Looking for films with heroic/brave girls

Format is unimportant…could be anything along the lines of Coraline, Winter’s Bone, Mulan, or Hanna. Sexualized heroines need not apply.


I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest Brave.

**Fly Away Home

Whale Rider**

Erin Brockovich. Norma Rae. The Rosa Parks Story.

Fargo. Aliens. Million Dollar Baby. Silence of the Lambs. Matilda.

Tangled. Mulan. Hunger Games.

Soul Surfer

The Wizard of Oz

Persepolis, though there are some sexual situations.

Night of the Comet.
True Grit (2010) and True Grit (1969)
The Hunger Games


Um…those aren’t girls. If it helps, let’s go with 18 or younger.

I’m combing through the other suggestions, thanks. Keep 'em coming!

The 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland

The 2005 version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Two film titles I’ve heard mentioned about a hundred times without actually knowing what they were. Good suggestions, thanks!

Tangled, check, agreed. Mulan, why didn’t I think of that!? Hunger Games, check, saw it in the theater but trying to decide if she’s really brave/heroic or not.

I can’t argue that!

The Journey of Natty Gann. A really good movie.

I admit I was thrown off by the movie poster. Are you recommending this, or is it just an example?

How did I not think of that? Excellent call.

In my imagination this was an update to The Wonder Years. Good movie?

Thank you, we’ll check it out. And John Cusack will be a bonus for Mrs. Maserschmidt!

Kick Ass

Labyrinth. Plus, bonus Bowie.


Spirited Away