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 realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense and bleak films and TV shows about / with society, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, escapades, dishonesty, couples, deadly and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in Philippines, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as the philippines: From What Is Before (2014), Surviving Evil (2009), Amigo (2010), Back Door to Hell (1964), Metro Manila (2013), Kiss the Sky (1998), Magnifico (2003), Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985), Macho Dancer (1988), Enter the Ninja (1981).

List of movies set in the philippines

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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village life, forces of nature, mystery, isolation, danger, clergy, society, confined, village, chaos, martial law, suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970
Place: the philippines
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 4.1
 620
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, creature, island, guide, chase, danger, escapades, deadly, murder, filmmaking, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, south africa
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 5.8
 547
Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, rebel, american, friendship, culture clash, rebelliousness, military, society, social relations, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
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Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
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, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
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 7.6
 8K
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, bleak ...
Plot: heist, armored truck, security guard, crimes, society, life is a bitch, rookie, gain trust, against the rules, corrupt law enforcer, mistrust, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, asia
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 5.8
 730
Kiss the Sky (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two professionals, Jeff and Marty, take a business trip to the Philippines. Their deep dissatisfaction with their lives leads them to forsake their friends and families for a return to the alcohol and drug-induced wanderings of their youth.
Style: touching, clever, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, midlife crisis, love triangle, dull life, couples, couple relations, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, introspection, buddies, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: the philippines, asia
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 7.9
 524
Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, rich and poor, disability, dealing with death, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of drug runners/freedom fighters has kidnapped a busload of tourists in the Philippines and is threatening to kill them all if one of their partners is not released from prison and the government doesn't halt its anti-drug policies. To ...
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, ninja, heroes, terrorism, terrorist, ninja master, disability, tough heroes, kidnapping, destiny, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
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 6.2
 389
Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: sexual, rough, disturbing, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, society, love and romance, drug dealing, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, sexual relations, teenage life, law enforcement, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
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Enter the Ninja (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, nostalgic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, fight, death, violence, mafia, gunfight, chase, rivalry, master warrior, buddies, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, violence against women, captivity, human trafficking, sex trade, sex trafficking, rape of a minor, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, europe, asia, russia ...
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 6.3
 88
Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, youth, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 7.0
 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, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
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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, entertaining, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, artists and showbiz, society, daydreamer, actress, film set, artist, arrogance, neo realism, staircase, producer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, church, military, hallucination, paranoia, desertion, jungle, disease, tribute, respect, rain forest, drugs ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: the philippines, spain, usa, southeast asia, asia ...
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 6.5
 30
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, suspense, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: spaniard, king, heroes, hand to hand combat, spanish inquisition, battle, historical event, battles, translator, island, new world, sword ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain
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 5.1
 22
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, life is a bitch, political corruption, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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 5.2
 122
Unfriend (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On Christmas Day, 15 year old David finds out that his boyfriend, Jonathan has taken another lover. The discovery leads him on the brink of depression making him think of ways to have him back at all cost. He has invited Jonathan to see him on this ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, vengeance, social misfits, dishonesty, youth, suicide, obsession, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
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 7.2
 69
Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as Adela ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: realism, elderly, human spirit, golden years, society, aging, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, loneliness, slum, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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The Execution of P (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, police corruption, murder, downfall, deadly, kidnapping, crimes, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, hopes, job seeking, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 6.6
 1K
Graceland (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, mistaken identity, danger, race against time, confined, police investigation, child in peril, underage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 5.0
 73
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, world war two, soldier, military, escapades, against the odds, political unrest, danger, adventure, war, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia
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 3.0
 323
Deep Gold 3D (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amy Sanchez (Bebe Pham) is a champion free diver who breaks a crucial free diving record. Her boyfriend, Tony dela Cruz (Jack Prinya), an Air Force Pilot, mysteriously disappears along with his plane that carries gold worth millions of dollars that ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: conspiracy, government, air force, tropical island, gold, cons and scams, escapades, family relations, chase, obsessive quest, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 6.0
 714
Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, danger, rescue, military, murder, journalist, hostage, religion, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
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Catch Me... I'm in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, Catch Me...I'm in Love is a light, rom-com film that centers on the lives of two young adults searching for that something that could complete their existence. For Roan Sanchez (Sarah Geronimo), it's finding ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, family relations, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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Status: It's Complicated! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie is inspired by the 1979 classic sexy-comedy film Salawahan directed by Ishmael Bernal whom originally stars Rita Gomez, Mat Ranillo, Jay Ilagan, Rio Locsin, Sandy Andolong, and Bonching Miraflor.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couples, love and romance, romance, buddies, womanizer, fall in love, friends, switching roles, wooing, lifestyle, nanny, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
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 6.4
 197
Independence (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Early 20th century Philippines. The sounds of war signal the arrival of the Americans. A mother and son flee to the mountains, hoping for a quiet life. One day, the son discovers a wounded woman in the middle of the forest, and decides to bring her ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family in danger, fugitives, state affairs, couples, political unrest, isolation, parents and children, survival, in the woods, husband wife relationship, colonialism, sick mother ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: the philippines, asia
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 4.7
 93
Doubt (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A gaggle of friends and observers ponder the fate of a relationship as they watch it collapse in this independent drama from the Philippines. Cris (Andoy Ranay) is a documentary filmmaker with a well-regarded body of work and a large community of ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, breakup, gender, couples, sexual relations, fall in love, bittersweet, love, trust, devotion, friendship, deception ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, 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, reunion, marriage proposal, marital separation, love and romance, couples, society, friendship, hiding, flashback, conservative, church ...
Place: the philippines
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