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Monday Movie Meme – Heroines

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Time for a little “Girl Power!” There are leading ladies, love interests, eye candy and comediennes – but my favorite roles for actresses are those who take charge and get things done. I’m talking Heroines. Here are our choices for ladies we’d want on our side. Share on your blog women characters from film who know how to save the day, linking back at The Bumbles.
Here are few of my favorite take charge movie heroines
1.  I’ll take Ripley from Alien (1979) in a scrape.  Any scrape.  This woman is tough and smart.  A deadly combination.
2. Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs (1991) is another tough cookie who relies on her smarts to catch the bad guy, but knows her way around guns too.
3. Yu Shu Lien from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) is a woman I would like to be friends with and have with me in a fight. 
4. Vianne from Chocolat (2000) uses a more subtle way to bring about change and she does it without changing herself.  This is more how I operate 😉  Oh, and she ends up with Johnny Depp.
5. Chris from Adventures in Babysitting (1987) is my sentimental choice and I always have to include at least one 80’s movie.  I did a little babysitting back in the day and always hoped for a little excitement, but I’m pretty sure I would not have fared as well as Chris did!
Do you have a favorite movie heroine?

June 28, 2010 - Posted by | 4 Star Books, Monday Movie Meme |


  1. I saw most of Alien – the rest I watch through my fingers. I didn’t even attempt to watch The Silence of the Lambs because I knew I couldn’t handle it.

    Comment by bermudaonion | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • Then the last 2 should be right up your alley. No blood or violence 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. You picked one of my favorites – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragons. You always remind me of a movie I should see again.

    Comment by Margot | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • It was visually stunning.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  3. good movie thank you

    Comment by Lenfosit88 | June 28, 2010 | Reply

  4. Adventures in Babysitting is a good classic to remember! That was hillarious! I agree about strong women though. A couple that come to mind for me are Changeling and Iron Jawed Angels (this one is about Alice Paul and I think all women should watch it!).

    Comment by Jo-Jo | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve never heard of Iron Jawed Angels. I’ll have to look for it.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  5. Yay for Ripley! Along with Sarah Connor, Ripley stays in my memory as a butt-kicking woman.

    Comment by Trisha | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I forgot about Sarah Connor, probably because I’ve only seen one ofthe Terminator movies.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  6. Adventures in Babysitting – what a little gem of a movie! That takes me back.

    Comment by StephanieD | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I wondered if anyone would remember it 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  7. Such great characters all of them!!! 😀

    Comment by Staci | June 28, 2010 | Reply

  8. I really like your choices!

    Comment by Jenners | June 28, 2010 | Reply

  9. LOL Kathy, It took me a few times before I could watch Silence without my hands on my face. Now it is a favorite movie.

    Comment by Nise' | June 28, 2010 | Reply

    • It is creepy, right?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  10. Wow – I LOVE your choice of Adventures In Babysitting! I always look forward to your 80’s inclusions – such memory lane strolls ;0)

    Comment by Bumbles | June 29, 2010 | Reply

    • I try to represent the 80’s 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  11. I really need to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I love Adventures in Babysitting!

    Comment by Lindsey | June 29, 2010 | Reply

    • I hope you like it. It is different from any other movie you’ve seen and the women kick butt!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  12. Yu Shu Lien is cool. I have to think about this too 🙂

    Comment by Veens | June 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Loved her!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  13. I can’t believe I didn’t think of Vianne! One of my favorite characters and movies! Great list, Stacy!

    Comment by Susan | July 1, 2010 | Reply

    • I need to see Chocolat again. Such a charming movie.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 1, 2010 | Reply

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