It is no secret that male superheroes dominate the box office, however, there are some pretty awesome female characters that are well worth some solo screen time. Although there may not be too many of them at the moment, female superhero flicks have had major success with audiences and, luckily for us, there are more to come!
Coming in at number ten is Catwoman. Although the 2004 film may not have received the most stellar reviews, it is still important to include this film just the same. Not only did the main character, Patience Philips, played by Halle Berry, serve some of the most epic and slick leather superhero looks there are, but the film itself did have some fascinating aspects that make it deserving of the number 10 spot. Now we aren't here to convince you that the film is the best there is, however, it is a significant comic come to life that allowed for an actress of color to play a major role in a superhero film, and for that reason, we're giving the Catwoman film a cat call!
9 Ant-Man & The Wasp
Next up on the list is none other than Ant-Man & The Wasp! Although this film doesn't focus solely on The Wasp herself, the film company did promote it as a female fronted Marvel movie, which is the very reason why it made this list. Despite sharing the screen with Ant-Man, The Wasp definitely held her own throughout the film, and could easily take on a solo film in the future. With abilities of size manipulation, flight, bio-electric energy blasts, and telepathic insect control, The Wasp is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and a powerful force at that.
8 Suicide Squad
Similar to the previous entry, Suicide Squad may not have been a female-led superhero film, but it was undoubtedly stolen by Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn. The imprisoned DC Comics supervillain gang executed missions in order to save the world in exchange for reduced sentences, and there was one character that had all eyes on her. Harley Quinn, who first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, stole the show with her expert gymnast moves and psychological tactics that easily made her a fan favorite.
Although she may not have been the sole character throughout the film, her popularity has led to her own film, Birds of Prey, featuring Huntress and Black Canary, that is set to release in 2020.
7 Powerpuff Girls The Movie
Next up on the list is one film that may not have been expected, but well worth the shoutout. Powerpuff Girls The Movie first came out in 2002 and was based on the hit animated television series that followed the lives of superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. In the film, we learn just how the three girls obtained their superhero powers and join forces in order to stop the evil mutant monkey Mojo Jojo from taking over the world! Now, if that isn't a reason to make this list, we don't know what is. With a combined force of flight, super strength, laser powers, and sonic abilities, the Powerpuff Girls are without a doubt one of the strongest trio's there are, which is exactly what viewers witnessed on the big screen.
The 1984 film Supergirl tells the tale of Kara of Argo City, who poses as Clark Kent's cousin, Linda Lee. The film itself revolves around Supergirl and her quest to recover the Omegahedron from an evil Terran sorceress. Despite the film being dated, and very camp, as many critics claimed it to be, it was the first ever English language film to feature a woman in the lead role, which was definitely an important moment in film history. In addition to Helen Slater's superb portrayal as Supergirl, it was rumored that Christopher Reeves, one of the earliest to play Superman, would have a cameo, but unfortunately bowed out early on. Despite not having any Superman cameo, Supergirl was able to shine on her own in all the best ways.
5 Tank Girl
Coming in at number five is Tank Girl. Although this 1995 film may not be as popular as those previously mentioned, it's thrilling storyline makes it worthy of the middle spot. Featured in the year 2033, an evil and powerful man takes over a desolate Earth, however, it isn't long before a pair of outlaws known as Tank Girl and Jet Girl, played by Lori Petty and Naomi Watts, rise to the occasion and destroy the corrupt system.
The film puts the female heroes abilities at the forefront and represents the true essence of a female lead. Although neither character possesses superhuman abilities, it is their vast knowledge of technology, and combat that allow them to rise up.
The 2005 Marvel Comics flick, Elektra, is definitely deserving of making this list. Elektra Natchios, played by Jennifer Garner in the film, made her first-ever appearance in the Daredevil comics. Although she became a love interest of the superhero Daredevil, it was her violent and acquisitive traits that divided the two. Despite her less than heroic features, it wasn't until the assassin-for-hire was given a task that finally shook her conscience into protecting a target rather than taking them out. While the film didn't win any Oscars, it depicted a strong female character with kick-ass moves, all while doing so in a conspicuous red bustier that only someone like Elektra could pull off.
3 Jean Grey (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Despite X-Men: The Last Stand not revolving around a female-led superhero, it goes without saying that Jean Grey's portrayal of the Phoenix is undoubtedly worth a mention. Jean Grey is hands down one of the most powerful mutants to ever exist, however, when her uncontrollable powers as the Phoenix come through, she is essentially unstoppable. Jean Grey, whereas in this case, the Pheonix, is responsible for nearly destroying all of San Francisco and killing Wolverine, making her a force that should never be reckoned with at all costs.
The film itself is also incredible, with a compelling storyline revolving around a mutant cure and the war between the followers of Professor Xavier and those of Magneto. However, it is the Phoenix's appearance in the film that really gives the movie its cinematic brilliance and a spot on this list!
2 Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel has officially hit theatres and has taken MCU fans by storm. The film is centered around the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers, who is a former U.S Air Force pilot, doubling as Captain Marvel. Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, is not only a talented pilot and experienced soldier, but she also possesses superhuman strength, invulnerability and the power of flight, making her one of the strongest heroes in the Marvel Universe. Throughout the film, Captain Marvel joins the Starforce team all while finding herself caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. In addition to what is expected to be a phenomenal film, Captain Marvel is the first female superhero movie from Marvel Comics, making it quite a big deal!
1 Wonder Woman
Coming in at the top spot is none other than Wonder Woman. The 2017 film starring Gal Gadot, reveals the earlier stages of Wonder Woman's life when she was only Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Although she was in fact trained to be an unconquerable warrior, it wasn't until she was fighting the war of all wars that she realized her full powers.
As a DC Comic legend, Wonder Woman possesses superhuman strength, flight, durability, agility, speed and an array of enhanced senses, that undoubtedly make her one of the biggest superhero threats of all time. Not only was the film critically acclaimed, but the massive success behind this film has led to the production of Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to hit theatres in 2020.