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

2014 (200 movies)

[[3]] Belle [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beyond the Lights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Eyes [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Big Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birdman [7 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Black Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blended [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Life [8 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 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Citizenfour
[[3]] Clouds of Sils Maria [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Comet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cooties [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Court [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cuban Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cut Bank
[[1]] The Damned Thing
[[1]] Dark Was the Night [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]
[[0]] Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss [1 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] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dohee-ya [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Draft Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Drop [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dyke Hard
[[3]] East Side Sushi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eat with Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Edge of Tomorrow [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Effie Gray [1 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]
[[3]] Electricity
[[1]] En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
[[1]] The Equalizer [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Escobar: Paradise Lost
[[3]] Every Secret Thing [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Exodus: Gods and Kings [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Expendables 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Falling [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Faults [1 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 [2 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] God's Not Dead [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Pocket [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Golden Era [1 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 [9 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 [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hits [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2 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]
[[0]] The Houses October Built [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Steal a Dog / Gae-leul hoom-chi-neun wan-byeok-han bang-beob [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hundred-Foot Journey [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hungry Hearts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Origins [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I, Frankenstein [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ich seh, Ich seh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Stay [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Imitation Game [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In the Courtyard [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Inbetweeners 2
[[3]] Infinitely Polar Bear [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Inherent Vice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Innocence [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 [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Follows [1 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]
[[3]] Ju-on: Owari no hajimari [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Judge [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kraftidioten
[[3]] Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La crème de la crème [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La isla minima [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Laggies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Land Ho! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Five Years [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le Paradis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Learning to Drive
[[2]] The Legend of Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [46 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Let Us Prey [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Let's Be Cops [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Leviathan [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lies I Told My Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Life Of Riley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life Partners [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Like Sunday, Like Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lizzie Borden Took An Ax [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love & Mercy
[[2]] Love Is Strange [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love, Rosie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lugen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lust for Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magic in the Moonlight
[[3]] Magical Girl
[[3]] Maleficent  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mange tes morts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maps to the Stars [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Maze Runner [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mercenaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mike and I [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Million Dollar Arm [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Meadows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mommy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moms' Night Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Monuments Men  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Turner
[[1]] Muppets Most Wanted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Father Must Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Old Lady [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Near Death Experience
[[1]] Need for Speed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nightcrawler [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Good Deed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Noah [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Non-Stop [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Normal Heart [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Nosferatu In Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Not Cool [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The November Man [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Obvious Child [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ocho apellidos vascos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oculus [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Omoide no Mani (When Marnie Was There) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The One I Love [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Other Woman [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ouija [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our RoboCop Remake [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Outcast [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Pa Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paddington [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pane e burlesque
[[1]] Paper Planes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parallels [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Penguins of Madagascar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phoenix [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Pirate Fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Planes: Fire & Rescue [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pompeii [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Praia do Futuro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Predestination [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pride [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Primero De Enero [1 comment(s) available]
[previous page] continued on next page [next page]
You can also search or list per year, or list all movies.

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

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 want to correct an entry or contact me about anything, please visit the contact page. If you disagree with a rating, please leave a comment on the appropriate movie page instead.

Recent activity

Currently 6740 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-09-22 21:29: [[2]] La memoria del agua (2015)
2016-09-22 06:25: [[1]] "Masters of Horror" Dream Cruise (2007)
2016-09-21 19:23: [[2]] The World is Not Enough (1999)
2016-09-21 07:25: [[3]] "Masters of Horror" The Washingtonians (2007)
2016-09-20 06:11: [[0]] "Masters of Horror" The Black Cat (2007)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-09-30 18:05: [[3]] Don't Breathe (2016)
2016-09-30 14:17: [[1]] Sully (2016)
2016-09-30 13:27: [[0]] Throne of Blood (1957)
2016-09-30 00:58: [[3]] No One Killed Jessica (2011)
2016-09-29 22:01: [[3]] The People Under the Stairs (1991)

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 6740 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.
An RSS feed[RSS icon] is also available, listing the latest 50 movies added to the list.

You can view just the Movies in the IMDb Top 250 and last but not least, you can search the list.

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


This website is not affiliated with Alison Bechdel.

Icons from Tango Desktop Project.

The list and ratings are licensed under under Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0). Comments on movies are owned by whoever posted them and are not covered by this license.

Privacy policy