I wanna share some of my favorite Tagalog Love Story movies!
A Love Story
What if you met the woman you wanted to make your wife after you
married someone else?
Ian Montes (Aga Muhlach) is a picture of success. Despite being a son of a
shipping tycoon, Ian refused to just ride in his father’s empire. He built his
own real estate company and earned his first million at a very young age.
He never looked back since then. Driven by his ambition to become better,
if not as good as his father, Ian managed to make it on his own.
But behind all the glory is a man yearning for love and recognition.
Wounded from the abandonment of their mother when he was 17 and
desperate for his father’s approval, Ian longed for someone who can and will
love him unconditionally. And he felt this twice when he met two women
who would change his life forever – Joanna (Maricel Soriano) and Karyn
Joanna Villanueva is a picture of quiet confidence and success. Healing from
a heartbreak caused by an errant ex-husband, Joanna found love again when
she rescued Ian from a waterskiing accident in La Union. Being a doctor,
Joanna nurtured Ian and showered him with love and attention. With Joanna,
Ian found the home he sorely missed and a life of bliss he never thought he
could have. But there is also Karyn.
Karyn Torres is a flight stewardess he met when he once went to Macau for
a business trip. At 24, Karyn is the epitome of youthful sensuality and worldliness. With Karyn, every moment is filled with excitement and spontaneity. With Karyn, Ian found the life he’s always wanted.
And so Ian is left with a choice…
In the end, Ian, Joanna and Karyn learn – though in the most painful
ways – the true meaning of unconditional love and forgiveness.
Close To You
Manuel (John Lloyd) and Marian (Bea) have been best friends since they were kids. They are so close that they know each other’s secrets…well, almost. For the last last 16 years, Manuel never had the courage to tell Marian how much he loves her.
On the other hand, Marian sees Manuel as no more than her best friend. Marian’s greatest love has always been Lance (Sam), a classmate who protected her from bullies back in grade school. Ever since Lance and his family migrated abroad ten years ago, Marian never had the chance to establish contact with him again. The only thing that Marian knows is that Lance has become the lead singer of the new American rock band, Orion.
Good fortune smiles on Marian when Orion decides to tour the Philippines. Marian is intent on seeing Lance again, and she brings Manuel with her on a chase that brings them around the Philippines and abroad. Manuel believes that the whole chase is futile because a popular star like Lance will not remember a simple girl like Marian, but Marian does not believe him.
When Lance and Marian finally meet again, sparks fly between them. Manuel now has to decide – Will he let his best friend be happy with her Prince Charming, or will he fight for the love that has kept him alive for the last 16 years?
Pinoys are in every corner of the world, toiling as nurses in the US, maids in Hong Kong, caregivers in Canada, entertainers in Japan, factory workers in Taiwan, engineers and construction workers even in war-torn Iraq. Wherever there is work and good pay, there you will find him, leaving his home for the promise of a better and brighter future for his family. The Pinoy diaspora has given rise to this question:Where is home for the Filipino? The answer is simple. Home for the Pinoy is where he builds it, though it be in a dangerous place such as Iraq or in a haven such as Dubai.
Raffy and Andrew were orphaned as kids and had only each other to depend on.
Wanting a better future, Raffy has spent the last nine years of his life working in Dubai. His ultimate goal is to fulfill a lifelong dream : to eventually move to Canada, with his younger brother, Andrew, where their mother once worked. For the meantime, his job in a courier service company, keeps him in touch with and popular among Filipino overseas workers.
Until he sends for Andrew to also work in Dubai.
The Alvarez brothers are united. Andrew is mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the country, but more relieved to be finally with Raffy, his brother, provider and defender. And in the company of Raffy’s Filipino group of friends, he is well-received like family. Then Andrew meets Faye, one of Raffy’s many girlfriends in Dubai.
Faye and Andrew hit it off well in spite of their age difference. She becomes his guide, comfort and lover. Seeing the two however, Raffy realizes that he still and really loves Faye. Sacrificing his feelings for her feels more heavy than all the sweat and tears he had to live through in order to fend for Andrew all these years.
When Andrew discovers that his brother still loves Faye, conflict arises between the brothers, almost severing the ties that bind them, and threatening the achievement of their personal goals in Dubai. To make matters worse, Faye gets pregnant… (If the government learns of this, she will be imprisoned in a hospital.) In the end, what they choose and achieve are not as planned. But their experiences in Dubai lead to new beginnings in their lives.
Dubai is a touching, intimate story of is the story of two brothers, the woman who goes between them, and the sacrifices people make for their loved ones set in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai a modern-day paradise in the middle of the scorching Arabian desert, a haven for Filipino overseas workers.
My Big Love
Its not easy being fat, especially for Macky (Sam Milby) who is in love with a young socialite columnist named Niña (Kristine Hermosa). He has been her constant secret admirer, surprising Niña every time with cakes and flowers. Everything is going well until Niña meets Macky, who gets the shock of her life when she sees Macky in his 300-pound glory. Then comes Aira (Toni Gonzaga), the ever-vibrant fitness instructor who knows how to motivate her clients well. In the process of losing weight, the two gained love and affection for each other.
Two years pass and Macky is now one of the most sought after bachelors in town. Unfortunately, his heart is now owned by his ultimate fantasy – Niña. But an untimely encounter with Aira reminds Macky of his happy old days. Macky now has to choose who really is his big love – is it the woman he dreamt of all his life or is it the woman who loved him unconditionally?
One More Chance
Will you change that love or love the change?
Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) have been together forever.
Their love story started when they met as students in the university. Popoy was taking up Engineering while Basha was a freshman in Architecture. They have been inseparable ever since – they did everything together may it be eating, studying or attending parties.
Their families loved them, they shared friends, they eventually worked in the same firm and their life plans revolved around each other. There is no Popoy without a Basha and vice versa.
In short, they were certain that they will get married someday and build a home together -literally and figuratively. Architect Basha will design and plan their dream house while
Engineer Popoy will be the one to build it. Everything is perfect. At least that is what Popoy thinks.
Popoy and Basha struggle whether to hold on or move on.
This story follows the journey of naive Lino (Piolo Pascual) as he searches for his missing wife in Italy. He comes across Jenny (Claudine Barretto), an imposing figure in the Filipino community of migrant workers, whose dreams of grandeur have clouded her need for personal relationships.
In a desperate quest and game of survival, the two find refuge and affirmation in each other. What started as a mentor-protégé relationship, Lino and Jenny’s partnership evolves beautifully into a self-consuming love affair. Until these two are put to a test. Reality bites as the land changes everything.
In the end, it matters not for Lino that he finds his wife for he has found himself. And alas, it matters not for Jenny that she sacrifices for love, for she has learned to give, in order to live again.
A Very Special Love
John Lloyd plays Miggy of the Montenegro clan, the owner of several businesses including a publishing firm that he manages. Sarah plays Laida, the breadwinner of her family. She is hired as an editorial assistant for one of Miggy’s magazines named Bachelor. Miggy decides to make Laida his own personal assistant and even forces her to pretend to be his girlfriend during an event. Pretty soon, Laida’s dedication to her job and the special attention that she receives from the big boss catches the attention of the other employees.
She becomes the butt of jokes and gossip within the office. Is it possible for someone like her to fall in love with a guy who is a snob and a braggart? A Very Special Love is about two young people from totally different backgrounds who discover that love truly knows no barriers.
More to add up!