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What to Watch If You Love Red Sparrow  

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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!

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What to Watch If You Love Red Sparrow
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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 takes out a policeman. She is sentenced to life in prison, where her captors fakes the end of her life, and she is given the choice. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What to Watch If You Love Red Sparrow
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The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John Travolta as the villain Howard Saint, a money launderer who orders the end of Castle's entire family's lives. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What to Watch If You Love Red Sparrow
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The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent. The Game was well received by critics like Roger Ebert and major periodicals like The New York Times, but had middling box-office returns compared to the success of Fincher's previous film, Se7en. The scene in which protagonist ...more on Wikipedia

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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What to Watch If You Love Red Sparrow
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Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) as he fights for justice and redemption. ...more on Wikipedia