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

[[3]] Fighting with My Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bullitt County [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The World, The Flesh and The Devil [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flame in the Streets [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Walk in the Woods [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Leave Home [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Walk on the Wild Side [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Secret of My Succe$s [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Robin Hood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wife [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Rings
[[3]] Captain Marvel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Quien te cantara [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Victor Victoria [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tickets [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ghost Stories [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vox Lux [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Instant Family [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] La chute de l'empire americain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Isn't It Romantic
[[3]] Greta [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Godard Mon Amour [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Assassination Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le chant du loup [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Miracle Season [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mystery Liner [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Heaven & Earth
[[1]] A private war [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Date and Switch [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Unearthly Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Woman
[[3]] Dishonored Lady [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tales from Earthsea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Absolutely Anything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alita: Battle Angel [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Emigrants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cold Pursuit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in the Valley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Nutcracker and the Four Realms [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] It Came from Outer Space [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] A Time for Killing
[[3]] la ciénaga
[[3]] Cam [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] First Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] White Lies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gumball Rally [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Beyond the Black Rainbow [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Mule [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sun valley serenade
[[3]] Sugar & Spice
[[3]] Soni [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Encino Man
[[2]] Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Serenity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Body and Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stan & Ollie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Close [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Polar [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Kid Who Would Be King [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Atrapa la bandera [Capture the Flag] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Sisters Brothers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Andid edlilega (And Breathe Normally) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shoplifters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] We Are Little Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dude [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Serial Monogamist
[[3]] Dolares de arena (Sand Dollars)
[[3]] Women Who Kill
[[3]] Quand on a 17 ans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Liberty's Secret
[[3]] Embrasse-moi!
[[3]] Signature Move
[[3]] Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (Close Knit)
[[3]] The Miseducation of Cameron Post
[[3]] L'animale
[[3]] Rafiki [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Maximilian [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Breaking Upwards [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Die gottliche Ordnung
[[3]] Ben Is Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cold War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If Beale Street Could Talk
[[3]] On the Basis of Sex [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bumblebee [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Reflecting Skin [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Leap of Faith [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Overboard [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker
[[1]] Free Solo [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skate Kitchen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Old Man & the Gun [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Vice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mary Poppins Returns [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bird Box
[[3]] Mary Queen of Scots [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mortal Engines [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Roma [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Raman Raghav 2.0 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Shisha no teikoku (Empire of Corpses) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mi vida loca [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Colette
[[1]] School for Scoundrels [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Zimmer Feri
[[1]] Csinibaba
[[1]] Valami Amerika 2
[[1]] Sasha
[[3]] Out in the Night
[[1]] Der Kreis
[[0]] It Happened in Europe
[[1]] Macskafogo
[[1]] Hyppolit a lakaj
[[1]] Indul a bakterhaz
[[1]] Hachi: A Dog's Tale
[[2]] The Treasure of Swamp Castle
[[0]] Bebukottak
[[1]] The Man Without a Face
[[2]] The Sugarland Express
[[2]] Say Uncle
[[2]] Wedding Wars
[[2]] Moszkva ter
[[1]] A hidember
[[2]] Stop Mom Theresa!
[[0]] Magyar vandor
[[2]] Just Sex and Nothing Else
[[1]] Egri csillagok
[[0]] The Boys of Paul Street
[[1]] Az otodik pecset
[[3]] What Makes a Family
[[1]] Total Eclipse
[[1]] Third Star
[[3]] The Quiet
[[1]] Mannen som elsket Yngve
[[1]] The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
[[1]] TBS
[[1]] Sweet November
[[1]] Stay
[[1]] Viharsarok
[[0]] Kontroll
[[1]] Ferfiakt
[[1]] Venkovsky ucitel
[[1]] What Dreams May Come
[[1]] The Basketball Diaries
[[0]] The Water Horse
[[1]] Nineteen Eighty-Four
[[1]] Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aquaman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dog Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wildling [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Invisible Children [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Creed II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bella Ciao! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Murder by Natural Causes [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lady in White [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dumplin' [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Green Book [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gulliver's Travels [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Rise [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Hannie Caulder [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Babar: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Werewolves on Wheels [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bliss! [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dead Space: Aftermath [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dead Space: Downfall [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Excalibur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] China [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mid90s [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hate U Give [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hold the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jenny's Wedding
[[3]] Terrifier [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ralph Breaks the Internet [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Widows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Favourite [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Please Stand By
[[3]] Steven Universe
[[3]] Gemini [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadly Friend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Can You Ever Forgive Me? [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Leap Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jefe
[[1]] Knute Rockne All American [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Life of Emile Zola [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cavalcade [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Where the Truth Lies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Book Club [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] En liberte! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bizarre, Bizarre [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Searching [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Disobedience [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.

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Recent activity

Currently 8076 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2019-03-19 17:12: [[3]] Fighting with My Family (2019)
2019-03-18 19:34: [[3]] Bullitt County (2018)
2019-03-16 14:09: [[0]] The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959)
2019-03-15 23:10: [[3]] Flame in the Streets (1961)
2019-03-14 18:13: [[2]] A Walk in the Woods (2015)

The five latest comments were on:

2019-05-16 15:42: [[3]] Captain Marvel (2019)
2019-05-16 04:04: [[3]] Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
2019-05-14 23:53: [[3]] Wine Country (2019)
2019-05-14 02:30: [[1]] Cold Pursuit (2019)
2019-05-13 21:09: [[3]] Captain Marvel (2019)

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 8076 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

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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