What are the best female action films

The top 15 most powerful action heroines in Hollywood

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Flying fists, shooting weapons and tough sayings are mostly associated with the male muscles of the film biz. For a long time, the action genre was dominated by the “stronger sex”. There are now enough fantastic action heroines in Hollywood who leave bleeding noses and broken hearts behind.

In the last two decades in particular, more and more tough women have broken the conventional distribution of roles in Hollywood - and the success of the corresponding films proves that the audience is nowhere near as biased towards gender roles as some scriptwriters or producers might think.

Undaunted and determined to do everything, the new action heroines plow their way across the screen, beating, furious and shooting, leaving the impression that not even the most seasoned guys want to get in their way. From legendary action heroines from the 80s to the new generation of tough ladies: These 15 action heroines dominate the genre and pave the way for even more strong women in films!

The 15 strongest action heroines in Hollywood

Milla Jovovich

For almost 20 years, Milla Jovovich has asserted herself among the horror and science ficton heroines. Regardless of whether Leeloo is in The fifth Element or Alice in resident Evil: She stands her wife. As a Leeloo, she was fragile and vulnerable at the same time, which made her impressive fight scenes all the more exciting. And the feisty zombie fighter Alice in resident Evil is one of the most important female action figures ever! But also stripes like Ultraviolet, the thriller A perfect getaway or the alien movie The fourth child underline their preference for this category of films.

Charlize Theron

In 2005, Charlize Theron already showed in the science fiction thriller Aeon Fluxthat she can fight. In Hancock She hurled Will Smith and several other heavy objects around. But only in the Road Rage film Mad Max: Fury Road, who has just been nominated for 10 Oscars, she showed her full potential as a silent, intelligent and steely fighter - with a metal claw as a hand and a face full of engine oil, she rears up in a post-apocalyptic world against male tyrants and rescues a group of sex slaves from theirs Catch.

Gal Gadot

Miss Isreal 2004 served in the Israeli military for two years before starting her career as an international model and successful actress. Not a bad basis for an action career! She achieved her breakthrough as Gisele in some parts of Fast & Furious. In Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice she finally got a leading role as Wonder Woman, which she is supposed to embody in her own film. So we're sure to hear a lot more from Gal Gadot on the action front!

Angelina Jolie

Although the series Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Didn't get particularly good reviews and the sexualization of Jolie's role was often criticized, Lara Croft helped the woman in the action genre to a whole new image. With her assertiveness, both physically and intellectually, she broke the doors for a new generation of action heroines in the 2000s. In films like Salt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith or Wanted Angelina Jolie continued to crash through the action business with taste, but also with grace.

Jennifer Lawrence

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games is not only Jennifer Lawrence’s defining role, but also an effortless balancing act between tough, tough fighter and warm-hearted, romantic lady - two traits that do not have to be mutually exclusive in an action heroine. This refreshing complexity also gives it its role as a mystique in the X-Men-Series: This is morally torn between the possibilities of striving for peace or going to war against the people.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is not just a household name The devil Wears Prada and The Five Year Engagement, but also from a range of action, fantasy and sci-fi films such as The Wolfman, The Adjustment Bureau or Looper. In 2014 she played in Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise on the wall - and is now convincing in the thriller Sicario powerful in the fight against a drug cartel. You can also expect a lot from Emily Blunt in the action business!

Michelle Rodriguez

Like no other, she stands for hard fights and a cool badass attitude. Michelle Rodriguez has been boxing and kicking each other for 15 years, since her indie film to be precise Girlfight, through Hollywood. Supporting roles followed in Fast & Furious, resident Evil, Blue crush, Battle: Los Angeles, S.W.A.T., Machete kills, and Avatar. Slowly it is time again for a leading role for the fierce warrior - she has really fought for it.

Zoë Bell

The stunt woman from New Zealand convinced Quentin Tarantino with her spectacular stunts in Xena: Warrior Princess and Kill Bill, them for his grindhouse movie Death Proof to bring them into the spotlight. This resulted in roles in Django Unchained, Oblivion, Raze, and current The Hateful Eight. In the double feature Grindhouse however, Bell shone the most: she played herself and immortalized herself in one of the most violent car chases of all time.

Zoe Saldana

Over the past few years, Zoe Zaldana has shown that she's most comfortable in the corner of action / science fiction: starting with Star Trek in 2009, in which she portrayed Nyota Uhura with feminine courage and strength, about her unforgettable lead role in Avatarwho have favourited comic book adaptation The Losers and the saga of vengeance Colombiana up to Guardians of the Galaxy - She skillfully combines eroticism and strength in a series of tough action heroines.

Gina Carano

Gina Carano started her career as a mixed martial arts fighter - as the third best in the world. She celebrated her breakthrough on screen in Stephen Soderberghs Haywire, which the Oscar-winning director tailor-made for her, and in which she messed up Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender, among others. After a role in Fast & Furious Another blockbuster followed: Deadpool, the 8th part of the X-Men-Series. What they all have in common is that the boxer feels visibly comfortable in her role as a pithy fist.

Kate Beckinsale

In addition to girly roles in Pearl Harbor or Because you exist Kate Beckinsale also likes to play in macabre or monstrous films - starting of course with the Vampire series Underworld, in which she embodies the female lead. In her skin-tight, black latex suit and in the fight between vampires and werewolves, she quickly rose to become a horror action heroine. Her appearances in Van Helsing, Vacancy or Total recall ranked her in the ranks of Hollywood action heroines.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is famous for her role as Black Widow in several Marvel films: Iron man 2, The avengers, The Return of the First Avenger and Avengers: Age of Ultron. She presents her deadly character with a good pinch of humor. She no longer played second fiddle for it Lucy, an admittedly bizarre film in which Johansson shines as an action actress in every scene. She also made a successful excursion into the horror genre Under The Skin In 2013.

Lena Headey

Cercei Lannister in game of Thrones is a mix of majestic and manipulative malice. With her cruel cunning, the English actress helps the series to become addictive. But it can just as well represent heroic determination, maternal protective instinct or combative royalty: In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Purge or 300: Rise of an Empire. Your role as the cruel drug lord in Dredd shows how much she enjoys playing hideous roles.

Sigourney Weaver

As Sigourney Weaver, starred in the first in 1979 AlienMovie starred, female heroines were uncharted territory in science fiction films. Weaver made this foray even more powerful with her incredible impersonation of Ellen Ripley. She tirelessly fought her way through some sequels - fearless, imperturbable and invincible. Ellen Ripley is not just one of the greatest action heroines of all time, but one of the best action figures in film history, regardless of gender!

Chloë Grace Moretz

In the comic franchise Kick-Ass, the young actress Chloë Grace Moretz easily stole the show from the eponymous lead actor: She dominated the action scenes as a smart, strong and precise hit girl and, as Mindy Macready, was probably the most dangerous 11-year-old girl in Hollywood. In Let Me In and Carrie, she also impressed at a young age. She is currently fighting an alien invasion in the lead role in The 5th Wave. Moretz is probably the only teenage action hero in the world and it will be interesting to see what adventures can be expected from her.


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