MRQE Ranks: Cinema's Strongest Female Characters

Cinema's Strongest Female Characters

With Zoe Saldana looking tough-as-nails in her new movie Colombiana, opening this weekend, we rank cinema's best and strongest female characters.
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All About Eve (1950) - MRQE Metric: 92 Rate it! 92
Gone with the Wind (1939) - MRQE Metric: 92 Rate it! 92
Double Indemnity (1944) - MRQE Metric: 91 Rate it! 91
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - MRQE Metric: 91 Rate it! 91
Chinatown (1974) - MRQE Metric: 91 Rate it! 91
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - MRQE Metric: 91 Rate it! 91
The Big Sleep (1946) - MRQE Metric: 90 Rate it! 90
Annie Hall (1977) - MRQE Metric: 89 Rate it! 89
Rosemary's Baby (1968) - MRQE Metric: 88 Rate it! 88
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - MRQE Metric: 88 Rate it! 88
The African Queen (1951) - MRQE Metric: 88 Rate it! 88
My Fair Lady (1964) - MRQE Metric: 87 Rate it! 87
Alien (1979) - MRQE Metric: 86 Rate it! 86
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - MRQE Metric: 86 Rate it! 86
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - MRQE Metric: 86 Rate it! 86
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - MRQE Metric: 85 Rate it! 85
Rebecca (1940) - MRQE Metric: 85 Rate it! 85
The Graduate (1967) - MRQE Metric: 85 Rate it! 85
Million Dollar Baby (2004) - MRQE Metric: 84 Rate it! 84
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - MRQE Metric: 84 Rate it! 84
Walkabout (1971) - MRQE Metric: 83 Rate it! 83
Fargo (1996) - MRQE Metric: 83 Rate it! 83
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - MRQE Metric: 82 Rate it! 82
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - MRQE Metric: 82 Rate it! 82
Chicago (2002) - MRQE Metric: 82 Rate it! 82
Persepolis (2007) - MRQE Metric: 82 Rate it! 82
Brazil (1985) - MRQE Metric: 79 Rate it! 79
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) - MRQE Metric: 79 Rate it! 79
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) - MRQE Metric: 79 Rate it! 79
Harold and Maude (1971) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Mulan (1998) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Thelma & Louise (1991) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
An Education (2009) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Brothers (2004/III)  - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Whale Rider (2002) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Carrie (1976) - MRQE Metric: 77 Rate it! 77
Monster (2003) - MRQE Metric: 76 Rate it! 76
Sophie's Choice (1982) - MRQE Metric: 76 Rate it! 76
Erin Brockovich (2000) - MRQE Metric: 75 Rate it! 75
Body Heat (1981) - MRQE Metric: 74 Rate it! 74
Contact (1997) - MRQE Metric: 74 Rate it! 74
As Good as It Gets (1997) - MRQE Metric: 73 Rate it! 73
V for Vendetta (2005) - MRQE Metric: 73 Rate it! 73
A Very Long Engagement (2004) - MRQE Metric: 73 Rate it! 73
The Color Purple (1985) - MRQE Metric: 72 Rate it! 72
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - MRQE Metric: 72 Rate it! 72
Hanna (2011) - MRQE Metric: 71 Rate it! 71
Frida (2002) - MRQE Metric: 69 Rate it! 69
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - MRQE Metric: 66 Rate it! 66
North Country (2005) - MRQE Metric: 66 Rate it! 66
Charlie's Angels (2000) - MRQE Metric: 62 Rate it! 62
A Star Is Born (1976) - MRQE Metric: 61 Rate it! 61
Basic Instinct (1992) - MRQE Metric: 58 Rate it! 58
G.I. Jane (1997) - MRQE Metric: 56 Rate it! 56
A Good Year (2006) - MRQE Metric: 49 Rate it! 49
Domino (2005) - MRQE Metric: 48 Rate it! 48
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) - MRQE Metric: 45 Rate it! 45
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
A Room with a View (1985) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Lawn Dogs (1997) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
The King and I (1956) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Dark Victory (1939) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Broadcast News (1987) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Auntie Mame (1958) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!