11 Filipino Films You Should Watch on Netflix Now

What have you been watching on Netflix recently? Instead of binge-ing on international fare, why not get a fill of some great Filipino films for a change? Whether you prefer something dark, funny, or romantic; celebrate Philippine cinematic achievements and watch these features with your friends and family.

11 Filipino Films We Recommend You Watch on Netflix

For something dark and mysterious

Dead Kids

A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid… until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly. Inspired by true events, ‘Dead Kids’ is directed by award-winning director Mikhail Red and stars Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Gabbi Padilla, Jan Silverio, and Markus Paterson.

Aurora

A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid… until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly. Inspired by true events, ‘Dead Kids’ is directed by award-winning director Mikhail Red and stars Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Gabbi Padilla, Jan Silverio, and Markus Paterson.

Maria

An ex-assassin tries to leave her dark past behind until a power-hungry gang targets her and her family, forcing her to summon her killer instincts. Known for her drama roles, actress Christine Reyes impresses a global audience as the titular markswoman.

For something funny and feel-good

Sons of Mommy Sabel

Starring comedy actress Ai-Ai delas Alas and The Ex Battalion boys, Sons of Mommy Sabel is best viewed with family. After being abandoned at the altar by a prince, an eccentric single mother reunites with six of her estranged sons and attempts to make a happy family. The film is directed by Dado Lumibao.

My Fairy Tail Love Story

When a young woman wakes up as a singing mermaid, she’s convinced meeting her Prince Charming will reverse the curse. Sadly, love isn’t that easy to find. ‘My Fairy Tail Love Story’ debuts ElNella – Janella  Salvador and Elmo Magalona’s love team – in a feature film.

Camp Sawi

Reeling from heartache, a group of women checks in to a boot camp to rehabilitate their views on romance and find themselves together. Andi Eigenmann, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, and Arci Muñoz star in ‘Camp Sawi’.

Miss Granny

Before settling into a nursing home, a grandmother snaps a magical photo that turns her 20 years younger and joins her unsuspecting grandson’s band. Director Joyce Bernal adapted this South Korean film of the same name. The film stars James Reid, Xian, Lim, and Sarah Geronimo, who won Best Actress at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.

For something romantic

Elise

When childhood chums Bert (Enchong Dee) and Elise (Janine Gutierrez) reunite, sparks fly – at least for Bert, who has always loved Elise. Now that they’re grown up, will she reciprocate his love?

Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

Sid and Aya

He wants conversation. She needs cash. But these sleepless nights together could give them a connection they never expected. No matter what the title says, actors Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis have palpable chemistry in this Irene Villamor-directed romance film.

Meet Me in St. Gallen

Instant chemistry ignites between two young people at a cafe. Their lives unfold separately, but they are bound by their mutual attraction. The film was shot on location in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and stars Bella Padilla and Carlo Aquino.

Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi

When an Internet-obsessed teen develops a rare illness that forces her to move to a remote town, she must navigate her relationships without technology. ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi’ stars ‘Dead Kids’ stars Markus Patterson and Sue Ramirez together with Jameson Blake.

Have you seen any of these movies yet? Got any to add to the list?

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