What to watch this week on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore (December 21-27)

From K-dramas to international blockbusters, here are the best programmes to get you across this week

Stuck at home and not sure what to watch? Don’t worry, there are plenty of shows and movies, including local dramas and international film productions, to keep you entertained throughout the week. Here we’ve compiled five of the best upcoming programmes available across on-demand streaming services that you should tune in to.

Take a look at what to watch this week from December 21 to 27:

1
ariana grande: excuse me, i love you

Revisit the best moments from Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour in her new concert film, excuse me, i love you. The movie arrives exactly a year after the tour’s end, and will feature everything from behind-the-scenes footage of the pop star on the road to exclusive pre-show rehearsal clips and more.

Out December 21 on Netflix.

2
Lovestruck In The City

A realistic depiction of modern dating in Seoul, this South Korean drama follows three young couples and the different challenges they face in their relationships. Ji Chang Wook plays an architect who seeks to reunite with a woman (Kim Ji Won) he once met on the beach; Choi Kyung Joon (Kim Min Seok) and Seo Rin Yi (So Ju Yeon) learn to overcome the hardships of a long-term relationship; Kang Geon (Ryu Kyung Soo) tries to live the single life after breaking up with his girlfriend (Han Ji Eun). Lovestruck In The City is directed by Park Shin Woo of the hit series It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.

Out December 22 on Netflix.

3
The Midnight Sky

George Clooney stars as a lone scientist in this ambitious new post-apocalyptic film. Based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight, the science fiction movie follows Clooney as Augustine as he races against time to prevent a group of astronauts from returning to earth after a global catastrophe devastates the planet. Clooney also directs, and stars alongside Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and more.

Out December 23 on Netflix.

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4
Your Name Engraved Herein

Billed as the “highest-grossing LGBTQ Taiwanese film of all time”, Your Name Engraved Herein is inspired by director Patrick Liu’s high school days. Set in 1987, after martial law in Taiwan was lifted, the film chronicles the romantic relationship between two male students – Jia-han and Birdy – amid tensions, homophobia and pressure from their families. The film won two trophies at the 2020 Golden Horse Award, including Best Cinematography and Best Original Film Song for its eponymous theme song.

Out December 23 on Netflix.

5
Sylvie’s Love

Westworld’s Tessa Thompson stars as Sylvie, a young woman who works in her father’s record store and aspires to join showbusiness. While waiting for her fiancé to return home from war in 1957, she meets Robert (Crown Heights’ Nnamdi Asomugh), a jazz musician who takes a job at the store. Sylvie and Robert lose touch after a brief affair, but in a chance meeting in 1962, the pair realise that – despite the time that’s passed – their feelings for each other have yet to fade.

Out December 23 on Amazon Prime Video.

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