Turns Out, Female Superheroes Aren't New After All

by micsbrow | created - 08 Oct 2018 | updated - 08 Oct 2018 | Public

A starter list of superhero and sci-fi movies and television shows with female heroes.

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1. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976)

24 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of two female superheroes.

Stars: Deidre Hall, Judy Strangis, Norman Alden, Marvin Miller

Votes: 358

2. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

Votes: 6,011

3. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 30,310

4. Honey West (1965–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After the death of her father, Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

Votes: 562

5. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

The missions of agent April Dancer of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Randy Kirby

Votes: 379

6. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

Votes: 18,336 | Gross: $13.60M

7. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 109,218 | Gross: $40.20M

8. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 86,252 | Gross: $24.41M

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 126,437

10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Flighty teenage girl Buffy Summers learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 39,095 | Gross: $16.62M

11. Relic Hunter (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure

Sydney Fox is a university professor and black belt who globe-trots after lost, stolen and rumored to exist artifacts and antiquities.

Stars: Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth, Tanja Reichert

Votes: 5,988

12. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 40,878

13. Cleopatra 2525 (2000–2001)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy

An exotic dancer, cryogenically frozen in the year 2001, is accidentally thawed out in 2525 by two female warriors who are fighting against evil robots which have taken over the world. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 1,929

14. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 6,670

15. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 73,828

16. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 44,561

17. The Secrets of Isis (1975–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang, Ronalda Douglas

Votes: 892

18. Jungle Girl (1941)

Passed | 267 min | Adventure

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Trevor Bardette, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 177

19. Sheena (2000–2002)

60 min | Action, Adventure

Orphaned at the age of 6, Shirley Hamilton is taken in by the Shamaness Kali and taught how to morph into almost any animal. She shall become Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.

Stars: Gena Lee Nolin, John Allen Nelson, Margo Moorer, Kevin Quigley

Votes: 778

20. Tank Girl (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Don Harvey

Votes: 29,833 | Gross: $4.06M

21. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

Votes: 10,323

22. She-Wolf of London (1990–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A female American graduate student in London is bitten by a werewolf, then teams up with an English professor to investigate supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Neil Dickson, Kate Hodge, Scott Fults, Dorothea Phillips

Votes: 343

23. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.

Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 8,936

24. Black Scorpion (2001)

Action, Crime, Drama

The City of Angels is falling apart, and crime pervades the city to the core. The mayor is corrupt, the police are inept, the city needs a figure to take control of the situation. Then in ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine, BT, Enya Flack

Votes: 404

25. Cybergirl (2001–2002)

25 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Cybergirl is a Blue super heroine Human Prototype 6000 living under the secret identity of ordinary teenage girl Ashley Campbell. In reality, she is a Human Prototype 6000 from a distant planet.

Stars: Ania Stepien, Craig Horner, Septimus Caton, Ric Anderson

Votes: 163

26. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 31,728

27. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2020)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

Votes: 5,167

28. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

33 Metascore

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

Votes: 195,467 | Gross: $131.14M

29. Continuum (I) (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 57,095

30. Underworld (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Votes: 249,741 | Gross: $51.97M

31. Witchblade (2001–2002)

60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

NYPD Det. Sara Pezzini has a supernatural weapon and abilities to help her fight evil.

Stars: Yancy Butler, David Chokachi, Anthony Cistaro, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 2,273

32. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 216,155

33. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 6,059

34. Jack of All Trades (2000)

30 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

Jack Stiles, American spy stationed on a South Pacific island in the early 19th century, teams up with no nonsense British agent Emilia Rothschild to stop Napoleon's colonizing efforts. Jack's alter ego is the Zorro-esque Daring Dragoon.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angela Marie Dotchin, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps

Votes: 2,644

35. Mutant X (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fugitive geneticist and four of his "creations" search for others of their kind while attempting to stay a step ahead of a morally ambiguous government agent.

Stars: Victoria Pratt, Forbes March, Victor Webster, John Shea

Votes: 3,836

36. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,554

37. Highlander: The Raven (1998–1999)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A female Immortal and thief tries to redeem herself with the help of an ex-cop.

Stars: Elizabeth Gracen, Paul Johansson, Patricia Gage, Hannes Jaenicke

Votes: 1,083

38. Haven (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Many in the coastal town of Haven, Maine have a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

Votes: 34,698

39. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is seventy-five years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 57,305

40. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 563,043 | Gross: $157.30M

41. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 771,146 | Gross: $78.90M

42. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 38,042



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