Reel romance on iWant: Tandems and movies that taught us how to love

April 16, 2020 AT 03:38 PM

Reel romance on iWant: Tandems and movies that taught us how to love

With not much forms of love and dating this quarantine season, we can get our dose of “kilig” and “hugot” from the country’s most popular love teams over the years...

Filipinos are real romantics. You could say we are suckers for great love stories and spine-tingling declarations of love, especially in movies. After all, we end up anticipating the first on-screen kisses of our favorite on-screen tandems and stanning them in real life.


With not much forms of love and dating this quarantine season, we can get our dose of “kilig” and “hugot” from the country’s most popular love teams over the years by watching some (if not all) of their films found in iWant’s collection of more than 1,000 free movies.


Here some of the greatest Pinoy romances that are available for free streaming on iWant:


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have been sweeping us off four feet since 2013. It’s hard not to root for these two especially since their onscreen pair-up blossomed into a real-life relationship. From KathNiel’s cute, ‘bungisngis’ looks in “Must Be Love” to their blockbuster hit about facing the realities of adulthood in “The Hows of Us,” it is truly amazing to watch the King and Queen of Hearts grow up together right in front of our eyes.


Watch: “Must Be Love,” “She’s Dating the Gangster,” “Crazy Beautiful You,” “Barcelona: A Love Untold,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “The Hows Of Us”


In the Cathy Garcia-Molina trilogy that captured our hearts, Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz play Laida and Miggy—assistant and boss who learn how to depend on each other despite their differences. Through power hugs and building ‘trust,’ the two found themselves back with each other even after a painful breakup. Fans also rejoiced when their 2017 movie “Finally Found Someone” was released.

Watch: “A Very Special Love,” “You Changed My Life,” “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” “Finally Found Someone”


Two of Liza Soberano and Enriquel Gil’s blockbuster hits – “Alone/Together” and“My Ex and Whys” – revolve around exes who confront their what if’s and why’s years after their breakup. By showing us how relationships are built and solidified, and ultimately, how they fail, we can decide for ourselves if sometimes, love truly deserves a second chance.

Watch: “She's the One,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Everyday I Love You,” “My Ex and Whys,” “Alone/Together”


Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz will forever be known as Popoy and Basha that gave us the memes and ‘hugot’ posts we love. But their other movies are just as legendary. They’ve done it all and made us feel everything from being college sweethearts to husband-and-wife in “One More Chance” and “A Second Chance,” getting torn between two people in “Miss You Like Crazy,” to overcoming the dangerous ideals of romance in “Now That I Have You.”

Watch: “One More Chance,” “A Second Chance,” “My First Romance,” “Miss You Like Crazy,” “Close to You,” “Now that I Have You”


James Reid and Nadine Lustre have come a long way from their cute bickering and love-hate relationships in teen movies “Diary ng Panget” and “Talk Back and You’re Dead.” In their latest film “Never Not Love You,” they confront the vicious realities of love and offer a mature look at a relationship that is tested by time, distance, and their ambitions.
Watch: “Diary ng Panget,” Talk Back and You’re Dead,” “Para sa Hopeless Romantic,” “Never Not Love You”


“Pinoy Big Brother’s” first teen love team brought to life the delicious and painful possibilities of young love. To be happily in love means taking a leap of faith and just going for it, whether you’re falling for your best friend (“Paano Na Kaya”) or your namesake (“I’ve Fallen For You”).


Watch: “Paano Na Kaya,” “I've Fallen for You,” “Til My Heartaches End”

Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto’s characters seem to find in each other in the most serendipitous of situations – as textmates in “Vince & Kath & James,” as strangers turned roadtrip buddies in “Love You to the Stars and Back,” and as the nephew and daughter of two high school batchmates in “Unexpectedly Yours.” Great for hopeless romantics who believe in destiny.

Watch: “Vince & Kath & James,” “Love You to the Stars and Back,” “I Love You Hater,” “Unexpectedly Yours”

Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan’S films make us feel like fairytale love stories do exist. They come from different worlds yet endure all odds in “Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita” as a rich, refined boy and a campus sweetheart with a bad girl reputation, and in “Mula sa Puso” as a taxi driver and an heiress who fall in love.

Watch: “Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita,” “Flames,” “Mula Sa Puso”

We can’t get enough of their magnetic on-screen chemistry, and that’s why fans are still waiting for their reunion project. Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual can go from quirky and playful to intense and passionate in their blockbuster romance dramas “Bakit Di Totohanin” and “Don’t Give Up on Us.”

Watch: “Bakit Di Totohanin,” “Don’t Give Up on Us.”


The early 2000s were the era of Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales’ tandem. The picture-perfect pair can make anyone believe in the magic of true love in their films “Ngayon Nandito Ka,” “Trip,” and “Forevemore.”


Watch: “Ngayon Nandito Ka,” “Trip,” “Forevemore.”


If there is one duo that ruled the romcom genre in the 90s, it is none other than the adorable tandem of Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal. Both actors can tug your heartstrings or make you laugh because of their great comedic timing and acting chops -- and their chemistry is just as undeniable. With a reunion project coming up, they are set to prove that their magic will stand the test of time.


Watch: “Hey Babe,” “Labs Kita Okay Ka Lang,” “Flames,” “Gimmick The Reunion” 


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