As the reviews for Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch' come rolling in (you can read Todd Gilchrist's take on it over here) the movie about a young girl who creates a fantasy world to escape from her dark reality got us thinking. Babydoll, played by Emily Browning, is the lead player whose sanity is in question. She empowers herself with a team of ass-kicking friends to help her find her way through things. Girl gangs who buck the system and take control aren't a new phenomenon, but as Moviefone's Gary Susman asked the other day, "Why aren't there more movies like this?"

It'd be an easy task to come up with a list of male-dominated movies where groups of guys bond through a shared experience -- some through the trauma and exhilaration of violence, and some that actually manage to be meaningful. The female spectrum of films like this does exist -- and while some revolve around a romantic plotline, others are just about a bunch of woman trying to find themselves and beating incredible odds to do it. Whether the gang arrives at that juncture through an exploitation, comedy, or documentary lens isn't as important as the journey. Here are seven films that take a variety of approaches and kick some serious ass along the way.
9 to 5
In Theaters on December 19th, 1980

Secretaries (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton) force the kidnapped boss to change. Read More

The Craft
In Theaters on May 3rd, 1996

L.A. teens (Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell) strike back at tormentors with witchcraft. Read More

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In Theaters on August 23rd, 1996

A mysterious outsider urges schoolgirls to retaliate against the teacher who sexually abuses them. Read More

Hell on Wheels
Not Yet Rated2007
In Theaters on June 12th, 2007

In 2001 a group of Texas women decide to resurrect the sport of roller derby. Read More

Sucker Punch
Based on 29 critics

Locked away, a girl (Emily Browning) finds freedom from her dark reality in a fantasy world. Read More

Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent
In Theaters on January 1st, 2008

A veteran soldier (DMX) must kill a monstrous serpent that has a taste for human blood. Read More

Charlie's Angels
Based on 34 critics

Three detectives (Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu) try to rescue a computer pro. Read More

Heroic Trio
In Theaters on May 1st, 1994

Superheroines (Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh) battle a Chinese fiend. Read More