Female Action Movies to Watch this Weekend

18 March 2021
10 best female action movies to watch when the M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly Pop-Up channel launches this weekend.
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These movies are a must-see for anyone who loves kickass women as much as M-Net Movies does.

On Friday 19 March, fans of kickass women are in for the thrill of a lifetime. To help you get your M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly pop-channel experience off to an exciting start, we have compiled a list of ten of the best female action movies to watch from Friday evening to Sunday. These include female assassins seeking revenge, super-powered women saving a world in dire need of a saviour, and ordinary women overcoming bad guys.

Friday 19 March at 18:10
Zoe Saldana packs a punch in this sly crime drama about a girl who turns into a stone-cold assassin to find and kill the man responsible for her parents' murder.

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Friday 19 March at 20:00
The creator of The Professional and Lucy, Luc Besson, delivers his brand of powerful, stylised action with deadly precision. This story follows the chaos left by a lethal government assassin.

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Atomic Blonde 
Friday 19 March at 22:00
Oscar-winner Charlize Theron is a master assassin in this brutal spy thriller in which an MI6 agent is sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow operative during the Cold War.

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Friday 19 March at 23:55
The director of Traffic leads tough MMA star Gina Carano in a tense thriller that follows a skilled female operative working to exact revenge on those who double-crossed her.

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The Hunger Games 
Saturday 20 March at 11:15
Based on the wildly popular young adult novels, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence stars as a fierce young woman who saves her sister by taking her place in a game of death.

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Captain Marvel
Saturday 20 March at 20:00
Oscar-winner Brie Larson makes a strong entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this heroic origin story of Carol Danvers, a superhuman caught in the middle of a galactic war.

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Saturday 20 March at 22:05
Oscar-winner Halle Berry demonstrates her talents in this fantasy film based on a comic book character. An ordinary woman inherits cat-like abilities and is quickly drawn into the criminal underworld.

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Resident Evil: Extinction 
Saturday 20 March at 23:50
Milla Jovovich is back for another instalment in this action-horror franchise which sees Alice join survivors of the zombie apocalypse as they fight their way through the Nevada desert in the hopes of reaching Alaska.

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Snow White and the Huntsman 
Sunday 21 March at 18:25
Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are locked in a battle between good and evil as an evil queen seeks the life of a princess to remain immortal.

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Sunday 21 March at 20:30
In this gripping spy thriller, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a woman who goes on the run and uses all her skills to stay one step ahead of the CIA after she is accused of being a Russian spy.

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DStv Premium customers can watch this exciting new pop-up channel until Sunday 4 April. Customers with DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family, and Access can watch the pop-up channel through the DStv Add Movies offering.

All movies from the pop-up channel's library will be available to Catch Up with DStv using any connected device until Tuesday 4 May.

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