Saturday, June 10, 2023

List: Top 3 Female Comic Book Movie Characters

This week on Episode 316 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, we wanted to honor the female comic book movie characters that came before her. Despite it being obvious, it’s worth noting that “comic book” and “superhero” aren’t the be all end all when it comes to these characters. Superhero’s have dominated the film landscape when it comes to movies based off of comic books or graphic novels, but there are a lot more out there that made this list more expansive than what Marvel and DC have produced over the years. Either way, there are so many great female characters to consider here and we had fun talking about what makes them so memorable. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Adele – Blue is the Warmest Color
2) Laura – Logan
3) Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis


1) Enid – Ghost World
2) Selina Kyle – Batman Returns
3) Aunt May – Spider-Man 2

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Emma – Blue is the Warmest Color
Rita – Edge of Tomorrow
Hit Girl – Kick-Ass
Selina Kyle – The Dark Knight Rises
Valkyrie – Thor: Ragnarok
Pepper Potts – Iron Man
Black Widow – The Avengers
Scarlet Witch – The Avengers
Gamora – Guardians of the Galaxy
Lady Sif – Thor
Shuri / Nakia / Okoye – Black Panther
Wasp – Ant-Man & the Wasp
Ghost – Ant-Man & the Wasp
Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel
Domino – Deadpool 2
Rogue – X-Men
Storm – X-Men
Gwen Stacy – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Gwen Stacy – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman
Antiope – Wonder Woman
Doctor Poison – Wonder Woman
Barbarella – Barbarella
Ramona / Knives Chau / Kim Pine / Julie Powers – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Liz – Hellboy
Lorraine – Atomic Blonde
Mason – Snowpiercer
Cassandra Anderson – Dredd
Bobo / Klara – We are the Best!
Motoko Kusanagi – Ghost in the Shell
Minnie – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are, obviously, many more characters that we didn’t have time to mention that could possibly be on your list. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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