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 (102 movies)

[[2]] Alexander IRL [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alien: Covenant [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Assassin [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Made [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle: Creation [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Atomic Blonde [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baby Driver [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Band Aid
[[3]] Battle of the Sexes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beatriz at Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Beguiled [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Big Sick [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blade Runner 2049 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Birdie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boss Baby [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bye Bye Man [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cars 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Circle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Coin Heist [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dance Academy: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Tower [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death Note
[[3]] Death Race 2050 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deidra & Laney Rob a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Detroit [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Discovery [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dunkirk [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Emoji Movie [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Everything, Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fate of the Furious [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Felicite
[[3]] Fifty Shades Darker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Here or To Go? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Foreigner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gerald's Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Get Out [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost in the Shell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gifted [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girls Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Death Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hitman's Bodyguard [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Tonya
[[3]] The Incredible Jessica James [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ingrid Goes West [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Innan vi dor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Comes at Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Arthur [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kingsman: The Golden Circle [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kong: Skull Island [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lady Bird [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Word [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The LEGO Batman Movie [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Logan [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Logan Lucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Maria Bamford: Old Baby [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Megan Leavy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster High: Electrified [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mother! [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Mummy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Cousin Rachel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Naked [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Okja [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] On Body and Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Plasmatic Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Power Rangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Professor Marston and the Wonder Women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Revelator [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rough Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] seven sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shack [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snatched [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Space Between Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Homecoming [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] T2 Trainspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Table 19 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To the bone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tulip Fever [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Un beau soleil interieur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unforgettable [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unlocked [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Victoria & Abdul [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] War for the Planet of the Apes [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What Happened to Monday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wind River [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wish Upon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman  [1 review(s) available] [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] xXx: Return of Xander Cage [2 comment(s) available]

2016 (98 movies)

[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20th Century Women [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax
[[1]] A Cure for Wellness
[[3]] A Quiet Passion
[[3]] A United Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[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]] Almost Christmas [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 [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Assassin's Creed [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Moms [2 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]] The Belko Experiment [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Below Her Mouth
[[3]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Birkebeinerne
[[3]] The Boss [2 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]] Cam-Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Fantastic [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catfight [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Central Intelligence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Certain Women
[[3]] Christine
[[0]] Colossal [1 comment(s) available]
[[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 [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Darkness [1 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]] Don't Hang Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Doukyuusei [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dragon Spell [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Duel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Eagle Huntress [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eddie the Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Edge of Seventeen [5 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 [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl on the Train [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with All the Gifts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grüße aus Fukushima (Greetings from Fukushima) [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 7411 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-10-14 05:31: [[1]] The Foreigner (2017)
2017-10-13 02:59: [[3]] Happy Death Day (2017)
2017-10-12 21:22: [[3]] Battle of the Sexes (2017)
2017-10-12 19:34: [[3]] Good Time (2017)
2017-10-11 17:55: [[2]] Victoria & Abdul (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-10-16 13:24: [[3]] It (2017)
2017-10-16 09:41: [[1]] The Emoji Movie (2017)
2017-10-16 09:06: [[3]] Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017-10-15 05:11: [[1]] City of God (2002)
2017-10-14 20:52: [[2]] Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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 7411 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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