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Films with a female lead, by genre (main genres)

Here is a detailled list of movies where the main role is a woman, organized by cinema genres. To avoid this page to be too heavy and long, some "secondary" genres are grouped on a distinct page (documentaries, horror movies, mockbusters, TV movies...).

The main goal of this webpage is to answer this question: "I want to watch a movie with a female hero, in this genre, what can I get ?".

Since most motion pictures can fit in several genres, please precise the other genres [than the category it is written in] of the movie.

action

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016, Gareth Edwards (II) ♂). [character's name unknow] ( Felicity Jones).
  • & Adventure, Fantasy: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001, Simon West ♂). Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie).
  • & Adventure, Fantasy: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003, Jan de Bont ♂). Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie).
  • & Adventure, Fantasy: Star Wars: The Force Awakens [episode VII] (2015, J.J. Abrams ♂). Rey (Daisy Ridley).
  • & Adventure, Sci-Fi: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller ♂). Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron).
  • & Comedy, Romance: This Means War (2012, Joseph McGinty Nichol aka McG ♂). Lauren (Reese Witherspoon).
  • & Comedy, Romance: Mr. Right (2015, Paco Cabezas ). Martha (Anna Kendrick).
  • & Crime, Drama: Sicario (2015, Denis Villeneuve ♂). Kate Macer (Emily Blunt).
  • & Drama: Cycle Vixens (1978, Peter Perry Jr. ♂ & John Anorldy ♂). Priss (Loraine Ferris), Sheila (Daphne Lawrence), Sherry (Deborah Marcus).
  • & Horror, Thriller: A Perfect Vacation (2015, Mark Atkins ♂). Mao (Daryl Hannah), Billie Kope (Natalie Burn).
  • & Horror, Thriller: Wrecker (2015, Micheal Bafaro ♂). Emily (Anna Hutchison), Leslie (Andrea Whitburn).
  • & Horror, Sci-Fi: Kill Command (2016, Steven Gomez ♂). Mills (Vanessa Kirby).
  • & Thriller: Momentum (2015, Stephen S. Campanelli ♂). Alex Farraday (Olga Kurylenko).

Adventure

  • & Thriller: Roar (1981, Noel Marshall ♂). Madelaine (Tippi Hedren).
  • & Science-Fiction, War: The Hunger Games - Mockingjay: Part 2 (2015, Francis Lawrence ♂). Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
  • & Sci-Fi, Thriller: Insurgent (2015, Robert Schwentke ♂). Beatrice 'Tris' Prior (Shailene Woodley). Aka the sequel of Divergent, second film of the franchise.
  • & Sci-Fi: The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016, Robert Schwentke ♂). Beatrice 'Tris' Prior (Shailene Woodley). Aka 3rd film adaptation of the novel series written by Veronica Roth.
  • & Romance, Sci-Fi: The Divergent Series: Ascendant (2017, Robert Schwentke ♂). Beatrice 'Tris' Prior (Shailene Woodley). Aka fourth film adaptation of the novel series by Veronica Roth.
  • & Fantasy: The Forbidden Room (2015, Evan Johnson ♂ & Guy Maddin ♂). The Blind Mother (Maria de Medeiros).
  • & Drama, Thriller: Dark Tide (2012, John Stockwell ♂). Kate Mathieson (Halle Berry).

Biography

  • & Drama, Music: What's Love Got to Do with It (1993, Brian Gibson ♂). Tina [singer Tina Turner] (Angela Bassett).
  • & Drama, History: Suffragette (2015, Sarah Gavron ♀). Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter)...

Comedy

  • & Drama, Music(al): Tjenare kungen (2005, Ulf Malmros ♂). Abra (Josefin Neldén).
  • & Drama: Our Brand Is Crisis (2015, David Gordon Green ♂). 'Calamity' Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock).
  • & Drama: Happy-Go-Lucky (2008, Mike Leigh ♂). Poppy (Sally Hawkins).
  • & Romance: Laggies (2014, Lynn Shelton ♀). Megan (Keira Knightley), Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz).
  • & Drama: Asphalte (2015, Samuel Benchetrit ♂). Jeanne Meyer (Isabelle Huppert).
  • & Romance: You Again (2004, Andy Fickman ). Marni (Kristen Bell).
  • Le Grand Partage (2015, Alexandra Leclère ♀). Christine Dubreuil (Karin Viard).
  • & Drama: Min lilla syster (2015, Sanna Lenken). Stella (Rebecka Josephson) and her sister Katja (Amy Deasismont).
  • Sisters (2015, Jason Moore ♂). Maura Ellis (Amy Poehler), Kate Ellis (Tina Fey).
  • Encore heureux (2016, Benoît Graffin ♂). Marie (Sandrine Kiberlain).
  • Baywatch (2017, Seth Gordon ♂). Summer (Alexandra Daddario).
  • & Drama, Romance: Learning to Drive (2014, Isabel Coixet ♀). Wendy (Patricia Clarkson).
  • & Music: Breaking Through (2015, John Swetnam ♂). Anitta (Anitta), Casey Wright (Sophia Aguiar).
  • Ta mère (2015, Touria Benzari ♀). Sofia (Sofia Manousha).
  • The Boss (2016 ? ?). ? (Melissa McCarthy)

Crime

  • & Thriller: Gardiens de l'ordre (2010, Nicolas Boukhrief ♂). Julie (Cécile de France).
  • & Drama, Horror: Tomboys (2009, Nathan Hill ♂). Kat (Candice Day), Naomi (Naomi Davis), Emily (Sash Milne), Imogen (Allie Hall), Crystal (Sarah Hill).
  • & Horror, Thriller: The Girl in the Photographs (2015, Nick Simon ♂). janet (Katharine Isabelle).

Drama

  • Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt ♂). Norma Rae (Sally Field).
  • & Romance, War: Le dernier métro (1980, François Truffaut ♂). Marion Steiner (Catherine Deneuve).
  • & Fantasy, Horror: Ginger Snaps (2000, Vincenzo Natali ♂). Brigitte (Emily Perkins), Ginger (Katharine Isabelle).
  • Fröken Sverige (2004, Tova Magnusson-Norling ♀). Moa (Alexandra Dahlström).
  • I skuggan av värmen (2009, Beata Gårdeler ♀). Eva (Malin Crépin).
  • Albatross (2011, Niall MacCormick ♂) Beth (Felicity Jones), Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay).
  • & Romance: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014, Ned Benson ♂). Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain).
  • Respire (2014, Mélanie Laurent ♀). Charlie (Joséphine Japy), Sarah (Lou de Laâge), Vanessa (Isabelle Carré), Laura (Claire Keim).
  • Angèle et Tony (2015, Alix Delaporte ♀). Angèle (Clotilde Hesme).
  • Marguerite (2015, Xavier Giannoli ♂). Marguerite Dumont (Catherine Frot).
  • Par accident (2015, Camille Fontaine ♀). Amra (Hafsia Herzi).
  • Le Goût des Merveilles (2015, Eric Besnard ♂). Louise (Virginie Efira).
  • L'Attente (2015, Piero Messina ♂). Anna (Juliette Binoche), Jeanne (Lou de Laâge).
  • An (2015, Naomi Kawase ♀). Tokue (Kirin Kiki).
  • & Thriller: Flocken (2015, Beata Gårdeler ♀). Jennifer (Fatime Azemi).
  • & Sci-Fi: Equals (2015, Drake Doremus ♂). Nia (Kristen Stewart).
  • & Romance: Breathe In (2013, Drake Doremus ♂). Sophie (Felicity Jones).
  • & Romance: Like Crazy (2011, Drake Doremus ♂). Anna (Felicity Jones).
  • & Thriller Shut In (2016, Farren Blackburn ♂). [Character's name unknow] (Naomi Watts).
  • The Book of Henry (2016, Colin Trevorrow ♂) [Character's name unknow] (Naomi Watts).
  • & Horror, Sci-Fi: Viral (2016, Henry Joost ♂ and Ariel Schulman ♂). Stacey (Analeigh Tipton).
  • & History, Romance: Colonia (2016, Florian Gallenberger ♂). Lena (Emma Watson).
  • & Thriller Furîzu mî (2000, Takashi Ishii ♂). Chihiro (Harumi Inoue).
  • & Horror, Mystery: Amnesiac (2015, Michael Polish ♂). Woman (Kate Bosworth).
  • & Mystery: Der Nachtmahr (2015, Akiz ♂). Tina (Carolyn Genzkow), Barbara (Sina Tkotsch).
  • Trust Fund (2016 , ? ?). (Jessica Rothe).

romance

Science-fiction

  • The 5th Wave (2016, J Blakeson ♂). Unknow name for the lead character (Chloë Grace Moretz)

Thriller

  • Svart Lucia (1992, Rumle Hammerich ♂). Mickaela (Tova Magnusson-Norling).
  • Murder on the 13th Floor (2012, Hanelle M. Culpepper ♀). Nia Palmer (Tessa Thompson).
  • Pseudonym (2016, Thierry Sebban ♂). Nina (Perrine Tourneux).
  • Kidnap (2016, Luis Prieto ♂). [character's name unknow] (Halle Berry).

Notes

Part 2/2 : other genres (horror, TV movies...).

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