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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145 74
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mulan

2
121 57
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Maleficent

3
133 68
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Mary Poppins

4
112 61
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Matilda

5
95 56
Alice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Alice in Wonderland

6
88 56
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Carrie, Carrie

7
51 26
Dory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Finding Dory

8
106 73
Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Amélie

9
80 53
Coraline Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Coraline

10
70 46
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Cinderella

11
38 21
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

12
57 42
Annie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie

13
67 55
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Juno

14
47 30
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

15
36 26
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Tom Islava added Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

16
64 50
Sabrina Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Sabrina

17
41 38
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Jane Eyre

18
55 56
Lola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Run Lola Run

19
52 53
Sally Albright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
When Harry Met Sally...

20
42 45
Daisy Werthan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Driving Miss Daisy

21
28 27
Juliet Capulet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Romeo + Juliet

22
44 48
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

23
16 14
Penelope Wilhern is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Penelope

24
49 57
Bridget Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Bridget Jones's Diary

25
28 35
Heather Chandler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Heathers

26
43 52
Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Annie Hall

27
34 40
Thelma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Thelma & Louise

28
36 43
Zofia
Sophie's Choice

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28 33
Hanna is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Hanna

30
6 7
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
DysEnchanted, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Happily Ever After

31
8 7
is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title

32
21 24
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Veronica Mars

33
7 7
Louise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Thelma & Louise

34
5 5
Queen Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Elizabeth

35
27 35
Summer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
(500) Days of Summer

36
14 16
Billie Jean is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Billie Jean The Legend of Billie Jean

37
6 6
Anya/Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
june.eagan389 added Anastasia

39
9 13
Emma Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
wawwhite1 added Emma

40
4 6
Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
Wild Bill, Lucky Luke

41
16 25
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

42
10 20
Cleopatra Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Cleopatra Jones, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold

43
9 18
Ranker Video
MWM added Cat Ballou

44
11 22
Eve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added All About Eve

45
10 22
Ranker Video
MWM added Joon Benny & Joon - Benny & Joon

46
11 24
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

47
7 18
Ranker Video
MWM added Frankie Frankie and Johnny - Frankie and Johnny

48
10 23
Curly Sue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Curly Sue

49
11 25
Laura Hunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
CraigAlarm added Laura

50
7 19
Harriet M. Welsch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Film Characters Whose Names Are in the Title
MWM added Harriet the Spy