Female protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant female protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, captivating and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, violence, strong female lead, danger, murder, strong female presence, strong female character, friendship, mother daughter relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Salt (2010), Tomb Raider (2018), Mulan (1998), Reign (2013), Supergirl (2015), Dark Angel (2000), iZombie (2015), Ghost in the Shell (2017), Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015), Charmed (1998).

List of female protagonist movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, against the odds, youth, fighting the system, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 300K
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, spy, double agent, strong female lead, female assassin, secret service, cia agent, agent as target, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, ussr, russia ...
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, distopia, young heroes, rebellion, post apocalypse, resistance, contests and competitions, warrior, danger ...
Time: future, near future
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 196K
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, female fighter, chase, survival, peril, rescue, jungle, treasure hunt, island, courage ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, london
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 264K
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 warrior, female protagonist, princess, adventure, dragon, friendship, cross dressing, woman dressed as man, good versus evil, disney, human spirit, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 45K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal court, female protagonist, royal family, love triangle, historical character, intrigue, rivalry, king, state affairs, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 114K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, super powers, save the day, heroes, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 31K
Dark Angel (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Super soldier Max Guevera tries to live a normal life in post-apocalyptic Seattle while eluding capture by government agents from the covert biotech facility she escaped from as a child and searching for her genetically-enhanced brothers and sisters ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, super soldier, future dystopia, genetic engineering, cloning, double life, secret government organization, hidden identity, superhuman powers, righting the wronged, secret movement, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 62K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, semi serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, zombie, supernatural ability, hidden identity, partners against crime, supernatural, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, morgue, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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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, female spy, hacker, technology, one woman army, female agent, philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, private detective, superhero, super powers, imaginary, investigation, danger, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, superheroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 77K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each ...
Style: feel good, exciting, enigmatic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, female protagonist, curses spells and rituals, magic, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, hereditary gift of witchcraft, family relations, double life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.6
 55K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, good versus evil, werewolf, demon, magic, female protagonist, supernatural, strong female character, teenage girl, supernatural being, 18 year old ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 105K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 291K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, sinister ...
Plot: female protagonist, mutation, lovecraftian, expedition, scientist, dna, transformation, research, psychologist, missing person, quarantine, self destruction ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, pakistan
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female protagonist, homicide detective, forensics, policewoman, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 92K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Equally obsessed with each other, they go head to head in an epic game of cat-and-mouse.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: female assassin, female protagonist, psycho killer, strong female character, psychopath, crime, investigation, killings, peril, lgbt, obsession, violence ...
Place: europe, london
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 67K
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: lobbyist, female protagonist, strong female character, career woman, determination, politics, world politics, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, fighting the system, empowerment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., oregon, colorado, japan, asia ...
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 6.6
 68K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, cia agent, female protagonist, double agent, cia, one woman army, female agent, russian spy, kgb, murder, model ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1985 ...
Place: paris france, moscow russia, milan italy, bahamas, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 48K
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, meditative, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, strong female character, dying repeatedly, bullying, redemption, friendship, stereotypes, saving a life, suicide ...
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Normal high school kids by day, protectors of Paris by night! Miraculous follows the heroic adventures of Marinette and Adrien as they transform into Ladybug and Cat Noir and set out to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning the people of ...
Style: sweet, captivating, entertaining, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, magic, female protagonist, friendship, good versus evil, transformation, partners, heroine, supernatural ability, school, teenage hero, teenage superhero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 284K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, female protagonist, friends, music band, young people, contests and competitions, competition, youth, singing competition, follow your dream, performance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, female protagonist, distopia, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, martial arts, tough girl, bounty hunter, danger, adaptation ...
Time: near future, future
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 5.5
 125K
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: stylized, futuristic, 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, cyberpunk, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 36K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 14K
Look Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A timid and reclusive 18-year-old high school student is alienated by her parents and ruthlessly rejected by her peers. Desperate and isolated, she confides in her own reflection — and in the mirror she finds her imagined evil twin, someone who ...
Style: bleak, psychological, brutal, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, high school life, teenage life, supernatural, murder, vengeance, parents and children, teenage girl, sexuality, humiliation, female masturbation, mirror ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 152K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: poker, female protagonist, card playing, court, lawyer, poker game, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, fbi, club, olympics ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, rough, based on true events, realistic, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, female soldier, sniper, woman, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, strong female lead, great patriotic war, soldier, weapons ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, ukraine, united states, russia ...
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 7.1
 16K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, bodies, unconventional method, murder investigation, medical examiner, medical, female protagonist, talented, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy.
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, emotional, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, magic, overweight, female protagonist, evil stepmother, prince, gnome, snow white, love, shoes, teamwork, friendship ...
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