Miss Bala is an action thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. The film stars Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Matt Lauria and Anthony Mackie.
The film revolves around Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) who trains to take down a drug cartel after they kidnap her friend. In the process, she finds a power and will she never knew she had. While the film benefits from Rodriguez’s lead star turn, it also suffers from a predictable storyline. The fact that it is a female-led action film is its biggest selling point. So, if you are into such films and are looking for movies that are similar to Miss Bala, here are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Miss Bala on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Haywire (2011)
Steven Soderbergh again proves his aptitude in multiple genres by transitioning smoothly from the neo-noir crime austerity of ‘The Limey’ and high-class virtuoso drama of ‘Traffic’ to a straight-forward action flick. He’s a director who has the balls to experiment and spends every second of his career evolving as an artist. ‘Haywire’ is not as profound as his finest work, nor as fascinating as his most explorative, but it hits a tight genre pedigree a lot of action flicks simply cannot hold a candle to.
9. Colombiana (2011)
Zoe Saldana is an actress forced into supporting the majority of the time and it’s fantastic to see a throttled performer allowed to flex the best of their abilities in a stand-alone work, particularly someone as enigmatic in their power to perform as Saldana. Her work in the recent ‘Columbiana’ is by no means transformative, though it’s always refreshing to see a star afforded an opportunity like this and the film itself does well in holding our attention.