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

2015 (70 movies)

[[3]] A Little Chaos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Age of Adaline [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Almost Mercy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Hair Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battledream Chronicle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bessie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bound [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chappie [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cinderella [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Do You Believe? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern
[[2]] Drunk Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The DUFF [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Duke of Burgundy [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Entourage [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Far From the Madding Crowd [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Focus [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Four Warriors [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frau Muller muss weg
[[3]] Furious 7 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Hard
[[3]] Ghosthunters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gunman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hedi Schneider steckt fest [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insidious: Chapter 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insurgent [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jupiter Ascending [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League: Throne of Atlantis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kung Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'antiquaire [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] La loi du marché [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Passion d'Augustine [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Knights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lazarus Effect [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Liza, the fox fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [4 review(s) available] [77 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Maend & hons
[[2]] Minions [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mortdecai [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Phoenix Project [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pitch Perfect 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Predator Dark Ages [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Reason I Shop Online [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Run All Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] San Andreas [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Septembers of Shiraz [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Shaun the Sheep Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spy [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Strange Magic [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suffragette [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Summer of Sangaile [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Terminator Genisys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Testament of Youth [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Three Es [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Titli [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomorrowland [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] True Story [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglement! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] VANish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wedding Ringer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Woman in Gold [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] World of Tomorrow [1 comment(s) available]

2014 (130 movies)

[[0]] '71 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 22 Jump St [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3 Days to Kill [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 300: Rise of an Empire [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A coup sur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Long Way Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Million Ways to Die in the West [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Most Violent Year [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Most Wanted Man
[[3]] A Noite da Virada [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Walk Among the Tombstones [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About a Girl
[[1]] The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alles Inklusive [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alpha House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Sniper [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Appropriate Behavior [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] As Above So Below [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Asian School Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Automata
[[3]] Avis de mistral
[[3]] The Babadook [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Bag Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie and the Secret Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie: The Pearl Princess [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barefoot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman: Assault on Arkham [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Go to Sleep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Begin Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Belle [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beyond the Lights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Eyes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birdman [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blended [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Life [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Boxtrolls [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boy Meets Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brick Mansions [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cake
[[2]] Calvary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Camp Takota [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [45 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cesar Chavez [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chef [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Citizenfour
[[3]] Clouds of Sils Maria [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cuban Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dead Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dead Snow 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dear White People [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Der Kleine Medicus - Geheimnisvolle Mission im Korper [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divergent  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Draft Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Drop [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dyke Hard
[[1]] Edge of Tomorrow [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ei Kiitos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ein Geschenk der Gotter
[[2]] Ek Villain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El Niño [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
[[1]] The Equalizer [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Escobar: Paradise Lost
[[2]] Exodus: Gods and Kings [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Expendables 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Feher isten [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fields of the Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flowers in the Attic [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Foxcatcher [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Frank [6 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frozen in Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fury [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Get On Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girlhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Giver [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] God Help the Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Not Dead [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Pocket [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Good Lie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grace of Monaco [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [41 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gueros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Christmas [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hard Corner: Le Film
[[1]] Hector and the Search for Happiness [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Homesman [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Housebound [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hundred-Foot Journey [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Origins
[[1]] I, Frankenstein [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Stay [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Imitation Game [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Inbetweeners 2
[[1]] Inherent Vice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Interview [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Storm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Woods [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jersey Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jimmy's Hall
[[2]] Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Judge [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kraftidioten
[[3]] La crème de la crème [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Laggies [2 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 5990 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2015-07-03 13:45: [[3]] Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
2015-07-03 13:40: [[3]] Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
2015-07-02 06:24: [[0]] Terminator Genisys (2015)
2015-07-01 16:43: [[1]] Ronin (1998)
2015-06-30 16:50: [[2]] Minions (2015)

The five latest comments were on:

2015-07-05 20:40: [[3]] Jurassic World (2015)
2015-07-05 18:39: [[0]] Victoria (2015)
2015-07-04 23:24: [[1]] The Gunman (2015)
2015-07-04 18:22: [[3]] Kaze tachinu (2013)
2015-07-04 13:57: [[3]] Inside Out (2015)

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 5990 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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