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5 Action-Thrillers To Watch After 'Gunpowder Milkshake'

Movies featuring badass assassins and dynamic storylines.

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5 Action-Thrillers To Watch After 'Gunpowder Milkshake'

Movies featuring badass assassins and dynamic storylines.

Gunpowder Milkshake, the newest action-thriller film on Netflix, has garnered much attention for its star-studded cast and exciting storyline featuring a crew of badass assassins. Starring Karen GillanLena HeadeyCarla GuginoMichelle YeohAngela Bassett and Paul Giamatti, Gunpowder Milkshake is centered on the story of Sam (Gillan), who is raised by The Firm, an organization her mother Scarlet (Headey) used to work for. She is required to complete a dangerous mission while protecting an eight-year-old girl Emily (Chloe Coleman), and to reunite with her mother and The Librarians (Bassett, Yeoh and Gugino). For those who have already seen the movie, we’ve gathered a list of similar titles you can add to your watchlist.

Our selection features female-led films such as Hanna, Ocean’s 8 and Steve McQueen-directed Widows, as well as action classics like John Wick. Scroll down for five action-thrillers to watch after Gunpowder Milkshake.

Hanna (2011)

Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, Netflix

Teenager Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is sent on a mission after being trained by her father to become an assassin. Promising to reunite with her parent in Berlin, Hanna deliberately allows herself to be taken to a CIA complex, where she attempts to kill Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), a senior CIA officer.

John Wick (2014)

Director: Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alfie Allen, Bridget Moynahan
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

Gunpowder Milkshake is often referred to as the female-centric version of John Wick. The film follows the story of John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a former hitman who receives a puppy after his wife Helen dies. One day, he runs into a gang of Russian men led by Iosef (Alfie Allen), who takes away his home, his car and the dog.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Director: David Leitch
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman
Where To Watch: Netflix, YouTube

Based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, Atomic Blonde tells the story of elite spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), who sets out to accomplish a near-impossible mission. Just before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she is given the task to retrieve “The List,” a top-secret document hidden in a wristwatch.

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube

A spinoff of the popular Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s 8 is about a group of eight women led by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), who plots a heist at the Met Gala. The crew, which includes jewelry maker Amita (Mindy Kaling), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna), fashion designer Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter), pickpocket Constance (Awkwafina) and more, attempts to get their hands on a Cartier necklace worth $150 million USD at the annual event.

Widows (2018)

Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

Based on the 1983 TV series of the same title, Widows follows four women who try to steal $5 million USD from a politician, in an attempt to return the money stolen by their husbands dead from a police shootout. Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) team up for the heist executed through a series of thrilling events.

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