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Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 6th, 2022, 9:12 pm
by Fergenaprido
There were 138 films voted by 24 participants.

Below are all the films that received at least 25 points.

Note: I've made a decision that going forward I will break ties in the Top lists (but not the runners-up or remaining films) by first looking at the highest ranking, then the number of ballots. I have to do this manually, though, so please point out if I ever make a mistake. This means that for this poll, which again has a tie for #20, Barber's Tales edges out Turumba for the final spot on the Master List.

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
1 Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag [Manila in the Claws of Light] 1975 Lino Brocka 191.5 19 1 :imdb: 1,927 :ICM: 611 8
2 Insiang 1976 Lino Brocka 177.5 20 1 :imdb: 1,456 :ICM: 397 6
3 Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan [Norte, the End of History] 2013 Lav Diaz 109 8 1 :imdb: 2,079 :ICM: 346 4
4 Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino [Evolution of a Filipino Family] 2004 Lav Diaz 90 7 1 :imdb: 427 :ICM: 167 5
5 Tatlong taong walang Diyos [Three Godless Years] 1976 Mario O'Hara 80.5 7 2 :imdb: 141 :ICM: 64 2
6 Mababangong Bangungot [Perfumed Nightmare] 1977 Kidlat Tahimik 79 10 1 :imdb: 681 :ICM: 206 3
7 Mula sa kung ano ang noon [From What Is Before] 2014 Lav Diaz 76 6 3 :imdb: 728 :ICM: 150 3
8 Biyaya ng lupa [Blessings of the Land] 1959 Manuel Silos 67.5 5 1 :imdb: 100 :ICM: 44 2
9 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang [Weighed But Found Wanting] 1974 Lino Brocka 62.5 10 3 :imdb: 328 :ICM: 128 3
10 City After Dark [Manila by Night] 1980 Ishmael Bernal 52.5 5 3 :imdb: 180 :ICM: 67 2
11 Kinatay [The Execution of P] 2009 Brillante Mendoza 51 7 2 :imdb: 1,555 :ICM: 172 1
11 Ang babaeng humayo [The Woman Who Left] 2016 Lav Diaz 51 5 5 :imdb: 1,479 :ICM: 150 1
13 Imburnal [Sewer] 2008 Sherad Anthony Sanchez 49 4 1 :imdb: 61 :ICM: 31 1
13 Batch '81 1982 Mike De Leon 49 5 4 :imdb: 234 :ICM: 78 2
15 Oro, Plata, Mata [Gold, Silver, Death] 1982 Peque Gallaga 47.5 5 4 :imdb: 262 :ICM: 48 2
16 Florentina Hubaldo, CTE 2012 Lav Diaz 47 3 2 :imdb: 229 :ICM: 41 0
17 Anak dalita [Child of Sorrow] 1956 Lamberto V. Avellana 42.5 6 1 :imdb: 69 :ICM: 35 1
18 Melancholia 2008 Lav Diaz 40 4 3 :imdb: 481 :ICM: 845 2
19 Badjao [Badjao: The Sea Gypsies] 1957 Lamberto V. Avellana 33.5 3 2 :imdb: 57 :ICM: 29 1
20 Mga kuwentong barbero [Barber's Tales] 2013 Jun Lana 33 3 1 :imdb: 96 :ICM: 9 0
20 Turumba 1981 Kidlat Tahimik 33 4 6 :imdb: 93 :ICM: 38 1
22 Autohystoria 2007 Raya Martin 32 3 6 :imdb: 59 :ICM: 26 0
23 Buenas noches, España [Good Night, Spain] 2011 Raya Martin 30 2 5 :imdb: 89 :ICM: 25 0
24 Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak [Heremias: Book One - The Legend of the Lizard Princess] 2006 Lav Diaz 29 2 2 :imdb: 172 :ICM: 53 0
25 Serbis [Service] 2008 Brillante Mendoza 27 3 1 :imdb: 1,493 :ICM: 134 0
25 Kisapmata 1981 Mike De Leon 27 4 4 :imdb: 319 :ICM: 56 2
25 Umbilical Cord to Heaven 2020 Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan 27 2 7 :imdb: 5 :ICM: 2 0
28 Kung mangarap ka't magising [Moments in a Stolen Dream] 1977 Mike De Leon 25.5 2 6 :imdb: 72 :ICM: 13 1
29 How to Disappear Completely 2013 Raya Martin 25 3 2 :imdb: 58 :ICM: 19 0

Runners-up (20+ points or 3+ votes or #1 votes)
Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
30 Nunal sa tubig [A Speck in the Water] 1976 Ishmael Bernal 23 2 8 :imdb: 50 :ICM: 12 1
30 Birdshot 2016 Mikhail Red 23 2 2 :imdb: 853 :ICM: 31 0
32 Babae sa breakwater [Woman of Breakwater] 2003 Mario O'Hara 22.5 3 18 :imdb: 98 :ICM: 22 2
33 Sister Stella L. 1984 Mike De Leon 22 2 9 :imdb: 116 :ICM: 37 2
34 Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros [The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros] 2005 Auraeus Solito 21 2 1 :imdb: 1,549 :ICM: 100 1
35 Scorpio Nights 1985 Peque Gallaga 20.5 2 12 :imdb: 435 :ICM: 22 1
35 Relasyon [Affair] 1982 Ishmael Bernal 20.5 2 1 :imdb: 80 :ICM: 10 1
37 Cleaners 2019 Glenn Barit 20 1 1 :imdb: 109 :ICM: 14 0
38 Independencia [Independence] 2009 Raya Martin 19 3 11 :imdb: 232 :ICM: 87 1
38 Itim [The Rites of May] 1976 Mike De Leon 19 3 10 :imdb: 125 :ICM: 34 1
38 Batang West Side [West Side Avenue] 2001 Lav Diaz 19 1 2 :imdb: 175 :ICM: 36 1
41 Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? [This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now?] 1976 Eddie Romero 18.5 2 6 :imdb: 113 :ICM: 17 1
41 Silip [Daughters of Eve] 1985 Elwood Perez 18.5 3 5 :imdb: 840 :ICM: 62 0
50 Lola [Grandmother] 2009 Brillante Mendoza 16.5 3 4 :imdb: 873 :ICM: 103 1
52 Magnifico 2003 Maryo J. de los Reyes 15.5 2 1 :imdb: 577 :ICM: 49 1
53 Ang tatay kong nanay [My Father, My Mother] 1978 Lino Brocka 15 3 4 :imdb: 79 :ICM: 25 1
57 Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore 2014 Khavn 13 4 4 :imdb: 435 :ICM: 91 2
64 Lumaban ka, Satanas [The Killing of Satan] 1983 Efren C. Piñon 12 4 10 :imdb: 415 :ICM: 82 1
91 Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember 2016 Khavn 7 1 1 :imdb: 131 :ICM: 27 0
Films that received 1st place votes
3 #1 Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag - filmbantha, Mario Gaborović, Melvelet
3 #2 Insiang - ororama, sol, TraverseTown
3 #4 Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino - insomnius, joachimt, OldAle1
2 #3 Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan - Leopardi, Traveller
2 #13 Imburnal - beavis, lineuphere
2 #25 Serbis - Mysterious Dude, Y U M E
1 #6 Mababangong Bangungot - Gordon_Gekko
1 #8 Biyaya ng lupa - RogerTheMovieManiac88
1 #20 Mga kuwentong barbero - zzzorf
1 #34 Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros - Fergenaprido
1 #37 Cleaners - airdolll
1 #52 Magnifico - Caracortada
1 #91 Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember - zomgmouse

2 - unranked - Angel Glez, cayado-coro

Directors with multiple films in the Top 29
7 Lav Diaz
3 Lino Brocka
3 Mike De Leon
3 Raya Martin
2 Brillante Mendoza
2 Kidlat Tahimik
2 Lamberto V. Avellana

Breakdown by Decade
1890s
1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s 3
1960s
1970s 6
1980s 5
1990s
2000s 7
2010s 7
2020s 1

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 6th, 2022, 9:13 pm
by Fergenaprido
Here are the results as an icm list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/
Here is the master list with the top 20 from each poll: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/

Our last Southest Asian Forum Poll was held in April 2018. Here's our Top 51 compared to the previous poll. There are a few notable films that have jumped up or entered the results since then, either due to restorations being released, or someone advocating for them on the forum. The adoption of the official Filipino list also contributed to increased support across the board.

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Forum Poll Difference
1 Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag [Manila in the Claws of Light] 1975 Lino Brocka 5 △ 4
2 Insiang 1976 Lino Brocka 10 △ 8
3 Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan [Norte, the End of History] 2013 Lav Diaz 9 △ 6
4 Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino [Evolution of a Filipino Family] 2004 Lav Diaz 18 △ 14
5 Tatlong taong walang Diyos [Three Godless Years] 1976 Mario O'Hara 57 △ 52
6 Mababangong Bangungot [Perfumed Nightmare] 1977 Kidlat Tahimik 14 △ 8
7 Mula sa kung ano ang noon [From What Is Before] 2014 Lav Diaz 21 △ 14
8 Biyaya ng lupa [Blessings of the Land] 1959 Manuel Silos 164 △ 156
9 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang [Weighed But Found Wanting] 1974 Lino Brocka 22 △ 13
10 City After Dark [Manila by Night] 1980 Ishmael Bernal 55 △ 45
11 Ang babaeng humayo [The Woman Who Left] 2016 Lav Diaz 25 △ 14
11 Kinatay [The Execution of P] 2009 Brillante Mendoza 49 △ 38
13 Imburnal [Sewer] 2008 Sherad Anthony Sanchez 97 △ 84
13 Batch '81 1982 Mike De Leon #N/A --
15 Oro, Plata, Mata [Gold, Silver, Death] 1982 Peque Gallaga 47 △ 32
16 Florentina Hubaldo, CTE 2012 Lav Diaz 52 △ 36
17 Anak dalita [Child of Sorrow] 1956 Lamberto V. Avellana 106 △ 89
18 Melancholia 2008 Lav Diaz 53 △ 35
19 Badjao [Badjao: The Sea Gypsies] 1957 Lamberto V. Avellana #N/A --
20 Turumba 1981 Kidlat Tahimik 44 △ 24
20 Mga kuwentong barbero [Barber's Tales] 2013 Jun Lana #N/A --
22 Autohystoria 2007 Raya Martin 51 △ 29
23 Buenas noches, España [Good Night, Spain] 2011 Raya Martin 166 △ 143
24 Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak [Heremias: Book One - The Legend of the Lizard Princess] 2006 Lav Diaz 71 △ 47
25 Kisapmata 1981 Mike De Leon 178 △ 153
25 Umbilical Cord to Heaven 2020 Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan #N/A --
25 Serbis [Service] 2008 Brillante Mendoza 81 △ 56
28 Kung mangarap ka't magising [Moments in a Stolen Dream] 1977 Mike De Leon #N/A --
29 How to Disappear Completely 2013 Raya Martin 157 △ 128
30 Nunal sa tubig [A Speck in the Water] 1976 Ishmael Bernal #N/A --
30 Birdshot 2016 Mikhail Red 184 △ 154
32 Babae sa breakwater [Woman of Breakwater] 2003 Mario O'Hara #N/A --
33 Sister Stella L. 1984 Mike De Leon #N/A --
34 Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros [The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros] 2005 Auraeus Solito #N/A --
35 Scorpio Nights 1985 Peque Gallaga 237 △ 202
35 Relasyon [Affair] 1982 Ishmael Bernal #N/A --
37 Cleaners 2019 Glenn Barit #N/A --
38 Independencia [Independence] 2009 Raya Martin #N/A --
38 Itim [The Rites of May] 1976 Mike De Leon #N/A --
38 Batang West Side [West Side Avenue] 2001 Lav Diaz 70 △ 32
41 Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? [This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now?] 1976 Eddie Romero #N/A --
41 Silip [Daughters of Eve] 1985 Elwood Perez 63 △ 22
43 Bakit dilaw ang gitna ng bahag-hari? [Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?/Why Is the Middle of the Rainbow Yellow?] 1994 Kidlat Tahimik #N/A --
43 Captive 2012 Brillante Mendoza #N/A --
43 Misteryo sa tuwa [Joyful Mystery] 1984 Abbo Dela Cruz #N/A --
46 Jaguar 1979 Lino Brocka #N/A --
47 Virgin People 1984 Celso Ad. Castillo #N/A --
47 Sa Maynila [In Manila] 1989 Mike Alcazaren, Alan Hilario, Ricky Orellana, Josephine Atienza #N/A --
47 Tirador [Slingshot] 2007 Brillante Mendoza #N/A --
50 Lola [Grandmother] 2009 Brillante Mendoza 145 △ 95
51 Bayaning 3rd World [Third World Hero] 2000 Mike De Leon 152 △ 101


And the remaining Filipino films from the forum poll that didn't make the Top 51 this time.
Spoiler
Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking
41 Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore 2014 57
62 Mga anak ng unos [Storm Children: Book One] 2014 70
66 Orapronobis [Fight for Us] 1989 69
72 The Road 2011 #N/A
73 Lumaban ka, Satanas [The Killing of Satan] 1983 64
91 Himala [Miracle] 1982 64
92 Siglo ng pagluluwal [Century of Birthing] 2011 103
131 The Beast of the Yellow Night 1971 #N/A
135 Tatlo, dalawa, isa [Three, Two, One] 1974 70
137 Brides of Blood [Brides of Death] 1968 #N/A
156 Black Mama White Mama [Chained Women] 1973 123
167 Ars colonia 2011 131
187 Ma' Rosa 2016 85
188 Foster Child 2007 #N/A
189 Burlesk Queen 1977 70
195 Graceland 2012 57
196 On the Job 2013 #N/A
226 Terror Is a Man [Creature from Blood Island] 1959 #N/A
230 A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino 1965 131
233 For Y'ur Height Only 1981 85
Comparison with Pinoy Rebyu's 100 Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time, our official Filipino list
Spoiler
Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking
1 Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag [Manila in the Claws of Light] 1975 1
2 Himala [Miracle] 1982 64
3 Kisapmata 1981 25
4 City After Dark 1980 10
5 Oro, plata, mata 1982 15
6 Biyaya ng lupa [Blessings of the Land] 1959 8
7 Insiang 1976 2
8 Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? [This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now?] 1976 41
9 Batch '81 1982 13
10 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang [Weighed But Found Wanting] 1974 9
11 Mababangong Bangungot [Perfumed Nightmare] 1977 6
12 Itim [The Rites of May] 1976 38
13 Batang West Side [West Side Avenue] 2001 38
14 Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino [Evolution of a Filipino Family] 2004 4
15 Nunal sa tubig [A Speck in the Water] 1976 30
16 Burlesk Queen 1977 70
17 Anak dalita [Child of Sorrow] 1956 17
18 Orapronobis [Fight for Us] 1989 69
19 Kakabakaba ka ba? [Will Your Heart Beat Faster?] 1980 109
20 Karnal [Of the Flesh] 1983 55
21 Tatlong taong walang Diyos [Three Godless Years] 1976 5
22 Moral 1982 123
23 Genghis Khan 1950 70
24 Scorpio Nights 1985 35
25 Bayaning 3rd World [Third World Hero] 2000 51
26 Sister Stella L. 1984 33
27 Magnifico 2003 52
28 Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros [The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros] 2005 34
29 Kinatay [The Execution of P] 2009 11
30 Tuhog [Larger Than Life] 2001 #N/A
31 Kubrador [The Bet Collector] 2006 #N/A
32 Bagets 1984 #N/A
33 Babae sa Breakwater [Woman of Breakwater] 2003 32
34 Pagputi ng uwak... Pag-itim ng tagak 1978 #N/A
35 Badjao [Badjao: The Sea Gypsies] 1957 19
36 Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto [Death in the Land of Encantos] 2007 57
37 Aguila 1980 #N/A
38 Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim [Bayan Ko] 1984 57
39 Oliver 1983 114
40 Ang tatay kong nanay [My Father, My Mother] 1978 53
41 Kung mangarap ka't magising [Moments in a Stolen Dream] 1977 28
42 Salawahan 1979 #N/A
43 Relasyon [Affair] 1982 35
44 Hinugot sa langit 1985 #N/A
45 The Moises Padilla Story 1961 #N/A
46 Bona 1980 #N/A
47 El filibusterismo [The Subversive] 1962 #N/A
48 A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino 1965 131
49 Malvarosa 1958 91
50 Ang damgo ni Eleuteria [The Dream of Eleuteria] 2010 #N/A
51 Thy Womb 2012 #N/A
52 Noli me t·ngere 1961 82
53 Broken Marriage 1983 #N/A
54 Bulaklak sa City Jail [Flowers of the City Jail] 1984 70
55 Todo todo teros 2006 131
56 Salome 1981 #N/A
57 Working Girls 1984 #N/A
58 Lola [Grandmother] 2009 50
59 Ang magpakailanman 1982 #N/A
60 Misteryo sa tuwa [Joyful Mystery] 1984 43
61 Independencia 2009 38
62 JosÈ Rizal 1998 56
63 Haplos [The House in the Woods] 1982 114
64 Riles [Life on the Tracks] 2003 #N/A
65 Ang ninanais [Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song] 2010 #N/A
66 Miguelito: Batang rebelde [Miguelito] 1985 #N/A
67 Sibak [Midnight Dancers] 1994 103
68 Juan Tamad Goes to Congress 1959 #N/A
69 Shake, Rattle & Roll 1984 #N/A
70 Anak 2000 #N/A
71 Luksang tagumpay 1956 #N/A
72 Confessional 2007 #N/A
73 Ang kabiyak 1980 #N/A
74 Huling balyan ng buhi [The Woven Stories of the Other] 2006 #N/A
75 Now Showing 2008 64
76 Bulaklak ng Maynila 1999 #N/A
77 Huwag Mo Akong Limutin 1960 #N/A
78 Tirador [Slingshot] 2007 47
79 Biyaheng lupa [Soliloquy] 2009 #N/A
80 Sisa 1951 #N/A
81 Lucia 1992 #N/A
82 Maicling pelicula naÒg ysaÒg Indio Nacional [A Short Film About the Indio Nacional] 2005 85
83 Pare ko [Pare Ko] 1995 #N/A
84 Milagros 1997 #N/A
85 Palabra de honor 1983 #N/A
86 Laman 2002 #N/A
87 One More Chance 2007 #N/A
88 Pagdating sa dulo [At the Top] 1971 #N/A
89 Tag-ulan sa tag-araw 1975 99
90 Temptation Island 1980 #N/A
91 Puting Paalam [White Funeral] 1997 70
92 Cain at Abel [Cain and Abel] 1982 70
93 Ang pinakamagandang hayop sa balat ng lupa [The Most Beautiful Animal in the World] 1974 #N/A
94 Sanda Wong 1955 #N/A
95 Ina ka ng anak mo 1979 #N/A
96 Dahas [Rage] 1995 #N/A
97 Nagalit ang buwan sa haba ng gabi [A Tired, Angry Moon on a Restless Night] 1983 #N/A
98 Pila-balde [Fetch a Pail of Water] 1999 #N/A
99 Emily 1960 #N/A
100 Tanging yaman [A Change of Heart] 2000 #N/A
Comparison with the Luna Award for Best Filipino Pictures, the equivalent of the Oscars in the Philippines
Spoiler
Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking
1 Batch '81 1982 13
2 Pieta 1983 #N/A
3 Sister Stella L. 1984 33
4 Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim [Bayan Ko] 1984 57
5 Gabi na, kumander 1986 #N/A
6 Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig? 1987 #N/A
7 Boy Negro 1988 #N/A
8 Bilangin ang bituin sa langit 1989 #N/A
9 Gumapang ka sa lusak [Dirty Affair] 1990 #N/A
10 Ipagpatawad mo 1991 #N/A
11 Ikaw pa lang ang minahal [Only You] 1992 #N/A
12 Masahol pa sa hayop 1993 #N/A
13 Pangako ng kahapon [Yesterday's Promise] 1994 #N/A
14 The Flor Contemplacion Story 1995 #N/A
15 Hangga't may hininga 1996 #N/A
16 Eseng ng Tondo 1997 #N/A
17 Bata bata paano ka ginawa? [Lea's Story] 1998 #N/A
18 Bulaklak ng Maynila 1999 #N/A
19 Tanging yaman [A Change of Heart] 2000 #N/A
20 Abakada... Ina 2001 #N/A
21 Lapu-Lapu 2002 #N/A
22 Magnifico 2003 52
23 Aishite imasu (Mahal kita) 1941 2004 #N/A
24 Blue Moon 2006 #N/A
25 Kasal, kasali, kasalo 2006 #N/A
26 A Love Story 2007 #N/A
27 Baler 2008 #N/A
28 Emir 2010 #N/A
29 Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story 2011 #N/A
30 El Presidente 2012 #N/A
31 Heneral Luna 2015 #N/A
32 Die Beautiful 2016 #N/A
33 Ang larawan [The Portrait] 2017 #N/A
34 Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral 2018 #N/A
35 Mindanao 2019 #N/A

The Host's Hot Take
Brocka reigns supreme, taking the top two spots by a large margin, though the top film switched places a few times as ballots came in. Further down the ballots, though, Lav Diaz dominates. Blessings of the Land and Batch '81 are also big winners, with the former getting 5 votes, 3 of which I think came in the last two weeks from people newly watching the film for this poll, and the latter not getting a single vote in the forum poll 4 years ago but getting 5 here and cracking the Top 20. The Pinoy Rebyu list had a big influence in the bottom half of the results, with a number of films on that list showing up solely because the films were located and shared after they appeared on the newly official list (especially the short ones). I imagine more will be restored (and subtitled) in the next few years, so the next time we run this poll I expect a lot of changes. The good spread of films voted #1 was also nice, and I'm glad Service just made it in with #1, #1, and #4 votes. The Luna Award winners, on the other hand, barely made a dent here, showing that what Filipino Academy members enjoy don't seem to be the films that forum members are exploring (assuming they're even available with subtitles). Lastly, it seems like there was a big drop in the quality and quantity of filmmaking in Philippines in the 1990s, with the top film from that decade coming in at #43; this mirrors trends I've seen in other SEA countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, so I wonder if there was something bigger at play

Calculating the results as the ballot came in, I noticed that from 5 to ~20 ballots, the number of films that crossed the threshold was roughly equal to the number of ballots. We'll see if this holds true for Senegal, but it seems that as long as we 20-25 ballots in a poll, we'll be able to come up with a viable list.

Next up: Senegal, then Japan

Edit: Also, 5 nominated films weren't on icm yet, so if you saw them you can now check them:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/pilipinas/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/sa+maynila/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/parola/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/summer+love-1981/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/hubad/

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 2:34 am
by zzzorf
Really happy my watch of Barber's Tales last month was enough to make it scrape into the top 20. A sure fire 500<400 once a few more people watch it.

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 5:58 am
by beavis
Interesting results Fergenaprido!

I've seen 19/29 from the list, with Blessings of the Land the highest unseen
Barber's Tales and Serbis are the two I've been looking forward to the most for a while now, but this country was not really in my plans at the moment, just glad they made this list so their promise still holds up.

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 7:00 am
by Y U M E
Thanks for hosting. I've seen 13/29 and highest unseen is Three Godless Years (#5).

It seems we have to see our mutual #1's soon, beavis!

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 8:08 am
by RogerTheMovieManiac88
I'm thrilled to see 'Blessings of the Land' and 'Three Godless Years' crack the top 10! Two of the most remarkable and memorable films of my 2022 thus far.

The absence of any films from the 1990s is indeed noticeable. I think that might have been the decade (picking up from the mid-80s or so) where rom-coms/love teams really took over the country's film output, and they generally don't travel well or make much of an outside impression.

I'm looking forward to seeing more from Diaz. I watched my first from him for this poll and found it an extraordinary and profound experience.

Lovely, intriguing results; I'm eager to watch more from the Philippines!

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 2:59 pm
by OldAle1
Thanks as usual ferg. I've seen 19/29 - but it breaks down to 17 of the top 20 and only 2 of the bottom 9. 3 unseen Lav Diaz monstrosities, all of which I have - and I badly wanted to make time for Heremias over the past week but, eh, just wasn't in the mood. And I have two of the others, and I haven't heard of a couple - which is cool. Have to do some investigating.

Glad to see that Diaz and Brocka didn't shut out everything else from the top 5, and O'Hara's film is a worthy one - hope to get to see a better copy some day. Disappointed that mine was the only vote for Batang West Side but I think there were only terrible copies available when I saw it, and though I believe there's something better now, well, it's still 5 hours that people have to make time for.

Also glad that I made time for Brillante Mendoza over the past few days; while none of his films made me change my list, I was at least impressed enough with the third I saw, Kinatay, that I look forward to seeing more (the first two were a bit iffy in many respects).

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 5:16 pm
by Rufus-T
Well, Manila in the Claws of Light and Insiang did not need my support anyway, lol. I just got The Woman Who Left from Netlfix, a very long 4 hrs. movie. Will watch it soon.

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 5:45 pm
by Fergenaprido
Rufus-T wrote: September 7th, 2022, 5:16 pm Well, Manila in the Claws of Light and Insiang did not need my support anyway, lol. I just got The Woman Who Left from Netlfix, a very long 4 hrs. movie. Will watch it soon.
Yeah, I expected both to do well, but not to dominate entirely. They both appeared on ~80% of all ballots, which might be the highest percentages of any films in this project thus far. But Filipino cinema is deep enough that we were still able to produce a decent-sized list, IMO.

Re: Country Poll: Philippines [RESULTS]

Posted: September 7th, 2022, 8:46 pm
by airdolll
Thank you Ferg! Very happy for Blessings of the Land, Batch 81 and Barber's Tales. I wasn't familiar with Filipino cinema during the 50s at all, so it was great to explore that. I will echo what OldAle said in the nominations thread; the strong concern for national history and the abundance of political cinema is something I find very appealing too. A very beautiful sense of community and solidarity in many of these films also.
On a similar note, wish I had watched some national favorites like Heneral Luna or some of the José Rizal films, Bayaning 3rd World specifically sounds very good. I will try to eventually catch up with Diaz... but that will happen slowly for sure.