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]] !Three Amigos!
[[0]] '71 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 'Burbs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 'Merci la vie'
[[3]] 'night, Mother
[[3]] 'Tamara Drewe' [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Á annan veg
[[1]] "Chess in Concert" [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] "Masters of Horror" Dream Cruise [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "Masters of Horror" Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" Haeckel's Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" Imprint [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] "Masters of Horror" Pelts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "Masters of Horror" Pick Me Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" Pro-Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] "Masters of Horror" Right to Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" Sounds Like [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" The Black Cat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" The Screwfly Solution [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] "Masters of Horror" The V Word [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" The Washingtonians [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" Valerie on the Stairs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "Masters of Horror" We All Scream for Ice Cream [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] "The Backyardigans" International Super Spy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "The X-Files" Pilot
[[1]] (500) Days of Summer [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (Untitled) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] +1 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] ...And God Created Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldila (The Beyond) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10 Rillington Place
[[3]] 10 Things I Hate About You [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 10,000 BC [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 101 Dalmatians [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 102 Dalmatians
[[3]] 11 Flowers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 12 Angry Men [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Men of Christmas
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 127 Hours [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 13 Assassins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 13 Going on 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 13 Tzameti
[[1]] 138 segons. L'enigma Girones [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 13th Warrior [4 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]
[[1]] 1776 [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 18 comidas
[[1]] 2 Coelhos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in New York [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in Paris [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 2 Fast 2 Furious [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 2 Guns [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 seconds [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20 centimetros [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20 Feet from Stardom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 200 Cigarettes
[[0]] 20000 Leagues Under the Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 2001: A Space Odyssey [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 2010 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 2012 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2046 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20th Century Women [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 21 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 21 & Over [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 21 grams
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 22 Bullets / L'immortel
[[2]] 22 Jump St [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 24 Hour Party People [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 25th Hour [1 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]
[[1]] 3 Idiots
[[1]] 3 Men and a Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3 Women [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 3-Iron [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 30 Days of Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 30 Days of Night: Dark Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 30 Minutes or Less [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 300 [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 300 Worte Deutsch
[[1]] 300: Rise of an Empire [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 3096 Tage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 33 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 35 Shots of Rum [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The 36 Crazy Fists [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 39 Steps [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 3:10 to Yuma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure [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]
[[0]] The 400 Blows [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The 400 Tricks of the Devil
[[2]] 42 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 42nd Street [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 44 Inch Chest
[[1]] 45 Years [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 47 Ronin [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 48 Hrs. [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 49th Parallel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 4th Floor [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 4th Man
[[1]] 5 Centimeters Per Second [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 5 Flights Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 50 First Dates [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 50/50 [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The 51st State [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 52 Tuesdays [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 54 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 55 Days at Peking
[[3]] 5ive Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 600 millas [600 Miles] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 6ixtynin9
[[3]] The 6th Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 7 Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 8 femmes [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 8 Mile
[[3]] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 84 Charing Cross Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 88 Minutes
[[1]] 8MM [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 9 [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 9 Songs [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 99 francs [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax
[[3]] A 2nd Chance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bag of Hammers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Beautiful Mind [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Big Hand for the Little Lady [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng) [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A bout de souffle [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A boy and His Dog [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Bridge Too Far
[[1]] A Brilliant Young Mind
[[2]] A Bucket of Blood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Bug's Life
[[3]] A Canterbury Tale [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Chorus Line [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Christmas Carol: The Musical
[[1]] A Christmas Story [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Chump at Oxford [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Cinderella Story  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Clockwork Orange [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Country Called Home
[[2]] A coup sur [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Crime [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Cure for Wellness
[[3]] A Dangerous Method [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Day at the Races [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Dirty Shame
[[3]] A Doll's House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Face in the Crowd [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Few Days in September
[[1]] A Few Good Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Field in England [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Fish Called Wanda [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Florida Enchantment [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A fost sau n-a fost?
[[0]] A Funny Shave [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Girl in Every Port [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Good Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Good Day to Die Hard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Good Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Goofy Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Halloween Puppy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Happy Event
[[1]] A Hard Day's Night [3 comment(s) available]
[[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]
[[1]] A Jin de gushi / Ah Kam, the Stunt woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Knight's Tale
[[3]] A la folie... pas du tout
[[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]
[[2]] A Life Less Ordinary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Bit of Heaven [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Little Chaos [2 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]
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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.

If you need access to the raw data, check out the docs for the api.

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Recent activity

Currently 7292 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-07-05 10:57: [[1]] L'età d'oro (2016)
2017-07-05 06:21: [[3]] The Big Sick (2017)
2017-07-04 19:32: [[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
2017-07-04 18:03: [[1]] 22 Bullets / L'immortel (2010)
2017-07-03 19:57: [[1]] Baby Driver (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-07-21 21:26: [[3]] Wish Upon (2017)
2017-07-20 03:38: [[3]] The Beguiled (2017)
2017-07-20 03:35: [[3]] Wind River (2017)
2017-07-20 03:28: [[1]] Baby Driver (2017)
2017-07-20 02:41: [[3]] Captain Fantastic (2016)

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 7292 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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