Valentine’s Day may be over, but there are still a couple of days before Cupid’s month ends so for those who are in a relationship, we’ve picked these 10 Pinoy movies for you to enjoy with your significant other. Of course, we guarantee that even the hopeless romantics are gonna enjoy these films. Yeah, promise!
10. Sana MaulitMuli (1995)
One of the most successful films of the ‘90s starring matinee idol Aga Muhlach and Tony awardee Lea Salonga. Jerry (Muhlach) and Agnes (Salonga) were a long time couple who suddenly had to endure a long-distance relationship (LDR) when Agnes moved to California upon the invitation of her mother. Agnes was hesitant at first but Jerry convinced her to go as he wanted to focus on building his career as an advertising executive. Agnes, not being comfortable with their LDR set-up, begs to Jerry to allow her to come home, but Jerry insisted for her to stay in the US. Despite the distance, both struggled to keep their relationship work. The plot thickens with the twist as they also struggle to keep the flame vis-à-vis making a wise decision between love and their career.
9. Labs Kita, Okay Ka Lang? (1998)
A big hit among teens during the late ‘90s, it was one of the most memorable movies of loveteamJolinaMagdangal and Marvin Agustin. The story revolves around Bujoy (Jolina) and Ned (Agustin) who were best of friends since they were kids. Bujoy falls in love with Ned, who was head over heels with another girl. Bujoy tries to fight off her feelings, knowing that she would have to choose between the possibility of having a romantic relationship with her bestfriend or ruin the long-time friendship. Who can ever forget the heartbreaking confrontation scene between the two, where Bujoy delivers the ever famous line, “Oo, kaibigan mo ako…Kaibigan mo lang ako. And I’m so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my bestfriend!”
Well, simply a winner!
8. Got 2 Believe (2002)
Top-billed by then reel and real life couple Claudine Barrettoand the late Rico Yan. Lorenz (Yan), a wedding photographer, took candid and awkward photos of Toni (Barretto), a wedding coordinator. Toni happens to be a bridesmaid in all the weddings Lorenz covers. Lorenz does not believe in 3 things–love, marriage, and happy endings. Toni on the other hand, believes in the magic of true love and is in a rush to get married. If she doesn’t get hitched soon, she might end up an unhappy old maid because she believes that it is a curse that runs in their family. Lorenz was then challenged to have an exclusive photoshoot with Toni, with the theme, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” wherein the latter refused to do it at first, but eventually agreed when Lorenz promised to set her up a date with his friend. However, when Toni meets “Mr. Right,” she caught herself subconsciously hoping that it should be Lorenz instead. Lorenz was also in denial that he was actually falling for Toni.
7. A Very Special Love (2008)
Starring Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo and versatile actor John Lloyd Cruz, it was the 1st installment of one of the biggest rom-com film trilogy in the country. LaidaMagtalas (Sarah Geronimo) is an average girl from a middle class family, who has been in love with Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz), who comes from a well-off family, the youngest of the Montenegro clan. Despite Miggy’s reputation as an ill-tempered boss and a person with bad attitude, Laida has always dreamt of working for him. After landing a job as Miggy’s assistant, she manages to see the good in him, ignoring the warnings sent by her colleagues, and adamantly defends him. However, everything changed when lovestruckLaida experienced Miggy’s wrath first hand. Is there ever gonna be a chance between the two?
6. That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
Top-billed by Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman. Considered as a breakout film of 2014, this movie tackles letting go and moving on. What could possibly happen when two broken hearted people meet and find refuge in each other? Mace (Angelica Panganiban) meets Anthony (JM De Guzman) by chance at an airport in Rome. They travel together, Mace trying to cope with her recently failed relationship. Anthony, on the other hand, recalls his struggles in life. This movie also became relatable to those who are “in limbo” thus the famous question, “where do broken hearts go?”
5. Starting Over Again (2014)
An instant box-office success, this movie earned P25 Million on its opening day. Lead stars were PioloPascual and Toni Gonzaga. Marco (Pascual), a college professor at the time he and Ginny (Gonzaga), an architecture student were a couple. They were a picture of a happy couple when all of a sudden Ginny leaves him without any explanation. Past forward to the present, they meet again when Ginny’s architectural firm was commissioned to design Marco’s ancestral house into a restaurant, a dream they both had when they were still together. Upon seeing Marco, Ginny realizes that she still has feelings for him. But what will she do? Marco is already engaged to Patty. Talk about so many unsettled issues, huh?
4. Kita Kita (2017)
This is not your typical lovestory, top-billed not by your typical tandem, Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy. Lea (Alessandra De Rossi), a tour guide in Sapporo, Japan, caught her fiancé flirting with one of her friends. Because of this stressful experience, she suffered temporary blindness. Tonyo (Empoy), Lea’s next-door neighbor comes to her rescue. He became Lea’s eyesight by first, befriending her, cooking meals for her, and taking her to places she’s never been to. Tonyo, though not your typical leading man, who is usually handsome (no offense meant, Empoy), made Lea fall in love with him because of his beautiful heart.
3. Mr. and Mrs. Cruz (2018)
A story about a not so typical summer fling between two adults, starring RyzaCenon and JC Santos. Due to logistic problems, total strangers Gela (Cenon) and Raffy (Santos) ended up in the same room at a resort, probably because they have the same last name. Both of them were in Palawan because they wanted some alone time after being heartbroken. The two decided to spend their vacation and enjoy Palawan together; talking about everything they can talk about. Special feelings blossomed between the two, but there was a problem–Raffy does not believe in marriage, while Gela thinks that it is the ultimate declaration of love.
2. Alone/Together (2019)
Another movie that tackles young love that ended one party enters adulthood ahead of the other. The main cast are love team and real life couple Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. Tin (Soberano) and Raf (Gil) first met when they were still students. When Tin graduates from college, she felt as if Raf has no plans for the future yet, lest his own future as he failed to graduate on time. They broke up. After 8 years, they met again, Tin, working in an NGO, contrary to her dream of being a museum curator. Raf, has become a doctor, and in a relationship with a doctor too. Is there still hope for them?
1. Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)
This movie currently holds the record of being the highest grossing film in the country. Top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, the chemistry between them was unexpected, but worked out well, nevertheless. The movie depicts the hardships of PinoyOFWs. Joy (Bernardo) is a domestic helper struggling to keep her job to support her family, while Ethan (Richards), is a modern day Casablanca who works as a bartender. The two find strength in each other and soon develops a romantic relationship.
There you have it, folks! Is there any other movies that you think should be in here? Let us know through the comments section.