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]] The Tenant [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Passion of Anna [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pass Over [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Unfinished Business [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Petit paysan [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Solo: A Star Wars Story [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Freddy vs. Jason [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Europe '51 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tully [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gift [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] How to Be a Latin Lover
[[3]] Fist Fight
[[1]] Baywatch [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadpool 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Brothers Grimsby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Glass Castle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Man Standing [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Birth of a Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] How to Murder Your Wife [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Z-O-M-B-I-E-S [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Not Scared [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lone Survivor
[[3]] Mne dvadtsat let (I am twenty) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Diva [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [23 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Ritual [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] My Friend Dahmer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tourist Trap [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Kill Giants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Entity [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] You Were Never Really Here
[[3]] The Town That Dreaded Sundown [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Town That Dreaded Sundown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Starcrash [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Titan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Poetic Justice [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mystery Team [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Sparrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Early Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mom and Dad [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love, Simon [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kronk's New Groove [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Midnight Man
[[1]] Tschick [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pacific Rim: Uprising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Passion of the Christ [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tenemos la carne [We Are the Flesh] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heiresses [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready Player One [15 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
[[0]] The Fugitives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Conducta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomb Raider [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Last: Naruto the Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Scarlet Pimpernel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mirror Crack'd [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Under the Sun [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] East Is East [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thelma [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] When We First Met [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] An American in Rome [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Post [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thoroughbreds [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jug Face [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bad Moms Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jacky in the kingdom of women [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Le jour se lève [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Metropolitan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fun Mom Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Transfiguration [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Singwa hamgge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Can Speak [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maudie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hearts Beat Loud
[[3]] The Seventh Victim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Killing of a Sacred Deer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Antz [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sensitivity Training [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Kind of Traitor
[[3]] The Cloverfield Paradox [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Live! The School Idol Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Maryland [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 1922 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annihilation [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Locos de Amor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweet Virginia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love per square foot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Esperando la carroza [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rustom [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mediterraneo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Godfather: Part III [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Que tan lejos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A tus espaldas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marvin's Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maze Runner: The Death Cure [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Loving Vincent [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Melody Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fun & Fancy Free [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Make Mine Music [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Rescuers Down Under [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Blackcoat's Daughter
[[3]] Better Watch Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ferdinand [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fai bei sogni
[[3]] Mayhem [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beach Rats
[[3]] Roman J. Israel, Esq. [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Class of 1999
[[3]] Daddy's Home 2
[[3]] A Perfect Murder
[[0]] Roundhay Garden Scene [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hostiles
[[2]] Hot Pursuit
[[1]] The Stanford Prison Experiment
[[3]] Planetarium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pink [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] La vie secrète des gens heureux
[[1]] Réparer les vivants
[[3]] Tuntematon sotilas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Door Gods [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barefoot Gen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] House on Willow Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La llamada [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wolf Warrior 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Berlin Syndrome [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paddington 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A man of integrity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pretty Little Liars
[[3]] Hidden Agenda [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Darkest Hour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Innocents [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ne gledaj mi u pijat
[[3]] Phantom Thread [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Madeline [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mary and The Witch's Flower [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Not as a Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranger Things [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Inferno [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Yoga Hosers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hounds of Love
[[2]] Jerry Maguire
[[1]] La Negrita: the Miracle of Our Lady of Los Angeles [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Phoenix Incident [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Ghost Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Runaway Daughters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hole [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Elf [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Dark Song [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Burn Burn Burn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Imitation of Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mad Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Femme Fatale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jesus, Bro! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Disco [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emelie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dracula's Daughter [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Time Travelers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Thomas Crown Affair [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cherry Pop [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pitch Perfect 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The King and the Mockingbird [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ice Station Zebra [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Verónica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Greatest Showman [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Creep 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bushwick
[[1]] Downsizing [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] All the Money in the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wilson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Glory Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ice Fantasy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Autopsy of Jane Doe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Better Living Through Chemistry
[[3]] The Reaping
[[0]] Kan du vissla Johanna?
[[3]] Call Me by Your Name [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Winter Light [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Through a Glass Darkly [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bad Santa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bright [2 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 7708 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2018-06-04 20:27: [[1]] The Tenant (1976)
2018-05-31 02:55: [[1]] The Passion of Anna (1969)
2018-05-30 19:30: [[1]] Macbeth (1971)
2018-05-30 19:28: [[1]] Macbeth (1948)
2018-05-30 19:23: [[0]] Pass Over (2018)

The five latest comments were on:

2018-06-22 02:57: [[3]] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
2018-06-21 11:13: [[1]] The Pianist (2002)
2018-06-21 11:07: [[1]] The Lion King (1994)
2018-06-21 03:49: [[1]] "The 100" Echoes (2017)
2018-06-20 17:33: [[1]] Cars (2006)

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 7708 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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