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

2021 (13 movies)

[[0]] Cherry
[[3]] Coming 2 America [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding 'Ohana [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ginny and Georgia [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Ground [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Judas and The Black Messiah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moxie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raya and the Last Dragon [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sentinelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweetheart [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The United States vs. Billie Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zack Snyder's Justice League [1 comment(s) available]

2020 (100 movies)

[[3]] 18 Presents
[[3]] All the Bright Places [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ammonite [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Artemis Fowl [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Boys For Life
[[3]] Bad Hair [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bill & Ted Face the Music [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birds of Prey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blow the Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Borat Subsequent Moviefilm [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breach [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cadaver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Call [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Croods: A New Age [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deep Blue Sea 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Druk [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emma. [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Enola Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
[[3]] Extraction
[[3]] Fantasy Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Freaky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godmothered [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gretel & Hansel [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Greyhound [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Half of It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hamilton [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happiest Season [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Herself [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The High Note [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Honey Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horse Girl
[[3]] Host [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Care a Lot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Your Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Infamous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Invisible Man
[[1]] Jiu Jitsu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The King of Staten Island
[[0]] The last days of american crime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legacy of Lies [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 Lost Husband [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ludo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mank [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Methodists [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Midnight Sky [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minari
[[3]] Monster Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Spy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Never Rarely Sometimes Always [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The New Mutants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] News of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nomadland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Old Guard
[[3]] Onward [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Over the Moon [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Palm Springs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Penguin Bloom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pieces of a Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Platzspitzbaby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prom [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Promising Young Woman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Relic [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Rhythm Section [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run Hide Fight [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Santana [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scare Me [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]] Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sputnik [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stargirl
[[1]] The Stunt Double [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Summerland [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Superintelligence
[[1]] Tenet [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tout simplement noir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Trial of the Chicago 7 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trolls World Tour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Turning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Underwater [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unpregnant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Veil [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Witches [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wolfwalkers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman 1984 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Work It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]

2019 (87 movies)

[[0]] 1917 [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 47 Meters Down: Uncaged [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 7500 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Dark, Dark Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dog's Journey [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A New Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A.M.I. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abominable [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ad Astra [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Addams Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Aeronauts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Wedding [1 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]] The Assistant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Babyteeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bacurau [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Education [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Beach Bum [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before You Know It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open
[[3]] Bombshells and Dollies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Booksmart [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brightburn [2 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 [12 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]
[[1]] Come to Daddy [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 [2 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]
[[1]] Fahim [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]] The Final Level: Escaping Rancala [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]] Frankie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Furie [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gentlemen [6 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]
[[3]] Good Kisser
[[3]] The Ground Beneath My Feet
[[2]] Guava Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gully Boy [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Guns Akimbo [3 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]
[[3]] High School Musical: The Musical - The Series [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The hockey girls
[[2]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [7 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.

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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 8930 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-03-30 03:39: [[3]] Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
2021-03-29 08:31: [[3]] The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
2021-03-29 05:14: [[1]] Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
2021-03-29 05:10: [[1]] All the King's Men (1949)
2021-03-29 05:04: [[2]] The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-05-08 23:17: [[0]] Je vous aime (1891)
2021-05-08 23:08: [[3]] The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
2021-05-08 11:51: [[2]] Ginny and Georgia (2021)
2021-05-08 09:04: [[3]] The Breaker Upperers (2018)
2021-05-08 05:33: [[2]] Batman & Robin (1997)

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 8930 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

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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