Who doesn’t love a good hugot line or two? What’s great is that Pinoy movies are treasure troves of hugot material. In need of hugot catharsis? Why don’t you go through these 10 memorable hugot lines from Tagalog movies—and catch these awesome flicks while you’re at it?
1. “Hindi ako ‘to! Pero ginagawa ko to para sa iyo.”—No Other Woman
No Other Woman revolves around the lives of Charmaine (Cristine Reyes) and her husband, Ram (Derek Ramsay), a furniture salesman who is determined to provide for his family. He enlists the help of Kara (Anne Curtis), the daughter of a wealthy resort owner whom Ram is wooing as a prospective client. However, Ram and Kara end up having an affair, throwing everyone’s lives in disarray. As expected, this movie is chock-full of drama and quotable quotes, and the spurned wife Charmaine has definitely one of the most hugot-worthy of them all.
2. “Mahal mo ba ako dahil kailangan mo ako? O kailangan mo ako kaya mahal mo ako?”—Milan
The movie follows Lino (Piolo Pascual), who goes to Italy to look for his missing wife. He bumps into Jenny (Claudine Barretto), a headstrong woman, who does not feel the need to prioritize personal relationships. Lino soon proves her wrong, but things unravel as they end up falling in love with each other. This tearjerker of a line from Jenny is something that a lot of us could relate to.
3. “She had me at my worst. You had at me at my best. At binalewala mo lang lahat iyon.”—One More Chance
Who could ever forget this John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo classic? John Lloyd stars as Popoy, a successful engineer who is committed to his college sweetheart, Basha, who is played by Bea. The two initially had their future laid out for them, but this bothers Basha, who still wants to find herself. This greatly affects her relationship with Popoy, and the two end up breaking up. Popoy eventually finds himself a new girl, but it soon becomes evident that he and Basha still have feelings for each other. When Popoy confronts Basha with these lines, our hearts break along with his.
4. “But I also know I’m never enough.”—The Mistress
John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo reunite in this one of a kind love story. John Lloyd plays JD, an architect who pursues Sari, played by Bea. While the two hit it off right away, something stands in their way: Sari is JD’s dad’s mistress. Anyone who has found herself in a complicated relationship (but not necessarily Sari’s and JD’s predicament) could definitely relate to this hugot line.
5. Marty: “Mahal mo ba ako?” Lance: “I never got there.”—Paano Kita Iibigin
Piolo Pascual and Regine Velasquez star in the drama flick Paano Kita Iibigin. Papa P plays eye candy Lance, an arrogant resort owner whom Marty (played by Regine Velasquez) ends up working for. Most of us have fallen hard for the hot but unattainable guys, and this heart crusher of a line definitely brings out all those hugot feels.
6. “I was never your partner. I’m just your wife.”—Madrasta
Now, here’s a hugot wives can definitely relate to. Sharon Cuneta plays Mariel, who marries Edward (played by Christopher De Leon), a family man whose first wife abandoned him and his three kids. Sometimes, marriage can make everything seem dull, and being a wife could end up sounding more like a chore than a partnership. This line is perfect for those moments.
7. “Hindi lahat ng nagpapasaya sa atin ay tama.”—A Love Story
Maricel Soriano, Aga Muhlach, and Angelica Panganiban star in this drama. Aga plays Ian, a successful man who desperately wants to earn his father’s approval. He is torn between two women: Joanna (played by Maricel Soriano), a successful and nurturing doctor and Karyn (played by Angelica Panganiban), a sultry stewardess who has a thirst for adventure. The catch? One of them is Ian’s mistress, while the other is his wife. This hugot line from the movie is a painful reminder of the moral baggage that could come with some relationships.
8. “What do you want me to believe? That it is possible for you to be physically unfaithful and emotionally faithful?”—A Secret Affair
Anne Curtis and Derek Ramsay once again reunite in another movie, this time, with Andi Eigenmann as part of their love triangle. Anne plays Rafi, who’s about to be married to her sweetheart, Anton (played by Derek). However, she gets cold feet and runs away from her wedding to seek solace in the U.S. Anton soon turns to Rafi’s friend, Sam (played by Andi) for comfort, and the two begin a physical relationship.
9. “Diyan ka naman magaling e! Magaling ka magpaasa.”—One More Try
This could possibly be the mother of all hugot lines. What can you expect from a movie that has such a heavy theme as One More Try? The film revolves around single mom Grace (played by Angel Locsin), whose son has a rare blood disease. This leads Grace to reconnect with her son’s father, Edward (played by Dingdong Dantes), who is married to another girl, Jacqueline (played by Angelica Panganiban). Unfortunately, Grace and Edward’s predicament makes Jacqueline uncomfortable, spelling problems for everyone.
10. “Sabihin mo sa akin—may dahilan pa ba ako para hindi umalis?”—My Neighbor’s Wife
Another hugot line that is worthy of the big screen. My Neighbor’s Wife introduces us to two couples: Bullet (played by Jake Cuenca) and Jasmine (played by Carla Abellana) as well as Aaron (played by Dennis Trillo) and Giselle (played by Lovi Poe). All four are friends, until a drunken night leads Bullet and Giselle to have a one-night stand, complicating things for everyone.
Which of these quotes was your favorite? Do you have a favorite hugot line from a Tagalog movie that didn’t make it to our list? Leave a comment to share!
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