Kirghiz (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

Ayka (2018)

100 min | Drama

A poor migrant woman in Moscow struggles with her life.

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Samal Yeslyamova, Zhipara Abdilaeva, Sergey Mazur, David Alaverdyan

Votes: 1,329

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: 466

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: 3,356

Born in the USSR (1991– )

Documentary

Born in the USSR: Up follows the lives of people who grew up in the Soviet Union. They give an insight into Russian life.

Stars: James McAvoy, Seva Novgorodtsev, Almaz, Andrei

Votes: 95

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: 397

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: 28

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: 148

The Lake (I) (2020)

Drama

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

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: 136

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: 216

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: 537

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: 410

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: 155

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: 114

Akyrky koch (2020)

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

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: 101

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: Alina Turdumamatova, Madina Talipbekova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu

My Dear Kyrgyzstan (2019)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: an abandoned Soviet mining town in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Pritz, Noam Argov

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: 48

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: 45

Jamilia (2018)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

Jamilia is the heroine of the classic Kyrgyz novel about a young woman who, having been forced to marry, fled with her lover. Fifty years later, the director meets several generations of ... See full summary »

Director: Aminatou Echard

Votes: 73

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, Golden Garnick

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

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: 55

Wings of Kyrgyzstan (2019)

75 min | Documentary

This reverent cinematic journey is a deep lyrical look into the lives of diverse mountain families, vivid portraits of young men and women, semi nomads, who are have one foot deep in their ancestral past, and one reaching for a new future.

Director: Sophie Dia Pegrum

Beg inokhodtsa (1969)

79 min | Drama

Based on Chingiz Aitmatov's novel "Farewell, Gyulsary!" The story of Tanabai the blacksmith, father of three children, who upon his return from war became a herdsman, and his tragic love for the soldier's widow Byubyudzhan.

Director: Sergey Urusevskiy | Stars: Nurmukhan Zhanturin, Baken Kydykeyeva, Farida Sharipova, Kapar Aliyev

Votes: 49

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: 90

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

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: 7

White Mountains (1965)

63 min | Drama

While on the run in the mountains from the authorities, a poor peasant tries to save a widow of the WWII soldier from an arranged marriage.

Director: Melis Ubukeyev | Stars: Shaarbek Kobaganov, A. Abayeva, Baken Kydykeyeva, Muratbek Ryskulov

Votes: 71

Penthouse (2014)

Comedy

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

Sultan Sulayman (2014)

Comedy

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

Votes: 6

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: 32

Break a Nail (2019)

Documentary, Sport

Stories of girls who have broken through stereotypes and are participating in sports that are usually dominated by men.

Director: Hesam Dehghani | Stars: Emily Wahby, Irene Guerrero, Akmatova Aida, Narges Mahmoudi

Votes: 6

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

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

Kids on the Silk Road (2017– )

Documentary, Family

"Kids on the Silk Road" is 15 stories about children between the ages of 11 and 14, from 15 countries along the old silk route: India, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia. Each story... See full summary »

Stars: Daniar, Erdenchimeg, Javed, Poonam

Votes: 6

The Interim Country (2010)

61 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The film chronicles the ever-deepening chaos, into which Kyrgyzstan, a small, land-locked country in Central Asia, plunged after a popular revolt that led to the toppling of president ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Lahusen, Gulzat Egemberdieva, André Loersch

Unknown Route (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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

The Red Poppies of Issyk-Kul (1972)

100 min | Action

A Bolshevik superman fights a violent native gang of opium traffickers.

Director: Bolotbek Shamshiyev | Stars: Suymenkul Chokmorov, Boris Khimichev, Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, Amina Umurzakova

Votes: 24

Saratan (2005)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 78

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: 18

Finding Mother 2 (2019)

Comedy, Drama

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

The Stars Caravan (2000)

60 min | Documentary, History

A story about dreams and the manipulative power of films in a chaotic Kyrgyzstan, seen through the eyes of two cinema projectionists. The Kyrgyz town of Naryn is preparing for the 1000-year... See full summary »

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Zarylbek Dyikanbaev, Murat Oljobaev, Joldoshbek Kyrgyzbaev, Qaba 'Manaschi' Atabekov

Votes: 34

The Taxi Driver (2015)

13 min | Short, Thriller

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Director: Kymbat Adylbekova | Stars: Meerim Atantaeva, Ilim Kalmuratov

Move (2014)

178 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: 17

Muras (2019)

100 min | Thriller

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

Dream (III) (2020)

17 min | Documentary

Some people see the difficulty in every opportunity; as some see the opportunity in every difficulty. The film tells the story of a congenital disabled man who has a dream.

Director: Cingiz Samudin Uulu

Kumar (2013)

84 min | Drama

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

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

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