Entertainment Famous Film Directors from The Philippines

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List of famous film directors from Philippines, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Philippines has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Filipino directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Philippines and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items include Gregorio Fernandez, Paquito Diaz and many additional items as well.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Filipino directors?" and "Which directors are from Philippines?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Philippines in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Filipino directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Adolf Alix, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Chassis, Mater Dolorosa, Presa
Adolfo Alix, Jr. or Adolf Alix is a Filipino screenwriter and film director.

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Al Tantay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Juan & Ted: Wanted, Banyo Queen
Al Tantay is a Filipino film actor, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin, with whom he made several movies, including Rizza Jones, Showgirl, Love Affair, Wild Animals, and ...more

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Albert Martínez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Rosario
Albert Rivera Martinez is a Filipino actor and director.

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Ato Bautista is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Ato Bautista Cinco
Ato Bautista is a film director and screenwriter.

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Auraeus Solito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Tuli, Boy
Auraeus Solito is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Filipino filmmaker and indigenous peoples rights advocate who comes from a lineage of Shaman-Kings from the Palawan tribe but is ...more

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Ben Feleo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Humanap Ka ng Panget, John En Marsha Sa Probinsya, Binibining Tsuper-Man
Ben Feleo was a Filipino film director and screenwriters who directed more than forty films.

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Benito Bautista is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Benito Bautista Serenade
Benito Bautista is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Bobby A. Suarez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Bobby A. Suarez They Call Her Cleopatra Wong, Warriors of the Apocalypse, American Commandos
Roberto A. Suarez, commonly referred to as "Bobby" or "BAS", was a Filipino film producer, director and screenwriter. He had a very humble beginning. At an early age, he sold ...more

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Brian Ging is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
American Yearbook
Brian Ging is a film producer, director, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Brian Yuzna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Return of the Living Dead 3, Progeny, Faust: Love of the Damned
Brian Yuzna is a director, writer and producer who has been active within the independent horror genre for over thirty years. He is widely known as the producer behind Re-Animator, as well as ...more

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Brillante Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Pantasya, The Masseur, Summer Heat
Brillante Mendoza is a Filipino film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of ...more

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Carlo J. Caparas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Tirad Pass: The Story of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar, The Maggie dela Riva Story (God... Why Me?), Chavit
Magno "Carlo" Jose Caparas, widely known as Carlo J. Caparas, is a Filipino comic strip creator/writer-turned director and producer, who is best known for creating Filipino superheroes ...more

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Carlo Ledesma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Carlo Ledesma The Tunnel Movie, Food Matters
Carlo Ledesma is a Filipino film director, producer and screenwriter. Ledesma rose to fame when he won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Short Film at its annual Short Film Corner. Most ...more

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Carlos Padilla, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Carlos Padilla, Sr. Carinosa
Carlos Padilla, Sr was a Filipino Olympic boxer and actor. From a famous family of actors and politicians, he is the brother of actor José Padilla, Jr., father to international boxing ...more

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Carlos Vander Tolosa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Carlos Vander Tolosa Giliw Ko, Bituing Marikit, Bituing Marikit
Carlos Vander Tolosa is a film director and screenwriter.

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Cathy Garcia-Molina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Close to You, Forever and a Day, It Takes a Man and a Woman
Cathy Garcia-Molina is a Filipino film and television director. She has directed most romantic-comedy films distributed by Star Cinema. She has also directed a few TV series, which aired on ...more

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Celso Ad. Castillo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Brown Emmanuelle, Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara
Celso Ad. Castillo is a screenwriter, actor, and film director.

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Cesar Montano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Bullet, The Call of the River, Ligalig
Cesar Manhilot, known by his screen name Cesar Montano, is a multi-awarded Filipino actor and film director. He started in show business as a commercial model. He played roles in numerous B ...more

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Cesar S.B. Abella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Cesar S.B. Abella Araaayyyyy!!!
Cesar S.B. Abella is a film director and screenwriter.

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Charliebebs Gohetia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Charliebebs Gohetia The Thank You Girls, The Natural Phenomenon Of Madness
Charliebebs Gohetia is a film editor, film director, and a screenwriter.

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Chito S. Roño is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Chito S. Roño Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut, The Healing, T2
Chito S. Roño, also known as Sixto Kayko, is a Filipino writer, film producer and film director known for his expansive vision and special-effects-heavy films, most notably Yamashita: The ...more

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Cholo Laurel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Nasaan Ka Man
Rafael Manuel Hidalgo Laurel is a Filipino filmmaker, best known for writing and dircecting the Star Cinema Classic Nasaan Ka Man. The youngest son of Manuel Sosa Laurel and Lilia Dayrit ...more

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Chris Martinez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Chris Martinez My Valentine Girls
Chris Martinez is a screenwriter, film director and film producer.

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Chris Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
Christopher "Chris" Sheridan is an American television writer, producer, and occasional voice actor. Born in the Philippines, Sheridan grew up in New Hampshire. He attended Gilford ...more

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Cirio H. Santiago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Raiders of the Sun, Road Raiders, Eye of the Eagle
Cirio H. Santiago was a prolific Filipino film producer, director, writer and cinematographer. He also uses the screen names: Cirio Santiago and Leonard Hermes.