Here is yet another installment of my kick-ass women in movies and TV project. Since I’m starting to have trouble keeping track of which movies I’ve already listed, I’ve started up a master list. So far, it has my first 5 lists, and can be found under pages in my sidebar.
Below is the second list of movies that I should see. (To those of you gave me some more recommendations, Thanks!) As in the previous installments, the movies in this list are ordered chronologically.
9 more kick-ass women movies I want to see
- Supergirl (1984)
I really know almost nothing about this one, but I have fairly low expectations from this US-made movie from the darkest depths of the Reagan era. I’m curious, though. We need more women superhero movies.
- Swordsman II/Xiao ao jiang hu zhi dong fang bu bai (1991)
This Brigitte Lin movie has been recommended to me by a new friend and Hong Kong cinema buff. While I’d been curious about this movie in the past, her review of the movie makes me downright eager to see it.
- The Swordsman III/Dung fong bat baai 2: fung wan joi hei (1992)
If I like the second Swordsman, I’m instructed to see the third.
- Bride with White Hair 2/Bai fa mo nu zhuan II (1993)
I haven’t yet seen this sequel, starring Brigitte Lin, even though I already have the DVD in my collection. I should get to it!
- Point of No Return (1993)
Bridget Fonda stars in this La Femme Nikita/Nikita remake. The reviews aren’t as bad as I’d expect from a remake that didn’t need to be made. (Though how many remakes really do? Why is that folks make remakes of the good movies? Ooh. There’s a fun list to make…seriously flawed movies that should be remade.)
- Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997)
Julia Ormond stars in this mystery/thriller. I don’t know too much about it, though I read the book ages ago. (From what I understand, though, the movie makes a pretty big departure from the book.)
- The X Files (1998)
This is the movie, which a friend (a big fan of the show) says she found a bit disappointing. It’s probably still worth considering for Gillian Anderson’s famed role as Scully.
- Resident Evil (2002)
Milla Jovovich stars. Based on the game. Has been recommended to me. Have duly added it to my queue.
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
The sequel to the above item.