When talking about action movies, the first image that comes to mind is of some brukutu exchanging shots or fighting hordes of enemies. However, a few decades ago, a significant change occurred as more women were featured in these types of films.
If earlier it was rare to see a woman as the protagonist of an action movie, nowadays it is quite common. Another advantage is that, while trying to break away from the basics the film industry has offered for decades, many of them manage to be far more interesting than the people starring.
Whether mixing elements such as espionage, science fiction or comedy, these films show that there are great action productions, regardless of the gender of the protagonist.
10. Underworld: Angels of the Night
Launched in 2004, Underworld: Angels of the Night Launched a franchise that mixed action, vampires, werewolves and beautiful people in black leather. movie starring kate beckinsaleClick), tells the story of an eternal battle between the two races of demons, and werewolves have been hunted by vampires for centuries.
Selene, a vampire hunter, seeks revenge for the death of her family at the hands of werewolves, or Lycans, as they are also called. Investigating the attacks further, Selene discovers a conspiracy against an ancient leader of vampires whose problems began centuries ago during a war between the two species.
Underworld: Angels of the Night Available on Prime Video, Claro Video and Pluto TV.
9. Black Widow
black mother It took a long time for Marvel Studios to release, but finally putting Natasha Romanoff at the center of the action has its own significance. In a mix of spy film and comic book action, black mother reveals more about the back story of the character played by Scarlett Johansson and introduces new characters to the Marvel Universe (MCU) in cinemas.
Despite the film having some problems, such as its special effects and the fact that it was released years later than expected, in the midst of a pandemic period, black mother It has good action sequences and introduced the world to Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh (oppenheimer), one of the most interesting characters in the MCU today.
black mother Available on Disney+.
starring Angelina Jolieeternal), Salt tells the story of a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian spy. While trying to prove her innocence while uncovering an international conspiracy, she leaves a trail of destruction behind.
One curiosity is that, basically, Salt There will be a movie starring Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick, The actor was very close to continuing to feature, but because he felt the character was too close to Ethan Hunt Impossible Goal, decided to leave the production. So Sony executive Amy Pascal suggested Angelina Jolie’s name and whether the script could be reworked around her. born this way Salt,
Salt Available to watch on Star+ and HBO Max, and to rent and purchase on Play Store, Amazon and iTunes.
cat stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (scott pilgrim vs the world), who, after working in horror films and comic book adaptations, took on action films in Japan in the role of a hired killer. On her last mission as an assassin, Kate is betrayed and poisoned with plutonium, leaving her with only one day to live.
She then takes advantage of this last day to find out who tried to kill her and take revenge before it’s too late. The movie is a lot of fun and with great action sequences, it shows that Mary Elizabeth Winstead can be hugely impressive as a star of the genre.
cat Available to watch on Netflix.
6. Hunter: Hunt
suffrage Cruel It begins with a group of very strong adults who go into the woods to rescue hostages and end up being hunted by an alien. The series was marked by the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger (fubar) and his confrontation with the hunter.
thirty-five years later, hunter: hunting Things are changed drastically by the inclusion of a young Comanche warrior, played by Amber Midthunder (troop), trying to save his people from the aliens. With a plot that took place in 1791, Hunt manages to subvert many of the ideas from the first films, introduces a strong main character and one who you actually believe has chances against the same species that almost killed the former governor of California.
hunter: hunting Available on Star+.
5. Birds of Prey (Harley Quinn and Her Glorious Redemption)
after appearing in suicide squadMargot Robbie’s version (barbie) by Harley Quinn has become millions of fans around the world. Warner saw this as an opportunity to develop a long-planned feature that focused on the Birds of Prey group, and included Harley Quinn to get the idea off the ground.
Birds of Prey (Harley Quinn and Her Glorious Redemption) is a frenetic film that pits Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya against the mobster Black Mask. With a cast that includes, in addition to Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (cat), Jurnee Smollett (lovecraft country) and Ewan McGregor (obi-wan kenobi), the feature is fun, but it seems to have been overlooked by DC and its characters will be left out of the reboot of the universe in theaters.
birds of prey HBO Max is available to rent and purchase on Prime Video and the Play Store, Microsoft Store, and iTunes.
nuclear It is based on a comic book of the same name by Charlize Theron (fast and furious 10) as an MI6 spy searching for a list of double agents in 1989 on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall. directed by David Leitch, john wickThe film is basically a female version of the same but with a better storyline.
Charlize Theron hired some of the stuntmen who worked on the first film and even trained with her longtime friend Keanu Reeves as she prepared to star in it. john wick 2, The film also stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) and certainly one of the most stylish films of recent years. There are plans for a Netflix-produced sequel, but it has yet to get off the ground.
nuclear Claro Video is available for rental and purchase on the Play Store, iTunes and Amazon.
3. Kill Bill
It is possible to consider it even after being divided into two parts. kill Bill Like a huge revenge movie, kung-fu, a really cool pickup truck, and Uma Thurman chopping people with a katana at such a speed that if God got in her way, he would.
Definitely one of Quentin Tarantino’s funniest movies (once upon a time in hollywood), the film tells the story of Dulhan, an assassin who tries to leave behind her life of violence, but is attacked by her accomplices and left in a coma for years. When he wakes up, he vows revenge, eliminating each of them in a spectacularly bloody tale and with one of the best monologues ever in cinema about Superman’s persona.
kill bill volume 1 Available to rent and purchase from the Microsoft Store. Both versions can be viewed with an MGM Streaming subscription.
2. Aliens: Rescue
While the first film in the Alien series is more tense and scary, its sequel, Aliens: RescueThe action moves to the side, confirming the iconic status of Ellen Ripley, the character played by Sigourney Weaver (Avatar: The Way of Water,
Directed by James Cameron, the film takes place 57 years after the events of the first film, in which Ripley awakens from an extreme sleep. The moon where the eggs hatched became a colony with the Xenomorphs and, when contact with it was lost, Ripley was recruited to follow a team to the location to find out what had happened.
Weaver’s performance is tight and shows that, in a time when Stallone and Schwarzenegger reigned supreme, female characters can be just as strong and capable of facing the perils of action movies as their male counterparts.
The actress was so outstanding that she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Oscars in 1987.
Aliens: Rescue Available on Star+.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
Even in the case of a franchise in which the star is a man, make no mistake, because mad max fury road It has a clear protagonist and it is not Tom Hardy (Venom: Time of Carnage) speaking less.
One of the best action movies ever made fury road It centers on Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, and her attempt to escape with a group of women from Immortan Joe, a dictator who uses them to breed in his perverted society.
Max eventually crosses the group’s path and acts as a force of nature aiding Furiosa’s journey, who really carries the weight of the plot. Furiosa proved to be one of the strongest characters in cinema, and her past should be explored in a spin-off starring actress Anya Taylor-Joy (queen’s bet,
mad max fury road Available to watch on HBO Max and to rent and purchase on iTunes, Play Store, Microsoft Store and Amazon.