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10 best female action movies to watch on M-Net Movies’ Pretty Deadly Pop-up channel this weekend


In celebration of women’s month, M-Net is showing a collection of movies featuring badass women this March.

On Friday, 19 March, fans of kickass women are in for the thrill of a lifetime. To help you get your M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly pop-channel experience off to an exciting start, M-Net Movies has compiled a list of ten of the best female action movies to watch from Friday evening to Sunday. These include female assassins seeking revenge, super-powered women saving a world in dire need of a saviour, and ordinary women overcoming bad guys.

Colombiana on Friday, 19 March, at 5:10pm

Zoe Saldana packs a punch in this sly crime drama about a girl who turns into a stone-cold assassin to find and kill the man responsible for her parents’ murder.

 Anna on Friday, 19 March, at 7pm

The creator of The Professional and Lucy, Luc Besson, delivers his brand of powerful, stylised action with deadly precision. Follows the chaos left by a lethal government assassin.

I, Tonya on Friday, 19 March, at 9pm

Margot Robbie gives a mind-blowing performance in this riveting true story that follows the life, trials, triumphs, and fall of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding.

Haywire on Friday, 19 March, at 10:55pm

The director of Traffic leads tough MMA star Gina Carano in a tense thriller that follows a skilled female operative working to exact revenge on those who double-crossed her.

The Hunger Games on Saturday, 20 March, at 10:15am

Based on the wildly popular young adult novels, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a fierce young woman who saves her sister by taking her place in a game of death.

Captain Marvel on Saturday, 20 March, at 7pm

Oscar-winner Brie Larson makes a strong entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this heroic origin story of Carol Danvers, a superhuman caught in the middle of a galactic war.

Catwoman on Saturday, 20 March, at 9:05pm

Halle Berry demonstrates her talents in this fantasy film based on a comic book character. An ordinary woman inherits cat-like abilities and is quickly drawn into the criminal underworld.

Resident Evil: Extinction on Saturday, 20 March, at 10:50pm

Milla Jovovich is back for another action-horror film which sees Alice join survivors of the zombie apocalypse as they fight their way through the Nevada desert in the hopes of reaching Alaska.

Snowman and the Huntsman on Sunday, 21 March, at 5:25pm

Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are locked in a battle between good and evil as an evil queen seeks the life of a princess to remain immortal.

Salt on Sunday, 21 March, at 7:30pm

In this gripping spy thriller, Oscar winner Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a woman who goes on the run and uses all her skills to stay one step ahead of the CIA after she is accused of being a Russian spy.

DStv Premium customers can watch all these movies and more on the exciting new pop-up channel from today, March 19 till Sunday, April 4. Download the DStv app for free from Google Play Store or iOS App Store or visit

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