Top Ten Most Badass Female Movie Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Ellen Ripley (Alien series) Ellen Ripley (Alien series) Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.

Ripley for the win!

She's Awesome - JPK

2 Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games series) Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games series) Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

Katniss should be number 1 - thalia_thatsme

Overrated

3 Princess Leia (Star Wars series) Princess Leia (Star Wars series) Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher really deserved a miracle recovery, not death at all. She was the perfect role of Princess Leia, wasn't she? Carrie Fisher really deserves a better fate than death, doesn't she?

Except for all the incest

Princess Leia all the way! (Violently busting Princess Anna of Aren-delle's stupid, ugly head as hard as possible) Take that, Princess Anna from Frozen!

Leia is a strong women, a great leader and an amazing princess. She should be first. She’s an idol for me and for many people.

Also, R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.

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4 The Bride (Kill Bill series)

What? SHOULD BE ON #1! 111

5 Sarah Connor (The Terminator series) Sarah Connor (The Terminator series)

Just how is that Bow and arrow brat more bad ass than Sarah?

6 Black Widow (The Avengers) Black Widow (The Avengers) Natalia Alianovna Romanoff, most known as Natasha Romanoff or the Black Widow, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire world and is a founding member of the Avengers. The character was created ...read more.

"Hey sailor." Proceeds to kick ass

Fingers crossed for that BW movie.

A million times more Bad ass than Bratness nevermean! And hotter too!

F-k Katniss

7 Park Nam-joo (The Host)
8 Mary O'Donnell (Don't Turn the Other Cheek)

She can beat about 20 Zapata soldiers with her bare hands. Now that's badass.

My mistake. Zapata was a good guy. I should say Huerta soldiers. - SourNote2014

9 Marge Gunderson (Fargo)
10 Susan Cooper (Spy)

The Newcomers

? Alice Kingsleigh (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
? Eowyn (Return of the King)

The Contenders

11 Trinity (Matrix series)

Her amazing comeback such as "Dodge this." Or "Touch me, and that hand will never touch anything again."

12 Elizabeth Sherman (Hellboy II)
13 Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass series) Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass series) Hit-Girl is a fictional character appearing in the Kick-Ass series, published by Marvel Comics under the company's imprint Icon Comics.

The shootout at the bad guy's place is exactly choreographed identically to a scene from one of the Clint Eastwood "Dollars" movies, right down to the music. She is channeling "the Man with No Name", who Eastwood later revealed to be "The Angel of Death".

Most badass moment; this 11-year old girl appears at the bad guys' hideout in a schoolgirl outfit, and Enrico Morricone music starts playing in the background, so you feel it coming.
She calmly kills the 3 adult male guards, including an ice-cold finish shot.

Would take down ANY of the other females on this list who don't have some kind of Super Powers.

14 April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) April O'Neil is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. She is the first human ally of the Turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
15 Alice (Resident Evil series)

That was a good one

16 Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs)

Why Clarice is #62 in this list. She should be hightest rank in this list. She can beat a serial killer who skins his victims, confront another serial killer without lost her insanity and she's so smart and she have a tragical past of her life. She's the most badass female character.

17 Miho (Sin City)

Very cool film and Miho is really a badass!

18 Mikaela Banes (Transformers) Mikaela Banes (Transformers)

She may be eye candy, but she's useful eye candy. She rescued Sam and herself from the Secret Service, repaired Bumblebee mid-battle so he could fight, actively went undercover to infiltrate someplace, and saved Sam from a Pretender by ramming into it with her car.

I'll give Carly for standing up to Megatron, but that's pretty much all she was good for. - SourNote2014

Sorry about the Ninja Turtles item, it should be April O'Neil not just Megan Fox.

19 Susan Murphy (Monsters vs. Aliens)
20 Leeloo (The Fifth Element)
21 Carolyn McAdams (Flight of the Navigator)

Can't get much better than Sarah Jessica Parker on Flight of the Navigator as a NASA intern. - RockFashionista

22 Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road) Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Badass with a nice ass

23 Snow White (Mirror, Mirror)
24 Jane (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)
25 Catwoman (Batman Returns) Catwoman (Batman Returns) Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.
26 Hermione Granger - Harry Potter Hermione Granger - Harry Potter

She's the brainy girl who knows every spell and was able to escape a Deatheater! And she's no pushover witch, either! She can fight!

27 Queen Elinor (Brave)
28 Selina Kyle (The Dark Knight Rises)
29 Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by British actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's ...read more.
30 Eve Moneypenny (Skyfall)
31 Cassandra Anderson (Dredd)
32 Babydoll (Sucker Punch)
33 Adelita (A Bullet For The General)
34 Foxy Brown (Foxy Brown)
35 Evelyn Salt (Salt)
36 Rita Vrataski (Edge of Tomorrow)
37 Carolyn (Pitch Black)
38 Fox (Wanted)

Jolie in one of her best movies and she kicks ass in it.

39 Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) Gamora is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180.
40 Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
41 Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones series)
42 Cynthia (Night of the Creeps)
43 Coffy (Coffy)
44 Christie (Ninja III: The Domination)
45 Emma Frost - X-Men Emma Frost - X-Men Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men . The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980), and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne . Emma Frost, ...read more.
46 Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
47 Laura / X-23 (Logan)
48 Peggy Carter (Captain America) Peggy Carter (Captain America) Margaret Elizabeth Carter, most known as Peggy Carter or Agent Carter, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She was one of the most prominent agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after the Second World War. The character was created ...read more.
49 Elizabeth Shaw (Prometheus)
50 Silk Spectre II (Watchmen)
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1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games series)
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3. Ellen Ripley (Alien series)
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1. Ellen Ripley (Alien series)
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3. The Bride (Kill Bill series)
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