Miss watching family drama Growing Up or sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd? You will be able to catch them on Netflix soon.
This August, 106 Singaporean films and series will be on the streaming platform. With National Day nearing, why not get into the mood by revisiting some of your favourite homegrown productions or try out a new show? Here are seven local shows on Netflix that you shouldn’t miss.
In Ilo Ilo, a domestic helper leaves the Philippines to work in Singapore for a couple and their spoilt son. Over time, she strikes up a friendship with her young charge and they share a unique bond. The critically-acclaimed movie has won many awards, including the prestigious Caméra d’Or award in 2013.
Ilo Ilo will be available on Netflix on August 1.
I Not Stupid is a comedy film about the lives of three students in the now-defunct EM3 academic stream. The hilarious film was a hit not just because it was funny, but also because it was critical of many aspects of Singapore society. It also highlighted the pressures of the gruelling education system on both parents and children.
I Not Stupid will be available on Netflix on August 1.
This heartwarming film tells the story of a boy who loses his sister’s only pair of shoes and has to share his with her. He then joins a running race to win a new pair of shoes for her. Set in 1965, it offers a glimpse into a time when many Singaporeans struggled with poverty but still enjoyed the simple pleasures of a kampung life.
Homerun will be available on Netflix on August 1.
After the events of the first movie, recruit Ken Chow resumes Basic Military Service. His newfound attitude and dedication causes conflict between him and his section mates. Like its predecessor, the movie was very well-received and broke local box-office records.
Ah Boys To Men II will be available on Netflix on August 1.
Many of us literally grew up watching Growing Up, the long-running family drama that spanned six seasons. Set between the 1960s to 1980s, the stern father of the Tay family tries his best to keep his family together in the face of tumultuous changes. These memorable characters have a spot in our hearts, and we can’t wait to relive those fond memories again.
Growing Up will be available on Netflix on August 8.
The lovable contractor Phua Chu Kang and his family and employees have brought much laughter to Singaporeans over the years. Watching them try to navigate through life and work will be sure to bring back lots of good memories.
Best Of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd will be available on Netflix on August 8.
Set in the 1960s, a young woman enters the glitzy world of cabaret dancers after her gangster husband goes to jail. The blockbuster drama explores how women in that era had to deal with misogyny and corruption, while struggling to make a life for themselves.
Bunga Tanjong will be available on Netflix on August 8.