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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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