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

2019 (181 movies)

[[1]] Come to Daddy [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crawl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Curse of La Llorona [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Phoenix [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dead Don't Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Descendants 3 [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doctor Sleep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dora and the Lost City of Gold [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Downton Abbey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Effigy – Poison and the City [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fahim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Farewell [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fighting with My Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Final Level: Escaping Rancala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Five Feet Apart [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Sama [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ford v Ferrari [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frankie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Furie [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gentlemen [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gisaengchung [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla: King of the Monsters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Goldfinch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Boys [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Kisser
[[3]] The Ground Beneath My Feet
[[2]] Guava Island [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gully Boy [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Guns Akimbo [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Death Day 2U [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] HELEN [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Her Smell [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Highwaymen
[[3]] The hockey girls
[[2]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hustle [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hustlers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am Mother [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] i lost my body
[[1]] In the Shadow of the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Tall Grass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ip Man 4: The Finale [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Irishman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Sky: The Coming Race
[[3]] Isn't It Romantic [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Chapter 2 [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jawline
[[3]] Jeanne [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jojo Rabbit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joker  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jumanji: The Next Level [6 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Just Mercy [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] K-12 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Kid Who Would Be King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kim Possible [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The King [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kitchen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Klaus [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Knight Before Christmas
[[3]] Knives Out [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La Peor de Mis Bodas 2
[[3]] Last Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Full Measure
[[3]] Late Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Laundromat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le chant du loup [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Legend of Hei (Luo Xiao Hei zhan ji) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Les Miserables [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lighthouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lion King [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Women [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Long Shot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Luce [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucky Grandma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[3]] Maria [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Marriage Story  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Men in Black: International [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mercy Black [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midsommar [7 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Missing Link [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherless Brooklyn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Murder Mystery [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] O Filme do Bruno Aleixo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Otherhood
[[0]] Paddleton [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Papicha [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Pause [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Peanut Butter Falcon
[[1]] Pentagram [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Date [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Personal History of David Copperfield [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pet Sematary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Platform [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon Detective Pikachu [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Polar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Quebramar [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Queen & Slim [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Rambo: Last Blood
[[3]] Ready or Not [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Report
[[3]] Richard Jewell [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rim of the World [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rocketman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saand Ki Aankh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saga of Tanya the Evil - The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saint Frances [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Satanic Panic [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seberg
[[1]] Secret Obsession
[[3]] See You Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Serenity [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shazam! [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Shiny Shrimps [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Someone Great [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soni [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sorry We Missed You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sound of Metal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Souvenir [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Specials [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spies in Disguise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Straight Up
[[3]] Stray [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sword of Trust [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tall Girl [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tekst [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Terminator: Dark Fate  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tolkien [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Top End Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 4 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Triple Frontier [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Troop Zero [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Turma da Monica: Lacos [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Two Popes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unbelievable [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Uncut Gems [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Under The Silver Lake [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Une fille facile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Une Paire de Jumelles
[[3]] Unplanned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Vast of Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vivarium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] We Are Little Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Weathering with You [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Men Want  [1 review(s) available] [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Where'd You Go, Bernadette [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wine Country [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Park [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yes, God, Yes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombieland: Double Tap [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zoombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]

2018 (19 movies)

[[3]] 6 Balloons
[[1]] A private war [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Simple Favor [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Star Is Born [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Wrinkle in Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Agapornis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alex Strangelove [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Alpha
[[3]] Amatorer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Andhadhun
[[3]] Andid edlilega (And Breathe Normally) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Annihilation [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Anon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apostle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquaman [6 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 9190 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-07-26 09:01: [[0]] The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)
2021-07-17 02:29: [[3]] Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
2021-07-11 11:57: [[2]] The Tomorrow War (2021)
2021-07-02 21:22: [[3]] America: The Motion Picture (2021)
2021-07-02 08:32: [[2]] Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-08-03 22:31: [[1]] The Big Short (2015)
2021-08-03 21:25: [[3]] Les noces rouges (1973)
2021-08-03 21:11: [[1]] Le Boucher (1970)
2021-08-03 20:46: [[3]] Le coup du berger (1956)
2021-08-03 20:42: [[3]] Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)

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 9190 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

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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