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, exciting, entertaining, realistic, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, friendship, violence, woman, murder, danger, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, strong female lead and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Supergirl (2015), iZombie (2015), Shadowhunters (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Jessica Jones (2015), Tomb Raider (2018), Salt (2010), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Look Away (2018), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996).

List of female protagonist movies

 6.4
 97K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, superhuman powers, super strength, strong female character, imaginary, alien monster, alien, sister sister relationship, alien race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, female protagonist, rebellion, future dystopia, danger, society, social decay, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
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 7.9
 54K
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, female protagonist, zombie, partners against crime, fighting crime, crime investigation, law enforcement, gory, supernatural, hidden identity, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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 6.7
 46K
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: werewolf, vampire, demon, supernatural power, good versus evil, female protagonist, friendship, supernatural, family secret, strong female character, teenage girl, magic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 39K
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: female protagonist, time loop, redemption, teenagers, teenager, friendship, strong female character, suicide, death, bullying, saving a life, dying repeatedly ...
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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, female protagonist, future dystopia, young heroes, warrior, mentor, rebellion, championship, president, danger, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near future
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 8.0
 176K
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, private detective, superhero, imaginary, investigation, danger, violence, lawyer, good versus evil, master villain, mind control, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 165K
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, entertaining ...
Plot: female protagonist, female fighter, chase, inheritance, island, peril, survival, jungle, rescue, father daughter relationship, courage, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, female protagonist, cia, espionage, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, united states ...
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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, female detective, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female protagonist, partners, best friends, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 6.2
 11K
Look Away (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: 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: psychological, brutal, bleak, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, teenage life, teenage girl, supernatural, vengeance, high school life, murder, parents and children, father daughter relationship, female psychopath, public humiliation, brutality ...
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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, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, female protagonist, teenage life, wizards and magicians, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, high school, magic, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: double life, genetic engineering, female protagonist, future dystopia, cloning, hacker, hidden identity, superhuman powers, super soldier, secret movement, righting the wronged, secret government organization ...
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, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, double life, demon, family relations, female protagonist, love and romance, destiny, witchcraft ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, good versus evil, school, female protagonist, magic, supernatural ability, partners, superheroine, unrequited love, teenage girl, heroine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.6
 218K
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: captivating, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, cross dressing, friendship, princess, dragon, female protagonist, human spirit, emperor, horse, female warrior, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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 8.0
 125K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, art house, clever, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, rape, small town life, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, exploitation, secret, mob boss, victim, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
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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 protagonist, female friendship, couple relations, murder, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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 8.3
 47K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 43 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: suspense, tense, dark humor, exciting
Plot: female assassin, female protagonist, psycho killer, investigation, peril, crime, killings, strong female character, workplace situations, odd couple, psychopath, violence ...
Place: europe
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 6.9
 231K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, scientist, transformation, female protagonist, quarantine, psychologist, research, mission, dna, missing person, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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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, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 7.5
 104K
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: female protagonist, poker, court, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, employer employee relationship, club, skiing ...
Place: los angeles, new york
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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, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, technology, terrorism, investigation, philosophy, evolution, network, 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, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, small town, female protagonist, small town life, best friends, boyfriend, career, looking for love, lifestyle, teenager, verbal byplay, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
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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: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, female protagonist, sitcom, children, love and romance, workplace, fish out of water, family relations, eligible bachelor, society, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 16K
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, female detective, murder investigation, police, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship, british police, policewoman, police investigation, pedophile, blackout ...
Time: 2010s
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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: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, sniper, world war two, great patriotic war, female soldier, battlefield, fascist, wartime, strong female lead, heroism, courage, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, russia, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 39K
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, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, intrigue, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, love triangle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 7.4
 10K
Jane by Design (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Jane by Design is an American comedy-drama television series on ABC Family. The series followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who had to be mistaken for an adult to finally get her fashion dream job and work with a world-famous designer, Gray ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fashion, double life, teenage life, youth, disorder, designer, popularity, lifestyle, teenage girl, workplace, female protagonist, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 2K
W.I.T.C.H. (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: W.I.T.C.H. is a European animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name created by Gary Tomlin and Elisabetta Gnone. The series was produced by SIP Animation in association with and participation from ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, comic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, heroes, teenage life, parallel world, betrayal, team, family, imaginary, rescue mission, friends, superhuman powers ...
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