Check out this list of all the amazing female characters in movies that have personified strength and empowerment.

Movies not only entertain, but they also educate. They teach and open up the audience’s minds to new horizons of how life is and can be. For years, the ‘hero’ or the male protagonist managed to take away credits for being part of any movie. While women were given characters without or less story arc. However, this has changed over the years and stronger women characters have graced the screen. Audiences have watched the female characters in movies grow in the value they add to the stories.

They don’t just need a women-centric story to shine, many female characters have been able to outdo their male counterparts and own the movie with their performance. From standing against injustice to making us hate them as antagonists to playing real-life heroes onscreen, these women have been able to grab our attention in a truly cinematic way. We made a list of such women fantastic female characters in movies that we all loved in recent times.

Take a look:

Character: Anuradha
Movie: Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy
Played by: Kajol

Character: Amrita Sabharwal
Movie: Thappad
Played by: Taapsee Pannu

Character: Shakuntala Devi
Movie: Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer
Played by: Vidya Balan

Character: Malti
Movie: Chhapaak
Played by: Deepika Padukone

Character: Bulbbul
Movie: Bulbbul: The Edge of Kaali
Played by: Tripti Dimri

Character: Ratna
Movie: Sir
Played by: Tillotama Shome

Character: Gunjan
Movie: Gujan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Played by: Jhanvi Kapoor

Character: Chandro and Prakashi
Movie: Saand Ki Aankh
Played by: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar

Character: Radha
Movie: Raat Akeli Hai
Played by: Radhika Apte

Character: Sarita
Movie: Choked
Played by: Saiyami Kher

Character: Shivangi
Movie: Kaali Khuhi
Played by: Riva Arora

Character: Aarushi Mathur
Movie: Ludo
Played by: Fatima Sana Shaikh

Character: Martha Weiss
Movie: Pieces of a Woman
Played by: Vanessa Kirby

Character: Ellie Chu
Movie: Half Of It
Played by: Leah Lewis

Character: Mari Gilbert
Movie: Lost Girls
Played by: Amy Ryan

Character: Marla Grayson
Movie: I Care A Lot
Played by: Rosamund Pike

Character: Enola
Movie: Enola Holmes
Played by: Millie Bobby Brown

Character: Harley Quinn
Movie: Birds of Prey
Played by: Margot Robbie

Character: Sarah
Movie: Horse Girl
Played by: Alison Brie

Character: Andy
Movie: The Old Guard
Played by: Charlize Theron

Character: Marie
Movie: Malcolm & Marie
Played by: Zendaya

Character: Fern
Movie: Nomadland
Played by: Frances McDormand

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