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

2022 (121 movies)

[[3]] The 355 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Fada do Lar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adam Project [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the old knives
[[1]] Allra síðasta veiðiferðin
[[2]] Ambulance [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] As bestas [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Athena [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Backlash, Misogyny in the Digital Age [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bad Guys [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Badhaai Do
[[3]] The Banshees of Inisherin [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Barbarian [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Batman [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Beavis and Butt-Head do the Universe [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther: Wakanda Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blackbird [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blasted [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Blonde [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bob’s Burgers Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bodies Bodies Bodies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bubble [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bullet Train [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catherine Called Birdy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catwoman: Hunted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Clerks III [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Code Name Banshee [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Crush
[[3]] Dark Glasses [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Darlings
[[3]] Death on the Nile
[[1]] Deep Woods [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Disenchanted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Do Revenge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Worry Darling [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] El cuarto pasajero
[[1]] Elvis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emergency
[[3]] Emily the Criminal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Enola Holmes 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Everything Everywhere All at Once [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Final Cut [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fire Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flux Gourmet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fresh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gangubai Kathiawadi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good luck to you, Leo Grande [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Good Nurse [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Gray Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halloween Kills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hocus Pocus 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The In Between [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Incroyable mais vrai
[[3]] The Invitation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World Dominion [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kimi [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'autre rive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La nuit du 12 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Legend of Maula Jatt [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lightyear [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Look Both Ways [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lost City [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love and Gelato [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mad God [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Man From Toronto [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Me Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Menu [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Metal Lords [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Minions: the rise of gru [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Morbius [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Movie Star
[[3]] Mrs Harris Goes to Paris [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Grandfather's Demons [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] My Policeman
[[3]] Nayola [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Exit [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Nope [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Northman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Not Okay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Novelist's Film (So-seol-ga-ui Yeong-hwa) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] One Fine Morning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] One Piece: Film Red [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Paper Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pearl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pinocchio [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin) [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Remains of the Wind [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Royal Treatment
[[1]] Samartian [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Save the Cinema [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scream [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Sea Beast [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Senior Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Smile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spiderhead [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terrifier 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Texas Chainsaw Massacre [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Thirteen Lives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor: Love and Thunder [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Top Gun: Maverick [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tout le monde aime Jeanne [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Triangle of Sadness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Turning Red [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Umma [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Uncharted [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Weekend Away [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Weird: The Al Yankovic Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wendell & Wild [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Woman King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X

2021 (79 movies)

[[0]] #Nofilter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 13 Minutes
[[3]] A Classic Horror Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] After We Fell [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 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Army of Thieves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Around the World in 80 Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Back to the Outback [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Being The Ricardos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belfast [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Belle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bem Bom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Benedetta
[[1]] Black Box [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Widow [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boiling Point [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Borga [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bull [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Card Counter [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 [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Web: Cicada 3301
[[1]] Dear Evan Hansen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don’t Look Up [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive My Car [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dune [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Encanto [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Escape Room: Tournament of Champions [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eternals [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Every Time a Bell Rings [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Everything Will Change
[[3]] Eye of the Beholder [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]
[[3]] Flashback [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] France [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Free Guy [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The French Dispatch [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gûzen to sôzô [Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters: Afterlife [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla Vs Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good on Paper [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Great Freedom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Green Knight [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Guilty [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gunpowder Milkshake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Harder They Fall [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hating Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hear Me Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Ground [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hiraeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
[[2]] House of Gucci [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In the Heights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Influencer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Injustice [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The innocents [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Inside [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jolt [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Judas and The Black Messiah [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jujutsu Kaisen 0
[[3]] Jungle Cruise [2 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.

Add a movie

If you want to add a movie to this list, please go to the Add a movie page and fill in the form. If you disagree with a rating, please leave a comment on the appropriate movie page instead.

Recent activity

Currently 9802 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2022-11-28 23:34: [[3]] Wendell & Wild (2022)
2022-11-28 00:17: [[3]] The Tower (2018)
2022-11-27 15:51: [[3]] Different Flowers (2017)
2022-11-27 06:37: [[2]] Sidewalk Stories (1989)
2022-11-27 06:33: [[3]] Swing Girls (2004)

The five latest comments were on:

2022-12-04 17:37: [[0]] Barbarian (2022)
2022-12-04 16:38: [[0]] Barbarian (2022)
2022-12-04 09:13: [[1]] Dead Poets Society (1989)
2022-12-04 06:14: [[2]] Zandy's Bride (1974)
2022-12-04 03:56: [[3]] Descendants (2015)

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 9802 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.
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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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