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The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020

Updated December 2, 2020 183 votes 17 voters79 items

List RulesVote up the best 2020 films that feature a woman or women in lead roles.

As Hollywood becomes more diverse, audiences are being treated to some truly great movies that feature female leads. These films also span across all genres including comedies, action, horror, and dramas. Especially with the recent turmoil in Hollywood it has become increasingly important to tell stories from a woman's perspective. Look for movies on this list that elevate female voices with strong women in the lead roles.

If you are asking yourself, what are some of the best strong female lead movies this year? Some good examples include Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley QuinnLike a Boss, Underwater, and The Turning. Disney's live action Mulan also promises to be a great movie for women of all ages.

Now it is up to you to decide which of these female lead movies are the best of 2020? Vote up your favorites below and add any 2020 movie with a female lead or leads that you feel is missing. 

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    The Invisible Man
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    0

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
    10
    5

    Directed byCathy Yan

  • 3
    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
    5
    1

    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    Ross Butler, Noah Centineo

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

  • 4
    The Rhythm Section
    4
    2

    The Rhythm Section

    Blake Lively, Jude Law

    Directed byReed Morano

  • 5
    Like a Boss
    7
    7

    Like a Boss

    Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne

    Directed byMiguel Arteta

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  • 6
    The Lodge
    4
    1

    The Lodge

    Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

    Directed byVeronika Franz, Severin Fiala

  • 7
    The Secret Garden
    1
    0

    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody

    Directed byMarc Munden

  • 8
    Radioactive
    1
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

  • 9
    The Hunt
    2
    1

    The Hunt

    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Directed byCraig Zobel

  • 10
    Antebellum
    2
    1

    Antebellum

    Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

    Directed byGerard Bush, Christopher Renz

  • 11
    The Half of It
    1
    2

    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Directed byAlice Wu

  • 12
    Underwater
    4
    0

    Underwater

    Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller

    Directed byWilliam Eubank

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  • 13
    The High Note
    2
    1

    The High Note

    Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Directed byNisha Gantra

    More 

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  • 14
    The Grudge
    1
    7

    The Grudge

    Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir

    Directed byNicolas Pesce

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  • 15
    Superintelligence
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    Superintelligence

    Melissa McCarthy, James Corden

    Directed byBen Falcone

  • 16
    Mulan
    1
    1

    Mulan

    Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen

    Directed byNiki Caro

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  • 17
    Emma.
    2
    2

    Emma.

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor

    Directed byAutumn de Wilde

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  • 18
    A Fall from Grace
    1
    4

    A Fall from Grace

    Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad

    Directed byTylery Perry

  • 19
    The Kissing Booth 2
    1
    1

    The Kissing Booth 2

    Joey King, Molly Ringwald

    Directed byVince Marcello

  • 20
    Hillbilly Elegy
    0
    0

    Hillbilly Elegy

    Amy Adams, Haley Bennett

    Directed byRon Howard

  • 21
    Horse Girl
    2
    2

    Horse Girl

    Alison Brie, Robin Tunney

    Directed byJeff Baena

  • 22
    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
    0
    1

    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key

    Directed byDavid E. Talbert

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  • 23
    Lost Girls
    1
    2

    Lost Girls

    Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters

    Directed byLiz Garbus

  • 24
    Rebecca
    0
    1

    Rebecca

    Lily James, Armie Hammer

    Directed byBen Wheatley

  • 25
    The Last Thing He Wanted
    1
    2

    The Last Thing He Wanted

    Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

    Directed byDee Rees