Using the positive interdependence element of cooperative learning, the researchers conducted a study aimed to measure whether there was a significant relationship between the level of attitude towards cooperative learning and the level of critical analysis by the students of the Filipino independent films: Serbis, Kinatay, Noy and Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. Forty students from a Filipino class of the Holy Name University and thirty two students of the University of the Immaculate Conception were purposively chosen as participants of the study. A 20-item researcher-made questionnaire (α = 0.92) was used to assess the level of attitude towards cooperative learning strategy. A 5-item-criteria scoring rubric for written (α = 0.89) and a 9-item criteria scoring rubric for speech (α = 0.92) were used to evaluate the critical film analysis of the participants. Based on the data gathered, the level of attitude towards cooperative learning as an instructional strategy is high and the level of critical analysis is moderately high for students of HNU, on the other hand, the level of attitude towards cooperative learning as an instructional strategy is moderately high while the level of oral critical analysis is low for students of UIC. There is a moderate correlation between these two variables. Generally, the students hardly grasp the real intention of the independent films which are presented more as art forms rather than as entertaining materials that described the film as a comedy about misguided ambitions, the art of making art and the romanticism of Philippine poverty.