100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women

"For this poll, a total of 127 film professionals, experts, and pundits submitted their ballots after having pored through a masterlist of all 455 Filipina-directed films. The earliest, Pendulum of Fate (1933) by Brigida Perez Villanueva and the latest, Irene Villamor’s Ulan (2019).

Although the earliest film cited by any poll participant was released in 1947, we are issuing a caveat that majority of the participants have not seen many of the films released prior to the mid-1970s, because of two problems that have plagued the local industry for a very long time: the lack of preservation efforts that could have saved many celluloid film rolls from decay and neglect, and the narrow reach of film distribution."

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  • Moral

    1

  • Once a Moth

    2

  • Of the Flesh

    3

  • Sunday Beauty Queen

    4

  • Salome

    5

  • The Youngest

    6

  • Children Only Once

    7

  • Brutal

    8

  • The Child

    9

  • Second Chances

    10

  • Transit

    11

  • Imelda

    12

  • Kano: An American and His Harem

    13

  • A Change of Heart

    14

  • War Is a Tender Thing

    15

  • Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

    16

  • Reef Hunters

    17

  • That Thing Called Tadhana

    18

  • Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born?

    19

  • Anita's Last Cha-Cha

    20

  • Motherland

    21

  • Nick and Chai

    22

  • Pascalina

    23

  • Ode to Nothing

    24

  • José Rizal

    25

  • One More Chance

    26

  • The Stepmother

    27

  • Ka Oryang

    28

  • Midnight Passion

    29

  • Nervous Translation

    30

  • The Voice

    31

  • Life on the Tracks

    32

  • Booba

    33

  • I See You

    34

  • In the Claws of a Century Wanting

    35

  • Last Supper No. 3

    36

  • Lorna

    37

  • Big Boy

    38

  • Alkitrang Dugo

    39

  • Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

    40

  • Kasal?

    41

  • Never Not Love You

    42

  • Memories of a Forgotten War

    43

  • What Isn't There

    44

  • Dahling Nick

    45

  • Miss Bulalacao

    46

  • Milagros

    47

  • The Guerilla is a Poet

    48

  • In the Navel of the Sea

    49

  • Shift

    50

  • Kimmy Dora

    51

  • All Grown Up

    52

  • Milan

    53

  • Mangarap Ka

    54

  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus

    55

  • Marciano

    56

  • Rain

    57

  • Hindered Land

    58

  • Got 2 Believe

    59

  • In My Life

    60

  • Kailangan Kita

    61

  • Alias: Baby Tsina

    62

  • Brutus, Ang Paglalakbay

    63

  • Because I Love You

    64

  • Jazz in Love

    65

  • Sensual

    66

  • Inang Yaya

    67

  • Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap

    68

  • Mother Mameng

    69

  • Carving Thy Faith

    70

  • One Night

    71

  • Camelia

    72

  • Magdalena, The Unholy Saint

    73

  • Illusion

    74

  • The Bicycle

    75

  • Audio Perpetua

    76

  • The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies

    77

  • Madonna and Child

    78

  • Stray Cats

    79

  • Señorita

    80

  • Rome and Juliet

    81

  • Rice Soldiers

    82

  • Correccional

    83

  • In Case They Don't Arrive

    84

  • New Moon

    85

  • Himala ng Birhen sa Antipolo

    86

  • 10000 Hours

    87

  • She's Dating the Gangster

    88

  • Minsan, Minahal Kita

    89

  • Meet Me in St. Gallen

    90

  • Billie and Emma

    91

  • Sonny Boy

    92

  • Heaven's Judgment

    93

  • Good Evening to Everybody

    94

  • Woman

    95

  • American Adobo

    96

  • A Very Special Love

    97

  • Garden of Eve

    98

  • Mamay Umeng

    99

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    100