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 suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, twists and turns and intense films and TV shows about / with strong female lead, female protagonist, strong female character, violence, betrayal, chase, revenge, dialogue, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as strong female lead: Salt (2010), Megan Leavey (2017), Ghost in the Shell (2017), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), G.I. Jane (1997), Wonder Woman (2017), Kidnap (2017), Hanna (2011), Everly (2014), Black Widow (2021).

List of strong female lead movies

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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, double agent, spy, strong female lead, secret service, female assassin, agent as target, chase, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
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Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: 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
Plot: female soldier, strong female lead, dog, u.s. marine, u.s. military, human animal relationship, iraq war, boot camp, endurance, animals, animal, iraq war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new york
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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, strong female lead, distopia, hacker, one woman army, technology, androids, terrorism, investigation, female spy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, stylized, dark, mysterious ...
Plot: werewolf, vampire, vampire human love, strong female lead, female vampire, female fighter, fight scenes, sword, regeneration, martial arts, betrayal, female warrior ...
Time: 2010s
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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, fighting the system, basic training, military, army, navy, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, UK
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, chosen one, strong female lead, adventure, greek mythology, superhero, justice, princess, good versus evil, immortality, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: tower bridge london, london, big ben london, belgium, paris france ...
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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, abduction, strong female lead, single mother, danger, rescue, child in peril, track down, little boy, determination, female protagonist, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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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, secret agents, female assassin, strong female lead, undercover, female warrior, cia, hitman, teenage girl, female killer, vengeance, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, morocco, berlin germany, europe, africa ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, woman kills a man, survival, assassination attempt, woman in danger, female assassin, danger, crimes, isolation, violence spree, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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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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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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, cyberpunk, rebelliousness, rebellion, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
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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, family relations, investigation, who done it, a vision, crimes, parents and children, strong female lead, supportive spouse, fighting crime, crime ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: phoenix arizona, usa, 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, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, female detective, fbi, perfect crime, sociopath, strong female lead, psychopath, haunted by the past, high school, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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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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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: strong female character, bounty hunter, strong female lead, battle of the sexes, escapades, investigation, crimes, bail bondsman, romancing a suspect, disorder, romance, frame up ...
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: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, marriage, family business, family in crisis, couple relations, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, jealousy, mountain, femme fatale, anguish ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1929
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalyptic, chaos, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, strong female lead, apocalypse, zombie, female warrior, bio weapon, survival horror ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: medical drama, humorous, captivating, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: female doctor, strong female lead, surgeon, hospital, female protagonist, medical, doctor patient relationship, workaholic, romance, working woman, coworker relationship, relationship problems ...
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Wonder Woman (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor (both Sr. & Jr.), the show originally aired ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, touching, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, strong female lead, good versus evil, superhuman powers, secret identity, superheroine, amazon, female warrior, fighting crime, adventure, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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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: witty, sexy, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, cons and scams, businessman, perfect crime, cat and mouse, strong female lead, stolen painting, museum, mind game, billionaire, art collector, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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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, based on true events, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female character, royal family, strong female lead, strongman, bossy woman, harem, power struggle, intrigue, rise to the top, empire ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople
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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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, memory loss, strong female lead, hitman, amnesia, chase, presumed dead, female protagonist, single mother, rogue agent, teacher, female killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey
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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: superhuman powers, mentor, femme fatale, supernatural, life turned upside down, gunfight, trap, hitman, good versus evil, secret movement, escapades, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, europe
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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: boxing, underdog, athlete and trainer, female boxer, sport, determination, athlete's life, unlikely friendships, human spirit, mentor protege relationship, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, england, california ...
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Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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, dark humor ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: housewife, marriage, open marriage, crumbling marriage, male female relationship, jealousy, women, female protagonist, love hate relationship, interracial couple, extramarital affair, society ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: intense, entertaining, suspense, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: superhero, greek mythology, wonder woman character, female protagonist, strong female lead, superhuman powers, girl power, hand to hand combat, princess, supernatural power, superheroine, courage ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, new york, london, cairo egypt
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Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: twist ending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, fatal attraction, murder investigation, profiler, police investigation, fake identity, dangerous attraction, female agent, psychopath, strong female lead, twists & turns ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: clever, political, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: female protagonist, lobbyist, career woman, strong female character, determination, politics, courtroom, world politics, lawyer, fighting the system, empowerment, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., florida, colorado, oregon, asia ...
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Marvel's The Defenders (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, strong female lead, superhero team, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, master villain, superhero, fighting crime, crimes, death, male objectification ...
Place: new york
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