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

[[2]] Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Chopping Mall [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ragtime [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Twitches [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Predator [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Galaxy of Terror [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La noche de los girasoles [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Prowler [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] That's Not Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mountain Between Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slender Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Earth Girls Are Easy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Can't Hardly Wait [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Man Wanted (Hatooly Ragel)
[[3]] Maniac [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Orca [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Wild Pear Tree [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sheherazade [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eyewitness [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Burning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 6 Balloons
[[3]] Carmen y Lola
[[0]] God's Own Country
[[1]] Critters 4 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pillow Talk [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] First Reformed [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Producers
[[3]] Critters 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Critters [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Alpha
[[3]] To All the Boys I've Loved Before [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Djam [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Patient Zero [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Le monde est a toi
[[3]] Rampage [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Darkest Minds [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Escape [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Crazy Rich Asians
[[2]] Deliver Us From Evil
[[2]] Dirty Grandpa
[[1]] Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
[[3]] Canaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbershop: The Next Cut [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Monster Calls [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
[[1]] Mojave [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Meg [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BlacKkKlansman [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Shoot the Piano Player [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Meet the Blacks
[[3]] I Feel Pretty
[[2]] Christopher Robin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Three Secrets [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Spy Who Dumped Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What We Did on Our Holiday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breadwinner [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Eighth Grade [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Unguarded Moment [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Endless [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vampyres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Vampyres [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Years Between [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sharknado 5: Global Swarming [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blindspotting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Woman at War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Billions
[[3]] Truth or Dare [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Design for Living [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brink of Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The First Purge [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mission Impossible: Fallout [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Allied [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] About Last Night
[[2]] Collateral Beauty
[[2]] Blair Witch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All Eyez On Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Dog's Purpose [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Hitman: Agent 47 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Earth To Echo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ice Age: Collision Course [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Horrible Bosses 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Heaven Is For Real [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Going In Style [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dumb and Dumber 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dolphin Tale 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Strange Brew [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thomas & Friends: The Great Race [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sorry to Bother You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tora! Tora! Tora! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] El vampiro [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Satanic Rites of Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Au poste! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dracula Untold [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Open Water [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flowing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tag [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Koe no katachi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flower [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kaala [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Angry Birds Movie
[[3]] Set It Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] You Get Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Haunted House [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hereditary [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alex Strangelove [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Lagoon: The Awakening [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Mexican [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Off the Map [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Incredibles 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Dracula Has Risen from the Grave [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Score [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bitter Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pirates [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ocean's 8 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life of the Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] En guerre [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Brides of Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Choice [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Tenant [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Passion of Anna [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Macbeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pass Over [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Unfinished Business [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Match [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Petit paysan [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Solo: A Star Wars Story [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Freddy vs. Jason [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Europe '51 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tully [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gift [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] How to Be a Latin Lover
[[3]] Fist Fight
[[1]] Baywatch [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Deadpool 2 [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Brothers Grimsby [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Glass Castle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Last Man Standing [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Birth of a Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] How to Murder Your Wife [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Z-O-M-B-I-E-S [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I'm Not Scared [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lone Survivor
[[3]] Mne dvadtsat let (I am twenty) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Diva [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [28 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Ritual [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] My Friend Dahmer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tourist Trap [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Kill Giants [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Entity [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] You Were Never Really Here
[[3]] The Town That Dreaded Sundown [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Town That Dreaded Sundown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Starcrash [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Titan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Poetic Justice [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mystery Team [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Sparrow [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Early Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mom and Dad [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Love, Simon [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dracula [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kronk's New Groove [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Midnight Man
[[1]] Tschick [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pacific Rim: Uprising [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Passion of the Christ [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tenemos la carne [We Are the Flesh] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Heiresses [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Lucky [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready Player One [16 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
[[0]] The Fugitives [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Conducta [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tomb Raider [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Last: Naruto the Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ava [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Scarlet Pimpernel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mirror Crack'd [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Under the Sun [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.

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 7829 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2018-09-20 14:46: [[2]] Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
2018-09-19 21:46: [[3]] Chopping Mall (1986)
2018-09-18 21:31: [[2]] Ragtime (1981)
2018-09-17 20:07: [[1]] Twitches (2005)
2018-09-16 16:51: [[1]] The Predator (2018)

The five latest comments were on:

2018-09-24 18:49: [[3]] 47 Meters Down (2017)
2018-09-24 01:53: [[3]] The School of Rock (2003)
2018-09-23 18:31: [[3]] The Kissing Booth (2018)
2018-09-21 07:35: [[3]] The Kissing Booth (2018)
2018-09-20 14:46: [[2]] Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

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 7829 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

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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