Television shows and movies that feature a motivating protagonist? Yes, please. That's why we partnered with
Supergirl on CBS for this post, rounding up the best leading ladies.
Looking to discover a new series that celebrates the strong and inspiring female protagonist? Or perhaps you'd rather rewatch a film with a valiant female lead? Either way, we've gone ahead and rounded up a solid group of tough-as-nails ladies who lead the way.
Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games
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Young Katniss Everdeen never accepts the fate of her dystopian home Panem. When her sister is selected as a tribute for the upcoming perilous Games, she immediately steps up and takes her place, set not only on surviving but also on eventually taking down corrupt President Snow.
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Kara Danvers in Supergirl
If you liked
The Devil Wears , then you'll connect with the 24-year-old main character in this new Fall show. While Kara caters to the needs of a demanding and powerful boss, she also happens to be a bit of a hero (turns out she's related to Superman). Prada
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Claire Underwood in House of Cards
Often rubbing those around her the wrong way, Claire Underwood has demonstrated time and time again where her solidarity lies: the Underwoods. She may not be honest to those around her, but she's often the lead in her house.
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Selina Meyer in Veep
This commander in chief is quite the juggler. She has proven she can manage to run the free world while her office remains in complete and utter chaos.
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Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife
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Alicia Florrick is the quintessential role model. After learning that her husband is having an affair, she returns to her career as an attorney, and as the dramatic series develops, so does her drive.
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Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity
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After a NASA mission goes terribly wrong midorbit, the biomedical engineer faces terrible odds and, just before giving up, finds the strength to rescue herself.
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More From Supergirl
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's
Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. Tune in Mondays at 8/7c on CBS.
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