Film Movies with the Most Badass Women

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List Rules Films where female characters kill (because they have to)

The movies with the most kick-ass women rank among the greatest action movies of all time along with some of the best sci-fi films ever, mostly because the badass female characters in these movies really know how to bring on the pain. Falling primarily in the action and sci-fi genres, these movies with badass women put the heroines in unfathomable situations they have to kick, punch, blow up, and shoot their way out of. While many would argue that women don't get enough powerful roles in modern movies, don't tell that to these badass female movie characters! 

These are not women you'd want to come face to face with in a dark alley. Shoot, Kill Bill has at least six women you wouldn't want to have to face even if the odds were about 20-1 in your favor. These hard hitting female characters are the stuff that movie legends are made of; the kick-ass films you hear about years down the road (assuming you don't cross the hardcore female characters' paths and get yourself killed). The best part? Behind each of these strong women characters is a badass actress–a real human who is kicking down doors and taking names. 

What movies have women who kick butt? What are the films with kick-ass women? This movies with hardcore women list has a whole mess of actresses who kick ass. Your ass if you're not careful. If your favorite film with badass women isn't on the list, make sure to add it so other fans of movies with killer women can check out new ways to get beat up by a girl.
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Aliens


Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
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CHARACTER: Ellen Ripley
ACTRESS: Sigourney Weaver

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#3 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#621 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#6 on The Best Robot & Android Movies

#148 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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14 people just voted on Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
Photo:  Terminator 2: Judgment Day
CHARACTER: Sarah Connor
ACTRESS: Linda Hamilton

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#4 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#1 on The Best Robot & Android Movies

#38 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#17 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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40 people just voted on Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2


Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
Photo:  KIll Bill: Vol. 1
CHARACTER: Beatrix Kiddo (The Bride)
ACTRESS: Uma Thurman

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#78 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#68 on The Best Gangster Movies

#181 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#60 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Underworld


Underworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
Photo:  Underworld
CHARACTER: Selene
ACTRESS: Kate Beckinsale

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#145 on The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

#183 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#338 on The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

#920 on The Best Movies of All Time

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Blade: Trinity


Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
Photo:  Blade: Trinity
CHARACTER: Abigail Whistler
ACTRESS: Jessica Biel

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#71 on The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

#2124 on The Best Movies of All Time

#78 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#40 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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The Matrix


The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
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CHARACTER: Trinity
ACTRESS: Carrie-Ann Moss

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#5 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#52 on The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

#120 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#46 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Iron Man 2


Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies with the Most Badass Women
Photo:  Iron Man 2
CHARACTER: Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
ACTRESS: Scarlet Johannson

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#60 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#4 on The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies

#262 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

#698 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

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