The Woman King by Gina Prince-Bythewood, one of the most popular movies in theatres this fall, is an action-packed story about a historically formidable female African warrior tribe.

Atomic Blonde

Despite having directed blockbuster action films like "Deadpool 2" and the most recent ensemble action epic "Bullet Train," filmmaker David Leitch's solo directorial debut, "Atomic Blonde,

Alita: Battle Angel

Robert Rodriguez's 2019 version of "Alita: Battle Angel" defies this trend and offers an exceptional female-led action experience with a surprisingly rich setting and an outstanding lead performance from Rosa Salazar. Live-action anime adaptations are rarely good.


There is no possible way that a list of films with outstanding female action actors could be considered complete without include "Aliens" and its iconic lead Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).

Kill Bill

Kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino included two volumes of epic action that followed a former assassin on his quest for vengeance.

Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder has amassed a sizable fan base for his blockbuster action movies like "300" and his DC adaption, but those Snyderverse devotees may have overlooked his first original film, "Sucker Punch," which simply breathes outlandish and mind-blowing violence.

Gunpowder Milkshake

"Gunpowder Milkshake," an original female assassin film from Netflix and director Navot Papushado, featured a fantastic ensemble and some entertaining action last year.

Birds of Prey

There is no denying that the DCEU has been a disaster thus far, but "Birds of Prey," directed by Cathy Yan, is one of DC's best films to date. It included incredible R-rated action appropriate for Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and the other female heroes introduced to a grimy criminal underworld.

Black Widow

One of the MCU's most adored female heroes, Black Widow, finally receiving her own film gave the franchise an action-packed film with a strong female lead and a compelling character backstory.

Tomb Raider (2018)

The 2018 revival is still worth viewing since it offers some epic survival action and a terrific early Lara Croft, despite the fact that Alicia Vikander recently quit the contemporary "Tomb Raider" films and the sequel is having difficulties getting off the ground (Vikander).

Red Sparrow

The 2018 spy thriller "Red Sparrow," which starred Jennifer Lawrence, may go unnoticed by most, but movie nevertheless offers enough shivers and action to be entertaining.


Although Zoe Saldana is best recognised for her appearances as Neytiri in "Avatar" and Gamora in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films, no one should overlook her breakthrough performance in Luc Besson's "Colombiana," in which she absolutely crushes it in a suspenseful vengeance tale.


Viola Davis leads a group of women on a robbery that their deceased husbands were unable to pull off in Steve McQueen's "Widows," and if you enjoyed her in "The Woman King," you'll love her just as much here.