What are the best movies with strong female leads?

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    #1Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana, who was trained to be an unconquerable warrior and Amazon queen. Everything was changed when an American pilot, crashes there and recounts the terrible conflict.

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    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Wonder Woman was probably one of the best if not the best DC movies ever. Gal Gadot did an outstanding job in her role and the action scenes were well directed. 100% go out and watch this movie if you have not already as it is one of the best superhero movies and has a great script. The main characters in this movie are not one dimensional by any means and the movie discusses many underlying issues about the equality of woman and the tragedies of war. "
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    #2[TRAILER] Avengers: Infinity War

    [TRAILER] Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War is an American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. In this movie, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Black Panther to defeat the powerful Thanos.

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    Jane Scott
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "After finishing the movie. I don’t feel so good"
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    #3Black Panther

    Black Panther

    Black Panther is a superhero movie directed by Ryan Coogler. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released in 2018. It starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

    Black Panther has received numerous awards and nominations. Have a look at the list of online sources to watch Black Panther now.

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    Paridhi Sen
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "VERY GOOD"

DID YOU KNOW?

The first female film director was Alice Guy-Blaché? The first film she ever directed was La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy) in 1896. Women have been part of Holywood since it started but their roles have always been rocky. There were more women working in the business compared to today. Guy-Blache challenged the notion that film directing is a man's role. She inspired countless other aspiring women to follow in her footsteps. In 1915, the Motion Picture Supplement published an article relating to this. It had the headline, "Women's conquest in filmdom". A snippet goes, “One may not name a single vocation in either the artistic or business side of its progress in which women are not conspicuously engaged. In the theatres, in the studios and even in the exchanges where film productions are marketed and released to exhibitors, the fair sex is represented as in no other calling.”

While still far from ideal, women's role in Hollywood has improved since. Some of the most popular Hollywood movies feature strong female leads. Movies like Kill Bill, Resident Evil, and Alien. Today's movies further exemplify this, like the high-praised movie, Black Panther. A movie praised for celebrating African American pride, culture, and heritage. It also showcased strong female roles such as Okoye and Shuri. Film is not the only media that has benefited from this trend. There are also plenty of novels that feature female leads. There is a lot of work and progress still needed. Women are gaining the recognition and success that they deserve bit by bit.

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    #4The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) takes her sister's place in the Hunger Games, a competition organised by the government in which many teenagers from the districts of Panem fight to death until only one is left standing. 



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    Tiffany George
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The Hunger Games is most true to the source novel. It's the story that started the teen dystopia boom. Jennifer Lawrence launched her career as Katniss. "
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    #5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

    The war between Voldemort and Harry Potter is coming to its end, but in order to defeat Voldemort, Harry has to destroy all the horrcruxes, which contain Voldemort's soul. While looking for them, Harry finds out about the three most powerful weapons in the magic world, the Deathly Hallows. 

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    Elvira Arriaga
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "If you like strong female characters Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part I) does contain them but I wouldn't call Hermoine a the lead. At best she is the second character of the story while Harry Potter himself is a lead. Though Hermoine may be the brains, and the bravest of the bunch, Harry Potter is the star of this book."
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    #6The Invitation

    The Invitation

    While attending a pretty strange dinner party at his former house, Will (Logan Marshall-Green) starts to believe that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have sinister plans for the guests.

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    Teresa Williamson
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "The Invitation is the best movie with strong a female lead. This movie was so suspenseful and positively terrifying at times! I'd watch this movie again but only with someone else in the room!"
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    #7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 crime mystery movie starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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    Alice Bradley
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the greatest movies with a strong female lead. It's very gripping and leaves you wanting more (luckily there's more in the series)."
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    #8Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy movie in 2016 directed by Paul Feig starring Melissa Mccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise. 

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    Julia Saume-Márquez
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Funny, entertaining, and with a girl crew that kicks ass"
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    #9The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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    Joe Burns
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "In Movie Experience Commentaries Written Introduction by The Wachowski brothers (20 cnt.) Philosophers Commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber Critics Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson Cast and Crew Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta Composer Commentary by Don Davis with Music Only Track The Matrix Revisited Behind The Matrix Making The Matrix The Dance of the Master: Yuen Wo Ping's Blocking Tapes The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall The Code of the Red Dress The Old Exit: Wabash and Lake Agent Down But Wait- There's More Take the Red Pills [2 selections] Follow the White Rabbit [9 selections Audio The Music Revisited [41 audio tracks] Marilyn Manson Music Video Rock is Dead Trailers The Matrix Teaser The Matrix Trailer The Matrix TV Spots"
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    #10Frozen

    Frozen

    Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film. In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey.

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    Angela Wilson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I love watching Frozen with my daughter! It has the music and cute animations of a Disney movie, without the female lead depending on a man to save her. Both Anna and Elsa are strong and determined, which is what I want for my daughter. It is one of our favorite animated movies! "
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    #11Alien

    Alien

    Alien is a fantasy and mystery motion picture that features Sigourney Weaver, Henry Dean Stanton, and John Hurt. The movie was first released in 1979 and was directed by Ridley Scott was written by Dan O'Bannon.

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    Rodrigo Rocha
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Alien is really such a dope movie, and yes the leader character is female. I love any sort of extraterrestrial movies, and this one without a doubt struck home for me. These aliens are more dangerous then the aliens in other movies, so this one is more of a survival type of movie."
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    #12Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures is a dramatic historical biography motion picture that stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. It was written and directed by Theodore Melfi and premiered on December 25, 2016, in the United States.

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    Michelle Robinson
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "This cast was absolutely amazing! Taraji? Janelle Monae? Talk about a truly strong black female cast. These two and Octavia Spencer did a phenomenal job and I'm excited to watch thus movie again with my husband. "
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    #13Arrival

    Arrival

    Arrival is a drama and mystery film that follows the story of Louise Banks, who led a team to investigate the appearance of spaceships in different locations around the world. The film was released in 2016 and was directed by Denis Villeneuve.

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    #14Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange is a superhero and fantasy film directed by Scott Derrickson. It was released in 2016 as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams.

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    Cynthia Aguilar
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Tilda Swinton kicks some serious ass in this movie, awesome!!"
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    #15Aliens

    Aliens

    Aliens is a sci-fi action and thriller motion picture directed by James Cameron. This film was released on July 18, 1986, and was starred by Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, and more.

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    #16Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8 is a comedy movie directed by Gary Ross and features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway. It is part of the Ocean's movie franchise and tells of 8 women doing a heist.

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Summary

Best What are the best movies with strong female leads
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Wonder WomanMovies 35 Paid
2[TRAILER] Avengers: Infinity WarMovies 32 Free
3Black PantherMovies 29 Paid
4The Hunger GamesMovies 26 Paid
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1Movies 25 Paid
6The InvitationMovies 24 Paid
7The Girl with the Dragon TattooMovies 20 Paid
8GhostbustersMovies 19 Paid
9The MatrixMovies 14 Paid
10FrozenMovies 13 Paid
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