Top 10 awesome movies like Nagbabagang luha that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Nagbabagang luha 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 Ishmael Bernal, Lorna Tolentino and Gabby Concepcion . Here goes the list -

  1. Pahiram ng isang umaga
  2. Relasyon
  3. Kontrobersyal
  4. Hinugot sa langit
  5. City After Dark
  6. Magdusa ka!
  7. Diliryo
  8. Natutulog pa ang diyos?
  9. Harvest Home
  10. Santa santita
  1. Pahiram ng isang umaga

    Pahiram ng isang umaga

    Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga revolves around Juliet (Vilma Santos) who found herself struggling against an ever-escalating series of problems. A determined single parent, she manages to raise a child while remaining successful in her career as an advertising executive. Everything in her life seems to go well until she is diagnosed with a terminal disease. For her son's sake and without revealing her condition, she is forced to resolve her most important life relations: rekindling first her connections with her parents, and then with the very man who fathered her son. In the twilight of her life, she meets and falls in love with a beleaguered artist Ariel (Eric Quizon) who is constantly depressed and perpetually contemplating suicide. She slowly loses her health but unknowingly reawakens Ariel desire to live, and they both engage in a meaningful affair - one that makes each day they live through together more meaningful than the last.

    This movie, created by Ishmael Bernal, Vilma Santos and Gabby Concepcion, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  2. Relasyon

    Relasyon

    The story follows the trials of a woman as she risks to build a meaningful relationship with a married man despite the different hurdles that abound.

    This movie, created by Ishmael Bernal, Vilma Santos and Christopher De Leon, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Kontrobersyal

    Kontrobersyal

    KONTROBERSYAL is one of the classic masterpieces of acclaimed stage and film director, Lino Brocka in the historical period of the 80's. A story set in the glitter and glamour of showbiz world. Behind the bright lights, fabulous costumes and larger than life sets, real lives are broken and shattered for the hunger of fame and the thirst for money. Carina Daluz (played by Gina Alajar) was blinded by the ill promise of success offered by her producer Mers Madsen (played by Charo Santos). Her walk toward the path to stardom entailed her sanity and corrupted her soul. Her innocence was replaced by wickedness and her once good natured self, has become the demon that she feared. No love that is forever, no hope to discover for all the people living in KONTROBERSYAL.

    This movie, created by Lino Brocka, Phillip Salvador and Charo Santos-Concio, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Hinugot sa langit

    Hinugot sa langit

    The young unmarried but pregnant Carmen Castro (Maricel Soriano) informs her cousin Stella (Amy Austria) about her situation. Stella scoffs and recommends abortion. The father of the child, Jerry, also recommends abortion. Her over religious landlady Juling (Charito Solis), who is busy juggling her religious aims and her legal quarrel with the poor families illegally living in her land, however strongly suggests that she keeps the baby as killing it would be a sin against God. Carmen sees signs that would seemingly suggest an answer to her difficult decision. Her poor neighbors struggle for money to feed their children. She sees a physically malformed child vending goods outside the church. She loses her job at a financing company due to the struggling economy during that time. Carmen eventually decides to have an abortion in a deeply moving scene with close up shots of the cold steel utensils used by the doctor to undertake it. The cold steel of the abortion tools and the close up shots in turn attempt to emphasize the coldness of killing an unborn child.

    This movie, created by Ishmael Bernal, Maricel Soriano and Charito Solis, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. City After Dark

    City After Dark

    The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs and prostitution. The outstanding narrative explicitly unravels the various characters and episodes. This landmark film of Ishmael Bernal depicts the darkness of city life so vividly that it was once prohibited to use the word 'Manila' on its title.

    This movie, created by Ishmael Bernal, Charito Solis and Alma Moreno, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Magdusa ka!

    Magdusa ka!

    This movie, created by Eddie Garcia, Dina Bonnevie and Christopher De Leon, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Diliryo

    Diliryo

    This movie, created by Peque Gallaga, Jomari Yllana and Giselle G Töngi, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Natutulog pa ang diyos?

    Natutulog pa ang diyos?

    Everyone notices how different Andrew and Gillian looked from their respective sets of parents but no one really made a fuss about it. What is even more surprising is that the two never close with the families they grew up with. Instead, Gillian became more attached with Andrew's parents and Andrew felt the same about Gillian's parents. Little did they suspect that it was because Andrew and Gillian were switched at birth. Andrew's real father a poor family driver decided that Andrew would have a better life growing up with his rich bosses. So he made sure that only he and his wife Gina know that he switched babies when the two mothers gave at a provincial hospital. No amount of pleading from Gina would make him change his mind. Out of frustration, Gina resorted to maltreating Gillian. The latter found comforting arms in Marita, Andrew's mother. And later on with Mark a rich suitor. Jealous at Gillian's new found attention, Andrew decided to forced himself on Gillian. An act which would lead to revelation of the secret of their parentage.

    This movie, created by Lino Brocka, Lorna Tolentino and Gary Valenciano, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Harvest Home

    Harvest Home

    Set in a quiet, rural Filipino village, tale revolves around a sibling rivalry between Jacinta, a woman who appears to be the ultimate dutiful daughter and wife, and Clarita, her more beautiful sister, who left town a decade ago. Over the years, Jacinta has manipulated the entire community to believe that, despite being rejected by her father Arcadio and ignored by her mother Almeda, she has sacrificed her life for her parents as well as for her own hubby Peping. Tension builds when the more suave Clarita returns with her husband to confront her past - and to come to terms with her jealous, resentful sister. Flashbacks reveal dark, shattering secrets that eventually tear the family apart.

    This movie, created by Carlos Siguion-Reyna, Maricel Soriano and Snooky Serna, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes and Amazon Video.

  10. Santa santita

    Santa santita

    This film explores the theme of the biblical Magdalene - the prostitute who becomes a saint. This modern-day Magdalene story is about a very young and sinful girl who is suddenly confronted by the evil in her life when she receives the stigmata in her dreams.

    This movie, created by Laurice Guillen, Angelica Panganiban and Jericho Rosales, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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