Header Ads

advertise

From 'Bliss' to 'Bar Boys': A List of the Filipino Films You Can Stream (Legally) For Free!

bliss jerrold tarog iza calzado movie

Select Filipino film studios have released a selection of their titles available for streaming (and free!). 

While a growing list, these Filipino films are worthy of your Philippine cinema education fix while on home quarantine with the alarming Novel Coronavirus situation. Here are the titles you can stream legally without shelling out your wallet.


ALIPATO: THE VERY BRIEF LIFE OF AN EMBER (Khavn Dela Cruz, 2016)
alipato khavn dela cruz movie
Khavn Dela Cruz's ALIPATO: The Very Brief Life of an Ember (2016). Photo courtesy of Stray Dogs and Kamias Overground

A bunch of 10-year-old kids rob and kill people without mercy until a failed bank robbery puts them in prison. After two decades, they are paroled but soon begin to disappear one by one.

Watch Khavn Dela Cruz's ALIPATO: The Very Brief Life Of An Ember on YouTube. Support film workers by donating to Lockdown Cinema Club and Director's Guild of the Philippines (DGPI).


ANG KWENTO DATING DALAWA (Nestor Abrogena, Jr., 2015)
ang kwento nating dalawa nestor abrogena jr movie
Nestor Abrogena, Jr.'s Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa (2015). Photo courtesy of Dogtown Manila
As clouds begin to roll, we see the morning life of a busy city. Cars jam the streets, as people makes squares of the side streets they walk on. People queues in line as everyone wants to board the city train. This is SAM’s daily picture of his long travel to school. He is a young filmmaker, who in his everyday commute, meets his girlfriend ISA, an aspiring writer, in a station, stops away from the school they go to. The gloomy weather seems to be painting the day for the young couple. The concurring problems between them loom as they try to survive the day. ISA is about to leave for the States after graduation and SAM gets an apprenticeship offer from one of the top film directors of the country. All these reasons make way for unspoken words of doubt and fear, on top of a bigger dilemma they have to face. SAM and ISA had to make a decision. They cannot stay too long in this relationship.

Watch Nestor Abrogena, Jr.'s Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa on iFlix.



BAR BOYS (Kip Oebanda, 2017)
bar boys kip oebanda movie
Kip Oebanda's Bar Boys (2017). Photo courtesy of Quantum Films
The film is about a group of friends who enter law school.

Watch Kip Oebanda's Bar Boys on YouTube.


BLISS (Jerrold Tarog, 2017)
bliss jerrold tarog iza calzado movie
Jerrold Tarog's Bliss (2017). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
Jane Ciego (Iza Calzado), a successful actress, produces her own film to gain respect from the industry. During the film production, she is involved in an accident that leaves her disabled. She is left in a secluded house to avoid more attention from the press, under the care and supervision of her husband, Carlo (TJ Trinidad) and a cruel, unusual nurse named Lilibeth (Adrienne Vergara). As days go by, she descends into insanity as she experiences horrors and madness while being trapped in her own home.

Watch Jerrold Tarog's Bliss on TBA Studios' YouTube.


CITIZEN JAKE (Mike De Leon, 2018)
citizen jake mike de leon
Mike De Leon's Citizen Jake (2018). Photo courtesy of Solar Pictures
Citizen Jake is the story of Jake Herrera, journalist and estranged son of a powerful Philippine Senator. More than anything, he wants to prove he is not like his father. This has been the motivation for most of his adult life's decisions, from career choice to his attempt to build a life for himself far away, in Baguio. But circumstances force him to try to solve the brutal murder of a young, female student from the university he teaches in. The investigation brings him on a path to encounter corruption and to finally face his own demons.

Watch Mike De Leon's Citizen Jake on iFlix


DINIG SANA KITA (Mike Sandejas, 2009)
dinig sana kita 2009 cinemalaya movie mike sandejas
Mike Sandejas' Dinig Sana Kita (2009). Photo courtesy of Cinemalaya
Deaf dancing boy meets troubled rocker chick in a Baguio camp for Deaf and hearing kids where find that they have more in common with each other including a love for music.

Watch Mike Sandejas' Dinig Sana Kita on Vimeo.



DORMITORYO (Emerson Reyes, 2017)
dormitoryo movie emerson reyes qcinema
Emerson Reyes' Dormitoryo (2017). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
Charles, an engineering student with an eye for beauty, just returned from school to a dormitory owned by Aling Linda, a strict, lonesome widow. Other occupants of the dorm include Max–now on his 7th year in college, Sheen–his reluctant partner, Steven–a social entrepreneur, Ramon–his cop lover, Alex–a call center agent, and Jenny–his attentive girlfriend. They all spend the evening tucked away in solitary rooms, talking about collective experiences, sharing a similar fate. And rent is due.

Watch Emerson Reyes' Dormitoryo on TBA Studios' YouTube.


ECHORSIS (Lem Lorca, 2016)
echorsis lem lorca movie
Lem Lorca's Echorsis (2015). Photo courtesy of Insight 360
The film revolves around a gigolo Carlo (Alex Medina), who was possessed by a gay entity after he deceived Kristoff (John Lapus) his closeted gay lover. Father Nick (Kean Cipriano) is then tasked to exorcise the spirit out of Carlo's body.

Watch Lem Lorca's Echorsis on Insight 360's YouTube.


EDWARD (Thop Nazareno, 2019)
edward cinemalaya movie thop nazareno watch
Thop Nazareno's Edward (2019). Photo courtesy of VIVA and Cinemalaya
This coming-of-age drama about a boy stuck with his grandfather in a hospital was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. 

Watch Thop Nazareno's Edward on iFlix.


EXES BAGGAGE (Dan Villegas, 2018)
exes baggage dan villegas
Dan Villegas' Exes Baggage (2018). Photo courtesy of Black Sheep
After a chance encounter, Pia (Angelica Panganiban) and Nix (Carlo Aquino) instantly hit it off. Natural conversations eventually develop into deep attraction. Despite their wounds from previous relationships, both decide to take a chance on each other. But when their love blossoms into a relationship, their differences will test their love for each other. Eventually, they will need to ask themselves if they are ready for another chance to fall in love even if they are still carrying baggage from their past.


Watch Dan Villegas' Exes Baggage on iWant.


HARANA (Florante Aguilar, Benito Bautista, 2012)
harana benito bautista documentary
Florante Aguilar and Benito Bautista's Harana (2012). Photo courtesy of New Art Media 
Upon his father's death, Florante Aguilar, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay he rediscovers the music of harana - a long-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman.

Watch Florante Aguilar and Benito Bautista's Harana on YouTube.


GAYUMA (Cesar Hernando, 2015)
gayuma cesar hernando movie benjamin alvez
Cesar Hernando's Gayuma (2015). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
Mike is a young student artist at the UP College of Fine Arts. He is happy with his relationship with his girlfriend named Joy who is also a student taking up a film course. A beautiful and mysterious figure drawing model in their school catches his attention and is slowly drawn to her. He gets to meet her finally whose name is Stella, but Stella is quite elusive. Mike's curiosity slowly turns into obsession that leads to a discovery of a dark heritage and ends in deep erotic passion linked from his family's roots.

Watch Cesar Hernando's Gayuma on TBA Studios' YouTube.


IISA (Chuck Gutierrez, 2015)
iisa chuck gutierrez movie qcinema
Chuck Gutierrez's Iisa (2015). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
IISA (As One) is a narrative feature about a never ending war, a town ravaged by a devastating storm and the woman caught in between.

Watch Chuck Gutierrez's Iisa on TBA Studios' YouTube.


KASAL (Jay Altarejos, 2014)
kasal the commitment jay altarejos movie cinemalaya
Jay Altarejos' Kasal (2014). Photo courtesy of Cinemalaya
Kasal is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It is also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.

Watch Jay Altarejos' Kasal (The Commitment) on FilmFreeway.


KITA KITA (Sigrid Bernardo, 2017)
kita kita movie sigrid andrea bernardo
Sigrid Bernardo's Kita Kita (2017). Photo courtesy of Viva Films
This is about two Filipinos living in Sapporo, Japan. Lea is a Velo taxi tour guide. She suffers an accident which leads to her being affected by temporary blindness that if not cured in a few weeks, could become permanent. Lea tries her best to ignore Tonyo at first, also a Filipino, because she is scared of not seeing him. But Tonyo is persistent and is determined to be her friend. In an ironic way, becoming blind allows Lea to see the true character of Tonyo. As Lea’s story ends, we will see Tonyo’s story begin.

Watch Sigrid Bernardo's Kita Kita on iFlix.


K'NA THE DREAMWEAKER (Ida Del Mundo, 2014)
k'na the dreamweaver ida del mundo mara lopez rk bagatsing cinemalaya
Ida Del Mundo's K'NA The Dreamweaver (2014). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
When K’na, a young T’boli woman, becomes a dreamweaver, she has the chance to weave together her village’s warring clans. But, will she give up true love to do so?

Watch Ida Del Mundo's K'Na The Dreamweaver on TBA Studios' YouTube.


LOVE YOU TO THE STARS AND BACK (Antoinette Jadaone, 2017)
love you to the stars and back movie joshua garcia julia barretto antoinette jadaone
Antoinette Jadaone's Love You to the Stars and Back (2017). Photo courtesy of Star Cinema
Socially awkward lass Mika (Julia Barretto) decides to run away from home to search for aliens because she wants to be abducted by them. In her trip, she accidentally crosses paths with Caloy (Joshua Garcia), a happy-go-lucky boy who is on his way to meet his father. Mika decides to give Caloy a ride until he reaches his destination. Along the way, the two embark on a road trip filled with adventures and misadventures, making them realize that life's important lessons are learned by taking risks and chances.


Watch Antoinette Jadaone's Love You to the Stars and Back on iWant.

LSS (Jade Castro, 2019)

lss movie jade castro khalil ramos gabbi garcia
Jade Castro's LSS (2019). Photo courtesy of Globe Studios
Sata and Zack, an aspiring musician and a yearning soon find themselves in a series of almost-but-not-quite romantic encounters as they follow an uprising indie-folk band. Two struggling dreamers in their 20s discover what it means to grow up as they experience the joy and pain of love and loss accompanied by the music of Ben & Ben.

Watch Jade Castro's LSS here.


MATANGTUBIG (Jet Leyco, 2015)
matangtubig jet leyco movie qcinema
Jet Leyco's Matangtubig (2015). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
The routine of the quaint rural town of Matangtubig is broken with the discovery of a girl's remains, defiled in an open grass field, another girl, missing. Claims for justice and a search ensues, the national media turns its attention, as the town is put on trial for the secrets it keeps, a local fisherman struggles with his conscience to admitting as witness. The townsfolk become entities for decency and sham, attempting to divert attention, the town put up its yearly festival by the lake, unknowing of a sleeping evil that has come to claim them.

Watch Jet Leyco's Matangtubig on TBA Studios' YouTube.


MEET ME IN ST. GALLEN (Irene Villamor, 2018)
meet me in st gallen movie irene villamor carlo aquino bela padilla
Irene Villamor's Meet Me in St. Gallen (2018). Photo courtesy of Viva Films
An aspiring painter and a frustrated musician meet and become instant friends, but decide to end and leave everything as is, just like complete strangers. What will happen if they meet again as two completely different people?

Watch Irene Villamor's Meet Me in St. Gallen on iFlix.


NEVER NOT LOVE YOU (Antoinette Jadaone, 2018)
never not love you james reid nadine lustre antoinette jadaone movie
Antoinette Jadaone's Never Not Love You (2018). Photo courtesy of Viva Films
A young reckless love between a couple, only to be separated by their dreams and choices in life. As changed people having finally achieved what they want in life, they meet again, 5 years later.

Watch Antoinette Jadaone's Never Not Love You on iFlix.


PATINTERO: ANG ALAMAT NI MENG PATALO (Mihk Vergara, 2016)
patintero ang alamat ni meng patalo qcinema mihk vergara movie
Mihk Vergara's Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo (2015). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
10-year old Meng loves one thing: Patintero. The only hitch is that she’s terrible at it and her reputation has earned her the title of the neighborhood “patalo” (loser). But in the continuing struggle against the high school team that has one-sidedly claimed the territory of the local sari-sari store, Meng forms an unlikely team of fellow losers to finally challenge these high schoolers in the biggest game of their lives.

Watch Mihk Vergara's Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo on TBA Studios' YouTube.


RED (Jay Abello, 2014)
red jay abello jericho rosales movie
Jay Abello's Red (2014). Photo courtesy of Cinema One Originals
Red, a shy orphan who spent most of his childhood in a girl up, grew up to be the town’s best fixer. 

Watch Jay Abello's Red on Cinema One's YouTube.


SHIFT (Siege Ledesma, 2013)
shift siege ledesma movie yeng constantino felix roco
Siege Ledesma's Shift (2013). Photo courtesy of Cinema One Originals
Estela Alano, a free-spirited, former student-activist, and veteran call center agent begins to lose all sense of motivation to work at her BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) company as her friends fall victim to layoffs caused by a business merger. On the brink of her resignation, she is assigned to be mentored by Trevor, an openly-gay senior agent.  As they grow closer, Estela senses an offbeat connection between them – one that results into developing romantic feelings for her gay friend.

Watch Siege Ledesma's Shift on Cinema One's YouTube.


SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY) (Irene Villamor, 2018)
sid and aya movie irene villamor dingdong dantes anne curtis
Irene Villamor's Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (2018). Photo courtesy of Viva Films
A high-spirited and hardworking young lady, Aya (Anne Curtis) who works at a 24-hr coffee shop is hired and becomes the confidante of Sid (Dingdong Dantes), a guy with insomnia. Budding romance starts to grow. But later discovers that the guy is about to propose to someone else.

Watch Irene Villamor's Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) on iFlix.


SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY (Antoinette Jadaone, 2011)
six degrees of separation from lilia cuntapay antoinette jadaone movie
Antoinette Jadaone's Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay (2011). Photo courtesy of Cinema One Originals
A bit player in the movies is nominated for an award for the first time in her 30-year showbiz career. In her desire to deliver the perfect thank-you speech she constantly erases and rewrites her speech, taking care to include everyone she has ever worked with. As awards night approaches she is overwhelmed by unsolicited advice and the jitters.

Watch Antoinette Jadaone's Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay on Cinema One's YouTube.


SUPERPSYCHOCEBU (Christian Linaban, 2016)
Christian Linaban's SUPERPSYCHOCEBU (2016). Photo courtesy of Panumduman Pictures 
A young man is on a quest to find a mythical strain of cannabis called the SUPERPSYCHOCEBU. Along the way, he meets characters that appear to have lost their minds after trying it, one of them even possessed by the Devil, at which point he starts questioning whether he’s in for some good weed or just one hell of a bad trip.

Watch Christian Linaban's SUPERPSYCHOCEBU on YouTube.


THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING (Andrew Leavold, Daniel Palisa, 2015)
the last pinoy action king daniel palisa andrew leavold rudy fernandez daboy
Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa's The Last Pinoy Action King (2015). Photo courtesy of Death Rides A Red Horse
A peek behind the Philippines' showbiz curtain to reveal the vivid and often heartbreaking story of Junior Action King, Rudy 'Daboy' Fernandez.

Watch Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa's The Last Pinoy Action King on YouTube.


THAT THING CALLED TADHANA (Antoinette Jadaone, 2014)
that thing called tadhana antoinette jadaone movie watch
Antoinette Jadaone's That Thing Called Tadhana (2014). Photo courtesy of Cinema One Originals
A woman (Angelica Panganiban) struggling to meet airline baggage requirements meets a man (JM De Guzman) who comes to her aid. They form a friendship that helps them mend each other's hearts.

Watch Antoinette Jadaone's That Thing Called Tadhana on Cinema One's YouTube.


ULAN (Irene Villamor, 2019)
ulan nadine lustre movie irene villamor
Irene Villamor's Ulan (2019). Photo courtesy of VIVA Films and HOOQ
Maya (Nadine Lustre) is a girl who has always held a pessimistic view of the rain, reminding her of failed love and other depressing things. Will the rain ever stop her in her journey to overcome past heartaches?

Watch Irene Villamor's Ulan on HOOQ.


WATER LEMON (Lem Lorca, 2015)
water lemon lem lorca junjun quintana movie
Lem Lorca's Water Lemon (2015). Photo courtesy of TBA Studios
Water Lemon is set in the coastal town of Mauban, Quezon, where the mundane lives of a grieving widow, a socially handicapped genius, and a helpless grandfather interconnect to create bumps in their flatline lives.

Watch Lem Lorca's Water Lemon on TBA Studios' YouTube.


YANGGAW (Richard Somes, 2009)

yanggaw richard somes movie cinema one
Richard Somes' Yanggaw (2009). Photo courtesy of Cinema One Originals
An unknown infection in a young girl affects her body, which results in her turning into a monster.

Watch Richard Somes' Yanggaw on Cinema One's YouTube.

Have a film we can add? Hit the comments below. 

No comments