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]] 'Merci la vie'
[[3]] 'night, Mother
[[3]] 'Tamara Drewe' [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] +1 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] ...And God Created Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Things I Hate About You [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 101 Dalmatians [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 11 Flowers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Men of Christmas
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 127 Hours [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 13 Going on 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 13th Warrior [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 1408 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 16 Wishes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 17 Again [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 17 Girls
[[3]] 17 Miracles [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in New York [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in Paris [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20 centimetros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20 Feet from Stardom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2046 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 21 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 21 grams
[[3]] 22 Jump St [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 27 Dresses  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 28 Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 28 Days Later... [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 28 Weeks Later [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2LDK [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3 Days to Kill [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3 Women [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 30 Days of Night: Dark Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 300 Worte Deutsch
[[3]] 35 Shots of Rum [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 39 Steps [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 4.3.2.1
[[3]] The 40 Year Old Virgin [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 42nd Street [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 4th Floor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 52 Tuesdays [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 6ixtynin9
[[3]] The 6th Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 8 femmes [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 84 Charing Cross Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bag of Hammers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bug's Life
[[3]] A Chorus Line [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Cinderella Story  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Clockwork Orange [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dangerous Method [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dirty Shame
[[3]] A Few Days in September
[[3]] A Fish Called Wanda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Good Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Good Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Happy Event
[[3]] A Haunting at Silver Falls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A History of Violence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Home at the End of The World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Late Quartet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A League of Their Own [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Letter to Three Wives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Bit of Heaven [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Help [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Night Music [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Night Music [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A little princess [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Lonely Place to Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Long Way Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Love Song for Bobby Long [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Marine Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Passage to India [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Perfect Getaway [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Prairie Home Companion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Private Function [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Raisin in the Sun [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Room with a View [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Separation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Wish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Streetcar Named Desire
[[3]] A Study in Terror [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Tale of Springtime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Tale of Two Cities [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Tale of Two Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Talking Cat!?! [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Taste of Honey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Very Long Engagement [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Walk on the Moon
[[3]] A Walk to Remember [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Woman Called Moses
[[3]] Abel
[[3]] About Cherry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About Elly
[[3]] About Sunny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About Time [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absentia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Abyss [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] According to Greta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Accused [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Across the Universe [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Actrius [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adam & Steve [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adam's Rib [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adams Family Values [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adaptation [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Addams Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Addiction [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adjustment Bureau [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Admission [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventureland [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] AEon Flux [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After Sex [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Sunset [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afternoon Delight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aftershock
[[3]] The Age of Innocence
[[3]] Agnes of God
[[3]] Ahi va el diablo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ai no mukidashi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airplane! [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airport [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Akeelah and the Bee [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alamanya
[[3]] Albatross [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Albert Nobbs [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Albino Farm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ali: Fear Eats the Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland  [5 review(s) available]
[[3]] Alien [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien Armageddon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien: Resurrection [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens in the Attic
[[3]] Aliens vs. Avatars [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Eve [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Evil [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Steve  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Cheerleaders Die
[[3]] All Dogs Go to Heaven [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All I Want Is Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All or Nothing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alles Inklusive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Almost Famous [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Along Came A Spider
[[3]] The Alphabet Killer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alps
[[3]] Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alyce Kills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amadeus [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amador
[[3]] Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amateur
[[3]] Amazons and Gladiators [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amber Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelia [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Beauty [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Mary [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Pie 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The American President [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Violet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Warships [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Zombie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amiche da morire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Amityville Horror [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Amityville Horror
[[3]] Amour [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An American Tail [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An American Tail: Fievel Goes West [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An Angel at My Table
[[3]] An Easter Bunny Puppy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An Education [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] An Invisible Sign
[[3]] An Unexpected Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anastasia [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] And Now a Word from Our Sponsor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] And Soon the Darkness
[[3]] And Then Came Lola [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angélique [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angels in America
[[3]] Angels' Brigade [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging [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 5585 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-11-11 00:36: [[2]] The Riverside Murder (1935)
2014-11-10 14:45: [[1]] The Crowd (1928)
2014-11-10 00:33: [[2]] Birdman (2014)
2014-11-09 15:43: [[3]] Vampyr (1932)
2014-11-09 10:45: [[2]] The Little Rascals (1994)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-11-22 02:54: [[3]] Dogma (1999)
2014-11-21 18:52: [[3]] Spring Breakers (2012)
2014-11-21 16:07: [[3]] The Public Enemy (1931)
2014-11-21 15:56: [[3]] If I Stay (2014)
2014-11-21 03:16: [[3]] Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

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 5585 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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