Kyrgyzstan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Queen of the Mountains (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz | Stars: Elina Abai Kyzy, Nasira Mambetova, Aziz Muradillayev, Adilet Usubaliyev

Votes: 3,238

The Fierce One (1974)

97 min | Drama

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: 84

Finding Mother (2017)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a ... See full summary »

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Azamat Ulanov, Taukel Musilim, Michael Maponga, Edgar Pevsner

Votes: 31

Pervyy uchitel (1965)

102 min | Drama

Soviet Union, near the Chinese border, 1923. A stranger has just come in this little country village. He is a teacher, sent by the Communist Party to teach the ignorant masses. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Bolot Beyshenaliev, Natalya Arinbasarova, Idris Nogajbayev, Darkul Kuyukova

Votes: 406

Jamila (1994)

90 min | Drama

In the 1940s, young Kirghiz boy falls hopelessly for Jamilla, but their love has no future.

Director: Monica Teuber | Stars: Nikolai Kinski, Linh Dan Pham, Jason Connery, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 53

The White Pony (1999)

G | 93 min | Family, Fantasy

Leah is eager to visit her uncle's ranch in Ireland, until her attempt to ride her cold cousin Shannon's horse results in Silky's being injured, and her ordered not to ride again. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Warwick Davis, Carly Anderson, Victoria Farrer

Votes: 169

The Adopted Son (1998)

81 min | Drama

In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Adir Abilkassimov, Mirlan Cinkozoev, Bakit Dzhylkychiev

Votes: 510

Centaur (2017)

89 min | Drama

Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the center of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night. A story inspired by the myth when horses became the wings of men.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova

Votes: 271

Heat (1963)

75 min | Drama

Kemel, a young recent school graduate, travels into an isolated part of the steppes to work in a small communal farm camp.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Bolotbek Shamshiyev, Nurmukhan Zhanturin, Klara Yusupzhanova, Kumbolot Dosumbayev

Votes: 118

Nomad Cowboys

Documentary | Filming

This doc follows the journey of the very first American Kok Boru team.

Directors: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris | Stars: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris, Billy Magnussen, Sky Garnick

True Appaloosa (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

A horsewoman sets off to find the truth about the origins of the Appaloosa spotted horse.

Director: Conor Woodman

Votes: 26

Penthouse (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Mamakeev Nurlan | Stars: Aisulu Ashirakhmanova, Emil Esenaliev

Suleiman Mountain (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) is a difficult man: a hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-in-a-man's body who puts only himself first in his family. When his wife #1, Zhipara (Perizat ... See full summary »

Director: Elizaveta Stishova | Stars: Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova, Perizat Ermanbaeva, Asset Imangaliev

Votes: 79

Song of the Tree (2018)

93 min | Action, Drama, History

The film tells about the life and tragedy of the Kyrgyz village, it focuses on simple young guy. Being expelled from his native village, he takes away the daughter of a local lord ("bai" in... See full summary »

Director: Aibek Daiyrbekov | Stars: Omurbek Izrailov, Temirlan Smanbekov, Saltanat Bakaeva, Jurduzbek Kaseivov

Votes: 41

The Light Thief (2010)

80 min | Drama

The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the ... See full summary »

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov, Asan Amanov

Votes: 374

Night Accident (2017)

90 min | Drama

An odd couple of lost souls share an uneasy friendship while riding a motorcycle on a lonely stretch of moonlit highway.

Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Akylbek Abdykalykov, Bayish Ismanov, Dina Jakob, Elmirbek Kubatbekov

Votes: 26

Heavenly Nomadic (2015)

81 min | Drama

A family of nomads live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia; elderly herdsman Tabyldy, his wife Karachach, their daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their 7 year old ... See full summary »

Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Tabyldy Aktanov, Jibek Baktybekova, Jenish Kangeldiev

Votes: 93

Aurora (II) (2018)

98 min | Drama

Central Asia. A sanatorium called Aurora, is located at the shores of the high mountainous lake Issyk-Kul and the action of the film is taking place in this sanatorium. All happens in one ... See full summary »

Director: Bekzat Pirmatov | Stars: Kanatbek Abdyrakhmanov, Marat Amiraev, Erika Baibosunova, Albina Imasheva

Votes: 8

Salam, New York! (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

It's a success story of a young Kyrgyz man, who went to conquer New York. He has to deal with unexpected adventures and challenges that he must eventually cope with.

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Marina Bain, Julia Daurova, Alex Galper, Bektemir Mamayusupov

Votes: 141

Kök Börü: Game of the Tough (2018)

110 min | Sport

Malsat, a famous professional Kök Börü player gets expelled from a champion team for refusing to play on an injured horse. Upon returning to his native village, he finds out that his ... See full summary »

Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Asylkhan Tolypov, Gulnaz Zholanova, Taalaikan Abazova, Marat Amiraev

Seide (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

Young Seide lives in a secluded mountain village in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. She loves her freedom to ride her horse, the closest soul she has, and enjoys playing with the village boys. ... See full summary »

Director: Elnura Osmonalieva | Stars: Kanat Abdrakhmanov, Razha Alieva, Kaliman Kalybek Kyzy, Stanbek Toichubaev

Votes: 37

Sultan Sulayman (2014)

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Director: Kubanych Kurmanbekov | Stars: Aikol Alikzhanova, Ermek Talaibekov

Votes: 6

Pustoy dom (2012)

98 min | Drama

Kyrgyzstan. Ascel is engaged to Sultan, the local Mr Big with the grandest house. This looks like a palace to Ascel, who lives in a hovel with her drunkard father. She doesn't love Sultan, ... See full summary »

Director: Nurbek Egen | Stars: Maral Koichukaraeva, Cecile Plage, Atai Omurbekov, Asan Amanov

Votes: 41

Tengri: Blue Heavens (2008)

96 min | Drama, Romance

This is a love story set in the steppes of Central Asia of today. Temür a thirty year old Kazakh decides to start life again in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz Mountains. He discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville | Stars: Albina Imasheva, Elim Kalmouratov, Hélène Patarot, Taalai Abazova

Votes: 126

Pure Coolness (2007)

95 min | Drama

Asema, a Kyrgyz city girl wisiting her boyfriends family in the countryside, is mistaken for a villager and accidentally kidnapped by Sagyn, a young shepard who was too shy to ask the young... See full synopsis »

Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov | Stars: Asem Toktobekova, Tynchtyk Abylkasymov, Siezdbek Iskenaliev, Elnura Osmonalieva

Votes: 94

Finding Mother 2 (2019)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Emil Esenaliev, Michael Maponga, Taukel Musilim, Azamat Ulanov

The Fifth Sun (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure

The 5th Sun is the story of three Italian filmmakers attempting to film a documentary on Wanderlust, the eternal need to travel and to feel like a vagabond. They decide to follow Panu, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Matteo Maggi, Cristiana Pecci | Stars: Brando Giannoni, Panu Heikkurinen, Matteo Maggi, Cristiana Pecci

Votes: 8

Meerim (2018)

50 min | Documentary

Story of Gulnara, mother of 142 children, who is being sued by union officials' for child trafficking, sexual and labour exploitation. The object of the claim is the Issyk-Ata resort ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandra Rechkalova

Ad Astra (2018 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A life of a teacher and her students in a tiny school lost in a vast world of snow and mountains. A tale of courage, wisdom and humanity and an ode to endurance and stoicism. Beautifully shot and narrated.

Director: Aisha Sultanbekova

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

A Father's Will (2016)

112 min | Drama

After living as an immigrant in the USA for 15 years, Azat flies to Kyrgyzstan to his family village. His father, Murat, died in the USA a year ago. It was his dying wish to pay back the ... See full summary »

Directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu | Stars: Tynar Abdrazaeva, Dilshad Abdyjaparova, Tenizbek Abylov, Rahat Aksultanova

Votes: 30

Kumar (2013)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Artykpay Suyundukov, Kalipa Usenova, Roza Abdullaeva

Piknik na obochine (2019)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Nikita Kail | Stars: Nikita Kail, Arseniy Sinyov

Flowers of Freedom (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

Central Asia/Kyrgyzstan: When Erkingul and her friends meet for tea they talk about toxic cyanide, about bride kidnapping and where to buy the fattest sheep. The women of KAREK are mothers ... See full summary »

Director: Mirjam Leuze

Votes: 5

Wedding Chest (2005)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

There is great excitement in Aidar's home one fine day when he comes back from Paris to his mountain village with a charming French girl called Isabelle. Aidar has changed but everything at... See full summary »

Director: Nurbek Egen | Stars: Natacha Régnier, Bolot Tentimyshov, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Melis Sharshenbaev

Votes: 82

Sanzhyra (2001)

15 min | Short

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Director: Nurbek Egen

Votes: 11

Arena (I) (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

A film about a man who spent all his life around the arena and dedicated his life to circus art. Shows the relationship between man and horse.

Director: Bekinay Toktosunova

Muras (2019)

100 min | Thriller

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Director: Azamat Arykov | Stars: Azamat Arykov, Shahzoda Matchanova, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Marat Alyshpaev

I'll Be A Star (2019)

18 min | Short, Drama

When Azat is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he does everything he can to make sure his family will be comfortable. While Azat and his brother Bek spend their limited time together, their mother fights to save Azat's life.

Director: Sultankazy Pirzhan Uulu | Stars: Arlen Asylbek Uulu, Albina Imasheva, Adilet Jumaliev, Aziz Muradillayev

Grab and run (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 27

The Road from Karakol (2013)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

In Summer of 2011, alpinist Kyle Dempster set out across Kyrgyzstan's back roads on his bike. His goal -- ride across the country via old Soviet roads while climbing as many of the region's... See full summary »

Director: Fitz Cahall | Star: Kyle Dempster

Votes: 19

Bus Stop (1995)

27 min | Short

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Directors: Ernest Abdyjaparov, Aktan Arym Kubat

Votes: 11

Albarsty (2017)

99 min | Drama, Horror

Zamir and Ainura want nothing more than to start a family, but when they adopt a quiet young boy named Ulan following a devastating miscarriage, they start experiencing strange and ... See full summary »

Director: Bakyt Askeevich

Saratan (2005)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov | Stars: Kumondor Abylov, Askat Sulaimanov, Tabyldy Aktanov, Kanybek Bekbatyrov

Votes: 76

Na Zare (2018)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

This short was screened at the world renowned Short Film Corner as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Director: Katya Kan | Stars: Katya Kan, Angelina Li, Alexander Kan, Katerina Kovalchyk

Aku (2014)

60 min | Animation

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Director: Tolgobek Koichumanov

Votes: 6

Unknown Route (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Kumondor Abylov, Tabyldy Aktanov, Dyujshen Bajtobetov, Egamberdi Chalabayev

The Maestro of Mongolia (2014)

25 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

My name is Jerry Aylmer and one fine day I found myself in Tajikistan, in possession of a totally unsuitable car. I had quit my trading job in London in order to try and make a difference ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Aylmer

Parz (2007)

Short

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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov | Stars: Akjoltoy Bekbolotov, Asan Chyngyshbaev, Altynai Tolokulova

Letters from the Pamirs (2016)

104 min | Documentary

Beneath the luminous and liminal Pamir Mountains, changes in family and culture are contemplated. Ethnic Kyrgyz villagers living remotely in Tajikistan are at the margins of Russian, ... See full summary »

Director: Janyl Jusupjan

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