(Last Updated On: 7 May, 2020)

“A great movie always comes with a great villain.” No matter whatever the genre is, there are some dark and evil characters whom we love to hate. Both men and women villains exist in the cinematic universe. They are the one who glorifies the heroic abilities of the protagonist in most of the movies. However, the female villains are the most badass characters who dominate most of the superhero and fantasy movies. Gorgeous wardrobe, the magnificent beauty and killer makeovers with strong and bold characters are the ones whom we normally associate with villains often. Be it Angelina Jolie as the evil queen from Maleficent or Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.

So, let’s look at some of the most badass female villains’ movies of all times:


Catherine Tramell, Basic Instinct (1992)

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Basic Instinct is a mystery thriller movie about a clever, bold and seductive woman. In this movie, Catherine is a cunning woman who manipulates everyone to hide her crimes successfully. What happens when the detective investigating the murder falls in love with her?


Caroline, From Paris With Love (2010)

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From Paris With Love is an action crime thriller where an employee of US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy to fight against the terrorists together. But what will happen when the villain turns out to be someone closer than he expected? In this movie, Caroline’s role as a fearless and strong villainess will imprint on your mind forever.


Ma-Ma, Dredd (2012)

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if you are looking for some badass action movie with a strong female character, then this is it. This movie is about a cop and psychic fighting together against the dangerous drug lords in a futuristic city. Lena Headey, of Game of Thrones’ fame, steals the limelight as ‘Ma-Ma’, the badass villain.


Genesis and Bel, Knock Knock (2015)

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Knock Knock is a sexy crime thriller about a devoted father and husband whose life turned upside down after he opens his house for two stranded women. But unfortunately, they are the greatest seductress with ulterior motives. Here, starts the deadly game of seduction and temptation bringing the biggest nightmare in his life.


Jennifer Check, Jennifer’s Body (2009)

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This comedy horror drama is about two classmates, one of whom develops a strange liking for male human blood and ends up killing her male friends. Will her friend be able to find out the mystery behind this and this bloodthirsty outrage? Watch Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried in this underrated dark comedy with lots of thrill, wit, and spine chilling moments.


Rose Armitage, Get Out (2017)

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Get out is a horror mystery thriller is about an African American man whose life overturns after he goes to meet his girlfriend’s parents. As he gets to know more about them, many dark, unimaginable and mysterious secrets unfold gradually. The intense moments and deception keep you hooked and tensed until the end.


Natalie ‘Mother’ Koffin, Mother’s Day (2010)

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What happens when a crazy family terrifies their new home’s owners and takes them as hostages? Will they able to survive till the end? Thus, this movie explores the journey of a sadistic mother (the ultimate strong female villain) who can go to great lengths for her three sons. If you are up for a perfect psycho-thriller, then this your cup of tea!


Mona Champagne, Home Sweet Hell (2015)

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What happens when one crosses every limit to maintain the fake image of her sweet home? Welcome to Home Sweet Hell. This movie tells us the story of a housewife who goes to the extent of even murdering the girl her husband was having an affair with.


Amy Dunne, Gone Girl (2014)

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Each and every piece of this movie is crafted beautifully. Gone Girl is a mystery thriller which tells us about a husband who is accused of murdering his wife after she goes missing suddenly. In the world of deception and lies, will he be able to reunite with his wife? or It is his wife who is hiding deliberately somewhere?


Jezzie Flannigan, Along Came a Spider (2001)

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Along Came A Spider is a detective thriller movie where detective Alex and special agent Jezzie comes together to solve the kidnapping case of senator’s daughter. However, as the story unfolds, secrets about Jezzie as the mastermind surfaces to confuse you further.

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