6 Streaming Movies with Iconic Female Characters: From ‘Harold and Maude’ to ‘Kill Bill’

Movie poster

This week, we bring you 6 streaming movies that have iconic female characters. Girl power!

Sometimes all I want to do is chill and watch a killer chick stick it to some brute. Whenever a strong female character in a film uses her brain, strength or words to persevere, it makes me think, “heck, yeah. That’s a woman to admire.”

Streaming for free on Netflix

1. “Silence of the Lambs”: Clarice Starling may merely be an FBI trainee, but she is tough enough to work with Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal. This classic film will make for a creepy evening but will remind you that: Yes, women truly can handle everything that’s thrown at them.

2. “Charade”: Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn), a widower, finds out that her deceased husband was a spy. After she gets this dreadful news she soon finds out that the thing that got him killed is on her person. After discovering this intriguing news, she has to navigate amongst various men who are after what her husband left behind, but who can she trust? Her smarts and wily attitude help her navigate the dangerous landscape in this must-see classic.

Streaming for free on Amazon Prime

3. and 4. “Kill Bill” volumes one and two: “Kill Bill” one and two are filled with amazing female characters who are smart and every bit as dangerous as the boys. Both films follow the Bride, played by Uma Thurman, as she avenges the death of her loved ones. In each film she takes down deadly assassins to get to get to her former boss, Bill.

Streaming on HuluPlus

5. “Guarding Tess“: Tess is a stringent and stubborn former first lady who gets along with no one. Well, almost no one. Tess has taken a strange shine to one of her reluctant bodyguards. Watch as the the duo’s strange friendship blossoms in some very unexpected, but sweet, ways.

Streaming on Vudu

6. “Harold and Maude“: Harold is a young man who is totally over the world and fantasizes about the sweet release of death. Good thing he meets Maude, a much older woman who shows him all the wonderful things that life has to offer. Truth be told, Maude is probably one of the best female characters ever written. This one is a must watch. Rent this beautiful love story for as low as $2.99.

Related on EcoSalon

88bikes’ Asha 2012 Program: Empowering Girls with Bicycles

40 Quotes About Feminism

10 Real-Life Women Superheroes

Image: Caspy2003

Abbie Stutzer

Writer, editor, and owner of Ginchy!, a freelance writing and editing company, and home funeral hub. Adores smart sex ed, sustainable ag, spooky history, women's health, feminism, horror, wine, and sci-fi.