Feature Film, Kazakh (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Legend of Tomiris (2019)

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

4.3
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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: Eduardo Minett, Ghassan Massoud, Zarina Yeva, Almira Tursyn

Votes: 39,585

2. 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

Votes: 324

3. Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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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: 3,826 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Kazakh Khanate: The Golden Throne (2019)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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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 »

Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Zarina Yeva

Votes: 32

5. Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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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: 878

6. A Dark, Dark Man (2019)

130 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A boy is killed in an aul (Kazakh village). Detective Bekzat wants to end an investigation quickly: a crime perpetrator is already found by local police officers after all.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Daniar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybaeva, Teoman Khos

Votes: 284

7. The Old Man (2012)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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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: 697

8. Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword (2016)

133 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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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: Kayrat Kemalo, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov, Isbek Abilmazhinov

Votes: 876

9. Tulpan (2008)

Not Rated | 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, Ondassyn Bessikbassov

Votes: 3,231 | Gross: $0.16M

10. Fire (II) (2021)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Aizhana Kassymbek | Stars: Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Manshuk Aitmukhanbetova, Erbolat Toguzakov

11. Guardian of the Light (2018)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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The end of the World War II. Soviet soldiers come to a small town in Germany. A lot of buildings are ruined and there are still sounds of bomb explosions and whistling bullets. Young kazakh... See full summary »

Director: Ermek Tursynov | Stars: Alibek Danabai, Murat Mukazhanov, Kuat Tleubaev, Nina Usatova

Votes: 59

12. Welcome to the USA (2019)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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Aliya is a 36-year-old Kazakh lesbian woman. Aliya for the first time in her life tried to play the Green Card Lottery and won. Now she cannot decide whether to leave Kazakhstan or stay. On... See full summary »

Director: Assel Aushakimova | Stars: Dinara Alieva, Daniyar Beisov, Sultana Bektassova, Kul-Sara

Votes: 29

13. 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: 919

14. 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: 166

15. Mariam (2019)

75 min | Drama

5.6
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In Zhanash, a far-away village nestled on the Kazakh Steppe, 400 kilometers away from Almaty - and another three kilometers by foot on a dirt path off the main road - Mariam (Meruert ... See full summary »

Director: Sharipa Urazbayeva | Stars: Meruert Sabbusinova, Hamza Koksebek, Almas Bektibayev, Edihe Ahmet

Votes: 83

16. The Road to Mother (2016)

130 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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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: 79

17. The Gentle Indifference of the World (2018)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left ... See full summary »

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Sultan Abzalov, Tulemis Alishev, Dinara Baktybaeva, Kulzhamilya Belzhanova

Votes: 261

18. Red Pomegranate (2021)

113 min | Drama

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Director: Sharipa Urazbayeva | Stars: Ainur Bermukhambetova, Bolat Momyshzhanov

19. The Crying Steppe (2021)

108 min | Drama

8.0
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70% of indigenous population of Kazakhstan died during the Great Famine, artificially imposed on people in the 1920s by the Bolsheviks. Overcoming blind fear of death and despair, an eagle hunter Turar tries to save his family.

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Sayazhan Kulymbetova, Akylkhan Almassov, Dulyga Akmolda, Sergey Ufimtzev

Votes: 640

20. 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: 245

21. Kairat (1992)

72 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 276

22. The Year of the Dragon (1981)

88 min | Drama

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Directors: Asanali Ashimov, Guk In Tsoi | Stars: Tamara Yandiyeva, Oraz Amangeldyyev, Yusupzhan Saitov, Baiten Omarov

23. Taraz (2016)

82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Assan Mazhit

Votes: 51

24. AKYN (Poet) (2021)

105 min | Drama

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

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

25. My love is Aisulu (2020)

85 min | Comedy

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Director: Darhan Sarkenov | Stars: Xander Bailey, David M. Edelstien, Edward Headington, Shawn L. Holt

26. 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: 146

27. The Last Cold Days (1993)

70 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Directors: Bulat Iskakov, Bolat Kalymbetov | Stars: Kseniya Baranova, Vitaliy Gusev, Nariman Bekturov, Vasili Galganov

Votes: 9

28. Qajymuqan (2021)

Biography | Post-production

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Director: Kanagat Mustafin

29. Amanat (2016)

127 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 18

30. Nartai (2020)

Drama

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Director: Dito Tsintsadze | Stars: Henry Buchmann, Grigoriy Chaban, Antoine Doukravets, Konrad Hollenstein

31. Last Holiday (1996)

65 min | Drama

7.4
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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 | Stars: Anatoly Gapchuk, Shalva Gogoladze, Sanzhar Iskakov

Votes: 20

32. Jol (2001)

85 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 121

34. Chouga (2007)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 64

35. Sudba (2020)

Drama

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Azat, is a 19-year-old villager who comes to a big city of Almaty to work in the construction team of his elder brother. In the city there will be the "crossroad of fate" which determines how things will unfold in Azat's life.

Director: Zhanna Issabayeva

36. Rebirth Island (2004)

Drama

7.8
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Rebirth Island examines the origins of the Aral Sea environmental disaster.

Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Temirjan Daniyarov, Janel Makazhanova, Sayat Merekenov

Votes: 10

37. The Place on a Grey Tricorne (1993)

82 min | Drama

6.2
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To do with himself in this world - the eternal question of youth. On the boys and girls wander from lane to lane, from apartment to apartment, get into fights, to the police station. At the... See full summary »

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

Votes: 21

38. Abai (1995)

139 min | Drama

5.1
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Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Gabiden Turykbayev, Tungyshbai Al-Tarazi, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Farida Zhantelova

Votes: 14

39. Prikosnoveniye (1989)

75 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Director: Amanzhol Aituarov | Stars: Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Sabira Kumushaliyeva, T. Kuanyshev

Votes: 61

40. Kinomekhanik (2019)

90 min | Drama

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At the end of WWII, a Kazakh soldier saves a German civilian, who gives him a portable projector and some film prints as thanks. For the next 30 years, the soldier stalwartly travels the ... See full summary »

Director: Ermek Tursynov | Stars: Murat Mukazhanov, Nina Usatova

41. Vocal Parallels (2005)

65 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 118

42. The Kazbat Soldiers

120 min | Drama, War

This story is about human relationship and drama that takes place on the border of Tajikistan with Afghanistan. It tells about heroin traffic and ongoing military conflicts, hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Askar Uzabaev

43. Dos-Mukasan (2021)

100 min | Biography | Post-production

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Director: Aidyn Sakhamanov

44. Onbagandar

Drama | Post-production

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Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Star: Daniar Alshinov

45. Bayan-batyr (1993)

76 min | Drama

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Director: S. Tauyekel | Stars: Kenes Nurlanov, Ashir Chokubayev, Raimbek Seytmetov

46. Zhaqsylyq (2020)

Drama, Sport

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Director: Kairbekov Bakhyt | Star: Sanurzhan Suleimen

47. Stranger (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 Tursynov | Stars: Mikhail Karpov, Roza Khayrullina, Erzhan Nurymbet

Votes: 37

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: 39

49. My Sinful Angel (2012)

Romance

4.8
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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: 14

50. Bopem (2015)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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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, Symbat Zhumabek

Votes: 29


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