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]] Thegidi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Burning Plain [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hedi Schneider steckt fest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern
[[3]] L'antiquaire [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gueros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mango Kiss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Relatos salvajes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Focus [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Five Years [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] GoldenEye [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hardboiled Egg [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Diciotto anni dopo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pane e burlesque
[[0]] Zoran, il mio nipote scemo
[[3]] Il marchese del Grillo
[[1]] Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lulu the Tool
[[3]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [2 review(s) available] [73 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Odyssey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Der subjektive Faktor
[[1]] One Hour Photo [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Juha [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Far From the Madding Crowd [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] xxxHolic Ro Adayume [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fear X [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stage Fright
[[3]] Curse of Chucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Unusual Cooking [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cuban Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bound [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] XXXHOLiC: Ro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Septembers of Shiraz [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suffragette [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Welcome to Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sorority Row [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] True Story [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Do You Believe? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rosa Luxemburg [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Scribbler [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Feher isten [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Planet of the Apes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [23 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Farewell My Concubine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] XXXHOLiC: Shunmuki - Kouhen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] XXXHOLic: Shunmuki - Zenpen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Le barometre de la fidelite [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Il caso Valdemar [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Help! [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Near Death Experience
[[2]] Someone Marry Barry
[[0]] A Funny Shave [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Peanut Vendor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clover [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Being Flynn [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] !Three Amigos!
[[0]] The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Arrival of a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girlhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghosthunters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suite francaise [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love Is Strange [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Accepted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Study in Scarlet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seventh Son [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Liza, the fox fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Solomon Kane [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love, Rosie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Passion d'Augustine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Furious 7 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Before I Go to Sleep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pecker [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Devil's Carnival
[[3]] Song of the Sea [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighboring Sounds [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dyke Hard
[[3]] My Father Must Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] God's Pocket [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Snabba cash [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Death Kiss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Foxy Brown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Murder at Glen Athol [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hot Shots! Part Deux [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Predestination [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Murder by Invitation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Die Hohle des gelben Hundes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Va' dove ti porta il cuore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Unknown Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wetlands
[[3]] The Lazarus Effect [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Come and See
[[1]] Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tea with Mussolini [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lizzie McGuire Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Vildspor
[[3]] Big Eyes [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El Niño [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insurgent [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Three Es [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Out of Africa [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] See How They Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Know How She Does It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cinderella [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] This is England [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raise Your Voice [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Taking Lives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Une nouvelle amie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wild River
[[1]] Le week-end [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magical Girl
[[2]] Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ali has blue eyes [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] L'aventure, c'est l'aventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parallels [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bicycling with Molière [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 5ive Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Leprechaun in the Hood [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le voyage a travers l'impossible [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chappie [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Hair Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tadpole [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Open Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Charlotte Gray [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cake
[[1]] Mickey's Christmas Carol [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Krull [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The DUFF [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Normal Heart [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A River Runs Through It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Redline [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rinne [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd
[[3]] King Kong vs. Godzilla [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Sniper [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Most Violent Year [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bowfinger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last American Virgin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Replay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Desert [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] State of Emergency [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Returned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Duke of Burgundy [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A torinoi lo [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tomie: Anaza Feisu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Project Almanac [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Notte [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jupiter Ascending [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hross i oss [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mortdecai [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Chance Harvey [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Summer of Sangaile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Strange Magic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red-Headed Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombeavers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Charlotte Sometimes
[[3]] The Devil's Violinist [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Mattei Affair (Il caso Mattei) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] What If [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Vivian Maier Mystery
[[3]] Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La Dolce Vita [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
[[2]] A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King 1 1/2
[[3]] Sliver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stuck in Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Basquiat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Golden Winter
[[1]] Trancers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tower of Terror [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fanny, Annie & Danny
[[0]] Pink Floyd The Wall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bran Nue Dae
[[3]] Still Alice [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wedding Ringer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rodan [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scarface
[[1]] Au Revoir Les Enfants
[[3]] Treehouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life or Something Like It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keith
[[3]] Love Happens [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] High School Musical 2 (TV Movie) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Female [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla Raids Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ei Kiitos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Two Days, One NIght [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love Me Tonight [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 5913 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2015-05-21 20:22: [[2]] Thegidi (2014)
2015-05-21 18:05: [[3]] The Burning Plain (2008)
2015-05-21 10:32: [[2]] Hedi Schneider steckt fest (2015)
2015-05-21 10:29: [[3]] Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (2015)
2015-05-20 20:18: [[3]] L'antiquaire (2015)

The five latest comments were on:

2015-05-26 10:25: [[3]] Darling Lili (1970)
2015-05-26 05:28: [[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2015-05-26 04:26: [[1]] Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
2015-05-25 22:09: [[3]] Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death (2014)
2015-05-25 21:26: [[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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 5913 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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