No matter the generation, the timeless tales of love will always be relatable! A childhood sweetheart? A love triangle? A long-distance relationship? A former flame trying to win you back? These storylines and tropes become classics for a reason! And as we bid a temporary goodbye to the Valentine’s season, it’s time to compile our top picks for FREE romance and drama films to watch on Star Cinema’s YouTube channel.
You can never go wrong with KathNiel-starrers “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, “Crazy Beautiful You”, and “Barcelona: A Love Untold” if you’re looking for a balanced dose of kilig, drama, fun, and life lessons.
Who doesn’t love a good bit of nostalgia in the world of romance? Allow us to remind you how ‘90s icons Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto made history with “Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita”; Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin in “Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?”; Kristine Hermosa and Aga Muhlach in “All My Life”; and Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual in “Bakit Hindi Totohanin”.
If you’d like to witness more than one true pairing, there are romance anthologies such as “Bcuz of U” headlined by Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo, Heart Evangelista, Geoff Eigenmann, Hero Angeles and Sandara Park; and “All About Love” starring Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano, Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd, Angelica Panganiban, and Jason Abalos.
More recent films that explore igniting a longer lasting flame with someone familiar are “To Love Some Buddy”, “Past Tense”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. Meanwhile, love triangles take centerstage in the films “Love Me Tomorrow” starring Piolo Pascual, Dawn Zulueta, and Coleen Garcia; and “The Third Party”, which brought Angel Locsin, Zanjoe Marudo, and Sam Milby together in an unexpected live-in situation.
Proving that love is not a smooth ride to forever are the movies “Just the 3 Of Us” which follows the team-up of John Lloyd and Jennylyn Mercado caught in the complications of a one-night stand; “A Moment in Time” starring Coco Martin and Julia Montes in an emotional rollercoaster story set in beautiful Amsterdam; the teen rom-com “Just the Way You Are” starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil; and “Unexpectedly Yours” top-billed by Sharon Cuneta, Joshua Garcia, and Julia Barretto.
Want to inject more laughter in your watchlist? Vhong Navarro and Toni Gonzaga pack quite a punch in the 2008 black comedy romance film “My Only U”. Zanjoe Marudo and Cristine Reyes also make a great comedy duo in the 2013 satire movie “Bromance: My Brother’s Romance”.
The best way to wrap up a romance film binge? Revisit the classics! “High School Scandal” starring Gina Alajar and Sandy Andolong; “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit” starring Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta; and “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” starring Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon are all available to stream as well, for FREE, now! Go to the official Star Cinema YouTube channel via this link and watch them all to your heart’s content!