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, serious, suspense, entertaining, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, destiny, betrayal, violence, mentor, strong female presence, danger and chase plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female character: Tomb Raider (2018), Blindspot (2015), Orphan Black (2013), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Supergirl (2015), Shadowhunters (2016), G.I. Jane (1997), Revenge (2011), The Blind Side (2009), Aeon Flux (2005).

List of strong female character movies

 6.3
 182K
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, reboot, captivating ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, female fighter, peril, chase, survival, island, jungle, rescue, treasure hunt, courage ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, london
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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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, survival, rebellion, distopia, against the odds, society, youth, adventure, danger, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 64K
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: strong female character, memory loss, fbi, investigation, tattoo, terrorist, crime, killings, puzzle, martial arts, secret organization, fbi agent ...
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 8.3
 97K
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: strong female character, top secret, uncover truth, family relations, killings, lookalikes, conspiracy, lesbian relationship, shooting, boyfriend, escape, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, exciting, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, witchcraft, evil queen, magical creature, kingdom, prince, queen, dark fantasy, good versus evil, love, battle ...
Place: europe, france
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 6.3
 107K
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, suspenseful, emotional, light, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, alien race, superhuman powers, imaginary, super strength, good versus evil, alien, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 50K
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: supernatural power, vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, magic, female protagonist, demon, supernatural, teenage girl, strong female character, friendship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.9
 71K
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: strong female character, soldier, female soldier, fighting the system, basic training, military, navy, army, sexism, strong female lead, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 7.8
 110K
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, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, hidden identity, pretense, haunted by the past, millionaire, scheme, righting the wronged, crimes, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 282K
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: touching, uplifting, motivational, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, interracial adoption, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 5.4
 122K
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, cyberpunk, rebellion, secret movement, martial arts, infertility, vengeance, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 115K
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, intense ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, ocean, surfing, island, animal horror, death, shark attack, young woman, stranded ...
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, australia, texas
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 6.9
 215K
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: offbeat, sentimental, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, fall in love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, young man, young woman, supernatural, danger, power of love, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, clever, realistic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, city life, women, strong female character, fish out of water, boss and employee, workplace situations, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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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: exciting, humorous, entertaining, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: strong female character, bounty hunter, strong female lead, escapades, crimes, romancing a suspect, disorder, romance, verbal byplay, wanted, chases and races, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.3
 71K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 42 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: exciting, dark humor, tense, suspense
Plot: female protagonist, female assassin, psycho killer, strong female character, crime, killings, investigation, violence, peril, obsession, odd couple, lgbt ...
Place: europe, london
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, supernatural ability, friendship, magical, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, forces of nature, journey, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 6.2
 7K
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, captivating, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, time travel, supernatural romance, youth, teen romance, prophecy, supernatural, strong female character, imaginary, love and romance, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany
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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, disturbing, serious, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, missing person, danger, crime, strong female character, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, london
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 8.0
 187K
Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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, serious, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, private detective, strong female character, imaginary, superhero, super powers, investigation, danger, violence, lawyer, good versus evil, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 43K
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, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, teenagers, female protagonist, strong female character, redemption, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, stereotypes, female friendship ...
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
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, sentimental, light ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, jealousy, fake marriage, strong female character, self sacrifice, abduction, marriage, impossible love, doctor, escape, opposites attract ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: emotional, based on true events, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: sultan, strong female character, royal family, palace intrigue, strongman, strong female lead, power struggle, rise to the top, bossy woman, intrigue, power, harem ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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 7.7
 3K
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, supernatural, superhuman powers, human becomes animal, heroes, teenage life, wolf, classmate, curses spells and rituals, danger, teenage love, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, obsessive quest, adventure, archaeologist, strong female character, pterodactyl, monster, dinosaur, expedition, escapades, tomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt
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 7.5
 60K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, determination, politics, empowerment, brainwashing, prison, courtroom, gun, legislation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, wisconsin, new hampshire, massachusetts ...
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 5.8
 38K
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: stalking, violent husband, self defense, domestic violence, abusive husband, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, strong female character, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle, los angeles, seattle washington
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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: road movie, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, self discovery, countryside, aging, on the road, starting over, strong female lead, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
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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, lesbian relationship, prison life, lgbt, life turned upside down, prison, women's prison, gender, women in prison, drugs/alcohol, perversion, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.8
 189K
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, exciting, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, scientist, prejudice, job promotion, genius, black woman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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