16 – Top 5 Badass Female Characters in Film

September 20, 2017

Let’s get something out of the way – female representation in film is not always the best. From being solely a love interest for the main (man) character to having throw away lines that have no bearing on the story, it’s been a rough journey in cinema for females. Fortunately, there ARE some roles that have broken the typical mold and that’s pretty “badass”.

Urban Dictionary defines the term “badass” as: “ultra cool mother fucker”. Join Tuong La and ‘ultra cool mother fuckers’ Samantha Leggatt, Victoria Wallace, and Deborah Ring as we celebrate the very best female badass characters in film.

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As always, thanks for listening!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group List

5. The Bride – Kill Bill

4. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)

3. Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road

2. Mulan – Mulan (1998)

1. Princess Leia – Star Wars

 

 

Tuong’s List

  1. The Bride – Kill Bill
  2. Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)
  4. Ellen Ripley – Alien
  5. Éowyn – Lord of the Rings
  6. Mulan – Mulan (1998)
  7. Black Widow – Marvel Cinematic Universe
  8. Gamora – Guardians of the Galaxy
  9. Hit Girl – Kickass
  10. Rey – Star Wars VII – Force Awakens
  11. Princess Leia – Star Wars
  12. Trinity – The Matrix
  13. Sarah Connor – Terminator
  14. San – Princess Monoke
  15. Marry Poppins – Mary Poppins

 

 

Victoria’s List

1.  Scarlet O’Hara – Gone with the Wind

2. Princess Leia – Star Wars

3. Ellen Ripley – Alien

4. The Bride – Kill Bill

5. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman

6. Lorraine Broughton – Atomic Blonde

7. Aileen Wuornos – Monster

8. Miranda – The Devil Wears Prada

9. Rey – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

10. Bonnie – Bonnie and Clyde

11. The 2016 Ghostbusters

12. Peggy Carter – Captain America: The First Avenger

13. Justine – Free fire

14. Buttercup – The Princess Bride

15. Jailbreak – The Emoji Movie ( Note: this honorable mention makes Victoria’s credibility for her list nullified)

 

 

Sam’s List

1. Mulan – Mulan (1998)

2. Ursula – The Little Mermaid

3. Elle Woods  – Legally Blonde

4. Girls in Chicago – Chicago

5. Moana – Moana (2016)

6. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

7. Professor Mcgonagall – Harry Potter

8. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich (2000)

 

 

Deborah’s List

1. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice

2. Lisebeth Salander – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3. Megan – Bridesmaids

4. Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada

5. Deloris Van Cartier – Sister Act

6. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich (2000)

7. Juno Macguff – Juno (2007)

8. Thelma + Louise (1991)

9. M – James Bond 007

10 Katherine G Johnson – Hidden Figures (2016)

11. X-23 – Logan

12. Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones’s Diary

13. Hannah – Hannah (2011)

14. Juliette Paton – Bend it like Beckham

 

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