Watch these Pinoy blockbusters!
While we're all staying home as much as we can, why not indulge in a Netflix marathon? If you've finished every K-drama available, or even dipped your foot in some pandemic-themed films, why not check out these Filipinos films as well? Keep reading to find out what Filipino movies you can check out on Netflix today!
1. Seven Sundays (2017)
When the Bonifacio siblings find out their father has cancer, they reunite and hash out their differences. This comedy drama is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, starring prominent actors like Aga Muhlach, Cristine Reyes, and Dingdong Dantes.
2. Heneral Luna (2015)
Set during the Philippine-American war, this film depicts General Antonio Luna’s life as he fights for the freedom of Filipino people and faces betrayal from his own countrymen. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about Philippine history and witness action through combat and warfare, include this on your must-binge movie list!
3. Everything About Her (2016)
A caregiver named Jaica is hired by Vivian, a successful businesswoman who recently discovered she was ill. Little does Vivian know, Jaica plays a significantly bigger role in her life— one that reconnects her to her distant son. This movie is about acceptance, love, and forgiveness.
4. Starting Over Again (2014)
A one-of-a-kind love story begins when an architecture student falls for her history professor and ends with plenty of unresolved issues. Years later, the pair meet again on a project. Do they finally get closure to close the book? Or did the two finally find their happy ending?
5. Caregiver (2008)
With the hopes of supporting her family, Sarah finds a job as a caregiver in United Kingdom. Here, she is able to navigate her way through self-discovery from being a submissive wife to someone who is empowered, and proud of who she is and what she does. The movie Caregiver portrays the plight of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as Sarah Gonzales joins 150,000 OFWs working in the UK.
6. Dead Kids (2019)
Dead Kids is the first Netflix Original film from the Philippines. It’s a thriller that centers on a socially awkward teen who suddenly gets close to a group of troublemakers with kidnapping plans that go way too far.
7. Birdshot (2017)
Newly taught on how to shoot a gun, young farm girl Maya accidentally shoots an endangered Philippine Eagle. When the police investigate the poacher responsible for the protected bird’s life, they uncover something even more frightening.
Birdshot was the first Filipino film to hit Netflix, and won the ‘Asian Future Best Film Award’ at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.
8. Sukob (2006)
There’s a common superstition in the Philippines that states that marriage should not take place within a year of the death of an immediate relative. A Filipino couple disregards this and pushes through with their wedding. Cursed by the sukob, ill-fated events happen to the two and their families.
9. That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
This film follows Mace and Anthony who meet unexpectedly at an airport in Rome. Once they reach the Philippines, they decide to venture out to places together and form a friendship that brings them closer to one another.
10. Crazy Beautiful You (2015)
Starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, Crazy Beautiful You tells the story of a spoiled teenager taken on a medical mission. Here, she meets a boy who changes her life for the better.