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21 Filipino Drama Movies to Watch in 2022

Filipinos love movies. We watch them everywhere – from the comfort of our homes to the streets. And we love watching them with friends and family. But as much as we love watching movies, we also love watching them dubbed.

In order to make sure that we get the most bang for our buck, we’ve compiled a list of the top 21 Filipino drama movies to watch in 2022. These are the best Filipino dramas to watch in 2022 because they will not only entertain us, but they will also teach us valuable lessons about life.

We hope that you enjoy these Filipino drama movies to watch and learn from in 2022!

1. Love You to the Stars and Back (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama 7.3  

A young woman forms a bond with a terminally-ill young man while on a road trip.

Director: Antoinette Jadaone | Stars: Julia BarrettoJoshua GarciaCarmina VillaroelCherry Pie Picache

The film industry is big business. Movies that are considered romantic are a huge money maker for the film industry. Movies such as “Titanic” or “The Notebook” are considered to be romantic films. Romantic movies are often about a love story or the relationship between two people. Also, they feature beautiful actresses and actors.

2. Vince & Kath & James (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Romance 6.8  

Senior engineering student Vince has a crush on go-getter and fellow engineering student Kath. Just when he’s about to confess his feelings for her, his varsity-basketball-player cousin … See full summary »

Director: Theodore Boborol | Stars: Joshua GarciaJulia BarrettoRonnie AlonteMaris Racal

Comedy romance movies are popular because they provide escapism and pleasure for the audience. People go to these movies to relax and forget about their problems for a few hours. The irony of that is that they usually end up with problems after the movie ends.

3. I See You (2017)

TV-PG | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 7.5  

A blind woman falls in love with a man who uses kindness and humor to make a connection with her.

Director: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo | Stars: Alessandra de RossiEmpoy MarquezJunpei YamamotoCarolle Urbano

4. That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)

TV-PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 7.3  

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

5. One More Chance (I) (2007)

TV-PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance 7.4  

Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it’s not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the … See full summary »

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: John Lloyd CruzBea AlonzoDerek RamsayMaja Salvador

Filipino movies are popular because of many factors, such as their stereotypical humor, captivating stories, and instantly recognizable characters. Filipino movies are entertaining because of their unique story lines. The Filipino culture is also rich with culture, making it easier for viewers to identify with the plot.

6. A Second Chance (IV) (2015)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama 7  

A couple with a tumultuous romantic past finds married life to be just as difficult.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: John Lloyd CruzBea AlonzoJanus Del PradoDimples Romana

Redemption in love means to wake up and find a new meaning to life. Sometimes it can be very hard and confusing, but it is necessary to let go of all the past hurt and sadness and move forward. A Second Chance is all about getting that second chance in love.

7. Jesus is Dead (2016)

R-13 | 90 min | Comedy 7.2  

The death of a woman’s estranged husband brought her and her family into a road that changes their lives forever.

Director: Victor Villanueva | Stars: Sadie EnriquezJaclyn JoseChai FonacierMelde Montañez

8. #WalangForever (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Romance 7  

A screenwriter struggling to find inspiration has her life turned upside down when an ex-boyfriend suddenly comes back into her life.

Director: Dan Villegas | Stars: Jericho RosalesJennylyn MercadoLorna TolentinoPepe Herrera

Love is not forever. The heartbreak of losing someone you love is devastating. People experience different kinds of heartbreak. Whether heartbreak results from a physical separation or emotional rejection, it is forever. It leaves an ache in your heart that never goes away. #Walangforever is a story of 2nd chances.

9. Always Be My Maybe (2016)

TV-PG | 112 min | Romance 6.7  

A makeup artist recovering from a breakup reluctantly begins a relationship with a wealthy playboy.

Director: Dan Villegas | Stars: Gerald AndersonArci MuñozTirso Cruz IIITJ Trinidad

10. Four Sisters and a Wedding (2013)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama 7.1 

Four sisters try to stop their younger brother’s wedding; in the process, all discover resentments among one another.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: Brenna GarciaBea AlonzoBea BasaVeyda Inoval

11. My Amnesia Girl (2010)

G | 110 min | Comedy 6.7  

Apollo wants to redeem himself to Irene, a girl who he leaves on the day of their wedding, but a big problem occurs, Irene has amnesia.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: John Lloyd CruzToni GonzagaCarlos AgassiKetchup Eusebio

12. Starting Over Again (2014)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama 6.9  

A pair of exes run into each other again years after a breakup that left them with plenty of questions.

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan | Stars: Piolo PascualToni GonzagaIza CalzadoLito Pimentel

13. The Breakup Playlist (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance 6.5 

A story about an aspiring professional singer and a rock singer who collaborates in a song. As they work on their song, they start to develop feelings for each other.

Director: Dan Villegas | Stars: Piolo PascualSarah GeronimoRio LocsinDennis Padilla

14. A Very Special Love (2008)

TV-PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance 6.5  

Laida Magtalas is a modern-day Belle. “Miggy” is the youngest member of the Montenegro clan, a well-established family in the business world. She applies as Editorial Assistant at Miggy’s … See full summary »

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: John Lloyd CruzSarah GeronimoDante RiveroRowell Santiago

15. You Changed My Life (2009)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 6.5  

It’s been 6 months since Laida Magtalas (Sarah Geronimo) won the heart of her prince charming Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) and her life has been nothing but a bed of roses: she got … See full summary »

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: c

16. It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 6.7  

The film follows the life of Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida (Sarah Geronimo) after their break-up which occurred after the events of the second film. Miggy is now in a relationship with … See full summary »

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: John Lloyd CruzSarah GeronimoIsabelle DazaRowell Santiago

17. Bride for Rent (2014)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance 6.4  

A young man trying to get at his inheritance hires a woman to play his bride. But though it’s just supposed to be an act, things get unexpectedly real between them.

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz | Stars: Kim ChiuXian LimEmpoy MarquezMartin del Rosario

18. She’s Dating the Gangster (2014)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 7  

Athena Dizon plays a trick on campus heartthrob and bad boy, gangster, Kenji de los Reyes. Setting up an arrangement to pretend as lovers-to make his ex jealous-they found themselves falling to each other yet falling apart.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: Daniel PadillaKathryn BernardoRichard GomezDawn Zulueta

19. 24/7 in Love (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 6.3 

Seven love stories intertwine and are brought together by a die-hard fan who tries to win her dream boy’s heart.

Directors: Mae Czarina CruzJohn-D LazatinDado C. LumibaoFrasco Mortiz | Stars: Kathryn BernardoDaniel PadillaBea AlonzoGerald Anderson

20. Diary of an Ugly (2014)

TV-PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 5.9  

A poor, self-described ugly girl takes a job as a personal maid for a rich, handsome young man. The two don’t get along, but as they get tangled in their classmates’ games of affection, their relationship becomes more complicated.

Director: Andoy Ranay | Stars: Nadine LustreJames ReidYassi PressmanAndre Paras

21. Must Be… Love (2013)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Romance 6.4  

Tomboyish teenage girl Patricia (“Patchot”) falls in love with her childhood best friend Ivan, who sees her only as his best friend and falls in love with her cousin Angel. Will Ivan ever … 

Director: Dado C. Lumibao | Stars: Kathryn BernardoDaniel PadillaLiza SoberanoJohn Estrada

Drama movies are popular among movie goers. They are usually well written and full of suspense.

People love to watch these movies because they are exciting. They are filled with action scenes where there is a lot going on. There are fights, explosions, and car chases.

There are several reasons why people like watching these types of movies.

1. Excitement

When you see an exciting scene in a movie, you feel excited. This excitement comes from seeing something unexpected happen.

For example, you may see a man jump off a building into a helicopter. You don’t expect him to do that. But when he does, you are surprised and excited.

This feeling of surprise and excitement is what makes you enjoy watching a movie.

2. Action

Action movies are very entertaining. They are fast paced and full of excitement.

They are also very interesting because you can follow the story line. You can understand what is happening.

3. Thrills

Thrilling movies are exciting. They give you thrills. Thrills come from things that are dangerous.

In a thriller, you may see a character jumping out of a window. Or you may see a person driving a car recklessly down a street.

These kinds of scenes give you thrills.

4. Suspense

Suspenseful movies are exciting. The main characters are in danger. In a suspenseful movie, you may see a woman running away from a killer.

Or you may see a man trying to escape from prison. These kinds of scenes create suspense.

5. Drama

Dramatic movies are exciting. They are about real life situations. For example, you may see two people arguing over money.

The situation is real. It’s not made up.

It’s about real life. And this gives the movie a dramatic quality.

6. Humour

Humorous movies are funny. They are often based on true stories.

A good example would be the movie Dumb and Dumber. This movie was based on a true story.

The main character, Lloyd Christmas, played by Jim Carrey, was dumb. He didn’t know anything.

He was always getting himself into trouble.

But his friend, Harry Dunne, played by Jeff Daniels, was smart. He knew everything.

Harry helped Lloyd out of many problems.

So the movie had lots of humour.

7. Romance

Romantic movies are romantic. They show couples falling in love.

Sometimes, the couple gets married. Sometimes, they live happily ever after.

Romance movies are usually happy endings.

8. Fantasy

Fantasy movies are exciting. They take place in another world.

In fantasy movies, you may see a wizard casting spells. Or you may see an elf dancing around a tree.

These kinds of movies are fun.

9. Horror

Horror movies are scary. They are about death and dying.

In horror movies, you may see ghosts. Or you may see zombies attacking people.

These kinds of films are frightening.

10. Comedy

Comedy movies are funny. They involve jokes.

In comedy movies, you may see two men fighting over a girl. Or you may see two women talking about their husbands.

These kinds of comedies are hilarious.

11. Music

Music plays a big part in movies. Some movies have music playing during the entire film.

Other movies use songs to tell the story.

You may hear a song while you’re watching a movie.

Some movies have a soundtrack.

Conclusion

In conclusion, here are 21 Filipino drama movies to watch in 2022. These films will give you a glimpse into the lives of Filipinos today. They show us the struggles of being poor, working hard, and trying to survive in a country where corruption is rampant. But above all else, these films show us that despite everything, Filipinos have a strong sense of family and community. And that’s why these films will remain popular for years to come.

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