Pinoy Christmas calls for the yearly tradition of gathering the whole family for trips to the cinema to watch Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movies. This year, you can still experience it at home thanks to iWantTFC, where viewers can enjoy and easily access MMFF hits – and the best thing about it is that they’re all available for free.
Jump right into the holiday spirit, sit back at home, and enjoy binge-watching these 15 free movies spanning romance, drama, comedy, and horror:
Vice Ganda, Ai-Ai delas Alas, and Kris Aquino all came together for the first time in the 2012 hit “Sisterakas.” In this family comedy, Bernice (Vice) and Detty (Ai-Ai) are half-sisters and rivals who grew apart but cross paths once again and are forced to team up against Roselle (Kris). Also bringing fun and ‘kilig’ to viewers is the popular loveteam of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
2. “Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat”
The iconic tandem of Ai-Ai delas Alas and Eugene Domingo in the hit film “Ang Tanging Ina” carried on to its box office hit sequel “Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat.” This time, Ina (Ai-Ai) is faced with a much bigger responsibility as she becomes president of the Philippines in an odd twist of fate. Will she be able to put her motherly instincts to use in serving the entire country?
3. “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘To)”
What was supposed to be the final film for the “Ang Tanging Ina” installment highlights the bond and happiness of a family, especially for Ina (Ai-Ai delas Alas) who is a single mother to 12 children. The Comedy Queen brings the same fun and energy to this story, where she learns how to cherish her time with her kids after her doctor tells her she only has eight months left to live.
4. “Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay”
Do you believe in Pinoy superstitions, or are you dismissive of them? In this horror movie starring Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Shaina Magdayao, and Paulo Avelino, a group of friends has to face the consequences of eschewing “pagpag” before going home after attending a wake. Make sure you are brave enough when watching this!
5. “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”
Three years before Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo tied the knot, they played a young married couple in their first movie together – the riotously funny “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.” What happens after the supposed “happily ever after”? Apparently there’s fighting over the smallest things such as what pochero should taste like, persisting pangs of jealousy, pregnancy mood swings, and learning to love your partner even if they turn out to be not as perfect as you thought they were.
6. “Mano Po”
The iconic “Mano Po” installment has become a part of Pinoy and Chinoy Christmases, as we have already been accustomed to getting a new movie every year with a fresh set of stars. But nothing beats the first-ever “Mano Po,” which boasts the ensemble cast of Richard Gomez, Eddie Garcia, Boots Anson-Roa, Tirso Cruz III, and Gina Alajar, and the performances of Maricel Soriano, Kris Aquino, and Ara Mina as its highlights.
7. “Tanging Yaman”
Featuring probably the most iconic family confrontation scene in Philippine cinema and an ensemble of acclaimed actors, “Tanging Yaman” is the definitive family movie that we should all watch once a year. With its themes of sibling rivalry, conflict over an inheritance, and the impending death of a family matriarch, this MMFF 2020 Best Picture will surely get you good.
8. “Father Jejemon”
The King of Comedy Dolphy’s last movie, “Father Jejemon” stresses the importance of community, unity, and kindness. Dolphy plays Father Jeremiah Jerome Montes, an avant-garde priest who replaces a beloved parish priest in a small town, which at first does not welcome him. That starts to change when their church is threatened to be destroyed by a businessman. All of a sudden, everyone has something in common that is worth fighting for.
9. “Manila Kingpin: The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga"
In a world where violence is the name of the game and the leader is respected yet feared, only corrupt minds will remain on top. Set in the year 1950, “Manila Kingpin” is a multi-awarded Filipino biographical-crime film which tackles the dark side of love, wealth, politics, and gang wars in the life of Asiong Salonga. The star-studded cast is composed of John Regala, Carla Abellana, Phillip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Dennis Padilla, and E.R Ejercito.
10. “Bahay ni Lola”
If your family is looking to get spooked, the haunted house genre is always a good idea. Rattle and scream along to 2001’s “Bahay ni Lola,” where a family chooses to celebrate Christmas at their ancestral home, only to squabble with each other and awaken the demons residing in it. Will their lola be able to save them from evil before it’s too late?
11. “Aishite Imasu: 1941: Mahal Kita”
Set in 1941, this romantic war epic finds Inya (Judy Ann Santos) marrying her childhood sweetheart but whose dreams of starting a family is thwarted by the war. Her best friend Igna (Dennis Trillo), a transgender woman, also falls in love with a Japanese soldier – which to her feels like disloyalty to her country. What follows is a marathon of sacrifice, betrayal, and principle that can only be the product of warfare.
What happens when your dead husband comes back to haunt you after you fall in love again? In this movie, Horror Movie Queen Kris Aquino plays Stella, who decides to marry the love of her life years after her husband dies. Things start to go awry in her life after the wedding, and mysterious ghostly hauntings threaten her and her loved ones… which leads Stella to believe that his dead husband may be to blame.
13. “I Love You, Goodbye”
Four people figure in a complicated love square in this Laurice Guillen-directed romance drama. While Lizelle (Angelica Panganiban) and Adrian (Gabby Concepcion) are anything but happy in their new relationship, his daughter Ysa (Kim Chiu) is brazen in her display of disgust towards her. But the icing on the cake in this mess? Lizelle starts an affair with her ex-boyfriend Gary (Derek Ramsay), who is Ysa’s current boyfriend.
14. “Segunda Mano”
In this Joyce Bernal movie, we get to see Dingdong Dantes in his award-winning role as Ivan, alongside Angelica Panganiban and Kris Aquino. The story sees Ivan having to deal with the haunting of his deceased wife Mariella (Angelica) when Mabel (Kris), his current fiancee, purchases a secondhand bag that once belonged to his former wife.
15. “The Haunted Mansion”
What happens when a group of friends toy with supernatural beings while on a retreat in a haunted mansion? The characters of Marlo Mortel, Jerome Ponce, Janice De Belen, and Janella Salvador will have to find out the hard way when the ghosts decide to play along in this 2015 horror film, which received positive reviews and also marked Janella’s debut in a movie.
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