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, entertaining, captivating, serious, humorous and suspense films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, betrayal, dialogue, chase, danger, mentor, storytelling and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Action 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), Ruby Red (2013), Blindspot (2015), Tomb Raider (2018), Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016), Before I Fall (2017), On My Way (2013), Revenge (2011), Orange Is the New Black (2013), Fantastic Four (2015).

List of strong female character movies

Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, demon, supernatural power, female protagonist, supernatural, friendship, family secret, magic, strong female character, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Ruby Red (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, sentimental, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, time travel, supernatural ability, youth, supernatural romance, young heroes, prophecy, love and romance, time machine, strong female character, supernatural, secret society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany
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Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, investigation, tattoo, killings, crime, strong female character, puzzle, terrorist, secret organization, fbi agent, martial arts ...
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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: female protagonist, female fighter, chase, strong female character, inheritance, island, peril, treasure hunt, tough girl, survival, rescue, jungle ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense ...
Plot: strong female character, spy, espionage, undercover agent, neighbor, suspicion, escape, rescue, undercover, mission, gunfight, jealousy ...
Place: london
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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: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, teenagers, female protagonist, teenager, redemption, strong female character, suicide, friendship, death, bullying, saving a life, dying repeatedly ...
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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: female protagonist, survival, rebellion, future dystopia, danger, strong female character, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, escapades, youth ...
Time: future
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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, humorous, touching, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, elderly, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, self discovery, restaurant, countryside, aging, starting over, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, hidden identity, vengeance, undercover, haunted by the past, pretense, secret, family secret, scheme, rivalry, deception, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, lesbian relationship, prison, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, gender, women's prison, fish out of water, abuse, women in prison, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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Fantastic Four (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, transformation, adventure, imaginary, teleportation, superhero team, telekinesis, strong female character, master villain, portal, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, year 2007
Place: usa, pentagon, panama
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Wolfblood (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a Wolfblood teenager is ten times more complicated. 14 year old Maddy loves her abilities - heightened senses, being faster, stronger and more graceful - but hates the secrets that come with them.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, superhuman powers, supernatural, human becomes animal, teenage life, danger, classmates, double life, teenage love, young heroes, school, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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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, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, workplace situations, city life, new job, women, career woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, strong female character, crimes, romancing a suspect, disorder, romance, verbal byplay, chases and races, wanted, private investigator, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, shark, trapped, island, surfing, ocean, death, strong female character, shark attack, lone hero, young woman, stranded ...
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, australia, texas
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: uncover truth, boyfriend, top secret, family relations, cloning, shooting, secret, killings, lookalikes, young woman, supernatural, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: exciting, futuristic, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, tough girl, mind control, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, telepathy, betrayal, strong female character, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, paris france, berlin germany, rome italy
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Emerald Green (2016)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her ...
Style: captivating, melancholic, light, sentimental
Plot: teen romance, time travel, strong female character, time machine, prophecy, saving a life, mind control, secret society, telekinesis, strong female lead
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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, archaeologist, pterodactyl, strong female character, dinosaur, escapades, monster, police detective, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, egypt, paris france
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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: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, forbidden love, supernatural, fall in love, supernatural romance, zombie apocalypse, transformation, young woman, danger, young man, power of love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, female protagonist, martial arts, cyberpunk, rebellion, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, one against many, strong female character, vengeance, danger, secret movement ...
Time: future
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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, twist ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, bunker, paranoia, kidnapping, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, underground bunker, psychological manipulation, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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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, feel good, humorous, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, missing person, animals, happy ending, adventure, utopia, anthropomorphism, friendship, investigation, animal protagonist, secret laboratory, mysterious villain ...
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, super strength, strong female character, imaginary, alien monster, alien, sister sister relationship, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, historical character, stuttering, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, radio, destiny, speech ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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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, strong female lead, sultan, power struggle, royal family, strong female character, power, female protagonist, bossy woman, intrigue, rise to the top, strongman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspense, tense, dark humor, exciting
Plot: female protagonist, female assassin, investigation, psycho killer, lgbt, crime, peril, odd couple, killings, strong sexual content, psychopath, strong female character ...
Place: europe
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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: tennis, strong female character, battle of the sexes, wager, sexism, feminism, friendship, husband wife relationship, tennis player, homosexuality, female athlete, women's rights ...
Time: year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: twins, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, twin sister, switching roles, family relations, greed, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
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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: orchestra, musician's life, backstage, classical music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, hotshot, performance, teacher, sex, urban, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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