes: 17

36. The Wounded Angel (2016)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

6.6
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In a godforsaken Kazakh village four adolescent teenagers try to find their place in the world.

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

Votes: 270

37. Baksy (2008)

87 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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: 226

38. Student (2012)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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63 Metascore

A roughly faithful adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment," set in Almaty by Kazakh filmmaker Darezhan Omirbayev A stark, Bressonian tale of a young man who commits an almost random act of murder.

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

Votes: 207

39. La voix des steppes (2014)

93 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.4
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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 Aytzhanov, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 21

40. Tale of a Pink Bunny (2010)

106 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Farkhat Sharipov | Stars: Anuar Nurpeisov, Maxim Akbarov, Sanjar Madi, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova

Votes: 182

41. Trans-Siberian Express (1977 TV Movie)

93 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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An espionage thriller set aboard the train of the title. A group of agents try to thwart the Japanese-Soviet trade agreement by assassinating a Japanese businessman.

Director: Eldor Urazbaev | Stars: Asanali Ashimov, Nonna Terentyeva, Oleg Tabakov, Man Don Uk

Votes: 96

42. My Name Is Kozha (1964)

86 min | Comedy

7.5
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The film tells the story of a 12-year-old Kazakh boy named Kozha, inquisitive and kind, with an open and decisive character, constantly falling into different, sometimes innocent, and sometimes bad stories.

Director: Abdulla Karsakbayev | Stars: M. Kokenov, Kenenbai Kozhabekov, Makil Kulanbayev, G. Kurabayeva

Votes: 51

43. My Sinful Angel (2012)

Romance

4.7
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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: 15

44. Vyyti iz lesa na polyanu (1987)

99 min | Drama

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Two men wander a Kazakh forest in search of mushrooms, whilst reflecting on their philosophies and memories.

Director: Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Aleksey Zharkov, Nikolay Grinko, Valentina Te, Gulzhamal Batyrgaliyeva

45. Kairat (1992)

72 min | Drama

6.9
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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: Talgat Assetov, Samat Beysenbin, Baljan Bisembekova, Indira Jeksembaeva

Votes: 286

46. Seker (2009)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Based on the life experience of the director's mother, who, by an unexpected but not so rare turn of events, was brought up as a son by a father who wanted his first child to be a boy as ... See full summary »

Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov | Stars: Ayaulyim Ahmetbekova, Irina Grineva, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bolat Kalymbetov

Votes: 14

47. The Story of a Young Accordionist (1994)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov | Stars: Raikhan Aitkozhanova, Bakhitzhan Alpeisov, Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, Petya Khaitovich

Votes: 17

48. Ironiya lyubvi (2010)

82 min | Comedy

4.6
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Director: Aleksandr Chernyaev | Stars: Aleksey Chadov, Asel Sagatova, Yerik Zholzhaksynov, Irina Rozanova

Votes: 297

49. Gamlet iz Suzaka, ili Mamaya Kero (1990)

90 min | Drama

4.7
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Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov | Stars: Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, Rano Kubaeva, Alma Turganbayeva, Ashir Chokubayev

Votes: 11

50. Angel wearing tubeteika (1969)

97 min | Musical

7.1
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Taylak is a kind teacher of geography. People call him "Angel in a tubeteika, a traditional Central Asian skull cap," for his kind caring personality and also because he never parts with ... See full summary »

Director: Shaken Ajmanov | Stars: Amina Umurzakova, Murat Akhmadiev, K. Akhtayev, Dana Altaybayeva

Votes: 16


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