Strong female character movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant strong female character movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspense, entertaining, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, violence, betrayal, danger, chase, mentor, destiny and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
strong female character
strong female character movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female character: Blindspot (2015), Tomb Raider (2018), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Revenge (2011), G.I. Jane (1997), Shadowhunters (2016), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Shallows (2016), The Blind Side (2009), Aeon Flux (2005).

List of strong female character movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, distopia, strong female character, future dystopia, survival, rebellion, society, youth, revolution, rivalry, adventure, game ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, puzzle, strong female character, terrorist, investigation, secret organization, tattoo, killings, fbi agent, memory, martial arts ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, female fighter, chase, jungle, rescue, peril, treasure hunt, survival, island, courage ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, asia, east asia, england, united kingdom ...
Is relevant ?
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, magical creature, witchcraft, castle, crown, princess, magical power, prince, creature ...
Place: united kingdom, europe, france
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, uncover truth, serial killer, missing person, journalist, crimes, partners, sadist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
Is relevant ?
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, millionaire, haunted by the past, undercover, enemy, scheme, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: female soldier, strong female character, soldier, strong female lead, military, sexism, fighting the system, basic training, army, navy, female warrior, reconnaissance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, libya, usa, israel
Is relevant ?
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, dark fantasy, gothic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: supernatural power, vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, female protagonist, demon, magic, supernatural being, supernatural, strong female character, teenage girl, warlock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, strong female character, city life, women, workplace situations, boss and employee, employer employee relationship, workplace intrigue, ambitious woman, journalist, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
Is relevant ?
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal attack, killer shark, ocean, surfing, sea, shark attack, stranded, fear ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
Is relevant ?
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, interracial relations, parents and children, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
Is relevant ?
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, female killer, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, martial arts, rebelliousness, rebellion, cyberpunk, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
Is relevant ?
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, determination, politics, strong female lead, world politics, courtroom, lawyer, fighting the system, business ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., colorado, missouri, florida, japan ...
Is relevant ?
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, supernatural power, undercover, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, prison life, lgbt, strong female character, women in prison, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian romance, gender, women's prison, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
Is relevant ?
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, strong female character, human versus alien, female warrior, evil alien, space colony, survival, deadly creature, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
One for the Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some ...
Style: humorous, romantic, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: strong female character, bounty hunter, investigation, strong female lead, escapades, battle of the sexes, crimes, romance, verbal byplay, couples, private investigator, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Equally obsessed with each other, they go head to head in an epic game of cat-and-mouse.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: female assassin, female protagonist, psycho killer, strong female character, psychopath, investigation, violence, killings, peril, obsession, odd couple, lgbt ...
Place: europe, london
Is relevant ?
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns
Plot: strong female character, uncover truth, lesbian, top secret, killings, family relations, cloning, lesbian relationship, lookalikes, boyfriend, lesbianism, heroine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, meditative, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, strong female character, dying repeatedly, bullying, stereotypes, saving a life, redemption, friendship, suicide, female friendship ...
Is relevant ?
Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, private detective, investigation, superhero, super powers, lawyer, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, superheroine, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
Revenge (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly — and viciously — intensifies, ...
Style: suspense, tense, scary, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: manhunt, strong female character, rape and revenge, female protagonist, survival, desert, rape, hunting, brutality, final battle, hallucinogenic drug, anal rape ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, strong female character, archaeologist, egyptology, obsessive quest, adventure, pterodactyl, dinosaur, monster, tomb, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe, egypt
Is relevant ?
Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, fake marriage, power of love, abduction, opposites attract, love, strong female character, love story, jealousy, rescue, marriage, self sacrifice ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
Is relevant ?
Ruby Red (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Gwendolyn Shepherd is a normal 16-year-old, but her family holds a secret: A time-travel gene is expressed in the clan inherited, but not every member of the family is blessed with. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, supernatural ability, time travel, teen romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, youth, prophecy, strong female character, supernatural, time machine, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, germany
Is relevant ?
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, abusive husband, self defense, domestic violence, stalking, abusive relationship, strong female character, woman in danger, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, romantic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: zombie, love and romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, zombie apocalypse, forbidden love, supernatural, young man, post apocalypse, young woman, power of love, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Sultan of My Heart (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey, Russia
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Mahmud brings Anna to his palace to teach his children French. The Russian ambassador also sends him there with the pressure to 'spy on his country'.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: sultan, love and romance, strong female character, parent child relationship, female teacher, harem, parents and children, intrigue, society, female protagonist, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
Is relevant ?
Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female lead, strong female character, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
Is relevant ?