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

[[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 [1 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 [1 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]
[[1]] Divines [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Body Bags [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
[[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 [1 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
[[3]] I, Daniel Blake [1 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 [1 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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] These Three
[[3]] Verden venter
[[1]] Doctor Strange [2 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]
[[1]] The Reef [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Consequence of Feminism [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Los lunes al sol
[[3]] Godzilla vs. Biollante [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Accountant [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death and the Maiden
[[3]] Bleach: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Son of Batman [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bayonetta: Bloody Fate [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anatomy of a Love Seen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Chalk Garden [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] JFK [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Swamp Thing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wolf Creek
[[3]] A Royal Night Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Shin Godzilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hills Have Eyes
[[1]] Chicken Little [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ordinary People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tom and Jerry: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy in the Striped Pajamas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nicholas and Alexandra [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dinosaur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Recess: School's Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last House on the Left
[[3]] Dead of Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rofuto [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All the President's Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Honey
[[3]] Kairo [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Storks [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Split Second
[[1]] Never Let Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl on the Train [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Butter bei die Fische
[[2]] Tenebre [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flesh+Blood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hachi-gatsu no rapusodi [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Moy papa Baryshnikov
[[3]] Deep Red [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dodes'ka-den
[[3]] Barrio [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Julieta [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La pazza gioia [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Throne of Blood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No One Killed Jessica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The People Under the Stairs [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ikiru
[[2]] The Accidental Tourist [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] D2: The Mighty Ducks [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advise & Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Devils [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Idiot [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Greetings from Tim Buckley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dirty 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Reine Geschmacksache
[[1]] Who We Are
[[0]] Lost Angel
[[0]] Wastelands
[[0]] Vattnet
[[0]] Violine
[[3]] The Infiltrator [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Robin Hood
[[1]] The Assassination of Richard Nixon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scandal [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] magnificent 7 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cafe com Leite
[[0]] Ronny
[[0]] Lucky Blue
[[1]] Uitgesproken
[[0]] Drengen der ikke kunne svomme
[[2]] Monster Pies
[[2]] Forty Guns [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hidden Fortress [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Juste une question d'amour
[[1]] Jongens
[[2]] La memoria del agua [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] "Masters of Horror" Dream Cruise [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The World is Not Enough [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" The Washingtonians [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" The Black Cat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rambo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catfight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" We All Scream for Ice Cream [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Snowden [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bullitt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El Olivo [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] "Masters of Horror" Right to Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Boccaccio ´70 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dead Man's Shoes
[[0]] K-19: The Widowmaker
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" Valerie on the Stairs [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hrutar
[[0]] Sound of Noise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" Pro-Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Morgan [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fourth Man Out
[[1]] Hell or High Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Devils of Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ich mochte kein Mann sein [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The State of Things [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grease Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raising the Bar [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 6912 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-12-04 12:19: [[1]] Birkebeinerne (2016)
2016-12-04 02:09: [[0]] War of the Buttons (1962)
2016-12-02 14:34: [[1]] Foreign Correspondent (1940)
2016-12-02 08:38: [[3]] Ballerina (2016)
2016-12-01 16:37: [[1]] Peliculas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira (2006)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-12-05 14:35: [[3]] Peliculas para no dormir: Adivina quien soy (2006)
2016-12-05 04:30: [[1]] The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
2016-12-05 02:36: [[3]] Schindler's List (1993)
2016-12-04 22:03: [[1]] Doctor Strange (2016)
2016-12-04 18:46: [[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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 6912 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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