Today, Female driven action movies have become genre of their own after finding significant success at the box office. Here are some movies that famous actresses in the world have become action stars. Let's check it out.
This one is sort of an edge case .It cost around $48 million to make and grossed around $97 million worldwide. It also opened at #1 at the box office on its opening weekend. Not a huge smash, but Ridley Scott's gritty military drama probably made back its money.
Milla Jovovich in The resident Evil.. The success of the Resident Evil films is often pointed out as successful female-lead action films, and that’s a good thing in theory, but man, those movies are just horrid. They figure the idea of a supermodel in a cocktail dress shooting zombies is enough to cover the unfollowable mess of CGI and nonsensical post-apocalyptic ramblings.
It’s hard to keep track of what the protagonist of the films, Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale in glossy tight leather has been doing all these years, because it seems like she’s been stuck in the war between vampires and werewolves for an eternity now, without much progress. It’s also hard to keep track of where the establishing storylines have gone because at various points we were introduced to vampire-werewolf combos but they just disappeared and were never brought up again.
Lady Snowblood is a 1973 Japanese action thriller film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji.It is based on the manga series of the same name, recounting the tale of Yuki, a woman who seeks vengeance upon three people who raped her mother and killed her mother's husband and son.
Miho is a character in Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. In the film adaptation of Sin City, she is portrayed by Devon Aoki.Jamie Chung replaces Aoki in the 2014 expansion, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
This movie was a huge success and the U.S. remake was also pretty huge. You could argue Daniel Craig is the real star of the U.S. movie, but it's not named after him and the "action hero" stuff mostly belongs to Rooney Mara.
Angelina Jolie was arguably one of the main selling points of Wanted, although she didn't star in it. And this James Bond-esque spy thriller, which was written for a male star, made close to three times its budget worldwide. Proving that if you write a movie for a compelling action hero and then cast a woman rather than write for a "female action hero"
Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
It's a solid entry in the series, and lays an intriguing foundation, but on its own Mockingjay - Part 1 is rarely as entertaining or rewarding as its predecessors.
With Ripley as the "final girl" played by Sigourney Weaver, would have appealed to readers in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It suggests the enormity of the crew's discovery by building up to it with small steps: The interception of a signal