Top 7 Action Movies With the Most Badass Female Leads, Handpicked by Reddit

Top 7 Action Movies With the Most Badass Female Leads, Handpicked by Reddit
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These heroines can easily beat John Wick and Indiana Jones!

The movie genre of actions is often associated with the male leading characters who fight for the world’s peace or power. However, there are some female action leads who make their movies stand out among the great number of the genre’s features.

Here are 7 of the most memorable female-led action movies, chosen by Redditors.

  1. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

This martial arts feature probably comes first to mind in this respect, as Uma Thurman’s Bride is one of the most deadly and cultish onscreen assassins in history. Everyone saw Quentin Tarantino ’s timeless masterpiece at least once in their lives, and it’s worth it.

  1. Aliens (1986)

Long before the modern action heroines, 38 years ago, Sigourney Weaver starred as the courageous survivor of an alien attack, Ellen Ripley, who manages to go head-to-head with the Xenomorph and defeat it, unlike the great number of people around her.

  1. True Grit (2010)

Coen brothers’ remake of the 1969 Western assembles Hailee Steinfeld in the role of a young girl on her way to avenge her father’s killer. The actress is so convincing playing the brave and determined action heroine, that the movie sparkled with new colors.

  1. Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

Michelle Yeoh-starring hit had it all: comedy, drama, science fiction and martial arts elements. However, it all wouldn’t succeed so much without the leading actress, who won an Oscar for the role of Evelyn, tasked with saving the multiverse and her family.

  1. La Femme Nikita (1990)

Luc Besson’s iconic thriller follows the female criminal, recruited by the government to become a special assassin. Anne Parillaud’s femme fatale Nikita paved the way for a number of similar female-led spy movies, such as Atomic Blonde (2017) and Anna (2019).

  1. Prey (2022)

Set in the Northern Great Plains in 1719, this prequel to the Predator films focuses on a young Comanche (Amber Midthunder), who is striving to prove herself as a hunter and her tribe’s defender. It’s definitely one of the best survival thrillers led by women.

  1. The Old Guard (2020)

Last comes the superhero movie, following a team of immortal mercenaries on a revenge mission, which features Charlize Theron in the role of the invincible head of the group. The actress gave one of her best performances as Andromache of Scythia there.

Source: Reddit