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1. A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016)

485 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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59 Metascore

The search for the body of Andres Bonifacio.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra de Rossi

Votes: 196

2. The Woman Who Left (2016)

TV-MA | 226 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino

Votes: 980 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Norte, the End of History (2013)

TV-MA | 250 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 1,575

5. Season of the Devil (2018)

234 min | Musical

7.1
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73 Metascore

An anti-musical musical, a rock opera, that delves into mythology.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Bituin Escalante, Pinky Amador

Votes: 180

6. From What Is Before (2014)

TV-MA | 338 min | Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Perry Dizon, Roeder, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel

Votes: 462

7. Ang hupa (2019)

276 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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Madmen control Manila in 2034 after massive volcanic eruptions have plunged Southeast Asia into darkness.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Joel Lamangan, Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador

Votes: 8

8. Melancholia (2008)

Not Rated | 450 min | Drama

7.6
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Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Roeder, Dante Perez

Votes: 311

9. Lakbayan (2018)

118 min | Drama

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Directors: Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, Kidlat Tahimik | Stars: Joem Bascon, Don Melvin Boongaling, Soliman Cruz, Kabunyan de Guia

10. Gayuma (2015)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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Mike is a young student artist at the UP College of Fine Arts. He is happy with his relationship with his girlfriend named Joy who is also a student taking up a film course. A beautiful and... See full summary »

Director: Cesar Hernando | Stars: Benjamin Alves, Elora Españo, Phoebe Walker, Lav Diaz

Votes: 9

11. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)

Not Rated | 540 min | Drama

8.0
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The collapse and the struggle of a poor farming clan in Philippines.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Elryan de Vera, Angie Ferro, Pen Medina, Marife Necesito

Votes: 245

12. Death in the Land of Encantos (2007)

540 min | Drama

7.6
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A Filipino poet named Benjamin Agusan (Roeder Camanag) is the hapless native who returns to his hometown Padang to witness the aftermath of the super typhoon. For the past seven years, ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Roeder, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Dante Perez

Votes: 146

13. 73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

83 min | News

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Stars: Ana Lily Amirpour, Laurie Anderson, Roberto Andò, Gemma Arterton

14. West Side Avenue (2001)

315 min | Drama

7.3
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A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Yul Servo, Joel Torre, Gloria Diaz, Angel Aquino

Votes: 109

15. Century of Birthing (2011)

Not Rated | 360 min | Drama

7.4
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An artist struggles to finish his work. A storyline about a cult plays in his head. Fundamentalism will destroy the world. The artist destroys his muse in the process. He redeems her in the end.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Perry Dizon, Angel Aquino, Bart Guingona, Hazel Orencio

Votes: 177

16. Fragment (III) (2015)

130 min | Drama

7.0
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Fragment is an omnibus film celebrating the strength and diversity of South-East Asian independent cinema. Made up of a collage of ten stories, each story distinctively embraces the other's... See full summary »

Directors: Wesley Leon Aroozoo, Lav Diaz, Lucky Kuswandi, Kan Lume, Kavich Neang, Sherman Ong, Chui Mui Tan, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Faye Kingslee, Luke Lee, Claudine Atitaya Craig, Fei Ling Foo

Votes: 5

17. Naked Under the Moon (1999)

TV-MA | 110 min | Drama

7.0
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A priest estranged from the holy vows, marries Clara and starts raising a family. After several incidents, he becomes wracked with melancholia and wanders aimlessly, unable to come to terms with his personal truths.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Klaudia Koronel, Joel Torre, Elizabeth Oropesa, Isabel Granada

Votes: 82

18. Storm Children: Book One (2014)

Not Rated | 143 min | Documentary

6.6
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On 8 November 2013, the city Tacloban on Leyte Island, Philippines, was largely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, causing the death of 6,201 people.

Director: Lav Diaz

Votes: 129

19. Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak (2006)

540 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A wandering peddler separates from his fellow salesman and becomes involved with criminals in the jungle.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Ronnie Lazaro, Jordan, Sid Lucero, Dante Balois

Votes: 127

20. Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012)

Not Rated | 360 min | Drama

7.3
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In a rural area, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men embark on a quest for a buried treasure.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Kristine Kintana, Noel Sto. Domingo, Willy Fernandez

Votes: 148

21. Visitors (2009)

108 min | Drama

6.3
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Part of the Jeonju Digital Project, Visitors consists of three films from three different directors. "Lost in the Mountains," by Hong Sang Soo. "Koma" by Naomi Kawase, and "Butterflies have no Memories" by Lav Diaz.

Directors: Lav Diaz, Sang-soo Hong, Naomi Kawase | Stars: Yu-mi Jung, Kazuki Kitamura, Joung Yumi

Votes: 138

22. Wake: Subic (2015)

277 min | Documentary

8.6
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A documentary essay exploring circumstances of toxic contamination around former US military bases in the Philippines as the locus for a meditation on historical amnesia, colonial privilege, and the consequences of unchecked militarism.

Director: John Gianvito

Votes: 9

23. Mabuting kaibigan masamang kaaway (1991)

110 min | Action

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It is a story of two friends that has closer together but it is ended because of betrayal.

Director: Augusto Salvador | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Vic Vargas, Marianne de la Riva, Imelda Ilanan

24. Salvage (V) (2015)

92 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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A news team investigating rumors of aswang killings in a remote barrio are attacked by a group of soldiers, forcing them to run for their lives in the deeps of the forest, where more mystery and danger lay in wait.

Director: Sherad Anthony Sanchez | Stars: Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera, Barbie Capacio, Karl Medina

Votes: 13

25. Lily (VII) (2016)

Drama

7.0
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Stories abound in Cebu about a woman rumored to be a murderous monster, but behind the myth is a mother seeking justice.

Director: Keith Deligero | Stars: Shaina Magdayao, Rocky Salumbides, Natileigh Sitoy, Hesus Deligero

Votes: 8

26. Colossal (2012)

86 min

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COLOSSAL explores the complexities of grief and grieving as understood through the myth of a Man who ventures through shifting landscapes ruminating, "...Of men who do not die, of spirits ... See full summary »

Director: Whammy Alcazaren | Stars: Acey Aguilar, Mercedes Cabral, Lav Diaz, Juan Alcazaren

27. Masla a Papanok (2018)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

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A princess seeks refuge in a Convent to escape an arranged marriage. A young prince tries to make sense of his station. A giant bird mysteriously appears after centuries of absence. MASLA A... See full summary »

Director: Gutierrez Mangansakan II | Stars: Quennie Lyne Demoral, Glorypearl Dy, Krigi Hager, Ameir Arsad Hassan

29. The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (1998)

132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A man appears to a female reporter and claims he is the famous kidnapper that has the world astir and promises to turn himself in if she listens to his story. Though she is suspicious of ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Raymond Bagatsing, Tonton Gutierrez, Angel Aquino, Ana Capri

Votes: 46

30. Manila (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.1
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A tribute to filmmakers and National Artists Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal.

Directors: Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin | Stars: Piolo Pascual, Rosanna Roces, Jay Manalo, Alessandra de Rossi

Votes: 75

31. Hesus, rebolusyunaryo (2002)

112 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Hesus Mariano is caught in a deadly match between his mentor Rebel Leader Miguel Reynante and military Colonel Arnold Simon. Drawing inspiration from his childhood sweetheart Hilda, Hesus ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Mark Anthony Fernandez, Donita Rose, Joel Lamangan, Ronnie Lazaro

Votes: 47

32. Independencia (2009)

77 min | Drama

6.5
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Mimicking early silent films, Independencia creates a lush metaphor that plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of the Philippines.

Director: Raya Martin | Stars: Sid Lucero, Tetchie Agbayani, Alessandra de Rossi, Mika Aguilos

Votes: 189

33. Lorna (2014)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A midlife comedy drama of a woman's romantic life-a story of being alone, growing old, looking for love, and moving on. Lorna, already in her 60's, finds an online lover and an old flame ... See full summary »

Director: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo | Stars: Shamaine Buencamino, Maria Isabel Lopez, Raquel Villavicencio, Lav Diaz

Votes: 17

34. Brotherhood (2015)

72 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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With the deadly fraternity wars among Filipino youth as a starting point, "Kaptiran" becomes a cinematic essay about the filmmaker's hometown of Manila. Blurring fact and film together, it ... See full summary »

Director: Pepe Diokno | Stars: Giancarlo Abrahan, Jomari Angeles, Bianca Balbuena, Regina Belmonte

Votes: 12

35. Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman from the end of the 19th century visits modern day Philippines and observes three interwoven stories: that of a prostitute, a group of criminals and a musician.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, Evelyn Vargas, Dante Perez

Votes: 91

36. The Boy Who Chose the Earth (2018)

2 min | Short, Adventure

6.6
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Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Miles Garcia, Satya Paningbatan

Votes: 17

38. Singing in Graveyards (2016)

Drama

7.4
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Pepe, a 68-year-old impersonator of a Filipino rock legend, lives alone on the borders of reality, imagination and mysticism. One day, he is finally given the chance to open for the rock ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Liew | Stars: Pepe Smith, Mercedes Cabral, Lav Diaz, Susan Africa

Votes: 64

39. Jeonju Digital Project 2012 (2012)

174 min

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Anthology.

Directors: Vimukthi Jayasundara, Ying Liang, Raya Martin | Stars: Lav Diaz, Antoine Thirion, Iara Diaz, Saskia Gruyaert

40. Legend of China Doll (2013)

79 min | Drama

6.3
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Helen lives with her grandmother in an idyllic island down South. At 27, she is about to graduate from high school and start a new life. Things take a drastic turn when journalist Perry ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Cesar Montano, Angelica Panganiban, Anita Linda

Votes: 7

41. Butterflies Have No Memories (2009)

40 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A young woman returns from Canada to the town in Philippines where she grew up, when a gold mine provided good income to the population, but with the mine company gone all she finds is ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Willy Fernandez, John Elbert Ferrer, Lois Goff, Kristine Kintana

Votes: 119

42. Burger Boy's (1999)

103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

5.5
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Four high school friends hatch a plan for a farcical heist that sends them spiraling into a series of surreal events littered with clowns, fast food, and 'rakenrol', in an even more absurd nation of squalor and entertainment.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Gerald Madrid, Marcus Madrigal, Marco Salvador, Tricia Roman

Votes: 17

43. Prologue to the Great Desaparecido (2013)

31 min | Short, History

6.7
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'Prologue To The Great Desaparecido' is an introduction to Lav Diaz's most important upcoming feature film, 'The Great Desaparecido', which questions Truth and History around Philippine ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Archie Alemania, Noel Sto.Domingo

Votes: 34

44. World Film Report (2002– )

30 min | Talk-Show

4.4
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Foreign filmmakers' interviews, overseas film events report and Chinese films in the world.

Stars: Wei Zhao, Shuai Liu, Ping Jiang, Wenpei Ju

Votes: 10

45. The Last Pinoy Action King (2015)

96 min | Documentary

6.7
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Directors: Andrew Leavold, Daniel Palisa | Stars: Rudy Fernandez, Gina Alajar, Nora Aunor, Amy Austria

Votes: 9

46. An Investigation on the Night That Won't Forget (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

5.4
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Erwin Romulo, the best friend of the late film critic Alexis Tioseco, recalls the events after the critic and his girlfriend Nika Bohinc's murder during a buglary in their home in Quezon ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Erwin Romulo

Votes: 60

47. Ang anak ni Brocka (2005)

Mystery

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What if Lino Brocka had an illegitimate son? A group of TV reporters dig into the great Filipino director's life, visiting the places where he spent his childhood, trying to find the answer to this question.

Director: Sigfreid Barros Sanchez | Stars: Gina Alajar, Phillip Salvador, Bembol Roco, Jaclyn Jose

48. Ang araw bago ang wakas (2016)

17 min | Short

6.7
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In the year 2050, the Philippines braces for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as wind and waters start to rage, poets wander the streets.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Willy Fernandez, Noel Miralles, Hazel Orencio, Noel Sto. Domingo

Votes: 46

49. Hikbi (2009)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Felbert P. Go | Stars: Felbert P. Go, Adrian Landicho, R.C. Ojales, Raine Barrameda

50. Imahe nasyon (2006)

130 min

7.3
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Imahe Nasyon is a groundbreaking, conceptual omnibus film by 20 alternative filmmakers who were tasked to present their personal visions on national issues. Renowned line producers Jon and ... See full summary »

Directors: Poklong Anading, Sigfreid Barros Sanchez, Yeye Calderon, Neil Daza, Mes De Guzman, Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Lav Diaz, Dennis Empalmado, Tad Ermitaño, Topel Lee, Milo Paz, Robert Quebral, Ellen Ramos, Raymond Red, R.A. Rivera, Roxlee, Lyle Sacris, EJ Salcedo, Ogi Sugatan, Paolo Villaluna | Stars: Ping Medina, Bella Flores, Pen Medina, Janice Jurado

Votes: 10



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