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10 Best Philippine Drama Movies of All Time!

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!

heneral luna

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.

Director: Jerrold Tarog | Stars: John ArcillaArron VillaflorMon ConfiadoBing Pimentel

one the job

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.

Director: Erik Matti | Stars: Piolo PascualGerald AndersonJoel TorreJoey Marquez


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.

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Nora AunorSpanky ManikanGigi DueñasLaura Centeno

metro manila

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).

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jake MacapagalJohn ArcillaAlthea VegaErin Panlilio

a change of heart

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.

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Gloria RomeroHilda KoronelDina BonnevieEdu Manzano

in my life

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 »

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan | Stars: Vilma SantosJohn Lloyd CruzLuis ManzanoTirso Cruz III


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.

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Eddie GarciaPrincessRez CortezBibeth Orteza

that thing called tadhana

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?”.

Director: Antoinette Jadaone | Stars: Angelica PanganibanJM de GuzmanJoem BasconCarlos Castano

feng shui

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.

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Kris AquinoJay ManaloLotlot De LeonIlonah Jean

ma' rosa

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 »

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Jaclyn JoseJulio DiazBaron GeislerJomari Angeles


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.