7 Pinoy Romance Movies Set in College to Watch When You Want to ~Feel~ Things

These romance films surely deliver both the kilig and the feels!
by Hanna Panoringan   |  Oct 4, 2022
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College life is many things—sometimes, you encounter drama here and there, but most of the time, it's rather chill. So, don't worry if there are barely ganaps in your university life right now. But if you're craving kilig, nostalgia, or a reminder there are still things to be excited about in college, we got you! We've curated a list of Filipino romance set in college that'll make you feel mixed emotions. Disclaimer: these films are tearjerkers!

Keep scrolling to read the Filipino romance college films you must add to your movie watchlist:

1. Alone/Together (2019)

This film follows Tin (Liza Soberano), an overachiever Iska who crosses paths with a Thomasian named Raf (Enrique Gil). The two eventually develop a romantic relationship that will end too soon. Years later, they find themselves back in each other's lives now as professionals. We recommend this to those who need a good cry.

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2. Para sa Broken Hearted (2018)

Adapted in 2018, this novel-turned-film is about love and loss. It features three interwoven stories of Jackie, Kath, Shalee, and Dan, people who all have one thing in common—broken hearts. You’ll enjoy this film if you’re into hugot-driven dialogues.

3. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella (2017)

Are you an enjoyer of the ‘shy boy’ meets ‘confident, punk rock girl’ trope? If yes, you're in for a treat! The film centers on Fidel (JC Santos), who's smitten with his classmate and aspiring rockstar Stella (Bela Padilla). Because Fidel has a speech impediment, he decides to pen 100 poems to express his feelings for the musician. You're gonna love this if you're into poetry!

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4. Para Sa Hopeless Romantic (2015)

Set at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the film revolves around student writer Becca (Nadine Lustre). She's still not over her breakup with high school sweetheart Nikko (James Reid), so she struggles to find the proper ending for her romantic novel. Watch this if you don't believe in happy endings like Becca.

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5. Vince and Kath and James (2016)

This film revolves around Engineering majors Vince (Joshua Garcia) and Kath (Julia Barretto) until Vince's cousin James (Ronnie Alonte) enters the picture. Vince discreetly wins Kath's heart through text on behalf of James without realizing that he has already fallen for her too. We recommend this to those who miss the texting era.

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6. I’m Drunk, I Love You (2017)

Looking for a non-romance college film that feels like a romance film? Then this one's for you! The film is about best friends Carson (Maja Salvador) and Dio (Paolo Avelino), both University of the Philippines students. Days before their graduation, the two go on a trip to La Union on a whim. But it ends awkwardly when Carson's unrequited feelings fly out in the open and Dio's ex, Pathy, comes around. We know you'll find the film relatable if you've been friend-zoned.

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7. Labs Kita… Okay Ka Lang? (1990)

Yes, we have yet another film about a best friend catching feelings for the other friend. The rom-com film explores the tight friendship of Bujoy (Jolina Magdangal) and Ned (Marvin Agustin), both Fine Arts students in UP-Baguio. They're even neighbors and know everything about each other's lives; well, except for one thing: their ~romantic~ feelings for each other. This film is perfect for those who want to see the beautiful sights in Baguio City.

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