10 non-comedic female-led action / adventure movies to hold you back



The eagerly awaited Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Fans are thrilled with the return of the DCEU’s most famous hero and it should be another great superhero blockbuster. However, Wonder woman will be a difficult act to follow with its excess of dazzling action sequences and that heartbreaking ending.

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To prepare for this sequel, you can of course watch female-led MCU movies like Captain Marvel and Dark Phoenix. That being said, there are some female-led action adventure movies that aren’t comics to hold you back until you release. Wonder Woman 1984.

ten Quick color

Fast color film

Quick color follows a young woman with seemingly limitless, alien superpowers. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in this film and contributes to an admirable performance as a mother on the run, struggling to hone her daughter’s emerging powers.

The coming of age story is certainly a heartwarming portrayal of the bond between mother and daughter. However, thrill seekers looking for action will find value in the film’s dynamic CGI and suspenseful plot. Currently available on Hulu, Quick color has garnered praise from critics and the public.

9 Annihilation

Ladies watch the Shimmer

With Natalie Portman, Annihilation is the nightmare of an alien-controlled Zone X adventure, a site of government interest separated from the rest of the world by a spectral force field splashed with various shades of neon colors. Portman’s character, Lena, enters a strange and colorful jungle, in search of her lost husband and the rest of his team.

Undoubtedly, Annihilation has a notch “raised” in relation to Wonder woman when it comes to terror, with a psychedelic streak that’s so powerfully shocking you can snap into a fit. If you always use a night light, this is not an ideal choice.

8 Out of whack

Gina Carano in Haywire

This 2011 thriller took an innovative approach by choosing an MMA fighter (whose portfolio of actors was rather minimal at the time) as Gina Carano as the female protagonist. Out of whack also has a formidable lineup of actors to complement Carano, including appearances from Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender.

Carano’s inherent combat skills create electric but brutal action sequences that director Steven Soderbergh seems to be making the most of. Plus, the action isn’t limited to hand-to-hand combat, as there are tons of other stunts in the game. Out of whack (firearms and car accidents). Carano definitely shows the men including the boss.

7 Hanna

Saoirse Ronan in Hanna

Directed by English director Joe Wright, Hanna is a rather “artistic” take on the typical busty female-directed action flick. Hanna, played by Saoirse Ronan, is a teenage girl trained to be a killer by her father, played by Eric Bana. After being captured and ending up in a strictly secure government facility, Hanna uses her father’s lessons to escape, only to find a confusing world outside of the snowy landscapes she has known all her life.

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Critics liked Hanna, and a viewer will understand why after seeing the cinematic depth of the film.

6 Tomb Raider (2018)

Lara croft

2018 Grave robber is the reboot of Angelina Jolie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies based on the 1996 video game made by Core Design. As one reviewer coined it, Jolie’s “always watchable” nature is supported by several beautiful action scenes that may not have been a critic’s cup of tea but made both films favorites. fans.

Most recent Grave robber, bolstered by nearly fifteen years of constant innovation in the film industry, is certainly a step up from Jolie’s 2003 sequel, which was Actually better received than its first chapter. The stellar cast of the 2018 film, which includes Dominic West and Walton Goggins, is another highlight of the reboot that takes the film further than its previous series.

5 Underground world

Kate Beckinsale in Underworld

Underground world is another nightmarish female-led action / adventure who may not be straight Wonder woman fan alley but should at least be on the same block. The film series starring Kate Beckinsale includes five films spanning thirteen years.

Vampire infused horror / action should be a mouthwatering treat if you enjoy female led adventures. Plus, the abundance of content it offers across five films may be enough to get you to December 25th.

4 Kill Bill

The bride prepares for a sword fight

The fourth and fifth films of Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill: Book 1 and Kill Bill: Book 2, are arguably two of the best films of the famous director’s filmography. Starring Uma Thurman, these action thrillers are full blast kills accented with whimsical lines and sometimes elusive and poignant emotions.

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Although it is not suitable for all ages, Kill Bill is a full-throttle film series that allows for a frenetic ride of a picture. Another interesting thing to note is that Tarantino never denied the possibility of a third chapter, even teasing the possibility, according to IndieWire.

3 Lucy

Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

In Lucy, audiences can find Scarlett Johansson outside of Black Widow’s tights, and the actress contributes as usual to an outstanding performance. Similar to Hanna, Lucy wakes up as a prisoner in a strange establishment. However, Lucy is blessed with animal and supernatural powers that make her a force to be reckoned with.

The French film was a huge success in the United States box office, raising an incredible $ 463.4 million. It seems that the public never tires of Johansson.

2 charlie’s angels

Charlie's Angels in 2019

Another way to hold you back until Christmas is the 2019 reboot starring and directed by Elizabeth Banks. The film performed rather well in the eyes of critics and refrained from curling up in the face of the high expectations of the charlie’s angels Name. However, the film is certainly braver and more poppy than Wonder woman.

charlie’s angels should balance some of the darker, horror-infused entries on the list with the boisterous humor Banks brings to his efforts as a director and actor.

1 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

A fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Although the most recent episode of the martial arts series was largely canceled by critics, the original Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is an action / adventure classic. The 2000 film was celebrated for its underside of romance and feminine courage, which supported the sword-throwing action and martial arts endemic to the genre.

The esteemed filmmaker Ang Lee has directed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and it is arguably his best work to date.

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