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 (1 movie)

[[3]] Wonder Woman

2016 (141 movies)

[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Accountant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Honey
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arrival [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Moms [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ballerina [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bang Gang [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [24 comment(s) available]
[[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]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Birkebeinerne
[[3]] The Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy [3 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catfight [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Central Intelligence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Certain Women
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [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]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dear Eleanor
[[1]] Die letzte Sau
[[3]] Dirty 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Divergent Series: Allegiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Divines [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Doctor Strange [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Breathe [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eddie the Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El Olivo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elle [1 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
[[3]] Finding Dory [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Finest Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fundamentals of Caring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [11 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]
[[1]] Hacksaw Ridge [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hail, Caesar! [4 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]
[[2]] High Strung [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Be Single [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Huntsman: Winter's War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hush [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Daniel Blake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Independence Day: Resurgence [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Infiltrator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jane Got a Gun [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jason Bourne [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Julieta [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kill Command
[[1]] King Dave [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kubo and the Two Strings [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La pazza gioia [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Legend of Tarzan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les innocentes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Light Between Oceans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lights Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Loving [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] magnificent 7 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me Before You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midnight Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moana [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Money Monster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Morgan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [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]
[[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]] Ouija: Origin of Evil [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]] Raising the Bar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ratchet & Clank [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ride Along 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sausage Party [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Secret Life of Pets [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shallows [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Shin Godzilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sing Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Snowden [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Southside with You [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Beyond [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Storks [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranger Things [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suicide Squad [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sully [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Swiss Army Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tallulah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Triple 9 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trolls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Un homme a la hauteur
[[3]] Vampires In Virginia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Voltron: Legendary Defender [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] War Dogs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Warcraft [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wiener-Dog [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men: Apocalypse [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zootopia [6 comment(s) available]

2015 (58 movies)

[[1]] 45 Years [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 600 millas [600 Miles] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 7 Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Country Called Home
[[3]] A Little Chaos [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Perfect Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Night Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Sort of Homecoming [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advantageous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Ball [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] AfterDeath [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Age of Adaline [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Almost Mercy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aloha [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Ultra [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Anamolisa [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angry Indian Goddesses
[[3]] Anguish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anna Unbound [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ant-Man [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avril et le monde truque [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baahubali: The Beginning
[[3]] Bad Hair Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barely Lethal [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battle For Sevastopol [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battledream Chronicle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bessie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Short [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bill [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Black Mass [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blackhat
[[2]] Bloodsucking Bastards [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bound [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bridge of Spies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bronze [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brooklyn [6 comment(s) available]
[[0]] brothers of the wind [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] By the Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carol [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Case of Hana and Alice [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chappie [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chi-Raq [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Child 44 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cinderella [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Colony [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Comment c'est loin
[[1]] Comoara [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Concussion [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Creed [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crimson Peak [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Daddy's Home [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Danish Girl [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Demolition
[[3]] Descendants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Diary of a Teenage Girl [3 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 6912 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-12-04 12:19: [[1]] Birkebeinerne (2016)
2016-12-04 02:09: [[0]] War of the Buttons (1962)
2016-12-02 14:34: [[1]] Foreign Correspondent (1940)
2016-12-02 08:38: [[3]] Ballerina (2016)
2016-12-01 16:37: [[1]] Peliculas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira (2006)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-12-11 01:26: [[3]] Last Tango in Paris (1972)
2016-12-11 00:31: [[1]] Big Fish (2003)
2016-12-10 18:44: [[3]] Miss Sloane (2016)
2016-12-09 03:11: [[3]] Wonder Woman (2017)
2016-12-08 15:31: [[3]] Arrival (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 6912 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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