7 Most Amazing Female Movie Characters ...

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There are so many amazing female movie characters that it's tough to pick out just a few.

I've selected characters that have shown guts and fight skills on screen.

Women in movies now show that they're every bit as good as the guys, and there are some fabulously tough cinematic females.

Here are some of the amazing female movie characters that you should watch …

1. Ripley - Alien

Ripley has to be one of the most amazing female movie characters ever.

Did you know that the character was originally written as male?

Fortunately Ridley Scott had the sense to cast Sigourney Weaver, and Ripley became the tough woman we see on screen, fighting a hideous alien killer.

She's so much better than the male characters, who are usually scared victims!

2. Sarah Connor - Terminator

In the first Terminator movie, Sarah is a central yet somewhat passive character.

By the second movie, she's evolved into a ruthless fighter.

She's determined to stop the machine menace, and learns how to fight and do whatever it takes to save mankind.

Check out the Sarah Connor Chronicles (sadly canceled after two seasons) for a further example of why Sarah is such a great character.

3. Hit Girl - Kick Ass

What's not to love about Hit Girl?

She's a pretty improbable character, but that's what makes her such fun to watch.2

A pre-adolescent schoolgirl who is a whizz with guns and a far better crime fighter than the rather pathetic Kick Ass?

Watch this scene, in which she systematically disposes of a group of rather scared villains …

4. Thelma & Louise

Why settle for one action heroine when you can have two?

Thelma and Louise were a brilliant pair of characters.

Who wouldn't secretly love to get away with blowing up oil tankers and locking people in trunks?

They're immensely gutsy women and I'd like to see more like them on screen, rather than the wimpy females you find in romcoms.2

The Bride - Kill Bill
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