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Celebrating A Decade Of Filipino Cinema: 6 Must-Watch Films For Valentine’s Day

Celebrating A Decade Of Filipino Cinema: 6 Must-Watch Films For Valentine’s Day

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Time really flies, doesn’t it? Looking back at movies we watched a decade ago can make us feel nostalgic and maybe a tad old. Remember the iconic love teams and classic romances of 2014? Some of those couples may not be together anymore, but their movies still hold a special place in our hearts.

Sure, some of these films might seem a bit dated now, but others have that timeless charm that never gets old. From heartwarming movies to addictive TV series, we’ve rounded up a list of the most memorable movies at the 10 year mark this year.

Whether they launched stars into stardom or became our go-to binge-watches, these films and shows shaped our entertainment landscape. So, take a trip down memory lane and revisit these gems from a decade ago!

1. Maybe This Time

Bet, you have watched this movie multiple times too. But for those who don’t, it’s a romantic comedy from 2014 starring Sarah Geronimo as Steph and Coco Martin as Tonio. The story is about these two who met and fell in love during one summer, but things didn’t quite work out back then. Fast forward seven years later, and they bump into each other again.

Now, they’re trying to figure out if there’s a chance for their relationship to work out this time around. It’s a tale of second chances and wondering if destiny has something in store for them. If you’re up for a heartwarming and funny movie night, you should definitely give “Maybe This Time” a watch!

2. Beauty in a Bottle

Remember “Beauty in a Bottle”? That hilarious movie where Angelica Panganiban’s character Estelle famously said, “Come back to the young and beautiful you!” Well, believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since that iconic line!

In the movie, Angelica Panganiban plays Estelle, joined by Angeline Quinto as Judith and Assunta de Rossi as Vilma. Together, they portray three women dealing with their own self-image struggles and the pressures of society’s beauty standards.

If you’re in the mood for some laughs and a heartwarming story about embracing your true self, you should definitely check out “Beauty in a Bottle.” It’s a fun ride that reminds us to love ourselves just the way we are.

3. She’s Dating the Gangster

It’s a classic romance movie featuring KathNiel, the beloved duo Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The story has all the elements you love: a bad boy-good girl pairing, a fake dating plot that turns into a real romance, and a long-lost love story. It’s like ticking off all the boxes for a perfect romantic movie!

In the film, Daniel Padilla plays Kenneth, while Kathryn Bernardo portrays Kelay. Together, they uncover the past love story between Kenneth’s father, Kenji, the tough guy, and Kelay’s aunt, Athena.

It’s a heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and discovering the truth about the past. If you’re in the mood for a feel-good movie night, you can catch “She’s Dating The Gangster.” It’s the perfect blend of romance and drama that will keep you hooked from start to finish!

4. Diary ng Panget

It’s one of the first movies to come out of the Wattpad-book-turned-movie trend, starring Nadine Lustre and James Reid. This film marked their debut as a loveteam, and it’s where their chemistry first sparked.

The story is like a modern-day Cinderella tale, with Eya (played by Nadine Lustre) as the sweet maid and Cross (played by James Reid) as the egotistical rich kid. As you can imagine, their relationship is full of ups and downs, but that’s what makes it so entertaining! Plus, if you’re a fan of Nadine Lustre’s music, you’ll be happy to know that her song “Paligoy-ligoy” is featured in the movie and it’s turning 10 this year!

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good romantic comedy with a hint of Cinderella magic, you can watch “Diary ng Panget” for free. It’s a fun ride that will keep you smiling from start to finish!

5. FOREVERMORE

It’s the teleserye that launched LizQuen, the popular duo of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, into stardom!

In the series, Liza plays Maria, a diligent and humble strawberry farmer, while Enrique portrays Xander, the rich and sometimes careless heir. Their worlds collide when Xander accidentally damages Maria’s strawberry truck, leading him to reluctantly stay on her farm to make amends.

“Forevermore” is packed with everything you love in a drama: romance, comedy, family conflicts, and of course, lots of heartwarming moments. It’s the perfect blend of emotions that will keep you hooked from episode to episode.

If you’re looking for a binge-worthy series with captivating characters and a gripping storyline, you should definitely give “Forevermore” a watch! You can catch the series online and dive into Maria and Xander’s unforgettable love story.

6. That Thing Called Tadhana

It’s the rom-com that’ll make you want to pack your bags and travel! Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman lead this heartwarming movie about love, destiny, and self-discovery.

In the film, Angelica plays Mace, while JM portrays Anthony. They meet by chance at an airport in Rome and embark on a spontaneous journey across the Philippines. Along the way, they share stories, laughter, and plenty of deep conversations about love and heartbreak.

“That Thing Called Tadhana” beautifully captures the essence of travel and how it can heal and change us. It’s a story about finding love when you least expect it and learning to let go of the past.

If you’re craving a feel-good movie that will tug at your heartstrings and inspire you to follow your dreams, “That Thing Called Tadhana” is a must-watch. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll fall in love with Mace and Anthony’s unforgettable adventure.

Photo credit: https://www.youtube.com/@ABSstarcinema, https://www.youtube.com/@VIVAFilms, https://www.youtube.com/@abscbnentertainment
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