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  • Writer's pictureRiz Pulumbarit

#RizRecommends Filipino flicks to watch on Netflix

It’s Netflix weekend again. If you haven't seen a Pinoy movie lately, this would be a great opportunity to watch world-class Filipino movies. These three flicks stand out from the rest.

Kita Kita

Duration: 1 hour 23 mins.

My rating: 4/5 stars

A story of hope and triumph amid adversity, this is your ideal lockdown flick. A Filipina tour guide in Japan (Alessandra De Rossi) mysteriously loses her eyesight due to the stress of learning about her boyfriend's infidelity. Luckily, the new boy next door, a fellow Filipino (Empoy Marquez), befriends her and becomes her eyes to the world. An Indonesian remake of this movie was released in 2019.

Pinoy Sunday

Duration: 1 hour 21 mins.

My rating: 3.5/5 stars

Manuel (Epy Quizon) and Dado (Bayani Agbayani) are Filipino workers doing manual labor in Taiwan. After a couple leaves behind a big red sofa on a curb, Manuel convinces Dado to bring it home. Their friendship hangs in the balance as they confront mishaps, locals, and even each other as they carry the sofa throughout the city.

Bird Shot

Duration: 1 hour 55 mins.

My rating: 4/5 stars

A naïve farm girl wanders inside a protected forest sanctuary and shoots an endangered eagle. Her father tries to shake off two determined police officers who are hot on her trail. The picturesque scenery serves as a backdrop to this gritty flick.  

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