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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135 70
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mulan

2
112 53
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Maleficent

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124 66
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mary Poppins

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100 57
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Matilda

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91 54
Alice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Alice in Wonderland

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46 22
Dory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Finding Dory

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101 70
Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Amélie

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75 48
Coraline Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Coraline

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80 54
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Carrie, Carrie

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61 42
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Cinderella

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32 19
Lady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Lady and the Tramp, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

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43 26
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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62 51
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Juno

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62 47
Sabrina Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Sabrina

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50 40
Annie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie

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30 23
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

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39 35
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Jane Eyre

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49 48
Sally Albright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
When Harry Met Sally...

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50 53
Lola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Run Lola Run

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37 43
Daisy Werthan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Driving Miss Daisy

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23 24
Juliet Capulet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Romeo + Juliet

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39 45
Mary Jensen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
There's Something About Mary

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45 53
Bridget Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Bridget Jones's Diary

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32 37
Thelma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Thelma & Louise

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41 49
Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie Hall

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34 41
Zofia
Sophie's Choice

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24 32
Heather Chandler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Heathers

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3 5
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
DysEnchanted, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Happily Ever After

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5 5
is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title

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26 32
Hanna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Hanna

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4 4
Queen Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Elizabeth

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4 3
Anya/Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
june.eagan389 added Anastasia

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19 22
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Veronica Mars

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11 13
Penelope Wilhern is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Penelope

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26 33
Summer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
(500) Days of Summer

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3 4
Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Wild Bill, Lucky Luke

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3 5
Louise is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Thelma & Louise

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8 12
Emma Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Emma

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11 15
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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15 23
Judy Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Private Benjamin

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1 6
is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title

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11 20
Eve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added All About Eve

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10 20
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MarylyleMcCue added Joon Benny & Joon - Benny & Joon

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11 22
Stella Dallas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Stella Dallas

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7 18
Cleopatra Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Cleopatra Jones, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold

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12 24
Gloria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Gloria Gloria

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7 17
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MarylyleMcCue added Cat Ballou

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9 20
Curly Sue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MarylyleMcCue added Curly Sue

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11 23
Laura Hunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Laura