Last month, the leading online movie platform Netflix released three blockbuster Filipino films on its massive platforms. These specifically include the tear-jerking film The How of Us by Cathy-Garcia Molina starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla; the romantic drama film Exes Baggage by Dan Villegas; and the 2013 horror film Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay by Frasco Mortiz.
This month, Netflix keeps its promise to provide us quality content and share more Filipino stories by bringing 11 Filipino films and one series. The list tackles every aspect of our being, from heartbreaks, dreams, family struggles, first love to self-identity, and self-realization.
The American company has continued to expand its catalog by collaborating with some of the most popular film studios in the country, such as Viva, TBA Studios, Regal Film, Globe Studios, and The Idea Company.
Netflix also renewed and expanded its partnership with ABS-CBN to showcase more striking and unique stories created by Filipino filmmakers.
Here is the roster of films to watch on NETFLIX this November:
Alone/Together (2019) (November 5)
Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Starring: Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, and Adrian Alandy
Eight years after their breakup, college sweethearts Christine and Raf reconnect at different points in their lives as feelings from the past resurface.
One More Try (2012) (November 5)
Director: Ruel Bayani
Starring: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Dingdong Dantes
When her son’s condition becomes severe, a woman reconnects with the biological father. But the reunion puts a strain on their respective relationships.
First Love (2018) (November 12)
Director: Paul Soriano
Starring: Aga Muhlach, Bea Alonzo, and Sandy Andolong
A chance encounter soon intertwines the lives of a reserved businessman and a vibrant photographer who is living with a grave heart condition.
Isa Pa With Feelings (2019) (November 19)
Director: Prime Cruz
Starring: Carlo Aquino and Maine Mendoza
Two strangers, Mara and Gali, discover they are neighbors and a love story begins.
My Amnesia Girl (2010) (November 19)
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Starring: John Lloyd Cruz, Toni Gonzaga, and Carlos Agassi
Years after leaving his bride-to-be at the altar, a man crosses paths with his ex and tries to make up for the past, only to find he’s been forgotten.
Three Words to Forever (2018) (November 19)
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Starring: Sharon Cuneta, Richard Gomez, and Kathryn Bernardo
As they near their 25th wedding anniversary, Rick and Cristy try to conceal their crumbling marriage while their family prepares for a big celebration.
Unexpectedly Yours (2017) (November 26)
Director: Cathay Garcia-Molina
Starring: Sharon Cuneta, Robin Padilla, Julia Baretto, and Joshua Garcia
On the eve of her 50th birthday, Patty finds her drunk and desperate self in the arms of Cocoy. As it turns out, Cocoy is not only her neighbor, but her old high school schoolmate who’s always been secretly in love.
Fantastica (2018) (Coming Soon)
Director: Barry Gonzalez
Starring: Vice Ganda, Bela Padilla, Richard Gutierrez, Jaclyn Jose, and Dingdong Dantes
The proprietor of a struggling carnival must help a prince find three lost princesses.
Netflix Original Films
Alter Me (2020) (November 15)
Director: RC Delos Reyes
Starring: Enchong Dee, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and JC Santos
To better connect with other people–and her own emotions– an HR manager seeks the mentorship of a coveted escort, who soon opens her heart.
Finding Agnes (2020) (November 30)
Director: Marla Ancheta
Starring: Jelson Bay, Sue Ramirez, and Sandy Andolong
On an emotional journey in Morocco, an entrepreneur pieces together the turbulent life of his estranged mother and meets her adopted daughter.
Iska (2019) (November 19)
Director: Theodore Boborol
Starring: Soliman Cruz, Ruby Ruiz, Ricky Rivero, and Jonic Magno
A loving but impoverished grandmother of an autistic child tragicomically loses everything and turns into someone society reckons her to be.
Descendants of the Sun (PH Adaptation) (November 13)
Director: Dominic Zapata
Starring: Jennylyn Mercado, Dingdong Dantes, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith
A special forces officer and a surgeon navigate a relationship while dealing with the conflicts that develop between their contrasting lines of work.
Visit Netflix Philippines site to watch these films.
You can also watch and support some local films on MOOV, Cinema Centenario’s video on-demand online channel.