Ella Purnell: What to watch if you love the Yellowjackets star
Person of the yellow jackets The cast (especially among the show’s young stars) made as much of an impression on viewers as Ella Purnell. Fans of the Showtime original, lord of the flies-esque drama creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson fell in love with her performance as popular cheerleader Jackie, which is why (without saying too much) the shocking Season 1 finale left many upset.
I imagine her performance also left many people eager to see more of the talented British actress. If you are such yellow jackets fan, look no further. Here are our recommendations for some of Ella Purnell’s best movies and TV shows and where you can find them – starting, more appropriately, at the very beginning of her now blossoming acting career.
Never Let Me Go (HBO Max)
After spending much of their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school, three lifelong friends (Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Kiera Knightley) struggle to come to terms with a love triangle that begins to form between them and with a world-shattering secret about their true selves.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: The then 14-year-old (but still fascinating) Ella Purnell made her film debut as the younger version of Keira Knightley’s character, Ruth, in the 2010s. Never let Me Go – a stunning adaptation of author Kazuo Ishiguro’s bizarre, inventive and romantic coming-of-age novel directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by sci-fi master Alex Garland.
Stream Never Let Me Go on HBO Max.
Rent/Buy Never Let Me Go on Amazon.
Maleficent (Amazon Rental)
After an unforgivable betrayal drives her into a furious state of revenge, a once good-natured fairy (Oscar winner Angelina Jolie) is driven to place a curse on her royal enemy’s infant daughter.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: In 2014, Ella Purnell almost surpassed Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent cast as a younger version of the title role in Disney’s fun prequel/remake hybrid of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of its iconic villain, who was also the directorial debut of Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg.
Rent/Buy Maleficent on Amazon.
Army of the Dead (Netflix)
In a world where the zombie apocalypse has been contained in a deserted Las Vegas, a former mercenary (Dave Bautista) is offered a huge payday if he can safely lead his elite team in and out of the walled city. and recover the contents of a billionaire casino owner’s safe without getting bitten…or worse.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Seven years after working with Future Eternals star Angelina Jolie in MaleficentElla Purnell almost stole the show from the rest of the army of the dead Cast as the rebellious daughter of Marvel movie actor Dave Bautista in co-writer, director and cinematographer Zack Snyder’s meteoric return to the zombie movie genre.
Stream Army of the Dead on Netflix.
Intruder (Tubi, Peacock, IMDb TV, Pluto TV)
A mysterious, faceless evil entity targets the teenage daughter (Ella Purnell) of a London construction worker (Oscar nominee Clive Owen) and a boy in Madrid whom a young priest (Daniel Brühl) struggles to protect.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: A much earlier time when Ella Purnell worked with a Marvel Cinematic Universe star was opposite future Baron Zemo actor Daniel Brühl in what is also her horror film debut, in 2011. Intruders – a chilling supernatural take on Oscar-nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s home invasion thriller subgenre.
Stream Intruders on Tubi.
Stream Intruders on Peacock.
Stream Intruders on IMDb TV.
Stream Intruders on Pluto TV.
Rent/Buy Trespassers on Amazon.
Kick-Ass 2 (Amazon rental)
A costumed deadly vigilante (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his younger but more capable ally (Chloë Grace Moretz) team up with other budding crime fighters to take on a growing syndicate of supervillains.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Another future MCU star Ella Purnell worked with early in her career was Quicksilver actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, in what was also his superhero movie debut, in 2013. kick ass 2 – writer and director Jeff Wadlow’s viscerally brutal and hilarious sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s equally insane adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic book series.
Rent/Buy Kick-Ass 2 on Amazon.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Disney+)
A young man (Asa Butterfield) discovers that he is destined to become the protector of a group of other young people born with extraordinary gift who have taken refuge from the powerful enemies who crave their abilities in a house ruled by a woman who can manipulate time (Eva Green).
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Although it’s not a comic book movie, I would say Ella Purnell’s movie uplifting performance as Emma Bloom literally “lighter than air” in director Tim Burton’s stellar 2016 adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, should always absolutely qualify as a superhero.
Stream Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children on Disney+.
Rent/Buy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on Amazon.
Trial by Innocence (Amazon Prime)
After a wealthy philanthropist (Anna Chancellor) is found murdered at her luxurious English estate on Christmas 1954, her adopted son is arrested for the crime, until new evidence leads the rest of the surviving family members to wondering which of them might be the real killer.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Two years later Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenElla Purnell gave a less uplifting, but nonetheless stunning, performance in a kind of more grounded and devastating literary adaptation called Ordeal by Innocence – one of the best thrillers on Amazon Prime from the mind of Agatha Christie, divided into three dark and gripping chapters.
Stream Ordeal By Innocence on Amazon Prime.
Belgravia (Amazon Purchase)
Tension arises between two aristocratic families after shocking secrets about each group come to light in 19th century London.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Two years later Trial by InnocenceElla Purnell gave a more charming performance as Lady Maria Gray in another British period drama called Belgravia – a mini-series adapted from the romantic novel by Julian Fellowes by the creators of Downton Abbey.
Buy Belgravia on Amazon.
Young warriors take desperate measures as a rivalry between a wealthy, utopian metropolis and its impoverished neighboring community develops over the creation of revolutionary and dangerous technology.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Ella Purnell would dip her feet into the cautious world of video game adaptations to gratifying effect by voicing the happily maniacal, blue-haired Jinx in the thrilling animated series. Esoteric – a prequel to the popular League of Legends game that became one of the few 100% rated Netflix Originals on Rotten Tomatoes in late 2021.
Stream Arcane on Netflix.
Star Trek: Prodigy (Paramount+)
A group of diverse and troubled teenagers in need of a liberating adventure find it when they illegally commandeer an abandoned ship on which they explore the outer reaches of space, the final frontier.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: Also in 2021, Ella Purnell lent her voice to the role of another young blue-haired warrior, named Gwyn, in the exclusive Paramount+ animated series, Star Trek: Prodigywhich serves as a fun and unique departure for the enduringly popular sci-fi franchise while lovingly paying homage to its legacy.
Stream Star Trek: Prodigy on Paramount+.
Bitter Sweet (Starz)
Shortly after moving to New York, a young woman (Ella Purnell) lands a job at a posh local restaurant, which opens her up to a seductive anarchic lifestyle that pushes her to her limits.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: From 2018 to 2019, Ella Purnell starred in her first starring role in a television series with the Starz original, bittersweet – creator Stephanie Danler’s adaptation of her own novel that offers surprisingly high-stakes drama for a show set in the world of food.
Stream Sweetbitter on Starz.
Buy Sweetbitter on Amazon.
Wild (Amazon Prime, Tubi)
After her financially troubled mother sends her to live with her abusive uncle (Brian Geraghty), a disillusioned teenager (Ella Purnell) runs away on her own and crosses paths with an older man (Bruce Greenwood) whom she ends up dating. join for a trek through the Alaskan wilderness.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Ella Purnell: In 2014, Ella Purnell starred in her first starring role in a film starring Savage – the moving and sometimes disturbing coming-of-age drama from writer and director Frank Hall Green in which Purnell proves his worth as one of the great acting prodigies of his generation.
Stream Wildlike on Amazon Prime.
Stream Wildlike on Tubi.
Rent/Buy Wildlike on Amazon.
Next on her agenda, Ella Purnell will take it back army of the dead role, Kate Ward, in Netflix’s upcoming animated prequel series, Army of the Dead: Last Vegas. Hope this will calm down yellow jackets fans already mourning his likely absence in Season 2.