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

[[3]] Free Zone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Etz Limon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nadie hablara de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 45 Years [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La mujer sin cabeza [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "Masters of Horror" Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Voltron: Legendary Defender [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The House That Dripped Blood [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sadilishteto
[[1]] Kubo and the Two Strings [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Damned Thing
[[3]] Survivor [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Louder Than Bombs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Busanhaeng [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Without Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Un homme a la hauteur
[[1]] Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] From Beyond [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Arctic Blue [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Blood of the Vampire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] War Dogs [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sully
[[3]] The Funeral [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 138 segons. L'enigma Girones [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bad Taste
[[3]] Loverboy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dear Eleanor
[[1]] Jason Bourne [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Way Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" Imprint [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ko-ri-a [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sausage Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battle For Sevastopol
[[3]] Lights Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" Haeckel's Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "Masters of Horror" Pick Me Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 5 Flights Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hope and Glory [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Martin
[[1]] Dracula: Prince of Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dias contados [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Last of the Mohicans
[[3]] The Plague of the Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jem and the Holograms [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] One Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Brother Bear [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] House of Cards
[[3]] Bad Moms [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bronze [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suicide Squad [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranger Things [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] One Million Years B.C. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Turkish Delight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blacula [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] I Was a Male War Bride [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kiss Them for Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Strung [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Visit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nerve
[[3]] Tallulah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yes, But... [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Everybody Wants Some
[[3]] Georgia O'Keeffe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Not Another Teen Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emmanuelle II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Land Ho! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Unforgiven
[[2]] Elvis & Nixon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snow White [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emmanuelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 3 Men and a Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Awake [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: The Killing Joke [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Southside with You [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eddie the Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soldier's Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before We Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cheetah Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aloft [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Beyond [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Blue Light (Das Blaue Licht) [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Faults [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Servant [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Control [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Old School [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Demolition
[[3]] Criminal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Norm of the North [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Equals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Beauty [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cafe Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Mission [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Glory [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fundamentals of Caring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] April Fool's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unfaithful [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dad's Army [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Man Who Knew Infinity [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Swiss Army Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maggie's Plan
[[3]] The Last of Robin Hood [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Secret Life of Pets [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Purge: Election Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halal Love
[[1]] The Citizen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] They Call Me Jeeg Robot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Primero De Enero [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Turbo Kid [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Experimenter
[[3]] Children of a Lesser God [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shallows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Neon Demon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electricity
[[3]] The Lady in the Van [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Max [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Z for Zachariah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Independence Day: Resurgence [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Camino [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Red Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dragonslayer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twelfth Night or What You Will [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Be Somebody [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Snows of Kilimanjaro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3096 Tage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wave (Bølgen) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Is My Profession [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I can do bad all by myself [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Karate Kid, Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aristocrats [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding Dory [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Money Monster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sunset Song [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me Before You [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Perfect Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hello, My Name Is Doris [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How High
[[3]] The Sea Inside [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me 2 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jaws: The Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Scorpion King
[[3]] The Mummy Returns [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Limelight
[[3]] How to Be Single [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sing Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Everest [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Party Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Warcraft [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death Rides a Horse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Still the Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bleach Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Titanic - La leggenda continua [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bleach: Memories of Nobody [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Angel's Egg [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rio Bravo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blonde in Black Leather [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kapurush [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Nice Guys [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Country Called Home
[[3]] X-Men: Apocalypse [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blind Loves [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Selfish Giant
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Embrassez qui vous voudrez [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family Fang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sweet and Lowdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Green Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ju-on: Owari no hajimari [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beautiful Kate [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Ninth Configuration [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ratchet & Clank [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harbinger Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dinner Rush
[[2]] Rocky IV [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rocky III
[[1]] Rocky II
[[3]] Madeinusa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je suis un soldat [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.

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Recent activity

Currently 6686 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-08-27 12:36: [[3]] Free Zone (2005)
2016-08-27 12:29: [[3]] Etz Limon (2008)
2016-08-27 12:10: [[3]] Nadie hablara de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto (1995)
2016-08-27 04:13: [[1]] 45 Years (2015)
2016-08-26 14:17: [[3]] La mujer sin cabeza (2008)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-08-30 00:23: [[3]] Pay it Foward (2000)
2016-08-29 21:07: [[3]] Las 13 rosas (2007)
2016-08-29 20:54: [[0]] Lions for lambs (2007)
2016-08-29 13:05: [[2]] Day of Wrath (1943)
2016-08-29 10:36: [[3]] Heathers (1988)

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 6686 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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