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]] Life Itself [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tremors 4: The Legend Begins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters: Afterlife [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Card Counter [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Naked City [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dr. T & the Women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World Dominion [3 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Quick Change [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gûzen to sôzô [Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lola Montès [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Warm December [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wee Willie Winkie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'avventura [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Voice of the Turtle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'eclisse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Baby Doll [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ball of Fire [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Autumn Leaves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Corn Is Green [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] L'histoire d'Adèle H. [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Gay Sisters [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All That Heaven Allows [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Marjorie Morningstar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Le amiche [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kimi [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bad Company [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Memoria [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tyler Perry’s Diary of a mad black woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Stranger Things
[[3]] Top Gun: Maverick [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ali G Indahouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scooby-Doo! and The Witch’s Ghost [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Metalocalypse The Doomstar Requiem [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
[[1]] Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Jackass: The Movie [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tove [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Senior Year [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Promare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Seal Team [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Dog Days Till Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Northman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Santa's Slay [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
[[3]] Dark Web: Cicada 3301
[[1]] Allra síðasta veiðiferðin
[[0]] Great Freedom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Christmas Is Here Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hannah Montana: The Movie
[[3]] Everything Everywhere All at Once [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ambulance [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lost City [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Paul Blart: Mall Cop
[[3]] Death on the Nile
[[3]] Batman: Hush [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Stand and Deliver [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League Dark: Apokolips War [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] We Can Be Heroes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Morbius [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cuddler [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The In Between [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower
[[0]] Where is the friend's house [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Charlies Angels
[[1]] Senso [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hiraeth [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Super Ex-Girlfriend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Millions Like Us [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Trouble [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bad Boys
[[3]] The Bad Guys [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bubble [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Apartment #5C [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] June Again [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity
[[3]] Fresh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spencer
[[1]] Lizzie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ava [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Eight Below
[[3]] Golden Arm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotarubi no Mori e (To the Forest of Firefly Lights) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Commitments
[[2]] Hard Rain [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adam Project [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Weekend Away [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flashback [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saint Maud [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Godzilla Vs Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Want to Eat Your Pancreas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Texas Chainsaw Massacre [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ron's Gone Wrong [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Nut Job [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Next Gen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Turning Red [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sherlock Gnomes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Happy Feet Two [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Parallel Mothers [5 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] umma [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] No Exit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Batman [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Best of Enemies [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Uncharted [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Steel [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Catwoman: Hunted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Robowoman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Leave Her to Heaven [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Silenced
[[1]] After We Fell [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] French Exit
[[3]] Wrong Turn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Sing 2
[[1]] Luke Cage
[[3]] This Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Uncharted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cloud 9 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dear Evan Hansen [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 4:44 Last Day on Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Playboy: No Boys Allowed, 100% Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scream [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] the fallout [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cat Ballou [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sister Aimee [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wild Nights with Emily [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The King's Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Antebellum [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Royal Treatment
[[1]] Belfast [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Woman Who Ran
[[2]] Silver Skates [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Night of the Living Dead 3D [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Betty Blue [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Judy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mass [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Guilty as sin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Old Dogs [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Surfs Up [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Power of the Dog [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Freaky Friday [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boiling Point [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Being The Ricardos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mr. Holland's Opus [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] In & Out
[[3]] 13 Minutes
[[3]] The 355 [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Demon Slayer: Mugen Train [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Worst Person in the World [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] tick...tick..BOOM! [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Astérix: Le secret de la potion magique (Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion) [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Nightmare Alley [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Licorice Pizza [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Tender Bar [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The World According to Garp [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Save Yourselves! [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Panic in the Streets [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Stone Gap [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Cure [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] When a Man Loves a Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Classic Horror Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dolittle [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Welcome To Happiness
[[3]] Flamingo Road [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Return to Paradise [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Kate [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cat Women of the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Last Woman on Earth [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Flowers for Algernon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don’t Look Up [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix Resurrections [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spider-Man: No Way Home [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Timeless [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Red Notice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moomins on the Riviera
[[3]] Single All The Way [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Somers Town [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wiz Live! [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Every Time a Bell Rings [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] West Side Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Red Tent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cruella [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bombshell [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Hebrew Hammer [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Love Hard [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Encanto [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars: The Clone Wars [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Retreat [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tragedy Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] There's Someone Inside Your House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Strangers: Prey At Night [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 9554 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2022-06-15 21:18: [[3]] Life Itself (2018)
2022-06-15 01:45: [[3]] Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
2022-06-15 01:22: [[3]] Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
2022-06-14 03:15: [[1]] The Card Counter (2021)
2022-06-13 17:41: [[1]] The Naked City (1948)

The five latest comments were on:

2022-06-29 18:36: [[3]] Love and Gelato (2022)
2022-06-29 09:57: [[1]] Sing Street (2016)
2022-06-28 22:07: [[1]] Sing Street (2016)
2022-06-27 20:07: [[2]] Heat (1995)
2022-06-27 08:05: [[1]] Injustice (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 9554 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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