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] [82 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]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [46 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [45 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [44 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Trek  [4 review(s) available] [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [41 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [35 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: The Force Awakens  [1 review(s) available] [35 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gravity [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man of Steel [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [32 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [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]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 2  [3 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oblivion [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [26 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skyfall [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Dark Thirty  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [24 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]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [20 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]] Alien [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [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]
[[1]] The Muppets [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolverine [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elysium [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Host [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Martian  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Airbender [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [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]] 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]] Mulan  [3 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Her  [1 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [2 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [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]] Fargo [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fight Club  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent  [1 review(s) available] [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]
[[0]] 2001: A Space Odyssey [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [12 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]] Donnie Darko [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Labyrinth [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]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 review(s) available] [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]
[[1]] A Clockwork Orange [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breakfast Club [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast and Furious 6 [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Five [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Finding Nemo [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]] Hotel Transylvania [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minions [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spotlight [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]
[[0]] All is Lost [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ant-Man [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]
[[1]] Capitalism: A Love Story [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Counselor [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Shadows [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deus Ex Human Revolution [10 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Exit Through the Gift Shop [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]
[[3]] The Hateful Eight [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Immortals [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pulp Fiction [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]
[[2]] Up in the Air [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolf of Wall Street [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men Origins: Wolverine [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombieland [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (500) Days of Summer [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Artist [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Back to the Future [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chef [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coraline  [3 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]] God's Not Dead [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [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]] Jupiter Ascending [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]
[[2]] Papertowns [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ratatouille  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Silver Linings Playbook [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spy [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Terminator [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomorrowland [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Transformers: Age of Extinction [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Winter's Bone [9 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The World's End [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 17 Again [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 21 & Over [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About Time [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Psycho [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [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]] The Book of Life [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Burlesque [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cloud Atlas [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crazy, Stupid, Love. [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Devil Wears Prada [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dogma [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frankenweenie [8 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:

2016-07-29 09:03: [[3]] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
2016-07-29 08:43: [[1]] Unforgiven (1992)
2016-07-28 22:19: [[2]] Elvis & Nixon (2016)
2016-07-28 20:29: [[2]] 50 First Dates (2004)
2016-07-28 18:03: [[3]] All About Eve (1950)

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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