Movies can do so much for us. They can make us laugh, they can make us cry, they can see us through gut-wrenching breakups. If we look back on pretty much every phase of our lives, there's always a movie that can take we can single out as a lifesaver.
Maybe movies are so important because they have the ability to inspire and empower. Nowadays, we're turning to films more and more to make us feel good — and more than that, to make us feel like we can take control in this crazy world. Thank God we have so many kickass female characters to look up to.
Whenever we're in need of a little cinematic girl power, these fictional characters are our heroes.
Updated by Sarah Long on 9/13/17.