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10 Pinoy Indie films that you might want to binge watch on iflix

January 08th, 2019
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In the past years, we’ve seen independent films rise in popularity among Filipinos. And with this newfound love for the “indies,” viewers can now better appreciate the beauty of these movies.

If you’re interested in binge-watching some Pinoy indie films, then you might enjoy the list we came up with below.

Check it out:  

Raket Ni Nanay, 2006

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A mother named Mimosa accepts an offer to be a “nude model” to pay for the medical bills of her child. However, things take a turn for the worst when circumstances force her to relive the ordeals of the past. Can things work out in spite of her situation?

Stream the full movie here.

Wanted: Border, 2009

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Mama Saleng is a religious owner of a boarding house and canteen – who offers “salvation” to her customers by killing her tenants and serving their flesh in her cafeteria.

Stream the full movie here.

Ishmael, 2010

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After spending 12 years in jail for murder, Ishmael is starting to rebuild his life. But when a girl mysteriously appears in his yard seeking for help, his dream of finding a “new life” is cut short.

Stream the full movie here.

Sa Aking Pagkagising Sa Kamulatan, 2005

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This film gives viewers a glimpse into the Filipino youth living in Manila.  It tackles social issues that correlate with the lives of Manileños – from their day-to-day survival to their broken dreams and sexual exploits.

Stream the full movie here.

Biyaheng Lupa, 2009

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A handsome deaf-mute from Manila named Micky goes to Bicol for a visit with his biological mother.  During his trip, he attracts the attention of the loud and vibrant Jinky and the unemployed Obet. What will happen next when this three journey together to their destination?

Stream the full movie here.

Putot, 2006

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Putot is a young boy who takes care of his mentally-ill father in the squatter community by the sea. And in that place, he meets Mayang – the girl who is full of mystery and secrets.

Stream the full movie here.

Engkwentro, 2009

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Inspired by true to life events, two teenage brothers engage in a chaotic gang war. The film focuses on the characters of Richard, Raymond, and Tomas.

Richard is the leader of the “Bagong Buwan” gang. On the other hand, his younger brother Raymond is a member of the “Batang Dilim” – the rival gang led by Tomas. This leads the brothers into a fight as Tomas orders Raymond to kill Richard.

Stream the full movie here.

Bitukang Manok, 2015

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A group of strangers finds themselves endlessly driving inside the road of Quezon Province. But what was supposed to be a relaxing trip turns chaotic when the group realizes that they are in some kind of labyrinth with stranger forces at work.

Stream the full movie here.

Aparisyon, 2012

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A newcomer to the convent, Sister Lourdes avoids her Mother Superior due to political rallies with Sister Remy, a young nun suffering from a crisis of faith after the disappearance of her brother.

Stream the full movie here.

Baby Angelo, 2008

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An aborted baby found in the garbage of a low-income apartment uncovers the secrets of its tenants. What other mysteries lie with its tenants?  

Stream the full movie here.

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