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Binge-watching Malaysian Movies this Merdeka

Wong Shu Lee  

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  August 30, 2022

With Merdeka just around the corner, how many of these Malaysian movies have you seen? 

 

To celebrate Hari Merdeka and Malaysia Day next month, Netflix is turning the spotlight on local filmmakers and talents with its “Rekaan Rakyat” collection.

 

From critically acclaimed thrillers and action movies to award-winning dramas and laugh-out-loud comedies, the collection highlights close to 150 Malaysian films, series, and animated shows available on the streamer in the coming weeks.

 

Not sure where to start? Here are 6 films to add to your watchlist this Merdeka. 

 

‘Kongsi Raya’

 

 

In a match made in culinary heaven, a chef and food television show producer fall in love… leading their feuding fathers to challenge each other to a cook-off. 

 

Love, race, kuih, and other sticky situations are explored in the romantic comedy ‘Kongsi Raya’. 

 

‘Showtime 1958’

 

 

Director P. Ramlee organizes a variety show to raise funds for fellow performers who have lost their jobs just before Aidilfitri. Based on a true story behind the iconic “Selamat Hari Raya” song.

 

‘Kill-Fist’

 

 

On the brink of losing custody of his daughter, a desperate father signs up for a deadly game that forces him to confront his violent past. Directed by James Lee.

 

‘Prebet Sapu’

 

 

A down-on-his-luck driver of an illegal taxi service struggles to make a living as he forges an unlikely bond with a young escort. (Life’s not so black and white, folks.)

 

‘Adiwiraku’

 

 

A passionate teacher helps her students overcome their personal hardships while training them to win a choral-speaking competition. Based on a true story.

 

‘Sa Balik Baju’

 

 

In these interconnected stories, six women brave the pressures of social media, work, and relationships in the online age.

 

Check out Netflix’s entire ‘Rekaan Rakyat’ lineup here

 

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