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]] Zenon: The Zequel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The United States vs. Billie Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gentleman's Agreement [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All the King's Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Greatest Show on Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Oliver! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Patton [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gandhi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Men in Black: International [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Johnny Got His Gun [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Defiant Ones [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rob Roy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La tour Montparnasse infernale [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Marche à l'ombre [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Blacksmith Scene [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Avenue Q [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Not Ashamed [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Man in the Iron Mask [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rio Lobo
[[1]] El Dorado
[[3]] Tears of the Sun [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zack Snyder's Justice League [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sentinelle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saga of Tanya the Evil - The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Linefork [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cherry
[[1]] Realive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ocean Drive Weekend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Caine Mutiny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Masters of the Universe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Hard Target [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Double Impact [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lionheart [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gantz: Perfect Answer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gantz [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lo chiamavano Bulldozer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Flatfoot in Hong Kong
[[0]] The Knock Out Cop
[[1]] Trinity Is Still My Name
[[0]] Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
[[0]] God Forgives... I Don't!
[[3]] The Beyond [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Double [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Yip Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ip Man 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Azumi 2: Death or Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Azumi [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kickboxer 2: The Road Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] No Retreat, No Surrender 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] No Retreat, No Surrender [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deep Blue Sea 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deep Blue Sea 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deep Blue Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Would You Rather [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Farewell to the King [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Pale Rider [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Naked Tango [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Teen Wolf [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Delta Force 3: The Killing Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Delta Force [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Navy Seals
[[1]] Bullet in the Head [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Killer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] EuroTrip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moxie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Revenge of the Musketeers [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Party 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gekijouban Hakuouki: Dainishou shikon soukyou [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gekijouban Hakuouki: Daiisshou Kyouto ranbu [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Upgrade [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coming 2 America [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Convoy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Iron Eagle [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Karate Kid Part III [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Order [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Judas and The Black Messiah [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Quebramar [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skeleton Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Final Level: Escaping Rancala [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Tempest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweetheart [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raya and the Last Dragon [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ask for Jane [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ginny and Georgia [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] High Ground [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Penguin Bloom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dry [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Shadow of the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monster Hunter [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fahim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Infamous [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lost Husband [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Care a Lot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ammonite [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Vibes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dangerous Beauty [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blind Fury [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Samurai Warrior Queens [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kickboxer [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Crime Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Promising Young Woman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nomadland [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Sheltering Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Kisser
[[1]] Delirium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Personal History of David Copperfield [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Perfect Stranger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Finding 'Ohana [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Over the Hedge [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rosso come il cielo [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Breach [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 feet deep [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mank [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Action Hero [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Peanut Butter Falcon
[[3]] High School Musical: The Musical - The Series [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Delivery Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Assistant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stephanie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cadaver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La lengua asesina [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unpregnant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Get My Gun [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Big Blue [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Herself [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ghost Rider
[[1]] In Safe Hands [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] News of the World [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sound of Metal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tell It to the Bees [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Furlough
[[3]] Run Hide Fight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pieces of a Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Your Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 47 Meters Down: Uncaged [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lost Command [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] G.O.R.A. [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mr. Bean's Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Winter [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Superintelligence
[[3]] The Last Sharknado: It's About Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Manos: The Hands of Fate [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Bear [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Scum [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scanners [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Taken 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maria [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Borat Subsequent Moviefilm [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Level 16 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cobra [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Rambo III [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Home Alone 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Next Karate Kid [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman 1984 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Osenniy marafon
[[3]] The Midnight Sky [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Croods: A New Age [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rabid [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cured [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Richard Jewell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney
[[3]] Gretel & Hansel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Now Is Good [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happiest Season [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Vse o muzhchinakh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prom [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lean on Pete [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Relic [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gantz: O [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deathstalker II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cleopatra [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Keoma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pippi in the South Seas [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kozure Okami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigoro [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance [1 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 8930 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-03-30 03:39: [[3]] Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
2021-03-29 08:31: [[3]] The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
2021-03-29 05:14: [[1]] Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
2021-03-29 05:10: [[1]] All the King's Men (1949)
2021-03-29 05:04: [[2]] The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-04-22 00:18: [[1]] The Lorax (2012)
2021-04-22 00:08: [[1]] From Stress to Happiness (2020)
2021-04-21 23:33: [[0]] Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)
2021-04-21 22:26: [[3]] Ajeeb Daastaans (2021)
2021-04-21 15:32: [[3]] Hiroshima Maiden (1988)

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 8930 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 year, sorted by title (default), 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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