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, realistic, suspenseful, touching, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with female protagonist, strong female lead, friendship, death, violence, strong female character, destiny, murder, danger and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female protagonist: Temple Grandin (2010), Supergirl (2015), Shadowhunters (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Kidnap (2017), Parks and Recreation (2009), iZombie (2015), Salt (2010), Molly's Game (2017), Camp X-Ray (2014).

List of female protagonist movies

 8.3
 23K
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, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, autism, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1962, year 1981, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 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, secret identity, good versus evil, female protagonist, superhuman powers, strong female character, super strength, alien, imaginary, sister sister relationship, supervillain, 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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, danger, female protagonist, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 41K
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: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, family secret, teenage girl, heroine, prejudice, magic, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 36K
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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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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, mentor, danger, female protagonist, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
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 5.9
 27K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rescue, female protagonist, car chase, danger, single mother, determination, track down, perseverance, anger, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever
Plot: sitcom, female protagonist, office, employer employee relationship, political satire, politics, office romance, small town life, workplace situations, election, workaholic, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, 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: cynical, suspenseful, semi serious, witty, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural ability, hidden identity, supernatural, female protagonist, coroner, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, disorder, crime investigation, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, lone hero, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.5
 90K
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, court, gambling, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, gambling house, sport competition, casino ...
Place: los angeles, new york
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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: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, female protagonist, american abroad, friendship, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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 8.7
 44K
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: serial killer, police detective, crime, mind game, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, police investigation, videotaping, forensics ...
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, lawyer, imaginary, superhero, investigation, danger, drunk, violence, super powers, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 82K
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, talky, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, best friends, family, small town life, single mother, female protagonist, looking for love, teenager, boyfriend, career, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
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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, not serious, humorous, entertaining, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, teenage life, supernatural, wizards and magicians, family relations, friendship, eccentric family, high school, magic, family, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 5.7
 74K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, female protagonist, love affair, love, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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 7.4
 28K
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: genetic engineering, future dystopia, double life, cloning, female protagonist, superhuman powers, hidden identity, hacker, super soldier, experiment gone awry, secret government organization, righting the wronged ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 6.3
 153K
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: chase, courage, island, peril, missing person, jungle, survival, rescue, female fighter, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, secret ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
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: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, evolution, philosophy, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, sitcom, children, female protagonist, couple relations, fish out of water, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, society, workplace, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 65K
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, exciting, humorous, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, double life, supernatural, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, siblings relations, woman in danger, demon ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.6
 32K
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: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, fbi, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, social relations, special agents, small town life, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, workplace, suspicion, crime, partners, police detective, policewoman, best friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 7.5
 38K
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: serious, sexy, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, power struggle, heir heiress ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 8.3
 85K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, who done it, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, female protagonist, female detective, parents and children, haunted by the past, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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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, entertaining, sincere, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, heroine, magic, teenage girl, transformation, female protagonist, romance, teenager, good versus evil, mascot, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, missouri ...
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Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, China, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a ...
Style: romantic, funny, emotional, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, female protagonist, rivalry, jealousy, character study, relationships, british, pregnant woman, unknown father, baby, pregnancy, parenthood ...
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, great patriotic war, female protagonist, battlefield, female soldier, fascist, heroism, strong female lead, courage, wartime life, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, united states, russia
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