Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Angelina Jolie does such an amazing job portraying a character who shows strength, intelligence, and is in amazing physical shape. She defies the odds of being a dainty, feminine lead. Her role is simply kick-ass.
Lara Croft's dad was similar to mine, one who loved me when I was younger, but when I grew older he got more and more busy and into his work, not paying attention, and when he was found dead, Lara was sad but vowed to find what he was looking for. (Plot of rise of the tomb raider)