Strong female lead movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant strong female lead movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful and captivating films and TV shows about / with strong female lead, female protagonist, strong female character, betrayal, chase, death, brutality, violence, destiny and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female lead: G.I. Jane (1997), Kidnap (2017), Don't Talk to Strangers (1994), One for the Money (2012), Serena (2014), On My Way (2013), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Salt (2010), Basic Instinct (1992), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016).

List of strong female lead movies

 5.9
 68K
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, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, basic training, sexism, navy, tough heroes, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 5.9
 28K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, track down, single mother, rescue, danger, female protagonist, car chase, determination, child in peril, perseverance, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: divorce, kidnapping, strong female lead, manipulation, secret, rivalry, female protagonist, false identity, police investigation, fight, violence, police ...
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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, escapades, disorder, romancing a suspect, crimes, romance, wanted, chases and races, verbal byplay, strong female character, private investigator, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, love affair, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, jealousy, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, strong female character, strong female lead ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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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, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, elderly, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, misfit, hopes, cult, strong female lead, nanny, abduction, bunker, new job, rich woman, song and dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 275K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, cia, espionage, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, female protagonist, russian spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, united states ...
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 6.9
 155K
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex addict, obsession, seduction, sex, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vampire death dealer Selene fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means ...
Style: gothic, bloody, scary, stylized, mysterious ...
Plot: werewolf, vampire, female vampire, betrayal, martial arts, war, transformation, brutality, lone hero, redemption, strong female lead, laboratory ...
Time: 2010s
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 24K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney’s office using her natural intuition about people and her ability to communicate with the dead to help to solve crimes. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, investigation, who done it, track down, fighting crime, crimes, parents and children, family relations, changing the past or future, dreams, crime ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona
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Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, mind game, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, police investigation, secret, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 6.8
 41K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, teacher student relationship, strong female lead, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, london ...
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 6.7
 337K
Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural, life turned upside down, imaginary, mentor, good versus evil, escapades, secret movement, danger, bomb, rage, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, chicago illinois
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 6.2
 74K
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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Deliverance Creek (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set at the end of the Civil War, widowed mother of 3 Belle Gatlin Barlowe faces uncertainty as she attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, dark, bleak ...
Plot: family in danger, life is a bitch, danger, woman in danger, parents and children, american civil war, protective parent, strong female lead, single mother, child care, female protagonist, determination ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, female soldier, battlefield, fascist, wartime life, wartime, strong female lead, heroism, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, russia, chicago illinois
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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: palace intrigue, royal family, power struggle, strong female character, power, female protagonist, sultan, strongman, destiny, bossy woman, strong female lead, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Marvel's The Defenders (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: masked superhero, superhero team, good versus evil, superhuman powers, violence, heroic mission, master villain, strong female lead, super powers, superhero, daredevil, bloody violence ...
Place: new york
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 4.7
 155
Hostile Force (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a would-be bank robber's attempt to steal $6 million goes awry, he takes a woman hostage without realizing that she is an ex-cop.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: security guard, heist, robbery, murder, hostage, chase, policewoman, police, female protagonist, strong female lead, woman in danger, pizza delivery ...
Time: 20th century
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With Love... from the Age of Reason (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The day she turns 40, Marguerite Flora, a successful rep for a nuclear power company, begins receiving letters she'd sent to herself at age seven. The letters tell her what to do if her life hasn't turned out the way she thought it should, ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: letter, romance, family relations, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment, road not taken, poverty, following a dream, rise to the top, hole, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Nappily Ever After (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an accident at the hair salon, Violet realizes she's not living life to the fullest. A soulful barber helps her put the pieces back together.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: breakup, strong female lead, hair, relationships, new life, physical appearance, friendship, bald woman, adult child friendship
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Office Romance. Our time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a ratings company, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director, wants to make Novoseltsev the manager but ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workplace romance, boss and employee, fall in love, female boss, female executive, love affair, single father, strong female lead, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, office romance, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 6.9
 3K
Heartbeat (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere, an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: surgeon, hospital, female protagonist, female doctor, medical, doctor patient relationship, strong female lead, relationship problems, working woman, workaholic, saving a life, romance ...
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Berlin Station (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, whistleblower, crimes, weapons, terrorism, secret service, government official, partners, partners against crime, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Place: berlin germany
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 7.5
 2K
Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Soviet cruise ship "Evgeni Onegin" is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, letting the tigers and lions out. Poor passengers and crew have no place to run. The captain abandons his ...
Style: sweet, romantic, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: tiger, danger, ship, human animal relationship, fall in love, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female lead, animal training, female protagonist, sea voyage, animal ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the ...
Style: dark, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: mental institution, female reporter, investigation, fish out of water, violence, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, strong female lead, torture
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The Famous Five 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For their bicycle tour to Catmoor, the friends Julian, Dick and Anne, their cousin Georgina, called George, and her dog Timmy have long looked forward to. But the camping holiday in the countryside ends with the kidnapping of Dick, confuse the two ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, youth, danger, riddles and clues, escapades, confined, friends, family, crimes, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber-criminals and corrupt government officials - both in Sweden and in the United States - whom are only known as The Spider Society.
Style: captivating, intense, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, group of criminals, investigation, investigative, twists & turns, disguise, partners against crime, young woman, scandal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c.
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