As Hollywood becomes more diverse, audiences are being treated to some truly great 2021 movies that feature female leads. These movies also span across all genres including comedies, action, horror, and dramas. Especially as more tragic stories of mistreatment in Hollywood come to light it has become increasingly important to tell stories from a woman’s perspective. Look for movies on this list that elevate female voices with strong women in the lead roles.
If you are asking yourself, what are some of the best strong female lead movies this year? Some good examples include Promising Young Woman, French Exit, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and The Reckoning. Disney animation’s Raya and the Last Dragon also promises to be a great movie for women of all ages.
Now it is up to you to decide which of these female lead movies are the best of 2021? Vote up your favorites below and vote down any 2021 movie with a female lead or leads that you feel miss the mark.
Pieces of a Woman
Pieces of a Woman is a 2020 drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean Carson (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife, who faces charges of criminal negligence
Shadow in the Cloud
Shadow in the Cloud is a 2020 New Zealand action horror film directed by Roseanne Liang. A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence aboard the flight