Ellen Ripley

While the first Alien movie had Ellen Ripley being a more vulnerable heroine, it wasn’t until James Cameron’s sequel “Aliens” that everybody saw what a true badass she was. She was able to use a Power Loader mech suit to battle the Alien Queen, fired off several rounds of ammunition to destroy facehugger eggs as well as burn those xenomorphs to oblivion. How could you not be taken by such a strong heroine?

Agent Dana Scully

 While technically a TV show character, Agent Dana Scully has made the jump into movies, with two big screen outings of the X-Files. Her character was one that a lot of women looked up to. She was capable of handling herself in situations which required brawn. At the same time, she was also quite the smart woman who came up with various theories and hunches that helped in solving cases.

Abigail Whistler

 In the abysmal “Blade 3”, we were introduced to Abigail Whistler. Jessica Biel portrayed the daughter of Blade’s mentor, Whistler, who died early in the third movie. She proved to be very skillful with a bow and arrow. She also enjoys listening to neurofunk, trip hop and all sorts of acid-infused electronic music while kicking ass.

Xenia Onatopp

It’s tough to ignore Xenia here. While she is technically a Bond villain, she showed that she could be a deadly adversary for the famed spy. She was quite seductive, and also knew how to use those killer legs of hers. We meant that literally, by the way, considering that she was just squeeze-happy.

Leeloo

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.”

Lola

 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.