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 realistic, serious, entertaining, humorous, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, betrayal, mentor, dialogue, chase, runaway, catastrophe and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female character: Shadowhunters (2016), Orphan Black (2013), Zootopia (2016), On My Way (2013), Supergirl (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The King's Speech (2010), Orange Is the New Black (2013), Revenge (2011), Battle of the Sexes (2017).

List of strong female character movies

 6.7
 43K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, supernatural power, demon, friendship, family secret, supernatural, female protagonist, teenage girl, strong female character, magic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.3
 92K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: uncover truth, top secret, boyfriend, family relations, shooting, killings, cloning, experiment, supernatural, characters in danger, young woman, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 8.0
 375K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, missing person, utopia, animals, anthropomorphism, disney, investigation, happy ending, friendship, secret laboratory, mysterious villain, strong female character ...
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 6.4
 2K
On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, parents and children, family relations, elderly, strong female character, restaurant, self discovery, countryside, aging, estrangement, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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 6.5
 90K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, emotional, light, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, sister sister relationship, super strength, strong female character, alien, imaginary, supervillain, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, emotional, clever, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, journalist, workplace situations, city life, women, media satire, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new jersey
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian relationship, gender, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, women in prison, abuse, confined, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.9
 107K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, vengeance, high society, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, undercover, family secret, young people, secret, millionaire, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: based on true events, captivating, semi serious, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, feminism, friendship, husband wife relationship, tennis player, sport, gay, women's rights ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972
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Seeta and Geeta (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The story is about identical twins (played by Hema Malini) who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: twins, disorder, dishonesty, comedy of errors, fall in love, twin sister, mistaken identity, switching roles, family relations, romance, strong female character, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
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 6.3
 105K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: 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: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, shark, island, surfing, ocean, death, shark attack, strong female character, stranded, eaten alive, great white shark ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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 5.9
 68K
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, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, sexism, basic training, tough heroes, navy, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 5.6
 4K
Nina Forever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love
Style: dark humor, absurd, cynical, sexploitation film
Plot: car accident, suicide attempt, love, sex, haunted by the past, awkward situation, back from the dead, love triangle, sensuality, romantic rivalry, strong female character, rivalry ...
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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover agent, assassin, neighbor, arms dealer, secret agent, husband wife relationship, strong female character, race against time, culture clash, revenge ...
Place: london
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 6.4
 38K
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, suspense, intense, meditative, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, redemption, teenagers, female protagonist, teenager, suicide, death, bullying, friendship, dying repeatedly, saving a life, strong female character ...
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 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female protagonist, female soldier, american abroad, friendship, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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One for the Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, 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, exciting, entertaining, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: bounty hunter, escapades, romance, disorder, verbal byplay, crimes, chases and races, romancing a suspect, private investigator, strong female character, strong female lead, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, classical music, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, sex, drugs/alcohol, urban, performance, hotshot, ego clash, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.8
 20K
St. Trinian's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, family relations, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friendship, boarding school life, culture clash, transformation, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, family in crisis, family problems, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female character, husband wife relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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 7.6
 3K
High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, friends, trick, strong female character, deception, fake priest, treasure ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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 7.7
 264K
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, american football, family drama, athlete's life, prejudice, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, obsession, sexual tension, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, female protagonist, danger, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
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Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, demon, satanism, murder, autism, supernatural ability, religions or cults, danger, save the world, apocalypse, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: mummy, adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, pterodactyl, escapades, monster, strong female character, tombs and skeletons, sister sister relationship, museum, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, egypt, paris france
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 7.8
 63K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: white house, workplace situations, media, president, relationship vs career, secret, lawyer, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.3
 156K
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: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: chase, courage, inheritance, island, peril, missing person, jungle, survival, rescue, female fighter, father daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 7.1
 14K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, secret identity, danger, self defense, double life, mystery, blood, imaginary, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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