Action Movies that star women


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Nov 27, 2000
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What are some action movies that start women? My girlfriend likes to complain about how women never get to just blow **** up, so I want to try and find a list of them.

And not Charlie's Angels.
Crappy Resident Evil movies. Those sure as hell are not horror so they must be action especially since she's doing cliche' jump/spin kicks every other scene.
that one movie with like 5 chicks fighting in a tournament or something

its based off of a videogame

DOA the movie
Alien 2 and 3, Terminator 2, X-Men trilogy, Tomb Raider(s), Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Resident Evil Trilogy, Underworld(s), both parts of Grindhouse, ...KILL BILL?!

There are tons of action movies with female leads.
Megan Fox has a major role in Transformers as Mikaela Banes.
La Femme Nikita's always good. Even the remake, Point of No Return is a guilty pleasure.
Is Domino any good?

I wouldn't call it good, but it was ok for a one time watch. That could be one that your gf might like if she wants to see more female characters kicking ass. Based on a true story.
Is Domino any good?
its interesting.
the best part is Tom Waits making a cameo.

I would go see a Perfect Dark movie. Joanna Dark is a great Female heroine

How about Armatage. I know she is Anime, but she kicks the crap out of everything.
Anyone remember Gina Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight? I always thought that one was pretty good . . . .
and c'mon, the mother of them all: Thelma and Louise . . .
Anyone remember Gina Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight? I always thought that one was pretty good . . . .

God, this movie is ridiculously underrated!! One of my favorite Shane Black-scribed films. Geena Davis was a beast as Charlie Baltimore. Brian Cox was hilarious as her mentor. "That dog has been licking itself for the last three hours. I assure you that there is nothing there that warrants more than a hour's attention!"
Tomb Raider
Aeon Flux
Resident Evil
Sin City has kick ass women
A few Bond girls get some action
Trinity in The Matrix kicks ass
Aeon Flux and Ultraviolet...yes, they both suck, but the fact remains that they are both indeed action movies and they both indeed star women.
Aside from the already mentioned movies, with some not necessarily action movies but have action in them:

Batman Returns (Catwoman)
Live Free or Die Hard (Mai, Lucy McClane)
The Incredibles (Elastigirl, Violet)
Star Wars (Leia)
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Arwen)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Eowyn)
Scream (Gale, Sidney)
Scream 2 (Mrs. Loomis, Sidney)
Scream 3 (Sidney)
Kill Bill is the mother of 'em all.... lol

anything with milla
and samus
Underworld anyone :D

Kill Bill, Matrix, X-men, Serentiy etc
Your girlfriend is an idiot sexist and you should dump her whining ass.
Have none of you seen Ultraviolet??? Nothing any woman has done tops that as far as badassness. Almost every scene utilizes a different style of martial arts. The chase scene of helicopter vs motorcycle is the sickest ever. The movies ends with a sword fight where the blades were on fire. And to top it off Milla Jovovich looked amazing through the whole movie.
I think there are more female action stars in TV then films.

Battlestar Galactica
Bionic Women etc

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