Action movies featuring strong women

'Alien' (1979) -
In 1979, Sigourney Weaver opened the door for women in action as Ripley, who managed to survive an encounter with the scariest monster of all time.

'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' (2003) -
Both volume one and two are great. The film stars Uma Thurman as The Bride, a former assassin who is out for blood after waking up from a coma.

'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' (2001) -
Angelina Jolie was truly amazing as Lara Croft. She did a great job taking the video game character to the big screen, which resulted in a franchise.

'Resident Evil' (2002) -
Another video game-based, woman-led franchise, in 'Resident Evil' Milla Jovovich plays a woman taking on mutants and big corporations. 

'The Hunger Games' (2012) -
Jennifer Lawrence played a strong female protagonist as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise.

'Wonder Woman' (2017) -
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was perfect casting. Not only did the film break box-office records, it also redefined women in the superhero genre.

'Black Widow' (2021) - In this film, she teams up with her sister, played by Florence Pugh, to take down the man who first made her an assassin.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' (2015) -
Charlize Theron was the true star as Imperator Furiosa in this reboot. 

'Underworld' (2003) -
Kate Beckinsale played a vampire trying to save her family's legacy in the Underworld franchise. It went on to last five movies. Not bad at all!

'Atomic Blonde' (2017) -
Set before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Charlize Theron plays a brilliant and vicious elite spy who's tasked with taking down an espionage ring in the German capital.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2016) - This 2016 installment of the extended universe stars Felicity Jones as the extremely badass Jyn Erso, a criminal-turned-rebel fighting the good fight.

'Salt' (2010) -
In this thriller, Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA operative who must go on the run in order to try and clear her name after she's accused of being a Russian spy.

'Wanted' (2008) -
No stranger to action films, Angelina Jolie stars as a member of a secret assassin society who takes a young man under her wing as her mentee.

'The Old Guard' (2020) - This superhero film tells the story of four centuries-old immortals secretly working to protect humanity and suddenly discovering another immortal.

'Proud Mary' (2018) -
In 'Proud Mary,' Taraji P. Henson stars as a ruthless assassin whose life is turned upside down when she encounters a 12-year-old kid she'll do anything to protect.

'Colombiana' (2011) -
In 'Colombiana,' Zoe Saldana plays the ferocious Cataleya, a woman who seeks revenge against a Colombian drug lord for killing her family.

'The Long Kiss Goodnight' (1996) -
In this film, Geena Davis plays a schoolteacher with amnesia.

'Haywire' (2011) -
This action-packed flick stars Gina Carano as a highly-trained black ops operative who's betrayed by her employers and targeted for assassination.

'The Assassin' (2015) -
In this ninth-century period drama from Taiwan, the kidnapped daughter of a general is trained to become an assassin.

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