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, realistic, serious, romantic, tense and touching. Plot: love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, relationships, father son relationship, society, male female relationship, church, hospital and school. Genre: Drama, Romance and Crime. Country: Philippines.
Best Filipino Movies
Best Filipino Movies
TOP Movies: Felix Manalo (2015), Magnifico (2003), Saving Sally (2016), Honor Thy Father (2015), Can't Help Falling in Love (2017), Shadow Behind the Moon (2015), Graceland (2012), Philippine Science (2007), Foster Child (2007), Manila Kingpin (2011), Blue Moon (2006), The Mistress (2012), Baler (2008), Rosario (2010), Wherever You Are (2005), Must Be... Love (2013), The Seventies (2002), Adela (2008), The Trial (2014), Antonio's Secret (2008).

List of Best Movies

 7.7
 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.
Plot: religious leader, world war two, religious
Place: the philippines
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 7.9
 542
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, disability, prodigy, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 7.5
 520
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: romantic, semi serious, psychological, captivating, comic
Plot: unrequited love, inventor, teenager, gadget, romance, obsession, best friends in love, child abuse, drawing, boyfriend, monster
Place: the philippines
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Honor Thy Father (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: victim, criminal, crimes, family problems, relationship problems, money problems, financial problem, bandit, society, skinhead, gun, hitman ...
Place: the philippines
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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: romantic, entertaining, captivating, light
Plot: marriage, love and romance, married couple, married woman, love affair, couple relations, love story, male female relationship, groom, relationships, romantic triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: the philippines
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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: captivating, psychological
Plot: lie, life is a bitch, conflict, social problems, relationship problems, couple relations, wartime, relationships, man slaps a woman, explicit sex, shooting, female nudity ...
Time: year 1993
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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, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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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, revolution, martial law, coming of age, high school, science
Time: year 1986, 80s
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 7.0
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Foster Child (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are a poor urban family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned ...
Plot: adoption, slum, children, urination, toilet, orphanage, alley, foster home, foster child, hotel, shower
Place: manila philippines
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 6.6
 181
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, raid, police brutality, jail, police raid, rivalry, crimes, society, danger, love and romance ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
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 7.7
 69
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: true love, nurse, reading a letter, japanese soldier, doctor, rooftop, separation, marriage, pendant, murder, dance, graduation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938
Place: boston
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 6.3
 336
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: unusual plot structure, contemplative, tense, captivating
Plot: mistress, rivalry, large family, husband wife relationship, inheritance, father son relationship, filipino, female director, rain, billiards, drinking alcohol, customer ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 6.8
 82
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: disease, revolutionary, resistance, firearm, fiesta, commander, newspaper, american soldier, spaniard, interracial romance, priest, battles ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: the philippines
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 7.5
 72
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, silent film, noir
Plot: neo-noir, hacienda, church, promiscuity, poem, parade, tobacco, insurance company, temptation, coughing, tuberculosis, social class ...
Time: 1920s
Place: the philippines, hong kong
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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, foster child, revenge, falling over a cliff, spinster, jealousy, adoption, sister sister relationship
Place: the philippines
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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, friends in love, romantic triangle, love and romance, love triangle, romantic relationship, in love, love story, best friend, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations ...
Place: the philippines
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 7.1
 229
The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Plot: torture, mother, martial law
Place: the philippines
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 7.2
 72
Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 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, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: elderly, human spirit, realism, society, aging, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 7.0
 64
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, trial, rape, mentally challenged, court, teacher student romance, case
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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...
Plot: lgbt, incest, bus station, knife, christmas carol, lost, grandfather, sexual orientation, guitar, caress, masturbation, infidelity ...
Place: the philippines
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 6.8
 174
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, romance, society, love and romance, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
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 7.9
 55
Illusion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit his father, Pablo, a Modernist painter in Manila. Upon his ...
Plot: posing nude, painter, model, female director, talking animals, postman, landlady, morality, painting, nude model, honesty
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: the philippines
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 7.7
 60
Wang Fam (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A family of aswang attempt to transition into a living a more normal, less monstrous life.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, vampire, girl, family relations, unconventional family, nerd, onion, neighbor
Place: the philippines
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 7.0
 125
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: provincial life, teacher, book, substitute teacher, unemployment, school, school principal, teenager, teacher student relationship, classroom, education, teaching ...
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The Love Affair (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Often in the backseat and a second priority to her partner, a lawyer decides to end her relationship and focuses on herself with a help of a man out of her league.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, romantic
Plot: extramarital affair, lawyer, marriage, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love story, jealous husband, unlikely couple, workplace romance, divorce, male female relationship, adultery ...
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, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: memory loss, romance, breakup, cons and scams, haunted by the past, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, apology, lie, friendship, couples, love and romance, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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 6.3
 290
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: twists and turns, contemplative, psychological, tense
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, womanizer, mogul, adultery, mistress, seduction, resort, unfaithful husband, nouveau riche, father son relationship, heiress ...
Place: the philippines
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 6.4
 133
A Love Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: What if you met the woman you wanted to make your wife after you married someone else? Ian Montes is a picture of success. Despite being a son of a shipping tycoon, Ian refused to just ride in his father's empire. He built his own real estate ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: business trip, father son relationship, relationships, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, couple relations, romantic relationship, love and romance, male female relationship, rich, extramarital affair ...
Place: the philippines
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 9.0
 7
Concerto (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Philippines
Story: Concerto is about how, in the last part of World War II, a special piano concert is held in the forest outside Davao City, in Mindanao. In these boondocks, a displaced Filipino family, lead by Military Commander Ricardo and his wife Julia, become ...
Plot: forest, brother, singing, japanese soldier, prayer, goat, american flag, fire, bomb, mother, concert, school ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines
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 6.4
 259
Rome & Juliet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Rome and Juliet follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two straight women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and hires Rome (a liberated businesswoman) as her wedding ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, disturbing
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, lesbian romance, canceled wedding, friendship, jealousy, dysfunctional family, wedding planner, coworker relationship, lesbianism, wedding ...
Place: the philippines
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