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

2016 (48 movies)

[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bang Gang [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belgica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Divergent Series: Allegiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding Dory [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hail, Caesar! [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hardcore Henry [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 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jane Got a Gun [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les innocentes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me Before You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midnight Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Money Monster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Nice Guys [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ratchet & Clank [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sing Street [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]] Vampires In Virginia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Warcraft [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men: Apocalypse [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zootopia [5 comment(s) available]

2015 (152 movies)

[[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 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 [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [32 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]] Battledream Chronicle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bessie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Short [3 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]] Brooklyn [6 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]
[[1]] Comment c'est loin
[[1]] Comoara [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Concussion [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Creed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crimson Peak [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Daddy's Home [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Danish Girl [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Diary of a Teenage Girl [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Do You Believe? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dope [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern
[[3]] The Dressmaker [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Drunk Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The DUFF [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Duke of Burgundy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The End of the Tour [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Entourage [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Everest [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eye in the Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family Fang [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fantastic Four [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Far From the Madding Crowd [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Feeheld [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Final Girls [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Focus [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Four Warriors [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frau Muller muss weg
[[3]] Furious 7 [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Hard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghosthunters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Good Dinosaur [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Goosebumps [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grandma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Green Inferno [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Green Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gunman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harbinger Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hateful Eight [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hedi Schneider steckt fest [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hello, My Name Is Doris [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hidden [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hollow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania 2 [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'll See You in My Dreams [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Il racconto dei racconti [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Heart of the Sea [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insidious: Chapter 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insurgent [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Intern [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Invisible Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Irrational Man [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je suis un soldat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jessica Jones [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jupiter Ascending [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [32 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Just Jim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League: Throne of Atlantis [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Krampus [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kung Fury [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'antiquaire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'attesa [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 Last Witch Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lazarus Effect [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les ogres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Big Master [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The little prince
[[3]] Liza, the fox fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lobster [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Longest Ride [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love the Coopers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [4 review(s) available] [82 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Madame Bovary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Maend & hons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magic Mike XXL [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marguerite [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Martian  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me and Earl and the Dying Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Meadowland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Meddler [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Min lilla syster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minions [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss You Already [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mistres America [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mortdecai [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Murder Pact [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mustang [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mythica: The Darkspore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Next Stop L.A. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Office [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Overnight  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pan [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Papertowns [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pawn Sacrifice [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.

Add a movie

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Recent activity

Currently 6552 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-06-17 22:21: [[3]] Love Is My Profession (1958)
2016-06-17 03:58: [[1]] I can do bad all by myself (2009)
2016-06-17 01:52: [[1]] Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
2016-06-16 23:35: [[1]] The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
2016-06-16 12:28: [[0]] Approaching the Unknown (2016)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-06-27 22:11: [[1]] Men in Black III (2012)
2016-06-27 03:54: [[3]] L'antiquaire (2015)
2016-06-26 23:16: [[3]] Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015)
2016-06-26 16:44: [[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)
2016-06-25 22:48: [[3]] Finding Dory (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 6552 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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