Some kick-ass women movies I need to see

Here’s another installment in my ongoing project to collect and categorize kick-ass women movies and shows. This is a list of such movies that I haven’t seen yet, but hope to (or should) see someday soon. (This is my fifth list in the series. The first four lists are of movies I’ve seen and loved, or at least enjoyed.)

9 kick-ass women movies I need to see

  1. Coffy (1973)
  2. Foxy Brown (1974)
    Two 70’s classics starring Pam Grier. I’m curious, but wary. Wary of the 70’s mostly, I guess.
  3. Aliens (1986)
  4. Alien 3 (1992)
  5. Alien Resurrection (1997)
    It’s pretty shocking that I’ve never seen any of the movies in the Alien franchise. Especially considering that Sigourney Weaver’s role of Ellen Ripley is legendary in the kick-ass woman genre. These are at the top of my to-see list. (I need to see the first one, too, but I understand that Ripley is not yet too kick-ass yet in that one.)
  6. GI Jane (1997)
    More military than most of the kick-ass women movies I watch. Demi Moore stars in this one as woman in a Navy Seals training.
  7. Die Another Day (2002)
    Halle Berry is supposed pretty good in this, though I’ve heard it’s not a great Bond movie overall.
  8. House of Flying Daggers/Shi mian mai fu (2004)
    I believe this one is supposed to be pretty good. It’s got Zhang Ziyi. I have high hopes.
  9. Elektra (2005)
    This should have been great. I heard it wasn’t. I’d sill like to check it out. Jennifer Garner reprises (somewhat) her role from Daredevil.

4 thoughts on “Some kick-ass women movies I need to see

  1. I saw “house of flying daggers” at the Coolidge back when I got free tickets to the theater. It’s a fantastic movie. Visually it’s stunning ( you have that cool tv right?) but now I’m going to have to go back and check for the kick ass factor or at least think about it.
    It was amazing on the big screen. That’s all I can remember right now. it’s late. I just got back from dancing.

  2. you may have mentioned them below, but there are the 2 milla jovovich _resident evil_ movies, as well as uwe boll’s screen adaptation of _bloodrayne_ (not nearly as good as the two resident evils).

    also, for more milla, _the 5th element_.

  3. Hi Alejna —

    Have you seen SWORDSMAN II? Despite its name, it actually has a lot of kick-ass women in it — as can be seen by its starring Brigitte Lin (albeit as a man who castrated himself in order to attain super(natural) martial artistic powers!), Rosamund Kwan, Michelle Reis and Fennie Yuen as well as Jet Li.

    And if you find it to your liking, you can next go for SWORDSMAN III: THE EAST IS RED.

    And yeah, it does help to watch SWORDSMAN I prior to II and III (though I know quite a few people who haven’t — on account of it not having Brigitte in it! :b)

  4. ericalee: Well, at least “House of Flying Daggers” is worth seeing, one way or tother.

    jenny: thanks for the addtions. I will add them to my list. (Though actually, _Fifth Element_ is one I’ve seen, but found a bit disappointing. I don’t even remember why…I think it was more about the rest of the movie than milla…I’ll have to watch it again.)

    YTSL: Thanks for the tip on the SWORDSMAN movies–Brigitte Lin will surely make them (at least the second 2) worth checking out. And hopefully I’ll enjoy the first one, too, in spite of it being Brigitte-less.

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