Best Pinoy Drama Movies
Are you looking for some good movies to watch? Well, I’ve got some recommendations for you. These are my favorite Filipino dramas that you should definitely check out.
Filipinos love watching TV shows and movies. They also enjoy spending time at the cinema. In fact, they spend more time watching films than going to church or school.
Filipino drama movies are known for their quality. Some of them even become box office hits. If you want to see some great performances from local actors, then these are the ones you should check out.
Here are 10 Best Philippine Drama Movies of All Time!
1. Heneral Luna (2015)
R | 118 min | Action, Biography, History 7.3 Rate 58 Metascore
Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.
2. On the Job (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama 6.9 Rate 70 Metascore
Inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
3. Miracle (1982)
TV-14 | 124 min | Drama 7.9 Rate
Elsa saw the blessed Virgin Mary who had changed her life and caused a hysteria in a poor isolated village.
4. Metro Manila (2013)
Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama 7.6 Rate 65 Metascore
This riveting crime thriller follows Oscar, a recent emigrant to Manila who gets pulled into a harrowing world of corruption and violence when he takes a job as an armored car driver to support his family (in Tagalog w/ English subtitles).
5. A Change of Heart (2000)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Family 7.1 Rate
The decision of three siblings to sell their ailing mother’s property causes deeply burried resentment to resurface as each of them also faces difficulties within their own families.
6. In My Life (2009)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama 6.4 Rate
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 »
7. Bwakaw (2012)
TV-PG | 110 min | Drama 7.1 Rate
This comedy about growing old, fearing loneliness, and coming out of the closet stars one of the institutions of Philippine cinema, Eddie Garcia.
8. That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
TV-PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 7.3 Rate
A story about a broken-hearted girl who meets a boy in a not so normal way. Together, they go to places and find out “where do broken hearts go?”.
9. Feng Shui (2004)
TV-14 | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller 6.3 Rate
After finding a Feng Shui amulet, Joy starts to see a string of fortunate events come her way. Soon, she realizes it is, in fact, a curse. Now she must break the cycle of good fortune and death in order to save her family.
10. Ma’ Rosa (2016)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama 6.9 Rate 62 Metascore
Ma’ Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor Manila neighborhood where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband Nestor, resell small amounts … See full summary »
In conclusion, if you haven’t seen any Filipino movies lately, now’s the perfect time to catch up. Whether you’re looking for a new drama series or just want to watch some quality films from the Philippines, here are 10 of the best.