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People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
So Close (2002)
Karen Mok, Shu Qi, Zhao Wei




Star's real voices in Mandarin audio track only.

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Naked Killer (1992)
Chingmy Yau, Carrie Ng




-Avoid the release that has only English audio.
-Sometimes confused with Naked Weapon. (My rating of that: 2/10)

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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
Cynthia Khan

Moon Lee


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Aya Matsuura


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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 5.6
Cecilia Cheung


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Asaka Seto




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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Pyrokinesis (2000)
Akiko Yada



Psychic-power-centric.

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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
House of Fury (2005)
Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung


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Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh




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Chocolate (2008)
Jeeja Yanin




UK Blu-ray and DVD have more subtitled extras than US versions.

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Michelle Yeoh


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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Iron Angels (1987)


Moon Lee, Elaine Lui

Yukari Oshima


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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Noir (2001)
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My-HiME (2004)

Magical-power-centric.

Followed by: Mai otome
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Fun. I recommend the subtitled seiyuu commentaries on the R1 DVDs as well.
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Supercop 2 (1993)
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Moon Lee, Cynthia Khan, Yukari Oshima, Michiko Nishiwaki




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Melancholy. Magical-power-centric.

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Ikki Tousen (2003)


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Mezzo Forte (2000)
Followed by: Mezzo
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Mezzo (2003)
Preceded by: Mezzo forte
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James Bond parody. Ludicrous amounts of fanservice--sort of a fanservice parody as well.

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Cute. I was expecting this to be saccharine and annoying, but its actually really good. Good acting and lots of laughs.

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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3


Betty Sun

Zhou Xun


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More mystery and drama than action, but good.

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Mai otome (2005)
Preceded by: My-HiME
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Burst Angel (2004)
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Shu Qi




No need to have seen parts 1 (My rating: 2/10) and 2 (My rating: 5/10).

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Eva Huang


Charlene Choi


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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.8


Chien-lien Wu




R1 release is English audio only. There's a custom DVD with Cantonese audio and English subs added.
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So-yi Yoon
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Cecilia Cheung


Mostly of comedic value, though there's a fair amount of action.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 5.6


Cynthia Khan


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The R1 DVD by Image Entertainment only has a Mandarin dub. There's a custom with Cantonese.
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Michelle Yeoh
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Burn-Up W (1996)
Preceded by: Burn Up!
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Burn Up! (1991)
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Silver Hawk (2004)
Michelle Yeoh, Bingbing Li
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Brigitte Lin
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Kiddy Grade (2002)


Series that's good in bursts, but there's a lot of characters and its convoluted and hard to follow, so it loses some of the punch it otherwise might've had. Apparently they condensed the series into a trio of movies in an attempt to do that.

Followed by: Kiddy Girl-and (Not on IMDb yet and haven't seen it.)
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Madlax (2004)


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Dark.
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Agent Aika (1997)


Fanservice. Najica: Blitz Tactics is the same but with a better story.
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Cutie Honey (2004)
Eriko Sato


Cheesy.
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Moon Lee
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Twins Mission (2007)
Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung
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Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima
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Bernice Liu

Jiang Luxia


Dark and brutal. Also doesn't make a lot of sense.



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Shu Qi, Kelly Lin, Teresa Mak

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Lethal Angels (2006)
Cherrie Ying
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Miriam Yeung
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AKA: Girls With Guns, Skirts Of Fury, Battling Babes, Butt-Kicking Babes, Ass-Kicking Chicks, Action Chicks, Action Heroines, Female Assassin, Female Killer, Female Warrior, Female Martial Artist, Girl Fighter, Chick Fight, Female-Female Fight, Female-Male Fight, Femmes Fatales

This list is for the movies, TV, and anime I recommend that have females fighting (not exclusively females fighting each other) as a central theme. I'm including series with fights using magical or psychic powers but will try to note the ones that are exclusively that. There's a fairly wide range (except for extreme horror/gore like Elfen Lied, The Machine Girl, etc., which I avoid).

Most of my favorites are subtitled Asian movies and anime. There's a Non-Asian section at the bottom. With each, rather than put "I prefer turning on the subtitles over the dub," I'll just put it once here because I haven't found any exceptions yet. Most, if I had to listen to the dub, I wouldn't care to watch the movie/series at all, and I often don't even bother checking the dub.

Entries sorted by my rating (those toward the bottom of the list are borderline and could be skipped without missing much). Anything below 3 stars or that don't have very much action I moved to a separate Females Fighting [the 'Non-Favorite' ones] list, so you can subscribe to the RSS feed of this list and not get a bunch of those as updates. There's also a Females Fighting [the 'Not Interested' ones]. And a Females Fighting [the 'Want to watch' ones] list that I'll transfer to this list or the other one as I see them.

Open to suggestions.

Resources:
Alex-in-Wonderland
GIRLSWITHGUNS.ORG

My lists of ratings of movies of some of the actresses on this list:

Shu Qi

Zhao Wei

Karen Mok

Moon Lee

Cecilia Cheung

Charlene Choi

Ziyi Zhang

Chingmy Yau

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Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at May 26 15:01
I concur with the above statement
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at May 26 15:01
I concur with the above statement
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at May 26 22:52
So Close really was highly entertaining! I love the surprise twist near the end of the flick! [without giving away too big a spoiler] No Character Shields!!! ;D
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jun 11 23:36
Great list. I love movies where girls get to kick butt. I haven't seen most of these so I have a lot to check out. Good job!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jul 5 7:10
Maybe I'm a Chinese immigrant? Or lived in China for a time? Or have Chinese relatives? Actually, none of the above. :) I just saw the movie "So Close," to try something different, loved it, wanted to find others like it, and in searching for them found many movies unlike any I'd seen in the US. I don't have a preference for Chinese--there's just as many Japanese movies (and even more TV shows) I like and a few from Thailand, Taiwan, and Korea as well (though I've had the least luck with Korean movies). I used to stick to American movies because dubs were laughable and the idea of reading subtitles seemed tedious and that I wouldn't get as much out of the movie because I couldn't relate or things would be lost in translation. I still watch US movies but usually get a "been there, done that" feeling and go back to Asian stuff, where even if a movie isn't the greatest, it seems interesting and new. Perhaps, you, if you're from China, have an interest in other country's movies due to already having seen so many Chinese ones.

But I also feel that many of the actors have either a more genuine or upbeat quality (as opposed to a tired, cynical, crude, standoffish, or depressed quality) that isn't valued in US movies, probably because it would seem fake/saccharine/mocking if done by the kinds of actors who are generally popular.
Edit: 5 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Nov 11 3:19
Air master an anime all about a heroine fighting guys, usually.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Nov 11 3:53
Thanks, added to my 'Want to watch' list.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 5 13:01
Very nice list. I agree with most of the films you've listed here especially So Close and Chocolate. Btw, there's one more Jeeja Yanin starrer, it's called Raging Phoenix. You might want to include that in your list. Although, IMO, Chocolate is a lot better. You've given me quite a few movies to check out like House of Fury and Painted Skin, so thanks. :) I see you've included animes as well... Noir totally rocks! :)
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 6 15:59
Thanks. I've got the Raging Phoenix Blu-ray and will certainly watch it, for the action, at least; its just not high on my list since I saw so many bad reviews for it. Moon Lee movies are what I'm most into at the moment.

If you liked Noir, I'll surely be adding Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009) to the list, which is by the same director. (Madlax I'd recommend as well, though less enthusiastically, and I'd pass on El Cazador de la bruja) I'm down to the last 2 episodes, and it gets more Noir-like at the end. There's a Blu-ray release this year, so you might wait for that, in case there are any good extras.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Aug 31 12:00
Thanks, I like your image choices. I am adding some at Rock em Sock em Babes.

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