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

List of female protagonist movies

 6.4
 280K
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, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, double agent, espionage, female spy, strong female lead, cia, secret service, lone hero, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, russia, united states ...
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 6.4
 99K
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, secret identity, strong female character, superheroine, super strength, superhuman powers, good versus evil, alien monster, alien, sister sister relationship, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, young heroes, warrior, mentor, rebellion, championship, president, danger, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near future
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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, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, rebellion, strong female character, adventure, against the odds, youth, danger, revolution, society, rivalry ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 180K
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, strong female character, superhero, investigation, super powers, danger, imaginary, violence, lawyer, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 175K
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 ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, female fighter, chase, island, survival, peril, jungle, rescue, treasure hunt, tough girl, courage ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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 7.9
 56K
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, hidden identity, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, supernatural, crime investigation, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, 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, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, hacker, philosophy, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence, network, evolution, cyborgs, memory, strong female lead ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.1
 70K
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, female protagonist, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witchcraft, supernatural, double life, family relations, demon, destiny, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, double life, super soldier, future dystopia, genetic engineering, cloning, hacker, hidden identity, superhuman powers, secret movement, righting the wronged, secret government organization ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 8.3
 59K
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: tense, exciting, dark humor, suspense
Plot: female protagonist, female assassin, psycho killer, strong female character, strong sexual content, investigation, crime, killings, peril, obsession, odd couple, psychopath ...
Place: europe
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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: partners against crime, police investigation, female detective, female protagonist, best friends, homicide detective, forensics, crime, murder investigation, police detective, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.6
 47K
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, werewolf, supernatural power, magic, female protagonist, good versus evil, demon, strong female character, teenage girl, supernatural, friendship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 40K
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, female protagonist, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, historical character, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 7.6
 233K
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: adventure, dragon, female protagonist, princess, cross dressing, good versus evil, friendship, female warrior, hidden identity, human spirit, friends, boot camp ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 7.5
 54K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, suspense, absurd ...
Plot: female protagonist, lobbyist, career woman, strong female character, determination, brainwashing, prison, lawyer, investigation, empowerment, courtroom, legislation ...
Place: washington d.c.
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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, sincere, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, good versus evil, female protagonist, school, magic, supernatural ability, partners, teenage superhero, transformation, destiny, battles ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 8.1
 88K
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, female protagonist, boyfriend, single mother, small town life, best friends, career, looking for love, lifestyle, teenager, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 6.2
 14K
Look Away (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, macabre, brutal, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, high school life, teenage life, teenage girl, supernatural, vengeance, parents and children, murder, social misfits, sexuality, father daughter relationship, female psychopath ...
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 7.4
 113K
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, trial, court, gambling, father daughter relationship, lawyer, card playing, poker game, gambling house, skiing, casino ...
Place: new york, los angeles
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forensics, bodies, murder investigation, relationship vs career, female protagonist, investigation, ambitious, law enforcement, coworker, murder, surgery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.2
 260K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, college life, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, student life, female protagonist, rivalry, training, musician, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, fbi, small town, paranormal activity, female protagonist, danger, small town life, surprising revelation, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 6.4
 41K
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
Plot: time loop, teenagers, female protagonist, strong female character, redemption, teenager, bullying, suicide, friendship, car rollover, death, saving a life ...
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 6.9
 250K
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, dna, mutation, scientist, female protagonist, transformation, mutant, quarantine, research, alligator, isolation, psychologist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 8.0
 128K
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: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, small town life, morality, haunted by the past, exploitation, mob boss, vengeance, victim, secret, rocky mountains, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
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 7.8
 21K
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, exciting, humorous, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: secret, maid, female protagonist, female friendship, couple relations, murder, love, deception, latinx lead, betrayal, secrets, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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 5.4
 120K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, female killer, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, secret movement, strong female lead, one against many, martial arts, vestiges of humanity, vengeance ...
Time: future
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 6.0
 7K
Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, captivating
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, secret identity, high school life, teenage love, teenage life, youth, prom, high school hunk, best friends, female protagonist, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa
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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, serious ...
Plot: female soldier, sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, battlefield, fascist, wartime, wartime life, heroism, strong female lead, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, russia, united states, chicago illinois
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