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My Favorite Melodramas 😚✌️

22 films

My favorites from the genre that made me a cinephile. Not ranked, though the first five are especially dear to…

  • A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino
  • The Ruins
  • Kung Ako'y Mahal Mo
  • Sampung Libong Pisong Pag-ibig
  • Waray-Waray

Pre-1970s Pinoy Films Worth Seeing

19 films

See notes for links + some quick thoughts about each movie.

Filipino cinema is said to have gone through three…

  • 'Merika
  • Salome
  • Nakaw na Pag-ibig
  • Unsung Heroine
  • Emily

movies i want to watch so bad but can't find

7 films

if you know where to find any of these movies, pls tell me 😭✌️

not on the Letterboxd database: -…

  • A Woman of Affairs
  • Flesh and the Devil
  • They Drive by Night
  • Possessed
  • Double Indemnity
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • White Heat
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • They Live by Night
  • The Story of Temple Drake

noir and/or pre-code april

30 films

i'm graduating high school in a month, so i'm doing a pre-code + noir binge for my last hurrah lmfaooo

  • Kisapmata
  • Moments in a Stolen Dream
  • Aliwan Paradise
  • Batch '81
  • 3rd World Hero

RANKED: Mike de Leon

7 films

i really wanted to be that bitch whose favorite pinoy director is lino brocka/ishmael bernal, but well oops i'm gonna…

  • Soltera
  • Only You
  • Harvest Home
  • Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin
  • Filipinas

films where maricel soriano wonders why she's so unlovable and starts crying

5 films

movies where she goes "mahirap ba akong mahalin ?! kahit konting pagmamahal, di mo man lang mabigay sa'kin ?!" or…

  • Three Years Without God
  • Miracle
  • Minsan, May Isang Ina
  • Bona
  • Tinik sa Dibdib

Nora Aunor, ranked by how much she suffers

19 films

the filipino cinematic martyr herself, ranked by how much we make her suffer in each of her movies! check notes…

  • Edward
  • Anita's Last Cha-Cha
  • Insiang
  • Brutal
  • Manila by Night
  • Porco Rosso
  • The Wind Rises
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Farewell
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
  • Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang?
  • Moments in a Stolen Dream
  • The Apartment
  • Sabrina
  • Psycho
  • West Side Story
  • Bringing Up Baby

Old Hollywood Starter Pack

12 films

no it's not boring