Best Filipino Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Filipino Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful and suspense. Plot: murder, society, danger, death, father son relationship, crimes, church, revenge, money and family relations. Genre: Drama, Romance and Crime. Country: Philippines, USA and Germany.
Best Filipino Movies
Best Filipino Movies
TOP Movies: Can't Help Falling in Love (2017), Maria (2019), Extortion (2017), Magnifico (2003), Saving Sally (2016), Shadow Behind the Moon (2015), Curious George (2006), Norte, the End of History (2013), On the Job (2013), Metro Manila (2013), Philippine Science (2007), The Seventies (2002), Manila Kingpin (2011), Die Beautiful (2016), The Woman Who Left (2016), The Mistress (2012), Blue Moon (2006), From What Is Before (2014), Rosario (2010), Wherever You Are (2005).

List of Best Movies

Can't Help Falling in Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Gab de la Cuesta is a high-strung career woman who got recently engaged to her longtime boyfriend. Her well-planned life suddenly becomes complicated when she discovers that she is actually married to a total stranger.
Style: captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Plot: married woman, marriage, married couple, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, romantic relationship, groom, marital problem ...
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 2K
Maria (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a former BlackRose cartel assassin deliberately betrays them by refusing to complete her mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and is able to create a new life of her own. When the cartel ...
Style: exciting, brutal, captivating, tense
Plot: one woman army, drug cartel, sniper, torture, hitman, revenge, assassin, murder, gunfight, female protagonist, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: gay, teenage life, man boy relationship, youth, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friendship, rich and poor, boy, lgbt child, teenage love, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 8K
Extortion (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A doctor desperately tries to save his wife and their 5 year old son after their vacation in the Bahamas takes an unexpected turn.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, colourful
Plot: extortion, kidnapping, ransom, family vacation, evil man, captivity, police, nothing goes right, ocean, island, ship, expedition ...
Place: caribbean, bahamas
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
captivating movies
21773
society movies
11419
gay movies
gay
4670
 7.9
 574
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, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, society, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 544
Saving Sally (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Marty is an aspiring comic-book artist who is secretly in love with his best friend, Sally, the gadget inventor. Like every love story, there are complications: Sally has monsters for parents and a literal dick for a boyfriend, while Marty has the ...
Style: psychological, romantic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: best friends in love, unrequited love, inventor, teenager, gadget, romance, obsession, drawing, child abuse, boyfriend, monster
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
Shadow Behind the Moon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The armed conflict between the Philippine military and the communist resistance at the beginning of the 1990s forms the backdrop to this study of three individuals who, for different reasons, are trying to resolve an untenable situation.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: lie, life is a bitch, relationship problems, social problems, couple relations, conflict, relationships, wartime, female nudity, male nudity, explicit sex, sex scene ...
Time: year 1993
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 17K
Curious George (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, jungle, curiosity, expedition, race against time, museum, nothing goes right, mischievous children, disorder, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, new york
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
tense movies
12969
realistic movies
28578
murder movies
19449
crimes movies
15485
Norte, the End of History (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 250 min.
Story: A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, when ...
Style: philosophical, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: double murder, incest rape, social problems, punishment, government corruption, revenge, social relations, immigrants, society, village life, working class, jail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
Is relevant ?
 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
Is relevant ?
 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
Is relevant ?
Philippine Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all ...
Plot: school, high school, coming of age, revolution, martial law, science
Time: 80s, year 1986
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 240
The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Style: political
Plot: mother, martial law, torture
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 189
Manila Kingpin (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Mobster Asiong Salonga (ER Ejercito) rules the mean streets of Manila with an iron fist—until he is betrayed by a trusted friend. Manila Kingpin is based on the story of the notorious Tondo, Manila, gang leader Nicasio “Asiong” Salonga, whose ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: crime boss, betrayal, murder, police brutality, police raid, jail, raid, crimes, rivalry, society, love and romance, letter ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 552
Die Beautiful (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake.
Style: lgbt cinema, sincere, psychological, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, transsexual, brother sister relationship, gay lead character, gay slur, father son relationship, family relations, friendship, funeral, friendship between men, adopted daughter ...
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
The Woman Who Left (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 226 min.
Story: After spending the last 30 years in prison, Horacia is immediately released when someone else confessed to the crime. Still overwhelmed by her new freedom, she comes to the painful realization that her aristocratic former lover had set her up. As ...
Style: feminist film
Plot: false accusation, female protagonist, transvestite, lawyer, night, released from prison, gays and lesbians, slum, revenge, protest, bus, mother daughter reunion ...
Time: year 1997
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
 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
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 76
Blue Moon (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Corazon (Boots Anson Roa), an old Filipina who lives in Boston, wrote to each Manuel Pineda in her home a letter. She hopes to find her love again. In the Philippines experiences of the old Manuel Pineda (Eddie Garcia), meanwhile, that he has cancer ...
Plot: nurse, true love, dancing, hopes, handicapped, doctor, airplane, father son relationship, marriage, wedding, world war two, american ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938
Place: boston
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 76
Rosario (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman's emancipation and the ...
Style: neo noir, noir, silent film
Plot: chore, redemption, temptation, office, poem, extramarital affair, smoking, escape, insurance company, adultery, nun, scandal ...
Time: 1920s
Place: the philippines, hong kong
Is relevant ?
Wherever You Are (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of two sisters (Lilia and Trining), who have adopted three children (Lilia adopted Pilar and Joven, Trining adopted Ito). Trouble, lies and violence ensues as Lilia's children fall in love, and Trining's son gets infuriatingly ...
Plot: cat, sibling relationship, jealousy, adoption, spinster, sister sister relationship, revenge, foster child, falling over a cliff
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
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
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 72
The Trial (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged guy was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher. And as Amanda, Julian, and Ronald try to mount a convincing defense, they discover soon that they're all connected in more ways than just the case.
Plot: scandal, court, mentally challenged, rape, teacher student sex, lawyer, lgbt, teacher student romance, case
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 3.4
 2K
Blood Surf (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sleazy producer develops a concept he dubs "blood surfing" -- tossing bloody fish remains into the water to lure sharks and then surfing through the animals as they chomp about. Along with his camerawoman, the producer brings two ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Plot: crocodile, surfing, island, dangerous animal, creature feature, giant animal, teenager, deadly creature, heroes, rivalry, escapades, shark ...
Time: prehistoric times, 90s
Place: florida, australia
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 2K
DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: DNA is a 1997 American science fiction action film starring Mark Dacascos and Jürgen Prochnow, and directed by William Mesa. Filming took place in the Philippines. The film was retitled ADN - La menace for its French DVD release, and Scarabée for ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, jungle, gene manipulation, mutant, deadly creature, dangerous animal, supernatural, experiment gone awry, alien, self sacrifice, genetic experiment, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: borneo
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 89
Baler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1898, a band of Spanish soldiers heroically defended Baler against Filipino forces for 337 long and grueling days. The battle, now referred to as the Siege of Baler, is the setting of a forbidden love between a Mestizo soldier and a Filipina lass ...
Plot: siege, revolution, colonel, rebel, commander, christmas eve, desertion, army captain, disease, fiesta, revolutionary, spaniard ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
Must Be... Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman develops romantic feelings for her best friend, but problems arise when another gal enters the picture.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, romantic
Plot: best friends in love, friends in love, best friends, love triangle, love and romance, romantic triangle, friend, best friend, couple relations, romantic relationship, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
Antonio's Secret (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story about a teenage boy, Antonio, whose emerging gay sexuality alienates him from his friends and family, until his libertine uncle, Jonbert, comes to live with him and his mother...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, erotic, art house
Plot: gay, lgbt, erection, homosexual, masturbation, gay asian, sexual orientation, friend, gay friend, gay lead character, sexual awakening, gay teenager ...
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 128
Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: public school, teacher, teaching, school, partisan, countryside, school teacher, boss, hopes, singing competition, mutiny, new teacher ...
Is relevant ?
 4.1
 4K
Felix Manalo (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Philippines
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Felix Yzagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.
Style: political
Plot: world war one, world war two, post war, religious leader, religious
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists