As we approach the end of August, we have not one, but two long weekends ahead – a perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy some precious moments with your loved ones. And what could be more delightful than snuggling up on the couch, munching on some popcorn, and getting lost in a series of heartwarming and thought-provoking movies?
Netflix has some fantastic Filipino films perfect for the occasion. So, get comfy and look at our list of recommendations that will entertain the whole family and us dads as well!
Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap (Comedy)
This 2018 film follows a group of thieves attempting an exciting heist. It combines humor and wit to showcase the amusing relationships between the characters. The movie’s main goal is to entertain and make people laugh, so it presents the thieves and their adventurous actions in a light and comedic way.
The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies (Drama)
Another 2018 charming indie film that features a homeless girl with extraordinary healing abilities who travels around to help sick people. One day, she arrives at the Manila railroad, where she meets an old man who is also ill, but for some reason, she can’t heal him. Despite this, they become friends and go on a magical journey transforming their lives. The movie shows how important it is for people to connect with each other.
Doll House (Drama)
In 2022, a poignant movie tells the story of a troubled rock band singer who chooses to care for the little girl he abandoned years ago, hoping to build a bond they never had. The movie explores the themes of giving someone another chance, love without conditions, and the act of forgiving.
This is a 2018 fantasy comedy film. The owner and her family live in a struggling carnival. Instead of giving up, the owner tries to revive the carnival with small shows, but it doesn’t work. One night, the owner meets an old friend who offers to help rebuild the carnival. The catch is that the owner must assist the friend on a search mission in a magical land called Fantastica.
You can watch these Filipino movies in Netflix. Get an account and subscribe to a plan to watch with your family!