Greatest Female Action Movie Heroes So Far

GamersFeature: There have been plenty of inspiring, awesome and just plain badass female movie characters over the years. The only solid requirement for inclusion for this list is that the character must confront something dangerous, which means we’re bending the term action hero a bit. But who are we to deny some of the best cinematic women of action inclusion here because of a technicality like that.

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Alxe1523d ago

Black Widow.. OPness

MrDead1523d ago Ellen Ripley!?!

MilkMan1523d ago

Does Ripley count? Not sure about that.
I know Aliens was an action movie but...
Im torn. I'd hesitate to say 100% shes an action heroine.
Maybe its just me.

MrDead1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Ellen Ripley is one of, if not the greatest female action hero of all time.

The American Film Institute has Ripley at number 8 in AFI's 100 Years. 100 Heroes and Villains.

hazelamy1523d ago

i know, a list like that and no Ripley?
she should be number one yet they leave her off the list completely, blasphemy.

and does Ripley count?

she went into an alien nest armed with a pulse rifle and a flamethrower taped together and came out alive, then fought the queen in a power loader mech.
then finished it off without the loader.

so hell yeah she counts. ^_^

MrDead1523d ago

Or when she drives an APC into the middle of the aliens den and saves the surviving marines.

Gotcha51523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Sarah Connor FTW and Uma Thurman aka The Bride in Kill Bill 1&2... I would pick Ripley as well but she went downhill after Aliens 3&4 they were just dismal. Here's another honorable mention Carrie-Ann Moss aka Trinity in the Matrix.

thorstein1522d ago

But they include Lucy. Lucy? She uses 100% of her brain like the rest of us, whoooopideee dooo!

Apparently (I haven't seen it) she starts the movie at like 10% brain function, which is severely, severely in, on life support.

Then, apparently something is done (like along the lines of Flowers for Algernon(the movie Charly)) and she regains some skill but then gets super powers? Not sure how, kind of weird as there is no explanation other than she suddenly has telekinetic powers for no reason.

Porcelain_Chicken1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

"she starts the movie at like 10% brain function"

Well she was blonde...

On topic: Lucy and Black Widow made the cut but Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor didn't?? Black Widow had ONE kinda cool scene in Iron Man 2. THAT'S IT! Also Katniss Everdeen as #1? :/

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CJQNSNYC1523d ago

Without Ellen Ripley and Sarah Conner, this list doesn't count.

level 3601523d ago

Lists' was done up by a juvenile I think..

..and probably more into Scarlett Johansson.

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