Love it or hate it – it’s love month and there’s just no escaping the hype and mushiness of romance. No matter how you celebrate it, ABS-CBN’s streaming service iWant has all the Pinoy movies and series you need to watch, whether you’re happily single, recovering from a failed relationship, or trying to search for “the one.”
Don’t we just love stories about budding romance, or just like how others call it – the “ligawan stage”? Feel young, free, and in love this Valentine season with these films that are sure to bring you a dose of kilig and put a smile on your face.
Expectations, hope, disappointments, and an undeniable connection that you just can’t seem to shrug off – these are the ingredients of great romantic love stories that take us on a rollercoaster ride and at the same time make us all warm and fuzzy inside. With just the right amount of “hugot,” these movies and series are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet!
LOVE AGAINST ALL ODDS
Filipinos love complex love stories featuring characters whose love is tested not only by the choices they make, but by the circumstances they are born into. We just can’t get enough of them, whether they’re about a rich girl falling for an orphan (“Dolce Amore”), a woman who tries to shun an arranged marriage with a childhood friend (“Mula sa Puso”), a jeepney driver providing shelter for a secret princess (“Basta’t Kasama Kita”), or a couple who finds out that they might be blood-related (“Pangako Sa ‘Yo”)!
FRIENDS FALLING IN LOVE
“Kaibigan mo ko, kaibigan mo lang ako… And I’m so stupid for making the biggest mistake of falling in love with my best friend!” We’ve all heard that line from Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal’s “Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?” It resonates with us, especially those who have been unfortunately plunked into the dreaded “friend zone.” On iWant, there’s an abundance of movies that tackle this “hugot”-filled love stories, such as KathNiel’s “Must Be Love” and Kimerald’s “Paano Na Kaya.”
They say love comes when you least expect it – and sometimes the mystery and thrill add even more magic to the unconventionality of the whole situation. Will the characters end up together? Will they overcome the pain and suffering they have inflicted on each other? Consider adding these movies and shows to your playlist: “Project Feb. 14” about a deranged couple who meet in the dark web, “Till There Was You” about a woman who pretends to be the mother of a desperate father, “The Better Half,” which skillfully tackles obsession and paranoia, “Playhouse” about a separated married couple trying their best to remain amicable in order to raise their godson, and “Etiquette for Mistresses” about a group of friends who teach and learn from each other the ropes of being in an affair.
LOVE AFTER ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’
We all want a fairytale ending where two prospective lovers are assumed to stay together forever. But what happens after the “spark” is gone and a couple is forced to face the struggles and complexities that come with staying together? These movies explore the truths of love – both its triumphs and ugliness – whether it’s about married life (“Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” and “A Second Chance”) or how working abroad affects a relationship (“Milan” and “Never Not Love You”).
Love knows no boundaries and we’re lucky to live in an era where acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community is celebrated in TV shows and movies. Fill your love month with rainbows and be moved by these series and award-winning films that prove love indeed knows no gender or sexual orientation.
You might have to hide your phones while watching these movies to keep you from texting an ex. Or – never mind, they must just help you get over a recent break-up. People say love is sweeter the second time around, and these films will surely prove that it’s possible for a forgotten love to have a second chance.
Catfights, slap fests, and witty one-liners – we all live for them. Now’s the chance to recite your all-time favorite teleserye/film dialogues by revisiting these movies and series about love triangles, which we know are barkada-bonding staples.
Make sure to catch these films and series on iWant via its iOS or Android apps or via web browser on iwant.ph. More subscribers can also get their iWant craving in the comfort of their own homes as they can already connect the streaming service to their TVs via Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
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