Best new Filippino Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Filippino movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Jerrold Tarog, Roderick Cabrido & Lav Diaz Philippines's biggest directors?

In Europe, most cinephiles are familiar with Lav Diaz, the Filippino director known for his absurdly long movies. The archipelago has so much more to offer though. Scroll down and find out what!

New Filippino movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Citizen Jake

    DIRECTOR: Mike de Leon
    CAST: Luis Alandy Atom Araullo Dina Bonnevie

    Filipino director Mike de Leon is back with 'Citizen Jake', a thrilling film noir about a news reporter ending up in a dark web of corruption and lies. Read more

    RATING: 73/100

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  • The Season of the Devil

    DIRECTOR: Lav Diaz
    CAST: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Angel Aquino

    Shot in black and white and taking place during the Martial Law period, 'The Season of the Devil' is a musical from the director you least likely expect to shoot a musical: Lav Diaz. Read more

    RATING: 76/100

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Best Filippino movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Filippino movies

  • Wailings in the Forest

    DIRECTOR: Bagane Fiola
    CAST: Omeles Laglagan Ailyn Laglagan Vangelyn Panihao

    A unique insight into the life of the indigenous Matigsalog tribe and its struggle with the environment to preserve their authentic way of life. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 31st, 2017

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Best Filippino movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Filippino movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Woman Who Left

    DIRECTOR: Lav Diaz
    CAST: Charo Santos-Concio John Lloyd Cruz Michael De Mesa

    A story of love, betrayal and retribution; after spending thirty precious years of her life in captivity, a woman plans to exact revenge upon her ex-lover who was... Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 28th, 2016

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  • Mula sa kung ano ang noon

    DIRECTOR: Lav Diaz
    CAST: Perry Dizon Roeder Hazel Orencio

    The story is based in Philippines of 1972, where strange and spooky activities like, hacking of cows to death, reports of wailing from the forests, killing of men,... Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 12th, 2015

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  • How To Disappear Completely

    DIRECTOR: Raya Martin
    CAST: Shamaine Buencamino Nonie Buencamino Ness Roque

    A very unusual horror story that delves in a family troubled by a perennially drunkard father, a religious mother,and a young girl who is so perturbed by the affairs in... Read more

    RATING: 76/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 12th, 2013

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  • Children’s Show

    DIRECTOR: Roderick Cabrido
    CAST: Allen Dizon Gloria Sevilla Suzette Ranillo

    A shocking but real life story that reveals a cruel and gruesome face of society; the film depicts real life exploitation of children of ages 10-15 year,used in... Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 13th, 2015

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  • Busong

    DIRECTOR: Auraeus Solito
    CAST: Alessandra de Rossi Clifford Bañagale Dax Alejandro

    A strange story of a woman born with a strange condition; a woman is born with open wounds and they always stay so, thus her brother carries her around in a hammock... Read more

    RATING: 71/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 29th, 2012

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  • Sinapupunan

    DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza
    CAST: Nora Aunor Bembol Roco Lovi Poe

    The film displays a cruel irony of nature as a midwife who brings others children to the world is coping with her own infertility so her husband finds a surrogate mother... Read more

    RATING: 70/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 19th, 2013

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  • Death March

    DIRECTOR: Adolfo Alix Jr.
    CAST: Sam Milby Zanjoe Marudo Jason Abalos

    The movie is based on an unfortunate event of world warII; after its victory in the Battle of Bataan in 1942, Japanese army forced the Filipino and American prisoners of... Read more

    RATING: 60/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 8th, 2014

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