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"Hear Me Roar!" ... My Top 10 Female Film Performances

G. Bowden "genejezkova"
 
Kill Bill, Volume 1 [DVD] [2003]
Kill Bill, Volume 1 [DVD] [2003]
"Between Uma's Bride and Lucy's O-Ren, you could easily come up with the new millennium's finest paragons of steely distaff grit and emotional reserve."
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Two Disc Ultimate Edition) [DVD] [1991]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Two Disc Ultimate Edition) [DVD] [1991]
"Ever the fan of kick-ass action heroines, Cameron offers former spouse Hamilton probably his most startling example, and the result is positively electric."
Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976]
Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976]
"Wronged by cruel classmates and a mentally-unstable mother, Spacek's tour-de-force exacts bloody retribution against all behind her suffering in spectacularly grisly style."
Pan's Labyrinth (2 Disc Set) [2006] [DVD]
Pan's Labyrinth (2 Disc Set) [2006] [DVD]
"Little Baquero and the ever-appealing Verdu carry Guillermo Del Toro's beautiful piece strikingly as they do battle against the evil powers seeking to oppress them."
The X Files - The Complete Collector's Edition [DVD]
The X Files - The Complete Collector's Edition [DVD]
"Without Anderson's superlative one-woman army of intelligence and resourcefulness, female TV characters today would generally be at a loss, never mind foolhardy Mulder!"
Gorillas In The Mist [1988] [DVD]
Gorillas In The Mist [1988] [DVD]
"Bringing to vivid life one of the most under-appreciated conservationists our world has beheld, Weaver's turn sticks to its guns more than tragically and commendably."
Tina - What's Love Got [DVD] [1993]
Tina - What's Love Got [DVD] [1993]
"Another real-life study of a troubled life, Bassett's exemplary portrayal of an entertainment icon comes dangerously close to lay claim as being as good as the real thing."
Transamerica [2005] [DVD]
Transamerica [2005] [DVD]
"Critics labelling Huffman's gorgeous performance here as self-conscious thesping are clearly missing the point of this moving character study of crossing indefinable boundaries."
Thelma & Louise (Special Edition) [DVD] [1991]
Thelma & Louise (Special Edition) [DVD] [1991]
"Davis and Sarandon being thrown together was always guaranteed to generate fireworks, yet their characters' journey beheld the birth of one of modern cinema's best double acts."
Spaced - Definitive Collectors' Edition [DVD]
Spaced - Definitive Collectors' Edition [DVD]
"Irredeemably flawed in so many ways, Hynes (nee Stevenson's) Daisy is the epitome of the anti-sitcom lead female character... and wins over our hearts all the better as a result!"