Hulu’s new movie, The Princess, follows a brave heroine who defies society’s standards and refuses to marry the son of a diplomat. Joey King, who plays the nameless princess, tries to fight her way out of the castle after she was locked up in a tower.
The movie garnered negative reviews from critics, but King’s performance was praised. Her noteworthy acting as a female protagonist and incredible fighting skills were the consolation of the film. Just like The Princess, there are also remarkable movies with badass women in the lead. Here are some of the highly recommend films that fans of The Princess might like:
Dark Phoenix (2019)
This X-Men spinoff follows Jean Grey, portrayed by Sophie Turner, as she has been hit by a cosmic force that will make her even more powerful than before. In the Dark Phoenix, her team will try to protect her as she finds it difficult to control herself.
The film is more of a coming-of-age story as Jean tries to cope with her new abilities and learn more about her strengths. Like The Princess, Jean undergoes training to harness her newfound powers.
Atomic Blonde (2017)
The espionage thriller movie follows a deadly spy M16, played by Charlize Theron, as she goes on a dangerous mission. In the movie, M16 travels to the city to retrieve a file as the Berlin Wall is about to fall.
She has no powers, but she is very skilled in fighting and has a skill set as lethal as any weapon. Indeed, Theron’s character is a force to be reckoned with as she takes revenge for the murder of a friend.
Set in a futuristic epoch, Divergent follows young Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior, portrayed by Shailene Woodley, as she chooses her destiny among five factions. She was initially labeled as Abnegation, the selfless faction, but it turns out she belongs to two other factions.
This is called a Divergent, and people like her are not very welcome because they do not conform. Tris fights her way out of the totalitarian society and saves people like her.
Tomb Raider (2018)
The reboot of the popular franchise, Tomb Raider, was given another shot at showcasing the protagonist’s martial arts skills. Lara Croft, played by Alicia Vikander, goes on an epic mission to save her father, Lord Richard Croft, from a remote island.
Her intense training since childhood has helped her overcome obstacles and protect herself from threats. Despite negative critic reviews, Tomb Raider did well enough to warrant a sequel, but unfortunately, may not come any sooner.
Black Widow (2021)
Marvel Studios has introduced several badass women in the MCU, and Black Widow is amongst the first ones to join the franchise. She was first introduced in Phase One and has become a significant member of the Avengers.
In her solo movie, Black Widow, her origin story has been revealed, and like The Princess, she went under rigorous training. Natasha and the princess will do everything to get past their demons and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.