While there are tons of foreign movies available for your consumption all over the web, there’s nothing like watching our own, Pinoy-made films.
Thankfully, there are tons of websites and streaming platforms that offer a wide variety of Filipino films. Whether you’re in it for the classic titles to modern and trendy ones — drama, comedy, or horror — a lot of the sites we’ll show you today has a lot of them.
Some websites and streaming services we’ll show you require a monthly subscription, which will also help the people behind your favorite films to make money out of it.
But don’t worry, as we’ll also include a couple of free alternatives if you’re on a budget. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
WeTV by iFlix (FREE)
The library of WeTV by iFlix consists of classic and modern Filipino films and TV shows. Movies like Heneral Luna, the Pinoy adaptation of Miracle in Cell No. 7, and comedies like Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap are here.
Pinoy teleseryes like Ang Probinsyano and Viral Scandal are also present with new episodes added every time. The service has also started producing its own content for the platform.
WeTV is completely free as long you don’t mind advertisements. For an ad-free experience, you can opt for the VIP subscription that’s only Php129 per month.
A lot of ABS-CBN and Star Cinema-produced films and TV shows continue to live on via the company’s own iWantTFC streaming service.
The service also live streams a couple of ABS-CBN channels that has been off the air. There’s the Kapamilya Channel, TeleRadyo, Myx, and more.
iWantTFC is free, but of course, it’s riddled with ads, which you can remove if you pay for a Php119 per month subscription.
With CignalPlay you can access a whole bunch of Filipino movies and TV shows. They also offer live streaming from channels like TV5, OneSports, PBA Rush, A2Z, iBC, DepED TV, and more.
CignalPlay has a free tier that lets you watch free movies, live channels, and series. However, there are some content tagged as Premium, which you can only access by subscribing to Cignal Play Premium for Php75 per month. There’s also a Php200/month tier for completely unrestricted access. You can also connect your existing Cignal account if you already have one.
It may have a limited number of legitimate movie copies, but a lot of Philippine movie studios actually release their films on YouTube during special scenarios. A couple of movies from Viva Films, ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema, and others are available on YouTube.
Other than classic films, Vivamax has been actively producing its own movies. That’s why it’s no surprise that they don’t have a free tier.
Pricing starts at Php49 for a 7-day subscription. There’s also a monthly individual plan for Php149, while the highest tier costs Php7,490, which gives four accounts a year of access.
Upstream is a service that lets you catch movies, and even TV series and live events (boxing, concerts, etc.) by paying individually for them.
For example, you can watch any of the Mano Po series for Php50 a pop.
Newer Filipino and Hollywood films may be more expensive. For one, the 2021 installment to the Fast Saga, F9, costs Php210. There’s also the Charo Santos-Concio and Daniel Padilla-led film called Kun Maupay Man It Panahon for Php249.
Here’s a crowd-favorite. Netflix is easily the biggest streaming platforms in the world, and in the last couple of years, they’ve included a bunch of Filipino movies in its library and even produced some of their own.
It has a couple of classics like Four Sisters and a Wedding, new releases like Love is Colorblind, and even Netflix-branded titles like My Amanda and Love the Way U Lie.
A Netflix subscription starts at Php149. You can check all the Netflix plans here.
These are the websites and video streaming services you can use to watch Pinoy films. Do you know any other alternatives? Let’s hear them out in the comments below.