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]] Lifeboat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Homesman [1 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 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Christmas with the Kranks [1 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 [1 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phoenix [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Saboteur
[[1]] Saboteur
[[3]] Mr. Hulot's Holiday
[[3]] Turist
[[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 [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shanghai Express [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clouds of Sils Maria [1 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]
[[3]] Gold Diggers of 1933 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Suspense
[[3]] Cinderella [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Riverside Murder [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Crowd
[[3]] Birdman [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vampyr [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Little Rascals
[[1]] Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Tree of Might [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Children of the Corn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nothing But the Truth
[[3]] The Truth About Emanuel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Nanook of the North [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kraftidioten
[[3]] Der Kleine Medicus - Geheimnisvolle Mission im Korper [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage)
[[1]] John Wick
[[3]] The Tale of The Princess Kaguya [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mine Games [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horns [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Automata
[[3]] Love Takes Wing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wrony [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Triangle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La souriante Madame Beudet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nightcrawler [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Violin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kuch Kuch Hota Hai [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Doctor Zhivago [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stealing Beauty
[[3]] Another Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spoorloos
[[3]] Beau travail [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Children of the Corn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hour of the Wolf
[[3]] Being Julia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 30 Days of Night: Dark Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Any Questions for Ben? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Salvation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trick [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Terror by Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Christmas [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Hunter Prey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Barbie Diaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Grave of the Fireflies [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bounce [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Night Flier [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Secret of Moonacre [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fury [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Princess Twins of Legendale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Silent House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Chaser [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Font. Large Spacing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Woman in Green [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Jin de gushi / Ah Kam, the Stunt woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love in a puff [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bends [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] My Man Godfrey [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spacked out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Life [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 52 Tuesdays [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le Paradis [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mange tes morts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Remember Sunday
[[3]] I Still Know What You Did Last Summer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Female Trouble
[[3]] Haunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grandma's Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Judge [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
[[2]] Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher
[[3]] Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Day Night Day Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dick Tracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Good Lie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Laggies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Como Esquecer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flores Raras [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Grave Encounters
[[1]] The Inbetweeners 2
[[3]] An Unexpected Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] She Hate Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Higher Learning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ashley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Search for Beauty [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soul Food [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] High Tension [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Whiplash [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beyond the Lights [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] First Knight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dreamgirls [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Five Heartbeats [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Good Deed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dead Presidents [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wish I Was Here [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill for Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kiss Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Two Night Stand [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Intolerable Cruelty [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Giant Mechanical Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Storm of the Century [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Alarm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A History of Violence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Walk on the Moon
[[0]] Dolemite [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snow White and the Three Stooges
[[0]] Starman
[[1]] Tampopo
[[3]] The Rugrats Movie
[[2]] Confessions of a Dangerous Mind [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amores Perros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ein Geschenk der Gotter
[[3]] Avis de mistral
[[3]] Waiting for the Moon
[[1]] Best Man Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Machine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Waiting for Guffman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tad: The Lost Explorer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Girl from Calgary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Equalizer [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Phantom of the Paradise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Calendar Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Daytrippers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Presumed Innocent [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 5652 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-12-15 07:15: [[3]] Lifeboat (1944)
2014-12-15 01:15: [[1]] The Homesman (2014)
2014-12-13 08:21: [[3]] Ouija (2014)
2014-12-13 05:00: [[2]] Save the Date (2012)
2014-12-12 19:23: [[2]] Blackmail (1929)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-12-19 16:24: [[3]] rastres de sándal (2013)
2014-12-19 05:20: [[2]] Ninotchka (1939)
2014-12-19 03:40: [[3]] Death Proof (2007)
2014-12-18 06:19: [[3]] The Theory of Everything (2014)
2014-12-18 04:24: [[3]] The Last Song (2010)

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.

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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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