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]] X-Men: Apocalypse [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blind Loves [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Selfish Giant
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Embrassez qui vous voudrez [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family Fang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sweet and Lowdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Green Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ju-on: Owari no hajimari [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beautiful Kate [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Ninth Configuration [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ratchet & Clank [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harbinger Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dinner Rush
[[2]] Rocky IV [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rocky III
[[1]] Rocky II
[[3]] Madeinusa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je suis un soldat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Saishuu-sho - kindan no kajitsu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Riaru onigokko [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blow Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eat with Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sparrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dragon Inn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All about women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Every Secret Thing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Space Cowboys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baahubali: The Beginning
[[0]] Le Trou
[[3]] Dreamchild [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thirteen Women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anguish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Affair [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Thin Man Goes Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott and Bailey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Steal a Dog / Gae-leul hoom-chi-neun wan-byeok-han bang-beob [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Matinee [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Re-birth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Door in the Floor [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rambo: First Blood Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eraser [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eye in the Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hush [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Apur Sansar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tango [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Quiet Hour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shotgun Stories [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hidden Face
[[1]] 10,000 BC [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Creepshow 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Case of Hana and Alice [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hardcore Henry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peking Opera Blues [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tiger House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pretty Ugly People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Age of Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Snake Eyes
[[3]] River of Fundament [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deep Throat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Girls Don't Cry [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Some Voices [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gamera vs. Viras [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aimee & Jaguar
[[2]] The Full Monty [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Klute [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heruta sukeruta
[[1]] Infernal Affairs [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bu san
[[1]] Fireworks
[[3]] Switchblade Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 200 Cigarettes
[[0]] Glen or Glenda
[[2]] Peeping Tom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I'm Not There.
[[1]] They Shoot Horses, Don't They? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snow White [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kiss of the Spider Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 4th Man
[[3]] The Huntsman: Winter's War [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chori Chori Chupke Chupke [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Longest Ride [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les ogres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Glitter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cut Bank
[[1]] Midnight Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bat Whispers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane Eyre [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mozart's Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Triple 9 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belgica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The VVitch: A New-England Folktale [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 7 Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Throne [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Golden Era [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evelyn Prentice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Office [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marguerite [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Meddler [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Divergent Series: Allegiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Meadowland [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Time Changer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Stretch
[[1]] Mientras duermes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wake in Fright [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All The King's Men
[[3]] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Les deux mondes [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Going Places [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Till We Meet Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La ciociara [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La belle verte [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Enemy
[[3]] Min lilla syster [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El bonaerense [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Stalingrad
[[3]] The Sticky Fingers of Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 9 Songs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Not Cool [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Wong gok ka moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Time of the Wolf
[[0]] Daikaiju kuchusen: Gamera tai Gyaosu [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Amour fou
[[3]] Despues de Lucia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zootopia [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life Partners [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Ships at Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Curdled [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Diary of a Teenage Girl [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The House of Yes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babysitters [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La jaula de oro
[[3]] Lady Snowblood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Big Master [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Court [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Quiet Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Das letzte Schweigen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Picture of You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Invisible Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Like Sunday, Like Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slow Learners [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les innocentes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bang Gang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Comoara [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen of Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tempête [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bill [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Uchu daikaiju Girara [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'attesa [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Il caso Moro [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hail, Caesar! [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maidentrip [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Youth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spotlight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss You Already [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sushi Girl
[[1]] The Verdict
[[3]] Silent Night, Deadly Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peter's Friends [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Aurora [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Prince and Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adult World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Robot Stories [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Oslo, 31. august
[[3]] Anna Unbound [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boys from Brazil [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Travelling Salesman [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Upstream Color [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Uncanny [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Open Your Eyes [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Spring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranded [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sleep Dealer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] K-PAX [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coherence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advantageous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Witch Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Comment c'est loin
[[3]] Aanrijding in Moscou [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.

Add a movie

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Recent activity

Currently 6508 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-05-21 16:22: [[3]] X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
2016-05-19 21:58: [[2]] Blind Loves (2008)
2016-05-18 15:47: [[1]] The Selfish Giant (2013)
2016-05-18 01:22: [[3]] Love & Friendship (2016)
2016-05-17 22:49: [[3]] Embrassez qui vous voudrez (2002)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-05-25 03:29: [[3]] Captain America: Civil War (2016)
2016-05-25 02:40: [[3]] Black Girl (1966)
2016-05-24 23:42: [[1]] 10 Days In A Madhouse (2016)
2016-05-24 14:11: [[1]] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
2016-05-23 19:10: [[0]] Fantasia (1940)

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 6508 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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