10 Remarkably Intriguing Women Spies on the Big and Small Screen
Posted on June 30, 2019
by April S
Traditionally, female roles in action movies and/or spy stories have been cast as secondary characters to their male counterparts. But not always.
The main female characters in the selections below are strong, confident, intelligent and simply amazing spies. Women take center stage in these thrilling spy movies and television programs full of action and adventure.
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In this international spy thriller, Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that thrusts her into a treacherous espionage game between Russia and the CIA.
Genres: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Naomi Watts and Sean Penn
A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed.
Creators: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj
Agent Peggy Carter’s life takes an unexpected turn when she is contacted by Howard Stark and given a mission to find those who accused Stark of releasing weapons of mass destruction. With the help of Stark’s butler, Jarvis, Peggy must secretly find and destroy the lost weapons to clear the Stark name.
Featured Image Credit: Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay.
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