The Top 25 Kick-Ass Female Movie Characters

For several years, movies were mainly dominated by men with do-gooder sensibilities, oozing machismo and a ruggedness that qualifies them as badass. Not very many movie studios were willing to put strong female characters into the mix. That is, until recently, with female empowerment being on the rise. Of course, since we’re talking about women here, it would only be appropriate to actually come up with a list of the best and strongest characters in movies that were all female.


Milla Jovovich portrayed this role brilliantly. In the avant-garde science fiction classic “The Fifth Element”, she is an alien who is slowly adapting to society. At the same time, she’s got some kickass martial arts skills. She’s also quite amusing, as proven by her timeless quote, “Multi pass.”


 We rarely watch French films. When we do, it better be something that really captures our attention. Lola from “Run Lola, Run” is definitely one character that had us rooting for her nonstop. You’d think that you’d never find yourself rooting for someone to win at roulette, until you come across someone like her.

Lisa Simpson

 Here’s another TV character which also made a jump into the big screen. Lisa Simpson is one character that never ages, just like the rest of the people in Springfield. However, the more you watch episodes of “The Simpsons”, you get to realize just how funnier and wiser she gets. Of course, that all comes with the obligatory buffoonery that comes with this comedic gold of a show.

Hermione Granger

Not a lot of people would tolerate a know-it-all. However, Hermione Granger was the exception. In the Harry Potter universe, she started out being an annoying, bratty and somewhat boastful little girl who had huge potential for magic. Several sequels after, she turned out to be one of the most reliable people you would ever want in your team should you face a Dark Lord of Magic. Plus, she grew up to be very beautiful over the course of seven films.

Clarice Starling

This film proved to be one of the best modern classics of our time. With a memorable villain in Doctor Hannibal Lecter, as well as very dark subject matter being tackled, this was a movie clearly not for people with weak hearts. However, Jodie Foster shone as Clarice Starling, a young FBI agent hot on the trail of a serial killer with a penchant for young women. Using wits as well as excellent firearm skills, she proved to be an asset in solving the Buffalo Bill case.

Emily Chalton

 While she may not be kickass in the most literal sense, man did she possess a whole lot of attitude. That dismissive wave of hers, coupled with the most judging glares, certainly made for great entertainment in the highly acclaimed “The Devil Wears Prada.” Emily blunt played this role to icy cold perfection and a superiority complex that was untouchable. She certainly became one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite being a third-tier one.