best vilma santos films

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1. Sister Stella L. (1984)

96 min | Drama

A nun becomes involved in an on-going labor strike. She starts out non-politicized, but later learns about the plight of the simple working man and inevitably, the government's neglect of the poor masses. Filipino Tagalog movie.

Director: Mike De Leon | Stars: Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen

Votes: 78

2. Lea's Story (1998)

TV-PG | 109 min | Drama

For any woman to have two children from two different men is an ordeal, but women's rights advocate Lea (Vilma Santos) is not just any woman: she possesses a liberal outlook and an ... See full summary »

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Vilma Santos, Ariel Rivera, Albert Martinez, Raymond Bagatsing

Votes: 110

3. The Seventies (2002)

128 min | Drama

A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Piolo Pascual, Marvin Agustin

Votes: 207

4. Relasyon (1982)

114 min | Drama

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.

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Jimi Melendez, Ernie Zarate

Votes: 66

5. Broken Marriage (1983)

106 min | Drama

Trapped in a world of hectic schedules, pressure, and little time for each other, Ellen and Rene decide to have a temporary separation. A marriage break-up was a serious taboo in Filipino ... See full summary »

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Orestes Ojeda, Lito Pimentel

Votes: 48

6. 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 »

Director: Celso Ad. Castillo | Stars: Vilma Santos, Rosemarie Gil, Rolly Quizon, Leopoldo Salcedo

Votes: 64

7. Pagputi ng uwak... Pag-itim ng tagak (1978)

150 min | Drama, Romance

As a young woman born in a tradition bound town but raised in the modernizing atmosphere of Manila, Julie gropes towards maturity without benefit of guidance from understanding elders. Home... See full summary »

Director: Celso Ad. Castillo | Stars: Vilma Santos, Bembol Roco, Robert Talabis, Joonee Gamboa

Votes: 39

8. Pahiram ng isang umaga (1989)

119 min | Drama

Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga revolves around Juliet (Vilma Santos) who found herself struggling against an ever-escalating series of problems. A determined single parent, she manages to raise a ... See full summary »

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Vilma Santos, Gabby Concepcion, Eric Quizon, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Votes: 45

10. Because I Love You (1993)

Drama, Romance

Dolzura Cortez has had several men in her lives. One returns as an AIDS researcher and unwittingly, Dolzura is to be his subject. She is encouraged by him to come out in the public so she ... See full summary »

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Charito Solis, Nonie Buencamino

Votes: 29

11. Anak (2000)

135 min | Drama

The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous ... See full summary »

Director: Rory B. Quintos | Stars: Vilma Santos, Claudine Barretto, Joel Torre, Baron Geisler

Votes: 253

12. In My Life (2009)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

Shirley Templo (Vilma Santos-Recto) is a ruthless woman. Many people deal with her strong attitude only for fear of her cold stare, or her outlash. She works as a librarian in a school, and... See full summary »

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan | Stars: Vilma Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano, Tirso Cruz III

Votes: 156

13. Tagos ng dugo (1987)

136 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young Pina was traumatized when her family was murdered while she had her first menstruation. She grown up into a serial killer transforming herself to different personalities as she ... See full summary »

Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes | Stars: Vilma Santos, Michael De Mesa, Miguel Rodriguez, Francis Arnaiz

Votes: 65

14. Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig? (1987)


The story is about a mentally retarded young man, Val. His older brother used him to marry his pregnant girlfriend. Inspite of his condition, Val learned to love and take care of his wife. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eddie Garcia | Stars: Vilma Santos, Gloria Romero, Tonton Gutierrez, Alicia Vergel

Votes: 5

15. Gaano kadalas ang minsan? (1982)


They are two women in love with one man. One is the wife, the other is the mistress. And between them, the man whose love and time they share. But even the most discreet of affairs can be ... See full summary »

Director: Danny L. Zialcita | Stars: Vilma Santos, Hilda Koronel, Dindo Fernando, Suzanne Gonzales

Votes: 64

17. Baby Tsina (1984)


Alyas Baby Tsina/Alias Baby China (1984) was based on a true legal story of Evelyn Duave Ortega, aka Baby Tsina (She was called this alias in court documents because she looked Chinese. ... See full summary »

Director: Marilou Diaz-Abaya | Stars: Vilma Santos, Rez Cortez, Rolando Tinio, Zeny Zabala

Votes: 64

18. Adultery (1984)

100 min | Drama

Dreaming to be released from her miserable life of poverty, Aida, a waitress, abandons her bedridden father, her moralistic mother, her jobless brother and her good-for-nothing sister to ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Vilma Santos, Phillip Salvador, Mario Montenegro, Deborah Sun

Votes: 22

19. Paano ba ang mangarap? (1983)


The story of Lisa (Vilma Santos) and Eric (Christopher de Leon) and how they fought for their love. Lisa got pregnant with Benny (Jay Ilagan ), Eric's brother. However, Benny died in a ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Garcia | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Amy Austria, Armida Siguion-Reyna

Votes: 9

20. Kapag langit ang humatol (1990)

150 min | Drama

Florida (Vilma Santos) concocted a plan to revenge the abuse she suffered from the devilish matriarch, Octavia (Gloria Romero) only to discover that the child she used to exploit for her ... See full summary »

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Vilma Santos, Richard Gomez, Gloria Romero, Charo Santos-Concio

Votes: 29

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