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Fantastic Female Fighter Movies

By Dan Suwinski

Have you ever wanted a one-stop shop for movies that feature a woman who isn't afraid to take charge? A girl who isn't afraid of a fight? Look no further than this list!

  • Atomic Blonde

    2017

    The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality, and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

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  • La Femme Nikita

    2003

    A cop-killer junkie is forced by the government to become an undercover assassin or face a life in prison. Action, suspense, beauty, romance.

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    2003

    One of the greatest sequels ever made, Terminator 2 builds on a few key ideas that upend the audience's expectations and work like gangbusters, with industry-altering technological execution. Sarah Connor is kicking butt!

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  • Alien

    2014

    Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Can Ripley pull off the ultimate survival?

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  • Salt

    2010

    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 capture. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues.

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  • Girlfight

    2001

    Diana Guzman is always fighting, whether at home in the housing projects with her abusive dad or at high school. She finds a new outlet for her anger at her brother's boxing gym. With hard-core training from veteran boxing coach Hector, Diana learns she has the guts and talent to be a contender.

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  • Lucy

    2015

    From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (C) Universal

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  • Colombiana

    2011

    "You want me to teach you how to be a killer? No problem. I teach you. But you'll be dead in five years.If you want to be a killer and survive, you got to be a smart one. Have to know things besides how to pull a trigger. You have to know how people think. You got to learn how to be psychological. I cannot teach you that unless you learn the basics at a school. You got that? Hm? Come on, what's it going to be? Cataleya, you choose." Emilio Restrepo (Colombiana)

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  • Haywire

    2012

    A fresh, muscular payback movie shot through with Soderbergh’s mischievous indie-spirit. Whether Gina Carano is the new Angelina or the new Cynthia Rothrock, only time will tell...

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  • Supercop 2

    1999

    Michelle Yeoh returns as Inspector Jessica Yang in this fast-paced action thriller. While Jessica's career as a policewoman in China has been going great guns, her fiancé David (Yu Rong-Guang), also a cop, is not having the same kind of luck; dismissed from the force, he leaves town to start his life anew. When a rash of skillfully executed burglaries throws Hong Kong into a panic, Jessica is brought in to crack the crime ring. But her usual zeal for putting bad guys behind bars cools a bit when she learns that the master criminal who's been robbing Hong Kong blind is David, her former love.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    2015

    A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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