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The Best Female Superhero Movies

Updated March 14, 2020 3.2k votes 350 voters 6.3k views44 items

List RulesVote 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

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
    157
    47

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    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 (Gal...  more
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    Avengers Franchise

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    30
    12

    Released2012 - Present

    Directed byJoss Whedon, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics...  more
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Franchise

    Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel
    33
    17

    Released2014 - Present

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by...  more
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    Wonder Woman

    Rosario Dawson, Keri Russell
    67
    57

    Released2009

    Directed byLauren Montgomery

    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 character,...  more
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    Justice League: Doom

    Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo
    16
    4

    Released2012

    Directed byLauren Montgomery

    Justice League: Doom is a 2012 animation film written by Dwayne McDuffie and directed by Lauren Montgomery....  more
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    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

    Rosario Dawson, Jeffrey Donovan
    25
    15

    Released2019

    Directed bySam Liu, Justin Copeland

    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is a 2019 American animated superhero film directed by Sam Liu and Justin Copeland. When Amazon princess Diana (Rosario Dawson) of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot...  more
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth
    48
    51

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    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 of...  more
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly
    55
    61

    Released2018

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    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. Hank...  more
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    Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

    Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion
    8
    0

    Released2013

    Directed byJay Oliva

    Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of the 2011 comic book crossover "Flashpoint" by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. It is scripted by Jim Krieg and...  more
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    Kick-Ass

    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz
    48
    57

    Released2010

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    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 co-produced...  more
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    Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
    20
    20

    Released2017

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe....  more
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    Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

    Stuart Allan, Taissa Farmiga
    6
    1

    Released2017

    Directed bySam Liu

    Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is a 2017 direct-to-video animated superhero film directed by Sam Liu, based on the DC Comics superhero team. When an ancient evil awakens, the Teen Titans and new...  more
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    Ultimate Avengers 2

    Mark Hamill, Olivia d'Abo
    9
    5

    Released2006

    Directed byDick Sebast, Steven E. Gordon, Will Meugniot, Curt Geda

    Ultimate Avengers 2 is an animated action/science fiction film, superhero film and the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. It is loosely based on The Ultimates, the limited comic book series by Marvel...  more
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    Ultimate Avengers

    Olivia d'Abo, Grey DeLisle
    8
    5

    Released2006

    Directed byBob Richardson, Steven E. Gordon, Curt Geda

    Ultimate Avengers is a superhero film and direct-to-DVD, animated film loosely based on the Marvel Comics limited series The Ultimates, and released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment as part of the...  more
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    50
    65

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

    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 guys" who...  more
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    Supergirl

    Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole
    53
    70

    Released1984

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

    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 series....  more
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    Tank Girl

    Naomi Watts, Ice-T
    30
    42

    Released1995

    Directed byRachel Talalay

    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 the...  more
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    41
    61

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    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 help...  more
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
    31
    51

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Burton

    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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    Red Sonja

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen
    22
    39

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    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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    Justice League: War

    Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore
    5
    0

    Released2014

    Directed byJay Oliva

    Justice League: War is an upcoming direct-to-video animated superhero film, an adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's 2011 Justice League: Origin storyline. It was directed by Jay Oliva and scripted...  more
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    Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

    Kelly Ripa, Kyra Sedgwick
    22
    40

    Released2003

    Directed byCurt Geda, Tim Maltby

    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 Phantasm...  more
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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard
    33
    59

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

    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 always...  more
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston
    31
    56

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    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 the...  more