Seems like Disney’s Maleficent is having a sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Fans cannot wait to see the villainous protagonist fairy show off her wings again in the big screen. Angelina Jolie has received quite the recognition for her exquisite portrayal of Maleficent, seems like no other actress can compare.

Angelina Jolie is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses of Hollywood. She has established that she is an A-list actress by being one of Hollywoods most sought out action stars. Her fierce features, sexuality, and undoubted beauty make her perfect for femme fatale roles and just badass characters. In this article, we have listed our top picks for Angelina Jolie’s most badass roles.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

The live adaptation of this popular video game made way to cement Angelina Jolie’s reputation as one of the best action stars of Hollywood. The movie seemed crazy at some times but it sure was entertaining to watch Lara Croft beat up some bad guys while doing crazy stunts. One of the best scenes in this film was when she had to singlehandedly protect her home from armed commandos. She had dodge bullets, kick ass, all while in a bungee.

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This sequel even had Jolie doing more badass stunts than in the first one. Seems like ara Croft is too comfortable with ropes, she had to rappel down a cliff invertedly, all while dodging bullets and shooting bad guys. Another ridiculous yet entertaining as hell scene even included her punching a shark in the face. Would you imagine that?

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

This movie became famous for what happened behind the scenes for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but that is another story. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a very entertaining love action thriller that showed Brangelina’s natural chemistry. Angelina Jolie as Jane Smith is one of the best femme fatale roles in Hollywood history. She is such a badass woman! There is one scene where you can see her jump of a building with just what seems to be a “bungee cord bag”. When she landed she hailed a cab effortlessly like nothing even happened.


Wanted is one of the best films where Angelina Jolie starred in. Her roles as Fox highlighted her acting prowess, sexuality, and badassery. The movie received a lot of praise for having some of the most stylish action sequences, and we have Jolie to thank for that. The film is full of curving bullets, smart killing tactics, master assassins, and more. One of the best scenes is specifically the car chase, where Fox saves the Wesley Gibson by whisking him away in her red Viper, just seconds away from getting hit by a truck.


Angelina Jolie continued to prove that she is the top actress for action films with her role in the movie Salt. She plays the role of a CIA agent that is accused of being a Russian spy. What’s great about the movie is not only the great stunts but also the character arc of her role. As you watch it, you would continue to ask yourself what truly is her motive.