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.
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The Craft
In Theaters on 1996

After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift... Read More

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In Theaters on August 23, 1996

Five high school girls turn the tables on a teacher who makes sexual advances, but the principal punishes... Read More

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Charlie's Angels
Based on 34 critics

A trio of elite private investigators armed with the latest in high-tech tools, high-performance vehicles,... Read More

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The Heroic Trio
In Theaters on May 1, 1994

In Hong Kong, babies are being kidnapped by the Invisible Woman (Michelle Yeoh) for the Evil Master (Yee... Read More

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9 to 5
Based on 12 critics

Office satire about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss... Read More

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Hell on Wheels
In Theaters on June 12, 2007

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

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Sucker Punch
Based on 29 critics

Locked away, a young woman named Babydoll (Emily Browning) retreats to a fantasy world where she is free... Read More

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Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent
In Theaters on 2008

Loving husband Alan Cade (Louis Herthum) is shattered when his wife is killed in a hit-and-run accident.... Read More