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 suspenseful, serious, entertaining, tense, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, violence, murder, strong female lead, danger, strong female presence, strong female character, woman, friendship and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Salt (2010), Supergirl (2015), Jessica Jones (2015), Mulan (1998), Tomb Raider (2018), iZombie (2015), Charmed (1998), Ghost in the Shell (2017), Reign (2013), Dark Angel (2000).

List of female protagonist movies

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, young heroes, warrior, competition, rebellion, mentor, contests and competitions, distopia, president, danger ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.4
 291K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, espionage, cia, double agent, female spy, strong female lead, secret service, agent as target, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
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 6.3
 108K
Supergirl (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, emotional, light, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, superheroine, secret identity, alien race, superhuman powers, imaginary, super strength, good versus evil, super powers, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, future dystopia, strong female character, rebellion, survival, society, distopia, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
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 7.9
 189K
Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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, serious, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, private detective, imaginary, super powers, superhero, investigation, danger, adventure, superheroine, violence, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 246K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
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, captivating, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, princess, female warrior, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, cross dressing, dragon, human spirit, impersonating, hidden identity, boot camp ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 6.3
 186K
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, peril, survival, island, rescue, jungle, treasure hunt, inheritance ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, london
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 7.9
 59K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, supernatural, murder, hidden identity, police investigation, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 74K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, enigmatic, exciting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, female protagonist, supernatural ability, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, family relations, double life, hereditary gift of witchcraft, destiny, demon ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, female protagonist, cyborgs, hacker, strong female lead, distopia, technology, philosophy, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence, evolution ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.5
 42K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, king ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 7.4
 30K
Dark Angel (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, super soldier, double life, future dystopia, genetic engineering, cloning, hacker, superhuman powers, secret government organization, hidden identity, righting the wronged, secret movement ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 6.6
 51K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, demon, werewolf, magic, good versus evil, female protagonist, supernatural, strong female character, teenage girl, friendship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 79K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 42 min.
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, dark humor, suspense
Plot: female assassin, female protagonist, psycho killer, strong female character, psychopath, violence, crime, investigation, killings, peril, lgbt, obsession ...
Place: europe, london
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 62K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, politics, determination, empowerment, brainwashing, courtroom, prison, gun, legislation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, crimes, coworker, crime, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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, feel good, entertaining, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, magic, female protagonist, friendship, good versus evil, partners, teenage superhero, school, supernatural ability, heroine, transformation, battles ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 95K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: talky, feel good, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, best friends, lifestyle, looking for love, small town life, teenager, family, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, paranormal activity, small town life, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 5.9
 13K
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, macabre, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, high school life, supernatural, teenage life, teenage girl, parents and children, vengeance, murder, father daughter relationship, snow, female nudity, brutality ...
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 6.8
 272K
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, gothic ...
Plot: mutation, lovecraftian, female protagonist, scientist, dna, expedition, transformation, psychologist, genetics, research, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 272K
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: music band, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, young woman, friends, competition, lifestyle, follow your dream, female friendship, student, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 134K
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
Plot: female protagonist, poker, court, card playing, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, poker game, club, olympics, fbi ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.5
 123K
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: female protagonist, strong female character, female killer, future dystopia, secret movement, martial arts, cyberpunk, strong female lead, rebelliousness, mysterious character, one against many, rebellion ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 45K
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: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, redemption, strong female character, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, murder investigation, female protagonist, who done it, investigation, ambitious, relationship vs career, medical, murder, law enforcement, coworker ...
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: funny, light, entertaining, surprise ending, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: female protagonist, princess, magic, snow white, gnome, overweight, prince, shoes, evil stepmother, parody, adventure, love ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 22K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: female detective, murder, female protagonist, serial killer, murder investigation, police, british police, ex husband ex wife relationship, police investigation, husband wife conflict, neo noir, homicide detective ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
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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, tense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, sniper, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, great patriotic war, strong female lead, wartime life, heroism, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, usa, russia ...
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, tough girl, superheroine, violence, anti heroine, superhero team, policewoman, young girl, betrayal, diamond, nightclub ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey
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