Online-video streaming, in case you haven't heard, is the new TV. Kids nowadays are getting more hooked on YouTube and online-video streaming "channels". And you, mom and dad, are going to be pleased that you can enjoy the same kind of entertainment -- with these classic Pinoy films that are also available to stream on-demand.
Southeast Asia's leading Internet TV service, iflix, now gives its subscribers unlimited access to ABS-CBN's local treasure trove of over 1,500 hours of classic TV shows and hit movies. Teleseryes such as Maging Sino Ka Man, Tayong Dalawa, Ina Kapatid Anak, and Walang Hanggan, and movies from Star Cinema, and Cinema One Original Productions are already available to stream starting this month.
We browsed through iflix and picked our favorite movies--rom-coms, family dramas, and all the classic ABS-CBN movies about families. Here's a list of flicks you might like to watch -- or re-watch, too.
One More Chance (2007) Haven't seen this John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo hit movie? You'll instantly become a fan of Popoy and Basha as you watch their struggle of holding on and letting go of love. Other films by this acting duo are also available: Miss You Like Crazy and The Mistress.
Thy Womb (2012) This internationally-acclaimed film by Brilliante Mendoza tells the story of Shaleha, played by veteran actress Nora Aunor, who is looking for a second wife for her husband, just so she can help make his dream of being a father come true. It also stars Lovi Poe and Bembol Roco.
Got To Believe (2002) The real- and reel-life couple Claudine Barretto and the late actor Rico Yan tells the story of how a wedding designer and in-demand photographer fell in love. It's one of the timeless love stories immortalized on Philippine cinema.
Milan (2004) Award-winning director Olivia Lamasan tells the story of a husband searching for his missing wife in Italy and finds a new love instead. Piolo Pascual and Claudine Barretto star in this Pinoy classic that gives us a glimpse of the life of Overseas Filipino Workers, many of them mothers and fathers.
Dekada 70 (2002) Dekada 70 captures the plight of a family trying to keep it together during one of the darkest times in Philippine history. It also portrays the struggles of a mom who, as she strives to raise five young sons, finds her own voice as a woman.
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006) Real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo star in this story about two completely opposite individuals getting married and starting a family. It's a must-watch, especially for newlywed couples. The follow-up movie Sakal Sakali Saklolo, which tackles parenthood, is also available to stream.
Anak (2000) The Philippines' Star for All Seasons-turned-vice governor of Batangas gives a heart-stopping performance as Josie, a domestic helper in Hong Kong who is desperately trying to reconnect with her own kids after a 10-year absence in their lives. Any parent will be able to relate to this movie, so ready your tissues.
A Very Special Love (2008) The love story of Laida and Miggy, played by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz, has been played out in three movies (You Changed My Life and It Takes A Man And A Woman are also available to stream). It has all the kilig, comedy and drama moments we all love, and more.
Sa'yo Lamang (2010) This is the story of a father trying to win back his original family after living with his mistress for years. While this is not a problem with his wife, his children are up in arms about it. Veteran actors Christopher de Leon and Lorna Tolentino star in this family drama directed by Laurie Guillen.
On The Job (2013) If you seek thrill and suspense, On The Job can give you that and more. The movie directed by Erik Matti tackles corruption, crime and poverty in our country. This film had also been screened worldwide, most notably in Cannes where it received a two-minute standing ovation.
This list is not ranked.
For more Pinoy classics you can watch on-demand, go to iflix.com and register for a free one-month trial. For succeeding months, subscription fee is only P129.