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, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with tough girl, violence, martial arts, chase, danger, rivalry, murder, heroes, deception and hand to hand combat plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough girl: Lucy (2014), Catwoman (2004), Miss Congeniality (2000), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Banshee (2013), Princess of Thieves (2001), Kite (2014), Agent Carter (2015), Vixen (2015), Tomb Raider (2018).

List of tough girl movies

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, serious, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, tough girl, mind control, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, telepathy, betrayal, transformation, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, paris france, berlin germany
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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
Plot: superhero, tough girl, vigilantism, righting the wronged, uncover truth, supernatural, superhuman powers, masked superhero, crimes, vengeance, vigilante, evil corporation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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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, humorous, entertaining, funny, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: special agents, working undercover, beauty pageant, fish out of water, undercover agent, investigation, contests and competitions, friendship between girls, tomboy, tough girl, fbi, fbi agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1982, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, hawaii
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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, entertaining, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, legends and myths, feminism, adventure, good versus evil, ancient, sword fight, danger, tough girl, greek mythology, lesbian subtext, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, india, ancient greece, macedonia ...
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Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, small town, tough heroes, cons and scams, ex convict, crime, shooting, female nudity, crimes, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, family, heroes, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, robin hood, dishonesty, assassination, adventure, escapades, tough girl ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon, england
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Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, young heroes, vigilantism, girls with guns, tough girl, haunted by the past, organized crime, female killer, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: near future, 21st century
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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, undercover, special agents, hand to hand combat, adventure, danger, escapades, tough girl, female agent, government agency, friendship, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
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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: superheroine, fighting crime, supernatural ability, masked superhero, crimes, escapades, rivalry, female protagonist, super villain, female fighter, martial arts, tough girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, africa
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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: chase, inheritance, gunfight, island, peril, survival, rescue, jungle, female fighter, father daughter relationship, courage, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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, chick flick
Plot: high school life, high school, undercover, teenage life, youth, hidden identity, secret agents, friends, danger, teenager, rivalry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, berlin germany, moscow russia, chechnya
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, 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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, heroic mission, hidden identity, escapades, adventure, military life, folk hero, female protagonist, tough girl, female warrior, cross dressing, father daughter relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, timebomb, terrorism, spy, betrayal, cia agent, female warrior, tough girl, surveillance ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: paris france, moscow russia, tower bridge london, big ben london, langley virginia
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, undercover agent, murder investigation, witness, mistaken identity, fake identity, psychological thriller, investigation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004
Place: usa, canada, pennsylvania, montreal quebec, montreal
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Come Drink with Me (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cheng Pei-pei plays Golden Swallow, a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, kung fu master, tough girl, forest, monastery, waterfall, blood, gore, murder, fistfight, kung fu ...
Place: china, asia
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Critical Mass (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate ...
Style: semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist group, tough girl, hostile takeover, bomb, rescue, terrorist, hostages, danger, rivalry, crimes, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, vigilantism, heroes, deadly, old west, gang, lone wolves, crimes, confined, kidnapping, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, death of wife, death of daughter, moral dilemma, tunnel, night vision, cia, fbi, tough girl, mercenary, crime, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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Golden Kamuy (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Saichi Sugimoto is a tough soldier who participates in the Russo-Japanese War and who earned the nickname "Sugimoto the Immortal." Honors in combat are of little use to him when he is expelled from the army for a certain incident, but he ...
Style: comic, exciting, entertaining, semi documentary, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, violence, tough girl, treasure hunt, adventure, criminal, gold, ex soldier, hunting, japanese culture, survival, gunfight
Time: 1910s
Place: japan
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Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to Chan's actual works. This series ran on ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tense, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, good versus evil, archaeologist, uncle niece relationship, heroes, danger, heroic mission, family, curses spells and rituals, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, resistance, survival, artifact, save the world, revenge, danger, machine, post apocalypse, love and romance, robot, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
Place: asia, big ben london
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Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, ocean, rescue, atlantis, underwater, shark, warrior, army, superhuman powers, teenage boy, princess ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, sicily, italy
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: surprise ending, futuristic
Plot: giant monster, giant robot, army, robot, alien monster, giant creature, teenage hero, electromagnetic pulse, academy, monster, creature, artificial intelligence ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, japan, china, sydney australia, honolulu hawaii ...
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, witch, good versus evil, magic, friendship, best friends, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, epic, tragic ending ...
Plot: rebellion, space travel, space battle, war, star wars, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival, space opera, supernatural power, mission ...
Time: future
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, witch, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, magical, adventure, supernatural ability, chosen one, magic, student, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, middle ages ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, egypt ...
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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, comic, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, secret mission, transformation, revenge, adventure, villain turns good, batman, mission, insanity, comics, fight scenes, weapons ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana, pentagon, washington d.c.
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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: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, creature, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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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: captivating, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, cross dressing, friendship, dragon, princess, human spirit, emperor, female warrior, hidden identity, boot camp, impersonating ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, missing person, danger, heroes, track down, vengeance, rivalry, spouse in danger, forced into action, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, puerto rico
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