Figuring out my top 10 favourite female protagonists of all time was beyond hard work. There seems to be a very fine line between amazing, complex, inspiring, intriguing female characters and namby-pamby love interests bending over car bonnets. But I’m not about to go on a huge feminist rant. Hollywood is Hollywood, and all we can do is try and bend the rules.
Below, you will find 10 such films featuring female protagonists that can really hold their own. Not to mention, the films themselves are pretty awesome too. In some cases, it could be argued that the lady in question is not the protagonist, but we will get to that later. These characters have really inspired me, as a female screenwriter, to create more. My research has brought to light that there is a serious lack of good, female protagonists, and as we move forward, I fear that this will only get worse. But it’s not all bad. It means there’s plenty of room for improvement!