Kyrgyzstan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

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: 387

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: 3,286

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: 450

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

Votes: 106

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: 130

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: 170

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: 5

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 Ermanbetova, Asset Imangaliev

Votes: 194

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 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: 523

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: 54

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: 37

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

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: 389

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: 34

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: 30

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: 14

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: 10

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: 108

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: 101

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: 99

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: 40

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: 130

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, Trent Falco, Alex Galper

Votes: 150

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, Golden Garnick

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

Move (2014)

155 min | Drama

In the village, in a small house by the river, an old man lives with his granddaughter. They live a simple life in harmony with surrounding world. One day, the man's daughter, living in the... See full summary »

Director: Marat Sarulu | Stars: Sagyndyk Makekadyrov, Perizat Ermanbetova, Ainazik Damirbekova

Votes: 15

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: 44

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: 51

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: 45

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

Grab and run (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 30

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

Sultan Sulayman (2014)

Comedy

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

Votes: 6

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: 43

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

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

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: 16

Under Heaven (2015)

88 min | Drama

A bitter dispute between two brothers over a local village girl leads to unforeseen and tragic circumstances.

Director: Dalmira Tilepbergen | Stars: Taalai Abazova, Taalaikan Abazova, Asan Amanov, Munara Dooronbekova

Votes: 16

Tuman (2013)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Maxat Zhumaev | Stars: Murat Bisembin, Shahzoda Matchanova, Ulan Barpiev, Bahtiyar Matianiu

Skiing the Silk Road

27 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Post-production

Skiing the Silk Road is the story of 10 young New Zealand skiers who travel the ancient trading route from Beijing to Venice, skiing in every country along the way. Over the four months ... See full summary »

Directors: David Johns, Charles North, Blair Smith

Boranly Beket (1996)

Drama

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Director: Bakyt Karagulov | Stars: Abdrashid Abdrakhmanov, Gulsara Adzhibekova, Kauken Kenzhetayev, Gulnizat Omarova

Muras (2019)

100 min | Thriller

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

Sanzhyra (2001)

15 min | Short

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Director: Nurbek Egen

Votes: 12

Finding Mother 2 (2019)

Comedy, Drama

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

Bishkek, ya lyublyu tebya (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

The plot is about 10 different characters with different stories about love, success and failures, families, and other major values in life.

Directors: Ruslan Akun, Saule Erki, Eldar Supataev, Chingiz Torobekov, Alexander Tsay | Stars: Elan Abdykerimov, Gulnasa Asakeyeva, Alina Baltabaeva, Marina Kim

The Fly Up (2002)

10 min | Short

One day in the life of a boy who wishes he could make an ancestral human dream come true and fly. With a machine he has made himself and with the strength of his own muscles, he intends to overcome the force of gravity.

Director: Marat Sarulu | Stars: Assol Abdullina, Gapar Akilbekov

Votes: 10

Taxi and Telephone (2013)

103 min | Drama

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Director: Ernest Abdyjaparov | Stars: Gulmira Tursunbaeva, Asylbek Ozubekov, Kanat Mamyrkanov

Votes: 10

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

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: 24

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