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, entertaining, suspense, serious, humorous and captivating films and TV shows about / with tough girl, violence, female protagonist, danger, martial arts, strong female presence, rivalry, gun, murder and heroes plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough girl: Lucy (2014), Tomb Raider (2018), Catwoman (2004), Princess of Thieves (2001), Miss Congeniality (2000), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Agent Carter (2015), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Colombiana (2011), Barely Lethal (2015).

List of tough girl movies

Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA
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, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, tough girl, intelligence, supernatural, mind control, telepathy, telekinesis, supernatural ability, imaginary, escapades, artificial intelligence, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, paris france, berlin germany, france, rome italy ...
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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, 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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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, tense, entertaining, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: tough girl, female warrior, female protagonist, superheroine, violence, policewoman, young girl, betrayal, nightclub, anger, revenge, criminal ...
Time: 2020s
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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: superhero, tough girl, imaginary, masked superhero, vigilantism, superhuman powers, supernatural, uncover truth, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, female fighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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, heroes, robin hood, rescue, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, dishonesty, assassination, adventure, escapades, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
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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, entertaining, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: undercover agent, beauty pageant, working undercover, special agents, fish out of water, tough girl, fbi agent, fbi, beauty queen, investigation, personality change, friendship between girls ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, year 1982 ...
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey ...
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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: dark humor, exciting, tense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, organized crime, mentor, female warrior, warrior, tough girl, master warrior, danger, squad, dark hero, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, tough girl, female agent, undercover, imaginary, special agents, hand to hand combat, adventure, danger, escapades, government agency, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 45 min.
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, semi serious, saga, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female warrior, adventure, sword fight, mythology, feminism, friendship, legends and myths, tough girl, good versus evil, greek mythology, lesbian subtext, ancient ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, china, egypt, ancient greece ...
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, vigilante, female killer, vengeance, vigilantism, tough girl, crimes, latinos, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, miami ...
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Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, not serious, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school life, teenage life, undercover, high school, youth, hidden identity, friends, secret agents, tough girl, adolescence, teenage hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, berlin germany, moscow russia, chechnya
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China
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: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, tough girl, emperor, heroic mission, hidden identity, adventure, escapades, military life, folk hero, female protagonist, gender bending ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Black Widow (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: female spy, superheroine, violence, female assassin, heroes, tough girl, female killer, superhero, strong female lead, sisterhood, spy, russian spy ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: russia
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, drug cartel, swat team, tough girl, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, murder, mercenary, vigilantism, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, captivating, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: princess, adventure, female protagonist, female warrior, good versus evil, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, boot camp, hidden identity, human spirit, friends ...
Time: ancient history
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, comic, absurd, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: anti hero, superhero, villain turns good, insanity, mission, fight scenes, dark hero, secret mission, weapons, revenge, tough girl, alter ego ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
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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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, rebellion, chase, tough girl, fight, survival, danger, revolution, chosen one, strong female lead, fight scenes, love triangle ...
Time: future
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My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eunjin who is a living legend among the gangsters dominates the male-centered underworld wielding only a pair of her trademark blades. One day, Eun-jin finds her sister from whom she was separated at an orphanage during childhood, and her sister ...
Style: exciting, humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, opposites attract, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, rivalry, danger, martial arts, marriage, couple relations, deadly, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Primordial (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valerie Graves, a misanthropic, disillusioned woman in her mid-twenties, is haunted by sadistic urges that she has struggled to repress since childhood.
Style: gothic, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: antisocial behavior, tough girl, vigilantism, female killer, revenge, murder, chase, mercilessness, killing spree, one woman army, brutality, gunfight ...
Place: ohio
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Catch .44 (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, woman in danger, hitman, deadly, crime, crimes, tough girl, police officer, murder, gunfight, strong female presence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, heroes, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality, chase ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: female boxer, lifestyle, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life, sport, hopes, family relations, rivalry, family problems, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Vixen (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 5 min.
Story: Originally from Africa, Mari McGabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence.But the orphaned Marl refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: masked superhero, superheroine, supernatural ability, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, rivalry, female protagonist, martial arts, tough girl, good versus evil, necklace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, africa
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Powerpuff Girls Movie tells the origin story of how the Powerpuff Girls were created and how they came to be the defenders of Townsville. It was the first Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network Studios theatrical feature film since 1993's Once Upon ...
Style: humorous, intense, satirical, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, fighting crime, rivalry, youth, danger, rescue, mad scientist, master villain ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo, london
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Gladiatress (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Offbeat sword-and-sandals comedy-adventure about three unlikely heroines (Doon Mackichan, Fiona Allen and Sally Phillips) who set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain in their own unique and outrageous style.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, sexy
Plot: daring rescue, escapades, save the day, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, danger, roman empire, seduction, tough girl, heroes, strong female presence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, england
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Vampire Effect (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An evil Duke attempts to kill and collect the blood of a royal family of European vampires in order to become all powerful. The only surviving member of the family travels to Hong Kong, only to complicate his struggle by falling in love with a ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, vampire, heroic mission, fall in love, deadly, supernatural, twins, rivalry, royal family, tough girl, fight, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
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Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, juvenile delinquency, confined, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, prison life, society, hopes, racism, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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WWE WrestleMania XX (2004)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 275 min.
Story: WrestleMania XX was the twentieth annual WrestleMania . It took place on March 14, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main match for the Raw brand was a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship between champion Triple ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, suspense
Plot: wrestling, mixed martial arts, world wrestling entertainment, tournament, showdown, african american, betrayal, champion, martial arts, tough guy, legend, tough girl ...
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Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder investigation, murder mystery, profiler, psychopath, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, strong female character, fake identity, mistaken identity, psychological thriller ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania, montreal quebec
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, missing person, danger, track down, crimes, spouse in danger, female killer, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, one woman army, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
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