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, captivating, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, strong female lead, strong female character, violence, women, teenager, love, danger, superhero and woman with a gun plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Salt (2010), Tomb Raider (2018), Reign (2013), Mulan (1998), Dark Angel (2000), Charmed (1998), Ghost in the Shell (2017), Shadowhunters (2016), Supergirl (2015), Annihilation (2018).

List of female protagonist 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: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, female protagonist, spy, cia, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, female spy, female assassin, agent as target, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, russia, washington d.c., north korea, usa ...
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, rescue, chase, treasure hunt, jungle, peril, female fighter, survival, island, courage ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, asia, east asia, england, united kingdom ...
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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, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, female protagonist, survival, strong female character, rebellion, future dystopia, society, youth, game, teenager, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: future
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: royal family, queen, female protagonist, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, power struggle, love triangle, historical character, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, disney, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, adventure, human spirit, good versus evil, woman dressed as man, princess, heroine ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, secret government organization, genetic engineering, super soldier, hidden identity, post apocalypse, future dystopia, double life, superhuman powers, cloning, female martial artist, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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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, exciting, suspenseful, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, competition, young heroes, rebellion, fight, mentor, warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future, near future
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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, enigmatic, exciting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, magic, supernatural ability, female protagonist, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, family relations, hereditary gift of witchcraft, double life, demon ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 90s, 20th century, 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, cerebral ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, technology, distopia, robot, artificial intelligence, one woman army, corporate corruption, strong female lead, tough girl, terrorism ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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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: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, vampire, magic, female protagonist, supernatural being, werewolf, demon, supernatural power, good versus evil, friendship, family secret, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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, emotional, serious, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, super powers, superheroine, strong female character, supernatural power, secret identity, heroes, superhuman powers, journalist, save the day, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, macabre, intellectual, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: female protagonist, dna, scientist, mutation, expedition, creature, research, secret mission, genetics, transformation, biologist, psychologist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, pakistan
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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, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: female assassin, female protagonist, spy, female spy, female agent, cia agent, model, one woman army, double agent, murder, russian spy, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, year 1987, year 1990, year 1985, 80s
Place: paris france, moscow russia, bahamas, russia, milan italy ...
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural ability, supernatural, female protagonist, murder, law enforcement, partners against crime, hidden identity, fighting crime, police investigation, morgue, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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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, serious, realistic, semi serious, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, private detective, super powers, investigation, strong female lead, supernatural power, lawyer, violence, mind control, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, sexy, entertaining, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: female protagonist, treasure hunt, archaeology, treasure, artifact, archaeologist, adventure, tomb, strong female lead, kick-butt women, fantasy world, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cambodia, venice, iceland, egypt, siberia
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Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, captivating, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psycho killer, female protagonist, female assassin, lgbt, psychopath, investigation, strong female character, killings, peril, violence, odd couple, hitman ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
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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: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, distopia, cyborgs, female warrior, post apocalypse, tough girl, martial arts, woman fights a man, nanotechnology, bounty hunter, one woman army ...
Time: future, near future
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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, realistic, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, female protagonist, first love, student, single mother, boyfriend, social relations, teenager, lifestyle, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, world politics, courtroom, fighting the system, business, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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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, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, cyberpunk, rebellion, female killer, utopia, rebelliousness, martial arts, distopia ...
Time: future
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, friends, investigation, policewoman, female protagonist, best friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan, 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: captivating, feel good, sweet, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenage hero, superhero, friendship, heroine, good versus evil, partners, supernatural ability, school, transformation, teenage girl, female protagonist, magic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: alien, monster, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, evil alien, spacecraft, female protagonist, survival, alien encounter, alien monster ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada, China
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: social, neo noir, non-linear, surprise ending, weird
Plot: poker, gambling, female protagonist, lawyer, card playing, court, father daughter relationship, poker game, fbi, illegal gambling, club, skiing ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: colorado, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: feel good, witty, captivating, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: female protagonist, jewish family, comedian, stand up comedian, career, divorce, husband wife relationship, judaism, breakup, fashion, female comedian, lifestyle change ...
Time: 50s, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Charlie's Angels (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Reboot of the 1970s TV series / early 2000s film franchise.
Style: exciting, light, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, chase, female assassin, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, female agent, betrayal, showdown, female spy, feminism, fighting crime, undercover agent, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany, europe, paris france ...
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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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, strong female character, bullying, friendship, redemption, stereotypes, death, dying repeatedly, destiny, family ...
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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, humorous, realistic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: music, music band, competition, college, youth, rivalry, friends, female protagonist, contests and competitions, performance, college life, singing competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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