Top 10 awesome movies like Birhen ng Manaoag that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Birhen ng Manaoag and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Ben Yalung, Jodi Sta. Maria and Eddie Garcia . Here goes the list -

  1. Casket for Hire
  2. Sisid
  3. My Neighbor's Wife
  4. I'll Be There
  5. Mother Nanny
  6. Kahapon, may dalawang bata
  7. The Seventies
  8. Bakat
  9. Sa North Diversion Road
  10. I Love You Goodbye
  1. Casket for Hire

    Casket for Hire

    Ataul for Rent is a narrative social satire movie depicting the lives of the slum dwellers of "Kalyehong Walang Lagusan", a very narrow, congested, miserable alley/compound in a typical squatter's area. The story revolves around the lives of a live-in couple who owns a small-time funeral parlor renting out coffins of four different sizes, small, medium, large and extra small. Guido, the owner, doubles as the embalmer, while his partner, Pining, does the make-up and uses the same implements for both the dead and the living and is the jueteng kubrador of the neighborhood. Gossipers, gamblers, drunkards, drug addicts, ex-convicts, prostitutes, snatchers and other notorious characters regularly hang out in the funeral wake/s of the alley either drinking alcohol, in the gaming table, or just gossiping around. These personalities, having been born and growing up in this kind of environment, see themselves as having the right to abuse their own bodies and cause untold miseries to others. These same people do not believe in God but eventually will call on Him in the midst of their deathbeds. The story progresses with rental use of three coffins because of the deaths, one after the other, of Tale, the shabu-user mother of a drunkard son who loves her so much; Moises, a professional thief who was killed/salvaged by the police and was a husband to a nagging wife with three kids; and Andoy, an addict whose brother Danny is a call boy con snatcher and whose gambling laundry woman mother Aling Carmen became insane after Andoy was killed by a drug lord and gang leader. The narrative is told through the eyes of the neighborhood hobo, Batul, whose pure heart and innocence witnesses all the daily drama, miseries and evil deeds unfolding within the alley. The compound became a haven for scums and other no-good doers and has become a threat to the community and its authorities. Eventually, all houses were demolished in a violent manner that ends the aberrant activities and injustices of the people towards other people, and on the same site, a new church will be constructed...and a new hope.

    This movie, created by Neal Buboy Tan, Joel Torre and Jaclyn Jose, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Sisid

    Sisid

    This movie, created by Joey Romero, Raymond Bagatsing and Rodel Velayo, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. My Neighbor's Wife

    My Neighbor's Wife

    This Filipino story is about two couples who are best friends and the emotional ups and downs they go through when faced with marital infidelity. In a nutshell, conflict ensues when Jasmine decides to break up with her husband Bullet because of his one night stand with Giselle, a mistake that also rips apart Giselle's marriage with Aaron. This story tackles what happens when couples break up.

    This movie, created by Jun Lana, Dennis Trillo and Lovi Poe, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. I'll Be There

    I'll Be There

    Scarred from her father leaving fifteen years ago, the New York-based Maximina dela Cerna (KC Concepcion) meets her father Poch (Gabby Concepcion) in the Philippines to claim her inheritance left by her mom, in order to make her dreams in New York come true. But Poch, hoping to reconnect with his daughter, asks her to live with him in Sta. Elena for thirty days before giving her what she needs. Though unable to stand her father, Maxi is left with no choice but to agree. It is in Sta. Elena that Maxi meets Tommy (Jericho Rosales), the fun-loving single father who gives Maxi his frank but insightful opinions about Maxi's angst towards her father. Through this, Maxi learns to open herself to seeing Poch in a new light, allowing for them to close off their past wounds and start again. But as they slowly learn to become father and daughter to each other again, will Maxi be able to give up her aspirations to live with her father? Will Poch be able to let go of the daughter he waited so long to be with? After leaving, and being left behind, does one ever stop knowing how to love?

    This movie, created by Maryo J. de los Reyes, Gabby Concepcion and KC Concepcion, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Mother Nanny

    Mother Nanny

    Norma (Maricel Soriano) straddles between being a mother to Ruby (Tala Santos) and being a nanny to her employer's daughter, Louise (Erika Oreta). Norma left her daughter in the province to be a nanny to another person's daughter. An emergency forces Norma to bring Ruby with her to Manila and her employer is kind enough to accept Ruby in the household. However, Louise (Erika Oreta), the daughter of Norma's employer, competes with Ruby for Norma's affection. Now, Norma has to balance her love and attention for the two special people in her life: her daughter and her ward.

    This movie, created by Pablo Biglang-awa, Maricel Soriano and Sunshine Cruz, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Kahapon, may dalawang bata

    Kahapon, may dalawang bata

    This movie, created by Carlos Siguion-Reyna, Ara Mina and Tonton Gutierrez, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. The Seventies

    The Seventies

    A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.

    This movie, created by Chito S. Roño, Vilma Santos and Christopher De Leon, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

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  8. Bakat

    Bakat

    Annie, an alluring lady, catches the eye of old widower Leoncio. The old man marries her after a short period of acquaintance. Leoncio's son Robert and daughter Marites disapprove of their father's single-handed decision, leading to a conflict that causes the old man's fatal heart attack. After Leoncio's death, Robert feels terribly sorry for Annie especially when he discovers that she is suffering from schizophrenia. Soon, Annie's condition helps Leoncio's children realize the essence of a family.

    This movie, created by Francis Posadas, Rodel Velayo and Diana Zubiri, scores 5.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Sa North Diversion Road

    Sa North Diversion Road

    A man and a woman play ten different characters in ten scenes, all of which take place in a car traveling along the North Diversion Road. Together, they go on a journey to self-discovery, summing up everything we know about love and redemption.

    This movie, created by Dennis Marasigan, John Arcilla and Irma Adlawan, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. I Love You Goodbye

    I Love You Goodbye

    Lizelle Jimenez, a simple woman, caught in between Adrian, the man who showers her with love and wealth, and Gary, the man who lets her experience love and freedom. Who will Lizelle choose?

    This movie, created by Laurice Guillen, Gabby Concepcion and Angelica Panganiban, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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