Filipino Movies and Dramas on Netflix
Netflix continues to expand its International market by adding Filipino movies and dramas to its site. There is a combination of period, romantic, thriller, and action movies to choose from. I’ve included direct links and summaries of each movie to help you gauge what Netflix is offering and if it’s worth it.
Two strangers meet on a dating app and experience instant chemistry, but their relationship unravels as jarring differences catch up to them. Starring Jennlyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay.
When a tour guide in Japan goes blind after seeing her fiance’s infidelity, she befriends a fellow Filipino keen to coax her out of the darkness. Starring Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez.
Brash ladies’ man Gregoria “Goyo” del Pilar rises to become one of the Philippines’ youngest generals in this historical epic sequel to “Heneral Luna.” Starring Paulo Avelino, Carlo Aquino, and Arron Vaillaflor.
In a mazelike Manila slum, at war with incensed civilians and a brutal cartel, special agent Nina Manigan must fight her way through once fierce night. Starring Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, and Victor Neri.
In the 1890’s, Gen. Antonio Luna leads the fight for independence from the U.S. during the Philippine-American War. Prequel to “Goyo: The Boy General.” Starring John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, and Arror Villaflor.
A sheltered farm girl inadvertently shoots an endangered Philippine eagle, setting off a police investigation that exposes violence and corruption. Starring John Arcilla, Arnold Reyes, and Mary Joy Apostol.
Popular blogger Cali is hired for a marketing campaign alongside another viral sensation: her ex-boyfriend Gio, who’s intent on winning her back.
Four sisters unite to stop their young brother’s pending nuptials upon meeting his fiancee’s demanding family, revealing long-simmering family issues.
Gab is eager to tie the knot with her handsome boyfriend, but there’s a problem, and it’s a doozy: She’s already married to a total stranger.
Finding himself in a desperate situation, undercover agent Emman asks his former best friend, Erika, to join him on a dangerous mission.
To make another woman jealous, a campus hearttrob asks a fellow student to be his pretend girlfriend, but fate has other plans for the fake couple.
Pong, a corporate assistant, poses as his company’s president in order to help Georgina, a marketing executive, close a crucial business deal.
Quadruplets separated as babies reunite in Manila when one needs a liver transplant, but long-held family resentments threaten to derail everything.
Rocco needs to hire a bride so he can access his trust fund. Rocky desperately needs a job. Their marriage starts out fake, but ends up as much more.
Laida and Miggy used to be in love, but now they’re forced to work together in a professional capacity — and neither is completely over their past.
Following their storybook wedding, Popoy and Basha find married life — and starting a business together — more challenging than they ever imagined.
The mistress of a wealthy businessman is torn between her loyalty to him and her love for a young architect connected to her in unexpected ways.
A rock musician and a law student whose true passion is music fall in love and pursue a romance that complicates both of their blossoming careers.
The Only Mother To You All (Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat)
Raising her large family alone after her husband’s death, Ina searches for work and finally lands the most unlikely job: president of the Philippines.
Laida and Miggy think they’ve found perfect happiness with each other, until their burgeoning careers force them into a long-distance relationship.
While patiently waiting for her boyfriend to come out of his coma, Audrey finds herself falling for the caring and successful Ethan.
A happily married man gives in to temptation when a wealthy client pursues him, setting off a torrid love triangle.
An architecture student and a history professor fall in love, pursue a dream, split up and bump into each other years later. Can there be a second chance?
Feeling betrayed by their romantic partners’ infidelity, Adrianne and Vince struggle to forgive while finding comfort with each other.
After the untimely demise of her first three husbands, a stoic single mom is left to raise twelve children on her own and provide for her big family.
Two half siblings separated by family conflict cross paths as adults at a fashion agency — but one of them has a vendetta, unbeknownst to the other.
A devastating breakup with her boyfriend may be the start of a new beginning for Mace, thanks to the an adventurous and kind stranger named Anthony.
Growing up in poverty and political turmoil, he found his way out in the ring. The early years of world-famous boxer Manny Pacquiao unfolds in this biopic.
While pursuing a degree in Spain, an architecture struggling with grief meets a fellow expatriate trying to flee a difficult family life.
Sarah leaves her son in the Philippines to reunite with her husband in London where she struggles personally and professionally as a care-home worker.
After being unexpectedly dumped by their respective lovers, a man and a woman have a chance meeting at a resort and embark on a unique relationship.
After a woman is very publicly left at the alter, the PR expert hired to fix the situation winds up falling in love with her.
Self-made millionaire Ian thinks he’s found happiness when he marries caring Joanna, but his love is put to the test when he meets stewardess Karyn.
A hard-driving real estate tycoon who becomes ill with cancer hires a medical caretaker who helps her begin to mend fences with her estranged son.
A dying father asks his busy and grown children to spend their Sundays with him, forcing his family to confront their issues before it’s too late.
Following his best friend’s death, Arci takes charge of her two boisterous children with some help from their gang-affiliated uncle.
When aspiring fashion designer Andi reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Max, she’s surprised to learn that he’s in a relationship with a man.
Love can be complicated, especially when Vince agrees to secretly woo Kath via text on behalf of James — while falling for her, too.
Now a celebrity, Benjie is tasked with taking care of a General’s young son, who has information about a looming terrorist threat.
Two weddings marred by tragedy lead the respective brides to believe that they’ve been cursed by an old cultural superstition.
Tired of her husband’s cheating, Anne begins a passionate new relationship — while still wondering if she should give her marriage another chance.
A fatal shipwreck spurs an inkeeper and her sister to recover the missing victims’ bodies — until the dead come seeking shelter themselves.
An ex-assassin tries to leave her dark past behind her until a power-hungry gang targets her and her family, forcing her to summon her killer instincts.
When a student’s suicide rattles an all-girls Catholic school, a clairvoyant guidance counselor leans on a ghost to uncover the convent’s abusive past.
Despite the Philippine government’s crackdown on narcotics, high schooler Joseph expands his drug running while his cop uncle profits from corruption. Starring Derek Ramsay, Vince Rillion, and Allen Dizon.
For now, the selection is a bit small and leaves a lot to be desired. However, as of March 2019, 13 new movies were added. Could this be the beginning of having easier access to Filipino dramas and movies? A lot of these seem to be Star Cinema/ABS-CBN dramas, which I believe are also available through a TFC (The Filipino Channel) subscription.
Nonetheless, we now have the option to watch Filipino dramas and movies on Netflix, which is a pleasant surprise. I would love to see more content. Viki currently has two Filipino dramas: My Love From the Star (Korean Drama Remake) and The One that Got Away.
If you enjoy ABS-CBN content, they subtitle a heap of their movies and dramas at TFC TV. It will require a paid subscription to watch any of those movies or dramas.
I do my best to stay on top of Asian content and it’s availability. I’ve put together some lists you might find useful such as Thai Dramas on Netflix and Chinese/Taiwanese Dramas on Netflix. Also, I try to update these lists at least once a month.
Are you a fan of Filipino dramas and movies? What about on Netflix? Are you happy to have more options on Netflix? Let me know what you think the comments below. I’ve also put together a post listing Love Teams and explaining what they are.
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