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OFW movies, ranked by complete sadness

Better grab some tissues!

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8/26/2020 in News
OFW movies, ranked by complete sadness

OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) are the unsung heroes of this country.

To pay tribute to these amazing and hardworking people, we’ve compiled movies that show their trials and hardships. These are the best movies about OFWs that will just make you weep.

"Caregiver"

Set in: United Kingdom

Sadness level: Ugly sobbing

Iconic line: “I care about my job, sir. And I care about you."

"Milan"

Set in: Milan, Italy

Sadness level: Tear-jerker

Iconic line: “Mahal mo ba ko dahil kailangan mo ko, o kailangan mo ko kaya mahal mo ko?”

"Anak"

Set in: Hong Kong and Philippines

Sadness level: You won’t stop crying

Iconic line: “Sana tuwing umiinom ka ng alak, habang hinihithit mo ang sigarilyo mo, at habang nilulustay mo ang perang pinadala ko, sana maisip mo rin kung ilang pagkain ang tiniis kong hindi kainin para lang makapagpadala ako ng malaking pera rito!”

"Dubai"

Set in: Dubai

Sadness level: Your heart will be ripped to shreds

Iconic line: “Alam mo, minsan naiisip ko ano bang ginagawa ko rito sa Dubai? Pera lang nga ba habol ko gaya ng maraming iba? O pinupunan ko lang kalungkutan ko?”

"Sana Maulit Muli"

Set in: United States

Sadness level: Happy and sad at the same time

Iconic lines: “Talaga naman sigurong mahirap magkaintindihan ang dalawang taong nasa magkabila ng mundo.”

"A Mother’s Story"

Set in: United States

Sadness level: Heart-piercing

Iconic line: “Oo, nagkamali ako ng desisyon na manatili sa Amerika. Oo, pinabayaan ko kayo gaya ng paulit-ulit na pinamumukha mo sa akin. Oo, illegal ako sa Amerika, pero kahit kailan, hindi ko kayo inabandona. Hindi ako naging masamang ina."

"Hello, Love, Goodbye"

Set in: Hong Kong

Sadness level: Very sad, but there are lighthearted moments, too

Iconic line: “Choice is only for the rich.”

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