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, visually appealing and serious films and TV shows about / with tough girl, violence, martial arts, female protagonist, danger, strong female lead, betrayal, female warrior, fistfight and murder plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough girl: Lucy (2014), Colombiana (2011), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Tomb Raider (2018), Catwoman (2004), Princess of Thieves (2001), Sicario (2015), Insurgent (2015), Miss Congeniality (2000), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).

List of tough girl movies

 6.4
 448K
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, surreal, serious, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, tough girl, supernatural ability, telepathy, mind control, telekinesis, supernatural, imaginary, immortality, strong female lead, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, france, berlin germany, new york ...
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 6.4
 95K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, 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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vigilante, vengeance, hitman, latinos, vigilantism, crimes, obsessive quest, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, non-linear, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, organized crime, revenge, hate, warrior, master warrior, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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 6.3
 191K
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, chase, female fighter, survival, peril, rescue, island, treasure hunt, courage, jungle ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, london
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 3.4
 111K
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: masked superhero, tough girl, superhero, one woman army, imaginary, vigilantism, uncover truth, female fighter, superhuman powers, supernatural, righting the wronged, female protagonist ...
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, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: female warrior, superhero team, female protagonist, tough girl, superheroine, superhero, super villain, gang, supernatural power, violence, female assassin, stylized violence ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey
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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: humorous, semi serious, tense, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: tough girl, heroes, robin hood, good versus evil, rescue, royal family, folk hero, dishonesty, adventure, assassination, escapades, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
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 7.6
 373K
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, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, drug cartel, special agents, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, drug smuggling, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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 6.2
 219K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, heroes, good versus evil, against the rules, danger, youth, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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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, fish out of water, beauty pageant, special agents, fbi agent, working undercover, tough girl, crimes, fbi, beauty queen, investigation, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, year 1982 ...
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey ...
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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, semi serious, saga, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female warrior, mythology, adventure, friendship, sword fight, greek mythology, good versus evil, ancient, legends and myths, tough girl, feminism, lesbian ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, macedonia, china ...
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 5.4
 20K
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, teenager, high school life, high school, undercover, female spy, youth, child spy, danger, hidden identity, adolescence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chechnya, moscow russia, berlin germany
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 6.1
 111K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
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, captivating, exciting, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, female warrior, survival, post apocalyptic, female fighter, good versus evil, dark fantasy, tough girl, chase, power ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe, big ben london, asia
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 5.8
 10K
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, psychological thriller, suspense, sadistic
Plot: home invasion, tough girl, murder, escaped prisoner, father daughter relationship, betrayal, death, anger, showdown, widower, mother daughter relationship, chase ...
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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: captivating, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, female protagonist, distopia, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, martial arts, bounty hunter, danger, tough girl, amnesia ...
Time: near future, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, tough girl, military life, female fighter, heroic mission, military, adventure, escapades, gender, soldier, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 7.7
 49K
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female killer, spy, hitman, tough girl, mole, danger, chases and races, heroine, taekwondo, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, chosen one, tough girl, chase, good versus evil, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution, resistance ...
Time: future
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 7.9
 74K
Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, exciting, semi serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, special agents, hand to hand combat, undercover, heroes, tough girl, danger, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
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Black Widow (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, captivating, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, superheroine, strong female lead, heroes, tough girl, violence, superhero, female killer, sisterhood, spy, russian spy ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: russia
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 6.0
 604K
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, psychotronic ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, female warrior, insanity, villain turns good, superhero, mission, tough girl, fight scenes, secret mission, villain, super villain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, louisiana
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 5.7
 11K
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one woman army, tough girl, vengeance, track down, danger, crimes, missing person, spouse in danger, kidnapping, anti heroine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
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 3.6
 4K
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, teenage boy, experiment, female fighter, rescue, hearing voices, martial arts, mutant, strong female character, female warrior, kidnapping, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, creature, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
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The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, friendship, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, rivalry, danger, training, martial arts, supernatural ability, youth ...
Place: asia
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 7.3
 106K
Okja (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
Style: psychotronic, emotional, feel good, touching, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: monster, tough girl, zoologist, environmentalist, slaughterhouse, pig, heroine, female protagonist, pets, animal lover, animal rescue, ecology ...
Time: year 2007, year 2017, 70s
Place: seoul, chile, south korea, new york
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 7.6
 258K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, dragon, cross dressing, friendship, good versus evil, human spirit, woman dressed as man, hidden identity, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, swords and armor, monastery ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain
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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, tough girl, adventure, fighting crime, young heroes, heroic mission, save the day, youth, rivalry, master villain, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo, london
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