Running out of things to watch during the quarantine? We recommend going local and getting your fill of some local fare for the next few weeks. Fortunately, a lot of Filipino movies and series have become available to us during the quarantine to promote local filmmakers and help us steer clear of boredom at the same time.
Here’s Where You Can Watch Filipino Movies for Free During the Quarantine
TBA Studios, a leading commercial film outfit in the Philippines that is dedicated to making high quality films and promoting Filipino filmmakers worldwide, has uploaded several full-length movies on their YouTube channel, including ‘Bliss‘, ‘Gayuma’, ‘Iisa’, ‘Dormitoryo’, and ‘Patintero’.
Cinema One, which you are surely familiar with since it is a cable channel here in the Philippines, has uploaded various movies and continues to upload new movies to promote staying home during the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the movies currently uploaded on their YouTube channel include ‘Mamay Umeng’, ‘Blue Bustamante’, ‘My Paranormal Romance’, ‘Red’, and ‘Shift’.
Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Regal Entertainment, Inc. has been releasing free movies for all during the quarantine with different playlists to suit your preference. They have Shocking Classics, Regal Comedy Wednesday, Feel Good Classics, Regal Sabado Thriller, Regal Action Marathon Sunday, and Regal Babies Rewind.
Streaming app iWant is currently providing 1000+ free movies during the COVID-19 quarantine. iWant has the biggest library of Filipino movies and TV shows in the country, so you are sure to find something that suits your fancy. Just download the app and start streaming!
Classic Filipino Movies
Known for the movies ‘Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising’, ‘Kakabakaba Ka Ba?’, ‘Kisapmata’, ‘Batch ’81’, and ‘Sister Stella L’, filmmaker Mike de Leon has uploaded classic Filipino movies from the 1930s to the 1960s on the Vimeo page of his latest movie, ‘Citizen Jake’. Some of the movies you can watch here include ‘Noli Me Tangere’, ‘Miss Philippines’, and ‘Aguila’.
To help with the boredom of staying at home while on community quarantine, Kip Oebanda has released the 2017 movie ‘Bar Boys’ with consent of the director and producers, as well.
Of course, there are a bunch of Filipino films on Netflix, as well, in case you already have a Netflix account. If you don’t, you can get a mobile-only account for only Php149! Click here for a list of Filipino movies we recommend on Netflix.
Which Filipino movies will you be watching during the rest of the quarantine?
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