Filipino LGBT Movies/Dramas

(Updated 9/14/2021)

90 Days (2020)

90 Days The Series tells the story of Axel and Greg, two individuals with different beliefs, religions, personalities, and life stories, who fell in love with one another. They’ve always dreamed of having a happy ending — to prove to everyone that love has no gender, that gays are no different with others — they also deserve to love and be loved. But one day, Greg was diagnosed with HIV. What happens now to their dream of a happy ending?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


The Alter (2021)

“Alter” is the story of Elmo who pretends to be his twin sister Sarah and in the process discovers something about himself.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Amore: The Series (2020)

Two college dorm mates (Joey and Jimmy) tried to hide a baby inside the boys dormitory. While studying, they both decided to secretly take care of the baby, but also became secretly in love with each other.

When they got caught about their secret, the question of “Who is the real father?” spread to the entire school rapidly, and the revelation changed their lives and the people around them.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


AnniverSorry (2020)

A Filipino (Pinoy) boys’ love (BL) short film about saying sorry when it’s already too late.

Movie (short)/Gay/Main Storyline


Art of Love (2020)

Art of Love starts with a story of a male painter who dreamed about a guy. This is Sean’s fictional story for his long-time best friend and the one he truly likes, Noah. Sean created a story for Noah wherein he’s represented by the character named Art. Art of Love is a story of love for art and love for a dreaming heart.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Balangaw (2020)

Eight colorful and diverse people bonded together, each individually locked down during the pandemic, will go through individual challenges while still trying to help resolve one another’s predicament. Life as they know it will never be the same. But as each goes along traversing their own rainbows, they will gather that the only way to move along is staying and surviving together no matter how tough are the odds.

Series/Gay/Omnibus series


Beauty Queens

Miss Universe 1969 Dahlia Rodriguez-De Veyra throws an intimate dinner party to celebrate the centennial birthday of her late mother, who was crowned Miss Philippines 1939 and Manila’s last Carnival Queen. Leading the guest list are her three headstrong daughters who are all international beauty pageant titlists, with the youngest being a transwoman whom the domineering Queen Mother disowned, ultimately tearing the family apart. In her attempt to reconcile with her daughters, will Dahlia be able to bring her family back together, or will it only reopen old wounds and reveal three generations of secrets and lies?

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline


Between Us (2021)

A romantic comedy about love, lies, and sacrifices between two boys.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Bed Weather (2021)

Have you experienced loneliness in the middle of a storm? As though there’s something missing… As though you need someone to share your life with in this cuddle weather.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Ben X Jim (2020)

Benjamin lives alone, with his family living in America pressuring him to move there with him. He learns his old neighbor and childhood friend, Jimson, is moving back home to spend Enhanced Quarantine with his family. BenXJim follows the story of two people who turn from strangers, to friends, to lovers, back to strangers with memories.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take: I didn’t love this series mainly because I didn’t really like or trust Jim. I thought Ben deserved better.


Ben X Jim ForeverBen X Jim Forever (2021)

Jumping off from the story of Ben X Jim Season 1, Ben and Jim, who were childhood friends that became lovers, ultimately part ways. Jim, after throwing everything away because of the decision with Ben, now works as a barista, all the while looking for Ben, who went missing after the unfortunate ending.

With the help of friends, Jim, tries to find Ben, while recounting all the good times he had with Ben, thru letters that will be revealed he sent to Ben, over the years, until June 5, 2015, his last letter.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Better Days (2020)

Better Days tells the story of two childhood friends who use their talents as a vlogger and chef to revive the restaurant their parents built.

Series (Short)/Gay(ish)/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take: This is like the origin stories of a BL, where it ended you could take it as a romance or you can take it as a bromance. I think there’s going to be a second season, so I guess we’ll see there.


Boyband Love (2020)

Boyband Love (BBL) is a BL digital series that revolves around LMTLSS (´limitless’), the Pinoy group composed of Aiden, Danny, Jamie, and Rico. While they all have stardom in mind, their journey won’t be an easy one, as personality clashes and personal vendettas get in the way. BBL tackles issues within the LGBTQ+ community, with the music industry as its backdrop. Bound to be an eye-opener that informs the audience that everyone is equal and has the right to love, dream, and be treated as human, regardless of one’s sexual preferences.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: Ooooh this was terrible and yet couldn’t take our eyes away. If you watch it in one gulp it is kind of like drama crack and you can’t stop, if you watch it one episode at a time you begin to question your life choices.


Boys Lockdown (2020)

Love in the time of a pandemic. While it’s certainly not the best time to go out, meet someone and fall in love, Key and Chen find each other in the middle of the enhanced community quarantine and connect in ways that surprise them both. As they get to know each other despite the restrictions, challenges and even dangers stemming from the pandemic, something very special starts to blossom between them. In a time when we’re forced to keep apart from each other, does love have the power to connect us?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: This couple and story was AH-DORABLE. While I don’t approve of their last action  (safety is sexy, boys), they are so cute you can’t stay mad at them for too long.


Chasing Sunsets (2020)

Camp Avenue and Camp Avenue Studios present “Chasing Sunsets The Series” the first-ever Filipino lesbian-centered series tackling about LGBTQIA+ acceptance, mental health, and HIV awareness.

 


Cheat: The Series (2020)

CHEAT is a new boys’ love (BL) series made in the Philippines which breaks the mold of conventional BL stories; gone is the shock value of two boys falling in love — that’s a fact that has been a reality since humans first populated the earth. CHEAT accepts this as part of normal life, and instead has created a serial story that deals with the themes of stolen innocence, jealousy, lust, betrayal, and under the genre of psychological thriller, CHEAT delves into the maelstrom of intimate relationships within a tightly knit family –- all of this with an underlying backdrop of witchcraft and the supernatural — a theme so very popular with Filipino audiences.

CHEAT revolves around five main young characters; an innocent young man, Vee, who has had an unusual sheltered upbringing. Vee lives with his full-time guardian, an apostolic nun. The series concerns the effect that Vee has on 3 siblings: Dong, Jennifer, and Jay. The siblings live with their mother who dabbles in witchcraft. Their father, who is never seen, left the family to be with his Mistress who makes up the eighth character in the entire series.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


DanDanSoy (2021)

This is about love in unexpected circumstance and place.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Even After (2020)

This series is not just about the commotion on BL series trend but it will serve as an acceptance and an eye opener to LGBT issues and topics. Love doesn’t focus on gender but it focuses on two people. During this quarantine period, we are having our own ways to distract ourselves. But what could be more fitting than finding a true love — in social media? Watch the journey of Zig and Zag and how they will conquer their love together.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Gameboys (2020)

Teenage streamer Cairo is caught off guard when he receives a video call from a new online rival called Gavreel. He is even more surprised when the handsome stranger asks him out. Can two gamers make romance work during the COVID19 pandemic lockdown, or will it be game over for their love story?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: This was our first Filipino drama and the first of the COVID social media shows. Its cute and I recommended it to a  lot of people.


Gameboys 2Gameboys 2 (2021)

This will be the second season of Gameboys.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Take: Uhoh, did we really need a season two?


Happenstance (2020)

Wade and Jose Manuel, two people who magically meet although they are living in different periods – one in 1974, one in 2020. Jose Manuel is grounded after his military father learned of his relationship with Luis, an activist. Wade, on the other hand, is recovering from a recent break up with Eric and while on vacation is caught up in the Quarantine because of the COVID 19 Pandemic. After the super moon, an opportunity opens for these two heartbroken souls to connect across time and find love once again.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Hello Stranger (2020)

What if you meet someone who changes your life forever? This is a story about two boys who first met online as strangers who didn’t seem to like each other very much but were again brought together by circumstances that would change their lives forever.
When Mico organizes an online quiz night with his barkada, he is surprised when the school’s popular basketball player, Xavier, joins in and insults them. Little does Mico know that this won’t be the last time he’ll be seeing Xavier.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline?Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: I looooooved this show even more than Gameboys. It helps that Tony Labrusca is probably one of the hottest things ever.


Hello Stranger: The Movie (2021)

The XavMi craze continues as a writing camp takes the virtual killing to the real world! Come and join the old gang, along with exciting new characters, as they celebrate youth and all forms of love this Valentine’s Day!

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Note: While I generally don’t love season 2s and this show didn’t really need one, I loved it so much, I kind of can’t wait for it.


Hookup (2020)

This series will look at the possibility of finding love through Findr, a dating app.

Series (Short)/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Take: Heard this is not great. We looked at the trailer and took a pass on it.


How To Die Young in Manila (2020)

“How to Die Young in Manila” was made as a short pitch teaser to Petersen Vargas’ full-length feature, entitled “Some Nights I Feel Like Walking.” It’s about a young boy who braves the streets of nighttime Manila to meet an anonymous hookup. Thinking one of them is a hookup, he trails a pack of young hustlers who then draw him into their strange world of death and desire. This short film questions and explores the possibility of an urban life, of human connection in the city, for those not protected by privilege from the cruel policies of this government, which kill young men everywhere. It’s a film that imagines and situates queer desire within a city determined and shaped by politics.

Movie (Short)/Gay/Main Story

Stephanie’s Note: Uhhhh 1) this doesn’t sound like its going to have a happy ending. 2) It does have the guy from Gameboys!


#Influencers: The Series (2020)

Rooted from the harsh society, and the indifferences we’re facing at this age. A blossom of love and awakening is set to make a footprint.

We are made to celebrate and recognize truth and diversity. Because love knows no judgment and everyone deserves it.

In love, all of us are equal.


In Between (2020)

The most important part in a relationship is not the hello or the goodbye but the In Between. This is about the boys’ love (BL) story of Taurus and Otep.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Note: We held off on this one as we weren’t sure if it ended happily from the synopsis, if anyone out there knows for sure, please let me know!


Inn Love (2021)

Gino Nathaniel Reyes, a writer who works in an advertising agency, aims to finish his script immediately for an upcoming digital campaign. Due to his current situation, he struggles to construct his piece. Alex Delos Reyes, a freelance model who often shows vulnerability, is trying to move forward from a heartbreak. The two men opt to visit Tanggap Kita or TK resort which is distant from the city — a place for them to accept possible circumstances. A close friend of Gino and the assistant manager of TK resort, Leslie Abad, helps him cope with his situation while staying inside the resort. Unknowingly, Gino and Alex stay in one Villa amidst having an unpleasant first meeting. Gino eventually develops feelings for Alex. Louise Katindig, the manager of TK resort, becomes interested in Alex and the situation turns out to be complicated for Gino.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Note: This show was a lot cuter than I thought it was going to be. It helped a lot that they had the hot male lead take of his shirt at least once an episode.


In This Kaleidoscope World (2021)

In this kaleidoscope world, we meet true friends along the way. This is a story about the complicated love among friends. It’s about a three-way love.

Series/Gay/Lesbian


Kiss The Night (2021)

It’s about two guys love for one guy. It’s a story about unexpected love and cheating. It’s about fighting for family, for identity, and for love.

Series/Gay/Main storyline


Kumusta Bro? (2020)

This is the first ever Filipino interactive digital boys’ love (BL) series. This series is a weekly digital series that can be viewed live via the Kumu app through mobile devices. Streamed live straight from the houses of the actors, “Kumusta Bro?” is about old friends who get reunited through the live stream app, and together with the audience, the boys rediscover how it is to fall in love online.

It is the first Filipino live BL series where the audience can interact with the characters of the story. In this series, the audience has the power to help shape the story. It is the first-ever series to use a live stream app as the main platform.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


LakanLakan (2020)

Lakan is about a man who wants to escape the reality of his life where he can rest from the hardships of the city and feel the simplicity of life and a man from the province who has a great responsibility to their tribe. The two form an intimate relationship without knowing that it is love despite their sexual orientations.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Like in the Movies (2020)

A prequel to the unproduced teleplays on Wattpad, GAYA SA PELIKULA tells us about Karl, a 19-year-old recluse architecture student in the middle of an identity crisis. He is forced by his parents to move into his uncle’s condo unit to learn to live alone, a family tradition, prior to the start of the second semester of college.
Pressured to have enough money to earn his keep, Karl takes on odd jobs online. But when one of his major clients suddenly goes MIA, he is left short on funds and without a means to pay for his utilities. An opportunity presents itself when his neighbor, the mysterious Vlad, whom he despises for being inconsiderate, gets himself in a sticky situation — hiding from his own family, and proposes that they become housemates for the rest of the semestral break in exchange for rent.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take: Watch this. Please. Do me and you a favor and watch this show. Its so well done, has such an amazing message, it was my favorite show BL or straight of 2020. It made me cry and while it does have an open ending, I fully expect these two are going to end up together. Oh, and the music is great too!


Love Beneath the Stars (2021)

After that kiss in the field, Dominic and Luke are now entering a new stage in their relationship. But being in a same-sex relationship in an all-boys catholic school is never meant to be easy. The pressure from their friends, their parents, and the school prove to be insurmountable obstacles for a relationship destined by the stars. Despite all that life throws at them, Dominic and Luke try to be strong and keep their love going.

Sequel to movie The Boy Foretold by the Stars.

Stephanie’s Note Will we watch? Awww this looks cute. I bet we’d watch it if we got our hands on the original one.


Love Is (2021)

A story about six individuals – Lemuel, Omeng, Vladimir, Epoy, Inton, and Shakespeare navigating their own separate lives but having their destinies intertwined through strange twists of fate that are mostly out of their control. Will all six boys still have a chance at a happy ending?

Stephanie’s Note Will we watch? If we can! We enjoy the Filipino shows but have yet to watch one this year that really hits us, so I’m looking forward in continuing our search.


Meet Me Outside BLMeet Me Outside (2020)

Two young men, alone for the holidays for different reasons, gravitate towards each other on the day before Christmas after a conversation through the Blued app.

Series (short)/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: Very cute, short, I think I would have preferred if this were a longer show. It has the story to justify it.


Meet My Angel (2021)

The story of a guy named Damon who doesn’t believe in the existence of Heaven and Hell. He doesn’t even believe that there is God because everything that happened to him leads him to be a victim of depression and he tried to kill himself several tim

es. But everything changed when his Guardian Angel meets him in his dream and finally meet him personally to teach everything he needs to learn about how humans should value their life even if they are part of the not so fully accepted LGBT community. His angel taught him to love himself even if other people try to get rid of him because of his illness; which is HIV.

But while his angel taught him these lessons to be a righteous person and to move accordingly to how he should associate himself with others, the Angel got the best lesson which is to fall in love with Damon. And they took the risk of being sinful because of their decision to love each other.


My Day (2020)

A romantic comedy series about a young determined culinary intern named Sky making his way into a multi-billion-dollar food company. Find out how he survived the challenges and won the heart of his wicked boss Ace.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Take: This show was bonkers. The couple was pretty cute, and, between us, there’s a reason why we called it My Porn Day.


My Extra Ordinary (2020)

Ken is a popular and good-natured university sophomore who meets Shake, a shy freshman and university scholar, through a basketball game brawl. After settling their misunderstandings, the two young men are immediately drawn

to each other. Although Shake and Ken’s close friends support their blossoming intimate relationship, Sandee, Ken’s childhood friend becomes envious and tells his conservative widowed mother — preempting their romantic love affair. Relationships are strained and tension mounts at home, Shake and Ken eventually find themselves parting ways. In an unfamiliar twist, the remorseful Sandee becomes a bridge and helps reunite Shake and Ken.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


One Day Love (2021)

One Day Pag-ibig is a story with many questions for its characters: Who am I? What will I do? Will I take the risk?

This is the story of Roi, Kyle and his friends who went to a private resort to refresh and unwind. Roi, the owner of the resort, saved Kyle, who fell on the pool and nearly drowned. At first they weren’t comfortable with each other because of differences in their background and character. Eventually, they became friends. But what happens next?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Padayon (2021)

This is not a classic boys’ love (BL) story; this one will tackle social issues. From sexual abuse, mental health problems, divorce, gender discrimination, bullying, and a lot more; this BL series is unlike any other.

This, too, will represent Filipino culture as it also tackles the Filipino jeepney phaseout; the title is written in Baybayin; and other sides of our daily lives as Filipinos will be discussed. But yes, it is a BL, and it will not go off its track.


Pearl Next Door (2020)

This is the story of Pearl from the series “Gameboys.” As her friends seem to have found their one true love and are spending their time happily with their lovers, Pearl thinks that her time has come. But who will be the right person?

Series/Lesbian/Main Storyline


Pisces the Series (2021)

Do you believe in the power of astrology? In this online world, would it be possible to fall in love virtually? Would you let the stars decide your destiny? Pisces The Series showcases the unique and colorful story of Pisces who falls in love but eventually got his heart broken.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Quaranthings (2020)

“Quaranthings: The Series” follows the friendship of two boys, and the love that will blossom between them while on community quarantine. During the lockdown, those who could go home went home — two of the four housemates from Judah and Rocky’s place did; to each other’s surprise, the two – who’ve never even had a real conversation – were left behind. Now they’re left with nothing. The overachieving and competitive Judah can’t go to school, while the hardworking and street-smart breadwinner Rocky is left without his various odd jobs. Unable to do the things that give them meaning, can they survive being alone together?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/ Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Note: While short, I really liked this show. I felt for these two and I hope that their happy ending holds. Two sad, lonely people finding each other through terrible circumstances.


The Shore (2020)

It is a story of David, a lost/stranded guy on an island who finds Simon, a companion, and they fall in love with each other despite their differences in principles about life. But when the real partner of the David came to rescue him they got separated and they discover the guy whom he fell in love with on the island.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Simply Don’t (2021)

This is the story of a man who loves both his current lover and his best friend. How can he get through his predicament of loving them both when they are equal in his heart? Who will he sacrifice?

Stephanie’s Note Will We Watch? If it came across our plates, we probably wouldn’t say no, but I can’t imagine we’re going to go out looking for it.


Stuck On You (2021)

We all have our fantasies. We’d all like to believe that dreams do come true. At least once in our lives, we’ve dreamed of having the perfect love story. But life isn’t a fairy tale.

One hopeless romantic. One emotionally unavailable. What could go wrong?

After what was originally supposed to be just a hook up, JM aka @alt.media and Reb aka @trueloveskiss are made to look beyond their desires and genuinely get to know each other better when they’re forced to lockdown with each other. Will 14 days lead to forever?

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Note: Will We Watch? We haven’t yet really watched a Filipino show this year, while I didn’t love the preview, I do love Filipino BLs so I can’t say its not going to happen.


Swap TestSwap Test (2020)

The love story of a brokenhearted male nurse and a struggling college student amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is roughly tested when they swapped situations, plans, and principles as they face their haunting past.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Truly Very Yours (2020)

This is a story of how a young guy named Mark, a wannabe scriptwriter, turned his boring hours, days, weeks and months of quarantine life into quaranflinging. Trying to be creative with the script he is writing, what he thought would be fun brought him back to a time in his life that never had closure. Wait, what?! How? Why?


Unexpected: The Series (2020)

Ken is looking for a chat mate but unfortunately, he finds a chat mate who is a bisexual that Ken didn’t know about.

Series (short)/Gay/Main Storyline


Unguarded (2020)

This is a story of how a young guy named Mark, a wannabe scriptwriter, turned his boring hours, days, weeks and months of quarantine life into quaranflinging. Trying to be creative with the script he is writing, what he thought would be fun brought him back to a time in his life that never had closure. Wait, what?! How? Why?

Stephanie’s Note: Quaranflinging? Ew.


What If Its Us (Paano Kaya Kung Tay) (2021)

Paano Kaya Kung Tayo is about boys from different worlds defying the impossible to make love possible.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Win Jamie’s Heart (2020)

A young vlogger goes to the extent of finding a guy for his broken-hearted friend to boost his channel only to find himself entangled in a web of romance he never dreamed of.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline/Open Ending

Stephanie’s Take:Hmmm… this is a hard show to explain or to rate. Do I regret watching? No. Would I do it again? No. I feel like there might be a season 2 as it ended in a way where it thinks it came to a conclusion but really just stopped.


Worth The Wait (2021)

This series continues the story of My Toxic Lover.

Series/Gay/Main Storyline


Your Home (2020)

Imagine a world where boys’ love is normal. You don’t have to prove yourself more just because you’re gay or different. No judgy stares and harsh whispers from strangers or even from family.

Our story is about the coming of age of two boys that are feeling alone and their adventures to find a place they can call home.

Welcome to our world.

Welcome to Your Home

Series/Gay/Main Storyline

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