In this, the year of our lord Captain Marvel, it's still kind of surprising that action movies are seen as a genre not only dominated by male characters, but primarily sought out by female audiences. Wonder Woman broke box office records, Kill Bill remains a beloved cinema classic, and Hanna was such a cult favorite that it got its own spin-off Amazon series just this year.
And yet, some men are just gonna men. So in order to prove definitively that women not only kick butt in the action genre but also draw big ol' audiences across the gender spectrum to see them do it, here's a list of the 23 best action movies of all time that happen to star strong female characters. You're welcome, society.