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50 Essential Movies About Exhilaratingly Bad Women

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is a three-hour epic featuring a number of debaucheries committed by the men who rule the country’s financial institutions. While the film has sparked debate over its depiction of drugs and sex, many critics have complained of its lack of a feminine perspective. If you’re looking for the chance to see female characters going head-to-head with their devious male counterparts, you’ll likely have to skip Scorsese’s latest picture. The good news, however, is that cinema has a long history of devious women and femmes fatales, as seen in these 50 movies. Here are some of the most notorious and downright thrilling bad women in movie history.

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Russ Meyer’s most famous film, Faster, Pussycat! follows three wild women with a penchant for fast cars and murder.