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

2021 (83 movies)

[[0]] #Nofilter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afterlife of the Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ajeeb Daastaans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] America: The Motion Picture [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Army of the Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Widow [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cherry
[[3]] Cinderella [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] CODA [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coming 2 America [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cousins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cruella [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive My Car [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dune [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Escape Room: Tournament of Champions [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Eyes of Tammy Faye [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] F9 - The Fast Saga [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fatherhood
[[3]] Fear Street: Part One - 1994 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding 'Ohana [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Free Guy [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good on Paper [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Green Knight [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Guilty [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gunpowder Milkshake [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Ground [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
[[3]] In the Heights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Influencer [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Inside [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Judas and The Black Messiah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jungle Cruise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth 3
[[0]] La Luna, Tomasico y mi abuela [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Duel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Things [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Luca [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Madame Claude [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Malignant [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Many Saints of Newark [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Marksman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mauritanian [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mitchells vs the Machines [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Mortal Kombat [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moxie [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Night Teeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Sudden Move [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] No Time To Die [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Nobody
[[3]] Old [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oxygen [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pig [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Plan B [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Radhe
[[3]] Raya and the Last Dragon [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Reminiscence
[[3]] Respect [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sentinelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Space Jam: A New Legacy [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spiral: From the Book of Saw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stowaway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Suicide Squad [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweet Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweetheart [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Those Who Wish Me Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thunder Force [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Till Death [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Titane [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To All the Boys: Always and Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Tomorrow War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The United States vs. Billie Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Us Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Venom Let there be Carnage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Willy's Wonderland [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Without Remorse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zack Snyder's Justice League [5 comment(s) available]

2020 (117 movies)

[[3]] 18 Presents
[[3]] A Quiet Place Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Bright Places [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ammonite [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] An American Pickle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Artemis Fowl [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Boys For Life
[[3]] Bad Hair [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bill & Ted Face the Music [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birds of Prey [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blow the Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Borat Subsequent Moviefilm [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breach [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Breath [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cadaver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Call [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Courier
[[3]] The Craft: Legacy
[[3]] The Croods: A New Age [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deep Blue Sea 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Druk [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emma. [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Enola Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
[[3]] The Evil Next Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extraction
[[3]] Fantasy Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Freaky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Friend of the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] From Stress to Happiness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Geenland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godmothered [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gretel & Hansel [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Greyhound [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Half of It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hamilton [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happiest Season [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Herself [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The High Note [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Holidate
[[0]] Honey Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horse Girl
[[3]] Host [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Be a Good Wife [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Care a Lot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Your Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Infamous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Invisible Man
[[0]] Iskioma [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jiu Jitsu [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The King of Staten Island
[[0]] The last days of american crime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Legacy of Lies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Like a Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Living Aims [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lost Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lost Husband [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love and Monsters
[[3]] Ludo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mainstream [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Malmkrog
[[1]] Mank [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Methodists [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Midnight Sky [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minari
[[3]] Misbehaviour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherland: Fort Salem [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Salinger Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Spy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Never Rarely Sometimes Always [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The New Mutants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] News of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nomadland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Normal People
[[3]] The Old Guard
[[2]] One Night in Miami... [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] one night in san diego [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Onward [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Over the Moon [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Palm Springs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Penguin Bloom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pieces of a Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Platzspitzbaby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prom [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Promising Young Woman [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Relic [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Retreat [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Rhythm Section [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run Hide Fight [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Santana [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scare Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scoob [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Shadow in the Cloud [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shirley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slaxx [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soul [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sputnik [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stargirl
[[1]] The Stunt Double [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Summer of 85 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Summerland [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Superintelligence
[[1]] Tenet [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
[[1]] Tout simplement noir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Trial of the Chicago 7 [1 comment(s) available]
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About

The Bechdel Test, or Bechdel-Wallace 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, the name of which Google won't let me put on this page for inciting hate, 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 9331 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-10-31 20:47: [[2]] Night Teeth (2021)
2021-10-31 02:14: [[3]] Army of the Dead (2021)
2021-10-25 00:17: [[3]] August Rush (2007)
2021-10-24 21:14: [[3]] Respect (2021)
2021-10-23 02:15: [[3]] True Crime (1995)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-11-27 20:57: [[0]] Snatch. (2000)
2021-11-27 16:11: [[3]] Marighella (2019)
2021-11-26 23:54: [[2]] No Time To Die (2021)
2021-11-25 20:15: [[2]] No Time To Die (2021)
2021-11-25 20:08: [[2]] No Time To Die (2021)

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 9331 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

Wikipedia: Bechdel test

The Bechdel Test: What It Is, And Why It Matters

TV Tropes Wiki: The Bechdel Test

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

Cartoons are more than just entertainment

The 'Bechdel Rule,' Defining Pop-Culture Character

Review sites

Women & Hollywood


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