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

2015 (200 movies)

[[3]] The 33 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The 3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 45 Years [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 600 millas [600 Miles] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 7 Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Country Called Home
[[3]] A Little Chaos [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Perfect Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Night Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Sort of Homecoming [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advantageous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Ball [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] AfterDeath [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Age of Adaline [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Almost Mercy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aloha [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Ultra [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Anamolisa [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Angry Indian Goddesses
[[3]] Anguish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anna Unbound [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ant-Man [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava's Possession [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avril et le monde truque [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baahubali: The Beginning
[[3]] Bad Hair Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barely Lethal [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battle For Sevastopol [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Battledream Chronicle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bessie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Short [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bill [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birigyaru [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Black Mass [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blackhat
[[2]] Bloodsucking Bastards [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boi Neon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bound [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bridge of Spies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bronze [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brooklyn [6 comment(s) available]
[[0]] brothers of the wind [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] By the Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carol [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Case of Hana and Alice [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chappie [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chi-Raq [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Child 44 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cinderella [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Colony [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Comment c'est loin
[[1]] Comoara [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Concussion [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Creed [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crimson Peak [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Daddy's Home [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Danish Girl [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Demolition
[[3]] Descendants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Diary of a Teenage Girl [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Do You Believe? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dope [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern
[[1]] Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dressmaker [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Drunk Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The DUFF [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Duke of Burgundy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Eaters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Embers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The End of the Tour [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Entourage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Equals [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Everest [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Evolution [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [26 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Experimenter
[[3]] Eye in the Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Family Fang [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fantastic Four [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Far From the Madding Crowd [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fathers & Daughters
[[3]] Feeheld [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Final Girls [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Focus [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Four Warriors [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fourth Man Out
[[3]] Frau Muller muss weg
[[3]] Full Out
[[3]] Furious 7 [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Get Hard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghosthunters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girls Lost [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Good Dinosaur [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Goosebumps [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grandma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Green Inferno [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Green Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gunman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halal Love
[[3]] Harbinger Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hateful Eight [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hedi Schneider steckt fest [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hello, My Name Is Doris [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hidden [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hollow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania 2 [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hrutar
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'll See You in My Dreams [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Il racconto dei racconti [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Heart of the Sea [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insidious: Chapter 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Insurgent [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Intern [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Into the Forest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Invisible Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Irrational Man [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je suis un soldat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jem and the Holograms [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jessica Jones [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jupiter Ascending [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [35 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Just Jim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League: Throne of Atlantis [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Krampus [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kung Fury [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'antiquaire [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'attesa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La belle saison [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] La loi du marché [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La memoria del agua [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Passion d'Augustine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lady in the Van [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Knights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Witch Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lavalantula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lazarus Effect [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les ogres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Big Master [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The little prince
[[3]] Liza, the fox fairy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lobster [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] London Spy
[[1]] Long Way North [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Longest Ride [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Louder Than Bombs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love the Coopers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [4 review(s) available] [82 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Madame Bovary [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Maend & hons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maggie's Plan
[[3]] Magic Mike XXL [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Man Who Knew Infinity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marguerite [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Martian  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Max [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Me and Earl and the Dying Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Meadowland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Meddler [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Miles Ahead [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Milyy Khans, dorogoy Pyotr
[[3]] Min lilla syster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minions [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss You Already [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mistres America [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mortdecai [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Murder Pact [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mustang [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mythica: The Darkspore [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Never Let Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Next Stop L.A. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nil Battey Sannata [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Office [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Little Sister [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Overnight  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pan [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Papertowns [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parched [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pawn Sacrifice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Peanuts Movie [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Guy [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 7411 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2017-10-14 05:31: [[1]] The Foreigner (2017)
2017-10-13 02:59: [[3]] Happy Death Day (2017)
2017-10-12 21:22: [[3]] Battle of the Sexes (2017)
2017-10-12 19:34: [[3]] Good Time (2017)
2017-10-11 17:55: [[2]] Victoria & Abdul (2017)

The five latest comments were on:

2017-10-20 11:15: [[3]] Contratiempo (2016)
2017-10-20 04:10: [[3]] Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017-10-19 20:25: [[3]] Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017-10-19 19:13: [[3]] Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017-10-19 12:11: [[3]] The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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 7411 movies listed. Some stats and graphs are available. Be sure to check out Ten graphics on the Bechdel test on Reddit for more graphs.

You can also view the list sorted by title, date added (latest first), number of comments, number of reviews or rating.
An RSS feed[RSS icon] is also available, listing the latest 50 movies added to the list.

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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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