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]] Bull Durham [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Emma. [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La banda degli onesti [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miseria e nobilta
[[3]] Ma revolution
[[0]] Les specialistes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alley Cats Strike
[[3]] Absence of Malice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Railway Children [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Platform [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airport 1975 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Invisible Man
[[3]] Adult Life Skills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tru Confessions
[[3]] Get a Clue
[[1]] Nine Lives [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ben-Hur [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombies 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Affair [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lost Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Bright Places [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] i lost my body
[[3]] Onward [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Much Ado About Nothing [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Public [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Veil [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] What's Your Raashee?
[[1]] Woodlawn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spy Game [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Can You Keep A Secret? [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Nerve on Sunday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Reluctant Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Tigers Are Not Afraid [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Straight Up
[[3]] Pandemic [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Living Aims [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Constantine: City of Demons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La camarista [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seberg
[[3]] Minari
[[3]] A Ring of Endless Light [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Paddleton [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Horse Girl
[[3]] Egg
[[3]] Meio Irmao [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Il demone di Laplace [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Platzspitzbaby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Birds of Prey
[[1]] Cold Souls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Danger stalks near [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wicked Lady [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The earrings of Madame de... [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Turning [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] American Pie Presents: Beta House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Smart House [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Just another girl on the I.R.T [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dans la maison [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Princess Cyd [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Savage Beach [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Outrage [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] O Filme do Bruno Aleixo [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Rhythm Section [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jumanji: The Next Level [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Conspiracy of Hearts [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Bodyguard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miracle on 34th Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Miracle on 34th Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Weathering with You [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Muppet Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Tex [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alucarda [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How Green Was My Valley [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Gentlemen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lake Placid
[[3]] Sorry We Missed You [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Just Mercy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] In the Tall Grass [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Happytime Murders
[[3]] Une fille facile [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Shiny Shrimps [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jeanne [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dead and Buried [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cosmos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Best Christmas Pageant Ever [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Troop Zero [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] For Sama [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Anya [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Joe [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Honey Boy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Like a Boss [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghost Ship [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 1917 [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Simmba
[[2]] Burning Sands
[[3]] Stuck in the Suburbs
[[1]] Inserts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sex Ed [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Two Popes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sleeping with the Fishes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Goldfinch [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Uncut Gems
[[3]] The Aeronauts [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Little Women [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Monos [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Woman of Paris
[[3]] A Dog's Journey [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Popeye [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Happy Valley [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Boys [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Rambo: Last Blood
[[3]] Cats [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Her Smell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Tuche [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les invisibles [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Yesterday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Satanic Panic [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Thats 70s Show
[[1]] Tekst [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In Fabric [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Heavyweights [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zombieland: Double Tap [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Enter the Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Owning Mahowny [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pee-wee's Big Adventure [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Leaving Las Vegas [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Highway to Hellas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Chaperone
[[1]] CBGB [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tall Tale [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Les Miserables [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Unbelievable [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen 2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Irishman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doctor Sleep [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Queen & Slim [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Clementine [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Motherless Brooklyn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Family Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elizabethtown [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Knives Out [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cold Skin
[[3]] Charlie's Angels [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Midway [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jojo Rabbit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Knight Before Christmas
[[1]] Klaus [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Luce [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Beautiful People
[[3]] Right on Track
[[3]] It Chapter 2 [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Lighthouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Marriage Story [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harriet [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dilemma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] NIght School [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Abominable [8 comment(s) available]
[[1]] MXP: Most Extreme Primate [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Brink's Job [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Welcome to Marwen [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] What Men Want [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The King [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie in the Nutcracker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie of Swan Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Lords of Chaos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Laundromat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
[[3]] The Initiation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Daughters of Darkness [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Men of Honor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sissi - The Young Empress
[[1]] Miami Vice
[[3]] Hustlers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ford v Ferrari [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gemini Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Downton Abbey [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cheaper by the Dozen
[[3]] Canceled
[[3]] Joker [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lucy in the Sky
[[3]] Ready or Not [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Duelists
[[3]] The Marijuana Conspiracy [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] fifty shade freed
[[1]] Bacurau
[[3]] Slap Her, She's French! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ad Astra [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lake Mungo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tall Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pentagram [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Second Act
[[3]] Steven Universe: The Movie [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.

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Recent activity

Currently 8440 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2020-04-01 01:13: [[2]] Bull Durham (1988)
2020-03-29 18:01: [[3]] Emma. (2020)
2020-03-27 23:16: [[2]] La banda degli onesti (1956)
2020-03-27 23:14: [[3]] Miseria e nobilta (1954)
2020-03-27 23:00: [[3]] Ma revolution (2016)

The five latest comments were on:

2020-05-27 17:55: [[1]] The Gentlemen (2019)
2020-05-27 02:18: [[3]] Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
2020-05-26 20:26: [[0]] 1917 (2019)
2020-05-26 15:25: [[2]] Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
2020-05-26 05:38: [[3]] Rocketman (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 8440 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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