Kick-butt women movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant kick-butt women movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, stylized, sexy, visually appealing, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with kick-butt women, dialogue, mentor, violence, women, catastrophe, girls with guns, strong female lead, fight scenes and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kick-butt women: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), So Close (2002), Charlie's Angels (2000), Man of Tai Chi (2013), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Serenity (2005), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Gaudi Afternoon (2001), Colombiana (2011).

List of kick-butt women movies

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, sexy, entertaining, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, female protagonist, archaeology, adventure, treasure, kick-butt women, archaeologist, solar eclipse, strong female lead, artifact, tomb, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cambodia, venice, iceland, egypt, siberia
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, stylized, captivating, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, kick-butt women, female protagonist, fantasy world, monster, adventurer, chase, treasure, tombs and skeletons ...
Time: 2000s
Place: greece, africa, egypt, europe, asia ...
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So Close (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hacker, assassin, female assassin, female martial artist, one woman army, chase, kung fu, hitman, betrayal, gunfight, kick-butt women ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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Charlie's Angels (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Style: funny, exciting, stylized, sexy, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: women, spy, martial arts, girl power, kick-butt women, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, sexy woman, undercover agent, female protagonist, heroine, satire, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: meditative, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, kung fu, fight, kick-butt women, revenge, police corruption, betrayal, brutality, justice, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, non-linear, bloody, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, vengeance, female protagonist, mentor, dark hero, katana, organized crime, one man army, gangsters, hate, samurai ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: japan, tokyo, austin texas, asia, usa ...
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: suspense, non-linear, atmospheric, brutal, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, strong female lead, vengeance, sword fight, dark humor, martial arts, female assassin, tough girl, master warrior, assassin, vigilante, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: austin texas, japan, tokyo, el paso texas, mexico
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Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, tense, semi serious, clever, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, escapades, future dystopia, distopia, space wars, mechanic, friendship, adventure ...
Time: future
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, exciting, sexy, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, romance, swords and armor, tragic love, warrior, love triangle, love, kung fu, emperor, adventure, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: intense, talky, semi serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Plot: lesbian, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, dysfunctional family, creativity, betrayal, farce, translator, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, tokyo, barcelona, europe, san francisco
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, female assassin, crimes, female killer, hitman, assassin, one against many, tough girl, haunted by the past, vigilantism, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, contemporary, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, new jersey, south america, usa ...
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Zero Motivation (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their ...
Style: funny, absurd, talky, satirical, witty ...
Plot: office, military, female soldier, military base, virginity, friendship, soldier, women, jewish, kick-butt women, best friends, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
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The 355 (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A group of top female agents from American, British, Chinese, Columbian and German government agencies are drawn together to try and stop an organization from acquiring a deadly weapon to send the world into chaos.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: female spy, female agent, secret agents, female protagonist, women, spy, female assassin, agent, mission, undercover agent, terrorism, espionage ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: washington d.c., paris france, langley virginia, berlin germany, london ...
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Bandidas (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.
Style: sexy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: women, chase, friendship, bank robbery, cowgirl, partners, on the run, heist, betrayal, female gunfighter, society, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, texas, new york, latin america
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Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, violence, dark humor, vengeance, psychopath, exploitation, stalking, revenge, car chase, car, stuntman, violent ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa, texas, austin texas
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, female martial artist, fight, competition, female fighter, female protagonist, master warrior, runaway, tournament, friendship, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong
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Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female assassin, female spy, murder, female killer, female martial artist, chase, death sentence, espionage, undercover, female warrior, hitman, government agency ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans, california, usa, europe ...
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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.
Style: humorous, stylized, entertaining, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: female spy, female agent, spy, private detective, female protagonist, secret agents, women, undercover, martial arts, investigation, secret identity, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mongolia, mexico
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Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: buddy movie, entertaining, exciting, humorous, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, culture clash, buddy cop, chase, kung fu, odd couple, gang, good versus evil, bribery, vacation, forgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, china, hong kong, usa ...
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Killer Kate! (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Kate attends her estranged sister's bachelorette party at the request of their dying father. The weekend, held at a remote cabin booked on a home sharing app, turns into a savage life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past ...
Style: bloody, cynical, brutal, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: women, serial killer, female assassin, sister sister relationship, female friendship, kick-butt women, violence, struggle for survival, gratuitous violence, car, sisters, murder ...
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Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: exciting, serious, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, supernatural, good versus evil, female assassin, adventure, martial arts, master warrior, vigilante, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, youth, female protagonist ...
Time: 2000s
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Ultraviolet (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, sexy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, one woman army, heroic mission, female protagonist, future dystopia, rescue, cyberpunk, distopia, heroine, biological warfare, dystopic future, infected ...
Time: future, near future
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Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, visually appealing, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, secret movement, strong female lead, future dystopia, rebelliousness, woman with a gun, rebellion, cyberpunk, martial arts, female killer, superhero ...
Time: future
Place: berlin germany
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Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
Style: exciting, intense, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, destiny, mentor, hitman, assassin, femme fatale, revenge, twists and turns, strong female lead, life turned upside down, escapades, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa, europe, chicago illinois
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Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, surprise ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, female protagonist, spy, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, agent as target, female spy, russian, one woman army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, russia, washington d.c., north korea, usa ...
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Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: surreal, sexy, exciting, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, robot, steampunk, confined, adventure, escape from reality, dragon, samurai, violence, escape, sexual abuse, patient ...
Place: vermont
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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, monster, future dystopia, virus, infected, mutation, survival, female warrior, undead, female protagonist ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california, japan ...
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Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: intense, suspense, enigmatic, brutal, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: one woman army, betrayal, spy, assassin, mercenary, espionage, rescue, twists and turns, revenge, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, washington d.c., usa, europe, mallorca ...
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Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: suspense, fairy tale, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, spy, chase, vengeance, female warrior, strong female lead, female protagonist, assassin, hitman, cia, martial arts, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, berlin germany, africa, germany, europe ...
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Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: meditative, witty, melancholic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wine, friendship, romance, women, matchmaking, starting over, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, love, wedding, autumn ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, paris france, london, tokyo ...
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