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]] It Chapter 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lighthouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Marriage Story
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dilemma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] NIght School [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Abominable [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] MXP: Most Extreme Primate [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Brink's Job [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Welcome to Marwen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Men Want [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie in the Nutcracker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie of Swan Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lords of Chaos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Laundromat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[3]] The Initiation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Daughters of Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Men of Honor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sissi - The Young Empress
[[1]] Miami Vice
[[3]] Hustlers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ford v Ferrari [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Downton Abbey [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cheaper by the Dozen
[[3]] Canceled
[[3]] Joker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ready or Not [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Duelists
[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] fifty shade freed
[[1]] Bacurau
[[3]] Slap Her, She's French! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ad Astra [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lake Mungo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tall Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pentagram [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Second Act
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vivre Sa Vie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Year One [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] War Machine
[[2]] Goon: Last of the Enforcers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jawline
[[3]] Punishment Park [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Goon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terminal Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora and the Lost City of Gold [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brittany Runs A Marathon [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Times at the El Royale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terminator: Dark Fate [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] On a Golden Pond
[[3]] Where'd You Go, Bernadette [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Turma da Monica: Lacos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] See You Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] McQueen
[[1]] Boy Erased [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mary Shelley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] So Undercover [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Abduction
[[1]] Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
[[3]] The Wrecking Crew [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stigmata [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tolkien [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pet Sematary [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Spiderwick Chronicles [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minha Mae e uma Peca: O Filme [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Art of Racing in the Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kim Possible [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Five Feet Apart [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wild Style [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Terrorist: April 20, 1999 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Support the Girls
[[2]] Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Farewell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shelter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sword of Trust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Black 47 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Float Like A Butterfly [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ossessione [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gummo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bride [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Begotten III: Jesus Wept [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Swiped [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zoombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Loenatik - De moevie
[[3]] April's Shower [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zoombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Like Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crawl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lion King [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Thief [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deep Murder [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Deep End of the Ocean [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anna [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Genese [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midsommar [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Freddy Got Fingered [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wonder Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Honor List [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranger Things
[[1]] Article 15 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Effigy – Poison and the City [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Killer Bean Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle Comes Home
[[3]] Catch-22 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cheats
[[3]] Toy Story 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gorillas in the Mist [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Old School
[[3]] Gisaengchung [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am Mother
[[3]] Godzilla: King of the Monsters [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brightburn
[[3]] Late Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Date [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] It's a Beautiful Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Phoenix [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Be My Maybe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Six Degrees of Separation
[[3]] Ma
[[3]] Deslembro [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lady from Shanghai
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raazi
[[3]] Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Posoki (Directions) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jusqu'a la garde (Custody) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aladdin [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rim of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Romancing the Stone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Booksmart [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
[[3]] Wine Country [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] You
[[3]] Unplanned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hustle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon Detective Pikachu [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Highway [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bajirao Mastani [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kronos [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Vive L'Amour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane Fonda in Five Acts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Den of thieves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rosa: The Movie
[[1]] Kangaroo Jack
[[2]] Andhadhun
[[3]] The Unfinished Dance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unicorn Store [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Guava Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jonathan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sideline Secrets [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Curse of La Llorona [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Pretty Baby
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Say My Name [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Someone Great [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Vier gegen die Bank
[[0]] They Shall Not Grow Old [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wild Rose [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Front Runner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gekijoban Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Accursed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tito e os Passaros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El libro de Lila [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Disfigured [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Courier X [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Morvern Callar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Great Gilly Hopkins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Woods [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gray Lady Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Djupid [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gully Boy
[[1]] Bottle Shock [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Secret Superstar [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Seoulyeok [Seoul Station] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nathalie... [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Patch of Blue [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shazam! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Running Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Friend Request [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 8286 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2019-11-12 20:29: [[3]] It Chapter 2 (2019)
2019-11-12 19:41: [[0]] The Lighthouse (2019)
2019-11-11 16:17: [[2]] Marriage Story (2019)
2019-11-11 08:52: [[3]] Harriet (2019)
2019-11-11 03:40: [[1]] The Dilemma (2011)

The five latest comments were on:

2019-12-11 15:23: [[3]] Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990)
2019-12-11 15:12: [[3]] Sabıkalı (1974)
2019-12-11 15:03: [[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2019-12-11 03:50: [[3]] I Am Mother (2019)
2019-12-11 00:31: [[3]] It Chapter 2 (2019)

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 8286 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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