Netflix has revealed today that it’s bringing a ton of made in Singapore films to the streaming service. Some, like Ah Boys to Men and 2359 are already on the service, with a massive number waiting in the wings.
All in all, 106 films and series made in Singapore’s going to be hitting the streaming service. This includes old school comedies like Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, as well as newer fare like Ah Boys to Men II.
Here’s the full list of titles and their release dates.
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.
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, The Tree, Liang Po Po The Movie, In The Room, Two Boys And A Mermaid, Taxi Taxi, Ah Long Pte Ltd, 18 Grams Of Love, 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 (Telemovie), 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, Vettai S2, Vettai S3, Best of Right Frequency, Immortal Love, Just In Singapore, Mystery I, Mystery II, Hainan Kopi Tales, Metamorphosis, Morning Express I, Morning Express II.
September 30, 2020:
Aduh Bibikku Sr 1, Aduh Bibikku Sr 2, Return of the Condor Heroes, The Champion, Stepping Out
October 15, 2020:
The Legendary Swordsman, The New Adventures Of Wisely, The Oath, The Return of Royal Monk, The Guest People, The Royal Monk, The Golden Pillow
October 30, 2020:
The Witty Advisor, Wild Orchids, Vive La Famile, Zero to Hero, Tofu Street, Beautiful Connection
Growing up in the 90s, I have fond memories of some of the older SBC/TCS/Mediacorp series…I honestly can’t wait to stream Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and Under One Roof on Netflix after a long day. I’m not sold on a couple of the older shows though…I never did find The Noose funny at all.
Unfortunately some of the more prominent shows from the old days are missing what Netflix will be offering…VR Man, Happy Belly, Triple Nine, Masters of the Sea. All MIA from the list.
It also seems like PCK Pte Ltd and Under One Roof are only getting certain episodes, judging from ‘The Best Of’ moniker, which is a sad, sad state of affairs for those who want to relive the original runs.
It’s awesome that more local content is coming online…but I’m a bit bummed some of my favourites are still MIA. Perhaps in the future, eh Netflix?