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The Best Female Leading Movies of 2017

Updated January 9, 2020 3.0k votes 314 voters 19.3k views47 items

Girl power! It's time to rank the best female-led movies of 2017. (You can also rank the best new 2020 movies featuring female leads.) Featuring critically acclaimed dramas, gritty action films, and raunchy comedies, 2017 movies starring women praise women's strength and sisterhood. What is the best female lead movie of 2017?

Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman is easily one of the best female leading movies this year as well as one of the best superhero films ever made. Charlize Theron kicked butt in Atomic Blonde, while Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird is a frontrunner for the Oscars. Other great 2017 movies with  strong casts include Ghost in the Shell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I, Tonya, and The Beguiled.

Vote up the best 2017 movies with strong female leads and feel free to add any 2017 movies featuring female casts missing from the list.

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    Raw

    Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf
    Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian...  more

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    A Bad Moms Christmas

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell
    A Bad Moms Christmas is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott...  more
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    Underworld: Blood Wars

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James
    Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth...  more
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    3 Generations

    Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts
    3 Generations is a 2015 American drama film directed by Gaby Dellal and written by Nikole...  more
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    Personal Shopper

    Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger
    Personal Shopper is a 2016 English-language French psychological thriller film directed by...  more
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    Unforgettable

    Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson
    Unforgettable is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Denise Di Novi. The film follows a...  more
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    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood
    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world...  more
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    The Beguiled

    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
    The Beguiled is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, based on the...  more
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    All I See Is You

    Blake Lively, Jason Clarke
    All I See Is You is a 2016 an obsessive love story/drama film directed by Marc Forster and...  more
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    Catfight

    Sandra Oh, Anne Heche
    Catfight is a 2016 American action comedy film directed and written by Onur Tukel. Two bitter...  more
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    Don't Knock Twice

    Katee Sackoff, Lucy Boynton
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    The Girl With All The Gifts

    Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine
    The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film...  more
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    My Cousin Rachel

    Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin
    My Cousin Rachel is a 2017 romantic drama film directed by Roger Michell, based on the 1951...  more
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    The Last Word

    Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine
    The Last Word is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Mark Pellington. A retired...  more
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    Atomic Blonde

    Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
    Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written...  more

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    The Outcasts

    Eden Sher, Victoria Justice
    The Outcasts is a 2017 American teen comedy film directed by Peter Hutchings. The film follows...  more
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    Pitch Perfect 3

    Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp
    Pitch Perfect 3 is a 2017 American musical comedy film directed by Trish Sie. Following their...  more
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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter
    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2017 3D science fiction action horror film written and...  more
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    Snatched

    Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn
    Snatched is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine and written by...  more
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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton
    The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015...  more
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    Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi
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    Mr. Roosevelt

    Noël Wells, Nick Thune
    Mr. Roosevelt is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Noël Wells. Struggling comedian Emily...  more