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 (18 movies)

[[3]] All the Bright Places [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birds of Prey
[[3]] Emma. [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Honey Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horse Girl
[[3]] The Invisible Man
[[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]] Minari
[[3]] Onward [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Platzspitzbaby [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Rhythm Section [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog [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 (156 movies)

[[0]] 1917 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dog's Journey [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Abominable [8 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 [5 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 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bacurau
[[0]] Begotten III: Jesus Wept [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Booksmart [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brightburn
[[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 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clementine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Close [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cold Pursuit [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]] 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 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gentlemen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gisaengchung [4 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]] Happy Death Day 2U [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Her Smell [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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] i lost my body
[[1]] In the Tall Grass [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Irishman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Isn't It Romantic [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Chapter 2 [2 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 [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jumanji: The Next Level [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Just Mercy [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]
[[1]] Klaus [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Knight Before Christmas
[[3]] Knives Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[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 [3 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Luce [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ma
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[2]] Marriage Story [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midsommar [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherless Brooklyn [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 [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Paddleton [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]] Rim of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Satanic Panic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seberg
[[3]] See You Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Serenity [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shazam! [1 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]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [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 [1 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Triple Frontier [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Troop Zero [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Turma da Monica: Lacos [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Two Popes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unbelievable [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Uncut Gems
[[3]] Une fille facile [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]
[[3]] Weathering with You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Men Want [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Where'd You Go, Bernadette [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wine Country [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombieland: Double Tap [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zoombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]

2018 (26 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] [18 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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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 8440 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2020-04-01 01:13: [[2]] Bull Durham (1988)
2020-03-29 18:01: [[3]] Emma. (2020)
2020-03-27 23:16: [[2]] La banda degli onesti (1956)
2020-03-27 23:14: [[3]] Miseria e nobilta (1954)
2020-03-27 23:00: [[3]] Ma revolution (2016)

The five latest comments were on:

2020-04-03 23:25: [[3]] Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest (2001)
2020-04-03 23:10: [[3]] Pokemon Heroes (2002)
2020-04-03 02:33: [[3]] Agapornis (2018)
2020-04-02 09:00: [[3]] Fly Away Home (1996)
2020-04-01 14:16: [[3]] Quien te cantara (2018)

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 8440 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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