In the Terminator series, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) is a young woman who finds herself pursued by a relentless Terminator android sent from the future. Over the course of the movies, she develops from a damsel in distress to a hardened bad-ass who’s prepared to take on all comers.
In Dredd, Madeline Madrigal (Lena Headey) works her way up the dystopian Peach Trees apartment complex, killing her pimp and becoming the resident kingpin Ma-Ma. Through her violent gang, she controls every inch of Peach Trees and uses it to manufacture drugs.
Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) doesn’t let the fact that she’s a woman stop her from vying for the throne in Game of Thrones. She manipulates the men around her and when they no longer serve useful or pose a threat, she has no problem disposing of them. She has a special love for her family, except for her younger brother Tyrion Lannister, who she is constantly plotting against.