Perlas ng silangan (1969)  --  Spanish colonization of the Philippines (languages Filipino/Tagalog)

Damong ligaw (199&)  --  Filipino-Spanish War (languages Filipino/Tagalog)



José Rizal (1998)  --  Filipino hero who is unjustly tried for treason by the colonial government

Rizal sa Dapitan (1997)  --  the Philippine national hero as a messianic figure

Ang buhay at pag-ibig ni Dr. Jose Rizal (The Life and Love of Dr. Jose Rizal) (1956) --  Filipino hero

El vibora (1972) – Artemio Ricarte, a Filipino patriot, fought against the Spanish and then the Americans; he was later supported by the Japanese

Los últimos de Filipinas (The Last Ones in the Philippines) (1945) – Spanish-American War; Spanish soldiers are pushed out of the Philippines

Sisa (2008)  --  Narcisa "Sisa" Dalangin is a young Filipina during the Spanish Occupation & is a childhood friend of Jose Rizal

Citizen Kane (1941)  -- the life of William Randolph Hearst & yellow journalism start a war w/ Spain

The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985)  -- Hearst and actress Marion Davies  ($39)

The Cat's Meow  (2001)  --  movie producer Thomas Ince dies after yachting with William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin & Marion Davies

Rough Riders (1997)  -- 1898, with Theodore Roosevelt

Newsies (1992)   --  musical about the 1899 newspaper boy strike against Pulitzer and Hearst in NYC

Cavalry Command (1963)  --  after the war's end, in 1902 an American cavalry brigade is sent to quell guerilla resistance in the Philippines

Emilio Aguinaldo (2000)  -- had a key role in Philippine independence during the Philippine Rev. against Spain & the Philippine-American War against American occupation

Hen. Gregorio del Pilar (1949) –  Philippine hero of the Philippine-American War (Filipino | Tagalog )

The Real Glory (1939) -- doctor in Philippines after Spanish-American War, in second phase of the Philippine-American War, 1906

TTandang sora (1947) – a heroine of Philippine history (Filipino/Tagalog)

Tirad Pass: The Story of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar (1997) --  story of the Filipino Revolution to oust the USA from the Philippines

Sakay (1993)  --  Filipino American War  (currently unavailable)


World War II

Ambush Bay (1966)  --  US marines on a Japanese-held Philippine island try to hook up with Filipino guerillas

MacArthur (1977) -- loses Philippines, but comes back; then on to the Korean War and trouble with President Truman

MacArthur, The Rebel General  (1977)

Corregidor  (1943)  --  Battle of Corregidor, Philippines

Bataan (1943) -- fight against Japanese take over of the Philippines

Dai Nippon teikoku (The Imperial Japanese Empire) (1982) – Hideki Tojo and Japanese occupations of Okinawa and the Philippines (only in Japanese)

Beast of Bataan (2010)  --  young lawyer tries to save his client from death penalty for war crimes stemming from 1942 Bataan Death March (10,000 American and Filipino POWs died on a forced march to captivity)

American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) -- resistance to Japanese after fall of the Philippines

Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita (2004)  --  impact of Japanese invasion of the Philippines on a quiet town

Panaghoy sa Suba (The Call of the River) (2004) --  set during the American Occupation (1942) and the Japanese Occupation (1945)  ($33)

Outrages of the Orient (or Atrocities of the Orient) (1948) --  Japanese atrocities against the Filipino people (including attempted rape) 

Markova: Comfort Gay (2000) – young Filipino boy suffers as Japanese soldiers use him for sex work

So Proudly we Hail (1943)  --  US army nurses headed to Hawaii diverted by Pearl Harbor attack to Bataan and Corregidor

Air Force (1943) – crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress see action at Wake Island, the Philippines, and the Battle of the Coral Sea


Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963) --  a raid before the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23-26, 1944, kicks off re-conquest of the Philippines

Battle Stations (1956)  --  kamikaze attacks on the USS Franklin and USS Bunker Hill, October, 1944 at the Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Walls of Hell (1965)  --   fight in the walled city of Intramuros in the Philippines, February, 1945

Back to Bataan (1945) -- John Wayne leads Philippine guerillas

The Great Raid (2005)  --  rescue of American POWs in the Philippines

The Ravagers (1965)  --  Filipino guerrillas repel last remnants of the Japanese on their land



Post-War Philippines  

X  Dekada '70 (2003)  --  middle-class Filipino family realize the full meaning of dictatorship in the Philippines (languages Filipino/Tagalog)

X  Bagong Buwan (2001)  --  Muslim rebellion in Mindanao, Philippines between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (languages Filipino/Tagalog)

X  Chavit (2003)  --  in the Philippines, ouster of corrupt President Joseph Estrad in favor of vice president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (languages Filipino/Tagalog)

X  Cavite (2005)  -- terrorism bred by poverty and injustice (languages Filipino/Tagalog)