Here are the 8 movies as MMFF 2018 official entries. Furthermore, like we pointed out for Heneral Luna, even viewers outside the Philippines can appreciate Goyo as one of the few easily watchable war movies that shows America as the bad guy. His fragile condition turned their home life upside down with his forgetfulness and unreliability, which led to him to withdraw from public interactions. Their scenes in the pump boat during the harrowing storm and that one where they appealed on behalf of their daughter were simply so moving and poignant. Released on Christmas 2018, One Great Love is another reliably crowd-pleasing Filipino romance movie. The film swept 2018’s Metro Manila Film Festival, winning 11 awards including Best Picture and Best Director. However, don’t let that deter you. However, The Hows of Us puts that all in the past. While the film’s plot is relatively simple and still contains many Filipino romance tropes, The Hows of Us shows that Pinoy movies are increasing in quality. Untrue (2019) This drama-thriller will surely have you hooked, right from the opening scene. “Kung Paano Siya Nawala” by Joel Ruiz. That said, what are the Best Pinoy Movies of 2018? Videos. “Bakwit Boys” by Jason Paul Laxamana  plays into exploitative capitalist structures, Review: "BuyBust" is a Brutally Realistic Depiction of the Philippine Drug War, Review: "Exes Baggage" Explores The Before, During, and After of Relationships. Never Not Love You also did quite well at 2018’s Filipino box office, and brought the JaDine love team more accolades for their increasing maturity. Director: Chito S. Roño | Starring: Christian Bables, Daria Ramirez, Nanding Josef | Genre(s): Drama. However, the next time Lio met Shana in the coffee shop where she worked and then again on the street, he always failed to recognize her, much to Shana's annoyance. One day they meet and connect, at first purely on a business level. It’s fitting that superstar singer Sarah Geronimo plays “Audrey”—she steals the show and has great chemistry with her fellow actors. Sid is a hotshot and ruthless stock broker, who did … Their unusual relationship and living conditions lent itself as diverting and interesting comic relief. This led to an intricate whodunit, which involved virginal escorts, suave pimps, rotten cops, elegant socialites, lusty DOM judges, among a web of other shady personalities. Updated on August 26, 2020 by Asher Fergusson The Philippines is a unique country with a fascinating culture born from a mix of influences from invading countries throughout time. 18. “Aurora” by Yam Laranas The seventh movie starring the famous “KathNiel” (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) love team, The Hows of Us is the highest-grossing movie of all time (so far) in the Philippines. “Through Night and Day” by Veronica Velasco One day, while waiting for the bus, the distraught Fely was drawn to enter the Forever Young photo studio because it displayed a photo of her favorite actress Audrey Hepburn in its window. Join our 20K+ followers on Facebook and Twitter. If war and history are more your thing, look no further than Goyo: The Boy General. 45:44. “Meet Me in St. Gallen” by Irene Villamor, 15. By some miracle, she literally did. As they fight for the ownership of a house they invested in together, the two grapple with their past love, dark parts included. 12. Exes Baggage strays from many Filipino romance movies by avoiding clichéd themes and overly melodramatic playwriting. 13. From Filipino film and language, to Filipino food and culture, the influence of Spanish, American, and Chinese cultures is impossible to miss. Director: Joyce Bernal | Starring: Sarah Geronimo, Xian Lim, James Reid | Genre(s): Music, Comedy, Fantasy, Family. Our second best Pinoy movie of 2018 gets a bit more artistic. Among all the supporting actors, the most memorable were Nanding Josef and Daria Ramirez as Intoy’s parents. With solid cinematography and decent screenwriting, The Hows of Us makes its mark as the best Pinoy movie of 2018. Jun 25, 2019 - Explore Gina Suyang's board "Pinoy movies" on Pinterest. In this action … Director: Ruel S. Bayani | Starring: Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay, Paulo Avelino | Genre(s): Romance, Drama. The film also explores the topic of homosexuality with great intricacy, taking care to explore different perspectives on the matter whilst still remaining thoughtful.