What Are Some Popular Filipino Movies?


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Some of the most popular Filipino movies include "Sagot ng puso" from 1990, "Maria Went to Town!" from 1987, "Kid Kulafu" released in 2015 and "Ang nawawala" from 2012, according to IMDb. Each of these movies scored 8.4 to 8.5 out of 10 stars at IMDb.

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"Ang nawawala" was directed by Marie Jamora and stars Dominic Roco, Dawn Zulueta and Felix Roco. The movie tells the story of a young man named Gibson who returns to Manila after attending school abroad for several years. Gibson, who stopped speaking and communicating as a child, reconnects with an old friend upon his return to Manila. With inspiration provided by his old friend, Gibson begins to look at his life from a different perspective. He even takes a chance on romance, something he never considered in the past.

"Kid Kulafu," was directed by Paul Soriano and stars Cesar Montano as Sardo Pacquiao, Alessandra de Rossi as Dionisia Pacquiao and Robert "Buboy" Villar as Emmanuel, better known to the world as Manny Pacquiao. The movie tells the story of Manny Pacquiao's childhood, from his day-to-day existence with his poverty-stricken family in the mountains of the Philippines to his rise to super stardom in the world of professional boxing.

Additional popular Filipino movies with a rating of 8.3 out of 10 stars include "Laman," "Dynamite Fishing," "Sa North Division Road" and "Banaue: Stairway to the Sky."

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