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]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [4 review(s) available] [77 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridesmaids  [3 review(s) available] [70 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [63 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [45 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [44 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [44 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Trek  [4 review(s) available] [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [41 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gravity [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [33 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man of Steel [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Swan  [1 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pacific Rim [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Into Darkness  [1 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 2  [3 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oblivion [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen [26 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skyfall [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Dark Thirty  [1 review(s) available] [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men: First Class [24 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Mermaid  [4 review(s) available] [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Miserables [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oz the Great and Powerful  [2 review(s) available] [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] World War Z [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain America: The First Avenger [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inglourious Basterds  [3 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  [2 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor: The Dark World [20 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Warm Bodies [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 3  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Dead [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Muppets [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolverine [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Host [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elysium [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Airbender [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prometheus  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beasts of the Southern Wild [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bling Ring [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bourne Legacy [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dallas Buyers Club  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midnight in Paris [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Serenity [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence of the Lambs [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Up  [1 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wreck-It Ralph [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [13 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Antichrist [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Lebowski [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cabin in the Woods  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 2 [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Django Unchained [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fight Club  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Her  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [2 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Princess Bride [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tangled  [5 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Avatar  [8 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Run Lola Run [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Seven Psychopaths [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Source Code [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Super 8 [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] V for Vendetta  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Veronica Mars [12 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 2001: A Space Odyssey [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fargo [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Five [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Labyrinth [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] WALL-E  [5 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 22 Jump St [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adjustment Bureau [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All is Lost [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Argo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Teacher [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Battle: Los Angeles [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breakfast Club [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Capitalism: A Love Story [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Counselor [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Shadows [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deus Ex Human Revolution [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Donnie Darko [10 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Exit Through the Gift Shop [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast and Furious 6 [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Great Gatsby [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Immortals [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sex and the city 2  [3 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twilight  [4 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolf of Wall Street [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombieland [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (500) Days of Summer [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Clockwork Orange [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Artist [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coraline  [3 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Easy A  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Edge of Tomorrow [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredibles  [4 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jack the Giant Slayer [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lincoln [9 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Monuments Men  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Only God Forgives  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ratatouille  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Silver Linings Playbook [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Transformers: Age of Extinction [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Up in the Air [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Winter's Bone [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The World's End [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men Origins: Wolverine [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 17 Again [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 21 & Over [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Psycho [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babadook [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbarella [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Is the Warmest Color  [4 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cloud Atlas [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crazy, Stupid, Love. [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Finding Nemo [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frankenweenie [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Futurama: Bender's Big Score [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hercules  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Iron Man  [2 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lorax [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moonrise Kingdom [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Strings Attached  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Other Woman [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pitch Perfect [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pulp Fiction [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rango [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Red [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Sixth Sense [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Terminator [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Tree of Life [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] When Harry Met Sally [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Women [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 127 Hours [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Million Ways to Die in the West [7 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The A-Team [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airplane! [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Attack the Block [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Back to the Future [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birdman [7 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 5975 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2015-06-20 17:51: [[1]] El verdugo (1963)
2015-06-20 17:27: [[1]] Godzilla vs. The Thing (Mothra vs. Godzilla) (1964)
2015-06-19 21:41: [[1]] Get Hard (2015)
2015-06-18 21:01: [[3]] The Making of a Lady (2012)
2015-06-18 14:21: [[3]] Testament of Youth (2015)

The five latest comments were on:

2015-06-29 21:53: [[3]] Tomorrowland (2015)
2015-06-29 19:59: [[3]] Interstellar (2014)
2015-06-29 16:42: [[1]] The Four Warriors (2015)
2015-06-29 15:27: [[2]] Up in the Air (2009)
2015-06-29 15:02: [[1]] Nekromantik 2 (1991)

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 5975 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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