This coming October, Netflix Philippines gives Chinoys and Filipinos an early Christmas present by releasing the entire Mano Po film series on its platform. Yes, you’ve read that right—all seven movies will be available on Netflix soon!
In case you don’t already know, Mano Po—produced by Regal Entertainment—is one of the most successful film series in local history, next to Shake Rattle & Roll. The film series tackles the lives of a fictional Filipino-Chinese family and their journey through the traditions and cultures of both China and the Philippines. Stars Maricel Soriano, Kris Aquino, Richard Gutierrez, and Zsa Zsa Padilla, have topbilled them.
Without spilling any spoilers for those who haven’t watched the complete film series, here are all the Mano Po films you can soon binge-watch starting on October 15, with plots provided by Netflix.
Mano Po 1: My Family (October 15)
“The lives of a wealthy Chinese-Filipino family are anything but conventional as they experience struggle, turmoil, and the realities of everyday life.”
Mano Po 2: My Home (October 15)
“Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life—the Filipina Sol, the Chinese Lu Shui, and the Filipino-Chinese Belinda—and to complicate matters further, he has children with all three women. But when a devastating crisis shakes up the overextended Tsinoy family, they’re forced to confront the issues they’ve long refused to face. In the process, they build a brand-new relationship.”
Mano Po 3: My Love (October 15)
“Lilia Chiong Yang seems to have everything a woman could want, including a loving husband who pampers her, children any parent would be proud of, and the respect and admiration of the most powerful people in the land. But just as she’s preparing for her 25th wedding anniversary, a chance encounter with an old flame could jeopardize everything.”
Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife (October 15)
“When Chona Chong learns that her wealthy husband Elton is having an affair with two younger women—and has even fathered a child with one of them—her once-perfect life lies in ruins. Numbing the pain with Botox, liposuction, and breast implants works well enough, at first. But then her only son drops another bomb: He thinks he might be gay.”
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (October 30)
“Charity has found the love of her life in Nathan, but their relationship is forbidden by her family, who insists she marry a Chinese man.”
Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love (October 30)
“Widowed and then eventually cast out by her late husband’s family, who regards her as inferior because of her mixed heritage, Melinda Uy struggles for years before becoming a wealthy and influential businesswoman.”
Mano Po 7: Chinoy (October 30)
“The family of a self-made Chinese-Filipino businessman who has placed work above all must deal with their struggles and learn to accept each other.”
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