10 Actresses That Totally Stole Action Movies From Their Male Co-Stars

Tessa Thompson In 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Tessa  Thompson

Starring as Valkyrie, a disgraced Asgardian who is a drunk and spends her days working for The Grandmaster. Yet when Asgard needs to be saved later in the film, she rises to the occasion and fought vigorously.

Keira Knightley In 'Pirates of the Caribbean

Keira Knightley

Elizabeth Swann may not be as showy as Jack Sparrow, but is truly the beating heart of the film. At first she appears to be the princess that needs rescuing, she ends up doing a lot of the rescuing herself.

Evangeline Lilly In 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' 

Evangeline Lilly

Hope Van Dyne managed to set up the stage for her character arc as well as her father's , which was immensely gratifying to see while making an interesting story at the side!

Rebecca Ferguson In 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Rebecca Ferguson

An MI6 agent, Rebecca is tasked to go undercover into the evil Syndicate. While there, Rebecca befriends Ethan Hunt and attempts to help him clear his name and really gets a chance to show her action star talent in a knife fight towards the end of the film.

Dafne Keen In 'Logan'

Dafne Keen

Logan works as a sendoff to X-Men mainstays like Hugh Jackman while functioning simultaneously as a warm welcome for Dafne Keen as Laura. Keen  portrayed a nearly feral child for most of the film's runtime. Her fighting throughout the movie is incredible saving Logan's life almost every time.

Karen Gillan In 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'  

Karen Gillan

Gillan's exceptional performance of the film is her dance-fighting scene, wherein the awkward high schooler has to learn to use her special ability of dance-fighting. An iconic moment where a character comes into their element and fights amazingly.

Charlize Theron In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' 

Charlize Theron

This movie is known for its male cast but it's Theron Furiosa who is the outstanding feature. A leader in Joe's army and the driving force of the film , Theron  breaks Joe's five wives out of their lives of servitude and escapes with them.

Linda Hamilton In 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' 

Linda Hamilton

The real definition of "cool" remains unmatched to Sarah Connor, and that includes the Terminator. Unsure of how to protect her son. In Terminator 2, on the other hand, she was prepared for the return of killer robots, and she is now more than capable of handling herself.

Michelle Rodriguez In 'Furious 7' 

Michelle Rodriguez

One of the most important members of the Walker-Diesel ensemble is Letty, who takes center stage for one of the best fight scenes in Furious 7. She looks like a ninja as she takes out three guards in a three-on-one fight, and then faces off against Ronda Rousey herself.

Emily Blunt In 'Edge of Tomorrow'  

Emily Blunt

Acting as Sergeant Rita Vrataski, Blunt steps in the Cage to discover cause of the time loop Cruise is a part of, and trains him to be a better, adept fighter. Not a typical Blunt-role, but she executed it to perfection.