Best Female Action Movies For Women’s International Month

These women give the action movie genre a much-needed boost of estrogen and style. Stream the best female action movies right now.

The opinion of action movies are made for men is now old fashion. Many of the most acclaimed butt-kicking features of all time disavow conventions and cast strong, dynamic females in leading roles. From swords to fists, these women female action movies employ brute power and intellectual dexterity to save the day in their respective films.

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The Old Guard

Based on a comic by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, this Netflix original follows Andy, a woman who leads her own private black ops paramilitary group that use their talents to try and make the world a better place.

But there is a secret to Andy’s success: she is an immortal, as are all the members of her team. When a mission goes south early in the film, Andy proves she is the sort of woman who brings an ax to a gunfight, but in the aftermath of this battle, the whole team finds their identities compromised.


While Ridley Scott’s original Alien film is a classic work of sci-fi horror in which the character Ripley is a strong woman in her own right, the sequel Aliens changes genres from horror to action.

This is a brilliant adaptation since what made Alien so good was the horror of the unknown (something which does not work in a sequel when audiences know everything about the monster). Accompanied by a unit of soldiers, Ripley faces off against multiple aliens in an intense fight on a remote space colony.

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is a post-punk espionage thriller set in Berlin just before the wall came crashing down. At its core, this is a Bond movie, except it is so much better. In short, this is what James Bond films tried to be.

The protagonist, Lorraine Broughton, who works as a spy for MI6, is sent on a mission to Berlin just before the collapse of the wall, to get hold of a stolen list, which has the names of exceptional secret agents.


This gothic action piece injected a shot of adrenaline into the bloody romances of the Anne Rice vampire tradition. The events of the movie follow the last days of a centuries’ old war between vampires and lycanthropes. The Lycans have found a human whose genetics allow him to simultaneously be turned into both a Lycan and a vampire, which they hope will bring an end to the war.

Wonder Women (2017)

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The movie tells the story of Princess Diana, an all-female Amazonian race rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind.

Kill Bill

Kill Bill is some of the best female action movies hollywood. A pregnant assassin, code-named The Bride, goes into a coma for four years after her ex-boss Bill brutally attacks her. When she wakes up, she sets out to seek revenge on him and his associates.

Captain Marvel

The most powerful superhero in the MCU is Carol Danvers, the current incarnation of Captain Marvel, who soared to new heights in her titular film. A few years before the film’s release, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick had revamped Carol, retconning her origin so that she used time travel to empower and save herself.

The final act of this movie climaxed in an explosion of cosmic power as Carol devastated the Kree, refusing to let anyone try to control or limit her. In fact, she was so strong, the Russo brothers had to write her out of Avengers: Endgame to keep her from doing everything on her own.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft, an adventurer, embarks on a journey to find an artifact that possesses the ability to control time. A secret society wants to lay its hands on the relic for its own immoral purposes.

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