Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

Movie list

2014 (134 movies)

[[0]] '71 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 22 Jump St [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3 Days to Kill [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 300: Rise of an Empire [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A coup sur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Long Way Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Million Ways to Die in the West [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Most Wanted Man
[[1]] The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alles Inklusive [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alpha House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] As Above So Below [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Asian School Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Bag Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie: The Pearl Princess [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barefoot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Begin Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Belle [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blended [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boxtrolls [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brick Mansions [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Calvary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Camp Takota [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [40 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cesar Chavez [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chef [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dead Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dead Snow 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divergent  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Draft Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Drop [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Edge of Tomorrow [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ek Villain [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Expendables 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fields of the Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flowers in the Attic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frank [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Get On Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Giver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] God Help the Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Not Dead [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grace of Monaco [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [28 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hard Corner: Le Film
[[1]] Hector and the Search for Happiness [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Housebound [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hundred-Foot Journey [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I, Frankenstein [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Stay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Storm [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jersey Boys
[[1]] Jimmy's Hall
[[2]] Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La crème de la crème [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Legend of Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [39 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Let's Be Cops [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lies I Told My Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Life Of Riley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lizzie Borden Took An Ax [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maps to the Stars [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Maze Runner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Million Dollar Arm [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moms' Night Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Monuments Men  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Muppets Most Wanted [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Need for Speed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Noah [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Non-Stop [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Nosferatu In Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The November Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Obvious Child [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Obvious Child [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oculus [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The One I Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Other Woman [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our RoboCop Remake [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Pa Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Pirate Fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Planes: Fire & Rescue [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pompeii [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Praia do Futuro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pride [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Purge: Anarchy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?
[[3]] Queen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Quiet Roar [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ragamuffin [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ride Along [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rio 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Robocop [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Rover [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sabotage [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Skeleton Twins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Something, Anything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Starving in Suburbia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tammy [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] That Awkward Moment [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Transcendence [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Transformers: Age of Extinction [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Two Faces of January [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Under the Skin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vampire Academy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Veronica Mars [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Walk of Shame [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What We Do in the Shadows [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] When the Game Stands Tall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wicked Blood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Winter's Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wir sind die Neuen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Women Aren't Funny [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [27 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Yves Saint Laurent [1 comment(s) available]

2013 (66 movies)

[[3]] +1 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 2 Guns [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20 Feet from Stardom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 21 & Over [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 300 Worte Deutsch
[[2]] 42 [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 47 Ronin [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Field in England [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Good Day to Die Hard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Haunting at Silver Falls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Talking Cat!?! [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About Time [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Admission [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] After Earth [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afternoon Delight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Cheerleaders Die
[[0]] All is Lost [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amiche da morire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An Easter Bunny Puppy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] And Now a Word from Our Sponsor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angélique [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Are You Here [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ass Backwards
[[3]] At Middleton [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] August: Osage County [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Austenland [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Words [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Baggage Claim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beautiful Creatures [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before Midnight [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Behind the Candelabra [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Beneath [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Best Friends Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Best Man Holiday
[[3]] Best Night Ever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Big Wedding [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birdemic 2: The Resurrection [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blackfish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bling Ring [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Is the Warmest Color  [4 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Jasmine [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Ruin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book Thief [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bounty Killer [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Boy and the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Call [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Camille Claudel 1915 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Battle: Legacy War [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain Phillips [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carrie [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Casse-tete chinois [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Clear History [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Closed Circuit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Colony [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Computer Chess [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Concussion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Congress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Contracted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Counselor [9 comment(s) available]
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About

The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. The test was popularized by Alison Bechdel's comic Dykes to Watch Out For, in a 1985 strip called The Rule. For a nice video introduction to the subject please check out The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies on feministfrequency.com.

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Recent activity

Currently 5443 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-09-19 22:39: [[3]] Maps to the Stars (2014)
2014-09-19 21:48: [[3]] Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)
2014-09-19 15:57: [[3]] Caos (2001)
2014-09-19 07:05: [[0]] Another Country (1984)
2014-09-19 04:37: [[3]] The Brass Teapot (2012)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-09-20 17:42: [[1]] Ex Drummer (2007)
2014-09-20 16:45: [[3]] Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)
2014-09-20 14:13: [[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
2014-09-20 12:39: [[1]] The Riot Club (2014)
2014-09-20 12:30: [[3]] Lugen (2014)

The list

The list you see to the left of this text consists of an icon with the result of the tests (explained below), the title (clicking it will take you to its details page, where you can find the reviews and comments) and finally two optional icons, also explained below. Clicking the icon before the title will take you to the movie's IMDb page.

For the sake of practicality, I've taken the liberty to read the first criterion as only named female characters counting.

There are currently 5443 movies listed. Some stats and graphs are available. Be sure to check out Ten graphics on the Bechdel test on Reddit for more graphs.

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Links

About the Bechdel test

DTWOF: The Blog about The Rule

Wikipedia: Bechdel test

The Bechdel Test: What It Is, And Why It Matters

TV Tropes Wiki: Bechdels Rule

A New Rating System for Movies

Articles

The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood's Exclusion of Women

The Female Character Flowchart

Memo to all women: No half for you in Hollywood

Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test

Remember when I said they teach you not to write screenplays with women as leads?

Cartoons are more than just entertainment

The 'Bechdel Rule,' Defining Pop-Culture Character

Review sites

Feminist Review

Bechdel and Me

No, Kissing in the Rain Is Not Acceptable

Women & Hollywood

pop!goesalicia

A Feminist Critique of Animation

Women's Studies Database ♀ Film Reviews


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