50 Most Popular Female-led Superhero Movies & TV Shows

For decades, the superhero/comic book genre has been primarily led by male characters in movies and TV shows. However, in recent years, compelling female heroes have risen to challenge the traditional dominance of male-centric superheroes.

Works with female-led heroes have taken time to gain traction but have undeniably connected with audiences. Whether in theaters, on television or as animated characters, heroines such as Korra from The Legend of Korra, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel not only match their male counterparts but also hold significant importance for legions of fans.

To explore female-led heroes further, we aimed to discover the popularity of specific titles and examine the most beloved heroines in film and TV. We established a particular set of rules to measure this information accurately.

How did we determine popularity?

In our quest for the best super-powered heroine movies and shows, we checked out their JustWatch popularity score over the past five years. This score considers things like clicks on streaming options, adding to watchlists, and marking a movie as 'seen.' We gathered data from around the world, covering 140 countries and 40 million users per month.

Exclusions:

  • We didn't include team-up movies like The Avengers, unless the character's name is in the title (like Ant-Man and the Wasp) or there's a clear protagonist (such as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey).
  • The main character must be a superheroine with superpowers (like Frozen's Elsa) or be in a superhero-themed movie or TV show (like Marvel's Hope van Dyne a.k.a. Wasp).

Where can I watch the top 50 superheroines in movies and TV?

In addition to finding which heroes are the most popular, JustWatch provides information about the streaming platforms where you can watch the movie or TV show. This includes major services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, just to name a few. We hope you have a great time exploring these Marvel-ous options!

Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
Disney Plus
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Max Amazon Channel
fuboTV
Hulu
Max
Crunchyroll
MGM Plus Amazon Channel
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
Peacock
Peacock Premium
Kocowa
Amazon Video
Google Play Movies
YouTube
Paramount Plus
Paramount+ with Showtime
Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
Starz Apple TV Channel
AMC Plus Apple TV Channel
Britbox Apple TV Channel
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
Starz Play Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
AMC+ Amazon Channel
Funimation Now
The Roku Channel
Showtime Roku Premium Channel
Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel
Starz Roku Premium Channel
AMC+ Roku Premium Channel
Showtime Amazon Channel
AMC+
MGM Plus Roku Premium Channel
YouTube Premium
YouTube Free
The CW
Hoopla
CW Seed
Vudu
VUDU Free
Starz
Criterion Channel
Showtime
PBS
FXNow
Pantaflix
Tubi TV
Kanopy
Comedy Central
Microsoft Store
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Sun Nxt
ABC
DIRECTV
Crackle
AMC
AMC Theatres
Fandor
Curiosity Stream
NBC
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Freeform
History
A&E
Syfy
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realeyz
Shudder
Acorn TV
Screambox
Sundance Now
Popcornflix
GuideDoc
BritBox
MUBI
Netflix Kids
Pantaya
Boomerang
Urban Movie Channel
Dove Channel
History Vault
Yupp TV
Eros Now
Magnolia Selects
MyOutdoorTV
WWE Network
Noggin Amazon Channel
Hopster TV
Smithsonian Channel
Laugh Out Loud
Pure Flix
Lifetime Movie Club
PBS Kids Amazon Channel
Boomerang Amazon Channel
Cinemax Amazon Channel
Pantaya Amazon Channel
Hallmark Movies Now Amazon Channel
PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel
Viewster Amazon Channel
MZ Choice Amazon Channel
Spamflix
Pluto TV
HiDive
VIX
Night Flight Plus
Topic
MTV
Retrocrush
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Shout! Factory TV
OVID
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Mhz Choice
The Film Detective
Vice TV
Shudder Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
BritBox Amazon Channel
AcornTV Amazon Channel
Fandor Amazon Channel
Screambox Amazon Channel
Sundance Now Amazon Channel
Cartoon Network
Adult Swim
USA Network
Fox
Bet+ Amazon Channel
FlixFling
Rakuten Viki
Darkmatter TV
AMC on Demand
TCM
Bravo TV
TNT
Food Network
BBC America
IndieFlix
AHCTV
TLC
DIY Network
HGTV
Investigation Discovery
Science Channel
Destination America
Animal Planet
Discovery Life
Discovery
Motor Trend
Cooking Channel
Travel Channel
Paramount Network
Here TV
TV Land
Logo TV
VH1
DreamWorksTV Amazon Channel
Flix Premiere
TBS
AsianCrush
FILMRISE
Revry
Rooster Teeth
DOCSVILLE
Spectrum On Demand
OXYGEN
Hi-YAH
tru TV
DisneyNOW
WeTV
ARROW
Plex
Plex Live TV
Plex Player
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
Alamo on Demand
BroadwayHD
The Oprah Winfrey Network
Filmzie
MovieSaints
Dogwoof On Demand
True Story
Martha Stewart TV
DocAlliance Films
KoreaOnDemand
Hoichoi
Film Movement Plus
iQIYI
Metrograph
Freevee
Public Domain Movies
Kino Now
Cultpix
Eventive
aha
FilmBox+
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Bet+
Takflix
Klassiki
Starz Amazon Channel
Netflix basic with Ads
Cohen Media Amazon Channel
Popflick
Viaplay
ViX Premium Amazon Channel
Runtime
Fandango
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Discovery+
Reveel
FilmStruck
Ovation TV
Angel Studios
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AD tv
Midnight Pulp
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  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once

    #1

    An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what's important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.

  2. The Legend of Korra

    The Legend of Korra

    2012

    JustWatch Rating 92%
    IMDB 8.4 (131k)

    #2

    Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997

    JustWatch Rating 92%
    IMDB 8.3 (156k)

    #3

    Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.

  4. WandaVision

    WandaVision

    2021

    JustWatch Rating 90%
    IMDB 7.9 (359k)

    #4

    Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

  5. Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    2017

    JustWatch Rating 81%
    IMDB 7.4 (688k)

    #5

    An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

  6. Fringe

    Fringe

    2008

    JustWatch Rating 92%
    IMDB 8.4 (254k)

    #6

    Fringe is an American science fiction television series that follows Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, and Walter Bishop, members of a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. The series has been described as a hybrid of The X-Files, Altered States, and The Twilight Zone.

  7. Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    1995

    JustWatch Rating 87%
    IMDB 8.0 (138k)

    #7

    In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

  8. Mulan

    Mulan

    2020

    JustWatch Rating 71%
    IMDB 5.7 (141k)

    #8

    When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.

  9. Frozen II

    Frozen II

    2019

    JustWatch Rating 79%
    IMDB 6.8 (188k)

    #9

    Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf head far into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

  10. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

    #10

    Normal high school kids by day, protectors of Paris by night! Miraculous follows the heroic adventures of Marinette and Adrien as they transform into Ladybug and Cat Noir and set out to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning the people of Paris into villains. But neither hero knows the other’s true identity – or that they’re classmates!

  11. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    #11

    Harley Quinn joins forces with a singer, an assassin and a police detective to help a young girl who had a hit placed on her after she stole a rare diamond from a crime lord.

  12. Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    2018

    JustWatch Rating 77%
    IMDB 7.0 (439k)

    #12

    Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.

  13. Supergirl

    Supergirl

    2015

    JustWatch Rating 77%
    IMDB 6.2 (128k)

    #13

    Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.

  14. Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    2019

    JustWatch Rating 77%
    IMDB 6.8 (521k)

    #14

    The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  15. Lucy

    Lucy

    2014

    JustWatch Rating 72%
    IMDB 6.4 (523k)

    #15

    A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

  16. Frozen

    Frozen

    2013

    JustWatch Rating 82%
    IMDB 7.4 (652k)

    #16

    Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

  17. Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn

    2019

    JustWatch Rating 93%
    IMDB 8.4 (36k)

    #17

    Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.

  18. Charmed

    Charmed

    1998

    JustWatch Rating 88%
    IMDB 7.2 (89k)

    #18

    Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco.

  19. Arcane

    Arcane

    2021

    JustWatch Rating 97%
    IMDB 9.0 (251k)

    #19

    Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

  20. Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    2017

    JustWatch Rating 69%
    IMDB 6.3 (224k)

    #20

    In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.