Women grow up being told they're fragile, and pure and we see this trope played out in many male-centered films. Generally, women in these movies are kept in the backdrop, especially in action films geared around mystery, sex, and puddles of blood. Action films have been historically male-centered, and it's a huge deal when women get to embody some of the leading characters. Regardless of whether they're playing heroes or villains, it's so satisfying to see women be in the forefront of action movies. Fortunately, we have a lot of promising contenders for female-led action flicks coming out soon, and I can't wait to get my hands on tickets to all 11 of them.
There are a lot of "manly" action flicks that are great in their own right, of course, but it's always a special treat to see a female-led movie that leaves the audience with goosebumps. Ones from the past like The Hunger Games, Kill Bill, and Miss Congeniality are certain classics, but there unfortunately haven't been too many to love over the last several years. Thankfully, these upcoming 11 female-led action films look incredibly promising, and are certainly not to be missed. Mark your calendars now, ladies.
1'Lady Bloodfight' (May 2017)
Jane prepares to battle the most elite female fighters in the world at her own risk.
2'Wonder Woman' (June 2017)
Diana trains to be the most unconquerable woman in the world, Wonder Woman.
3'Atomic Blonde' (July 2017)
Charlize Theron embarks on a dangerous mission with nothing more than her sensuality and spy sensibilities.
This comic follows five teenage girls who go to summer camp to fight monsters and discover an unwanted mystery.
5'The Maze Runner: The Death Cure' (Feb. 2018)
A squad of teens hunt down a virus that has plagued the community with zombification.
7'Tomb Raider' (March 2018)
Somewhere off the coast of Japan, Lara Croft sets off to find her father.
6'Avengers: Infinity War' (May 2018)
The Avengers meet the Guardians of the Galaxy and with characters like Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson and Gamora played by Zoe Saldana, there was no debate about this movie making the list.
8'Kill Bill: Volume 3' (2018)
Uma Thurman takes another stab in this modern cult classic.
9'Alita: Battle Angel' (July 2018)
Rosa Salazar will be leading the cast in the sci-fi quest Alita: Battle Angel, a spinoff of the 1990 manga series created by Yukito Kishiro.
10'Mulan' (Dec. 2018)
A warrior-princess fave will be hitting theaters but this time in live-action.
11'Painkiller Jane' (2018)
Jessica Chastain will star as an NYC cop who is tortured by a drug ring before making her big comeback.
These movies look so good, you guys.