Critics who bemoan the loss of Singapore’s national identity thanks to a dearth of locally made content available on streaming services can finally give it a rest.
Starting 1 August, Netflix will be dropping over 100 Singapore-made films and series. This includes award-winning releases like Ilo Ilo, I Not Stupid, and Homerun, as well as nostalgic 90s’ favourites like Growing Up and Under One Roof (see full list below).
This effort was only made possible thanks to partnerships with Singaporean production houses like Clover Films, MM2 Entertainment, and national broadcaster Mediacorp.
“I’m always heartened by opportunities to introduce my work to new audiences. It’s been seven years after the first release of llo Ilo and I hope the film will continue to touch the hearts of audiences in Singapore and across the region, especially if they are seeing it for the first time,” said Anthony Chen, Director of Ilo Ilo.
Raphael Phang, content acquisition manager for Southeast Asia at Netflix added: “As a Singaporean growing up with a lot of these classic shows and films myself, I am incredibly excited to enrich the Netflix catalog with these best-in-class Singaporean stories that are made in Singapore, by Singaporeans, for Singaporeans, to celebrate this National Day.”
“By making these titles easily accessible through Netflix, we hope that it will reignite the joy they’ve brought to many Singaporeans over the decades, but more importantly introduce these great works of art by some of the best local filmmakers to the younger generations.”
August 1, 2020
Ah Boys to Men II, Bring Back The Dead, Singapore Dreaming, Old Cow Vs Tender Grass, King of
Mahjong, Where Got Ghost, Meeting The Giant, Just Follow Law, Love Cuts, Love Matters, The Maid,
It’s A Great Great World, Perfect Rivals, The Best Bet, I Not Stupid Too, Dance Dance Dragon, The
Wedding Diary, Ghost Child, The Ghost Must Be Crazy, Homerun, I Not Stupid, 12 Lotus, I Do I Do,
Rubbers, The Leap Years, Forever, Ilo Ilo, Already Famous, Wanton Mee, Banting, 12 Storeys, Kallang
Roar the Movie, 3 Peas in a Pod, Be With Me, Sayang Disayang, 881, Kidnapper, Gone Shopping, 18
Grams Of Love.
August 8, 2020
Sandcastle, My Magic, Mee Pok Man, Money No Enough, Money No Enough Too, Gurushetram – 24
Hours Of Anger, The Teenage Textbook Movie, Wok of Life (Removed), The Tree, Liang Po Po The
Movie, In The Room, Two Boys And A Mermaid, Taxi Taxi, Ah Long Pte Ltd, The Songs We Sang
(Previously indicated as ‘The Songs That We Sang’), Tatsumi, The Truth About Jane and Sam,
Growing Up, The Price of Peace, Bunga Tanjong, Teochew family, The Wedding Game, Vijayanthi, The
Matchmaker’s Match, Best of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd.
August 15, 2020
To Madam With Love, Santa The Happy Ghost, Best of Don’t Worry Be Happy, Somewhere In Time,
Spirit On Wheels.
August 30, 2020
The Unbeatables I, The Unbeatables II, Unbeatables III, Best of Under One Roof, The Best of The
Noose, Growing Up Season 2, Growing Up Season 3.
September 15, 2020
Vettai S1, Best of Right Frequency, Immortal Love, Just In Singapore, Mystery I, Hainan Kopi Tales,
Metamorphosis, Morning Express I, The Legend Ji Gong.
September 30, 2020
Aduh Bibikku Sr 1, Aduh Bibikku Sr 2, Return of the Condor Heroes, The Champion, Stepping Out,
Vettai S2, Morning Express II, Mystery II.
October 15, 2020
Vettai S3, The Legendary Swordsman, Legends of The Eight Immortals, The New
Adventures Of Wisely, The Return of Royal Monk, The Guest People, The Royal Monk, The Golden
October 30, 2020
The Witty Advisor, Wild Orchids, Vive La Famile, Zero to Hero, Tofu Street, Beautiful Connection.