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

[[2]] A River Runs Through It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Redline [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rinne [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd
[[3]] King Kong vs. Godzilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Sniper [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Most Violent Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bowfinger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last American Virgin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Replay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Desert [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] State of Emergency [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Returned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Duke of Burgundy [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A torinoi lo [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tomie: Anaza Feisu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Project Almanac [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Notte [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jupiter Ascending [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hross i oss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mortdecai [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Chance Harvey [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Summer of Sangaile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Strange Magic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red-Headed Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombeavers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Charlotte Sometimes
[[3]] The Devil's Violinist [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Mattei Affair (Il caso Mattei) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] What If [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Vivian Maier Mystery
[[3]] Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La Dolce Vita [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
[[2]] A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King 1 1/2
[[3]] Sliver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stuck in Love
[[2]] Basquiat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Golden Winter
[[1]] Trancers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tower of Terror [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fanny, Annie & Danny
[[0]] Pink Floyd The Wall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bran Nue Dae
[[3]] Still Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wedding Ringer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rodan [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scarface
[[1]] Au Revoir Les Enfants
[[3]] Treehouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life or Something Like It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keith
[[3]] Love Happens [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] High School Musical 2 (TV Movie) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Female [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla Raids Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ei Kiitos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Two Days, One NIght [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love Me Tonight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Three on a Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Motivation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frau Muller muss weg
[[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Throw of the Dice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Origins
[[3]] Sanjuro [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Little Caesar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Baker's Wife
[[3]] Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death
[[1]] Mad About Mambo
[[3]] Grbavica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] You're Not You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] They Came Together [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Appropriate Behavior [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Nous la Liberte [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Chienne [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] New Nightmare [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Devdas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Top Five [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] White Bird in a Blizzard
[[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Noite da Virada [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prison Girls
[[1]] Captain EO [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Exodus: Gods and Kings [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Anchors Aweigh [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Erased [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Breakfast on Pluto [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Unbroken [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babadook [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] St. Vincent [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Turner
[[3]] Without a Paddle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mommy [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tim's Vermeer
[[1]] Kill 'em All
[[3]] Particle Fever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 102 Dalmatians
[[1]] The Interview [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Woods [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Parallax View
[[3]] Summer with Monika [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paddington
[[3]] Day for Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Racing Daylight [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frozen in Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] rastres de sándal [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Stachka
[[3]] The Last Song [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Down River [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Swades [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Spectacular Now [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chalet Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Future Shift [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Docks of New York [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lifeboat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Homesman [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ouija [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Save the Date [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blackmail
[[3]] Leviathan [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] This Is Where I Leave You
[[3]] Veer-Zaara [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jazz Singer
[[1]] Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
[[2]] Ugetsu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Forbidden Games [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wild [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Theory of Everything [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Christmas with the Kranks [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cosmonauta [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
[[1]] Zorro [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Big Parade
[[1]] The Dark Corner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bunny Lake Is Missing
[[3]] Selma [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Foolish Wives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About a Girl
[[3]] Barbie and the Secret Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Your Eyes Only [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Mothman Prophecies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Single Moms Club [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Shutter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ju-on: Black Ghost [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Penguins of Madagascar [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Our Hospitality
[[3]] Within Our Gates [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magic in the Moonlight
[[2]] Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
[[0]] Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fright Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Foxcatcher [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Imitation Game [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phoenix [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Saboteur
[[1]] Saboteur
[[3]] Mr. Hulot's Holiday
[[3]] Turist [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Citizenfour
[[3]] The Public Enemy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tenchi Muyô! In Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shanghai Express [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clouds of Sils Maria [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sabotage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Babel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Unutursam Fısılda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ju-on: White Ghost [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Inherent Vice
[[3]] Volcano High [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alexander [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Philadelphia
[[3]] Dear White People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return [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 5788 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2015-02-25 00:47: [[2]] A River Runs Through It (1992)
2015-02-24 00:47: [[3]] Redline (2009)
2015-02-23 23:04: [[3]] Rinne (2005)
2015-02-22 10:17: [[3]] Dredd (2012)
2015-02-19 00:06: [[3]] King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

The five latest comments were on:

2015-02-28 09:28: [[0]] The Dawn Patrol (1938)
2015-02-27 21:41: [[3]] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (2014)
2015-02-27 07:52: [[3]] Jupiter Ascending (2015)
2015-02-26 22:33: [[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (2014)
2015-02-26 07:50: [[3]] Leviathan (2014)

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 5788 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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