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

[[0]] I Call It Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League: WAR [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Friends [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cheap Thrills [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Remando al viento [Rowing with the Wind]
[[3]] Split [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Moonlight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amanecer en Puerta Oscura [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Death Race 2050 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Making of '...And God Spoke'
[[3]] Pete's Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Girl I Loved [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La caza
[[1]] Mil gritos tiene la noche [Pieces] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] xXx: Return of Xander Cage [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The More the Merrier [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane the Virgin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Los sin nombre [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El ataque de los muertos sin ojos [Return of the Evil Dead] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pascual Duarte
[[2]] Best Defense
[[2]] The Ice Pirates
[[1]] The Philadelphia Experiment
[[0]] The Final Countdown
[[3]] Gekijouban Steins;Gate: Fuka ryouiki no dejavu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La tia Tula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Demain tout commence [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alexander IRL [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] West Bank Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Gangster
[[3]] Calle mayor [Main Street] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Final Fantasy XV
[[1]] Evil
[[3]] Los santos inocentes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 13 Tzameti
[[3]] Nightmare City [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El dia de la bestia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vampyros Lesbos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Coin Heist [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Inferno [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 seconds [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (Untitled) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Solo Quiero Caminar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fantasia 2000 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deepwater Horizon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 33 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hunt for the Wilderpeople [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Manchester by the Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fences [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dangal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20th Century Women [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hurricane Bianca [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hairspray Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dernieres nouvelles du cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Paterson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barnyard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] City Slickers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Babe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Secuestrados [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Birthday to Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl King [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Trouble with Harry
[[0]] Land of the Lost [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jackie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] In a Valley of Violence [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Passengers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bye Bye Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La La Land [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sleepers
[[1]] Assassin's Creed [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Neruda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Meduzot [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Fits [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Evolution [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Animal Farm [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Beast Within [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Curse of the Werewolf [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Embers [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Romasanta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Under Capricorn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dagon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] True Memoirs of an International Assassin [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti [The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue] [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Doukyuusei [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hidden Figures [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unexpected [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rogue One [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Name Of The Rose [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Free State of Jones [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arachnid [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Faust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suspicion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kimi no na wa. [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Roald Dahl's Esio Trot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mr. Church [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Let Me Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Downhill [When Boys Leave Home]
[[2]] The Bad and the Beautiful [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jamaica Inn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love and Death [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl Was Young [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Navigators
[[3]] Peliculas para no dormir: Adivina quien soy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gabby Douglas Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Birkebeinerne
[[0]] War of the Buttons
[[1]] Foreign Correspondent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ballerina [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Peliculas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Secret Agent [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Battle Beyond the Stars [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Vagina Monologues [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 600 millas [600 Miles] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Man Who Knew Too Much [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peliculas para no dormir: La culpa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Curse of the Jade Scorpion [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Number 17 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nocturnal Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peliculas para no dormir: Para entrar a vivir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Celebrity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elle [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Rich and Strange [East of Shanghai] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Don't Drink the Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Skin Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Películas para no dormir: La habitación del niño [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moana [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Murder! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Angels with Dirty Faces
[[1]] Take the Money and Run [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Juno and the Paycock [The Shame of Mary Boyle] [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Central Intelligence [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wiener-Dog [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Legend of Tarzan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridget Jones's Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hacksaw Ridge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Loving [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Pelican Brief [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Respire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divines [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Body Bags [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tjuvheder [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Left Foot [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Field of Dreams [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Spider
[[1]] Little Einsteins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family guy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hannah Montana
[[0]] I.Q. [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Prisoner [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ride Along 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "The X-Files" Pilot
[[3]] The Sin Seer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arrival [6 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Grey's Anatomy
[[3]] Driving Miss Daisy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Young Ones [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] brothers of the wind [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Katie Tippel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Zodiac [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Desperate Living
[[3]] Je, tu, il, elle
[[3]] Linda Linda Linda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mortelle randonnée [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Certain Women
[[0]] Hard Boiled [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An Officer and a Gentleman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jaws 3-D [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Koroshi no rakuin [Branded to Kill] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Daniel Blake [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tokyo Drifter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma [Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom]
[[3]] Trolls [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nikutai no mon [Gate of Flesh] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paprika [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blessed [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Black Hole [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Miles Ahead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grüße aus Fukushima (Greetings from Fukushima) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Finest Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] These Three
[[3]] Verden venter
[[1]] Doctor Strange [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jaws 2
[[3]] Lethal Weapon 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldila (The Beyond) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avril et le monde truque [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ouija: Origin of Evil [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Dave [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 7020 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-02-01 22:07: [[0]] I Call It Love (2014)
2017-01-31 23:22: [[3]] Justice League: WAR (2014)
2017-01-31 22:21: [[1]] Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
2017-01-31 20:49: [[0]] Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990)
2017-01-31 16:12: [[1]] Friends (1994)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-02-21 11:09: [[3]] Suicide Squad (2016)
2017-02-21 07:32: [[1]] Spotlight (2015)
2017-02-21 00:55: [[1]] Friends (1994)
2017-02-21 00:42: [[3]] Jump Tomorrow (2001)
2017-02-20 19:20: [[1]] Friends (1994)

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 7020 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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