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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
Adolf Alix, Jr. 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
Al Tantay 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
Albert Martínez 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
Auraeus Solito 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
Ben Feleo 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
Brian Ging 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
Brian Yuzna 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
Brillante Mendoza 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
Carlo J. Caparas 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
Cathy Garcia-Molina 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
Celso Ad. Castillo 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
Cesar Montano 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
Cholo Laurel 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
Chris Sheridan 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
Cirio H. Santiago 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.

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Coco Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Coco Martin Noy Coco Martin is a Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino actor. He became famous for starring in independent films, and was dubbed the "Prince of Philippine Independent Films". He is also ...more

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Conrado Conde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Conrado Conde Balisong Conrado Conde is a Filipino film director and an actor who made his first acting appearance as an extra in Parlatone Hispano-Filipino Carmelita a Roy de Silva movie and in 1941 Musical's ...more

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Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Dolphy Father & Son Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr., OGH, known by his screen names Dolphy, Pidol, and Golay, was a Filipino comedian-actor in the Philippines. He is widely regarded as the country's King of Comedy for his ...more

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Doug Torres is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Doug Torres Go Jimmy Go, That Brief Moment Doug Torres is an actor.

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E.J. Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
E.J. Salcedo Third World Happy E.J. Salcedo is a film director and producer, and an actor.

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Eddie Garcia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Eddie Garcia Palimos ng Pag-ibig Eduardo "Eddie" Verchez García popularly known as Manoy is a Filipino film actor and film director. With over 300 films as of 2011, he is the Filipino actor who has appeared in ...more

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Eddie Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Eddie Rodriguez Maging sino ka man, Megamol Luis Clemente Enriquez better known as his stage name Eddie Rodriguez was a Filipino film actor and director.

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Eddie Romero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Eddie Romero Savage Sisters, Hari sa Hari^! Lahi sa Lahi, Brides of Blood Edgar Sinco Romero was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the Cinema of the Philippines. Romero was named National Artist of ...more

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Efren Jarlego is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Efren Jarlego Og Must Be Crazy, Oki Doki Doc, Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong kitong Efren Jarlego is a film editor and film director.

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Emerson Reyes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Emerson Reyes MNL 143 Emerson Reyes is a film director, a screenwriter and a film editor.

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Emmanuel Dela Cruz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Emmanuel Dela Cruz Sarong Banggi Emmanuel Dela Cruz is a screenwriter, film producer, film director, actor and a writer.

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Fernando Poe, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Fernando Poe, Jr. Batas Ng Lansangan, San Bernardo, Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor. During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by incumbent ...more

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Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo Little Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo is an actress, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Fernando Poe, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Fernando Poe, Sr. Darna Allan Fernando Poe y Reyes better known as his stage name Fernando Poe was a famous actor during the early cinema era in the Philippines. He was the father of Fernando Poe, Jr., who was also a ...more

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Frasco Mortiz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Frasco Mortiz Cinco, The Reunion, 24/7 in Love Frasco Mortiz is a film and television director.

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George Rowe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
George Rowe Enemy, Black Mamba George Rowe is a film director,screenwriter and a former pilot and naval navigator.

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Gerardo de León is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Gerardo de León Terror Is A Man, Women in Cages, The Moises Padilla Story Gerardo de León, ONA was a Filipino actor turned film director, who made his acting debut in the 1934 film Ang Dangal.

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Gregorio Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Gregorio Fernandez Hen. Gregorio del Pilar, Luksang Tagumpay Dr. Gregorio Montenemayor-Fernández also known as Gregorio Fernandez was a film actor and director, and father of Rudy Fernandez.

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Ian Loreños is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Ian Loreños Breakaway Ian Loreños is a film director and screenwriter.

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Ike Jarlego Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Ike Jarlego Jr. Eto Na Naman Ako, DoReMi Ike Jarlego Jr. was a film editor, actor and film director.

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Ishmael Bernal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Ishmael Bernal Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa, Shake^! Rattle & Roll, Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga Ishmael Bernal was a Filipino film, stage and television director, actor and screenwriter. Noted for his melodramas, particularly with feminist and moral issues, he directed many landmark ...more

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Jade Castro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Jade Castro My Lady Boss, My Kontrabida Girl, My Big Love Jade Castro is a screenwriter and film director.

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Jeffrey Jeturian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Jeffrey Jeturian Bikini Open, Tuhog, Trespassers Jeffrey Jeturian is a production designer, television director and film director.

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Jerome Chavez Pobocan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Jerome Chavez Pobocan Born to Love You Jerome Chavez Pobocan is a film and television director.

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Jerrold Tarog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from The Philippines
Jerrold Tarog The Blood Trail, Senior Year, Confessional Jerrold Tarog is a multi-awarded Filipino film director, composer, writer, editor, and sound designer. His work as editor, sound designer, and composer on other films have also earned him ...more