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10 Pinoy movies worth watching on Netflix this Christmas break

Before you turn your work files into confettis to celebrate the upcoming Christmas break, let us remind you that you deserve to download a good set of movies using the office WiFi before kicking back to relax. LOL! Kidding, download where you’re allowed to download, kids! Netflix has a great selection of Filipino films to choose from and it just continues to grow as the months go by.

We’ve compiled a list of Netflix-recommended Pinoy films that go with any #feels you have this season – from dark, comedy, to romance. I haven’t watched any of these yet but I’m sharing the list as a note-to-self and just in case you’re looking for a place to watch these movies for less than their cinema price. Here you go:

DARK AND MYSTERIOUS

1.Dead Kids 

(From left) Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Khalil Ramos, and Jan Silverio lead a young cast in Dead Kids, a Filipino Netflix Film directed by award-winning Filipino auteur Mikhail Red.

A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid –until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly. Inspired by true events. Dead Kids is directed by award-winning director Mikhail Red and stars Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Gabbi Padilla, Jan Silverio, and Markus Paterson.

2. Aurora

A scene from Yam Laranas’ Aurora. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

In Aurora, a fatal shipwreck spurs an islander innkeeper and her sister to recover the missing victims’ bodies–until the dead come seeking shelter themselves. This thriller is the first time Anne Curtis and director Yam Laranas worked together. 

3. Eerie

A scene from Mikhail Red’s Eerie. Maria. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

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. International audiences gave Eerie a big thumbs up, praising director Mikhail Red for serving up convincing chills.

4. Maria

Christine Reyes in Maria. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

An ex-assassin tries to leave her dark past behind until a power-hungry gang targets her and her family, forcing her to summon her killer instincts. Known for her drama roles, actress Christine Reyes impresses a global audience as the titular markswoman.

FEEL-GOOD MOVIES

5. My Fairy Tail Love Story

Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador in My Fairy Tail Love Story. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

When a young woman wakes up as a singing mermaid, she’s convinced meeting her Prince Charming will reverse the curse. But love isn’t that easy to find. My Fairy Tail Love Story debuts ElNella, Janella  Salvador and Elmo Magalona love team, in a feature film.

6. Camp Sawi

A scene from Camp Sawi. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Reeling from heartache, a group of women checks in to a boot camp to rehabilitate their views on romance and find themselves–together. Andi Eigenmann, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, and Arci Muñoz star in Camp Sawi.

7. Miss Granny

James Reid and Sarah Geronimo in Miss Granny. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Before settling into a nursing home, a grandmother snaps a magical photo that turns her 20 years younger and joins her unsuspecting grandson’s band. Director Joyce Bernal adapted this South Korean film of the same name. The film stars James Reid, Xian, Lim, and Sarah Geronimo, who won Best Actress at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.

KA-KILIG AND ROMANTIC8

8. Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis in Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

He wants conversation. She needs cash. But these sleepless nights together could give them a connection they never expected. No matter what the title says, actors Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis have palpable chemistry in this Irene Villamor-directed romance film. 

9. Meet Me in St. Gallen

Carlo Aquino and Bella Padilla in Meet Me in St. Gallen. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Instant chemistry ignites between two young people at a cafe. Their lives unfold separately, but they are bound by their mutual attraction. The film was shot on location in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and stars Bella Padilla and Carlo Aquino.

10. Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi

Sue Ramirez (center) and Jameson Blake in Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

When an internet-obsessed teen develops a rare illness that forces her to move to a remote town, she must navigate her relationships without technology. Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi stars Dead Kids stars Markus Patterson and Sue Ramirez together with Jameson Blake.

Have you seen any of these films already? Let us know if it’s a go or a no go by commenting under our post or getting in touch with Manila Millennial via FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Happy Holidays!

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