Noel Vera's 100 Best Filipino Films

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1.
48 oras (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
2.
Elena's Redemption (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
This is the story of a peasant woman who is a victim of love and oppression. A servant seduced and impregnated by her male employer who has a difficulty conceiving with her neurosurgeon wife became a victim of treachery and oppression. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Agila ng Maynila (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
I need the movie agila ng maynila
Director: Pablo Santiago
 
5.
Aliw (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(115 mins.)
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
6.
Aliwan Paradise (1992 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(27 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
7.
Altar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Anton is a former boxer who retired upon accidentally killing an opponent in the ring during a prizefight in the U.S... (90 mins.)
 
8.
Anak dalita (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(119 mins.)
 
9.
Asedillo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
10.
Woman of Breakwater (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a poor village by the Manila Bay breakwater, two brothers, Buboy and Basilio, come to the city to escape from the violence at home... (124 mins.)
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
11.
Woman on a Tin Roof (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
(103 mins.)
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
12.
Unsung Heroine (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
This documentary takes a hard look at the facts about the Filipina domestic, an Overseas Contract Worker... (86 mins.)
Director: Tikoy Aguiluz
 
13.
Bagong hari (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
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15.
West Side Avenue (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death... (315 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
16.
Batch '81 (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The lives of seven neophytes as they strive to enter a Greek letter fraternity through a difficult hazing process. The entire experience is seen through the eyes of Sid Lucero, one of the neophytes. (100 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
17.
Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise... (108 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
18.
Bayani (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A tale about the rise, fall and resurection of the "Katipunan" and its Supremo. A semi-biography of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio. (98 mins.)
Director: Raymond Red
 
19.
3rd World Hero (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
20.
Bilanggo sa dilim (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
21.
Biyaya ng lupa (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young married couple, Maria and Jose (Rosa Rosal and Tony Santos) start life together creating a lanzones orchard in the countryside... (111 mins.)
Director: Manuel Silos
 
22.
Boatman (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The first thing we see in Tikoy Aguiluz's Boatman is the gleaming revealed blade of a balisong (a switchblade knife made in the province of Batangas)...
Director: Tikoy Aguiluz
 
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24.
Bulaklak sa City Jail (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
25.
Burlesk Queen (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To support her paralytic father, Chato works as a utility girl for a burlesque star Virgie Nite. But... (129 mins.)
 
26.
City After Dark (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are... (150 mins.)
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
27.
Bona (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
28.
Condemned (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Yolly (Nora Aunor), a flower vendor and her brother Efren (Dan Alvaro), who works as a driver and hired...
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
29.
Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The collapse and the struggle of a poor farming clan in Philippines. (540 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
30.
Eskapo (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(114 mins.)
Director: Chito S. Roño
 
31.
Fe, Esperanza, Caridad (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A trilogy featuring Nora Aunor giving life to the stories of 3 women: Fe - an emerging movie Superstar who has an invalid husband...
 
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33.
Genghis Khan (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Temujin, who later became Genghis Khan is wise, or sometimes cunning. He goes through several heroic episodes; competing at the Man of Men contest... (88 mins.)
Director: Lou Salvador
 
34.
Hesus, rebolusyunaryo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(112 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
35.
Himala (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Elsa saw the blessed Virgin Mary who had changed her life and caused a hysteria in a poor isolated village. (124 mins.)
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
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38.
Whisper to the Wind (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Siblings discover that their father has their vampire mother chained up in the cellar. The mother bites her son and soon everyone in the community is either dead or a vampire. (90 mins.)
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
39.
Ikaw ay akin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
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41.
Init sa magdamag (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
About a woman who changes personality to please the man she's with, and about the man who brings her sexuality to full bloom.
Director: Laurice Guillen
 
42.
Insiang (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge. (95 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
43.
The Rites of May (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
44.
Jaguar (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
45.
Kakabakaba ka ba? (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
46.
Kasal? (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Joel and Grace are about to get married. But they recall their past loves how they met and how their relationships ended. And just before their wedding, their former loves meet them.
Director: Laurice Guillen
 
47.
Kisapmata (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
50.
Lihim ni Madonna (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(115 mins.)
 
50.
Laman (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
(115 mins.)
 
51.
Lilet (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
52.
Kastilyong buhangin (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
53.
Magnifico (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community. (122 mins.)
 
54.
Ang magpakailanman (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Raymond Red
 
56.
Suring at ang kuk-ok (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(9 mins.)
Director: Auraeus Solito
 
57.
Manoro (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The plot of the film surrounds Jonalyn and her father's journey to look for Apong Bisen- her grandfather... (75 mins.)
 
59.
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one. (125 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
60.
'Merika (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(102 mins.)
Director: Gil M. Portes
 
61.
Children Only Once (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
This is a documentary about child labor in the Philippine provinces. The directors recorded small children working under excruciating conditions in slaughterhouses, sugarcane fields, and ship docks in order to add to their family income. (50 mins.)
 
62.
Misteryo sa tuwa (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
(122 mins.)
 
63.
The Moises Padilla Story (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Based on actual events, "The Moises Padilla Story" tells of a man's gallant stand, courage and struggle to fight an oligarchic governor who commands a private army to enforce his repressions of freedom.
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
64.
Moral (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(150 mins.)
 
65.
Mortal (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
66.
Nena (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ike Jarlego Jr.
 
67.
Noli me tángere (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(180 mins.)
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
68.
Oliver (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Nick Deocampo
 
69.
Orapronobis (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
70.
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities. (100 mins.)
Director: Auraeus Solito
 
71.
Pagdating sa dulo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
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73.
Demons (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
74.
Fetch a Pail of Water (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A slice of daily life in the slums of the Philippines. Gina, a poor but honest young girl sells banana slices... (98 mins.)
 
75.
Relasyon (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(114 mins.)
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
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77.
Salawahan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Ishmael Bernal
 
78.
Salome (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Laurice Guillen
 
79.
Sanda Wong (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Filmed in its ENTIRETY in Hong Kong to thrill you with all it's Magnificence .
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
81.
Scorpio Nights (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a crowded, multi-appartment house, a young student peeps on his neighbours making love and subsequently... (126 mins.)
Director: Peque Gallaga
 
82.
Segurista (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the daytime, Karen is an insurance saleswoman in Manila, but in the evening she works as an escort in a club... (111 mins.)
Director: Tikoy Aguiluz
 
83.
The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man appears to a female reporter and claims he is the famous kidnapper that has the world astir and... (132 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
84.
Sisa (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
85.
Sisa (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
86.
Sister Stella L. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Mike De Leon
 
87.
Sugatang puso (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
88.
Takaw tukso (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Baby Pascual
 
89.
Ang tatay kong nanay (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Coring, a gay beautician, is left with a baby by his former ward, Dennis (Philip Salvador). The baby... (116 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
90.
Tatlo, dalawa, isa (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(Tagalog with English subtitles) Filipino cinema lenged, Lino Brocka, directs this compilation of three intimate stories about the perseverance of hope featuring a drug addict, an abandoned daughter and a repressed catholic. (156 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
91.
Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman fell in love with a Japanese soldier, during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines. The whole town turned against her. (124 mins.)
Director: Mario O'Hara
 
93.
Terror Is a Man (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature that escapes and goes on a murderous rampage. (89 mins.)
 
94.
Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(Filipino with English subtitles) This landmark film is considered by many to be one of the most important in Philippine cinema... (126 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
95.
Todo todo teros (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: John Torres
 
96.
Tubog sa ginto (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(150 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
97.
Turumba (1981 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Kidlat Tahimik
 
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Working Girls (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(118 mins.)
Director: Ishmael Bernal