- 2017 was a full of great movies that left a mark in every one of us.
- It’s a also a year of unintentional hilarious, heartbreaking and memorable quotes from local cinema.
2017 was a great year for Philippine cinema. We had a fair share of blockbuster films all throughout the year. There’s also a great number of independent films breaking into mainstream cinema and became surprise box-office hits. And of course, there were movies that were so memorable that they left a mark on everyone who have watched it, or just became viral online among netizens.
Therefore, it’s time to run down our countdown of the Top 10 Most Unforgettable Pinoy Movie Lines of 2017. Be warned though. Spoilers alert.
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10. Iyay: “Kung minahal niya ako, hindi sana siya naghanap ng iba… Talo ang ‘ako ang pinakasalan’ sa ‘ako ang minahal’.”
This line is from the road dark comedy film Patay Na Si Hesus, directed by Victor Villanueva, starring Jaclyn Jose, Vincent Viado, Chai Fonacier, Melde Montañez and Mailes Kanapi. It was one of the 12 entries to last year’s Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino. In this conversation, Iyay (played by Jaclyn Jose) is having a discussion with her lesbian daughter Jude (Chai Fonacier) about her deceased husband who left her for another woman. Despite being from a comedy film, this line is somehow true in real life and is just heartbreaking.
9. Alex: “I’m the number one fan of who you are at 3 a.m.”
Taken from the lesbian themed romance film Baka Bukas, directed by Samantha Lee, starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Louise delos Reyes, the film tells the story of Alex (Curtis-Smith), a lesbian who started falling for her celebrity best friend Jess (delos Reyes). This is on of Alex’ cutest and most memorable lines from the film as she describes the real Jess when she’s not under the spotlight.
8. Angie Lao to Mayen: “Pag hindi mo sunod ang usapan, buhay ang kapalit!”
From the Star Cinema horror movie The Ghost Bride, directed by Chito S. Rono and starring Kim Chiu, Matteo Guidicelli, Christian Bables, and Alice Dixson. In the movie, matchmaker Angie Lao (in a campy but fun portrayal by Alice Dixson) offers Mayen a business proposal- to marry the dead in exchange for money. This is her most famous line from the film that was prominently featured in the movie’s trailer, and in turn, causing several hilarious memes online.
7. Gab to Dos: “Minahal ka na ba? Nagmahal ka na ba?”
One of the year’s box-office hits features the Kathniel loveteam in this rom-com from director Mae Cruz-Alviar, produced by Star Cinema. In Can’t Help Falling In Love, Gab (Kathryn Bernardo) is a “close to perfect girl” already set to wed her long-time boyfriend, whose world suddenly turns upside down when she discovers that she is already married to a total stranger, the happy-go-lucky Dos (Daniel Padilla). The film follows her attempts to figure out with Dos how this unlikely incident happened between the two of them. In this scene, she breaks down in front of Dos after he tells her to just stop and give up on her plan of getting annulled from him.
6. Carson to Dio: “Hindi mo naman kasalanan kung hindi mo ‘ko mahal.”
Taken from the film I’m Drunk, I Love You, an indie rom-com directed by JP Habac and starring Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino. It tells the story of two best friends, Carson (Salvador) and Dio (Avelino), and the former’s seven-year-long unrequited love for the latter. This (well, there’s a lot of them) from the movie is one of the most heartbreaking lines from Carson as she realizes that the guy he’s pining for years only sees her as a friend and nothing more than that.
5. Tonyo: “Noong nakakakita ka, ‘di mo ako nakita. Nang mabulag ka, doon mo lang ako nakita… Salamat, kabayan. Salamat, my baby dragonfly…”
One of the year’s biggest surprises was the box-office smash hit from director Andrea P. Bernardo, starring Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez. In Kita Kita, Lea (De Rossi), a Filipino tourist guide living in Japan who goes blind having witnessed her Japanese fiancè’s infidelity is befriended by fellow Filipino and charmer Tonyo (Marquez). As the unlikely couple spend their time touring Sapporo, Japan, they slowly become close and eventually, falls for one another. In the film’s most heartbreaking moments, we hear Tonyo as he narrates how he met Lea and how the latter changed his life forever.
4. Mika to Caloy: “Walang sigurado. Pero minsan, kailangan mo lang maniwala.”
Antoinette Jadaone returns in the big screen with one of the best romance films from last year, Love You to the Stars and Back, starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia. In the film, a young woman named Mika, whose mother’s death spurs her to go on a road trip in search of aliens, meets and falls in love with Caloy (Joshua Garcia), a guy who has cancer. In this scene from the trailer, Caloy and Mika share a poignant moment amidst their funny road trip antics. Caloy asks what will happen once they’re abducted by aliens, and this was her response.
3. Felix to Maxim: “Make it hard.”
One of the 2017’s most controversial Filipino film was Petersen Vargas’ LGBT-themed coming-of-age film 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten starring Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador and Jameson Blake. The film, set in Pampanga during the late 1990’s, follows Felix, a friendless achiever in high school whose life changes after the arrival of the half-American Snyder brothers, entangling him in their dark ambitions. The film became the center of controversy after the MTRCB gave it an unjust and ridiculous R-18 rating (for adult viewers only) it’s during its theatrical release through Star Cinema last March 2017. Aside from this, the film also became a trending topic online because of one of its scenes depicting Felix (Ramos) ordering Maxim (Blake) to strip in front of him and challenging him to make it hard.
2. Stella to Fidel: “Hindi ko naman deserved maging mundo mo.”
Jason Paul Laxamana’s teen romance film occupies the second spot in this countdown with 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, starring Bela Padilla and JC Santos. The film follows Fidel, a stuttering student, throughout his four years in college as tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to Stella, an aspiring but frustrated rock star, to win her heart. The film is actually full of quotable quotes all throughout that will surely break your heart. But this particular response of Stella (Padilla) to Fidel (Santos) after he reveals his feelings for her is probably one of the most memorable. Here, Stella also revealed that she has feelings for Fidel, but she’s afraid that she will just use him like her other partners and will end up ruining his life. So when he tells her that his world revolves only around her, she tells him that she’s not worth it.
1. Cali to Gio: “Am I not enough? Pangit ba ako? Kapalit-palit ba ako?… Then, why?!”
If there’s one line from a Pinoy movie released last year that deserves this spot, it has to be this. Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil star in Cathy Garcia-Molina’s blockbuster rom-com My Ex and Whys. This infamous line from the movie caused a stir among netizens and became viral after its trailer dropped ahead of the film’s release. Liza Soberano, who topped TC Candler’s annual “100 Most Beautiful Faces” list for 2017, asking Enrique Gil if she’s ugly, became a trending topic online and became the basis of numerous memes. This also paved way for the film’s box-office success, as it became the highest grossing non-MMFF Filipino film of 2017.
So do you agree with our list? Do you have any other movies in mind that you think should have made into the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.