Top 10 Filipino Movies

10 Best Filipino Movies in Philippine Cinematic History


Dalagang Bukid (Country Maid, 1919)
the first truly Filipino movie, produced by Jose Nepomuceno based on a sarsuela script

Malvarosa (1958)
starring Charito Solis as the long-suffering Rosa who sacrifices herself to care for her five brothers

Biyaya ng Lupa (Blessings of the Land, 1959)
directed by Manuel Silos; starring Tony Santos as Jose and Rosa Rosal as Maria

Anak Dalita (1956)
directed by Lamberto V. Avellana
featuring Tony Santos and Rosa Rosal as a couple who have to live in the post-war ruins of Intramuros, the old Spanish section of the city

Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila: In the Claws of Neon Lights, 1975)
perhaps the greatest Filipino movie ever made, directed by Lino Brocka

Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon (This Was How We Were, What Happens to You Now? 1976)
directed by Eddie Romero and starring Christopher De Leon as Nicolas 'Kulas' Ocampo and Gloria Diaz as Diding

Oro, Plata, Mata (Gold, Silver, Death, 1982)
directed by Peque Gallaga, about two families in Negros province coping with the aftermath of WWII

Sister Stella L. (1984)
directed by Mike De Leon and starring Vilma Santos

Hinugot sa Langit (Snatched from Heaven, 1985)
a melodramatic film directed by Ishmael Bernal

Tanging Yaman (2002)
directed by Laurice Guillen; starring actresses Gloria Romero, Hilda Koronel and Dina Bonnevie

The Tagalog word for 'movie' is pelikula