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

2020 (38 movies)

[[3]] 18 Presents
[[3]] All the Bright Places [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Boys For Life
[[3]] Birds of Prey
[[3]] Blow the Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emma. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extraction
[[0]] Greyhound
[[3]] The Half of It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The High Note [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Honey Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horse Girl
[[3]] The Hunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Invisible Man
[[0]] The last days of american crime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Like a Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Living Aims [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lost Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Methodists [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minari
[[3]] My Spy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Never Rarely Sometimes Always [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Never Ricking Rick
[[3]] The Old Guard
[[3]] Onward [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Palm Springs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Platzspitzbaby [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Rhythm Section [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scoob [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shirley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stargirl
[[1]] Tout simplement noir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trolls World Tour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Turning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Veil [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]

2019 (162 movies)

[[0]] 1917 [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 7500 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dog's Journey [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Abominable [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ad Astra [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Aeronauts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aladdin [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alita: Battle Angel [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Be My Maybe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Woman
[[3]] Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anna [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle Comes Home
[[3]] Anya [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Art of Racing in the Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Article 15 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bacurau [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Education [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Begotten III: Jesus Wept [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bombshells and Dollies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Booksmart [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brightburn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brittany Runs A Marathon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Can You Keep A Secret? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Canceled
[[3]] Captain Marvel [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cats [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Charlie's Angels [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clementine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Close [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cold Pursuit [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Color Out of Space [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crawl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Curse of La Llorona [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Phoenix [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dead Don't Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doctor Sleep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora and the Lost City of Gold [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Downton Abbey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Effigy – Poison and the City [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Farewell [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fighting with My Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Five Feet Apart [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Sama [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ford v Ferrari [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gentlemen [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gisaengchung [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla: King of the Monsters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Goldfinch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Boys [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Guava Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gully Boy [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Guns Akimbo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Death Day 2U [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] HELEN [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Her Smell [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hustle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hustlers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am Mother [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] i lost my body
[[1]] In the Tall Grass [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Irishman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Sky: The Coming Race
[[1]] Isn't It Romantic [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Chapter 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jawline
[[3]] Jeanne [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jojo Rabbit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joker  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jumanji: The Next Level [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Just Mercy [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Kid Who Would Be King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kim Possible [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The King [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Klaus [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Knight Before Christmas
[[3]] Knives Out [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Full Measure
[[3]] Late Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Laundromat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le chant du loup [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Les Miserables [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lighthouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lion King [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Women [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Long Shot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Luce [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[2]] Marriage Story [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midsommar [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Missing Link [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherless Brooklyn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Murder Mystery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] O Filme do Bruno Aleixo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Otherhood
[[0]] Paddleton [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Pause [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pentagram [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Date [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pet Sematary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Platform [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon Detective Pikachu [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Polar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Queen & Slim [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Rambo: Last Blood
[[3]] Ready or Not [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Report
[[0]] Rim of the World [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Rise Of Skywalker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rocketman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saand Ki Aankh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Satanic Panic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seberg
[[1]] Secret Obsession
[[3]] See You Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Serenity [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shazam! [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Shiny Shrimps [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Someone Great [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soni [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sorry We Missed You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Specials [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spies in Disguise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Straight Up
[[3]] Sword of Trust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tall Girl [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tekst [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terminator: Dark Fate [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tolkien [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 4 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Triple Frontier [1 comment(s) available]
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About

The Bechdel Test, or Bechdel-Wallace 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, the name of which Google won't let me put on this page for inciting hate, 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.

If you need access to the raw data, check out the docs for the api.

Add a movie

If you want to add a movie to this list, please go to the Add a movie page and fill in the form. If you disagree with a rating, please leave a comment on the appropriate movie page instead.

Recent activity

Currently 8574 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2020-07-15 16:42: [[3]] Bad Education (2019)
2020-07-14 09:02: [[3]] Away from Her (2006)
2020-07-13 13:38: [[3]] The Swimming Pool (1969)
2020-07-13 08:31: [[1]] Tout simplement noir (2020)
2020-07-12 04:00: [[0]] Greyhound (2020)

The five latest comments were on:

2020-09-29 19:25: [[3]] Leviathan (2014)
2020-09-29 19:25: [[3]] Leviathan (2014)
2020-09-29 18:30: [[3]] Quo Vadis (1951)
2020-09-29 12:42: [[1]] Mean girls (2004)
2020-09-28 15:18: [[1]] Magnolia (1999)

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 8574 movies listed. Some stats and graphs are available. Be sure to check out Ten graphics on the Bechdel test on Reddit for more graphs.

You can also view the list sorted by title, date added (latest first), number of comments, number of reviews or rating.
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Links

About the Bechdel test

Wikipedia: Bechdel test

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

TV Tropes Wiki: The Bechdel Test

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

Cartoons are more than just entertainment

The 'Bechdel Rule,' Defining Pop-Culture Character

Review sites

Women & Hollywood


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