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26 Highly Rated Pinoy Movies of All time

Pinoy movies are famous around the globe. What makes them so special? Are they really worth watching?

Filipino movies are known for their unique style, storytelling, acting, and music. They also tend to be very entertaining. The Philippines has produced some of the greatest actors in Hollywood today. Filipino films are often compared to those from other countries because of their unique style.

There are many reasons why Pinoy movies are so popular. Some of these include the following:

1. They are usually well written.

2. They are usually well acted.

3. Their cinematography is amazing.

4. There are a lot of good directors.

5. They have great soundtracks.

6. They are usually action packed.

7. They are usually about love.

Here are 26 Highly Rated Pinoy Movies of All time

1. Metro Manila (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama7.6  Rate this 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

2. Felix Manalo (2015)

PG-13 | 178 min | Biography4.1  Rate this

Felix Ysagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ), established in the Philippines, from its humble beginnings in 1914 through to the present day.

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: AJ MuhlachAllan PauleAlex Vincent MedinaAlfred Vargas

3. The Hows of Us (2018)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance6.7  Rate this

A young couple dreams of growing old together as they as they deal with the struggles of being in a long-term relationship.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: Kathryn BernardoDaniel PadillaJean GarciaSusan Africa

4. Maria (II) (2019)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama5.0  Rate this

A Filipino female assassin quits and fakes her death. Her old boss finds out after she’s gotten a family. He tries to kill them. She responds.

Director: Pedring Lopez | Stars: Cristine ReyesGermaine De LeonKC MonteroRonnie Lazaro

5. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019)

G | 120 min | Drama7.5  Rate this

Joselito (Aga Muhlach), an intellectually-disabled man, is wrongfully charged with sexual assault, kidnapping, and murder of a little girl. In prison he becomes friends with his fellow … See full summary »

Director: Nuel C. Naval | Stars: Aga MuhlachBela PadillaXia VigorJoel Torre

6. Miss Granny (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music7.0  Rate this

Fely is an elderly woman who finds second chance at youth after a visit to a mysterious photo studio.

Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Sarah GeronimoNova VillaJames ReidXian Lim

7. Graceland (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Thriller6.6  Rate this 75 Metascore

When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.

Director: Ron Morales | Stars: Arnold ReyesMenggie CobarrubiasDido de la PazLeon Miguel

8. She’s Dating the Gangster (2014)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance7.0  Rate this

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

9. Y’ur Height Only (1981)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy5.6  Rate this

Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor’s invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant’s evil scheme … 

Director: Eddie Nicart | Stars: Weng WengYehlen CatralCarmi MartinAnna Marie Gutierrez

10. Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance7.3  Rate this

A bartender romances a domestic helper despite the fact that she is moving to Canada.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: Kathryn BernardoAlden RichardsMaymay EntrataMaricel Laxa

11. I See You (2017)

TV-PG | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance7.5  Rate this

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

12. Can’t Help Falling in Love (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance6.9  Rate this

Upon getting engaged, a woman finds out that she is already accidentally married to a stranger and goes about getting her marriage annulled.

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz | Stars: Kathryn BernardoDaniel PadillaMatteo GuidicelliZanjoe Marudo

13. Birdshot (2016)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller6.6  Rate this

“Birdshot” is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery. 

Director: Mikhail Red | Stars: Arnold ReyesMary Joy ApostolJohn ArcillaKu Aquino

14. Daughters of Eve (1985)

TV-MA | 125 min | Drama, Romance6.0  Rate this

A young woman chooses celibacy, turns to religion, and demonizes men in order to control her intense sexual desire. Her sister suddenly visits her seaside village, which opens many old wounds and leads to tragedies.

Director: Elwood Perez | Stars: Sarsi EmmanuelleMaria Isabel LopezMyra ManibogMark Joseph

15. Captive (I) (2012)

R-13 | 120 min | Drama, Thriller6.1  Rate this

Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity.

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Isabelle HuppertKatherine MulvilleMarc ZanettaRustica Carpio

16. Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016)

TV-PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance6.6  Rate this

A young man Elly, still trying to get over his past relationship, meets a young woman Mia in Barcelona trying to run away from her past.

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan | Stars: Kathryn BernardoDaniel PadillaAiko MelendezJoshua Garcia

17. Aurora (IV) (2018)

TV-14 | 110 min | Horror, Thriller4.3  Rate this

The passenger ship Aurora mysteriously collides into the rocky sea threatening an entire island. A young woman and her sister must both survive by finding the missing dead for a bounty.

Director: Yam Laranas | Stars: Anne CurtisPhoebe VillamorMercedes CabralAllan Paule

18. My Ex and Whys (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama6.0  Rate this

The film follows the story of Cali, a blogger who owns the up and coming blog, “The Bakit List,” and her ex Gio who will return to her life unexpectedly and surprisingly after breaking her heart.

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Stars: Liza SoberanoEnrique GilJoey MarquezCai Cortez

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

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama7.3  Rate this

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

20. Ordinary People (2016)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama7.3  Rate this

Jane and Aries are teenage parents. They make a living out of stealing on the streets… until fate hits back at them.

Director: Eduardo W. Roy Jr. | Stars: Ronwaldo MartinHasmine KillipJohn Kenji MontoroRaymond Lee

21. Love Is Color Blind (2021)

13+ | 115 min | Comedy, Romance6.1  Rate this

A free-spirited young lady helps her high school best friend navigate from an accident that took away his mom and the colors in his vision, while also nursing her heart that has long harbored a deep feeling for him

Director: John Leo Garcia | Stars: Donny PangilinanBelle MarianoJeremiah LisboAngelina Cruz

22. Dead Kids (2019)

TV-MA | 98 min | Thriller5.3  Rate this

A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to abduct the schools arrogant rich kid until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly.

Director: Mikhail Red | Stars: Kelvin MirandaVance LarenaKhalil RamosJan Silverio

23. Geisha of Death (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror4.3  Rate this

Nilalang is about an NBI agent who teams up with the heiress to a transnational organized crime syndicate in Japan to put a stop to the centuries-old curse that might be responsible for the spate of serial killings happening in Manila.

Director: Pedring Lopez | Stars: Cesar MontanoMaria OzawaMeg ImperialCholo Barretto

24. Alone/Together (2019)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance6.6  Rate this

After meeting again at an awards ceremony, a former couple discover they still have a connection.

Director: Antoinette Jadaone | Stars: Liza SoberanoEnrique GilNonie BuencaminoRichard Manabat

25. 100 Poems for Stella (2017)

PG-13 | 123 min | Romance6.9  Rate this

Throughout his four years in college, Fidel, a stuttering student, tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to Stella, an aspiring but frustrated rock star, to win her heart.

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana | Stars: Bela PadillaJC SantosDennis PadillaAna Abad Santos

26. Cuddle Weather (2019)

R-16 | 95 min | Drama, Romance6.0  Rate this

After realizing that prostitutes are not entitled to the best part of love making, two sex workers form a screwy relationship as ‘cuddle partners’ only to realize that they want something more.

Director: Rod Marmol | Stars: Sue RamirezRK BagatsingMark Anthony FernandezAleck Bovick

In conclusion, here are 26 highly rated Filipino movies from all over the world. They range from action flicks to romantic comedies, and everything in between. Check ’em out and let us know which ones you like best!