It's such a rare sight seeing tough gals in movies. When such characters are developed and/or performed well, I always celebrate.

Here goes:

  1. Viola Davies as the mayor (Law Abiding Citizen)
  2. Antje Traue as second-in-command of Zod (Man of Steel)
  3. Julianne Moore as FBI agent (Next)
  4. Michael Hyatt as detective (Nightcrawler)