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

[[2]] Avatar  [8 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kick-Ass  [7 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Death Proof  [6 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer  [6 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland  [5 review(s) available]
[[3]] Tangled  [5 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] WALL-E  [5 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Women  [5 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredibles  [4 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Little Mermaid  [4 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Planet Terror  [4 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Trek  [4 review(s) available] [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twilight  [4 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridesmaids  [3 review(s) available] [67 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coraline  [3 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inglourious Basterds  [3 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 2  [3 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire  [3 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sex and the city 2  [3 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Slumdog Millionaire  [3 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tinker Bell  [3 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] V for Vendetta  [3 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Aladdin  [2 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Baby Mama  [2 review(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Is the Warmest Color  [2 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Changeling  [2 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dance, Girl, Dance  [2 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Him To The Greek  [2 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Graduate  [2 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hanna  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hope Springs  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Iron Man  [2 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kids Are All Right  [2 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [2 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Looper  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magic Mike  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix Reloaded  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Milk  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oz the Great and Powerful  [2 review(s) available] [21 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time  [2 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Princess and the Frog  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rise of the Planet of the Apes  [2 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Ugly Truth  [2 review(s) available]
[[3]] Whip It  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 27 Dresses  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Cinderella Story  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Steve  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The American  [1 review(s) available]
[[1]] An American in Paris  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arranged  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bandidas  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bend It Like Beckham  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Better Than Chocolate  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bitch Slap  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Swan  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blood: The Last Vampire  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blue Valentine  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boogie Nights  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bound  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Boys Don't Cry  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bride Wars  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] The Bridges of Madison County  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bright Star  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] The Cabin in the Woods  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chasing Amy  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clash of the Titans  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Client List  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Clue  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Craft  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Crank  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dallas Buyers Club  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Descent  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Diary of a Nymphomaniac  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] District 9  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don Jon  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doubt  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] DragonHeart  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dude, Where's My Car  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Easy A  [1 review(s) available] [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eat, Pray, Love  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Emperor's New Groove  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fast Times at Ridgemont High  [1 review(s) available]
[[1]] The Fifth Element  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fight Club  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Forgetting Sarah Marshall  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Friends with Benefits  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Future  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gattaca  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghosts of Mars  [1 review(s) available]
[[1]] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Girlfight  [1 review(s) available]
[[1]] The Green Hornet  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Green Lantern  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grown Ups  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Hancock  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] The Handmaid's Tale  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Happy-Go-Lucky  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hard Candy  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heat  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Her  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hercules  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Holiday  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hollow Man  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hot Tub Time Machine  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hysteria  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] I'm So Excited  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ice Age  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Iron Lady  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jennifer's Body  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Julie & Julia  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Jungle Book  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Juno  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kate & Leopold  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Knight and Day  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Knocked Up  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legally Blonde  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lost and Delirious  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Actually  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Machete  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Man in the Iron Mask  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Margot at the Wedding  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Matilda  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix Revolutions  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Men in Black  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Million Dollar Baby  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Night of the Comet  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nim's Island  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] No Strings Attached  [1 review(s) available] [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Only God Forgives  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Other Guys  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Family Wedding  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Persepolis  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Philomena  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Planes  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Pleasantville  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pocahontas  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Porky's  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Predators  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Prometheus  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ratatouille  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Sonja  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Resident Evil: Extinction  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Revolutionary Road  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] The Road to Wellville  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Robin Hood  [1 review(s) available] [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Romantics  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] The Runaways  [1 review(s) available] [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sherlock Holmes  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Shimotsuma monogatari (Kamikaze Girls)  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shortbus  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Shrek the Third  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sin City  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sleeping Beauty  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Into Darkness  [1 review(s) available] [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stardust  [1 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Stepford Wives  [1 review(s) available]
[[3]] Street Fighter  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tiny Furniture  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Titanic  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The To Do List  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 3  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Up  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Valentine's Day  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vantage Point  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vicky Cristina Barcelona  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wanted  [1 review(s) available]
[[2]] Watchmen  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Women Want  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Wild Wild West  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
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[Red cross icon] Fewer than two women in this movie
[Mute icon] There are two or more women in this movie, but they don't talk to each other
[Ties icon] There are two or more women in this movie, but they only talk to each other about a man
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Recent activity

Currently 5096 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-04-16 20:11: [[3]] Fruit Fly (2009)
2014-04-15 20:15: [[3]] The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
2014-04-15 19:00: [[3]] Contracted (2013)
2014-04-15 17:16: [[3]] Portrait of a Marriage (1990)
2014-04-15 11:19: [[1]] London Boulevard (2010)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-04-18 01:19: [[1]] Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
2014-04-17 22:30: [[3]] The Lego Movie (2014)
2014-04-17 19:00: [[1]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2014-04-17 16:03: [[3]] The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
2014-04-17 15:58: [[2]] My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

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.

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 5096 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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