Netflix Goes All-In on the 2023 MMFF Entries as More Titles Arrive Starting This Month

Keep your eyes peeled for March, April, and June, as seven Filipino MMFF entries grace your Netflix screens! If you’ve missed their theatrical run, don’t worry—these films are coming together on one platform starting this month, with the highest grossing Filipino film of all time, "Rewind" leading the charge next week! Here’s a guide and the movies’ Netflix launch dates before you schedule your next binge-watch session!

Launch date: March 25, 2024

Starring real-life husband and wife tandem Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, Rewind tells the story of John, a man granted the opportunity to return to the ill-fated day when his wife Mary tragically passed away, in a bid to alter the events that led to her untimely demise. The film is replete with themes of family and marriage, ultimately posing the question: What are you willing to sacrifice for a chance to turn back time and save the person you love?

Launch date: April 4, 2024

Anyone who has lived paycheck-to-paycheck will relate to the struggles of best friends Becky and Badette as they try to make ends meet, clocking day in and day out, and dreaming of stumbling upon that one glorious opportunity to finally make it big—except these two actually did. Pokwang and Eugene Domingo star in this comedy as best friends who, fed up with their lives, went viral after falsely coming out as a lesbian couple, with the bit eventually becoming grounds for years-long rivalry and bitterness to surface.

Launch date: April 9, 2024

If you need to brush up on your knowledge on what transpired during the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines, watching GomBurZa might be a good way to start. The movie tells the story of Fr. Mariano Gomez, Fr. Jose Burgos, and Fr. Jacinto Zamora, played by Dante Rivero, Cedrick Juan, and Enchong Dee respectively, three Catholic priests executed in 1872 for suspicions of sedition, offering a revolting insight into one of the most pivotal moments in Philippine history.

Launch date: April 18, 2024

Clark and Eileen have been married for eight years and have endured their friends’ and family’s goading at the fact that they’re childless—until a child turns up at their home claiming to be Clark’s daughter. But the question is... is she really? Derek Ramsey and Beauty Gonzales star in this horror film that puts “black arts” at the forefront of its story, unraveling a chilling tale of family secrets and the supernatural.

Launch date: June 1, 2024

Sharon Cuneta and Alden Richards star in Family of Two, a poignant and endearing film about a single mother and her son. Faced with the dilemma of wanting to uproot his life and move abroad with the love of his life, Matty (Richards) makes it his goal to find his mom a suitable partner to make his pending migration easy for her. This soon tested the bond between mother and son, eventually paving the way for unexpected challenges and heartwarming moments that we’re all too familiar with.

Launch date: June 7, 2024

Penduko is a remake of the beloved franchise, with Matteo Guidicelli portraying the titular character. In this retelling, Pedro is a young man who journeys back to his province and ultimately embraces a group of unlikely heroes, along with the unexpected supernatural powers he inherited from his ancestors. Together, they fight to fend off the evil running amok in their town.

Launch date: June 21, 2024

Mallari centers around the fictional descendant of Fr. Severino Mallari, infamously known as the ‘first recorded serial killer in the Philippines’. Jonathan, portrayed by seasoned actor Piolo Pascual, driven by his own quest to find a cure for his dying girlfriend, Agnes (Janella Salvador), delves into the motivations behind his ancestor’s early 1800s murders. His search leads him to their ancestral home, where he eventually discovers not what he’s looking for, but generations’ worth of curse. Mallari has a non-linear narrative, with Pascual portraying three different roles across three generations, weaving a series of events into one cohesive storyline.

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