If Spotify has Spotify Wrapped; if Google has Year in Search; and if YouTube has Top Trending YouTube Videos and Creators; Netflix, one of the most popular videos streaming app these days, has its own way of looking back to how its platform has contributed to the year 2020.
Since Netflix added a different spin to their list, they called it Your 2020 Barkada, wherein you will get to see the most popular titles in the Philippines categorized into different types of barkadas. Barkada, as we know it, means a group of friends; and according to Netflix, the Philippines has made a lot of friends this year.
So are you ready to find out which among the Netflix barkadas – the dreamers, explorers, rebels, survivors, or romantics – you belong to? As Netflix announced, “Here are the most popular titles that got you and your barkada through 2020.”
Netflix Most Popular Titles in the Philippines
Your Barkada: The Dreamer
Start-Up, based on its Netflix description, is a series about young entrepreneurs who are competing for success and love in the world of Korea’s high-tech industry. The stars of this Romantic TV Drama include Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, and Kim Seon-ho among others. Its first season was released this year, 2020.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky is about the story behind the meteoric rise of the record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK. The stars of this Documentary Film is no other than BLACKPINK themselves.
Over the Moon
Over the Moon is a heartfelt movie suited for children and family. The film is about Fei Fei, her mother, a journey to the moon, and a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess. The stars of this 2020 film include Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, and Ken Jeong among others.
And Pangarap Kong Holdap
And Pangarap Kong Holdap is a goofy, Filipino film about a crew of friends that aspires to be known as the best thieves in town. But as Netflix described, “their first big heist seems more difficult than pulling it off.” Pepe Herrera, Paolo Contis, and Jerald Napoles are among the stars of this comedy film.
Weathering with You
Weathering with You is an anime movie that has romance and drama. The film revolves around a guy named Hodaka and a girl named Hina. The catch is, Hina seems able to manipulate the weather. Starring in this masterpiece are Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, and Tsubasa Honda.
Your Barkada: The Explorers
The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch is a Korean series starring Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, and Woo Do‑hwan. According to Netflix, it is about a modern-day Korean emperor who passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world wherein he will encounter a feisty police detective.
Emily in Paris
Also released this 2020, Emily in Paris, starring Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, and Ashley Park; is about the adventurous new life of Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper after landing her dream job in Paris.
The Hows of Us
The Hows of Us is 2018, Romantic Drama film about a young couple, their house, and their struggles. As Netflix stated, “with one as the breadwinner and the other looking for a big break, can love still live here?” Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Darren Espanto are among the stars of this Filipino film.
Through Night and Day
Another Filipino film that’s within this barkada is Through Night and Day. It is 2018, Romantic Drama film about a couple on the cusp of marriage, a trip to Iceland, and an unforeseen test to their relationship. The stars of this film include Alessandra de Rossi, Paolo Contis, and Joey Marquez among others.
Blood of Zeus
Blood of Zeus is an anime series about a commoner living in ancient Greece who discovers that he is a son of Zeus with the purpose to save the world from a demonic army. Starring in this action-packed film are Derek Phillips, Jason O’Mara, and Claudia Christian.
Your Barkada: The Rebels
Enola Holmes is a witty, suspenseful, and exciting film starring Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. It is about Enola Holmes who is searching for her missing mother, using her skills to outsmart her big brother Sherlock, and helping a runaway lord.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a limited series about a young girl who has an astonishing talent for chess and her journey to stardom. Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, and Marielle Heller are among the stars of this film.
Money Heist: Part 4
Part one of the riveting crime series Money Heist was released in 2017 and it was about eight thieves. According to Netflix, the series won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards, Premios Fénix and Premios Iris (plus six more Iris wins). Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, and Itziar Ituño are among the stars of this show.
The Last Dance
The Sports Documentary The Last Dance, according to Netflix, has scored an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Series. It is about the rise of superstar Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, starring Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman.
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
Your Barkada: The Survivors
Kingdom: Season 2
Kingdom is a horror K-drama starring Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Bae Doona. Its first season, released in 2019, is about a kingdom, their crown prince, a mysterious plague.
The Call is a time-traveling mystery thriller wherein a serial killer and a woman, connected by phone, are in the same home, 20 years apart. Starring in this film are Jun Jong-seo, Kim Sung-ryoung, and #Alive and Memories of Alhambra heroine, Park Shin-hye.
Starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, #Alive is a Korean horror movie about a grisly virus and a lone man. It is “a zombie thriller for the digital age” as described by Netflix.
The Old Guard
The Old Guard features four undying warriors, mysterious powers, and a new immortal. Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, and Marwan Kenzari are among the stars of this 2020 film.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an anime series is about Tanjiro, his younger sister Nezuko, a perilous journey to find a cure and a lot of demons. Among the stars of this anime are Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kito, and Hiro Shimono.
Your Barkada: The Romantics
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a Korean drama about a road to emotional healing, an antisocial children’s book writer, and a selfless psych ward caretaker. Starring in this series are Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji, and Oh Jung-se.
The Kissing Booth 2
The Kissing Booth 2 is the continuation of the story of the romantic film The Kissing Booth. Starring in this movie are Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
“Lara Jean is officially Peter’s girlfriend, so everything should be perfect, right?” – that’s how Netflix said it. But is it? Starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, and Jordan Fisher, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is the continuation of the romantic film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
The Princess Switch: Switched Again is the continuation of the film The Princess Switch. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, and Sam Palladio, The Princess Switch: Switched Again is about Margaret, Stacy and a third look-alike.
Your Name is an anime film with a touch of romance and drama about a girl in the countryside who woke up in the body of a city boy. Starring in this film are Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, and Masami Nagasawa.
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