Action Movies that star women

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  1. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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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.
     
  2. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    I always see Run Lola Run mentioned
     
  3. Figs Registered

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    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.
     
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    that one movie with like 5 chicks fighting in a tournament or something

    its based off of a videogame

    DOA the movie
     
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    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.
     
  6. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Forgot Kill Bill :mad:
     
  7. Climperoonie A God Named Sparkles?

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    Megan Fox has a major role in Transformers as Mikaela Banes.
     
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    La Femme Nikita's always good. Even the remake, Point of No Return is a guilty pleasure.
     
  9. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Is Domino any good?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Anyone remember Gina Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight? I always thought that one was pretty good . . . .
     
  13. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    I like that movie to.
     
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    and c'mon, the mother of them all: Thelma and Louise . . .
     
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    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!"
     
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    Fonda in Assassin
     
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    Tomb Raider
    Catwoman
    Aeon Flux
    Elektra
    Bloodrayne
    Resident Evil
    Sin City has kick ass women
    A few Bond girls get some action
    Trinity in The Matrix kicks ass
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
  20. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    Kill Bill is the mother of 'em all.... lol

    anything with milla
    and samus
     
  21. Bastila Deathdealer

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    Underworld anyone :D

    Kill Bill, Matrix, X-men, Serentiy etc
     
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    Your girlfriend is an idiot sexist and you should dump her whining ass.
     
  23. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    I'd suggest some pam grier movies. :yay:
     
  24. 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.
     
  25. Bastila Deathdealer

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    I think there are more female action stars in TV then films.

    Alias,
    Battlestar Galactica
    Terminator,
    Firefly
    Bionic Women etc
     

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