Top 5 Female Characters in Sci-Fi Movies

In recent cinematic history,  female characters have changed our perspectives on women and the massive amount of strength and power they carry. These top 5 female Sci-Fi characters performances have influenced young women’s behaviors and confirmed that they are tough and don’t need anything else to win.

Here are the Top 5 female characters in sci-fi movies:

5. Katniss Everdeen, in Hunger Games – 2012


Played by: Jennifer Lawrence

Katniss and her family come from the poorest district of Panem. Panem’s has the annual “The Hunger Games” where they force children to fight to the death as an entertainment for wealthy people, to remind them districts of the previous rebellion. When Katniss’s sister is chosen, she volunteers as tribute to save her family.

Katniss Everdeen is a teenager that has a woman’s spirit. As a poor girl, she developed skills in archery which helped her to stay alive at the “The Hunger Games”.  

4. Ava in Ex-Machina – 2014

Played by:  Alicia Vikander

Ava is Nathan’s new experiment. Nathan is an eccentric CEO of an engine company. Ava is a high-end robot that has a woman’s face. Ava meets Caleb, a young programmer who has the privilege to interact with her. But how clever is she?

Ava has that beautiful brown and innocent eyes that are capable of building a trusted relationship in minutes. Aware of this power, she uses her attraction to achieve her purpose of escaping.

3. Sarah Jeanette Connor, in The Terminator – 1984

Played by: Linda Hamilton

Sarah is one of the main protagonists in The Terminator. At the beginning of the movie, she is a timid young lady who doesn’t understand why she is being followed. As the story continues, her character gains skills to become a determined heroine because she needs to survive.

Being aware that she is would be a mother in the future, Sarah’s sense of protection helped her to become a strong survivor.  This is an example of how some of our hidden instincts can be triggered by difficult situations. Knowing herself better, Sarah develops abilities that even she Didn’t even know she had.

2. Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, in Star Wars – 1977

Played by: Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia is a member of the Imperial Senate and leader of the Rebel Alliance. Her main objective is to stop the sinister Sith Lord, Darth Vader, who plans on using the Death Star, to destroying entire planets.

Leia is a symbol of leadership and hope, as she represents the guardian of a brighter future for Alderaan. The Princess is capable of showing tenderness and bravery at the same which makes the character captivating.

1. Ellen Ripley, in Alien – 1979

Played by: Sigourney Weaver

Ellen is a Warrant Officer in the commercial spaceship Nostromo on a return trip to Earth with other six crew members. After series of events, they end up in a frightening situation, confined spacecraft with a dangerous alien.

Ripley is that kind of woman that you should not challenge. The first scene, you cannot tell that Ellen who is, shy and quiet, would become the most engaging part of the story.  She demonstrates her insurmountable strength and tenacity when presented faced to face with the alien.

These women are only a few of the strong and powerful female characters that Sci-Fi has given us. Who did we miss? Comment below and let us know!

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