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Five More Of My Favorite Female Characters: Film Edition

I made a list before of five of my favorite female characters in film, and it was so difficult to narrow down. I’ve felt the need to add another five that did not make the list the first time around, so here, in no particular order, are five more of my favorite female movie characters.

Amy Elliot Dunne, Gone Girl

Although not the best role model, Amy Elliot Dunne is such a complex character that I can’t help but love her. She is a conniving, calculating manipulator with the most innocent facade; it’s incredible to watch. To this day I am still mad at the Academy for not giving Rosamund Pike the Best Actress award for her role in Gone Girl.

Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo, Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

Left for dead by her former team members, an ex-assassin gets back into the business to seek revenge. Quentin Tarentino movies are either hit or miss for me, and I love the character he creates with Beatrix. We don’t even find out her name until the second movie, but her determination and strength are some of the great character traits that make me love her.

Moana, Moana

Mulan was on my last list, so here is another strong Disney queen. Being a fan of the ocean, I enjoy seeing Moana go on an adventure into the unknown. Her personality is fun and quirky, but also generous. Everything she does is to protect her family, and it’s a nice change of pace to see a Disney woman going after something other than a man.

Okoye, Marvel

For me, Okoye steals the show in Black Panther and the other Marvel movies she’s in. She is a skilled warrior who defends her country and its people. I’d say my favorite scene in Black Panther is when W’kabi asks her, “Would you kill me, my love?” and Okoye answers, “For Wakanda? Without question.” ICONIC.

Selene, Underworld

An underrated film series, in my opinion. Selena is a vampire warrior who ends up rebelling against her unjust coven. Not only is she an intelligent and skilled fighter, but she also has a warm heart, despite her vampire nature. After falling in love with a human turned lycan, she does whatever it takes to protect him from danger. That’s another nice twist to see: the woman saving the man.

I really love to see strong female characters on screen. Honestly, I could add about a hundred more characters to list, so perhaps there will be another one of these in the future.

Jessica Garrison is a professional writing major and women's, gender, and sexuality studies minor at Kutztown University.
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