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Female live-action heroes and villains
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Action movies with strong female lead characters.


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Movie: Mulan ( 2020 )
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Movie: Mulan ( 2020 )
During the Northern Wei Dynasty, Mulan joined the army for his father and returned with honor. Ten years later, Rouran broke the border again, and Mulan resolutely returned to the battlefield.
Movie: Mulan ( 2009 )
The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.
Movie: Alien ( 1979 )
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day ( 1991 )
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road ( 2015 )
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 ( 2003 )
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 ( 2004 )
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Movie: Resident Evil ( 2002 )
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Movie: Resident Evil: Apocalypse ( 2004 )
Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.
Movie: Resident Evil: Extinction ( 2007 )
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
Movie: Resident Evil: Afterlife ( 2010 )
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Movie: The Fifth Element ( 1997 )
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Movie: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ( 2001 )
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Movie: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life ( 2003 )
Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.
Movie: Kick-Ass ( 2010 )
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Movie: Kick-Ass 2 ( 2013 )
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.
Movie: The Matrix Reloaded ( 2003 )
Following the events of The Matrix (1999), Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Movie: The Matrix Revolutions ( 2003 )
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Movie: Hanna ( 2011 )
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Movie: Atomic Blonde ( 2017 )
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Movie: Annihilation ( 2018 )
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Movie: Underworld ( 2003 )
Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.
Movie: Underworld: Evolution ( 2006 )
Picking up directly from the previous movie, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.
Movie: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ( 2009 )
An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.
Movie: Underworld Awakening ( 2012 )
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Movie: Underworld: Blood Wars ( 2016 )
Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.
Movie: V for Vendetta ( 2006 )
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Movie: The Hunger Games ( 2012 )
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ( 2013 )
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 ( 2014 )
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 ( 2015 )
Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem.
Movie: G.I. Jane ( 1997 )
A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Movie: The Heat ( 2013 )
An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.
Movie: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle ( 2003 )
The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.
Movie: Charlie's Angels ( 2019 )
When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.
Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ( 2015 )
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ( 2019 )
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ( 2016 )
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( 2000 )
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny ( 2016 )
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Movie: La Femme Nikita ( 1990 )
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Movie: Edge of Tomorrow ( 2014 )
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Movie: Æon Flux ( 2005 )
Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.
Movie: Blade: Trinity ( 2004 )
Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.
Movie: 300: Rise of an Empire ( 2014 )
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Movie: Sucker Punch ( 2011 )
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.
Movie: Red Sparrow ( 2018 )
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Movie: Domino ( 2005 )
A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.
Movie: Battle Los Angeles ( 2011 )
A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.
Movie: Everly ( 2015 )
An action/thriller centered on a kidnapped woman who faces down hitmen sent by a mob boss/her captor while trying to protect her family from his wrath.
Movie: Centurion ( 2010 )
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.
Movie: Salt ( 2010 )
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.
Movie: Gloria ( 1980 )
When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.
Movie: Miss Congeniality ( 2000 )
An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
Movie: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous ( 2005 )
After Cheryl Frasier and Stan Fields are kidnapped, Gracie goes undercover in Las Vegas to find them.
Movie: Police Story 3: Super Cop ( 1992 )
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Movie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( 2005 )
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Movie: The Next Karate Kid ( 1994 )
Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.
Movie: Peppermint ( 2018 )
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Movie: Live Free or Die Hard ( 2007 )
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.
Movie: Lucy ( 2014 )
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Movie: Chocolate ( 2008 )
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Movie: Grindhouse ( 2007 )
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
Movie: Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance ( 1974 )
Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan.
Movie: Avatar ( 2009 )
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Movie: Tank Girl ( 1995 )
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
Movie: Blood: The Last Vampire ( 2009 )
A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.
Movie: Live and Let Die ( 1973 )
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Movie: John Wick ( 2014 )
An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.
Movie: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ( 1997 )
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Movie: Baby Driver ( 2017 )
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Movie: Ghost in the Shell ( 2017 )
In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Movie: House of Flying Daggers ( 2004 )
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Movie: Conan the Barbarian ( 2011 )
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.
Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark ( 1981 )
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Movie: Pacific Rim ( 2013 )
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Movie: Léon: The Professional ( 1994 )
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Movie: In the Blood ( 2014 )
When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Movie: Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( 1992 )
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.
Movie: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ( 2004 )
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
Movie: Suicide Squad ( 2016 )
A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.
Movie: Birds of Prey ( 2020 )
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Movie: The Old Guard ( 2020 )
A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.
Movie: Avengers: Infinity War ( 2018 )
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Movie: Avengers: Endgame ( 2019 )
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Movie: Justice League ( 2017 )
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Movie: Aquaman ( 2018 )
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.
Movie: Zombieland: Double Tap ( 2019 )
Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
Movie: Watchmen ( 2009 )
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Movie: Wonder Woman ( 2017 )
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Movie: Bloodshot ( 2020 )
Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.
Movie: Dark Phoenix ( 2019 )
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all of humanity.
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy ( 2014 )
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ( 2017 )
The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.
Movie: Snowpiercer ( 2013 )
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Movie: 6 Underground ( 2019 )
Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They've buried their pasts so they can change the future.
Movie: Captain Marvel ( 2019 )
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Movie: Mortal Engines ( 2018 )
In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
Movie: The Last Airbender ( 2010 )
Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.
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