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, entertaining, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with strong female lead, female protagonist, strong female character, betrayal, mentor, destiny, brutality, chase, death and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female lead: G.I. Jane (1997), Kidnap (2017), Basic Instinct (1992), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Salt (2010), One for the Money (2012), Serena (2014), On My Way (2013), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Deliverance Creek (2014).

List of strong female lead movies

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, sexism, basic training, tough heroes, navy, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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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: track down, kidnapping, single mother, abduction, rescue, female protagonist, car chase, danger, determination, little boy, child in peril, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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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, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, obsession, sexual tension, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, abduction, bunker, nanny, rich woman, song and dance, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, lone hero, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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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, romance, disorder, verbal byplay, crimes, chases and races, romancing a suspect, private investigator, strong female character, strong female lead, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, family in crisis, family problems, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female character, husband wife relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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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, parents and children, family relations, elderly, strong female character, restaurant, self discovery, countryside, aging, estrangement, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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, betrayal, martial arts, female vampire, war, transformation, brutality, redemption, strong female lead, regeneration, laboratory ...
Time: 2010s
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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, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, woman in danger, american civil war, strong female lead, protective parent, 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: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, battlefield, female soldier, fascist, strong female lead, heroism, war hero, courage, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, soviet union, russia, chicago illinois, united states
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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, queen of england, forbidden love, british royal family, head of state, palace intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, throne, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: supernatural ability, psychic, investigation, track down, who done it, fighting crime, crimes, parents and children, family relations, changing the past or future, crime, dreams ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, life turned upside down, supernatural, imaginary, good versus evil, mentor, escapades, secret movement, gunfight, danger, destiny, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, europe
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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: royal family, palace intrigue, female protagonist, sultan, power struggle, strongman, destiny, strong female character, intrigue, strong female lead, rise to the top, bossy woman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul 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: stylized, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: masked superhero, superhero team, good versus evil, superhuman powers, heroic mission, master villain, violence, strong female lead, super powers, crimes, male objectification, fighting crime ...
Place: new york
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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, serious, realistic, tense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, mind game, fbi, evidence, perfect crime, crime, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, mathematics, science, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, teacher student relationship, insanity, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, london ...
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, dangerous attraction, undercover agent, fatal attraction, fake identity, mistaken identity, murder investigation, witness, psychological thriller, fbi ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983
Place: usa, canada, pennsylvania, montreal quebec, montreal
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: letter, introspection, romance, family relations, love and romance, road not taken, unfulfillment, poverty, rise to the top, following a dream, strong female lead, child's point of view ...
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, sincere, uplifting, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: breakup, strong female lead, hair, new life, relationships, physical appearance, friendship, adult child friendship, bald woman
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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, strong female lead, single father, relationship vs career, unlikely couple, office romance, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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: exciting, tense, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: surgeon, hospital, female protagonist, medical, doctor patient relationship, strong female lead, female doctor, romance, working woman, workaholic, relationship problems, coworker relationship ...
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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, partners against crime, terrorism, secret service, weapons, government official, partners, crimes, undercover, gunfight ...
Place: berlin germany
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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, humorous, romantic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: danger, tiger, human animal relationship, fall in love, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ship, strong female lead, female protagonist, sea voyage, animal training, 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: bleak, dark, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: female reporter, mental institution, fish out of water, doctors and patients, investigation, violence, strong female lead, torture, psychiatrist
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The Well (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Story: An injured woman trapped in a deep well must outsmart a manipulative stranger with keys to her dark past to save her daughter from a terrifying ordeal.
Style: suspense
Plot: dark past, trapped, mind game, tough girl, female warrior, haunted by the past, secret room, hidden truth, neo noir, psychological manipulation, strong female character, strong female lead ...
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, hacker, journalist, mystery, crime, age difference, suspect, island, bondage, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1949, year 1954 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia
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D.E.B.S. (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The star of a team of teenage crime fighters falls for the alluring villainess she must bring to justice.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, parody, espionage, schoolgirl uniform, french girl, subversion, punk rocker, thesis, lip synching, spy spoof, female protagonist, covert operation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, who done it, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, female detective, female protagonist, parents and children, haunted by the past, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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