• January 27, 2023

Looking for homegrown Southeast Asian titles to add to your holiday watchlist? This festive season, Netflix brings viewers authentically told tales that best represent the vibrant storytelling from across this region.

Here are seven homegrown stories for your year-end holiday viewing pleasure.

Celebrate a national dream in Thailand with The Lost Lotteries

Looking for a belly-aching laugh fest this holiday season? This is your winning ticket. Five unlucky strangers are brought together in their fight against a mafia boss, in order to steal back winning lottery tickets worth millions. Tapping on the national dream of winning lotteries in Thailand, The Lost Lotteries appeals to both domestic and international audiences through its delicate balance of various comedic styles that cater to different sensibilities.

Peek into the complex world of Thai boxing in Hurts Like Hell

With its humble origins in Thailand, Muay Thai has seen its influence spread across the globe. Get an up-close-and-personal look at the world of this beloved sport in Hurts Like Hell, now streaming on Netflix. This part-anthology, part-documentary mini series trace the sport’s history, as well as its entanglements with the underworld today.

High-octane action and comedy inThe Big 4

Abimana Aryasatya, Putri Marino, Arie Kriting, Lutesha, and Kristo Immanuel star in the first action-comedy from Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto. The Big 4, premiering on December 15, sees four retired assassins joining forces to track down an elusive murderer. Faced with a straight-arrow cop, will this gang of experts be able to catch the killer?

Chase wanderlust in Bali in A Perfect Fit

What if fate comes a little too late? A fashion blogger finds herself going down an unexpected path during a life-changing trip to Bali, where she meets a gifted shoemaker. The only question in this whirlwind romance is: can she keep her commitment to her fiancé?

A Perfect Fit is now streaming on Netflix.

Snuggle up for an emotional story on second chances in Doll House

We all need a good cry sometimes, and Doll House is here to help with just that. Praised as a heartwarming tale poignantly portraying the complexities of father-daughter relationships, Doll House’s sentimental plot will have you holding your loved ones a little closer this year.

Go on an emotional roller coaster in Shards of Her

In Shards of Her, an accomplished headhunter wakes up from a coma and finds herself in an alternate reality where she has to revisit an excruciating childhood trauma.

This Taiwanese mystery thriller stars Hsu Wei-Ning, Toby Lee, and Wen Chen-Ling.

Laugh along with your favorite auntie as she explores the dating life in Mom, Don’t Do That!

Everyone has that one aunty whose love life is constantly on the rocks. In this Taiwanese family dramedy, a widow sets out to find new love and comes head-to-head with her own daughter. Filled with hilarious moments while following the ups and downs of relationships, Mom, Don’t Do That! is a heartfelt lesson in sincerity and the value of family.

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