17 Most Badass Heroines on the Big Screen (PHOTOS)

Female heroines are hard to come by on the big screen but when they do appear, they strike with vengence. Doing these ladies wrong hasn't worked out so well for perpetrators, and their unforgiving revenge makes movie goers cheer--and sometimes, cringe a little.


One thing's for sure, strong female characters who wrest power for themselves by any means necessary make for some pretty badass and memorable flicks. Check out 17 actresses who fought back, kicked butt, and won in movies. 


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