Filipino Movies

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1. Anak ng bulkan (1959)

117 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

From out of this world comes this monster bird of a rampage of destruction.

Director: Emmanuel I. Rojas | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Edna Luna, Ronald Remy, Miriam Jurado

Votes: 17

2. Ang kabit ni Mrs. Montero (1999)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Cal Montero, a wealthy filmmaker recently paralyzed from the waist down, goes to his hacienda in Negros for recovery and physical therapy. He's morose, but tries to stay in full control. ... See full summary »

Directors: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes | Stars: Edu Manzano, Patricia Javier, Gardo Versoza, Sunshine Cruz

Votes: 40

5. Anak ni Zuma (1987)

115 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Director: Ben Yalung | Stars: Max Laurel, Jenny Lynn, Dang Cecilio, Mark Gil

Votes: 35

6. Zuma (1985)

141 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Zuma is a movie remake of one of the oldest and most popular comic books in the Philippines. It stars Zuma, a creature donning a snake over his shoulder which perfectly accentuates his monster-like features.

Director: Jun Raquiza | Stars: Max Laurel, Snooky Serna, Mark Gil, Dang Cecilio

Votes: 48

7. Anak dalita (1956)

119 min | Crime, Drama

A war hero meets a prostitute in the postwar ruins of Manila.

Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Joseph de Cordova, Vic Silayan

Votes: 45

8. Ang tanging pamilya (A Marry-Go-Round!) (2009)

104 min | Comedy

A young woman is happily surprised to find her long distance boyfriend in the country, with the intention of proposing to her. She accepts, and is looking forward to a happy life together. ... See full summary »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Joseph Estrada, Ai-Ai de las Alas, Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby

Votes: 29

9. Diborsyada (1979)



Director: Elwood Perez | Stars: Gina Alajar, Michael De Mesa, Jimi Melendez, Marissa Delgado

11. For Y'ur Height Only (1981)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor's invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant's evil scheme ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Nicart | Stars: Weng Weng, Yehlen Catral, Carmi Martin, Anna Marie Gutierrez

Votes: 914

12. This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now? (1976)

TV-PG | 136 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Christopher De Leon, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia, Dranreb Belleza

Votes: 77

13. Hibla (2002)

105 min | Drama

Isabel (Rica) and Clara (Maui), two childhood friends separated by fate. Isabel is a naive provincial lass who works as an indigenous fabric weaver while Clara is the liberated city girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Yam Laranas | Stars: Ricky Davao, Rica Peralejo, Maui Taylor, Antonio Aquitania

Votes: 97

14. Naked Under the Moon (1999)

TV-MA | 110 min | Drama

A priest estranged from the holy vows, marries Clara and starts raising a family. After several incidents, he becomes wracked with melancholia and wanders aimlessly, unable to come to terms with his personal truths.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Klaudia Koronel, Joel Torre, Elizabeth Oropesa, Isabel Granada

Votes: 86

15. Igorota (1968)

85 min | Drama

The movie tells the tale of an Igorot maiden who falls in love with a man from the city. They insist on being married, despite the protests of the families. The Igorot maiden suffers years ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Nepomuceno | Stars: Charito Solis, Ric Rodrigo, Mario Monte, Eddie Garcia

Votes: 12

16. Kambal tuko (1952)


First shown at the Life Theater, 25 April -- 4 May 1952, Kambal Tuko is undoubtedly one of Pugo and Togo's best vehicles with the comic tandem as the conjoined twins Momoy and Popoy.

Director: F.H. Constantino | Stars: Pugo, Togo, Gil de Leon, Carmencita Palma

18. Liberated (2003)

104 min | Drama

The story of a group of friends with focus on the two women, Pauline and Trixie. Pauline is a sexually liberated young woman who falls in love with the beau of her morally-inclined best ... See full summary »

Director: Mac Alejandre | Stars: Diana Zubiri, Francine Prieto, Christian Vasquez, Rodel Velayo

Votes: 60

19. Liberated 2 (2004)

97 min | Drama

Liberated 2 essays the journey of four modern characters from excelling in sex to knowing how to love. Through games and wild adventures, our protagonists come to realize that liberation is not just for the body but also for the heart.

Director: Mac Alejandre | Stars: Diana Zubiri, Francine Prieto, Christian Vasquez, Rodel Velayo

Votes: 49

21. The Bet Collector (2006)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

In this starkly realistic narrative, director Jeffrey Jeturian presents a captivating portrait of a once-proud woman, haunted by memories of a dead son and hounded by the police, and her fragile and lonely life as a "kurador".

Director: Jeffrey Jeturian | Stars: Gina Pareño, Fonz Deza, Nanding Josef, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 175

23. City After Dark (1980)

150 min | Drama

The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs... See full summary »

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Charito Solis, Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin

Votes: 123

24. Once Upon a Time (1987)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

The "Tikbalang" Puga searches for the magic crystal which will restore peace in his land. His dangerous quest leads him to earth where he meets three young men.

Directors: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes | Stars: Dolphy, Gloria Romero, Joel Torre, Janice de Belen

Votes: 15

26. Perfumed Nightmare (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

A Filipino jeepney driver (Kidlat Tahimik) who idolizes America's space program comes to reject the rapid encroachment of technology.

Director: Kidlat Tahimik | Stars: Kidlat Tahimik, Mang Fely, Dolores Santamaria, Georgette Baudry

Votes: 393

30. Sakada (1976)


The inner workings of a family headed by a union organizer are revealed when his body is brought back to his hometown for burial. A sakada is a farmer who works in a sugarcane field ... See full summary »

Director: Behn Cervantes | Stars: Robert Arevalo, Hilda Koronel, Pancho Magalona, Bembol Roco

Votes: 10

32. Sakay (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

(Tagalog with English subtitles) From acclaimed filmmaker Raymond Red-the first Filipino director to win at Cannes with his short-comes this true to life story of Macario Sakay, founder of the Tagalog Republic.

Director: Raymond Red | Stars: Julio Diaz, Tetchie Agbayani, Leopoldo Salcedo, Pen Medina

Votes: 28

33. Salome (1981)

105 min | Drama

A persistent suitor is stabbed to death by Salome, the wife of a coconut farmer. From the simple crime of passion three conflicting versions of the truth are given - by Salome herself, by ... See full summary »

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Gina Alajar, Johnny Delgado, Dennis Roldan, Bongchi Miraflor

Votes: 31

34. Santa santita (2004)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

This film explores the theme of the biblical Magdalene - the prostitute who becomes a saint. This modern-day Magdalene story is about a very young and sinful girl who is suddenly confronted... See full summary »

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Angelica Panganiban, Jericho Rosales, Hilda Koronel, Johnny Delgado

Votes: 52

35. Sister Stella L. (1984)

96 min | Drama

A nun becomes involved in an on-going labor strike. She starts out non-politicized, but later learns about the plight of the simple working man and inevitably, the government's neglect of the poor masses. Filipino Tagalog movie.

Director: Mike De Leon | Stars: Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen

Votes: 80

36. Tubog sa ginto (1970)

150 min | Drama

A married businessman Don Benito (Eddie Garcia) having a steamy affair with the driver Diego (Mario O'Hara).

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Lolita Rodriguez, Hilda Koronel, Jay Ilagan, Eddie Garcia

Votes: 10

38. Fury in Paradise (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance

Tells the tale of a seafaring tribe and its conquests.

Director: Eduardo de Castro | Stars: Fernando Poe, Rosa Del Rosario

Votes: 13

39. Roxxxanne (2007)

90 min | Drama

Jay Aquitania stars as Marlon, a handsome but closeted gay student who collects cell-phone porn videos to impress his friends-especially tricycle driver, Jonas (Janvier Daily), to whom he's... See full summary »

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Sheree, Jay Aquitania, Janvier Daily, Elizabeth Oropesa

Votes: 29

40. Boso (2005)


Jake (Jeffrey Quizon) is a caretaker at a boarding residence that houses a whole array of characters-- a born-again couple with an addiction for porn movies, a nymphet masquerading as a shy... See full summary »

Director: Jon Red | Stars: Jeffrey Quizon, Katya Santos, Gwen Garci, Allen Dizon

Votes: 81

41. Sukdulan (2003)

105 min | Drama

Elaine (Katya Santos) and Orly (Raymond Bagatsing) are a young couple whose marriage is in shambles because of a dysfunctional sex life. He works as a delivery van driver during the day ... See full summary »

Director: Mac Alejandre | Stars: Katya Santos, Raymond Bagatsing, Carlo Maceda, Daria Ramirez

Votes: 44

42. Isla (1985)

Drama, Romance

Isla (Maria Isabel Lopez), is an island maiden who has all the men, including her father, lusting after her. Her dream was to leave her primitive island village and find another life in the big city.

Director: Celso Ad. Castillo | Stars: Maria Isabel Lopez, Joseph de Cordova, Gil de Leon, Paquito Diaz

Votes: 36

43. Genghis Khan (1950)

88 min | Action

Temujin, who later became Genghis Khan is wise, or sometimes cunning. He goes through several heroic episodes; competing at the Man of Men contest, falling in love with the enemy ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Conde | Stars: Manuel Conde, Elvira Reyes, Inday Jalandoni, Jose Villafranca

Votes: 34

45. BFF: Best Friends Forever (I) (2009)

101 min | Comedy

Two women who are polar opposites end up forming a close friendship as they help each other out with the problems in their lives. But their friendship is tested when they realize that they're in love with the same man.

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Ai-Ai de las Alas, John Estrada, Chokoleit

Votes: 78