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10 Best Filipino Romantic Comedies 2022 | One More Chance, Got 2 Believe and More

There is nothing quite like a Filipino romantic comedy. Gone are the Pinoy romcoms of old where the token habulan scene by the seashore means the characters are falling in love. Or at least, should we sit through another one, it is either tongue-in-cheek or done masterfully. The genre has evolved so much through the years and has undoubtedly become a huge part of local pop culture.


Since romantic comedies have been proven blockbuster hits in the Philippines, it has become the go-to genre of many local film studios. Before the pandemic, at least one rom-com movie would be launched almost every month. Thankfully, a lot of these are now available for us to watch online. In this article, we will take you through the 10 best that are worth a watch with your date or even solo.

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  • Last updated: 08-29-2022
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How to Choose a Filipino Romantic Comedy - Viewer’s Guide

Are you ready to get all kilig? With the number of romantic comedies at our fingertips, choosing which one to watch first can be a great problem to have. We will simplify that process for you with our viewer’s guide.

Love Teams Take Centerstage in This Genre

Love Teams Take Centerstage in This Genre

From Kathniel to LizQuen, we can even trace as far back as Sharon-Gabby, Filipinos always go crazy for their favorite love team. Whether you admit it or not, there is a pairing that tugs closely to your heartstrings. This genre is nothing without the on-screen chemistry of the leads.


Take the love team into consideration in choosing your movie. More often than not, the story is tailor-fit to the acting capabilities of the leads. It is quite common in the Philippines for the studio to choose the actors first, and the story comes second.


If you’re not into loveteams, perhaps you have a favorite Filipino actor who does a lot of rom-coms. For example, actors like Bea Alonzo, Sarah Geronimo, John Lloyd Cruz, and Piolo Pascual are often paired with different on-screen partners, but the chemistry is still great.

The Predictable Tropes Make Rom-Coms Lovable

Clichés don’t feel tired if executed properly. The predictability of romantic comedies is the reason why we can’t get enough of this genre. It is always comforting to know that the guy will get the girl and that it will surely end with a happy ending. What are the tropes that are usually seen in Pinoy rom-coms?

Loving Someone From a Different Social Class

Loving Someone From a Different Social Class

The classic ‘Langit ka, lupa ako’ never grows old in this genre. Even if times have evolved and social classes are not as strict as they used to be in pre-colonial times, an iteration of this cliché always finds its way back in rom-coms.


It can be the poor working girl falling for the rich CEO or the son of the house help falling for a politician’s daughter. This dynamic always works well in creating romantic tension between the leads.

Bad Boys Make the Sweetest Partners

Bad Boys Make the Sweetest Partners

This makes a recipe for a toxic relationship - that is, if it happens in real life. In the world of rom-coms, however, bad boys somehow turn into the sweetest boyfriends with the right girl. This is our version of the tsundere, where the unexpected sweetness from the initially cold guy sends us gushing to the ends of the earth.

Bickering Is Just Our Way of Flirting

Bickering Is Just Our Way of Flirting

When the leads do nothing but bicker whenever they see each other, it’s a sure sign that they’ll end up together by the end of the film. Their friends will tease them for bickering all the time, and it will make them feel awkward, so they stop. Once the bickering stops, the realization that they love the person they supposedly hate dawns on them.

Getting Out of the Friendzone

Getting Out of the Friendzone

Can men and women really be friends - and just remain friends? It is one of those age-old debates that have yet to be resolved. In the world of rom-coms, however, the answer is straightforward - it's a resounding no. Your best friend who has also been your neighbor since kindergarten? The new girl who you're suddenly vibing with? Get ready to find your way out of the friendzone and into their heart.

Roadtrip to Romance

Roadtrip to Romance

A long drive with an often hesitant passenger would always mean a love story in the works. Whatever circumstance forced the two of you to be in the same car for hours on end, expect that falling in love would happen along the way. Stolen glances from the rearview mirror, singing along loudly to the song on the radio, accidentally brushing the back of each other's hands - who wouldn't fall in love?

Check the Reviews to Know More About the Movie

Check the Reviews to Know More About the Movie

Are you about to watch a movie that just recently competed in an international film festival? Is this movie just gonna be a waste of my two hours? Best to check reviews and trailers online, whether it's on IMDb or YouTube, to know what you are getting into before watching the movie. You do it for your online shopping, best do it for your online viewing too.


Some streaming sites also provide a list of most viewed movies where you can easily spot which films are currently trending. For example, Netflix has its "Popular on Netflix" page where you can scroll through different titles that have been getting some watch time.

R18 Movies Might Contain Raunchy Scenes

R18 Movies Might Contain Raunchy Scenes

Rom-coms are generally light and easy to watch, so choosing a rom-com can seem pretty harmless for family movie night. Filipinos, after all, are generally conservative, and getting physical with your partner is still mostly frowned upon. There are some films where the leads don’t even kiss on the lips.


However, directors have since been more daring and romcoms now include depictions of sex. Make sure that you check the maturity rating of the film you are about to watch to know if it is age-appropriate.

Compare the Best Filipino Romantic Comedies

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1
Cathy Garcia-Molina One More Chance 1

Cathy Garcia-Molina

2
Olivia M. Lamasan Got 2 Believe 1

Olivia M. Lamasan

3
Jerry Lopez Sineneng Labs Kita... Okey Ka Lang? 1

Jerry Lopez Sineneng

4
Cathy Garcia-Molina A Very Special Love 1

Cathy Garcia-Molina

5
Mae Cruz-Alviar Crazy Beautiful You 1

Mae Cruz-Alviar

6
Cathy Garcia-Molina My Amnesia Girl 1

Cathy Garcia-Molina

7
Joyce Bernal Till There Was You 1

Joyce Bernal

8
Antoinette Jadaone Love You to the Stars and Back 1

Antoinette Jadaone

9
JP Habac I'm Drunk, I Love You 1

JP Habac

10
Dan Villegas Always Be My Maybe 1

Dan Villegas

Name

One More Chance

Got 2 Believe

Labs Kita... Okey Ka Lang?

A Very Special Love

Crazy Beautiful You

My Amnesia Girl

Till There Was You

Love You to the Stars and Back

I'm Drunk, I Love You

Always Be My Maybe

Features

Power Couple’s Breakup Ushers In New Era of Rom-Com

Simple Plot in the Hands of a Masterful Director

The Mistake of Falling in Love With Your Best Friend

Experimental Pairing That Lead to a Trilogy

Clichés Made Fresh by Talented Leads

When Getting Sweet Revenge From Your Ex Backfires

Ambitious Career Woman Meets Single Father

A Road Trip to Find Something Bigger Than Love

Drunk on Alcohol, Intoxicated With Love

Broken Hearted Friends Turn Lovers

Maturity Rating18+13+13+7+13+13+13+13+13+13+
Running Time1 Hour & 56 Minutes1 Hour & 51 Minutes1 Hour & 50 Minutes1 Hour & 46 Minutes1 Hour & 53 Minutes1 Hour & 45 Minutes1 Hour & 55 Minutes1 Hour & 50 Minutes1 Hour & 50 Minutes1 Hour & 52 Minutes
StarringJohn Lloyd Cruz and Bea AlonzoRico Yan and Claudine BarrettoMarvin Agustin and Jolina MagdangalJohn Lloyd Cruz and Sarah GeronimoDaniel Padilla and Kathryn BernardoJohn Lloyd Cruz and Toni GonzagaPiolo Pascual and Judy Ann SantosJoshua Garcia and Julia BarrettoPaulo Avelino and Maja SalvadorGerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz
Production CompanyStar CinemaStar CinemaStar CinemaABS-CBN Film Productions and Viva FilmsABS-CBN Film ProductionsStar CinemaStar CinemaABS-CBN Film ProductionsTuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, and Artikulo Uno ProductionsABS-CBN Film Productions
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Maturity Rating18+
Running Time1 Hour & 56 Minutes
StarringJohn Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo
Production CompanyStar Cinema
2
Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 51 Minutes
StarringRico Yan and Claudine Barretto
Production CompanyStar Cinema
3

Jerry Lopez SinenengLabs Kita... Okey Ka Lang?

1998

Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 50 Minutes
StarringMarvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal
Production CompanyStar Cinema
4
Maturity Rating7+
Running Time1 Hour & 46 Minutes
StarringJohn Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo
Production CompanyABS-CBN Film Productions and Viva Films
5
Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 53 Minutes
StarringDaniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo
Production CompanyABS-CBN Film Productions
6
Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 45 Minutes
StarringJohn Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga
Production CompanyStar Cinema
7
Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 55 Minutes
StarringPiolo Pascual and Judy Ann Santos
Production CompanyStar Cinema
8

Antoinette JadaoneLove You to the Stars and Back

2017

Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 50 Minutes
StarringJoshua Garcia and Julia Barretto
Production CompanyABS-CBN Film Productions
9

JP HabacI'm Drunk, I Love You

2017

Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 50 Minutes
StarringPaulo Avelino and Maja Salvador
Production CompanyTuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, and Artikulo Uno Productions
10
Maturity Rating13+
Running Time1 Hour & 52 Minutes
StarringGerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz
Production CompanyABS-CBN Film Productions

Mango Sago Recipe for a Sweeter Movie Time Merienda

Nothing's like having a sweet dessert as you get all kilig over the movie you are watching. When you mention sweet - Philippine mangoes have to top that list. Why don't you give Tuesday Craving's mango sago recipe a try?


Ingredients:

  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 Pack Mango Flavored Gelatin
  • 3 Pieces of Mango
  • 300g All-Purpose Cream
  • 390g Mango Condensed Milk
  • 370g Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Cups Sago

Procedure:

  1. Mix the water and gelatin in a pot. Stir it slowly until it boils.
  2. Allow it to set and cool in a tray.
  3. Cut the mangoes into small cubes.
  4. Mix the all-purpose cream, mango condensed milk, and evaporated milk in a bowl.
  5. Fold in the gelatin and sago.
  6. Add the cubed mangoes.
  7. Chill for an hour.

Prepare for a Romantic Weekend

Prepare for a Romantic Weekend

Did watching all those movies make you want to prepare something special for your partner? From quarantine date night ideas, Valentine's day gifts, to the best romance movies on Netflix, let us help you set up the most romantic weekend of your life with the help of the links below.

Summary

There is nothing quite like a Pinoy rom-com. We are natural hopeless romantics, with ligaw-styles ranging from the traditional harana to the exchanges of sweet nothings online. Pair that with a brand of comedy that is uniquely ours, and you get a film that could aptly represent our culture. That is what makes this genre something we can truly be proud of. Happy watching!


Author: Laura Mercado

Editor: Ayeza Mangulabnan

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