Viva Films has been offering us quality Filipino movies for more than three decades. On its 37th year in the industry, it has released 20 films as of today! Before the year ends, here’s a recap of all the Viva films this 2018.
Which of the Viva movies released this 2018 is your favorite? Cast your votes below!
1. All Souls Night
Shirley, a caregiver who finds herself working for a strange family living in fear of their father.
Directed by: Aloy Adlawan & Jules Katanyag
Written by: Gin de Mesa
Cast: Andi Eigenmann, Yayo Aguila, Alan Paule, & Lhian Gimeno
2. Para sa Broken Hearted
The movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by Marcelo Santos III.
Directed by Digo Ricio
Cast: Yassi Pressman, Shy Carlos, Louise Delos Reyes, Marco Gumabao and Sam Concepcion
3. Miss Granny
Tells the story of a woman in her 70s who realizes she is becoming a burden on her family when she magically finds herself back in the body of her 20-year-old self after having her picture taken at a mysterious photo studio.
Directed by: Joyce Bernal
4. Abay Babes
Many years after high school, Emerald, Ruby, Perla, and Goldie (considered the Bicol “It Girls” of their batch) are reunited for the latter’s upcoming wedding. Joining them is Jade, Goldie’s friend from America. Everyone is excited about this get-together, but somehow, Goldie’s friends are finding it hard to believe that she is going to be the first to fulfill their dream of getting married, considering that she is the least attractive among them.
Written and directed by Don Cuaresma
Cast: Cristine Reyes, Kylie Verzosa, Roxanne Barcelo, Nathalie Hart, Meg Imperial
5. The Day After Valentine’s
Kai (JC Santos), a distraught man meets Lani (Bela Padilla), a strong, confident woman who seems to have answers to all of life’s most difficult questions. Kai realizes that with Lani’s wisdom and “go-get” attitude, he may be able to fix everything in his life.
The Day After Valentine’s is an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018.
6. Buy Bust
After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city’s most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out.
7. The Maid in London
The movie is about Margo, a young woman gets married to a tricycle driver Ben (Matt Evans) after assaulting and impregnating her. After a few years, her husband murders an illegal recruiter who scammed them and goes to jail. In efforts to provide for her family and pay for her daughter’s piling hospital bill, she accepts a job in the UK.
8. The Write Moment
A heartbroken writer (Jerald Napoles) tries to get back with an ex (Valeen Montenegro) through his romantic comedy hugot script but fails and instead finds himself magically living-out the scenes he has written. He’s forced to follow everything verbatim—or else face being stuck in an existential loop of scenes that repeat over and over again.
Written and directed by: Dominic D. Lim
9. Cry No Fear
A suspense-thriller film about two half-sisters who totally hate each other. Kaycee (Donnalyn Bartolome) and Wendy (Ella Cruz) are always at each other’s throat. But when they were left alone in their house amidst a storm, with intruders trying to kill them, they have no choice but become partners and try to escape.
10. Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story
Sid (Dingdong Dantes) is a man who suffers from insomnia. He meets a girl, Aya (Anne Curtis), and hires her to accompany him in his sleepless nights.
Written and directed by Irene Villamor
Cast: Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes
11. Squad Goals
SQUAD GOALS is a story of five boys who experience a series of mishaps that could expel them from school. The crew of Benj (Julian Trono), Tom (Vitto Marquez), Nat (Andrew Muhlach), Pads (Jack Reid) and Hans (Dan Huschka) find kinship with each other while dealing with school, love and family problems.
12. Never Not Love You
Young, carefree and reckless love ends when their dreams take different paths and their life choices tear them apart.
Written and directed by: Antoinette Jadaone
Cast: James Reid and Nadine Lustre
13. Ang Pambansang Third Wheel
Trina (Yassi Pressman) has lived her whole life as a third wheel. She meets the man (Sam Milby) who passes her standards and believes that this man will finally get her out from her awkward situation. However, she finds out that she’s dating a single dad with an 8-year old boy and the mother is still around. Will Trina ever break free from being a third or even fourth wheel and finally find happiness as the ONLY ONE.
Directed by Ivan Payawal
14. Amnesia Love
A gay guy meets an accident and gets washed up in a remote island. When he wakes up he doesn’t remember anything, including his gender orientation. After developing a romance with a barrio lady, things get crazy when his boyfriend is able to locate him.
15. Meet Me in St. Gallen
Jesse and Celesta meet after she gives a fake name, Katy Perry to the coffee shop’s barista. They then realize that their names are the same as those from the break-up-rom-com, Celesta and Jesse Forever. They bond over conversations about relationships and end up having a one-night stand. They eventually part ways before meeting up again a few years later at the same coffee shop.
16. Mr. and Mrs. Cruz
The story of Raffy and Gela who find themselves taking off for Palawan to escape the not so great realities of their current lives and catch up on their respective me-time. But as fate would have it, they find themselves meeting and enjoying each other’s company.
17. Kahit Ayaw Mo Na
Joey (Empress Schuck), a fashion designer, Mikee (Kristel Fulgar), a food and travel vlogger, and Ally (Andrea Brillantes), an aspiring composer cross their paths in Samar. What seemed to be an ordinary trip for Joey and Mikee turned out to be something more than they presume.
18. Through Night and Day
Can one trip make a relationship fail? Embark on a journey with Ben and Jen in Iceland. Through Night and Day stars Alessandra De Rossi and Paolo Contis!
Starring Vice Ganda, Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barbers, Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Ryan Bang, Chokoleit, MC Muah, Lassy Marquez, Juliana Parizcova Segovia, Bela Padilla, and Jaclyn Jose!
The passenger ship Aurora mysteriously collides into the rocky sea threatening an entire island. A young woman and her sister must both survive by finding the missing dead for a bounty.
Directed by: Yam Laranas
Cast: Anne Curtis, Marco Gumabao
Produced by: VIVA Films