In case you're wondering, a Final Girl is the last character standing in a horror film. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dimension Films / Via ScreamTrilogy Basically, it's all the badass characters in horror movies who aren't afraid to stand up to the person/thing killing everyone they love. So, in no particular order, here are 19 Final Girls who can help us all channel our inner badass. 1. Julie James, I Know What You Did Last Summer Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Columbia Pictures Portrayed by: Jennifer Love HewittJulie managed to kick some serious ass (knocking a guy off a boat, for starters) while still maintaining her sweet, innocent charm. Also, how can we forget her memorable, "What are you waiting for?!" line? Iconic. 2. Alice, Resident Evil Constantin Film Portrayed by: Milla JovovichAlice is an unstoppable force of nature so it's no surprise she's lived to kick ass in every Resident Evil movie out there. From killing someone with just a look to knowing a machine gun like the back of her hand, Alice is someone you definitely want on your team. 3. Sydney Prescott, Scream Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dimension Films Portrayed by: Neve CampbellTo say Sydney's been through a lot would be the understatement of the year. Her half-brother murdered her mom, her college sweetheart was murdered, and even her own cousin tried to murder her! 4. Alice Hardy, Friday the 13th Paramount Pictures Portrayed by: Adrienne KingEarly on in the film, Alice had her wits about her. She knew how to talk to the killer, which led to her victory in the end. 5. Erin Harson, You're Next Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lionsgate Portrayed by: Sharni VinsonErin grew up in a survivalist compound, so of course she raised hell against the villain, who is actually her boyfriend. I'd be pissed if she wasn't the final girl in this movie. 6. Maggie Blaire, Cassidy Tappan, and Ellie Morris, Sorority Row Summit Entertainment Portrayed by (left to right): Caroline D'Amore, Briana Evigan and Rumer WillisWhile male final girls are rare, more than one girl standing at the end of horror movie is even rarer. Props to these tough cookies for lasting till the end. 7. Erin, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 remake) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema Portrayed by: Jessica BielWho doesn't love a good remake? Erin was tough, smart and quick - three traits every final girl needs in order to survive. Did I mention she was quick? Girl can RUN. 8. Jesse Walsh, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge New Line Cinema Portrayed by: Mark PattonYes, male "final girls" pop up from time to time and Jesse is no exception. While his strength didn't show until much later in the film, he was still victorious in the final showdown with Freddy Krueger. 9. Dana Polk, The Cabin in the Woods Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lionsgate Portrayed by: Kristin ConnollyDana took what is probably one of the most brutal beatings by a villain in horror movie history. On top of that, she was nearly mauled by a werewolf and somehow STILL made it to the end. Sure, the world may have ended, but she's still a Final Girl. And you know it. 10. Natalie Simon, Urban Legend TriStar Pictures Portrayed by: Alicia WittNatalie was always one step ahead of the masked killer and quickly figured out what was actually happening. Thank goodness she didn't end up like an urban legend like all her friends. 11. Nancy Thompson, A Nightmare on Elm Street Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema Portrayed by: Heather LangenkampNancy Thompson needs no introduction. A legend in terms of horror characters, Nancy beat Krueger not once, but TWICE. Bam. 12. Chris Washington, Get Out Universal Pictures Portrayed by: Daniel KaluuyaWhen it comes to Chris Washington, only one thought comes to mind: Always go with your gut. Chris had the feeling that something was off the entire movie and while he may have found out too late, he still kicked some major ass. 13. Madison "Maddie" Young, Hush Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix Portrayed by: Kate SiegelAs a deaf woman, Maddie faces a unique set of challenges in surviving a horror film. At one point, she strategically plans out her escape, going as far as to include routes in which she knew she'd die. So. badass. 14. Mia Allen, Evil Dead Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF TriStar Pictures Portrayed by: Jane LevyMia is the epitome of a Final Girl. After becoming one of the most vicious demons to grace the big screen, she became reacquainted with her human form, cut off her own hand, and STILL managed to survive. 15. Kelli Presley, Black Christmas Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dimension Films Portrayed by: Katie CassidyKelli literally saw all of her sorority sisters and house mother get butchered, so a defibrillator to the killer's face is only fitting. 16. Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, Jennifer's Body Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox Portrayed by: Amanda SeyfriedTrue to her name, Needy was the ~needy~ best friend of main character/villain Jennifer Check. After she finds out Jennifer isn't as sweet as everyone thinks, Needy literally stabs Jennifer in the heart. Classic. 17. Sally Hardesty, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bryanston Pictures Portrayed by: Marilyn BurnsSally is one of the first characters to be dubbed a Final Girl. After being bound, tortured, and nearly killed several times, Sally manages to escape, though we're not sure she's completely sane by the end of it. 18. Laurie Strode, Halloween Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Compass International Portrayed by: Jamie Lee CurtisEven if you don't know horror, chances are you've heard of Laurie Strode. Sister of Michael Myers, Laurie's kicked his ass not once, not twice, but THREE times. A true horror queen.And she's coming back in 2018! 19. Max Cartwright, The Final Girls Stage 6 Films Portrayed by: Taissa FarmigaIn a nod to all '80s horror, Max joins her mom in a fictional world to face off against Billy Murphy (think Jason). Using her mom's techniques, Max outsmarts Billy several times and becomes a Final Girl in her own right. We're still waiting on the sequel.