Netflix and chill is the new date night. If you're feeling Filipino, here are 5 Filipino Movies on Netflix as of January 2019.

Did you just hear that? Netflix is calling you. Why? Because Filipino movies are now on the world's biggest on-demand video streaming app. Here are 5 Filipino movies that you can stream now on Netflix!

1. Heneral Luna (2015)

Director: Jerrold Tarog
Cast: John ArcillaMon ConfiadoArron VillaflorJeffrey Quizon

Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History's most brilliant soldier, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution. (IMDb)

2. BuyBust (2018)

Director: Erik Matti

After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence. (IMDb)

3. Birdshot (2016)

"Birdshot" is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.

4. Kita Kita  (2017)

Cast: Alessandra de Rossi, Empoy Marquez

Kita Kita is a film about a working Filipino woman working as a travel guide in Sapporo, Japan who was driven to blindness due to extreme stress and heartache. While living alone, she found comfort in the company of a fellow Filipino who served as her eyes during her times of temporary blindness. (IMDb)

5. Metro Manila (2013)

Director: Sean Ellis

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them, and they fall prey to the rampant manipulations of its hardened locals. Oscar Ramirez catches a lucky break when he's offered steady work for an armored truck company and gregarious senior officer Ong takes him under his wing. Soon, though, the reality of his work's mortality rate and the murky motives of his new partner force Oscar to confront the perils he faces in his new job and life. The movie portrays how far a man can go for his family. (IMDb)

For now, there are only a few selected movies enjoying their limelight, but soon, more Philippine blockbusters will be released on Netflix. Enjoy watching, Kabayan!

Jan Audrey Francisco

Lyca is a digital content specialist based in Quezon City, Philippines. He specializes in arts and artists contents.

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