12 Movies With Strong Female Leads That Will Give You Ultimate Girl Squad Goals

Anne Hathaway. Rebel Wilson. Sandra Bullock. The list goes on, but these are just a few of our favorite leading ladies. Movies with strong female leads are making a splash on the big screen these days and we are loving it. Gone are the days where only men lead exciting bad ass lives.

Hollywood has been awash with scandal over the past year with numerous sexual allegations brought against some of the biggest names in the industry. Following the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and many others, Hollywood females are stepping up and we are not disappointed. Here are 12 movies with strong female leads that will leave you with ultimate #girlsquad goals.

Ocean’s 8

Release date: June 8, 2018

The highly anticipated Ocean’s 8 consists of the ultimate dream team. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna, just to name a few, this installment of the Ocean’s franchise follows the story of Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie. Debbie Ocean (Bullock) is planning the heist of the year targeting the Met Gala after recently being released from prison and is gathering a team to pull it off.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

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Incredibles 2

Release date: June 15, 2018

The Incredibles 2 couldn’t come at a better time for female empowerment. Though the movie will pick up where the first left of, this time, Elastagirl will be out saving the day while Mr. Incredible stays home to play Mr. Mom.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

Annihilation

Release date: February 23, 2018

Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, Annihilation follows Portman’s character, Lena, and a team of other badass women into an environment where the laws of nature do not apply. Get ready for some seriously badass action skills.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

Proud Mary

Release date: January 12, 2018

Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson, follows the life a female assassin who kicks some serious ass until she suddenly finds herself in custody of a young boy after a hit gone wrong.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

Black Panther

Release date: February 16, 2018

If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, stop reading this article, go see it, and then come back and finish reading this.

Though Black Panther isn’t primarily female based, they do not shove their female warriors to the wayside. Stellar actresses such as Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett grace the screen with their dominating presence delivering a performance that will leave you wanting more.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

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Red Sparrow

Release date: March 2, 2018

J Law can now add “the next James Bond” to her resume. Portraying a ballerina turned deadly spy, manipulator and master of seduction, J Law’s character will do pretty much anything to protect her mother. Wouldn’t we all?

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

A Wrinkle In Time

Release date: March 9, 2018

You’ll see many familiar faces in A Wrinkle In Time, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Following the journey of a young brother and sister accompanied by a classmate, searching for their father, guided by the astral travelers, Winfrey, Witherspoon and Kaling, A Wrinkle In Time takes you on the journey of a lifetime through the universe.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

Tomb Raider

Release date: March 16, 2018

Alicia Vikander absolutely slays in the reboot of Tomb Raider. Steering away from the overly sexualized Lara Croft of the past, Vikander portrays a young Croft as she grows into the iconic Lara Croft we already know and love.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Release date: February 14, 2019

Sophie Turner. You may know her from her role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, but if not, it’s time you get to know her. Turner will reprise her role as a young Jean Grey in this installment of the X-Men. We’ll see Turner’s character grapple with being both heroine and villain as a “malevolent, power-hungry new force” is awoken inside her, showing us a new side of the character we know and love.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

The Hustle

Release date: June 29, 2018

Though renamed, The Hustle is actually another reboot of a fan favorite, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Starring Rebel Wilson (my fave) and Anne Hathaway (another fave), Nasty Women follows the two competing con artists as they participate in a winner-takes-all bet which involves the loser leaving town. For good. There have been several instances recently where old cult classics have been remade into movies with strong female leads… we’re talking about you Ghost Busters.

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I Feel Pretty

Release date: April 20, 2018

Schumer is well known for her self-deprecating humor and I Feel Pretty is no different. Schumer plays Renee Barrett, a young woman who struggles with her looks, as most of us do these days, until suddenly she sees herself as the most beautiful woman in the world following a head injury from falling off a SoulCyle bike. With her newfound confidence, Barrett takes her life into her own hands and lives a life of empowerment.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

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Crazy Rich Asians

Release date: August 17, 2018

Constance Wu won our hearts with her role as Jessica Huang on the hit show Fresh Off The Boat. Now she tackles the big screen with her starring role in the movie based on the novel with the same title, Crazy Rich Asians. Wu’s character, Rachel Chu, an economics professor who suddenly finds herself in the midst of great wealth when she attends her boyfriends best friends wedding in Singapore.

We are loving all of these movies with strong female leads.

Movies with strong female leads are taking over the big screens, and honestly, we aren’t complaining.

What are some of your favorite movies with strong female leads? Let us know in the comments below!
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