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 (88 movies)

[[3]] Luce [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] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mercy Black [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midsommar [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miss Bala [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Missing Link [1 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 [1 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]
[[2]] Pause [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pentagram [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Date [2 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]
[[2]] Polar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2 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]] The Rise Of Skywalker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rocketman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saand Ki Aankh [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]] The Specials [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spies in Disguise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Straight Up
[[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 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 [1 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 [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 (112 movies)

[[3]] 6 Balloons
[[1]] A private war [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [14 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]
[[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apostle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquaman [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Assassination Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Au poste! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [36 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Times at the El Royale [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Banana Split [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bella Ciao! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ben Is Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bird Box
[[1]] Black 47 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BlacKkKlansman [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blindspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blockers [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bohemian Rhapsody [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Book Club [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Boy Erased [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Braven [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bullitt County [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bumblebee [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Burning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cake General [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cam [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Can You Ever Forgive Me? [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Capernaum
[[3]] Carmen y Lola
[[3]] The Chaperone
[[2]] Christopher Robin [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Climax [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cloverfield Paradox [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cold War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Colette
[[2]] Constantine: City of Demons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crazy Rich Asians [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Creed II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Darkest Minds [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadpool 2 [7 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Death and Life of John F. Donovan [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deep Murder [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Den of thieves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deslembro [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Destination Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Destroyer
[[3]] Diamantino [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dog Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Leave Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dude [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dumplin' [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Early Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Egg
[[3]] Eighth Grade [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En guerre [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] En liberte! [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Favourite [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] fifty shade freed
[[3]] First Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The First Purge [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Float Like A Butterfly [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Free Solo [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Front Runner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Night [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gekijo-ban Non Non Biyori: Vacation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Genese [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl in the Spider's Web [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Green Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Greta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Grinch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halloween [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Happytime Murders
[[3]] The Hate U Give [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hearts Beat Loud [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heiresses [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hereditary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hjartat
[[1]] Hold the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Honor List [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The House That Jack Built [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The House with a Clock in Its Walls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I am Not an Easy Man / Je ne suis pas un homme facile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Feel Pretty
[[3]] I Like Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If Beale Street Could Talk
[[3]] In Fabric [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Incredibles 2 [8 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Innan vintern kommer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Instant Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [13 comment(s) available]
[[0]] It's a Beautiful Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jane Fonda in Five Acts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jefe
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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 8778 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-01-17 12:13: [[3]] 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
2021-01-16 22:06: [[1]] Lost Command (1966)
2021-01-15 06:05: [[2]] G.O.R.A. (2004)
2021-01-03 19:45: [[0]] Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
2021-01-03 19:37: [[1]] Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-01-18 23:46: [[3]] "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" School Hard (1997)
2021-01-18 23:44: [[2]] "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Some Assembly Required (1997)
2021-01-18 23:42: [[3]] "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" When She Was Bad (1997)
2021-01-18 21:27: [[3]] "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Prophecy Girl (1997)
2021-01-18 21:25: [[3]] "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Out of Mind, Out of Sight (1997)

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 8778 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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