Star Cinema over the years has produced films that are entertaining and meaningful to its avid audience. It is the country's largest motion picture company providing Filipino audiences here and abroad the most entertaining, thrilling, gripping, and highest grossing cinematic offerings. Here are some of the most memorable moments from these captivating films we cherished watching through the years.
1. Bea Alonzo's scene as Bobbie Salazar in “Four Sisters and a Wedding” is memorable when she encountered the future father-in-law (Buboy Garovillo) of his younger brother CJ (Enchong Dee) played by Enchong Dee. She pointed out that she is a corporate communications manager in NY and not just a caregiver.
This 2013 comedy-drama film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina featured Star Cinema's most prominent leading ladies--Toni Gonzaga, Angel Locsin and Shaina Magdayao.
2. Jodi Sta. Maria is Becky in “Dear Other Self.” She starred in the film with Joseph Marco and Xian Lim in this 2017 film written and directed by Veronica Velasco.
3. Shown in 2017, the youth-centered film based on the book of the same name by Wattpad writer Josh Argonza. Directed by Topel Lee “Bloody Crayons” did feature an ensemble cast including Janella Salvador, Jane Oineza, Maris Racal, Ronnie Alonte, Diego Loyzaga, Yves Flores, Empoy Marquez, and Elmo Magalona.
4. That confrontation scene between a returnee OFW mother Josie (Vilma Santos) and her rebel daughter Carla (Claudine Barretto) in “Anak” will always be memorable. The 2000 film is helmed by Rory Quintos.
5. Cherry Pie Picache's mother roles in Star Cinema films like “First Day High” (she was the mother to Kim Chiu's character Indi Concepcion) and “Can't Help Falling in Love” (she was Kathryn Bernardo's mom) are just as moving as any characters she has portrayed.
6. Patty de Guia (Iza Calzado) is Piolo Pascual's (Marco) fiancée in the 2014 film “Starting Over Again.” In this clip, she had a calming response to Ginny Gonzales's (Toni Gonzaga) misdemeanor.
7. "Halik sa Hangin” is a 2015 Philippine romantic horror and psychological thriller film, directed by Emmanuel Q. Palo and written by Enrico Santos. It featured Gerald Anderson, Julia Montes, and JC de Vera as the lead stars.
8. Vhong Navarro's flair for comedic timing was all evident in his films—“Bulong” (2011) directed by Chito S. Roño and 'Da Possessed' (2014) directed by Joyce Bernal. These two films catapulted him to be this generation's horror-comedy king.
9. John Lloyd Cruz never fails to make his audience in awe of his acting. He proved it as he portrayed mentally challenged man, was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher Bessy (Jessy Mendiola) in the 2014 film “The Trial.”
10. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's blockbuster Hits such as 'Must be... Love' (2013), “She's Dating The Gangster” (2014), “Crazy Beautiful You” (2015), “Barcelona: A Love Untold” (2016), “Can't Help Falling in Love” (2017), and “The Hows of Us” (2018)--are proofs of how the tandem is a huge box-office drawer.
11. The real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo effectively assumed their roles as husband and wife in these films—“Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” (2006) and “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo” (2007) and directed by Jose Javier Reyes.
12. Sandara Park's cameo role in the LizQuen 2017 film “My Ex and Whys” made abuzz. The romantic-comedy film is co-written and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
13. The JaDine tandem starred in this 2015 Andoy Ranay film “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” that fascinated us. Julia Barretto and Iñigo Pascual were also part of this movie.
14. “24/7 in Love” is a 2012 romantic-comedy flick directed by John D. Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar, Frasco Santos Mortiz, and Dado C. Lumibao. It is romance anthology of several characters involved in various crazy antics for love's sake.
15. The return on the silverscreen of one of Philippines' most loved tandems--Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta via “She's Dating The Gangster” (2014) as they assumed the roles of the older Kenji Delos Reyes and Athena Dizon, respectively.
16. Megastar Sharon Cuneta as Patty in “Unexpectedly Yours” (2017) is a film where she paired anew with her former onscreen partner Robin Padilla. They were also joined by erstwhile loveteam of Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.
17. Toni Gonzaga proved to be the Ultimate Multimedia Superstar' via her hit films “My Amnesia Girl” (2010) with John Lloyd Cruz, “This Guy's in Love with U, Mare!” (2012) with Vice Ganda, “Four Sisters and A Wedding” (2013), and “You're My Boss” (2015) with Coco Martin.
18. Kathryn Bernardo also showed her box-office drawing power as she starred in “Hello, Love, Goodbye” (2019) with Alden Richards as her onscreen partner in a Cathy Garcia-Molina film shot in Hong Kong.
19. Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz has many times captured the hearts of their fans time and again as they both starred in “A Very Special Love” (2008), “You Changed My Life” (2009), and “It Takes A Man and A Woman” (2013).
20. The 2014 horror-suspense drama film “Maria Leonora Teresa” is directed by the late Wenn V. Deramas, starring Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo, and Jodi Sta. Maria. The film was titled after the Guy and Pip's famous doll of the same name.
21. The male young star who's predicted to follow John Lloyd Cruz's footsteps is Joshua Garcia. He has his way of making his audience shed bucket of tears via his films “Vince and Kath and James” (2016) and “Love You To The Stars And Back” (2017).
22. “Beauty and The Bestie” (2015) and “The Super Parental Guardians” (2016) are two hit action-comedy flicks of Vice Ganda and Coco Martin.
23. “Unbreakable” starred Angelica Panganiban as Deena and Bea Alonzo as Mariel as best of friends. They were joined by Richard Gutierrez in the film directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.
24. Ai-Ai delas Alas as Ina in the series of films “Ang Tanging Ina,” “Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat,” and “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To)” is the best friend of Rowena played by Eugene Domingo.
25. JC de Vera and Joross Gamboa played the husbands of Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban in “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” (2018).
Indeed, Star Cinema Films has always touched the heart and soul of Filipinos in each painstaking, high quality offering the studio produces. We really can’t wait its next big box office blockbuster that will again leave an indelible mark in the lives of Filipino moviegoers.