Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Kazakhstan


1. Diamond Cartel (2017)

100 min | Action, Adventure

3.0
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The charismatic and ruthless Mussa makes a deal to purchase the Star of East Diamond from the Hong-Kong triad crime boss Mr. Lo - but not before being robbed via an inside job by his own ... See full summary »

Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Peter O'Toole, Olivier Gruner

Votes: 318

2. The Whole World at Our Feet (2015)

100 min | Action

6.6
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Only one lusted glance brings Aliya to the events throwing her into the criminal ocean. But in the wirliging of passions and turmoil when she finds herself at the verge of fatality it's ... See full summary »

Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Peter O'Toole, Michael Madsen, Kanat Abishev

Votes: 43

3. Tulpan (2008)

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, Ondas Besikbasov

Votes: 2,780 | Gross: $0.16M

4. Shal (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 Tursunov | Stars: Ondas Besikbasov, Erbolat Toguzakov

Votes: 495

5. Kazakh Business in America (2017)

91 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Zheniskhan Momyshev | Stars: Nurlan Koyanbayev, Zhan Baizhanbayev, Ramazan Amantai, Ashli Auguillard

Votes: 6

6. Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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: 615

7. Amerikanskaya doch (1995)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Allison Whitbeck, Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Shukshina, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 442

8. Kazakh Khanate (2017– )

History

8.0
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The story of the nomadic tribes in XV century on the territory of today's Kazakhstan, after the Golden Orda has fallen and all Mongol Empire divided in numerous khanats.

Votes: 9

9. Leçons d'harmonie (2013)

12 | 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: 746

10. Tokal (2016)

Drama

6.0
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In modern Kazakhstan the interests of two women clashes when they find themselves as two wives of one man.

Directors: Gia Noortas, Eugine Cheltsoff | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Gia Noortas, Sergey Bystritskiy, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov

Votes: 7

11. Hunting the Phantom (2014)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Timur, a policeman whose career is on the rise, is forced to break the law in order to save his fiancée, Keira. In so doing, he also uncovers the conspiracy of a global corporation trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Armand Assante, Jose Rosete, Sanjar Madi

Votes: 215

12. Ona (2017)

70 min | Drama, Thriller

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SHE is a young woman who lives in a big city. The only strange thing is that she is absolutely alone. There are no people, no sounds of the streets or nature. The only one who shares her ... See full summary »

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Aissulu Azimbayeva, Yaroslav Stakhovsky, Anastasiya Vostrova

13. Reketir (2007)

80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Story of a man named Sayan, that had to live through harsh 1990's and make tough decisions.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Aidar Mukhametzhanov, Saken Aminov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Zhan Baizhanbayev

Votes: 354

14. Likvidator (2011)

94 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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A highly skilled bodyguard avenging his brother's untimely death uncovers a ring of corruption extending to the highest levels of society and government.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Berik Aitzhanov, Vinnie Jones, Aziz Beyshenaliev, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova

Votes: 424

15. Ya ne vernus (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg | Stars: Polina Pushkaruk, Vika Lobachova, Andrey Astrakhantsev, Sergey Yatsenyuk

Votes: 541

16. Ulzhan (2007)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent, Maximilien Muller

Votes: 559

17. Zabludivshiysya (2009)

90 min | Thriller

5.6
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The main character, his wife and small son lose their way and become stuck on a country road. As a result, they have to spend the night in their car. The following morning, the main ... See full summary »

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Tungyshbai Al-Tarazi, Ayganim Sadykova, Alma Rulas

Votes: 175

18. Schizo (2004)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

Shiza is the nickname of a 15-year-old boy. Money, power, and women - he has none of these, yet, in his young life. But, he does have the illegal, underground circuit of bare-knuckle ... See full summary »

Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Oldzhas Nusupbayev, Olga Landina, Eduard Tabishev, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 920 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Kelin (2009)

82 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A woman is led by her family to her new husband's home, to live with, presumably, his elderly mother and younger brother. Despite being forced into the marriage, she discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Gulsharat Zhubyeva, Turakhan Sadykova, Erzhan Nurymbet, Kuandyk Kystykbaev

Votes: 310

20. Baksy (2008)

87 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Aidai the baksy, or witch doctor, lives in the mountains and helps people. She uses mysterious actions to cure the sick and to give infertile couples children. As capitalist forces begin to... See full summary »

Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Neisipkul Omarbekova, Farkhad Amankulov, Almat Ayanov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov

Votes: 188

21. Amanat (2016)

127 min | Drama

9.4
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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: Berik Aitzhanov, Dulyga Akmolda, Kuralai Anabekova, Aziz Beyshenaliev

Votes: 9

22. L'étudiant (2012)

90 min | Drama

5.6
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63 Metascore

A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ... See full summary »

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Ermek Ahmetov, Erkebulan Almanov, Amangeldy Aytaly, Nurlan Bajtasov

Votes: 164

23. Reketir 2: Vozmezdie (2015)

Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Farkhad Abdraimov, Maxim Akbarov, Satybaldy Azamat, Zhan Baizhanbayev

Votes: 95

24. 999 (2010)

91 min | Drama

5.3
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The picture reveals the problem of drug addiction in contemporary life. Drug addiction can be resisted by strong character young people while others lose everything: friends, love and life.... See full summary »

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Kamila Ermekova, Valera Zadornovsky, Maxim Akbarov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov

Votes: 25

25. Anaga aparar jol (2016)

130 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Bolat Abdilmanov, Berik Aitzhanov, Adil Akhmetov, Aruzhan Jazilbekova

Votes: 24

26. On i Ona (2013)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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He is a student, who believes in a true love. He writes short stories. One day he accidentally meets her. She is beautiful, but unpredictable. Not the type he has always dreamed of. She ... See full summary »

Director: Saken Joldas | Stars: Zhandos Aibassov, Dinara Baktybaeva

Votes: 13

27. Sarancha (2001–2003)

Drama

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Stars: Asanali Ashimov, Zhanna Kuanysheva, Kapustin Yuri

28. Posledniye kanikuly (1996)

Drama

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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

Votes: 13

29. Igla Remix (2010)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Viktor Tsoy, Aleksandr Bashirov, Pyotr Mamonov, Marina Smirnova

Votes: 137

30. Le cadeau à Staline (2008)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows ... See full summary »

Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bakhtiar Khoja, Yekaterina Rednikova, Dalen Shintemirov

Votes: 208

31. Tueur à gages (1998)

Tous publics | 80 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Marat works as a personal driver in Almaty, capital of Kazakhstan. When he hits a Mercedes, the nightmare begins. The loan he accepts to pay for the damages puts him at the mercy of a Mafia boss.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Talgat Assetov, Roksana Abouova

Votes: 223

32. Dikiy vostok (1993)

98 min | Action

6.8
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The Solar Children, a group of dwarves who left the circus, are trying to start a settlement in the Kyrgyzstan wilderness just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, but are harassed by a ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Aleksandr Aksyonov, Farkhad Amankulov, Konstantin Fyodorov, Zhanna Isina

Votes: 82

33. Dorogie moi deti (2009)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Amidst the plains of the Kazakhstan steppes lives a mother and Eldon, the youngest of her five grown-up children. Whilst his four siblings have all married and left home, he and his mother ... See full summary »

Director: Zhanna Issabayeva | Stars: Alikhan Idrisheva, Erbolat Tolegenov, Aikyn Kalykov, Raya Adygenova

Votes: 11

34. Taraz (2016)

82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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, Yerkebulan Daiyrov, Assan Mazhit

Votes: 28

35. Mistress (2017)

7 min | Short, Drama, Music

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Director: Julia Gani

36. Twilight (2015)

10 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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Director: Kuanysh Muradov | Stars: Alisher Bazarbayev, Dastan Mansurov, Samat Smakov

Votes: 10

37. Sveta (2017)

95 min | Drama

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Director: Zhanna Issabayeva | Stars: Laura Koroleva, Roman Lystsov, Nataliya Kolesnikova, Alim Mendibayev

38. Ray dlya mamy (2011)

82 min | Drama

5.3
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Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Olga Landina, Mikhail Zhigalov

Votes: 15

39. Sea Tomorrow (2016)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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Set on the arid seabed of the former Aral Sea, the documentary film "Sea Tomorrow" takes us on a journey into the world after the apocalypse.

Director: Katerina Suvorova

Votes: 20

40. Rayony (2016)

Crime, Drama

6.3
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Director: Akan Satayev

Votes: 43

41. Leila (2017 Video)

Short

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Director: Aisultan Seitov | Stars: Tomas Decurgez, Gabriella Giardina, Jah Khalib

42. Parazit (2016)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Olzhas Shakhanov | Stars: Erbolat Erzhanov, Sagit Kassenov, Adiya Mussina, Baimurat Zhumanov

43. Oblako na kryshe (2018)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

After an argument with his wife - Timur, a family man, and a broker goes to the club to celebrate his birthday. He meets his old friend Radik on the way, but later he realizes that Radik is... See full summary »

Director: Ali Sher Suleymen | Stars: Dias Azimzhan, Ali Sher Suleymen, Zhanna Zhumaliyeva, Kamila Nugmanova

44. Schastye (1995)

25 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Set in a nomad shepherd's camp in the Southern Kazakhstan mountains, Paradise is a portrait of the simple life of the Kazakhs.

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy

Votes: 79

45. La route (2001)

Tous publics | 85 min

6.9
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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: 94

46. Joker (I) (2013)

94 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A man avenges his brothers' death with the help of an otherworldly monk who teaches him the skills to destroy his enemies. What could cause the heavens to issue a license to kill?

Director: Talgad Zhanibekov | Stars: Denis Lituyev, Erbolat Toguzakov, Aisulu Azimbayeva, Sazhidat Kadiyeva

Votes: 11

47. Pozdnyaya lyubov (2010)

Comedy

7.1
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Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Gérard Depardieu, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bolat Kalymbetov

Votes: 8

48. Highway (1999)

Tous publics | 57 min | Documentary

7.2
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The highway of the title is a 2,000 mile dirt road in Kazakhstan. Along this route, a traveling family circus journeys in their crowded hand-cranked bus, stopping in villages. The filmmaker... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy

Votes: 73

49. Moy greshnyy 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: 5

50. Kelinka Sabina (2014)

Comedy

7.2
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Kelinka Sabina (Bride Sabina kaz.) - Feature film, released on screens in Kazakhstan November 27, 2014. The leading man in the film is the famous showman Nurtas Adambay. The film is a ... See full summary »

Director: Nurtas Adambay | Star: Nurtas Adambay

Votes: 22