Kyrgyzstan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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The First Teacher (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: 496

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: 3,418

Grab and Run (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 33

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: 46

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: 423

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: 51

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: 163

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: 566

Aurora (II) (2018)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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: Albina Imasheva, Baktybek Mamytov, Bolot Tentimyshov, Marat Amiraev

Votes: 169

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: 64

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run (2020)

38 min | Short, Drama

A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition.

Director: Maria Brendle | Stars: Madina Talipbek, Alina Turdumamatova, Madina Talipbekova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu

Votes: 9

Swing (1993)

48 min

A preteen boy falls in love with an older girl and spends many happy hours in her company. However, when a young sailor shows up in their village, heartbreak follows.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Bakyt Toktokozhayev

Votes: 26

The Lake (I) (2020)

96 min | Drama

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Director: Emil Atageldijev | Stars: Malika Aidabosunova, Ainura Kachkynbek Kyzy, Sanzhar Omurbaev, Artykpai Suyundukov

Votes: 6

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: Talant Asanaliev, Gulsina Chotonova, Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova

Votes: 229

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: 108

Nomad Cowboys

Documentary | Post-production

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, Garret Edington

Shambala (2020)

93 min | Drama

Based on the novella The White Ship, by Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, Shambala tells the story of a lonely, impressionable, seven-year-old boy who lives in a protected forest, high in the... See full summary »

Director: Artykpai Suyundukov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Nazbiike Aidarova, Artur Amanaliev, Talant Apyev

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: 10

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: 415

Running to the Sky (2019)

88 min | Drama

Twelve-year-old Jekshen is an exceptional runner. Lonely Jekshen only has his girlfriend from school and his father's friends for support. They encourage him to take part in a big race that could change his life for the better.

Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov | Stars: Temirlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov, Meerim Atantaeva, Ilim Kalmuratov

Votes: 63

The Chimp (2001)

90 min | Drama

A teenager in a Kirgiz provincial town passes the time between his work at the railroad and hanging out with his friends before he has to join the military service.

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Dzylykcy Dzakypov, Sergey Golovkin, Alexandra Mitrokhina

Votes: 120

Naparnikter (2015)

Action, Comedy, Crime

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Director: Bakyt Osmonkanov | Stars: Alikhan Abdimalikov, Ulan Anylddakov, Adilet Aziev, Aibek Bektimirov

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: 50

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

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: 144

Traditsiya (2019)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Zhanuzak Mamytov

Votes: 6

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 | Star: Sabra May

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: 26

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: 94

Sultan Sulayman (2014)

Comedy

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

Votes: 8

Jamgyrdan Kiin (After the Rain) (2019)

118 min | Drama

Suyun, the beloved youngest daughter one day disappears from the street, an unknown man kidnapped her to be his bride. Despite the dishonor their actions will bring, her family tries to save her at all costs, going where no one dares to go

Director: Chingiz Narynov | Stars: Taalaikan Abazova, Nazbiike Aidarova, Sakyn Karabayev, Anvar Osmonaliev

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: 10

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: 111

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

The Devil's Bridge (1997)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Temirbek Birnazarov

Votes: 6

Akyrky koch (2020)

121 min | Drama

A retired writer, Kubat Aliev, is living his last days as a famous and poor writer in a society increasingly concerned by wealth. A widower, he has no children and his only wish is that ... See full summary »

Directors: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu | Stars: Marat Alyshpaev, Bakyt Mukul, Shaiyr Kasymalieva, Busurman Odurakaev

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

Obshchaga (2013– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Stars: Shahzoda Matchanova, Sitora Farmonova, Karina Adigamova, Salamat Aliev

Saratan (2005)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 81

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: Julia Daurova, Trent Falco, Alex Galper, Bektemir Mamayusupov

Votes: 169

All That Glitters (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary film about the sudden arrival of capitalism to a Kyrgyz village where communism has not yet seen its last days.

Director: Tomas Kudrna

Votes: 17

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: 62

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: Iman Mukul, Marat Alyshpaev, Taalai Kasymaliev, Bakyt Mukul

Votes: 36

Sanzhyra (2001)

15 min | Short

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Director: Nurbek Egen

Votes: 15

Through the Valleys (2016)

47 min | Documentary

Through The Valleys is a documentary about Robin Blomdin, a PhD student who gets his first chance to lead a research project in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. Through his eyes we get to ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Stjärnljus | Stars: Robin Blomdin, Marc Cafee, Arjen Stroeven, Zhang Wei

Votes: 13

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

Votes: 5

Altyn Kyrghol (2002)

80 min | Drama

The Great Silk Road is the name for a mountain trade route now identifiable only by train tracks; it is on these tracks that our film finds four children at play, not far from their ... See full summary »

Director: Marat Sarulu | Stars: Busurman Odurakaev, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Mukanbet Toktobaev, Kabatai Kyzy Elmira

Votes: 46

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

Votes: 10

Finding Mother 2 (2019)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ruslan Akun | Stars: Emil Esenaliev, Burak Khan, Michael Maponga, Taukel Musilim

Turkish Adventures

Comedy | Pre-production

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Director: Ruslan Akun

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