Action fans agree that John Wick: Chapter 4 delivered heart-pounding thrills. One character that brought some of the best action was Rina Sawayama as Akira. Let’s just say she made Hawkeye look like he had a toy bow.
Whether it is in the lead or supporting roles, there are action movies throughout history that have showcased women kicking ass on the big screen.
Here are 25 badass women who elevated action films:
Danai Gurira as Okoye in the Black Panther franchise
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Aliens
Zoe Saldaña as Gamora in The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise
Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Charlize Theron as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
Halle Berry as Sofia in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in the Matrix franchise
Uma Thurman as The Bride in the Kill Bill franchise
Rosa Salazar as Alita in Alita: Battle Angel
Viola Davis as Nanisca in The Woman King
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Marvel Universe
Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress in Birds of Prey
Rebecca Romijn as Mystique in the X-Men franchise
Antje Traue as Faora-Ul in Man of Steel
Amber Midthunder as Naru in Prey
Eva Green as Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire
Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lashana Lynch as Nomi in No Time to Die
Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust in the Mission: Impossible franchise
Rachel Weisz as Evelyn The Mummy Returns
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
Who’s your favorite? I’m sure I missed some, so please share what action movie women you love in the comments below!