‘Operation Christmas Drop’ movie shot on Guam now streaming on Netflix

The Netflix movie is loosely based on the real-life Operation Christmas Drop and it is about a congressional aide and a U.S. Air Force captain who clash when she’s asked to shut down the tropical U.S. Air Force base he calls home. (Photo by Ricardo Hubbs | Netflix)

The Netflix movie filmed on Guam has hit the streaming service and is available for the entire world to see.

“Operation Christmas Drop” is a full-length feature film that was partially shot on Guam last year.

The movie is based on the annual humanitarian project that launches out of Andersen Air Force Base and provides supply and gift donations to families in the region.

For the many who have watched the movie and taken to social media, seeing Guam on the small screen is a prideful event.

“We normally see Guam in TV shows and movies as a joke,” said resident Annie Cruz. “It is good to see our island’s beauty and spirit without waiting for the punchline. I am so proud.”

For off-island Guamanians, the movie brings a piece of home to them.

“Watching (the movie) made me miss home so much,” said Arlo Pangelinan who now lives in San Antonio, Texas. “I got to show my kids more of our island that they have not seen before.”

“Operation Christmas Drop” is available on the streaming service now and stars Kat Graham and Alexander Ludwig. It was produced by Netflix Studios.