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]] Swingers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Superhero Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Temptation of St. Anthony [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barefoot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La crème de la crème [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sadako 3D [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Une nuit terrible [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Transcendence [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Living Playing Cards [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Killer's Kiss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fruit Fly [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Librarian: Quest for the Spear [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Contracted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Marriage [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] London Boulevard [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Under the Skin [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gekijoban XXXHolic Manatsu no yoru no yume [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (Belphegor - Le fantome du Louvre) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Live and Let Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jennifer's Shadow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Torn Curtain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Diamonds Are Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blackfish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Million Dollar Arm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Roozi ke zan shodam [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Killing of Sister George [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Smashing Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Another Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] She's All That [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heartbreakers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Virgin Spring
[[3]] The Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Howling [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La Venus a la fourrure [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elle s'en va [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death in Venice
[[0]] Nashorn im Galopp
[[1]] Empire of the Sun [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] City of Angels [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Vagabond
[[3]] Amelia [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fear and Desire
[[3]] The 6th Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Voyage of the Bourrichon Family
[[3]] The Last House on the Left [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kill Your Darlings [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Paleface
[[3]] Gothika [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Awaydays [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Click
[[0]] Max and the Donkey
[[3]] Salt of the Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 48 Hrs. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angélique [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lies I Told My Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Were You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [26 comment(s) available]
[[1]] D.O.A.
[[3]] Camp Takota [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Noah [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Europa Europa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Long Way Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cesar Chavez [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lady Hermit [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Welcome to the Discworld
[[3]] Blast from the Past [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Airheads [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rio 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Below [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horror Planet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Not Dead [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] National Treasure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ida [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A.P.E.X. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Match Factory Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lovers on the Bridge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wiz [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Face/Off [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Transmorphers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alles Inklusive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Preacher's Wife [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Stripes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Big [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Riding in Cars with Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lifeguard [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scarface [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anne Of Windy Poplars [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anne of Green Gables [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boomerang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Devil in a Blue Dress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Short Cuts [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mean Streets [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sleuth [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bananas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Touch
[[3]] Broadcast News [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divergent
[[3]] Our RoboCop Remake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apocalypto [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Man on the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] To Be or Not to Be [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Valiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Tale of Springtime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teknolust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Malèna [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Congress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Purple Rose of Cairo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snowpiercer [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lone Star
[[1]] All Superheroes Must Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] They [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in Paris [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hansel and Gretel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Man Who Copied [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hello Sister, Goodbye Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A fost sau n-a fost?
[[0]] Moby Dick
[[3]] Heidi [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Vivir es facil con los ojos cerrados
[[3]] Veronica Mars [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen
[[3]] Bletchley Circle [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heung joh chow heung yau chow (Turn Left, Turn Right) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Turner & Hooch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Undercover Brother [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guilt Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hellraiser: Inferno [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fack ju Gohte [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lucky One [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] End of Watch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grace Unplugged [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Give it a Year [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Courageous [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hellraiser: Bloodline [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snow Queen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flowers in the Attic [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hellbound: Hellraiser II [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Madonna: Truth or Dare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Engine That Could [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sticky Fingers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hercules [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 300: Rise of an Empire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Secret Places
[[3]] A Walk to Remember [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alyce Kills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: Revelations [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nasty Old People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Parents [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High School Musical
[[0]] Elephants Dream
[[0]] Tears of Steel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] eXistenZ [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Smiley Face [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Over Her Dead Body [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Body of Evidence [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dinner Game
[[1]] The Lawnmower Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Decay [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Valkaama [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] RoboCop 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] RoboCop 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] That Awkward Moment [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am Sam [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Time After Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Candy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Way Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie in a Mermaid Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Move Over, Darling [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amber Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Punch-Drunk Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rasen [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Cook in Trouble [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guess Who's Coming to Dinner [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Winter's Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I, Frankenstein [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Non-Stop [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Violet & Daisy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Best Man Holiday
[[2]] The Pa Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Reprise
[[3]] Entrance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trance (The Eternal)
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[Article icon] There are links to reviews available for this movie

* Please keep in mind that a movie scoring a [Smiley] does not mean it is at all "good" or feminist friendly, just that it passes all tests.

If there is an exclamation mark over the icon (eg. [OK-disagree]), someone who has left a comment doesn't agree with the rating (and hopefully explains why).

Recent activity

Currently 5107 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-04-22 22:07: [[2]] Swingers (1996)
2014-04-22 17:30: [[3]] Superhero Movie (2008)
2014-04-22 01:55: [[0]] The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898)
2014-04-22 01:30: [[0]] The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)
2014-04-21 12:13: [[3]] Barefoot (2014)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-04-23 14:09: [[3]] Meatballs (1979)
2014-04-23 12:03: [[1]] Gimme Shelter (2013)
2014-04-23 03:03: [[3]] Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
2014-04-22 22:07: [[2]] Swingers (1996)
2014-04-22 20:49: [[1]] The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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.

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 5107 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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