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The Best Female Superhero Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite movies that have women with superhuman powers in a leading role.

Do you wish there were more women superhero movies? Then this list is for you. We've gathered all the films that have female superheroes in leading roles. Obviously, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel come to mind as a couple of the top female superhero movies to come out in recent years but you can't forget the '90s classic, Tank Girl. There are also several DC animated films that prominently feature heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Jessica Cruz (Green Lantern). Now it's time to determine which of these films featuring female superheroes is the best?

It's not an easy question but you get to help decide the answer with your votes. Vote up the female superhero movies that you love to watch and vote down the ones that you can do without. Then check back as new women superhero movies are released and added to this list.

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Rosario Dawson, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion
Wonder Woman is a 2009 direct-to-DVD animated superhero film focusing on the superheroine of the same name. The plot of the film is loosely based on George Pérez's reboot of the ...more
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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more
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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Frank Welker, E.G. Daily, Kevin Michael Richardson
The Powerpuff Girls Movie (known within the film simply as The Powerpuff Girls) is a 2002 American animated film based on the Cartoon Network animated television series of the same name. ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow
Supergirl is a 1984 British superhero film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is a spin-off to Alexander and Ilya Salkind's Superman film ...more
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Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop
Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay, loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's comic series of the same name, which originated in ...more
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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson
Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Wanda Sykes
My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a 2006 American romantic comedy superhero film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson and Wanda Sykes.
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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more
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Red Sonja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Ernie Reyes
Red Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film features the sword-wielding Marvel Comics character Red Sonja, created by Roy Thomas, who ...more
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Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a 2018 American animated superhero film directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Micha, based on the TV series. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their ...more
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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more
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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Kelly Ripa, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Michael Richardson
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is a 2003 direct-to-video animated film based on the animated series The New Batman Adventures, serving as a stand-alone sequel to both Batman: Mask of the ...more
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Taylor Lautner, Kristin Davis, David Arquette
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D is a 2005 American adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Rodriguez and released in the United States June 10, 2005. The film uses the ...more
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Silver Hawk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Michelle Yeoh, Michael Jai White, Li Bingbing
Silver Hawk is a 2004 Hong Kong film starring Michelle Yeoh, Richie Ren, Luke Goss, Michael Jai White and Li Bingbing, directed by Jingle Ma. Yeoh plays the title character, a masked comic book ...more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos
Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It was directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the second live-action Fantastic ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell
Daredevil is a 2003 American neo-noir superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Ben Affleck as Matt ...more
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Lady Battle Cop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Lady Battle Cop
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Black Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Joan Severance, Garrett Morris, Casey Siemaszko
Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy-action film starring Joan Severance as the eponymous costumed crime fighter. Roger Corman was the executive producer, and it was originally released on the ...more
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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more