The rise of badass women in Hollywood is slowly on the up. After the male superheroes who are ruling the world, we are bringing you a list of female characters of Hollywood who are kicking some a**. Take a look:
Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) - The Terminator film franchise
After learning of Judgment Day - where machines unleash a nuclear holocaust on the human populace - Sarah Conner becomes a warrior woman on a mission: to protect her son John Conner and prevent Judgment Day from ever happening.
The Bride (Uma Thurman) - Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
After her groom and wedding party are killed by her ex-lover, Uma Thurman's Bride goes on a revenge-fueled murder spree. How does someone described as 'the deadliest woman in the world' not make the list?
Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Perhaps the character with the greatest fight scenes on this list, the Yu Shu Lien martial arts scenes throughout Ang Lee's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' were highly lauded.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) - The Hunger Games franchise
Originally offering herself up in place of her sister for the annual Hunger Games, Katniss - the archer from District 12 - survived multiple games and became the spark of rebellion through the Districts against President Snow.
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) - Marvel Cinematic Universe
Black Widow has appeared in many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films through the years, beginning with 'Iron Man 2' and most recently in 'Captain America: Civil War' - and it takes a certain kind of bada** to stand against gods and monsters with nothing but guns and gadgets.
Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) - Fast and Furious franchise
In the testosterone-fueled world of the 'Fast and Furious,' Michelle Rodriguez's Letty Ortiz stands at the top of the franchise's most bada** characters. Since the beginning of the series - as a mechanic and thief on Dom's squad - she has battled everything from international criminals to debilitating amnesia to prove she's one of the squad's best.
Domino (Zazie Beetz) - Deadpool 2
This member of the X-Force is more than just 'lucky,' she can ride, shoot, skydive and flip and kick higher, stronger and faster than most of her co-stars.
Shuri (Letitia Wright) - Black Panther
The princess of Wakanda is basically the brains of this insanely high-tech wonderland. Shuri helped create most of the technology that powers the vibranium-rich world ruled by her older brother T'Challa (aka the Black Panther). And she's no slouch in a fight either, known for her panther-headed gauntlets Shuri kicked butt in 'Black Panther.'
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) - Mad Max: Fury Road
Although the film shares a name with Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is really Imperator Furiosa's story. Throughout her journey to free five wives of Immortan Joe, she proves she has no equal when it comes to driving or shooting - two excellent qualities in their apocalyptic world.
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) - Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie brought the globetrotting treasure hunter to life in the big screen adaptations of the videogame 'Tomb Raider'.