60+ Science Fiction Movies With a Female Protagonist

Celebrating women who kick serious scifi butt

1. 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

2. Advantageous

Advantageous (2015)

3. Æon Flux

Æon Flux (2005)

4. Alien

Alien (1979)

5. Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant (2017)

6. Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator (2004)

7. Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

8. Annihilation

Annihilation (2018)

9. Arrival

Arrival (2016)

10. A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

11. Barbarella

Barbarella (1968)

12. Birdbox

Birdbox (2018)

13. Bumblebee

Bumblebee (2018)

14. Colossal

Colossal (2016)

15. Contact

Contact (1997)

16. Demon Seed

Demon Seed (1977)

17. Divergent

Divergent (2014)

18. Doomsday

Doomsday (2008)

19. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

20. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016)

21. Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Ghost in the Shell (2017)

22. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

23. Gravity

Gravity (2013)

24. Harbinger Down

Harbinger Down (2015)

25. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (2012)

26. I am Mother

I am Mother (2017)

27. Io

Io (2019)

28. Lucy

Lucy (2014)

29. Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

30. Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime (2017)

31. Melancholia

Melancholia (2011)

32. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

33. Okja

Okja (2017)

34. Orbiter 9

Orbiter 9 (2017)

35. Paprika

Paprika (2006)

36. Pitch Black

Pitch Black (2000)

37. Prometheus

Prometheus (2012)

38. Resident Evil

Resident Evil (2002)

39. Rogue One

Rogue One (2016)

40. Rupture

Rupture (2016)

41. Species

Species (1995)

42. Star Wars Sequels

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

43. Tank Girl

Tank Girl (1995)

44. Tau

Tau (2018)

45. Terminator

Terminator (1984)

46. The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave (2016)

47. The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds (2018)

48. The Descent

The Descent (2005)

49. The Host

The Host (2013)

50. The Invasion

The Invasion (2007)

51. The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (2020)

52. The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water (2017)

53. The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Stepford Wives (2004)

54. The Thing 2011

The Thing (2011)

55. The X-Files

The X-Files (1998)

56. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider (2001)

57. Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet (2006)

58. Under the Skin

Under the Skin (2013)

59. Underwater

Underwater (2020)

60. What Happened to Monday

What Happened to Monday (2017)

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