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, tense, entertaining, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with strong female character, strong female lead, female protagonist, destiny, violence, betrayal, mentor, chase, danger and dialogue 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: G.I. Jane (1997), Shadowhunters (2016), Tomb Raider (2018), Blindspot (2015), Revenge (2011), Orphan Black (2013), Warm Bodies (2013), The Blind Side (2009), Ruby Red (2013), Aeon Flux (2005).

List of strong female character movies

 5.9
 70K
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, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, strong female character, fighting the system, military, female soldier, basic training, navy, sexism, feminism, strong female lead, army, sexual harassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 6.6
 47K
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, magic, supernatural power, good versus evil, demon, female protagonist, strong female character, supernatural, friendship, family secret, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 171K
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, strong female character, chase, female fighter, tough girl, island, peril, survival, rescue, jungle, father daughter relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 7.4
 61K
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, tattoo, investigation, strong female character, crime, killings, puzzle, terrorist, secret organization, martial arts, fbi agent ...
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 7.9
 108K
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: undercover, high society, hidden identity, vengeance, haunted by the past, strong female character, pretense, secret, millionaire, scheme, adultery, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, future dystopia, rebellion, strong female character, against the odds, danger, society, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades ...
Time: future
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 8.3
 94K
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, uncover truth, family relations, boyfriend, top secret, cloning, shooting, secret, killings, lookalikes, escape, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 6.9
 210K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, power of love, supernatural romance, supernatural, young woman, young man, danger, zombie apocalypse, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 271K
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, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, american football, life, strong female character, interracial relations, family drama, misfit, interracial adoption, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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 6.1
 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, sentimental, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, supernatural ability, time travel, supernatural romance, youth, young heroes, prophecy, love and romance, strong female character, time machine, supernatural, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany
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 5.4
 120K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, strong female character, female protagonist, cyberpunk, rebellion, secret movement, female killer, one against many, martial arts, vestiges of humanity, vengeance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
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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, teenage life, human becomes animal, classmates, danger, curses spells and rituals, double life, teenage love, young heroes, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.4
 40K
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, redemption, teenager, strong female character, suicide, bullying, friendship, car rollover, death, dying repeatedly ...
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 6.4
 99K
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, secret identity, strong female character, super strength, alien, superhuman powers, good versus evil, alien monster, sister sister relationship, heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, rescue, escape, undercover, suspicion, mission, jealousy, assassin ...
Place: london
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 6.3
 110K
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: shark, survival, trapped, island, surfing, ocean, death, strong female character, stranded, young woman, lone hero, shark attack ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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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, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, strong female character, archaeologist, obsessive quest, adventure, monster, dinosaur, escapades, pterodactyl, police detective, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, egypt, paris france
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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, career woman, fish out of water, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, boss and employee, relationship vs career, women, workplace situations, city life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.3
 56K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
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: tense, dark humor, suspense, exciting
Plot: female protagonist, strong sexual content, investigation, psycho killer, female assassin, strong female character, psychopath, killings, odd couple, peril, crime, obsession ...
Place: europe
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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, strong female character, strong female lead, escapades, disorder, romancing a suspect, crimes, romance, chases and races, verbal byplay, wanted, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 5.7
 37K
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, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: life is a bitch, self defense, stalking, violence against women, domestic violence, crumbling marriage, violent husband, on the run, abusive husband, hidden identity, strong female character, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, san francisco
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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, elderly, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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, prison, lgbt, life turned upside down, women's prison, drugs/alcohol, gender, fish out of water, abuse, women in prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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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, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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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: sultan, palace intrigue, strong female character, strong female lead, power struggle, royal family, power, female protagonist, bossy woman, strongman, destiny, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.5
 54K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, absurd ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, determination, brainwashing, prison, strong female character, investigation, empowerment, lawyer, courtroom, senator ...
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.6
 9K
Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense
Plot: roman empire, enemy, strong female character, bow and arrow, druid, rite, redheaded woman, love, british army, power, female warrior, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s
Place: britain
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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, humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, chosen one, supernatural ability, heroic mission, journey, good versus evil, adventure, magical, forces of nature, imaginary kingdom, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 8.0
 180K
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, superhero, investigation, danger, imaginary, strong female character, violence, lawyer, good versus evil, super powers, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 159K
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, hot and sexy, sex addict, passionate interest, sexual tension, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, sex, obsession, seduction, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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