Scriptwriter Ricardo "Ricky" Lee has one heck of an impressive slew of titles to his name, especially since his career spans nearly five whole decades now. From hard-hitting films like Himala (1982) to game-changing rom-coms like Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang? (1998), it's clear Lee knows how to make a good story—and you can revisit some of his best films as 14 of them are now online on KTX.ph.
The 14 films are part of the online film festival Sagip Pelikula: The Films Of Ricky Lee On KTX hosted by ABS-CBN Film Restoration, right in time for his birthday on March 19. The movies will only be available online until April 16, and each movie starts at P99.
"Looking at the list of  films they have lined up, gusto kong maiyak remembering how blessed I have been to be a part of this body of films," shared the celebrated scriptwriter on his Facebook page about the online festival. The varied selection crosses genres and decades, as well as awarded directors and more big figures of Philippine cinema. Ricky Lee then gave a shout-out to folks such as Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Mel Chionglo, Olivia Lamasan, Chito Roño, Rory Quintos, Jerry Sineneng, Butch Perez, Cholo Laurel, and their teams—all of whom he worked with to create the movies.
As the movies were from the latter part of the 20th century, his films were restored by the ABS-CBN Film Restoration department headed by Leo Katigbak. "Uphill climb lagi ang trabaho nila sa dami ng problema at kakulangan ng resources but they continue, nang walang pagkasawa, giving us the gift of history and legacy," noted Lee. "Kung hindi sa kanila ang mga pelikulang ito ay mananatiling mga title na lang na binabanggit. Pero sa halip, bawat isang pelikulang niri-restore nila ay nagiging isang maligayang muling pagsilang."
Check out the full list of Ricky Lee movies you can stream:
3. Nagsimula Sa Puso
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin
6. Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang?
7. Nasaan Ka Man
8. Sa Aking Mga Kamay
9. Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara
10. Minsan Minahal Kita
11. Cain At Abel