5 Filipino Romcom Films That are Worth the Rewatch

5 Filipino Romcom Films That are Worth the Rewatch


Need that surge of kilig feel? Discover it in different forms of love courtesy of the big screen

Oh, love. It’s different feelings and emotions at all times, but sharing a laugh with someone else seems to always be a part of it. Ever wonder why romantic comedies seem to have a way into our hearts? It’s because the humor from embarrassing moments with crushes, the relief from watching two people fall in love—just by the idea of love being something that brings joy—will never get old. With that said, here are five must-see Filipino romcom films that are worth the watch and rewatch from time to time. 

Photo: SAMANTHA LEE (via Instagram)

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Sam Lee’s Cinemalaya directorial debut captures that endearing affection from young hearts who navigate what love is. And when we say love, it’s about finding it within yourself and also through the help of others. From discovering your own truth to making sense of your feelings for someone else, you might find yourself relating to the two main characters Ace and Jana whether you are in your teens or not. Lee’s approach in films has proven overtime that one can talk about real life issues most especially in women-loving-women romantic comedies. 

Can’t Help Falling In Love

If there is a movie that depicts how you can just find the right love, it’s Can’t Help Falling In Love. After their heavy drama Barcelona: A Love Untold, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla starred in this romcom as Gab and Dos, respectively. What happens when Gab, the soon-to-bride, discovers that she’s already married to a man who’s not her fiancé? If you need some reminding that love should always come with truth, here’s KathNiel to offer you that.

Unofficially Yours

Let’s face it—no one does Filipino romantic comedies better than the one and only John Lloyd Cruz. Pair him with Angel Locsin, and their acting chops would definitely give us a daring chemistry like no other. In 2012, they did take their television pairing to the big screen with Unofficially Yours. The movie may offer its audience a fair share of laughs for its initial premise of “friends”-with-benefits trope, but it also comes with the subject of commitment that’s part of loving oneself and others.

Got 2 Believe

Even after two decades, the magic between Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto still lives in the hearts of their fans. Whether you want to relive or introduce yourself to their on-screen impact, this is the perfect film for that. Pair that with the story of a wingman, an old maid, and their chemistry? You got yourself a timeless 2000s romcom.

Love At First Stream

In this day and age, love of all forms gets another layer of both fun and complications through technology. That’s what the film Love At First Stream captures. Set during the time of the pandemic’s online classes and streaming times, young adults find themselves navigating this realm while facing their realities offline. Apart from the story itself, the film also features the future of Filipino film and television—Anthony Jennings, Daniela Stranner, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Kaori Oinuma. 

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