My Top 30 Greatest Filipino Films of All Timeby hopties | created - 17 Jan 2011 | updated - 07 Feb 2011 | Public
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1. City After Dark (1980)
TV-MA | 150 min | Drama
The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs... See full summary »
3. Scorpio Nights (1985)
TV-MA | 126 min | Drama
Young Danny resides above the room of a security guard and his wife in a shabby apartment. Every day, the husband goes home, eats his dinner, washes the dishes, goes straight to bed and ... See full summary »
4. West Side Avenue (2001)
315 min | Crime, Drama
A Filipino teenager is shot to death on a New Jersey, USA sidewalk: an investigation starts and his family and friends are interviewed. Along the way, more about him is revealed and so is ... See full summary »
5. Burlesk Queen (1977)
129 min | Drama, Romance
To support her paralytic father, Chato works as a utility girl for a burlesque star Virgie Nite. But when Virgie gets drunk on the night of her scheduled show, Chato pitches in for her. And... See full summary »
6. Weighed But Found Wanting (1974)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
This landmark film is considered by many to be one of the most important in Philippine cinema. The son of a wealthy man, Junior has everything he could possibly want. But the emptiness of ... See full summary »
7. Demons (2000)
100 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A story about young lovers, rich girl Nena and Jose, a poor boy who works in the fishponds owned by Nena's family. The film traces their relationship as it develops, from prosperity into ... See full summary »
8. Kisapmata (1981)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A crime-drama-suspense genre film not often seen in Philippine cinema. A controlling patriarch loses it over his daughter's marriage and her attempts to escape from their incestuous household.
10. Jaguar (1979)
100 min | Crime, Drama
He has battled with the screen's heavies, starred opposite its most desirable beauties, lived through the full range of human emotions. Now he is ready for the big time. Phillip Salvador takes the big role in "Jaguar."
11. Blood of the Vampires (1966)
GP | 90 min | Drama, Horror
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.
12. Three Years Without God (1976)
TV-14 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, War
A woman falls in love with a Japanese soldier during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines; the whole town turns against her.
13. Aguila (1980)
210 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Flashbacks encompass the history of the Philippines as well as the life story of the elderly Daniel Aguila. The Aguila family gathers to celebrate Daniel's 88th birthday, but the old man is... See full summary »
14. Will Your Heart Beat Faster? (1980)
TV-PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical
The film revolves around two couples who find themselves in conflict with the foreign commercial giants that control the Philippine economy, the Japanese and the Chinese.
17. 3rd World Hero (2000)
93 min | Drama
Part-investigative documentary, part-satire and shot entirely in black-and-white, the film tackles the mystery that surrounds the life and death of the Filipino hero, Jose Rizal.
18. Sa North Diversion Road (2005)
TV-PG | 97 min | Drama
A man and a woman play 10 different characters in 10 scenes, all of which take place in a car traveling along the North Diversion Road. Together, they go on a journey to self-discovery, ... See full summary »
19. Shake, Rattle & Roll (1984)
124 min | Comedy, Horror
Shake, Rattle and Roll (1984) is the first of the popular series of Filipino horror movies composed of three episodes. Baso (Glass) shows the adventure of three friends who performs Spirit ... See full summary »
20. Bayan Ko (1984)
108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An apolitical worker in a printing press who works as a scab during a company strike belatedly realizes that everyone is affected by the evils of society.
22. Blessings of the Land (1959)
TV-PG | 111 min | Drama
A young married couple, Maria and Jose (Rosa Rosal and Tony Santos) start life together creating a lanzones orchard in the countryside. They have four children - Miguel (Leroy Salvador), ... See full summary »
23. Relasyon (1982)
114 min | Drama, Romance
The story follows the trials of a woman as she risks to build a meaningful relationship with a married man despite the different hurdles that abound.
24. Moments in a Stolen Dream (1977)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
It's the coming-of-age story of a young college student, Joey (Christopher de Leon) who has lost all sense of direction and meaning in life, waking up every morning to the same old day that... See full summary »
25. Daughters of Eve (1985)
TV-MA | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman chooses celibacy, turns to religion, and demonizes men in order to control her intense sexual desire. Her sister suddenly visits her seaside village, which opens many old wounds and leads to tragedies.
27. Slingshot (2007)
86 min | Crime, Drama
From Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza comes Slingshot, an exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs and petty thieves, all out to get what they can in the teeming slums of Asia's notorious city of sin, Manila.
28. Omeng Satanasia (1977)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Due to numerous failures, an aging scientist who is trying to create a formula to bring back his youth decided to sell his soul to a gay demon and must find true love within a year.
29. Pisay (2007)
118 min | Comedy, Drama
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 ... See full summary »
30. Broken Marriage (1983)
106 min | Drama
A WORKING WIFE, A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT IN A TELEVISION NETWORK, AND A JOURNALIST SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURES AND DEMANDS OF THEIR CAREERS AND GIVE UP ON THEIR MARRIAGE.