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 suspense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, intense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with strong female lead, female protagonist, violence, betrayal, mentor, revenge, dialogue, chase, strong female character and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female lead: Salt (2010), Kidnap (2017), Lucy (2014), Wonder Woman (2017), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Ghost in the Shell (2017), Black Widow (2021), Megan Leavey (2017), G.I. Jane (1997), Wanted (2008).

List of strong female lead movies

 6.4
 311K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, female protagonist, espionage, female spy, strong female lead, spy, double agent, female assassin, secret agents, cia agent, chase, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ussr, russia, north korea ...
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 5.9
 37K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 6.4
 483K
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, tough girl, supernatural ability, mind control, telekinesis, telepathy, strong female lead, supernatural, experimental drug, human brain, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, rome italy, new york, paris france ...
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 7.4
 636K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
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 ...
Plot: superheroine, female warrior, tough girl, good versus evil, strong female lead, justice, chosen one, super strength, adventure, fight scenes, superhero, super powers ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: tower bridge london, london, big ben london, paris france, belgium ...
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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, dark fantasy, stylized, bloody, exciting ...
Plot: werewolf, vampire, vampire human love, female vampire, strong female lead, fight scenes, female fighter, female warrior, sword, regeneration, martial arts, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, female spy, strong female lead, distopia, one woman army, technology, hacker, female agent, philosophy, female warrior ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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 6.7
 349K
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, superheroine, tough girl, heroes, secret agents, female protagonist, female killer, heroine, one against many ...
Time: 2020s, year 2016, 90s, year 1995, 2010s
Place: russia, norway, morocco, ohio, budapest ...
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 7.1
 24K
Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to ...
Style: disturbing, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: female soldier, dog, strong female lead, u.s. marine, iraq war, human animal relationship, u.s. military, animals, boot camp, strong female character, soldier, american soldier ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: iraq, new york, new york state
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 6.0
 81K
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, strong female lead, military, sexism, fighting the system, basic training, army, navy, reconnaissance, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, libya, usa, israel
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 6.7
 382K
Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, superhuman powers, mentor, gunfight, life turned upside down, strong female lead, hitman, supernatural, escapades, secret movement, revenge, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, europe
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 8.3
 22K
Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.
Style: captivating, witty, atmospheric, erotic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: open marriage, crumbling marriage, marriage, housewife, strong female lead, male female relationship, women, jealousy, female protagonist, adultery, family in crisis, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
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 5.4
 127K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, female killer, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, martial arts, rebelliousness, rebellion, mysterious character, one against many, cyberpunk ...
Time: future
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 5.1
 18K
Everly (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After she betrays a powerful mob boss, a woman matches wits and weaponry with a legion of killers who are out to collect the bounty on the heads of her and her family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, female assassin, woman kills a man, survival, assassination attempt, woman in danger, crimes, gangsters, violence spree, isolation, self mutilation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, suspense, absurd, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, strong female lead, sorceress, magical creature, female warrior, magic, snow white, good versus evil, female soldier, love, black magic, palace ...
Place: egypt
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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, survival, politics ...
Time: future
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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, suspense, psychological, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, strong female lead, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, mind game, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female lead, strong female character, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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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, beauty pageant, fish out of water, working undercover, tough girl, tomboy, special agents, fbi agent, strong female lead, personality change, beauty queen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1982, 2000s ...
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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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, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark humor, female assassin, revenge, strong female lead, master warrior, female warrior, sword fight, warrior, death, katana, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, tokyo, japan, mexico
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, secret agents, female assassin, double life, hitman, spy, love and romance, couples, secret identity, cia, female killer, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, atlanta georgia, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 198K
Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, teenage girl, female assassin, secret agents, female killer, cia, female warrior, hitman, vengeance, strong female lead, super soldier, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, berlin germany, morocco, germany, europe ...
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One for the Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, 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, romantic, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: strong female character, bounty hunter, investigation, strong female lead, escapades, battle of the sexes, crimes, romance, verbal byplay, couples, private investigator, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.6
 3K
Heartbeat (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, feel good, captivating, tense ...
Plot: female doctor, strong female lead, surgeon, medical, hospital, female protagonist, doctor patient relationship, coworker relationship, relationship problems, saving a life, workaholic, working woman ...
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 7.1
 28K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, a vision, investigation, who done it, family relations, crimes, strong female lead, fighting crime, supportive spouse, parents and children, prophecy ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Style: twists and turns, witty, sexy, surprise ending, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, cons and scams, art collector, perfect crime, businessman, strong female lead, cat and mouse, sexual tension, billionaire, stolen painting, museum, sexual attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, memory loss, strong female lead, hitman, female killer, female protagonist, amnesia, cia, chase, presumed dead, terrorism, rogue agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.4
 29K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: 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, teens, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, marriage, family business, love affair, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, crumbling marriage, jealousy, mountain, femme fatale, anguish ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1929
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 73K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, determination, strong female character, politics, world politics, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, fighting the system, business ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., colorado, missouri, florida, japan ...
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Human Resources (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When a woman takes a new job, she discovers the skyscraper she works in is haunted by victims of a corporation's pursuit of profit. Unable to ignore injustice embodied by the disembodied, she sets out to reveal the truth.
Style: scary, psychological, psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong female lead, corporation, ghost, politics, supernatural, ghost story, political satire, office, fear, heroes, society, evil ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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