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

2018 (88 movies)

[[3]] 6 Balloons
[[1]] A Quiet Place [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Favor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Star Is Born [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Wrinkle in Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alex Strangelove [3 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]
[[3]] Annihilation [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apostle [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Au poste! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BlacKkKlansman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blindspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blockers [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bohemian Rhapsody [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Burning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carmen y Lola
[[2]] Christopher Robin [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cloverfield Paradox [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crazy Rich Asians
[[3]] The Darkest Minds [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadpool 2 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Early Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eighth Grade [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En guerre [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The First Purge [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl in the Spider's Web [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halloween [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hearts Beat Loud [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heiresses [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hereditary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The House with a Clock in Its Walls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Feel Pretty
[[3]] Incredibles 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Johnny English Strikes Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kaala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth [6 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Le monde est a toi
[[3]] Leave No Trace [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life of the Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love per square foot [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love, Simon [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mandy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maze Runner: The Death Cure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Meg [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mission Impossible: Fallout [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My hero academia: Two heroes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nappily Ever Aftet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ocean's 8 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pacific Rim: Uprising [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pass Over [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Patient Zero [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Predator [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rampage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready Player One [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Sparrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Set It Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sheherazade [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sierra Burgess Is a Loser [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slender Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Smallfoot [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Solo: A Star Wars Story [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sorry to Bother You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Spy Who Dumped Me [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tag [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Titan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To All the Boys I've Loved Before [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomb Raider [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Truth or Dare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tully [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Venom [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] When We First Met [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Wild Pear Tree [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Woman at War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Z-O-M-B-I-E-S [1 comment(s) available]

2017 (112 movies)

[[1]] 1922 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 47 Meters Down [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 6 days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bad Moms Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Christmas Prince [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Dog's Purpose [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Ghost Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A man of integrity [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Man Wanted (Hatooly Ragel)
[[2]] Alexander IRL [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien: Covenant [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All Eyez On Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] All the Money in the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Assassin [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Made [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amityville: The Awakening [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle: Creation [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apostasy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Atomic Blonde [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baby Driver [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babysitter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Band Aid
[[3]] Batman vs. Two-Face [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battle of the Sexes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baywatch [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beach Rats
[[3]] Beatriz at Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Beguiled [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Berlin Syndrome [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Big Sick [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blade Runner 2049 [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Birdie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Borg vs McEnroe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boss Baby [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breadwinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bright [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bushwick
[[3]] The Bye Bye Man [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Call Me by Your Name [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Canaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cars 3 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cherry Pop [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Circle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coco [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Coin Heist [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Creep 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Daddy's Home 2
[[3]] Dance Academy: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Tower [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Darkest Hour [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death Note
[[1]] The Death of Stalin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Death Race 2050 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deidra & Laney Rob a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Detroit [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
[[3]] Dim the Fluorescents [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disaster Artist [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Disco [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Discovery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Djam [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Downsizing [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dunkirk [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] El Camino Christmas
[[1]] The Emoji Movie [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Endless [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Escape [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Everything, Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fate of the Furious [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Felicite
[[3]] Ferdinand [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades Darker [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] First Reformed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fist Fight
[[3]] The Florida Project [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flower [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Here or To Go? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Foreigner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fun Mom Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Geostorm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gerald's Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Get Out [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost in the Shell [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gifted [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girls Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Glass Castle [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] God's Own Country
[[1]] Going In Style [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Greatest Showman [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Death Day [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hitman's Bodyguard [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hostiles
[[2]] How to Be a Latin Lover
[[3]] I Can Speak [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Kill Giants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Tonya [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredible Jessica James [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ingrid Goes West [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Innan vi dor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Comes at Night [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 7871 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2018-10-30 19:52: [[2]] Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
2018-10-29 21:51: [[2]] Mandy (2018)
2018-10-29 20:07: [[3]] Sirens (1994)
2018-10-28 23:35: [[3]] A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
2018-10-28 18:03: [[3]] Greed (1924)

The five latest comments were on:

2018-11-21 12:56: [[0]] God's Own Country (2017)
2018-11-19 23:41: [[2]] Mother! (2017)
2018-11-19 15:37: [[3]] Gemini (2017)
2018-11-19 14:10: [[2]] Deadly Friend (1986)
2018-11-18 17:11: [[3]] Can You Ever Forgive Me? (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 7871 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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