To Filipinos, the month of June is associated with two occasions: Independence Day (June 12) and Father’s Day (June 18 this year). Why not celebrate these important events by streaming homegrown movies and films with a striking father figure as the lead? (Read: 5 Patriotic Movies To Watch On Independence Day)
Netflix has just the selection with its fresh batch of releases this June!
When he fails to save his sister from a supposed demonic possession, psychologist and priest Fr. Xavi (Tom Rodriguez) becomes an exorcist and teams up with the clairvoyant Sr. Barbie (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) in this chilling suspense film.
Maledicto streams on Netflix on June 3.
Babae at Baril (2019)
Tired of being pushed around, a shy department store clerk (Janine Gutierrez) takes matters— and a gun— into her own hands. Felix Rocco, JC Santos, and Elijah Canlas also star in this dark drama. (Read: Elijah Canlas Shares His Lessons Learned on Film and Acting)
Babae at Baril premieres on Netflix this June 3.
So It’s You (2014)
Off-screen sweethearts Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana play heartbroken strangers who meet by chance and pretend to be lovers to make her now-married ex-fiance jealous. Find out what happens when they fall in love for real in this romantic comedy.
So It’s You will be released on June 3.
The highly anticipated anime adapted from the black-and-white comics by Budgette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo features the voice of Liza Soberano as the titular character, a detective dealing with supernatural crimes. Shay Mitchell also stars. (Read: 3 Interesting Facts About ‘Trese’ Creator, Budjette Tan)
Trese streams on Netflix on June 11.
Lupin Season 2 (2021)
French actor Omar Sy is back for a second season as Assane Diop, a thief inspired by legendary “gentleman burglar” Arsene Lupin. The limited crime series picks up with Diop trying to rescue his son from Raoul, who was kidnapped by powerful businessman Hubert Pelligrini.
Lupin Season 2 premieres on June 11.
Based on a true story, this heartwarming comedy-drama stars funnyman Kevin Hart as a new dad and widower attempting to raise his baby girl on his own. (Read: 5 Celebrity Dads Who Will Celebrate Father’s Day for the First Time)
Fatherhood is set to premiere on Netflix on June 12, Independence Day.