There is just something oddly satisfying about watching women in movies stomp all over those that underestimate them. It’s just cathartic. After all, society frowns on curb-stomping jerks, no matter how badly they deserve it. But on film, even Waif-Fu [Warning: TV Tropes rabbit hole at link] is forgiven if the heroine in question takes enough levels in badass.

Supercut aficionado Clara Darko poured over sixty-one films from 2012 and earlier, she created a massive action chick montage. From Ripley and Sarah Connor to Trinity and Leeloo Dallas, these ladies are comfortable putting their enemies on the ground via guns, blades, or plain old hand-to-hand combat.

Action Women Movie Montage from ClaraDarko on Vimeo.

[Via AV Club]

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