Movies and TV shows set in the philippines

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in the philippines ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, tense, realistic, contemplative, humorous and light films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, murder, friendship, society, love and romance, couples, money, danger, beach and rain plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Philippines, USA, UK and other countries.
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the philippines movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as the philippines: Amigo (2010), The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011), Service (2008), Metro Manila (2013), From What Is Before (2014), Surviving Evil (2009), Back Door to Hell (1964), On the Job (2013), Ordinary People (2016), Waves (2015).

List of movies set in the philippines

 6.3
 624
Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, american, friendship, rebel, rebelliousness, culture clash, military, society, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
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The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mila, a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile.
Style: humorous, surreal, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, society, daydreamer, actress, arrogance, security guard, director, poverty, money, robbery, elevator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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 6.1
 1K
Service (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines, France, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling family (Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Coco Martin) owns a Filipino porn theater where prostitutes conduct their business.
Style: sexy, serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: erection, unsimulated sex, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, unwanted pregnancy, family business, family problems, couples, estrangement, realism, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Remington lives in a small provincial town. He’s a typical macho. During the day he works his ass off and at night he gets drunk to blow off steam. As a child Remington mercilessly harassed his homosexual neighbor until the man put a curse on him. ...
Style: suspense, humorous, light, scary, tense ...
Plot: gay, homophobic slur, father son relationship, serial killer, crime scene, murder, small town, transvestite, gay slur, lgbt, gays and lesbians, transsexual ...
Place: the philippines
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 7.6
 9K
Metro Manila (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them, and they fall prey ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: heist, security guard, crimes, life is a bitch, society, gain trust, rookie, against the rules, corrupt law enforcer, mistrust, poverty, armored truck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, asia
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From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, village life, forces of nature, isolation, chaos, clergy, confined, society, village, very little dialogue, murder, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1970, year 1971
Place: the philippines
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 4.1
 683
Surviving Evil (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A TV documentary crew arrive on a remote island in the Philippines to film a survival special. Their back-to-the-wild adventure proves to be more terrifying than they ever could have imagined
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: jungle, survival, creature, guide, island, chase, escapades, filmmaking, murder, monster, woman with a gun, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, south africa
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, reconnaissance, liberation, battles, soldier, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
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 6.9
 3K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corruption, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, honest law enforcer, politics, dishonesty, criminal heroes, prison, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
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Ordinary People (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, violence, child, mother child relationship, missing child, money, child abduction, sex scene, gays and lesbians, teenage pregnancy, kidnapped child ...
Place: the philippines
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1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish troops in the Philippines Have to fight for their lives as they are forgot by the Spanish Empire
Plot: siege, war, military, hallucination, paranoia, desertion, respect, drugs, jungle, tribute, disease, church ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: the philippines, southeast asia, spain, usa, manila philippines ...
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 7.9
 19
Waves (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Waves is a romantic drama about the intimate relationship between Ross & Sofia - two old friends passionately in love yet life's cultural, geographical, and emotional obstacles get in the way.
Style: touching, sexy, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: lovers, unfulfilled love, relationships, love, friendship, jealousy, couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, romance, fight ...
Place: the philippines
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 6.3
 361
The Mistress (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young woman is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life. The other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years. Architect JD has a chip on his shoulder about his father ...
Style: captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: mistress, rivalry, large family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, inheritance, romantic triangle, love interest, love triangle, relationship problems, love story, relationships ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 6.1
 40
Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Style: exciting, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense
Plot: spaniard, king, fistfight, spanish inquisition, heroes, translator, tribe, explorer, new world, historical event, battles, language barrier ...
Time: 16th century
Place: the philippines, spain
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 6.6
 42
Minor (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High school student Jen Guilarman lives in misery with her abusive mother and her mom's lesbian lover. Looking for some escape, she aims to join an all-girl gang which first requires her to undergo a sexual rite. Jen only has one man in mind, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, false accusation, teacher, revenge, lawyer, student, boss, escapades, underage, teenage sex, initiation, jail ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines
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Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Story: Shake, Rattle and Roll 14 : The Invasion is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Chito S. Roño. The film stars an ensemble casts including Janice de Belen, Herbert Bautista, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Martin Escudero and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: last will and testament, inheritance, ghost, soldier, uncle, haunted house, vampire, alien, jungle, infection, end of the world, survivor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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A Secret Affair (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rafi (Anne Curtis) is happily committed to her lovely partner in life, Mark (Derek Ramsay). She's a bachelorette from a rich family, who belongs to the "Friday Club", the regular get-together of her college friends. Rafi is an ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: illicit affair, marriage proposal, living together, runaway, one night stand, breakup, bittersweet, unfulfillment, chance meeting, fiance fiancee relationship, life turned upside down, fall in love ...
Place: the philippines
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 4.1
 140
Fridge (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years ago, Tina (Andi Eigenmann) was sent away to the United States to live with her aunt because of an incident involving her parents that has never been explained to her. She moves back to the Philippines into their old home, hoping for a new ...
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, scary, bleak
Plot: murder, pact with the devil, murderer, violence, dark secret, death of father, youth, death of mother, female protagonist, cat, police investigation, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines, san francisco
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Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corazon revolves around the love story of a married couple during the times of Japanese rule in the Philippines who's having a hard time conceiving a child. After joining traditional fertility rites in honor of certain patron saints, their ...
Style: scary, suspense, bleak, exciting
Plot: chase, curse, murder, faith, village, villager, farmer, victim, small town, monster, couples, mad woman ...
Time: post world war two
Place: the philippines
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Unofficially Yours (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Macky Galvez is a depressed young man contemplating why he had several failed relationships. Galvez meets Ces Bricenio, a modern-day woman who is afraid of commitment.
Style: captivating, light, sincere, humorous, feel good
Plot: romance, fall in love, dating, love, couple relations, couples, opposites attract, friendship, disorder, society, fear of commitment, single ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines
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Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film will focus before the birth of the twins. It was a set-up arranged marriage for their father Don Luisito Go Dong Hae played by Ariel Ureta to a lady with Korean Sang Kang Kang played by Alodia Gosiengfiao. Go Dong Hae refuses to marry and ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, exciting, contemplative
Plot: ghost, vengeful ghost, curse, interracial relations, hospital, proposal, marriage, drums, coma, wedding ring, airplane, flashback ...
Place: the philippines, korea
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Yesterday Today Tomorrow (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It’s a story of people and their secrets that tear them apart...The movie follows a surprising decision that each family member will make in the aftermath of a tragedy… life changing decisions that will either lead them to a future lasting ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: siblings, ex husband ex wife relationship, university, marriage proposal, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, death of child, adultery, death of daughter, infidelity, extramarital affair, milf ...
Place: the philippines
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My House Husband - Ikaw Na! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nothing prepared ROD (Ryan Agoncillo ) and MIA ALVAREZ (Judy Ann Santos) for the major changes that took place in their lives. ROD worked as a manager of a bank while MIA opted to remain a housewife taking care of their two children — MIGO and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: husband wife relationship, medicine, secret, relatives, maid, rescue, nosy neighbor, insecurity, village, mistress, neighbor, brawl ...
Place: the philippines
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No Other Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Furniture supplier Ram is happily married to Charmaine. One day, Ram lands a big client, a new luxury resort. But he needs the help of Kara, the daughter of the owner of the resort, to finalize the deal. Kara's help, however, comes with a ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, sexy, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, jealousy, adultery, seduction, unfaithful husband, nouveau riche, mistress, mogul, accident, car accident, hospital ...
Place: the philippines
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To Wed or Not (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Toni and Uge play close cousins in this movie. One is trying to end her marriage and the other trying to get married. Together they will discover and rediscover the most important lessons on staying married and getting married.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage proposal, marital separation, love and romance, couples, society, friendship, flashback, money, lawyer, neighbor, teacher ...
Place: the philippines
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Way Back Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jessica Santiago & Ana Bartolome are two sisters who have lived in separate lives for 12 long years. Jessie, though an excellent student, has grown to feel sorrow of Ana’s lost while Ana, not knowing that she’s an orphan, grew up in a ...
Style: suspense, touching, disturbing, psychological
Plot: missing person, siblings, sister sister relationship, long lost daughter, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, fishing village, fisherman, missing sister, sibling rivalry, young adult, dog ...
Place: the philippines
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Tween Academy: Class of 2012 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: The story revolves around 3 best of friends. Kara, the cosplayer and online retailer. George the boyish football wannabe, Enzo, the Mr. Fix-It
Style: captivating, light, romantic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, classmate, cheerleader, teenager, laboratory, teacher, imagination, fear, friendship, coach, outcast, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
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Forever and a Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eugene arrives in Bukidnon with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Euge’s ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sentimental, sincere, contemplative
Plot: father son relationship, doctor, dying, cancer, illness, cancer patient, rafting, birthday present, store, marathon, track and field, birthday ...
Place: the philippines
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My Amnesia Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Apollo finds himself surrounded by friends who are beginning to settle down, he is faced with the possibility of finding his true love. It all boils down to one name: Irene. It must be fate then, when he once again sees Irene, his ex-girlfriend ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, romance, breakup, haunted by the past, cons and scams, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, lie, friendship, love and romance, couples, switching roles, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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Till My Heartaches End (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The moment these two saw each other at the café, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Their attraction was apparent and it seemed that destiny brought them together. As they got to know the other better, they found solace and comfort in ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: destiny, dating, love and romance, relationships, love affair, couple relations, introvert, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic relationship, fall in love, love story ...
Place: the philippines
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