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. As of now, there are only 6 Filipino 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.
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 small and leaves a lot to be desired. 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. I do my best to update periodically — at least one or twice 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.
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