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]] Mother! [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Red Turtle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 girls 1 cup [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Their Finest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Leon Morin, Priest
[[3]] The Prodigal [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Estômago
[[3]] What Happened to Monday [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death Note
[[3]] RV
[[2]] Next Friday
[[2]] Friday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Punisher
[[2]] Friday After Next
[[2]] Naked [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tulip Fever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Logan Lucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Made [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A United Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vino Veritas
[[1]] The Time in Between [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hitman's Bodyguard [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To the bone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annabelle: Creation [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Detroit [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Trash
[[3]] Sharknado 2: The Second One [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Martyrs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hable con ella [Talk to Her] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cleaner [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Emoji Movie [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] On the Milky Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] the Black Tower [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lola Versus
[[1]] Plasmatic Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Don't Hang Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Case of You
[[1]] H. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girls Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredible Jessica James [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Steps
[[3]] The Untamed [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Varoonegi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Almost Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Windtalkers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dog Soldiers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rose Red [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Una
[[1]] Little Big Man
[[1]] Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cujo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie: Princess Charm School [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dunkirk [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wish Upon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Beguiled [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wind River [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Okja [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] War for the Planet of the Apes [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Void [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster High: Electrified [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster High: Welcome to Monster High [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dragon Spell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Comes at Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Word [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spidarlings [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Shock Treatment [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
[[3]] I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingdom of the Spiders [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keeping Up with the Joneses
[[1]] Hot Wheels: World Race Highway 35 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Atomic Blonde [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Homecoming [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Looking for Eric
[[3]] Cam-Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] L'età d'oro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Big Sick [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax
[[1]] 22 Bullets / L'immortel
[[1]] Baby Driver [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Very Good Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Haider [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's a Free World... [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Carne trémula [Live Flesh] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cars 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shack [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beatriz at Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] War on Everyone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with All the Gifts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ninja Terminator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La flor de mi secreto [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rough Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kika
[[1]] 10 Rillington Place
[[1]] The Corpse Vanishes [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Saludos Amigos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Kentucky Fried Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Teacher [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Wild One
[[3]] Perfect Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Colossal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Oranges [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Belko Experiment [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Thursday
[[3]] Fathers & Daughters
[[3]] Megan Leavy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Cousin Rachel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Mummy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tremors 3: Back to Perfection [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Movie 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tremors II: Aftershocks [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] T2 Trainspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snatched [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] An American Werewolf in Paris
[[3]] Screwed in Tallinn [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Reconstruction
[[3]] The 3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Everything, Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gifted [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Line of Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Life Without Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Name Is Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Land and Freedom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La ley del deseo
[[1]] Seven Years in Tibet
[[1]] Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
[[1]] Primal Fear
[[1]] Patrik, Age 1.5
[[0]] Out in the Dark
[[2]] Oscar
[[1]] Original Sin
[[1]] One Point O
[[1]] No Night Is Too Long
[[3]] Nick of Time
[[1]] My Own Private Idaho
[[3]] A mi madre le gustan las mujeres
[[1]] Mindhunters
[[1]] Message in a Bottle
[[1]] Meet Joe Black
[[1]] Kramer vs. Kramer
[[2]] Jack
[[1]] It Could Happen to You
[[0]] Indecent Proposal
[[0]] Hunger
[[1]] HouseSitter
[[1]] House of D
[[3]] A la folie... pas du tout
[[3]] Happy Feet
[[3]] Hair
[[1]] Great Expectations
[[1]] God Is Great and I'm Not
[[3]] Girltrash: All Night Long
[[1]] Frankie and Johnny
[[1]] Fatal Rescue
[[3]] Evita
[[1]] Dragonfly
[[1]] Dorian Gray
[[1]] Donnie Brasco
[[1]] Dances with Wolves
[[3]] Cry_Wolf
[[1]] Conversations with God
[[1]] Cherrybomb
[[1]] Brideshead Revisited
[[2]] Bless the Child
[[3]] Bicentennial Man
[[1]] Benny & Joon
[[1]] Valami Amerika
[[1]] Before the Fall
[[1]] Autumn in New York
[[1]] Amen.
[[3]] Accidents Happen
[[2]] About a Boy
[[0]] A Separate Peace
[[1]] A perfect world
[[3]] Comicos [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Riff-Raff [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Arthur [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alien: Covenant [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] It! The Terror from Beyond Space
[[0]] Maria Bamford: Old Baby [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Circle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Doll's House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sleepover [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Freddie as F.R.O.7. [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What a Girl Wants [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.

If you need access to the raw data, check out the docs for the api.

Add a movie

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Recent activity

Currently 7372 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-09-16 19:33: [[2]] Mother! (2017)
2017-09-16 09:37: [[0]] The Red Turtle (2016)
2017-09-13 01:34: [[3]] 2 girls 1 cup (2008)
2017-09-12 19:11: [[3]] Their Finest (2016)
2017-09-09 18:54: [[3]] It (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-09-22 22:03: [[2]] Mother! (2017)
2017-09-22 20:31: [[3]] The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
2017-09-22 20:10: [[3]] Revelator (2017)
2017-09-22 16:36: [[1]] Band of Brothers (2001)
2017-09-22 12:20: [[3]] Até que a Sorte nos Separe 2 (2013)

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 7372 movies listed. Some stats and graphs are available. Be sure to check out Ten graphics on the Bechdel test on Reddit for more graphs.

You can also view the list sorted by year, sorted by title (default), title, date added (latest first), number of comments, number of reviews or rating.
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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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