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The Best Female Superhero Movies 

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Updated March 14, 2020 2.2k votes 283 voters 1.4k views 44 items

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

Released: 2017

Directed by: Patty 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 ...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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lauren 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 ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jody added
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 ...more
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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Nicolas Cage, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

Released: 2010

Directed by: Matthew 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 ...more
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale

Directed by: Peyton 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. ...more
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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Rosario Dawson, Jeffrey Donovan, Marie Avgeropoulos

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sam 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 ...more
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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher 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 ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James 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 ...more
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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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The Powerpuff Girls Movi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Frank Welker, E.G. Daily, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Craig McCracken

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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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Aquaman Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: James 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 ...more
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Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rachel 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 ...more
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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Jeannot 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 ...more
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Batman: Mystery of the B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Kelly Ripa, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Curt 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 ...more
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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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Red Sonja is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Ernie Reyes

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard 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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Teen Titans Go! to the M... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes

Released: 2018

Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Micha

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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika 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 ...more
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Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie

Released: 2016

Directed by: David Ayer

Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics supervillain team. A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits ...more
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Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Captain Marvel Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more
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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jody added Avengers Franchise
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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jody added Justice League Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

Released: 2017

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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 ...more
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Teen Titans: The Judas C... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jody added Stuart Allan, Taissa Farmiga, Brandon Soo Hoo

Released: 2017

Directed by: Sam 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 ...more
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Ultimate Avengers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Superhero Movies
Jody added Olivia d'Abo, Grey DeLisle, Dee Bradley Baker

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bob 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 ...more