Female Characters The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title  

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List Rules Only fictional characters - No real people on whose lives films were based

Some of the greatest female characters in film have entire movies named after them, but who are the best of the best? This is a list of female title characters in movies that are named after women. Say what? Basically: If the movie has a woman's name in it, than that particular girl or lady character can be on this list. Simple! So who are the best title characters in movies with girls' names in the titles? Bridget Jones? Amelie? Mary freaking Poppins? 

What makes good female characters so memorable? Here is something to think about: Georges Méliès built one of the first film studios in 1897, but the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution that gave the all American women the right to vote wasn't ratified until 1920. In the meantime, women were basically second class citizens. In early Disney films (which may be the earliest movies many have seen), female lead characters like Snow White and Alice are depicted as innocent - if curious - little nitwits who play passive roles in their own lives. Also, they are really the only girls in their movies except for the evil queens. Fast forward four decades, and there is Sally Albright making a ladies-first scene right in the middle of a diner. Another decade, and Summer is out doing her own thing and really not caring what men are up to at all! That's progress.

The best female title characters are girls and old women, students and teachers, victims and bullies, strong, confused, willful, scatterbrained, regretful heartbreakers, assassins, and regular gals. Vote up your favorites to move them up the list.

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mulan Mulan

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Maleficent Maleficent

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mary Poppins Mary Poppins

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Matilda Matilda

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Alice Alice in Wonderland

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Dory Finding Dory

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Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Carrie Carrie, Carrie

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Coraline Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Coraline Coraline

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Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Amélie Amélie

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Cinderella Cinderella

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Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Juno Juno

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Lady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Lady Lady and the Tramp, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Sabrina Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Sabrina Sabrina

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Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Lilo Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie Annie

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre

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Sally Albright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Sally When Harry Met Sally...

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Lola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Lola Run Lola Run

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Daisy Werthan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy

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Bridget Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Bridget Jones Bridget Jones's Diary

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie Hall Annie Hall

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Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Snow White DysEnchanted, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Happily Ever After

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Juliet Capulet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Juliet Romeo + Juliet

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Mary Jensen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mary There's Something About Mary

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Heather Chandler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Heather Heathers

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Thelma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Thelma Thelma & Louise

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Veronica Mars Veronica Mars

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is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title

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Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Calamity Jane Wild Bill, Lucky Luke

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Zofia
Sophie Sophie's Choice

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Summer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Summer (500) Days of Summer

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Hanna Hanna

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Penelope Wilhern is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Penelope Penelope

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Anya/Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
june.eagan389 added Anya/Anastasia Anastasia

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Louise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Louise Thelma & Louise

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Queen Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Queen Elizabeth I The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Elizabeth

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Emma Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Emma Emma

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Billie Jean is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Billie Jean The Legend of Billie Jean

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is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title

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Judy Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Judy Benjamin Private Benjamin

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Eve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Eve All About Eve

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MarylyleMcCue added Joon Benny & Joon - Benny & Joon

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Curly Sue is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Curly Sue Curly Sue

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Stella Dallas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Stella Dallas Stella Dallas

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Cleopatra Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Cleopatra Jones Cleopatra Jones, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold

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Gloria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Gloria Gloria

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MarylyleMcCue added Cat Ballou Cat Ballou

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Laura Hunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Laura Laura