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

2017 (30 movies)

[[2]] "The Big Bang Theory" The Comic-Con Conundrum [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "The Walking Dead" Say Yes [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alexander IRL [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boss Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bye Bye Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Coin Heist [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dance Academy: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Death Race 2050 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deidra & Laney Rob a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Discovery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fate of the Furious [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades Darker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Here or To Go? [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Get Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost in the Shell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Innan vi dor [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kong: Skull Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The LEGO Batman Movie [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Logan [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Power Rangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Space Between Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Table 19 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unforgettable [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] xXx: Return of Xander Cage [2 comment(s) available]

2016 (170 movies)

[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20th Century Women [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Cure for Wellness
[[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Accountant [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Girls Weekend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Shine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Honey
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquarius
[[3]] Arrival [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Assassin's Creed [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Moms [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ballerina [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bang Gang [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bar Bahar
[[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition
[[1]] Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: The Killing Joke [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Be Somebody [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belgica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Below Her Mouth
[[3]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Birkebeinerne
[[3]] The Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breathing Deep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridget Jones's Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Busanhaeng [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cafe Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Fantastic [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catfight [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Central Intelligence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Certain Women
[[3]] Christine
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Contratiempo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Criminal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dad's Army [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dangal [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dear Eleanor
[[2]] Deepwater Horizon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Demain tout commence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Denial [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dernieres nouvelles du cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Die letzte Sau
[[3]] Dirty 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Divergent Series: Allegiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divines [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Doctor Strange [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Breathe [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Doukyuusei [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Duel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Eagle Huntress [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eddie the Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Edge of Seventeen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El Olivo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electra Woman and Dyna Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elle [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Elvis & Nixon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Equity [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Everybody Wants Some
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fences [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Final Fantasy XV [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding Dory [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Finest Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Girl I Loved [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Florence Foster Jenkins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Free Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Free State of Jones [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fundamentals of Caring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl on the Train [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grüße aus Fukushima (Greetings from Fukushima) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grease Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Great Wall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hacksaw Ridge [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hail, Caesar! [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hairspray Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hardcore Henry [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hell or High Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hidden Figures [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Strung [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Be Single [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hunt for the Wilderpeople [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Huntsman: Winter's War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hurricane Bianca [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hush [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Daniel Blake [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] In a Valley of Violence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Independence Day: Resurgence [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Inferno [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Infiltrator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's Only the End of the World
[[3]] Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jackie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jane Got a Gun [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jason Bourne [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Julieta [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kill Command
[[3]] Kimi no na wa. [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Dave [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kubo and the Two Strings [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La La Land [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La pazza gioia [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Legend of Tarzan [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les innocentes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Let Me Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Light Between Oceans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lights Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lion
[[3]] Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Live by Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lost City of Z [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Love Witch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Loving [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] magnificent 7 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Manchester by the Sea [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Marauders
[[3]] Me Before You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midnight Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Sloane
[[3]] Moana [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Money Monster [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Monster Trucks [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Moonlight [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Morgan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mr. Church [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mr. Right [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Neon Demon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Neruda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nerve
[[3]] The Nice Guys [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nocturnal Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Norm of the North [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me 2 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Other People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ouija: Origin of Evil [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Passengers [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Paterson [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Personal Shopper
[[3]] Pete's Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Purge: Election Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen of Katwe [1 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 7171 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-04-30 02:36: [[3]] Step Up (2006)
2017-04-29 08:05: [[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
2017-04-29 04:17: [[3]] Out of the Dark (2014)
2017-04-27 14:10: [[3]] The Crazies (1973)
2017-04-26 06:23: [[3]] Unforgettable (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-05-26 12:58: [[3]] My Name Is Joe (1998)
2017-05-25 18:48: [[0]] Sicario (2015)
2017-05-25 13:58: [[3]] A Very Long Engagement (2004)
2017-05-25 01:00: [[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
2017-05-24 17:21: [[2]] The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

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 7171 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

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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