Sometimes you feel a bit powerless, and not just in a couldn't-get-a-coffee-before-my-shift kind of way. The world is collapsing on you, and it would be great to capture some inspiration and/or catharsis without leaving your couch. Though there can always be more (hint, hint, Hollywood), there are plenty of iconic movie heroines out there for you during these especially draining moments, and, likewise, plenty of movies about badass women to stir you into action.
Now, when I say "action," I don't necessarily mean they're all exist in action movies — although that's certain a part of the package I'm about to present you. They could be cutting down ninjas, slaying vampires, or just blasting stormtroopers left and right, and, yes, that's all very inspiring. But sometimes action comes in different forms, like via athletics or crime. Hell, as escapism through movies will show, sometimes action is even in the coping mechanisms we use to claw out of the prison of our own mind. Or literal imprisonment. I guess either/or.
Not really sure where to start? Not really sure what I mean? It's OK. Next time you're feeling weak, flip on one of these films about seriously hardcore babes kicking ass, taking names, and spurring us all to be tougher.