Before the year 2010 ends, let’s do a recap on the pinoy movies that was released this year here in the Philippines.Below is a list of 2010 Pinoy movies with their detailed information.
The opening salvo of 2010:
Writers: Henry Quitain, Kriz G. Gazmen,Ralph Jacinto Quiblat & Camille Andrea Mangampat (story and screenplay)
Stars: Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Melissa Ricks, Robi Domingo, Rio Locsin, Ricky Davao, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Rica Peralejo
Cinematography: Ramoncito Redoble
Distributed by: Star Cinema
Release date(s): January 27, 2010 (Philippines) | February 4, 2010 (United States)
Gross revenue: ₱81.02 Million (as of February 14, 2010)
Plot: Mae (Kim Chiu) has always been in love with her best friend, Bogs (Gerald Anderson). Bogs, on the other hand, is madly in love with his girlfriend, Anna (Melissa Ricks). Mae is a very good best friend, but this doesn’t make her a very good prospective girlfriend for Bogs. Bogs never saw Mae in a romantic light. She goes through college witnessing her best friend’s relationship blossom, and she has no choice but to keep loving Bogs in silence.
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Starring: John Lloyd Cruz Bea Alonzo
Cinematography: Manuel Teehankee Editing by Marya Ignacio
Distributed by: Star Cinema
Release date(s): February 24, 2010
Gross revenue: ₱143.25 Million
Plot: Everything is falling into place for Alan Alvarez (John Lloyd Cruz). With an impending high ranking promotion and four years of stable releationship with his dream girl, Daphne Recto (Maricar Reyes), he is the cusp of getting everything he’s always wanted. Mia Samonte (Bea Alonzo) is getting tired of her forlon life.She is back in Manila for the holidays after working hard for two years as a front desk officer in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. With the hopes of getting the chance to finally have a break, her family gets into another crisis that leaves her hopeless and fated.
Two individuals with seemingly predestined lives suddenly find their paths crossing on a ferry boat ride that will change the course of their journeys forever.
Fate and faith, and time and timing are two of the themes discussed in the film. And yes, the idea of a whirlwind romance. Could you really fall in love with a stranger in a matter of days? And should that prove to be real, can your love withstand time and distance? Can that love survive the reality heartbreak brought about by history and an innate sense of responsibility and decency?
Starring: Anne Curtis and Sam Milby
Distributed by: Star Cinema & VIVA Films
Release date(s): April 3, 2010
Gross revenue: ₱96 million (as of May 2, 2010)
Plot: In the academe, Nicolas “Nico” Veneracion Borromeo is a highly-esteemed History of Architecture professor who is on his way to becoming the next Vice Dean of the Department. He knows that achieving this would finally make his mother proud of him and forgive him for indirectly causing his father’s death.
And yet, when he meets an unconventional girl named Sandra “Sasa” Sanchez, his world turns upside down. He never thought that he could fall in love with someone who works as a promo-girl and is obviously unacceptable in his life.
Directed by: Jose Javier Reyes
Written by: Jose Javier Reyes Amado Lacuesta
Starring: Eugene Domingo Ruffa Gutierrez Iza Calzado Jennylyn Mercado Cristine Reyes Eula Valdez Bianca King
Produced by: Vic del Rosario(VIVA Films) Veronique del Rosario-Corpus(VIVA Films) Jose Mari Abacan(GMA Films) Executive
Distributed by: VIVA Films GMA Films Unitel Pictures
Release date(s): 21 April 2010
Plot/Synopsis:They are everyday woman who all live under a world where Men rule Business and Woman rule the Office in this Comedy hit of the Summer Paula,(Eugene Domingo)is the Daughter In Law of Nimfa (Gina Pareno) who is the Queen of fake designer bags she earns high earning a living and puts her very smart children into a private school in the Ateneo University a life her husband cannot provide so she acts as Mother and Father a responsibility her husband cannot provide because he is so caught up in his craze of becoming a basketball player, Then there is Single Mom Ada (Jennylyn Mercado) a young woman who works as a call center agent and student who also has no time for her young boy, her mother Sabel (Rio Locsin) is also affected by how Ada lives because she too was a single parent Ada is also friends with Tobs (Carlo Aquino) whose best friends with her and has issues with his girlfriend Wendy (Cristine Reyes) who does not give him time nor pleasure, whose long life decision is to be in showbiz but she meets Rodney (Rafael Rosell) whose also the Attorney to the famous client Dr. Cleo Carillo, a Celebrity Doctor whose famous for her many clients and also interfaces are Marilou (Ruffa Guttierez) a Beauty Queen turned Accidental CEO, who is also the hatred of Amanda Dela Vega her ex husbands daughter before he passed away and her grand daughter Dara Dela Vega (Bianca King) a Berkley Graduate who wants to be part of a Television Department as she is also infused with issues from home and also in her life then there is Suzanne (Carmi Martin) Marilous best friend who tries to stay and look young, then Theresa (Iza Calzado) Dr. Carillo’s husbands nurse who in the other part of the story in the facility has an issue with one of the patients Theresa is the sweetheart but due to heartbreak she decides to not face her ex but then before her last day in the facility before she goes abroad she decides on what to do to heal the last pieces remaining that have hurted her all along after all her success. In the end Paula, whose life is all on being the loud mouthed depressed wife finds comfort after her little affair with her driver (Ricky Davao) Ada decides to also love Tabs and as for Wendy she now knows how it’s like to be hurt by being left by Rodney, Dara shows her wits and talent as she uncovers the truth about a protestor Dolorosa “Rose” Bonefacio (Maria Isabel Lopez) a activist against womans rights who used to be a prostitute and also is a most common activist on Cleo Carillo’s manifestation of Making Woman Beautiful and Killing themselves which honors Dara respect by the News Department for fufilling a good deal on the story for Marilou, she backfires at Amanda as she finds out where all the money is spent by Amanda’s lifestyle costs on home and unnecessary things, that all belong to the corporation, and for Theresa she forgives Emily and her ex, this all counts down on everyday women, from successful, lives from love, money, and in the community, these are the Working Girls.
Produced by Roselle Monteverde-Teo Jose Mari Abacan
Written by Aloy Adlawan
Starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
Cinematography Jay Linao
Distributed by Regal Entertainment GMA Films
Release date(s) 5 May 2010
Gross revenue P 100 Million
Plot: Raphael – a rich guy whose luck suddenly turned upside down after losing everything, needed to get his life back on track when he met Iska – the instant-rich girl from the province of Benguet where she was found to be the only heiress to the famous and elite Carantes clan. Raphael becomes her business advisor and uses her only to find out that she’ll change him more than he expected.
Directed by Chris Martinez
Written by Chris Martinez
Starring: Eugene Domingo, Angelica Panganiban, John Lapus, Tuesday Vargas, Jaime Fabregas and Tom Rodriguez
Distributed by: Star Cinema, OctoArts Films, and Quantum Films
Release date(s): May 12, 2010
Gross revenue: P117 Million (6th Week)
Plot: Here Comes the Bride tells the story of five different people who get their souls switched in the middle of a wedding preparation on a solar eclipse. Stefanie’s (the bride) soul gets into the body of the snobby Precy, whose soul gets into the yaya, Medelyn, whose soul switches with Bien, the grandfather, whose soul enters the gay beautician’s body, Toffee, whose soul enters Stefanie’s body. The problem is the souls are happy where they are except for the bride, whose wedding is coming. She now has to find a way to get into their own bodies.
Produced by Julie Anne Binetez Rondel Lindayag
Starring Coco Martin Erich Gonzales Cherry Pie Picache
Distributed by Star Cinema Cine Media
Release date(s) June 2, 2010
Plot: Forced to find a job as his family’s breadwinner, Noy (Coco Martin) poses as a journalist commissioned to come up with a documentary following the campaign trail of his namesake and top presidential bet, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino for the 2010 Philippine National elections. The film, infused with actual documentary footage inter-cut with dramatic scenes, deals with themes of poverty, survival and hope for the Filipino family.
Directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes
Starring Gabby Concepcion KC Concepcion Jericho Rosales
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s) June 16, 2010
Gross revenue ₱41 million
Plot:The story revolves around Maxi dela Cerna, a young, aspiring New York-based fashion designer who returns to the Philippines shortly after her mother’s death to find her father. She had been swindled by her ex-boyfriend and hopes to pay off her debts by selling the piece of provincial land that her parents co-owned. But this means spending time with her father whom she hates for walking out on her and her mother 15 years ago. As the uptight and guarded Maxi struggles to immerse herself in farm life and deal with a father she despises, she crosses paths again with Tommy, her childhood friend, now an architect who is trying to heal from his own mistakes in the past with his 7-year-old son. Will a daughter full of pain and anger be able to forgive her father? Will a father be able to heal the deep wounds in the heart of his daughter? And how will a woman who had very painful experiences with men she had loved be able to open her heart to loving again?
Directed by: Frasco Mortiz Enrico Santos Cathy Garcia-Molina Ato Bautista Nick Olanka
Starring: Mariel Rodriguez Maja Salvador Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson Zanjoe Marudo Pokwang Sam Concepcion Valerie Garcia Rayver Cruz Jayson Gainza Baron Geisler AJ Perez Robi Domingo
Distributed by: Star Cinema
Release date(s): July 14, 2010
Gross revenue: ₱61 million
Plot: Uno: Braso Three neophytes are brought to a morgue for the final part of their initiation. They are told to last three hours in the keep. When an overeager neophyte snoops around the morgue, they get more than what they bargained for. Dos: Paa A young mother visits the wake of her daughter’s classmate. Soon, she finds the ghost of the dead child on her tail. Tres: Mata “Mata” is all about Rose (Maja Salvador), who after witnessing a crime scene that involves her fiancée Alvin (Rayver Cruz), experiences a repetition of the same dreadful incident until she tellls the truth. Kwatro: Mukha Rizza(Mariel Rodriguez) is a cold mean editor. After she fires a janitor, she is then haunted. Although it is revealed to be a joke by the late night shift employees, the janitor actually jumps off the building, killing him. Once Rizza realizes it, she angrily shouts,”You’re fired!” unaware that the real ghost is behind her. The episode ends with the employee finding her inside the elevator, traumatized by the ghost. She then suddenly goes back to normal shouting,”You’re Fired!” Cinco: Puso A circus woman with an unflattering appearance uses a love potion on her love who works in the carnival’s horror house. When the potion worked, unfortunately, the man got brutally stabbed to death by a crazed member of the audience. Hell ensues at the carnival as the man is turned into a zombie and chases the circus woman. Eventually, the circus woman dies, but she managed to cut her lover’s arm. It is revealed that the arm is the same arm in the first part of the movie.(Braso)
Directed by Wenn V. Deramas
Starring: Judy Ann Santos, Sarah Geronimo, JC de Vera, Gina Pareno, Luis Manzano and Vice Ganda
Distributed by Viva Films
Release date(s) July 21, 2010
Gross revenue ₱82 million
Plot: In this comedy, Judy Ann stars as Maria Rica and Sarah is Maria Cecilia, daughters of public school teachers turned OFW. Left in the care of their Lola Gerty (Gina Pareño), Rica and Cecilia grow up in Bocaue, Bulacan, where they help look after the family’s firecracker business. The two girls are inseparable. Rica takes her role as the big sister seriously, to the point of breaking up with her boyfriend, Bong (JC DeVera), and vowing to devote her life taking care of Cecil when the latter is hurt in a minor accident.Ten years come to pass and their parents return home. The family moves to Manila. Rica, though an Accounting Major graduate, chooses to sell jewelry instead of getting a professional job. Cecil, on the other hand, works as a sales clerk in a video store and a promodizer of magic sing. She meets Edsel (Luis Manzano), an insurance sales agent. Rica, sensing that the two are attracted to each other tries hard to keep them apart. Cecil, wanting to make Rica happy, tracks down Bong, but the result is the exact opposite. Rica feels betrayed, especially when she learns that her baby sister is already in a relationship. She ups and leaves. Now it’s Cecil who has to find a way to fix this.
Directed by Mac Alejandre
Written by Keiko Aquino
Starring Claudine Barretto Anne Curtis Richard Gutierrez
Distributed by GMA Films VIVA Films
Release date(s) August 18, 2010
Gross revenue 162 million
Plot: Ciara (Claudine Barretto) is a senior physical therapist who works for a rehabilitation center in the United States. She has devoted her entire life to her younger sister Julia (Anne Curtis) who was left in her care after the untimely demise of their parents.After 8 years of separation, Ciara and Julia reunite when the latter acquires her student visa. Storm (Richard Gutierrez), Julia’s boyfriend who earns a living as a freelance photographer, joins Julia despite the lack of a definite plan. In a desperate move for Storm to gain immigrant status, Julia asks Storm to enter into an arranged marriage with Ciara, who is already an American citizen. As Storm struggles to find his place in a foreign land, Julia works hard to chase after her own dream of finishing school, causing the two of them to drift apart.Meanwhile, time spent together led to an unexpected love affair between Ciara and Storm. When Julia learns about this, Ciara decides to break up with Storm and give up her happiness, like she did so many times before.Can Ciara and Julia’s bond as sisters surpass this obstacle? Is giving up your true love for the sake of your sister worth all the sacrifice?
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Starring Eugene Domingo John Lapus Diether Ocampo Carla Abellana and Andi Eigenmann
Distributed by Regal Films
Release date(s) August 25, 2010
Plot: “Mamarazzi” is the story of a mother who constantly pries into the lives of her three children, often resulting in riotous and hilarious situations.Fifteen years ago, Violy Langit (Eugene Domingo), an owner of a small funeral parlor, learns that she is suffering from a medical condition that requires her to undergo a hysterectomy. All her life, she’s wanted to have children, and she realizes that she has to do it before the procedure. But Violy has no man in her life – no husband, no boyfriend, no suitors. She seeks the help of her gay best friend, Mandy (John Lapus). Out of pity and love for Violy, Mandy offers his boyfriend, Carlo (Diether Ocampo) to serve as a sperm donor.With Mandy’s blessing, Violy and Carlo share a night filled with romance, passion, and mystery – for after that night, Carlo disappears completely from the lives of Violy and Mandy.But Violy gets her wish. She is blessed with a set of triplets – two girls, Peachy and Strawberry (Andi Eigenmann in a dual role), and one boy, Dingdong (AJ Perez) – which she raises as a single mother.As the children gets older, Violy, with all her might, does all ways and means to have happy kids even to the extent of helping her son get the girl that he wants – Mimi (Carla Abellana). Her being an extremely controlling and overly nosy mother makes her kids wonder about her mom’s intentions . Little do her children know that all she’s doing is just to make her family happy. Adding to the children’s frustration, is getting her mom reveal to them her secret – the real identity of their father.As tensions run high and emotions soar, their story explodes in a flurry of shocking, funny, and quirky revelations that would forever change everyone’s life.
Directed by Laurice Guillen
Written by Ricky Lee Ralph Jacinto Quiblat Anna Karenina Ramos
Starring Lorna Tolentino Christopher de Leon Bea Alonzo Diether Ocampo Coco Martin Enchong Dee Shaina Magdayao Zanjoe Marudo
Cinematography Lee Briones Meily
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s) September 1, 2010 (Philippines) C
Gross revenue ₱48 million.
Plot: Dianne Alvero (Bea Alonzo) seems to have a happy family. She and her mom, Amanda (Lorna Tolentino), has just renovated their house, her younger siblings are doing great at school, and her boyfriend is already preparing for their future together. But everything in her life shatters when her dad, Franco (Christopher De Leon), returns after ten years of being with his mistress.
More than the presence of Franco, what hurts Dianne the most is her mom wholeheartedly accepts her dad back into their lives, and how her siblings allow him to be their father again. Confused and hurt, Dianne does everything to throw Franco out of their lives. But as she succeeds with her plans, she is shocked to learn that their family’s problem is more than the return of this man who has hurt her in the past.
Directed by Veronica B. Velasco
Starring Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s) September 29, 2010
Gross revenue P 42 million
Plot: Mayumi “Yumi” Punongbayan (Erich Gonzales) has been looking for the soul mate all her life. When she meets Lance Anderson “Lance” Tan (Enchong Dee), she feels that he is the guy who is destined for her. Lance, on the other hand, believes that everything in love is a choice. In spite of differences, they agree on one thing: their love would conquer all.And so, Lance and Yumi have made efforts to seal their great love. As they plan out for the day they would be one, their wedding date keeps on being postponed due to obstacles – Yumi’s unexpected pregnancy and Lance’s family – that place their relationship on the rocks and to a great test.Would Yumi still cling to her belief that love is by fate? Would Lance still choose Yumi over his family that is against their love? Would Yumi finally have her dream wedding? I DO is a unique tale of how love binds two young people of opposing belief and how their love gets entwined with destiny, decisions, and choices towards a greater love way beyond anyone could dream of.
Director: Wenn V. Deramas
Writers: Pablo S. Gomez
Starring: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano, Gloria Romero, Sam Pinto, Candy Pangilinan, Abby Bautista, Eugene Domingo and Tom Rodriguez
Release Date: October 13, 2010
Plot: Peter is a boy who is always maltreated by his father because of his homosexuality. He decided to runaway and found out that he is a horseback owner. But, he becomes a mean horse owner. Because of that, he was given a curse that transformed him to a horse. When he gets angry, said something or do anything bad to others, he will be transformed into a horse.
Director: Topel Lee
Writers: Aloy Adlawan, Fairlane Raymundo
Starring: Gabby Concepcion, Maricar Reyes, Iza Calzado, Janus del Prado, Mo Twister, Lovi Poe, Sarah Lahbati, Megan Young
Release Date(s): 20 October 2010
Plot: Six contestants enter a pinoy horror-reality show to survive 5 days of haunting inside the famous White House in Baguio City. A million pesos is at stake but as the first night draws to a close and each one is being found dead, everyone realizes their lives are also on the line. It is up to spirit medium Jet (Gabby Concepcion) to find out what exactly is going on and who is the real enemy among he many ghosts that haunt the place, which includes a powerful Black Lady who abducted the soul of Jet’s only daughter. A chance of a lifeline with no lifelines… who will survive in the end?
Directed by Jose Javier Reyes
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Starring Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s) October 27, 2010
Gross revenue P60.47 million
Paolo “Powie” Barredo (Gerald Anderson) is out to prove to the world that he is not just a son out of wedlock, but that he can succeed in life independently. Though he started out roughly, he soon picked up pace and climbed the ladder of success. But as things started falling into place, other important things in his life had to take a backseat as he experienced the thrill of finally achieving his goal.
Agnes Garcia (Kim Chiu) has always longed for the time when her family will finally be complete again. At the young age of 6, her parents left the country to work abroad – her mother was a medical technician in America, while her father worked as an engineer n Riyadh. Despite the distance, Agnes held tight to the inevitability that she will reunite with her parents once again when she passes the nursing exam and applies to work in the States.
The moment these two saw each other at the café, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Their attraction was apparent and it seemed that destiny brought them together. As they got to know the other better, they found solace and comfort in each other’s company. But the security they found in each other soon started to shake when their different life paths take them to different directions. Despite the love they both still have for each other, one must choose to decide when to let go, even if the other is still holding on.
My Amnesia Girl
Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s) November 24, 2010
Gross revenue ₱ 215.12 million
Plot: When Apollo (John Lloyd Cruz) finds himself surrounded by friends who are beginning to settle down, he is faced with the possibility of finding his true love. It all boils down to one name: Irene. It must be fate then, when he once again sees Irene (Toni Gonzaga), his ex-girlfriend from three years ago with whom he had the best memories with. Apollo and Irene were a perfect couple, and were engaged to be married. It all ended at the altar when Apollo had a bout of cold feet and left Irene alone in the aisle.
Now, Irene pretends to have no recollection of Apollo, having acquired “amnesia” shortly after their separation. Apollo sees this as the perfect opportunity to pursue Irene again, and be able to undo all the mistakes he made in the past, by offering Irene the best memories she could ever have.
True love is difficult to resist, they learn. Just when they find themselves ready to commit to each other, the pains from the past catch up with them, challenging them to finally own up to the mistakes made and lies said, and eventually realize what it is to forgive and forget.
Just right after My Amnesia Girl are the release of the 2010 MMFF Movies! Click the link to know more about MMFF 2010 Movies Winners while if you want, you can read the rest of the 2010 MMFF movies on this “2010 MMFF movies list”
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Genre: Fantasy Cast: Marian Rivera, John Lapus, Pokwang, Jake Cuenca, Jillan Ward, Cherry Pie Picache, Jestoni Alarcon, Mylene Dizon, Tricia Santos, Jhake Vargas and Buboy Villar Director: Mike Tuviera Produced by Regal Entertainment