The Girl: Princess Atta & Dot, A Bug’s Life (1998)
Why They're Great: Yeah, she’s a Princess. But Atta is still in line to rule her entire colony and she barely tolerates the slack-planning Flik (Dave Foley) before he returns to save the place. And even when he does, she’s right there helping out.
Oh, and she’s voiced by Seinfeld’s Julia Louis Dreyfuss, so she’s funny with it.
Dot, meanwhile, is a kick-ass, adventure-hungry sprite with a take-no-crap attitude. What young girl wouldn’t want to be like her?
Except for the short lifespan of an insect, of course.
How It Would've Been Different If They Were A Bloke: Atta would long have overthrown Phyllis Diller’s elderly queen in a blood-fuelled coup.
When Hopper and co turn up, Atta would launch an all-out attack, resulting in massive ant casualties, turning the movie into a metaphor for the Iraq War and giving American windbag pundits something to talk about for months.
It would still be better than Antz. Eat it, Woody Allen.