When we conducted our 2013 poll for the Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time, 81 respondents (critics, filmmakers, archivists, academics, etc.) provided us with a total of 204 films, ranging from obscure gems like Kidlat Tahimik’s Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons to the unabashedly campy No Other Woman. We decided then to limit the list to 50 because we had a lot of ties, and it seemed unwieldy to publish a top 100 list with so many ties.

That was before we discovered a sensible method to break ties based on which of the tied films are ranked higher by their respective voters. We have since used that method to rank the 100 Best Performances of the Half-Decade. It’s a pretty boring task to detail the equation we used (you can message us if you want to know how we did it) so let us get on with the more exciting job of revealing which films are the 50 next best.

100 – Tanging Yaman (Laurice Guillen, 2000)

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99 – Emily (Gregorio Fernandez, 1960)

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98 – Pila Balde (Jeffrey Jeturian, 1999)

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97 – Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi (Danny Zialcita, 1983)

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96 – Dahas (Chito Roño, 1995)

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95 – Ina Ka ng Anak Mo (Lino Brocka, 1979)

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94 – Sanda Wong (Gerardo de Leon, 1955)

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93 – Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa (Celso Ad. Castillo, 1974)

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92 – Cain at Abel (Lino Brocka, 1982)

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91 – Puting Paalam (Sari Lluch Dalena, 1997)

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90 – Temptation Island (Joey Gosiengfiao, 1980)

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89 – Tag-ulan sa Tag-araw (Celso Ad. Castillo, 1975)

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88 – Pagdating sa Dulo (Ishmael Bernal, 1971)

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87 – One More Chance (Cathy Garcia-Molina, 2007)

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86 – Laman (Maryo J. delos Reyes, 2002)

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85 – Palabra de Honor (Danny Zialcita, 1983)

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84 – Milagros (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1997)

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83 – Pare Ko (Jose Javier Reyes, 1995)

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82 – Maicling Pelicula nang Ysang Indio Nacional (Raya Martin, 2005)

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81 – Lucia (Mel Chionglo, 1992)

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80 – Sisa (Gerardo de Leon, 1951)

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79 – Biyaheng Lupa (Armando Lao, 2009)

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78 – Tirador (Brillante Mendoza, 2008)

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77 – Huwag Mo Akong Limutin (Gerardo de Leon, 1960)

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76 – Bulaklak ng Maynila (Joel Lamangan, 1999)

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75 – Now Showing (Raya Martin, 2008)

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74 – Ang Huling Balyan ng Buhi (Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2006)

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73 – Ang Kabiyak (Danny Zialcita, 1980)

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72 – Confessional (Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Dahis Antipuesto, 2007)

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71 – Luksang Tagumpay (Gregorio Fernandez, 1956)

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70 – Anak (Rory Quintos, 2000)

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69 – Shake, Rattle and Roll (Emmanuel Borlaza, Ishmael Bernal, Peque Gallaga, 1984)

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68 – Juan Tamad Goes to Congress (Manuel Conde, 1960)

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67 – Sibak: Midnight Dancers (Mel Chionglo, 1994)

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66 – Miguelito: Ang Batang Rebelde (Lino Brocka, 1985)

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65 – Ang Ninanais (John Torres, 2010)

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64 – Riles (Ditsi Carolino, 2002)

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63 – Haplos (Tony Perez, 1982)

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62 – Jose Rizal (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998)

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61 – Independencia (Raya Martin, 2009)

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60 – Misteryo sa Tuwa (Abbo dela Cruz, 1984)

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59 – Ang Magpakailanman (Raymond Red, 1982)

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58 – Lola (Brillante Mendoza, 2009)

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57 – Working Girls (Ishmael Bernal, 1984)

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56 – Salome (Laurice Guillen, 1981)

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55 – Todo Todo Teros (John Torres, 2006)

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54 – Bulaklak sa City Jail (Mario O’Hara, 1984)

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53 – Broken Marriage (Ishmael Bernal, 1983)

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52 – Noli Me Tangere (Gerardo de Leon, 1961)

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51 – Thy Womb (Brillante Mendoza, 2012)

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