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7 Pinoy Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day and Where to Stream Them

Here’s another way you can spend time staying safe at home



Video streaming platforms are now a dime a dozen, so accessing the best of the best Pinoy movies has never been this easy. Now that the rainy season is here, too, where staying safe at home has become the ideal scenario, there’s really no better time to catch up on these films.


Get your next Pinoy movie marathon going by exchanging your Globe Rewards points for a GoSURF promo, designed to ensure that you have a smooth viewing experience through and through. Once you’re all set, it’s time to roll out that watchlist! Here are seven titles you can add to it and where you can stream them.



Batang PX (1997) on Prime Video

Batang PX is a 1997 film directed by Jose Javier Reyes that tackles domestic violence and the plight of Filipino-American children grappling with their identity. After the withdrawal of the American forces from the Philippines in the ‘90s, life poses a series of question marks for children like Amboy (Patrick Garcia).


Poster of Batang PX
A Filipino-American boy waits for his father as he comes to terms with his identity.



Kakabakaba Ka Ba? (1980) on Prime Video

Kakabakaba ka ba? is an incredible story of four couples who inadvertently find themselves in the middle of a war between Chinese and Japanese criminals. Immerse yourself in this hilarious tale of love and conflict spanning countries, as the colorful cast deals with smugglers, the Chinese mafia, and Catholic priests and nuns in cahoots with the Japanese. 


Poster of Kakabakaba Ka Ba?
Kakabakaba ka ba? Running here, there, and everywhere!



First Day High (2006) on iWantTFC

A film with interesting beginnings, First Day High started out as an uber-popular Rexona deodorant commercial with enough pop culture clout to be spun into one hit comedy. Here, college freshmen played by Geoff Eigenmann, Jason Abalos and Maja Salvador start their first year at FDH University. Along with Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, this ensemble cast finds itself caught in a university scandal: The Basketball Water Contamination Accident.


Poster of First Day High
It’s the first day of college. What could go wrong?



Oro Plata Mata (1982) on Prime Video

Oro, Plata, Mata is a historical war drama directed by Peque Gallaga that follows the lives of two haciendero families in Negros during World War II. The film’s title comes from the traditional architectural superstition that stairs should not end in a multiple of three (thus “oro, plata, mata” or “gold, silver, death”). The film is paced the same way. Oro: living in luxury and comfort; Plata: seeking refuge in the vast land they own in the countryside; Mata: escaping to the mountains only to be victimized by guerrillas.


Poster of Oro Plata Mata
An epic story of an idyllic time destroyed by the ravages of war.



On The Job (2013) on Prime Video

Famously known as OTJ for short, On the Job is a 2013 neo-noir action thriller written and directed by Erik Matti. It tells the story of two prisoners who are temporarily freed to carry out political executions. On their trail are two law enforcement agents charged with investigating a murder connected to the gun-for-hire syndicate in the prison.


Poster of On The Job
Have a gun? Get out of prison.



The Trigonal: Fight for Justice (2018) on iWantTFC

An action film written and directed by Vincent Soberano, The Trigonal: Fight for Justice follows the story of MMA fighter Jacob Casa, who is about to retire when an international crime syndicate invites him to an underground fight club. His family soon becomes collateral in this winner-takes-all flick.


 Poster of The Trigonal: Fight for Justice
Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in.



Got 2 Believe (2002) on Vivamax

There’s a reason this film, even 20 years later, holds interest. Got 2 Believe is a 2002 romcom starring Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan (his last movie before his passing). It’s the classic story of boy-meets-girl—who discover they hate each other. Fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope will enjoy the tension between these two endearing characters as they slowly but gently give way to the budding romance between them.


Poster of Got 2 Believe
Love comes softly…through annoyance.



These barely skim the surface! Immerse yourself in the world of Pinoy movies when you stream them online with Viu, Vivamax, Prime Video, and iWantTFC


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Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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