Need something new to watch after finishing Red Sparrow? You're not alone! The inimitable Jennifer Lawrence played a convincing spy in 2018's Red Sparrow and fans of the film are clamoring for similar fare. Fortunately, there are hundreds of movies and TV series like Red Sparrow fans can enjoy now that the film has come and gone. Luc Besson's classic about a female assassin, Nikita, is an obvious choice for fans of Red Sparrow, but there are many others fans can choose from on the small screen.
Television series like Red Sparrow include some popular shows like Netflix's The Punisher, Den of Thieves, and La Femme Nikita, a show based on the film mentioned above. Lawrence's performance as a strong woman taking part in an international mole hunt may be hard to emulate, but the espionage series and movies listed here should hopefully make up for the feeling of emptiness that comes after watching an amazing movie like Red Sparrow and knowing it's over.
For more recommendations for spy movies and TV shows, and other similar fare, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New York City as "the Punisher" after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. ...more on Wikipedia
Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in order to get revenge while starting his career as a special intelligence operative. ...more on Wikipedia
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel, written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and starring Leland Orser, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Valance, Katie Cassidy, Xander Berkeley, Olivier Rabourdin, Gérard Watkins, and Famke Janssen. It is the first installment in the Taken film series. Neeson plays a former CIA operative named Bryan Mills who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers for sexual slavery while traveling in France. Numerous media outlets have cited the film as a turning point in Neeson's career that redefined and transformed him to an action film star. The film was met with ...more on Wikipedia
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Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Nikita is a teen who robs a pharmacy and murders a policeman. She is sentenced to life in prison, where her captors fake her death, and she is given the choice of becoming an assassin, or being killed. After training, she becomes a talented killer. Her career as an assassin goes well until a mission in an embassy goes awry. ...more on Wikipedia
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