When you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in a country’s culture, nothing beats a trip to meet the people, taste the food, and take in the sites. But if a trip around the world is not quite in your budget just yet, we’ve got the next best thing: movies. Movies can offer up a glimpse into the lives of people halfway around the globe, exposing you to the language, food, culture, and traditions you may not otherwise know about.
In honor of Phillipino Heritage month, we’ve rounded up 20 quintessential Filipino movies you won’t be able to get enough of. From wildly popular romantic comedies like “Hello, Love, Goodbye”, and “Exes Baggage” to heart-stopping action films like “Maria” and “Heneral Luna”, there’s a Filipino movie to satisfy all of your binge-watching needs. So order up some lumpia, get cozy, and get ready to get immersed in the Philipines—even if only through a screen.