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

2017 (37 movies)

[[3]] The Shape of Water [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Singwa hamgge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Snatched [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Space Between Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Homecoming [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Square [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: The Last Jedi  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweet Virginia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] T2 Trainspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Table 19 [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thelma [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Thor: Ragnarok [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thoroughbreds [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To the bone [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Transformers: The Last Knight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tulip Fever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tuntematon sotilas [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Un beau soleil interieur [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unforgettable [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unlocked [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Verónica [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Victoria & Abdul [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Wall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] War for the Planet of the Apes [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What Happened to Monday [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wheelman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wilson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wind River [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wish Upon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Wolf Warrior 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder
[[3]] Wonder Wheel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman  [1 review(s) available] [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] xXx: Return of Xander Cage [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] You Were Never Really Here

2016 (163 movies)

[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Days In A Madhouse [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 13 Hours [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 20th Century Women [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The 5th Wave [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The 9th Life of Louis Drax
[[1]] A Cure for Wellness
[[0]] A Dark Song [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Quiet Passion
[[3]] A United Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Accountant [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Girls Weekend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Almost Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Shine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Honey
[[0]] Approaching the Unknown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquarius
[[3]] Arrival [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aruvi [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Assassin's Creed [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Autopsy of Jane Doe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Moms [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ballerina [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bang Gang [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bar Bahar
[[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [25 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Batman: The Killing Joke [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Be Somebody [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Belgica [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Belko Experiment [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Below Her Mouth
[[3]] Better Watch Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The BFG [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Birkebeinerne
[[1]] The Birth of a Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boss [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Boy [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breathing Deep [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridget Jones's Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Brothers Grimsby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Busanhaeng [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cafe Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cam-Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Fantastic [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catfight [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Central Intelligence [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Certain Women
[[3]] The Choice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Christine
[[0]] Colossal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Conjuring 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Contratiempo [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Criminal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dad's Army [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dangal [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dear Eleanor
[[2]] Deepwater Horizon [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Demain tout commence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Denial [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dernieres nouvelles du cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Die letzte Sau
[[3]] Dirty 30 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Divergent Series: Allegiant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Divines [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Doctor Strange [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Breathe [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Don't Hang Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Doukyuusei [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dragon Spell [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Duel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Eagle Huntress [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eddie the Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Edge of Seventeen [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El Olivo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electra Woman and Dyna Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elle [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Elvis & Nixon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Equity [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Everybody Wants Some
[[3]] Extremis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fai bei sogni
[[3]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fences [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Final Fantasy XV [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding Dory [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Finest Hours [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Girl I Loved [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Florence Foster Jenkins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Forest [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Free Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Free State of Jones [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fundamentals of Caring [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl on the Train [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with All the Gifts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gods of Egypt [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grüße aus Fukushima (Greetings from Fukushima) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grease Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Great Wall [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hacksaw Ridge [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hail, Caesar! [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hairspray Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hardcore Henry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hated in the Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hell or High Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hidden Figures [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Strung [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hounds of Love
[[3]] House on Willow Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Be Single [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hunt for the Wilderpeople [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Huntsman: Winter's War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hurricane Bianca [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hush [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I, Daniel Blake [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ice Fantasy [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] In a Valley of Violence [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Independence Day: Resurgence  [1 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Inferno [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Infiltrator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's Only the End of the World
[[3]] Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jackie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jane Got a Gun [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jason Bourne [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Julieta [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Jungle Book [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League vs. Teen Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keanu [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Keeping Up with the Joneses
[[1]] Kill Command
[[3]] Kimi no na wa. [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] King Dave [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] King of the Dancehall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kubo and the Two Strings [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kung Fu Panda 3 [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] L'età d'oro [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La La Land [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La pazza gioia [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Legend of Tarzan [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les innocentes [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Let Me Go [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Light Between Oceans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lights Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Door Gods [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Sister [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Live by Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Locos de Amor [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lost City of Z [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love & Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Love Witch [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Loving [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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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 7721 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2018-06-24 05:49: [[3]] A Haunted House (2013)
2018-06-23 23:37: [[3]] Hereditary (2018)
2018-06-22 02:57: [[3]] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
2018-06-18 15:12: [[2]] Alex Strangelove (2018)
2018-06-18 15:01: [[3]] Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)

The five latest comments were on:

2018-07-20 21:01: [[2]] Blair Witch (2016)
2018-07-20 18:16: [[2]] Alex Strangelove (2018)
2018-07-20 15:10: [[1]] All Eyez On Me (2017)
2018-07-19 23:06: [[3]] The Best Man Holiday (2013)
2018-07-19 23:05: [[3]] Adams Family Values (1993)

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 7721 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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