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 (1 movie)

[[3]] American Terrorist: April 20, 1999 [1 comment(s) available]

2020 (1 movie)

[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]

2019 (100 movies)

[[1]] Abominable [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ad Astra [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aladdin [4 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
[[2]] The Art of Racing in the Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Article 15 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bacurau
[[0]] Begotten III: Jesus Wept [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Booksmart [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brightburn
[[3]] Brittany Runs A Marathon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Canceled
[[3]] Captain Marvel [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Close [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cold Pursuit [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]] Descendants 3 [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]
[[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]
[[0]] Ford v Ferrari [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gisaengchung [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla: King of the Monsters [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Guava Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gully Boy
[[3]] Happy Death Day 2U [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hustle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hustlers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am Mother
[[1]] Isn't It Romantic [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Chapter 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jawline
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joker [1 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]
[[3]] Late Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Laundromat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le chant du loup [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lighthouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lion King [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ma
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[2]] Marriage Story
[[3]] Midsommar [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [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]
[[3]] Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood [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]
[[3]] Pokemon Detective Pikachu [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Polar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready or Not [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rim of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] See You Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Serenity [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shazam! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Someone Great [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soni [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sword of Trust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tall Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terminator: Dark Fate [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tolkien [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Triple Frontier [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Turma da Monica: Lacos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unplanned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] We Are Little Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Men Want [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Where'd You Go, Bernadette [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wine Country [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zoombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]

2018 (98 movies)

[[3]] 6 Balloons
[[1]] A private war [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Favor [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Star Is Born [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Wrinkle in Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alex Strangelove [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Alpha
[[1]] American Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Andhadhun
[[3]] Andid edlilega (And Breathe Normally) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annihilation [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apostle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquaman [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Assassination Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Au poste! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [33 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Times at the El Royale [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bella Ciao! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ben Is Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bird Box
[[1]] Black 47 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BlacKkKlansman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blindspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blockers [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bohemian Rhapsody [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Book Club [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Boy Erased [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bullitt County [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bumblebee [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Burning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cam [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Can You Ever Forgive Me? [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carmen y Lola
[[2]] Christopher Robin [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cloverfield Paradox [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cold War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Colette
[[3]] Crazy Rich Asians [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Creed II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Darkest Minds [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadpool 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Death and Life of John F. Donovan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deep Murder [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Den of thieves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deslembro [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Destination Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Destroyer
[[3]] Dog Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Leave Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dude [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dumplin' [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Early Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eighth Grade [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En guerre [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] En liberte! [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Favourite [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] fifty shade freed
[[3]] First Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The First Purge [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Float Like A Butterfly [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Free Solo [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Front Runner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Genese [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl in the Spider's Web [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Green Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Greta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halloween [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hate U Give [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hearts Beat Loud [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heiresses [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hereditary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hold the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Honor List [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The House with a Clock in Its Walls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Feel Pretty
[[3]] I Like Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If Beale Street Could Talk
[[3]] Incredibles 2 [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Instant Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [12 comment(s) available]
[[0]] It's a Beautiful Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane Fonda in Five Acts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jefe
[[1]] Johnny English Strikes Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jonathan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kaala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth [8 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.

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

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Recent activity

Currently 8286 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2019-11-12 20:29: [[3]] It Chapter 2 (2019)
2019-11-12 19:41: [[0]] The Lighthouse (2019)
2019-11-11 16:17: [[2]] Marriage Story (2019)
2019-11-11 08:52: [[3]] Harriet (2019)
2019-11-11 03:40: [[1]] The Dilemma (2011)

The five latest comments were on:

2019-12-11 15:23: [[3]] Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990)
2019-12-11 15:12: [[3]] Sabıkalı (1974)
2019-12-11 15:03: [[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2019-12-11 03:50: [[3]] I Am Mother (2019)
2019-12-11 00:31: [[3]] It Chapter 2 (2019)

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 8286 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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