Tough girl movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tough girl movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, surprise ending, entertaining, suspense, serious and captivating films and TV shows about / with tough girl, violence, strong female lead, female protagonist, murder, betrayal, martial arts, female warrior, revenge and danger plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough girl: Lucy (2014), Wonder Woman (2017), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Alita: Battle Angel (2019), Tomb Raider (2018), Colombiana (2011), Nikita (2010), Becky (2020), Catwoman (2004), Miss Congeniality (2000).

List of tough girl movies

Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, surreal, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, tough girl, mind control, telekinesis, telepathy, strong female lead, supernatural, human brain, experimental drug, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, new york, france, berlin germany, rome italy ...
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: female warrior, superheroine, tough girl, super strength, good versus evil, strong female lead, justice, chosen one, female soldier, adventure, fight scenes, super powers ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: tower bridge london, london, big ben london, belgium, ottoman empire ...
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, exciting, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, one man army, dark humor, tough girl, mentor, female warrior, dark hero, female killer, death, master warrior, hate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo, okinawa japan ...
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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, distopia, tough girl, female protagonist, nanotechnology, martial arts, woman fights a man, bounty hunter, amnesia, post apocalypse ...
Time: near future, future
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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: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, female fighter, chase, jungle, rescue, peril, treasure hunt, survival, island, courage ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, asia, east asia, england, united kingdom ...
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, vengeance, tough girl, hitman, one against many, vigilante, crimes, vigilantism, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 90s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, new orleans ...
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Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female killer, female spy, female assassin, tough girl, secret government organization, hitman, spy, mole, heroine, double life, taekwondo, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Becky (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager's weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.
Style: bloody, suspense, sadistic, psychological thriller
Plot: tough girl, home invasion, girl dog relationship, escaped prisoner, murder, anger, father daughter relationship, widower, death, betrayal, one against many, teenage protagonist ...
Place: atlanta georgia
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Catwoman (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one woman army, tough girl, masked superhero, superhero, vigilantism, female fighter, uncover truth, superhuman powers, female protagonist, heroes, supernatural, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Plot: female warrior, tough girl, female protagonist, superhero team, anti heroine, female assassin, superheroine, supernatural power, superhero, one woman army, gang, policewoman ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: sicily, new jersey
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Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: undercover agent, female agent, working undercover, beauty pageant, fish out of water, tough girl, tomboy, personality change, fbi agent, special agents, strong female lead, beauty queen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, year 1982 ...
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey ...
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Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, female spy, high school life, teenager, high school, undercover, female agent, tough girl, child spy, teenage hero, youth, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, moscow russia, berlin germany, chechnya
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, neo noir, serious, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug cartel, cia, black ops, mercenary, tough girl, swat team, moral dilemma, u.s. mexico border, drug smuggling, fbi agent, cia agent, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, arizona ...
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Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, distopia, female fighter, fighting the system, strong female lead, good versus evil, post apocalypse, heroes, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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Black Widow (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Natasha Romanoff, on the run from the government following her disobedience to the Sokovia Accords and for aiding Steve Rogers, finds herself on her own and is forced to deal with some of the red in her ledger.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female agent, strong female lead, tough girl, superheroine, secret agents, heroes, female killer, female protagonist, heroine, one against many ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s, year 2016, 90s, year 1995
Place: russia, norway, morocco, ohio, budapest ...
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, sexy, dark fantasy, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female warrior, mythology, adventure, friendship, sword fight, ancient, tough girl, legends and myths, greek mythology, feminism, good versus evil, one woman army ...
Place: greece, europe, macedonia, ancient greece, india ...
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In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, martial arts, one woman army, crimes, missing person, spouse in danger, vengeance, kidnapping, track down, anti heroine, husband wife relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: dark fantasy, futuristic, exciting, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, female warrior, resistance, tough girl, power, female fighter, survival, female assassin, chase, good versus evil, engineer ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, europe, london, asia
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: sincere, captivating, stylized, exciting, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: woman dressed as man, tough girl, heroine, chinese woman, female warrior, gender disguise, martial arts, heroes, human spirit, swordswoman, disney, chinese emperor ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, intense, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: female warrior, super villain, mission, fight scenes, dark hero, tough girl, villain turns good, superhero, sarcasm, insanity, weapons, villainess ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., louisiana, usa, pentagon
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: tough girl, robin hood, good versus evil, heroes, rescue, folk hero, royal family, adventure, heroine, dishonesty, assassination, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, spacecraft, space and aliens, teamwork, space travel, superhero, creature, save the world, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, tough girl, resistance, chosen one, revolution, chase, good versus evil, fight, rebellion, brutality, survival ...
Time: future
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, female fighter, tough girl, female soldier, heroic mission, military life, adventure, military, soldier, heroes, escapades ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, fatal attraction, murder mystery, dangerous attraction, murder investigation, profiler, tough girl, police investigation, female agent, fake identity, strong female lead, strong female character ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 80s ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania
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Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter named Nissa, and when she finds her, they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, vampire, tough girl, survival, supernatural, immortality, good versus evil, genetically altered, fictional war, female warrior, mutation, fistfight ...
Time: future, 2010s
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: non-linear, atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark humor, female assassin, strong female lead, revenge, female warrior, warrior, master warrior, sword fight, tough girl, death, katana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, tokyo, japan, mexico, austin texas
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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: female warrior, disney princess, dragon, kung fu, tough girl, sword, female protagonist, travel, warrior, creature, magic, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, southeast asia
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Maximum Ride (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspense, surprise ending, exciting
Plot: supernatural power, experiment, teenage boy, female fighter, heroine, mutant, female warrior, rescue, strong female character, martial arts, chase, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, female warrior, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, tough girl, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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