Watch: Kick-Ass Moments from TIME’s Favorite Teen Heroines

A look at cinematic moments that set the stage for the Hunger Games heroine to shine

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Katniss Everdeen isn’t the first awesome teen heroine to dominate the big screen. The past few decades of movies  have brought us a wide range of empowered young ladies — from Charlie Newton of Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt to Gabourey Sidibe’s title role in Precious — who face adversity with a steely strength. With the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire right around the corner, it looks like teen heroines are here to stay.