Nine Filipino Movies To Watch This Holy Week



Filipinos love watching rom-coms and family-oriented films. They watch movies on their pastime or whenever stuck in traffic, or simply watching on the big screen in the movie houses. It's their way of escape to unwind from the busy streets of Manila and work duties. RELATED: Six Filipino Rom Com Love Teams We’d Watch Again This Valentine’s Day Aside from going on a holiday at the beach or roaming around the streets outside of the country, it’s nice to sit back, and rewatch movies that will surely make you reflect about life this Holy Week. Here are some of the Filipino movies that you should watch this season: Love You to the Stars and Back – Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia (JoshLia) Mika (Barretto) adamantly believes in aliens and that they’re located at Mount Milagros. On her quest for the search of the aliens, she bumps into Caloy (Garcia) who has cancer and is battling with financial issues and unresolved baggages with his father. Mika, on the other hand, learns a lot from him. What could be their story? Magnifico – Jiro Manio Magnifico (Manio) lives with his grandmother, sister who’s suffering from cerebral palsy, brother who lost his scholarship, father who always scolds him, and his mother who would do anything for their family. He always want the betterment of everyone without expecting something in return. That Thing Called Tadhana – Angelica Panganiban and Jm De Guzman Mace (Panganiban) goes to Sagada after breaking up from her 7-year relationship to find the answer to the question, “Where do broken hearts go?” Does Anthony (De Guzman) know the answer to this? Seven Sundays – Enrique Gil, Dingdong Dantes, Cristine Reyes, Ronaldo Valdez, and Aga Muhlach Every Sunday Dantes, Reyes, Gil, Muhlach, goes to their father after learning that he has few weeks to live. How will they cope up with unresolved issues from the past and to live every moment? One More Chance – Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz College lovers Basha (Alonzo) and Popoy (Cruz) are inseparable but when Basha realizes she needs to grow on her own, Popoy resists the situation. But everyday they’re reminded of their happy memories as they go on their lives, will they give their love story one more chance? 4 Sisters and a Wedding – Bea Alonzo, Enchong Dee, Shaina Magdayao, Angel Locsin, and Toni Gonzaga Their youngest and only brother CJ (Dee) is finally getting married. Teddie (Gonzaga), Bobbie (Alonzo), and Alex (Locsin), comes back to the Philippines for their brother. What’s the deeper issue behind this? Tanging Yaman – Gloria Romero, Cherry Pie Picache, Jericho Rosales, John Prats, Shaina Magdayao, Marvin Agustin, and etc. Siblings Delgado, Manzano, and Bonnevie are fighting over a land while Romero is fighting over a disease. How will they cope up with Romero’s sickness and the land dispute? Heneral Luna – Paulo Avelino, John Arcilla, Aaron Villaflor, Mylene Dizon, Archie Alemania, and etc. Relearn your history by watching Heneral Luna. The movie is a historical biopic film about General Antonio Luna’s leadership of the Philippine Revolutionary Army during the Philippine-American war. He leads the army against the colonialism and fights for his country. Do you think we’re still in that era? Starting Over Again – Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, and Iza Calzado Ginny (Gonzaga) and Marco (Pascual) brings out the best in each other but when fear and a certain situation steps in the door, Ginny breaks up with Marco. Will they rekindle their love for each other? Read more: