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

2012 (200 movies)

[[3]] 2 Days in New York [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Late Quartet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] About Cherry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Act of Valor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ahi va el diablo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All I Want Is Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Mary [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Warships [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amour [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Angels' Share [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Anna Karenina [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arachnoquake [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Arbitrage [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Argo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Augustine [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bachelorette [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Parents [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbara
[[2]] Barfi! [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, part 1 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Battleship [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Bay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BearCity 2: The Proposal [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beasts of the Southern Wild [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Berberian Sound Studio [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Best Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beyond the Hills [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Miracle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bikini Spring Break [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bitchkram
[[3]] Black Rock [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bletchley Circle [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blood Fare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Like Jazz [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Body [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bourne Legacy [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Broken Circle Breakdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bullet to the Head [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Byzantium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Call Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Call Me Kuchu [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Campaign [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Celeste and Jesse Forever [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cheesecake Casserole [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chernobyl Diaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chronicle [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cigarette Ki Tarah [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Citadel
[[3]] Cloud Atlas [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Cockneys vs Zombies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cocktail [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Company You Keep
[[3]] Compliance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Contraband [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cosmopolis [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Croczilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dabangg 2
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Shadows [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Das Leben ist nichts fur Feiglinge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Das Wochenende [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dead Man's Burden [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Decay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Den skaldede frisor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Devil Inside [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dictator [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Django Unchained [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eega [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elementary [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] End of Watch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] English Vinglish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Entrance [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ernest & Celestine
[[3]] Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Excision [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Expendables 2 [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Extracted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Factory [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fat Kid Rules the World
[[3]] Fin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Five-Year Engagement [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flight [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flukt
[[3]] For a Good Time, Call... [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Foreign Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Four Assassins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frances Ha [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frankenweenie [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Future Weather [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gambit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Change [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gayby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ginger and Rosa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girl in Progress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girl Vs. Monster
[[3]] Gone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Goodbye [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grabbers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Grey [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guilt Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gyo [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hannah Arendt
[[3]] Hannibal [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Haunting of Whaley House [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hemingway & Gellhorn [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The History of Future Folk
[[3]] Hit and Run [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hitchcock [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [43 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Holy Motors [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hope Springs  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] House at the End of the Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [27 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hyde Park on Hudson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Belong [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Were You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ill Manors [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Impossible [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In The Dark Half [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inch'Allah [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Interview with a Hitman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Sky [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's a Disaster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jack and Diane [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jack Reacher [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jagten [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jayne Mansfield's Car [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] John Carter [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Dies at the End [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kahaani [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kapringen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Key and the Frame [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Killer Joe [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Killing Them Softly [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kiss of the Damned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Klip [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kon-Tiki [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La cinquieme saison
[[3]] Lake Effects [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lawless [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Le grand soir
[[3]] Le prenom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Miserables [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Life of Pi [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lincoln [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lizzie Bennet Diaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Looper  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lorax [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lords of Salem [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lore [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lucky One [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Magic Mike  [2 review(s) available] [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Magic of Belle Isle [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Man on a Ledge [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Man with the Iron Fists [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Master [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Men in Black III [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mental [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mirror Mirror [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster High: Ghoul's Rule
[[3]] Moonrise Kingdom [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Morgana [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mosquita y Mari [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Much Ado About Nothing [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] No
[[3]] Not Fade Away [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Odd Life of Timothy Green [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Oh Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Okami kodomo no ame to yuki [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] One for the Money [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Pact [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Papadopoulos & Sons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Paperboy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paradies: Liebe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paranormal Activity 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] ParaNorman [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parental Guidance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paris-Manhattan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Passion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paulette [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] People Like Us [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Perks of Being a Wallflower [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Pirates! Band of Misfits [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pitch Perfect [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Place Beyond the Pines [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Populaire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Possession [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Premium Rush [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Price Check [2 comment(s) available]
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* Please keep in mind that a movie scoring a [Smiley] does not mean it is at all "good" or feminist friendly, just that it passes all tests.

If there is an exclamation mark over the icon (eg. [OK-disagree]), someone who has left a comment doesn't agree with the rating (and hopefully explains why).

Recent activity

Currently 5097 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2014-04-17 03:15: [[1]] Killer's Kiss (1955)
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)

The five latest comments were on:

2014-04-20 18:54: [[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
2014-04-20 18:44: [[0]] La Venus a la fourrure (2013)
2014-04-20 18:00: [[2]] Robocop (2014)
2014-04-20 17:15: [[3]] The Lego Movie (2014)
2014-04-20 02:32: [[3]] Elementary (2012)

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 5097 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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