Top 11 Female Led Action Movies You Need To Check Out
For a long time, it has been said that women don’t like action movies. That is no longer the case! In fact, there are so many great female led action movies out there right now that you should check them all out. Whether you’re a fan of thrillers or just looking for something to watch on a lazy Saturday afternoon, these 11 movies will have you hooked from beginning to end.
1. Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, broke conventions, reinvented women in the superhero genre, and completely ruled the box office.
2. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Another fantastic female led series is Kill Bill, which stars Uma Thurman as The Bride, a former assassin who is now out for blood after waking from a four-year coma.
In this film, Angelina Jolie plays the title character, Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who is forced to flee after being charged with working as a KGB double agent.
This epic spy movie, which is set in 1911 when Japan ruled over Korea, follows a team of Korean resistance fighters—all of whom are fiercely led by women—as they attempt to assassinate a senior Japanese official.
5. La Femme Nikita
No matter whether the action movie list is specifically focused on women or not, Nikita ought to be on it. The 1990s classic, about a trained assassin, is so well-known that a TV show was based on it.
6. Terminator: Dark Fate
This latest edition gives Sarah Connor a leading role as she seeks to stop an advanced liquid Terminator from chasing down a specific young girl, nearly 30 years after the release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The daughter of a scientist, Jyn (Felicity Jones), joins forces with the Rebel Alliance to obtain access to some crucial galactic blueprints in this 2016 entry of the Star Wars franchise. The movie, which was produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur, was the second-highest-grossing movie of 2016 after earning a staggering $1 billion worldwide.
8. Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde, which is set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, portrays Theron as a top MI6 agent tasked with busting an espionage ring in Berlin. However, the operation turns out to be more deadly than she anticipated.
9. Proud Mary
In this one, Taraji P. Henson plays a deadly assassin whose life is turned upside down when she meets a 12-year-old boy she would do anything to protect.
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-fat), Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), and Jen Yu are the three main characters in this wuxia movie set in the Qing Dynasty (Zhang Ziyi). Their experiences are intertwined as they struggle for independence in order to live lives freer from restrictions, discover love again, and ultimately find themselves in the firing line during a conflict.
You’ll want to stop everything and sign up for a martial arts lesson after watching the incredible stunts in this film.
11. Black Widow
Natasha Romanoff joins forces with her sister, Florence Pugh, in this movie to kill the man who turned her into an assassin in the first place.