Girl power

04 July 2022
These ladies unleashed the action!
Gunpowder Milkshake

Girls just wanna have fun, but some girls just wanna kick butt! The ladies are bringing all the action with your Sunday night movie, Gunpowder Milkshake. We always love a good, all-female cast delivering loads of action, so we thought we’d look at some other movies where the ladies brought on that girl power!

Ocean's 8
An ensemble, all-female cast starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter drives this action-packed movie from the Ocean’s franchise. Danny Ocean’s younger sister Debbie sets out with her newly recruited entourage for the biggest heist of their lives as they plan on stealing a priceless diamond necklace at the Met Gala. The movie boasts big fashion, big action, and even bigger cons.

When you've got Viola Davis in the mix, you know it’s bound to be a real good movie. This 2018 movie based on the British television series of the same name centres around a team of broke widows who team up to plan a heist of $5 million to pay off a debt on behalf of their deceased husbands. They quickly have to become armed, dangerous, and bad-to-the-bone to pull off such a dangerous and complicated robbery. But these ladies prove to be ruthless and certainly know how to throw some punches. 

Sugar and Spice
This zany 2001 teen comedy comes with a lot of laughs and action – and proves that pretty can be tough! When drop-out pregnant cheerleader Diane Weston (played by Marley Shelton) finds it hard to make ends meet, she recruits her high school girlfriends to rob a bank. The girls try to equip themselves with the skills needed to pull off the robbery by watching heist movies and purchasing illegal weapons before setting off on one hilarious heist!

Charlie's Angels
The popular franchise about a group of highly skilled females who are recruited and sent on dangerous missions by the mysterious Charlie just had to be on our list. The original TV series aired for five seasons, from 1976 – 1981, and originally starred Kate Jackson, Farah Fawcett, and Jacyln Smith as the Angels. A film series began in the 2000s starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Lui, and Drew Barrymore, with Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. A 2019 version of the movie was made starring Kirsten Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as a new generation of Angels that take on Charlie’s deadly tasks.

Birds of Prey
“We're bad guys. It's what we do.” This epic spinoff of Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie as the infamous Harley Quinn who is enjoying her newfound freedom after she breaks up with the Joker and joins superheroines Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya. They embark on a glorious mission to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. The movie is filled with crazy action, fiery fantasy, epic one-liners, and badass superheroines! 

Get lost in the fantasy and watch Birds Of Prey on Showmax. Get streaming now.

Catch more girl power with your Sunday night movie, Gunpowder Milkshake, on 10 July at 20:30 on M-Net 101.