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, entertaining, interesting, clever, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, betrayal, chase, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female character: Shadowhunters (2016), Zootopia (2016), On My Way (2013), Orphan Black (2013), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Supergirl (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The King's Speech (2010), Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015), 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, demon, good versus evil, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, family secret, female protagonist, strong female character, magic, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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: animals, adventure, missing person, utopia, happy ending, strong female character, disney, anthropomorphism, friendship, investigation, mysterious villain, secret laboratory ...
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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, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, elderly, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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: top secret, uncover truth, boyfriend, shooting, family relations, cloning, killings, secret, young woman, supernatural, characters in danger, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, psychological manipulation, disposing of a dead body, farmhouse, loneliness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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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, strong female character, super strength, imaginary, alien, sister sister relationship, 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, clever, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, workplace situations, city life, new job, media satire, women ...
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, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds, historical character ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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: based on true events, realistic, captivating, emotional, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, royal family, power struggle, strong female character, power, female protagonist, sultan, strongman, destiny, bossy woman, strong female lead, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, husband wife relationship, friendship, feminism, tennis player, homosexuality, sport, gay ...
Time: year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
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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: vengeance, high society, undercover, hidden identity, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, secret, family secret, young people, scheme, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, realistic, sentimental
Plot: twins, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, twin sister, switching roles, family relations, romance, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
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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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian relationship, gender, fish out of water, drugs/alcohol, abuse, women in prison, confined, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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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, love triangle, haunted by the past, back from the dead, awkward situation, sex, erotic thriller, sensuality, romantic rivalry, 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, arms dealer, strong female character, neighbor, race against time, secret agent, husband wife relationship, culture clash, rescue ...
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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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, disorder, romancing a suspect, crimes, romance, wanted, chases and races, verbal byplay, strong female character, private investigator, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, lone hero, strong female character, young woman, stranded ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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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, backstage, classical music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, hotshot, performance, teacher, sex, urban, ego clash, career ...
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, rivalry, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, friendship, boarding school life, cons and scams, strong female character, culture clash ...
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: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, love affair, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, jealousy, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, strong female character, strong female lead ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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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, basic training, sexism, navy, tough heroes, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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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: cynical, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, friends, trick, strong female character, treasure, deception, fake priest ...
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, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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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 addict, obsession, seduction, sex, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
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, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, rebellion, future dystopia, female protagonist, danger, heroes, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 159K
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, tense ...
Plot: chase, inheritance, gunfight, island, peril, survival, rescue, jungle, female fighter, father daughter relationship, courage, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 6.7
 65K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy family, first lady, kennedy assassination, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, washington d.c., dallas texas ...
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: rough, tense, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
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