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]] Equals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Beauty [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cafe Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Mission [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Glory [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fundamentals of Caring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] April Fool's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unfaithful [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dad's Army [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Man Who Knew Infinity [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Swiss Army Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maggie's Plan
[[3]] The Last of Robin Hood [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Secret Life of Pets [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Purge: Election Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halal Love
[[1]] The Citizen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] They Call Me Jeeg Robot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Primero De Enero [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Turbo Kid [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Experimenter
[[3]] Children of a Lesser God [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Shallows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Neon Demon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electricity
[[3]] The Lady in the Van [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Max [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Z for Zachariah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Independence Day: Resurgence [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Camino [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Red Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dragonslayer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twelfth Night or What You Will [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Be Somebody [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Snows of Kilimanjaro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3096 Tage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wave (Bølgen) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Is My Profession [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I can do bad all by myself [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Karate Kid, Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aristocrats [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding Dory [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Money Monster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sunset Song [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me Before You [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Perfect Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hello, My Name Is Doris [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How High
[[3]] The Sea Inside [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jaws: The Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Scorpion King
[[3]] The Mummy Returns [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Limelight
[[3]] How to Be Single [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sing Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Everest [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Party Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Warcraft [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Death Rides a Horse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Still the Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bleach Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Titanic - La leggenda continua [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bleach: Memories of Nobody [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Angel's Egg [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rio Bravo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blonde in Black Leather [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kapurush [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Nice Guys [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Country Called Home
[[3]] X-Men: Apocalypse [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blind Loves [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Selfish Giant
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Embrassez qui vous voudrez [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family Fang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sweet and Lowdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Green Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ju-on: Owari no hajimari [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beautiful Kate [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mother's Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Ninth Configuration [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ratchet & Clank [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harbinger Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dinner Rush
[[2]] Rocky IV [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rocky III
[[1]] Rocky II
[[3]] Madeinusa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je suis un soldat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Saishuu-sho - kindan no kajitsu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Riaru onigokko [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blow Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eat with Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sparrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dragon Inn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All about women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Every Secret Thing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Space Cowboys [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baahubali: The Beginning
[[0]] Le Trou
[[3]] Dreamchild [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thirteen Women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anguish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Affair [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Thin Man Goes Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott and Bailey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Steal a Dog / Gae-leul hoom-chi-neun wan-byeok-han bang-beob [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Matinee [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomie: Re-birth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Door in the Floor [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rambo: First Blood Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eraser [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eye in the Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hush [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Apur Sansar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tango [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Quiet Hour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shotgun Stories [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hidden Face
[[1]] 10,000 BC [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Creepshow 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Case of Hana and Alice [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hardcore Henry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peking Opera Blues [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tiger House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pretty Ugly People [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Age of Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Snake Eyes
[[3]] River of Fundament [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deep Throat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Girls Don't Cry [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Some Voices [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gamera vs. Viras [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aimee & Jaguar
[[2]] The Full Monty [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Klute [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heruta sukeruta
[[1]] Infernal Affairs [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bu san
[[1]] Fireworks
[[3]] Switchblade Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 200 Cigarettes
[[0]] Glen or Glenda
[[2]] Peeping Tom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I'm Not There.
[[1]] They Shoot Horses, Don't They? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snow White [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kiss of the Spider Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 4th Man
[[3]] The Huntsman: Winter's War [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chori Chori Chupke Chupke [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Longest Ride [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les ogres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Glitter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cut Bank
[[1]] Midnight Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bat Whispers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane Eyre [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mozart's Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Triple 9 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belgica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The VVitch: A New-England Folktale [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 7 Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Throne [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Golden Era [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evelyn Prentice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Office [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marguerite [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 6595 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2016-07-16 11:59: [[3]] Equals (2015)
2016-07-16 07:57: [[3]] Black Beauty (1994)
2016-07-15 12:02: [[1]] Cafe Society (2016)
2016-07-14 20:20: [[0]] The Mission (1986)
2016-07-14 12:18: [[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

The five latest comments were on:

2016-07-28 10:24: [[3]] Snow White (1916)
2016-07-28 03:02: [[3]] Emmanuelle (1974)
2016-07-27 21:07: [[1]] 3 Men and a Baby (1987)
2016-07-27 06:30: [[3]] Awake (2007)
2016-07-27 02:58: [[1]] Batman: The Killing Joke (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 6595 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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