10 Best Films With Female Leads That Scream Girl Power

Uma Thurman, Kill Bill
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Are you looking for excellent female raging films like the ultimate rager classic Carrie (1976)? Then, we got you covered. After a Redditor asked for some female rage films that scream girl power, these are the top-voted recommendations. 

1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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Rooney Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, an unusual investigator who helps Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a disgraced financial reporter, to solve a 40-year-old murder.

Mikael is hired by a wealthy industrialist, Henrik Vanger, who believes that Harriet was killed by a member of his family 40 years ago. The original film is in Swedish, and many viewers claim it’s better to watch it that way.

2. Promising Young Woman (2020)

Promising Young Woman (2020)
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Carey is an intelligent and cunning woman who still lives with her parents and works at a coffee shop, but she’s living a double life by night. When an unexpected encounter happens, she is given a chance to right wrongs from the past. It’s dark and violent, and Redditors highly recommend it.

3. Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy (2005)
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Hard Candy was regaled by many as a fantastic female-raging film. Hayley, a precocious teenager, is approached by a photographer (Jeff) on the internet who wants to meet her. She goes to meet him but plays a trick on him. 

After drugging Jeff, Hayley reveals that she already knew he preys on teenage girls. She plans to wring a confession out of him.

4. Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003)

Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)
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Quentin Tarantino directs this incredible movie with a unique style that enhances the underlying revenge plot. Uma Thurman plays “The Bride,” who loses her child after being in a coma for four years.

She vows to exact revenge on every person who contributed to the death of her unborn baby. Many people noted without Tarantino’s Kill Bill, you cannot have a women’s rage movie list.

5. Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004)

Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)
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The second installment of Kill Bill continues where the first one left off with The Bride on a quest to finish her hit list. The list includes her jealous ex-boyfriend, who tried to kill her and is responsible for her falling into a coma.

The Bride used to be an assassin before getting pregnant, and she uses all the skills she mastered during her assassin career to exact revenge.

6. Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde, Lorraine Houghton
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Charlize Theron plays the lead character of Lorraine Broughton, the most elite spy in MI6. Lorraine has to take down a ruthless espionage ring in Berlin. One suggested, “It’s a movie filled with spectacular fight scenes showing a graceful yet lethal side of women.”

7. The Protege (2021)

The Protégé
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Maggie Q plays the role of Anna, the world’s most skilled contract killer. Moody (Samuel Jackson) rescues her as a child. Moody, a legendary assassin, trains her in the family business and treats her like his daughter.

When Moody is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. It involves facing the killer (Michael Keaton), whom Anna deeply attracts.

8. Haywire (2012)

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Haywire revolves around a highly trained operative, Mallory Kane (Carano), who faces a double-cross after she successfully frees a hostage journalist.

She must set a trap to turn the tables on her adversaries to learn the truth. Gina is a real-life fighter who does most of her stunts and fight scenes.

9. The Favourite (2018)

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This comedy-drama is set in 18th-century England when the English were at war with the French. Queen Anne is battling a disease, and the country is governed by her close friend Lady Sarah. 

When Sarah takes in Abigail (Emma Stone) as a servant, she plans to return to her aristocratic roots. The Favourite has very positive feedback from viewers, noting, “It is a must-watch for anyone looking to see movies with women in lead roles.”

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10. Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)
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Frida is a passionate biopic of the painters Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera. It outlines the bold and controversial life of Mexico’s most acclaimed artists.

She had a turbulent relationship with her husband and many illicit affairs with men and women. However, Frida was a forward-thinking (and hard-drinking) artist. Frida earned an Oscar nomination for Salma Hayek, the actress playing Frida Kahlo.

Source: Reddit.

Written by Elizabeth Ervin

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