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).
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!