13 Kick-Ass Female Movie Characters

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Woman don't get to kick butt in movies as much as the men. So, when they do... often it leaves a pop culture mark that is utterly seismic.

Female characters are more and more getting the chance to fight alongside the men. Thanks to Sigourney Weaver's door-opening performance as Ripley in Alien to Linda Hamilton kicking Terminator butt in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, movie actresses have come a long way. 

Click through and see our 13 movie female characters whose bad side we would not want to get on.

1. Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien

Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien
Sigourney Weaver blew open the doors of the stereotype of the damsel in distress with her role in Alien.

2. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2

Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2
Terminator 2: Judgment Day found Linda Hamilton going from wallflower in The Terminator to wickedly good at kicking butt.

3. Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars
Hundreds of millions of little girls redefined what it meant to be a princess, thanks to Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia in Star Wars.

4. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara killed it as Lisbeth in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Heck, she kinda scared James Bond!

5. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games
There is no one better with a bow and arrow in movie history than Katniss in The Hunger Games. And there's a reason she won those Hunger Games... she's also cunning.

6. Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity in The Matrix

Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity in The Matrix
Not only did she know Neo was "The One" before we did, the extent of her bad-ass-ery knew no bounds.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Quotes

Hasta la vista, baby.

The Terminator

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The Terminator