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]] Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tarot [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lady Parts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wicked Little Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Imaginary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] My Fault
[[1]] Visitor Q [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive-Away Dolls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla x Kong: New Empire [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Falling Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Machan
[[1]] The Equalizer 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Hurricane Heist [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Upside of Anger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Road House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Clara [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anyone but you
[[3]] Damsel
[[1]] Topaz [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Explanation For Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In My Skin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Our Drawings [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Lies Bleeding [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kung Fu Panda 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Starstruck [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
[[3]] Saltburn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cabrini [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boogeyman 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Victim [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Matango [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] My Bloody Valentine [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La Sociedad de la Nieve [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prozac Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Butcher's wife [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All of us strangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dune: Part Two [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lisa Frankenstein [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chien de la casse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mermaid
[[1]] Flamin’ Hot [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Journeyman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mean Girls
[[3]] Argylle
[[2]] Insidious: The Red Door
[[1]] Gran Turismo
[[2]] Supernova [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Zone of Interest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tout ce qu'il me reste de la révolution [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chaos Walking [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The hitman’s apprentice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mclintock!
[[1]] Made in Abyss:Dawn of the Deep Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trolls Band Together [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Poor Things [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A time to kill
[[1]] Enquête sur un scandale d'état [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La montagne [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Color Purple
[[1]] Black Mirror: Bandersnatch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Beekeeper [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Running on Empty [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] I Am Not Madame Bovary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Christmas with Jerks [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Endless Love
[[3]] Den siste våren (Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick?) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wahou!
[[3]] Vamos a la playa
[[1]] The Boys in the Boat [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Book of Clarence [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Death note [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Queen
[[1]] Koode
[[3]] Jaya jaya jaya hey
[[3]] How old are you?
[[3]] Helen
[[3]] Venus [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Holdovers [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Hate You to Death [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thank You, I’m sorry
[[0]] In with the Devil: WhatsHerName
[[0]] In with the Devil: Hand to Mouth
[[1]] In with the Devil: Pilot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wingwomen [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Against the Ice
[[3]] The Iron Claw [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] BlackBerry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Past Lives [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla Minus One [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jawan [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] It’s Such A Beautiful Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anthropoid [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim Takes Off [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Boy and The Heron [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elemental [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonka
[[3]] A Beautiful Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] On the Silver Globe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] May December [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shiva Baby [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dirty Harry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Columbus [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hellhole [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Conann [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 7 Men from Now [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Naked Spur [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Silver Lode [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ride Lonesome [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] My Christmas Hero [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Magic of Ordinary Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Resident Evil: Death Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dearest Love (Murmur of the Heart)
[[2]] The Man from Laramie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
[[0]] Now where did the seventh company get to [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Violent Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Charlie Brown Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Leo
[[3]] Nowhere [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Royal Hotel [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Substitute [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Marvels [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eve N’ God : This Female Is Not Yet Rated [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Second tour [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The G [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Summertime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Je'vida [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Killers of the Flower Moon [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Quiz Lady [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Zepotha Killer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Retour à la bien-aimée [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Arrival [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Five Nights at Freddy's [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nyad [5 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Unthinkable
[[3]] The Cat and the Canary [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Girl with a suitcase [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Nanny McPhee
[[3]] Disembodied [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Reptile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barney's Great Adventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Conquered the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] L'innocente [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Creator [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cult of Chucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seed of Chucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sharp Stick [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Bronx tale
[[3]] Theater Camp [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] THE MATADOR
[[3]] Saw X [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kuolleet lehdet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spy Kids: Armageddon [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Look Who's Talking [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Doctor Dolittle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It Lives Inside [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slotherhouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peter Rabbit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anatomie d'une chute [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Portable Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Belladonna Of Sadness [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Free Birds [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Switch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Rental [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Nasty Piece of Work [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Escape Room [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halloween Ends [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Murder Bury Win [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Haunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saw VI [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Fabelmans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Haunted Mansion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bottoms [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Talk To Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Le hussard sur le toit [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Beau is Afraid
[[3]] Concrete Utopia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Who Killed Captain Alex! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Priest's Exorcist [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Beetle [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ritual [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heart of Stone [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Little Prince [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barney Thomson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Father Goose [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lyle, Lyle Crocodile [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Polite Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Champions [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happiness for Beginners
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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

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Recent activity

Currently 10289 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2024-05-28 19:45: [[3]] Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)
2024-05-08 03:41: [[3]] Tarot (2024)
2024-04-26 20:34: [[1]] Lady Parts (2024)
2024-04-14 06:16: [[3]] Wicked Little Letters (2023)
2024-04-09 11:12: [[1]] Imaginary (2024)

The five latest comments were on:

2024-07-15 18:29: [[3]] The Fall Guy (2024)
2024-07-15 01:51: [[3]] American Beauty (1999)
2024-07-14 17:03: [[3]] Descendants: The Rise of Red (2024)
2024-07-14 05:25: [[1]] Luca (2021)
2024-07-12 20:00: [[3]] Final Destination 2 (2003)

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 10289 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

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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