We’re obviously into girl power here at Gurl, which is why we go bananas when movies feature girls who are independent and fierce. The problem is that there aren’t enough tough girls in movies, but that’s changing with more of our favorite YA series being adapted into movies.
I mean, we’re all the heroines in our own lives but sometimes it’d be awesome to be as fearless as our favorite movie tough girls:
Our heroine in The Mortal Instruments gets thrown into the world of Shadowhunters when her mom is attacked and taken by demons. Clary finds out about her lineage and ventures to find her mom, kicking butt and taking names along the way.
DUH. The Girl On Fire is one of the best movie tough girls ever. She not only sacrifices herself to save her sister but she also rejects the ideas by the oppressive government and plays by her own rules.
Hermione punched Draco Malfoy in the face, time traveled to take more classes like a BOSS and basically figures everything out for Harry so he can defeat Lord Voldemort. Homegirl is the smartest and toughest witch around.
Merida doesn’t want to give up her life to settle for some loveless marriage. She wants to determine her own fate. She accidentally turns her mom into a bear and goes through leaps and bounds to change her back all while sticking to her beliefs and ripping some mean arrows.
When her injured father is called back to war, Mulan takes his armor and pretends to be a guy in order to fight in his place. She may be deceiving everyone, but she SAVES HER COUNTRY.
Rebellious teen Haley is sent back to her gymnast roots after getting into some serious legal trouble. She’s talented and fearless so when she remembers how unfair the scoring system is at Nationals, she takes matters into her own hands. She and the other girls mess with the system to ensure that the best girls win.
Hit-Girl is an 11-year-old vigilante who befriends Kick-Ass, a self-made superhero. She is a young assassin, trained by her father Big Daddy. Hit-Girl helps Kick-Ass learn how to be a superhero while he teaches her to be a teenage girl.
Who are your favorite movie tough girls? Tell us in the comments!
This post is written in partnership with Sony and The Mortal Instruments, out in theaters tomorrow!