Our Top 6 Female Heroes in Film!

Our Top 6 Female Heroes in Film!

NEWS

Our Top 6 Female Heroes in Film!

15 April 2021


Wonder Woman 1984 bursts onto our big screen at The Drive in London this Spring! Much like its explosive first movie, this superhero sequel promises blockbuster fight scenes and stunning visuals, as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman fights all new foes. 

As we watch Diana square up against Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, it got us thinking, what other awesome female super heroes are out there for us to enjoy on the big screen?

Read more here.
 

Wonder Woman 1984 bursts onto our big screen at The Drive in London this Spring! Much like its explosive first movie, this superhero sequel promises blockbuster fight scenes and stunning visuals, as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman fights all new foes.

As we watch Diana square up against Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, it got us thinking, what other awesome female super heroes are out there for us to enjoy on the big screen?

Below we have put together a list of our top six female super heroes – are some of your favourites on here too?

Wonder Woman

Of course, one of our top slots goes to Wonder Woman herself. Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, is the warrior princess inspired by the goddesses from Greek myth. Wonder Woman is not only the most recent superhero to grace Hollywood, but one of the first iconic female superheroes in comics, appearing in 1941, and becoming one of the founding members of the Justice League. Originally from the hidden island of Themiscyra, home of the legendary Amazonian warriors, her job is to promote peace and equality in Man’s World.

After 80 years of appearing in DC’s popular comics, TV series and movies, Wonder Woman is now one of the most recognisable and inspirational heroes in the world.

Batgirl

Despite being famous for working alone, DC’s Dark Knight Batman actually has a sprawling network of superheroes working closely together to protect the streets of Gotham - including the much-loved Batgirl! There have been several Batgirls since the character’s creation in 1961, but the best known is Barbara Gordon, Bruce Wayne’s reliable ally and daughter of his long-time colleague Commissioner Gordon. Barbara eventually became the all-knowing tech-whizz superhero Oracle, after a violent encounter with the Joker left her paralyzed, leading of the all-female superhero team known as the Birds of Prey! She is rumoured to be appearing in the upcoming Nightwing movie, currently in development.

Harley Quinn

Infamous anti-hero, sometimes villain and on-again-off-again-girlfriend of the Joker, Harley Quinn has fast become a fan favourite since her first appearance in 1992. Did you know? Harley Quinn is actually a trained doctor! Originally Dr Harleen Quinzel, her spiral into crime started when she became the Joker’s psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum. The relationship between the two was complicated and violent, and they worked together to torment Batman and the citizens of Gotham, before a final breakup convinced Harley Quinn she was better striking off on her own.

Known for her iconic commedia dell’arte looks, Harley Quinn was a huge hit in her cinematic debut in 2016 with Suicide Squad, before starring in her electrifying solo spin-off, Birds of Prey, in 2019. Harley’s next big screen appearance will be in James Gunn’s 2021 reboot of The Suicide Squad.

Supergirl

Superman’s equally super-powered alien cousin, Kara Zor-El, came to Earth in her first solo movie in 1984. Chasing after a mysterious and powerful orb, when she arrives on her cousin’s adoptive planet, Supergirl finds she is not the only one looking for her lost item. Can she defeat the sinister witch who wants to keep the orb for herself?

Armed with super-strength, flight and more, the Kryptonian picked up a new fan-base after the release of her very own TV series in 2015, when she is forced to unveil her hidden powers to protect the people of National City. Now in its sixth series, there are also rumours that Supergirl is getting another solo movie, expected in 2023.

Catwoman

From the dark streets of Gotham, Catwoman has in the past been both villain and hero. From Eartha Kitt’s iconic first portrayal in 1967, to Anne Hathaway’s ass-kicking anti-hero in 2012, Catwoman has almost seen as many portrayals on screen as her nine lives! In her more recent films, Catwoman has played the conflicted anti-hero who prowls the streets protecting those who need her most, a slinky feline Robin Hood figure. When given the opportunity she only steals from those whose money could benefit Gotham's less fortunate.

And of course, Catwoman and Batman have a never-ending will they, won’t they romance - possibly the most famous in comic book history. Although they’ve never officially tied the knot in the comics, excuse us whilst we watch Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton’s mistletoe scene in Batman Returns on repeat!

Shuri

A relatively new superheroine on the cinematic scene, Shuri is the younger sister of T’Challa – the Black Panther – and quickly became a fan favourite following her debut in 2018. With one of the most brilliant minds in the world, Shuri is the Chief Science Officer for Wakanda and a genius inventor. She acts as the personal Quartermaster for the Black Panther, designing and creating super-suits, advanced tech, and weapons for the Wakandans, unlike anything seen in the rest of the Marvel Universe.

SPOILERS! In the comics, the mantle of Black Panther is eventually passed down to Shuri and she becomes Wakanda’s legendary protector. Will this be the case for her cinematic counterpart in Black Panther 2? Fans eagerly await the answer, and so do we!

Want to watch super women on the big screen? Then come check out the London Drive in Cinema for the ultimate contact free movie experience. Book your tickets to watch Wonder Woman 1984 today!

VIEW ALL

SIGN-UP

Sign up to get our newsletter for all the latest news and showings:

Sorry, there has been an error. Please retry.

Thank you for signing up to the Mailing List