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The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020

Updated October 19, 2020 119 votes 16 voters56 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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    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Directed byCathy Yan

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    Like a Boss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Like a Boss

    Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne

    Directed byMiguel Arteta

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    The Lodge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Lodge

    Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

    Directed byVeronika Franz, Severin Fiala

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    The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody

    Directed byMarc Munden

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    Radioactive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

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    The Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Hunt

    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Directed byCraig Zobel

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    Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Antebellum

    Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

    Directed byJanelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone

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    The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    The Half of It is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Directed byAlice Wu

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    Underwater is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Underwater

    Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller

    Directed byWilliam Eubank

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    The High Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The High Note

    Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Directed byNisha Gantra

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    The Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Rhythm Section

    Blake Lively, Jude Law

    Directed byReed Morano

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Grudge

    Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir

    Directed byNicolas Pesce

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Mulan

    Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen

    Directed byNiki Caro

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    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still  is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    Ross Butler, Noah Centineo

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

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    Emma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Emma

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor

    Directed byAutumn de Wilde

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    A Fall from Grace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    A Fall from Grace

    Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad

    Directed byTylery Perry

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    The Kissing Booth 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Kissing Booth 2

    Joey King, Molly Ringwald

    Directed byVince Marcello

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    Horse Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Horse Girl

    Alison Brie, Robin Tunney

    Directed byJeff Baena

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    Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Lost Girls

    Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters

    Directed byLiz Garbus

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    The Last Thing He Wanted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Last Thing He Wanted

    Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

    Directed byDee Rees

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    The Old Guard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

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    A Simple Wedding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    A Simple Wedding

    Tara Grammy, Christopher O'Shea

    Directed bySara Zandieh

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    Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Stargirl

    Giancarlo Esposito, Darby Stanchfield

    Directed byJulia Hart

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    Saint Frances is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Leading Movies Of 2020
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    Saint Frances

    Kelly O'Sullivan, Charin Alvarez

    Directed byAlex Thompson

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