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]] Bridesmaids  [3 review(s) available] [69 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [63 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [43 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Trek  [4 review(s) available] [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [41 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [33 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gravity [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man of Steel [32 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [31 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pacific Rim [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Into Darkness  [1 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Swan  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [27 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]] Skyfall [25 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Dark Thirty  [1 review(s) available] [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen [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]] Les Miserables [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [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]] Thor: The Dark World [20 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Warm Bodies [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  [2 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]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Muppets [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolverine [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Dead [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Host [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien [16 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]] 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]
[[0]] Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 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]
[[3]] Wreck-It Ralph [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [13 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Antichrist [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cabin in the Woods  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 2 [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Django Unchained [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]
[[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]
[[1]] Up  [1 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]
[[1]] The Big Lebowski [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [12 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [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]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [2 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Labyrinth [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] WALL-E  [5 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adjustment Bureau [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]] 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]] Fargo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Five [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Great Gatsby [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Immortals [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [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]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 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]
[[1]] X-Men [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]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Artist [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coraline  [3 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Counselor [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]
[[3]] Fast and Furious 6 [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [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]
[[3]] Silver Linings Playbook [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings [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]
[[3]] 22 Jump St [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]
[[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]
[[3]] Hercules  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredibles  [4 review(s) available] [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]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [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]] 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]] The Women [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 127 Hours [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]] Big Hero 6 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Book of Eli [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Book of Life [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coyote Ugly [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Day of the Doctor [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Devil Wears Prada [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dogma [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don Jon  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ferris Bueller's Day Off [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hauru no ugoku shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In a World... [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Karate Kid [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kick-Ass  [7 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Killing Them Softly [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 5652 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-12-15 07:15: [[3]] Lifeboat (1944)
2014-12-15 01:15: [[1]] The Homesman (2014)
2014-12-13 08:21: [[3]] Ouija (2014)
2014-12-13 05:00: [[2]] Save the Date (2012)
2014-12-12 19:23: [[2]] Blackmail (1929)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-12-20 10:02: [[0]] Frozen in Time (2014)
2014-12-20 04:20: [[3]] Repulsion (1965)
2014-12-19 16:24: [[3]] rastres de sándal (2013)
2014-12-19 05:20: [[2]] Ninotchka (1939)
2014-12-19 03:40: [[3]] Death Proof (2007)

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 5652 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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