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]] The Many Saints of Newark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kim Ji-young: Born 198
[[3]] The Craft: Legacy
[[3]] Geenland [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Les apprentis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jubilee [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] #Nofilter [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Iskioma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] You Will Never Be Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ice Age: Continental Drift [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] "The Good Place" The Funeral to End All Funerals
[[0]] Strange Wilderness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Caged [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Montana
[[2]] Never Back Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink
[[1]] Bad Boys II
[[0]] David Lynch Cooks Quinoa [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Barbie Video Game Hero
[[2]] Dune [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La Luna, Tomasico y mi abuela [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth 3
[[1]] Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Malignant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Eyes of Tammy Faye [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afterlife of the Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Landline [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fantasmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Escape Room: Tournament of Champions [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Michael Collins [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Sum of All Fears [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Friend of the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Major Payne [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] one night in san diego [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cinderella [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deja Vu [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Aluguel: O Filme [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sweet Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] What Keeps You Alive [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Obhyesh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Greatest [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Decedants 3
[[1]] An American Pickle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Things [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Sudden Move [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Katharine Hepburn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Female Brain [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Influencer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] October Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Stranger by the Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Madame Claude [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Reminiscence
[[3]] Good on Paper [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blood Machines [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Green Knight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive My Car [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Nightbreed [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Free Guy [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wordplay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherland: Fort Salem [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Marksman [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Titane [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Carmilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Evil Next Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Suicide Squad [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Parfums [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Those Who Wish Me Dead [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Knack... and How to Get It [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Angel Has Fallen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Pig [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gunpowder Milkshake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jungle Cruise [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les noces rouges [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Le Boucher [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Le coup du berger [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Bonnes Femmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La cérémonie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Fat Liar [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Retroactive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mainstream [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Boxing
[[3]] The Cat in the Hat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
[[3]] Old [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jour de Fete [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Boat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Yi Yi
[[3]] Space Jam: A New Legacy [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
[[3]] To All the Boys: Always and Forever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Performaniax [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Undertow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bearkittens [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Plan B [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Norma Rae [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Luca [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fear Street: Part One - 1994 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Tomorrow War [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] K.G.F: Chapter 1
[[2]] M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Chandramukhi [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Indira [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Sindhu Bhairavi [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Saraswathi Sabatham [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Parasakthi [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Inside [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Widow [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le prince de Galles
[[0]] Fencing
[[0]] Lassage des boeufs pour le labour
[[0]] Alger: rue Bab-Azoun
[[0]] Wrestling
[[0]] Brighton Street Scene
[[0]] Mosquinha
[[0]] Hyde Park Corner
[[0]] Traffic in King's Road, Chelsea
[[0]] Two Fencers
[[2]] The assassin [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] One Night in Miami... [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] America: The Motion Picture [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Gremlins 2: The New Batch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hand That Rocks the Cradle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unhinged [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Antoine and Colette
[[3]] Dummy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Quiet Place Part II [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] F9 - The Fast Saga [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Normal People
[[1]] The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fatherhood
[[3]] The Replacements [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Brown Sugar
[[0]] Baboon Climbing a Pole
[[0]] Lancement d'un navire [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Bad Sleep Well [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Salinger Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chongqing Blues [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In the Heights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spiral: From the Book of Saw [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Rose [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Souvenir [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Next Stop Wonderland [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Highwaymen
[[3]] Cruella [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fortnite: Battle, Build, Survive!
[[3]] The North Avenue Irregulars [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Novitiate [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2
[[1]] No Way Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Child's Play 3 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sluga naroda 2
[[0]] Man Riding Jumping Horse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Holidate
[[0]] Jumping Over a Man's Back-Leapfrog [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Child Carrying Flowers to Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cockatoo Flying [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Shadow in the Cloud [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Stop: Kurtulus [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] L'homme machine [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Buffalo Running [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Without Remorse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Italian Stallion [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oxygen [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Enough [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Dates of Christmas
[[2]] The Three Musketeers [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Count of Monte-Cristo [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Casanova [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Bourne Identity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Red Beard [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kagemusha [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Hara-Kiri [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Radhe
[[0]] Athlete Swinging a Pick [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie and the pink shoes
[[3]] Picture Bride [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Schtonk [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Voll normaaal [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Manta, Manta [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Possession [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Brown Bunny [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] She-Ra and the Princesses of Power [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Le singe musicien [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Suburban Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La Rosace Magique [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Air I Breathe [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] La vague [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Us Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Je vous aime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Mitchells vs the Machines [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breaker Upperers [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 9314 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2021-10-03 22:25: [[2]] The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
2021-10-02 18:39: [[3]] Kim Ji-young: Born 198 (2019)
2021-10-02 18:33: [[3]] The Craft: Legacy (2020)
2021-09-30 19:14: [[3]] Geenland (2020)
2021-09-29 19:47: [[1]] Les apprentis (1995)

The five latest comments were on:

2021-10-23 02:15: [[3]] True Crime (1995)
2021-10-23 00:43: [[2]] Dune (2021)
2021-10-22 23:59: [[2]] Dune (2021)
2021-10-22 20:35: [[3]] The Phantom (1996)
2021-10-22 13:16: [[1]] Candyman (2021)

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 9314 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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