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8 Best-selling Indonesian Movies That You Can Watch This Weekend

Apr 26, 2021
3 Minutes

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our weekend activities have been limited. Rather than going out and getting risks of virus transmission, it’s far better to spend time with family at home. One activity that can be done at home during the weekend is watching an exciting movie. Don’t worry if you have run out of movie recommendations, have you watched these 8 best-selling Indonesian movies? Let’s see which of the 8 best-selling Indonesian movies that you want to watch this weekend!

Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 and Part 2
To heal your urge of watching old school comedy movies, Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 1 and Part 2 should be on your list! This movie tells the adventure of legendary comedy trio Dono, Kasino, and Indro in helping the police. Its success in making 6.5 million people laugh has made it the best-selling Indonesian movie, ever. 

Dilan 1990 and Dilan 1991
Lovers of romantic movies must have heard about Dilan 1990 and Dilan 1991. Taking place in Bandung during its glory in the 90s, this movie takes the older generation to reminisce, the love story of Dilan and Milea during their high school years has successfully turned adults and youngsters into hopeless romantics. Not to mention Dilan’s antics in flirting, turning Iqbaal Ramadhan into the new Indonesian heartthrob. 

Laskar Pelangi
If you’re planning to spend time with your kids at home, then choose a kid-friendly best-selling Indonesian movie. You can choose Laskar Pelangi, an adaptation of a best-selling novel written by Andrea Hirata and directed by Riri Riza. Laskar Pelangi uncovers the struggles of 9 students of SD Muhammadiyah and Bu Muslimah in their fight for education. There are so many life lessons that can be learned from Laskar Pelangi, making it the perfect choice for a movie night with kids. 

Habibie and Ainun
As told by the title, this film narrates the love story of former President of Indonesia, B.J. Habibie and his wife Hasri Ainun Habibie. Premiered in 2012 and played flawlessly by Reza Rahadian and Bunga Citra LestarI, this movie tells the ups and downs of Habibie & Ainun during their relationship. The love story is beautifully adapted to the screen by Faozan Rizal and has captivated 4.5 million viewers, taking the fourth spot of the best-selling Indonesian movies. 

Pengabdi Setan
If you want to challenge yourself this weekend, try to watch Pengabdi Setan. Played by Tara Basro, this 2017 movie follows Rini, a daughter of a famous ex-singer. Supernatural occurrences began to happen when Rini and her family moved out of the city with the Mother’s sick condition and soon passed away. Pengabdi Setan is deemed as one of the scariest horror movies in Indonesia. No wonder that 4.1 million people risk their good night sleep for this movie. 

Ayat-Ayat Cinta
The love triangle of Fahri, Aisyah, and Maria In Ayat-Ayat Cinta has catapulted this movie into the best-selling Indonesian movie in 2008. Set in Mesir, Ayat-Ayat Cinta highlights the ta’aruf practice and polygamy that were still taboo at that time. The adaptation of Habiburrahman El Shirazy’s novel is in the sixth place of the best-selling Indonesian movies with 3.6 million of total viewers. 

After 14 years since its prequel, Ada Apa dengan Cinta 2 successfully answered the many questions of Cinta and Rangga love story. This reunion movie is still played by the original Ada Apa dengan Cinta, continuing the relationship between Cinta and Rangga who meet again in Yogyakarta. As the movie progresses, viewers will be captivated by the will-they-won’t-they chemistry of Cinta and Rangga. 

Suzanna: Bernapas Dalam Kubur
One last remake of an old school Indonesian movie, Suzanna: Bernapas Dalam Kubur. The queen of Indonesian horror flicks in the 80s and 90s is portrayed by Luna Maya. With the help of the newest technology and SFX makeup, Luna Maya takes the center stage as the iconic Suzanna. This movie follows Suzanna who was murdered by her husband’s employee and risen from her grave to take revenge. Viewers will feel the tension and horror of Suzanna’s revenge on her murderers. 

Even though these movies are no longer showing in theaters, you can still watch the best-selling Indonesian movies at home via streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar. You can rely on PermataKartuKredit to easily pay for the subscription. All credit cards from PermataBank support payment for streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar. Click here to know more about the options and benefits of PermataKartuKredit

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