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

[[3]] Step Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Out of the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Crazies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unforgettable [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Free Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El bosque animado [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electra Woman and Dyna Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Atraco a las tres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yentl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Young Girls of Rochefort [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Best Offer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Viva
[[1]] Live by Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Project X [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Discovery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Uwasa no onna [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fate of the Furious [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ventos de Agosto [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birigyaru [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Night on the Galactic Railroad [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La belle et la bete [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bello onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Below Her Mouth
[[3]] Catnapped! The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Monmon the Water Spider [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen of Katwe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dance Academy: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Outsiders [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Denial [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Sloane
[[3]] The Love Witch [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tristana [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava's Possession [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Missing
[[3]] The Last Mimzy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lost City of Z [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love Me If You Dare
[[1]] The Boss Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost in the Shell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding
[[1]] Sweet Home Alabama [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Village of the Damned [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breathing Deep [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Monster Trucks [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] State of Siege
[[1]] The Happy Caterpillars [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Finding Forrester [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] London Spy
[[3]] Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Four Brothers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parched [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Margarita with a Straw [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Wednesday
[[3]] Le Chat du Rabbin
[[2]] A Life Less Ordinary [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tangerines [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Razorback [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El pico
[[1]] El pico 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Perfect Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Baby Face [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Power Rangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What's Love Got to Do with It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Shine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deidra & Laney Rob a Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Psychosis [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Z
[[3]] The Young Offenders [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bee Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Carter
[[0]] Sweet Sixteen
[[3]] The Frame [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Edge of Seventeen [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] In the Name of the Father [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Peppermint Frappe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] House of 1000 Corpses
[[3]] Boi Neon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spa Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Get Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bernie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Other People [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kong: Skull Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Eaters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lavalantula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Innan vi dor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vikings
[[3]] Gotham [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "The Walking Dead" Say Yes [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Underworld: Blood Wars [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "The Big Bang Theory" The Comic-Con Conundrum [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rush Hour 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Soul to Take [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Table 19 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Here or To Go? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bar Bahar
[[1]] Milyy Khans, dorogoy Pyotr
[[0]] Behind Enemy Lines [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Full Out
[[3]] Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Matador [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Logan [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La fuga de Segovia [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] La main du diable
[[1]] Things to come - L'avenir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Christine
[[2]] The Manhattan Project [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Stage Beauty [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Great Wall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades Darker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jump Tomorrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Under The Shadow [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lion
[[1]] Marauders
[[2]] Mr. Right [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Cure for Wellness
[[1]] Fort Tilden [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Long Way North [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Personal Shopper
[[3]] Aquarius
[[3]] Toni Erdmann
[[3]] Sweet Bean
[[3]] It's Only the End of the World
[[3]] My mad fat diary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Red Pill [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Invisible Man
[[1]] The Eagle Huntress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Florence Foster Jenkins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Resident Evil: The Final Chapter [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Space Between Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition
[[0]] Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Man Who Knew Too Much
[[3]] Nil Battey Sannata [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cartouche [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The LEGO Batman Movie [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Millennium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Die Welle
[[3]] All Girls Weekend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Surcos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frenzy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nada [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Nar dyrene drommer
[[3]] Contratiempo [1 comment(s) available]
[[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]] Cheap Thrills [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Remando al viento [Rowing with the Wind]
[[3]] Split [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Moonlight [5 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 [2 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]
[[3]] Final Fantasy XV [2 comment(s) available]
[[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 [2 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]
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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.

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Recent activity

Currently 7171 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-04-30 02:36: [[3]] Step Up (2006)
2017-04-29 08:05: [[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
2017-04-29 04:17: [[3]] Out of the Dark (2014)
2017-04-27 14:10: [[3]] The Crazies (1973)
2017-04-26 06:23: [[3]] Unforgettable (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-05-26 12:58: [[3]] My Name Is Joe (1998)
2017-05-25 18:48: [[0]] Sicario (2015)
2017-05-25 13:58: [[3]] A Very Long Engagement (2004)
2017-05-25 01:00: [[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
2017-05-24 17:21: [[2]] The Edge of Seventeen (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 7171 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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