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

[[1]] L'età d'oro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Big Sick [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax
[[1]] 22 Bullets / L'immortel
[[1]] Baby Driver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Very Good Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Haider [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's a Free World... [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Carne trémula [Live Flesh] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cars 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shack [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beatriz at Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] War on Everyone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with All the Gifts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ninja Terminator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La flor de mi secreto [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rough Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kika
[[1]] 10 Rillington Place
[[1]] The Corpse Vanishes [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Saludos Amigos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Kentucky Fried Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Teacher [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Wild One
[[3]] Perfect Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Colossal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Oranges [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Belko Experiment [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Thursday
[[3]] Fathers & Daughters
[[3]] Annihilation
[[3]] Megan Leavy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Cousin Rachel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Mummy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tremors 3: Back to Perfection [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Movie 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tremors II: Aftershocks [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] T2 Trainspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snatched [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] An American Werewolf in Paris
[[3]] Screwed in Tallinn [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Reconstruction
[[3]] The 3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Everything, Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gifted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Line of Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Life Without Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Name Is Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Land and Freedom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La ley del deseo
[[1]] Seven Years in Tibet
[[1]] Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
[[1]] Primal Fear
[[1]] Patrik, Age 1.5
[[0]] Out in the Dark
[[2]] Oscar
[[1]] Original Sin
[[1]] One Point O
[[1]] No Night Is Too Long
[[3]] Nick of Time
[[1]] My Own Private Idaho
[[3]] A mi madre le gustan las mujeres
[[1]] Mindhunters
[[1]] Message in a Bottle
[[1]] Meet Joe Black
[[1]] Kramer vs. Kramer
[[2]] Jack
[[1]] It Could Happen to You
[[0]] Indecent Proposal
[[0]] Hunger
[[1]] HouseSitter
[[1]] House of D
[[3]] A la folie... pas du tout
[[3]] Happy Feet
[[3]] Hair
[[1]] Great Expectations
[[1]] God Is Great and I'm Not
[[3]] Girltrash: All Night Long
[[1]] Frankie and Johnny
[[1]] Fatal Rescue
[[3]] Evita
[[1]] Dragonfly
[[1]] Dorian Gray
[[1]] Donnie Brasco
[[1]] Dances with Wolves
[[3]] Cry_Wolf
[[1]] Conversations with God
[[1]] Cherrybomb
[[1]] Brideshead Revisited
[[2]] Bless the Child
[[3]] Bicentennial Man
[[1]] Benny & Joon
[[1]] Valami Amerika
[[1]] Before the Fall
[[1]] Autumn in New York
[[1]] Amen.
[[3]] Accidents Happen
[[2]] About a Boy
[[0]] A Separate Peace
[[1]] A perfect world
[[3]] Comicos [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Riff-Raff [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Arthur [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alien: Covenant [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] It! The Terror from Beyond Space
[[0]] Maria Bamford: Old Baby [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Circle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Doll's House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sleepover [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Freddie as F.R.O.7. [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What a Girl Wants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Donkey Skin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Un air de famille [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unlocked [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Step Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Out of the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Crazies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unforgettable [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Free Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El bosque animado [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electra Woman and Dyna Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Atraco a las tres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yentl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Young Girls of Rochefort [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Best Offer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Viva
[[1]] Live by Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Project X [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Discovery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Uwasa no onna [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fate of the Furious [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ventos de Agosto [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birigyaru [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Night on the Galactic Railroad [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La belle et la bete [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bello onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Below Her Mouth
[[3]] Catnapped! The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Monmon the Water Spider [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen of Katwe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dance Academy: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Outsiders [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Denial [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Sloane
[[3]] The Love Witch [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tristana [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava's Possession [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Missing
[[3]] The Last Mimzy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lost City of Z [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love Me If You Dare
[[1]] The Boss Baby [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost in the Shell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding
[[1]] Sweet Home Alabama [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Village of the Damned [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breathing Deep [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Monster Trucks [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] State of Siege
[[1]] The Happy Caterpillars [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Finding Forrester [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] London Spy
[[3]] Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Four Brothers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parched [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Margarita with a Straw [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Wednesday
[[3]] Le Chat du Rabbin
[[2]] A Life Less Ordinary [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tangerines [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Razorback [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El pico
[[1]] El pico 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Perfect Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Baby Face [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Power Rangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What's Love Got to Do with It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Shine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deidra & Laney Rob a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Psychosis [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Z
[[3]] The Young Offenders [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bee Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Carter
[[0]] Sweet Sixteen
[[3]] The Frame [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Edge of Seventeen [5 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 7292 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-07-05 10:57: [[1]] L'età d'oro (2016)
2017-07-05 06:21: [[3]] The Big Sick (2017)
2017-07-04 19:32: [[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
2017-07-04 18:03: [[1]] 22 Bullets / L'immortel (2010)
2017-07-03 19:57: [[1]] Baby Driver (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-07-21 21:26: [[3]] Wish Upon (2017)
2017-07-20 03:38: [[3]] The Beguiled (2017)
2017-07-20 03:35: [[3]] Wind River (2017)
2017-07-20 03:28: [[1]] Baby Driver (2017)
2017-07-20 02:41: [[3]] Captain Fantastic (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 7292 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 year, sorted by title (default), title, date added (latest first), number of comments, number of reviews or rating.
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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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