We’re ranking the best, raddest, and most awesome female characters in 2019. From unstoppable superheroes to unlikely crime bosses, this year’s featured a slew of great new female characters. Some are from the Marvel Universe, while others are literary icons.
Carol Danvers is one new Marvel character female, appearing in both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. She is also likely one of the best female movie character costumes to come out of this year’s film season. Come Halloween, many women will probably be dressed as Captain Marvel.
While 2019 has seen its fair share of new faces, many of the year’s best female movie characters are being portrayed by Academy Award-winning actresses. Jessica Chastain is set to play a grown-up version of Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two, and Sophie Turner is looking to spice things up as she reprises her role as Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix.
There’s also Jo March from Little Women, and, best friends Molly and Amy from Booksmart. Ramona Vega and “Destiny” Dorothy from Hustlers also promise to be entertaining female characters for 2019.
Who do you think are the best female characters? Vote up your favorites to help them reach number one on this list.
Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as Sarah Connor in Terminator 6.
Emma Stone is back as Wichita in Zombieland: Double Tap.
Sophie Turner will take on the role of Jean Grey/Phoenix in the upcoming X-Men film, Dark Phoenix.
Oscar buzz is already swirling for Cate Blanchett, who is set to play the title character in Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
Saoirse Ronan takes on the role in Greta Gerwig's 2019 adaptation of Little Women.
Zendaya reprises her role as Peter Parker's best friend / love interest in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Amy Adams plays Dr. Anna Fox in The Woman in the Window.
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame.
Jennifer Lopez plays Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper who mentors Destiny and helps set up her scam as a means of supporting herself and other strippers who've fallen on hard times, in Hustlers.
Florence Pugh plays Saraya Knight, who leaves her home in England to pursue becoming a wrestler in Fighting with My Family.
In Hustlers, Constance Wu plays "Destiny" Dorothy, a single mom who takes up stripping to support her family, and eventually concocts a scheme to scam and rob wealthy men with the help of her fellow dancers.
The Charlie's Angels reboot will feature Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
Florence Pugh plays Dani, a young woman dealing with a lame boyfriend and immense personal trauma as she walks blindly into the festival of a small, Swedish commune in Midsommar.
Anya Taylor-Joy reprises her role as Casey, a young girl brave enough to face The Beast in Glass.
In Booksmart, Kaitlyn Dever plays Amy, a graduating high school senior who sets out to have the night of her life after realizing she wasted her high school years studying and preparing for college.
In Booksmart, Beanie Feldstein plays Molly, a high school valedictorian who is dismayed to learn that her hard-partying peers have managed to also get into good colleges.
In Ready or Not, Samara Weaving plays Grace, a new bride who is forced into a terrifying game with her in-laws in order to survive her own wedding night.
The Losers Club is all grown up and Jessica Chastain is set to play Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two.
In Misss Bala, Gina Rodriguez plays Gloria, who trains to take down a Mexican drug cartel after her friend is kidnapped.
Naomi Scott portrays the fiercely independent princess in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.
Elisabeth Moss plays wife Claire Walsh who falls in love with the violence of her new life in the Irish mob in The Kitchen.
Tiffany Haddish is Ruby O'Carroll, an outsider in an Irish community, who seeks self-sufficiency once her husband is not around to protect her in The Kitchen.
Sarah Paulson plays Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who specializes in delusions of grandeur, in Glass.
Taraji P. Henson plays Ali Davis, a woman sports agent who gains an edge on the men who often box her out in the industry, when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts in What Men Want.
Kaya Scodelario plays Haley, who is trying to save her father from alligators during a flood while also fighting for her own life in Crawl.