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, realistic, exciting, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, strong female lead, murder, danger, friendship, death, violence, strong female character, destiny and woman plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Supergirl (2015), Shadowhunters (2016), iZombie (2015), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Camp X-Ray (2014), Devious Maids (2013), Temple Grandin (2010), Before I Fall (2017), Kidnap (2017), Parks and Recreation (2009).

List of female protagonist movies

 6.5
 90K
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, emotional, light, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, strong female character, super strength, imaginary, alien, sister sister relationship, supervillain, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 43K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, demon, good versus evil, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, family secret, female protagonist, strong female character, magic, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.9
 52K
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, cynical, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, zombie, partners against crime, female protagonist, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime investigation, supernatural, hidden identity, police investigation, murder, coroner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, rebellion, future dystopia, female protagonist, danger, heroes, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades ...
Time: future
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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: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female detective, partners, best friends, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, future dystopia, young heroes, mentor, warrior, female protagonist, danger, rebellion, championship, president, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near future
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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: captivating, sincere, sweet, feel good, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, good versus evil, school, magic, partners, supernatural ability, female protagonist, teenage girl, heroine, superheroine, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, intense ...
Plot: military, female protagonist, female soldier, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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 7.8
 20K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: secret, maid, female friendship, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
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 6.4
 38K
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, suspense, intense, meditative, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, redemption, teenagers, female protagonist, teenager, suicide, death, bullying, friendship, dying repeatedly, saving a life, strong female character ...
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 5.9
 28K
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: kidnapping, abduction, track down, single mother, rescue, danger, female protagonist, car chase, determination, child in peril, perseverance, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, clever
Plot: sitcom, office, female protagonist, politics, employer employee relationship, political satire, office romance, election, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 6.4
 275K
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: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, cia, espionage, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, female protagonist, russian spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, united states ...
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, female soldier, battlefield, fascist, wartime life, wartime, strong female lead, heroism, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, russia, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 100K
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.
Plot: poker, gambling, court, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, casino, gambling house, club ...
Place: los angeles, new york
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 6.3
 159K
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: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Plot: chase, inheritance, gunfight, island, peril, survival, rescue, jungle, female fighter, father daughter relationship, courage, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 8.7
 48K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, mind game, serial killer, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, forensics, police investigation, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 8.1
 165K
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: private detective, female protagonist, superhero, imaginary, investigation, danger, violence, lawyer, super powers, good versus evil, master villain, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, UK
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, suspense, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, philosophy, evolution, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 8.2
 86K
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: feel good, touching, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, best friends, family, looking for love, boyfriend, career, lifestyle, female protagonist, teenager, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996 on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its "T.G.I.F." line-up. The show stars Melissa Joan ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, wizards and magicians, magic, family relations, friendship, high school, eccentric family, high school life, cat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.9
 33K
The Nanny (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, sitcom, female protagonist, children, fall in love, fish out of water, workplace, society, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 29K
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: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: genetic engineering, future dystopia, double life, cloning, superhuman powers, female protagonist, hidden identity, hacker, super soldier, righting the wronged, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.1
 68K
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: enigmatic, feel good, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, double life, family relations, love and romance, demon, couple relations, witchcraft, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.5
 15K
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 ...
Plot: female protagonist, murder, murder investigation, police, female detective, policewoman, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship, woman, police investigation, british, british police ...
Time: 2010s
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, heroic mission, adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, archaeology, female protagonist, solar eclipse, time travel, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, cambodia, egypt
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 7.6
 33K
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, fbi, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, social relations, danger, small town life, special agents, law enforcement, surprising revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 5.0
 26K
Sliver (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, suspenseful, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, passionate interest, investigation, apartment building, dangerous attraction, erotic thriller, mind game, hidden camera, stalking, video surveillance, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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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
Plot: memory loss, female killer, amnesia, secret service, chase, presumed dead, cia, female protagonist, single mother, rogue agent, hitman, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
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