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]] Bad Education [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Away from Her
[[3]] The Swimming Pool [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tout simplement noir [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Greyhound
[[3]] The Old Guard
[[1]] The Last Full Measure
[[3]] Palm Springs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] iCarly: iGo to Japan [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Never Rarely Sometimes Always [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Circle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] King of the Zombies [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Wicker Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Guns Akimbo [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Heartbreak Hotel
[[3]] Red Joan [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Pause [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
[[3]] Slap Shot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lady Sings the Blues [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Great Expectations [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Invitation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Strange Thing About the Johnsons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mr. Roosevelt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jail Bait [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] 7500 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beautiful [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Operation: Endgame [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The High Note [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] She's Gotta Have It [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Night of the Ghouls [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Long Shot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Climax [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Offence [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The last days of american crime [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Shirley [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Rampant [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alex of Venice [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Plan 9 from Outer Space [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Death Race 2000 [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Vast of Night [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Masked Avengers [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Railrodder [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Ticket [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fear of a Black hat [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Killdozer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I am Not an Easy Man / Je ne suis pas un homme facile [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Two-Minute Warning [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Cop Land
[[3]] The Grinch [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Under The Silver Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Last Dragon [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Sun Dogs [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Rocketman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Midwife [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Never Ricking Rick
[[0]] The Report
[[3]] The Ethicist [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tramps [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ophelia [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] La moustache [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scoob [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La tribu
[[3]] 18 Presents
[[3]] The Methodists [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Toppen av ingenting [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amatorer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cake General [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Innan vintern kommer [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suburbia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hjartat
[[3]] Euphoria
[[3]] Tau [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Half of It [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Ted - For karlekens skull [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Accident [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A New Leaf [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dead Don't Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Terrorizers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Soul Plane [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Extraction
[[3]] Snapshots [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] We Have Always Lived in the Castle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bombshells and Dollies [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Peppermint Soda [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Braven [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Champ [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bit [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Clear and Present Danger [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dien Bien Phu [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Longest Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Bon Cop Bad Cop 2
[[2]] Waiting To Exhale
[[1]] Murder Mystery [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Back to Burgundy (Ce que nous lie) [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Suicide kale [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Missing Link [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Rise Of Skywalker [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Saand Ki Aankh [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] My Spy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skippy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Until the End of the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Don't Think Twice
[[1]] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Spies in Disguise [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] HELEN [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Watermelon Woman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Trolls World Tour [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Secret Obsession
[[3]] Stargirl
[[3]] Sylvia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wanda
[[3]] The Danish Girl [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Otherhood
[[3]] Blow the Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Countess from Hong Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Senses 1&2 [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Perfect Host [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life as We Know It [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Tyler Perry's Acrimony
[[1]] Blood Stripe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] OtherLife [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bad Boys For Life
[[3]] Lucia
[[2]] Color Out of Space [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Specials [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Sky: The Coming Race
[[3]] Saints Rest
[[3]] Tin Cup [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
[[3]] Agapornis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Bull Durham [2 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
[[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 [2 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]
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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 8574 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2020-07-15 16:42: [[3]] Bad Education (2019)
2020-07-14 09:02: [[3]] Away from Her (2006)
2020-07-13 13:38: [[3]] The Swimming Pool (1969)
2020-07-13 08:31: [[1]] Tout simplement noir (2020)
2020-07-12 04:00: [[0]] Greyhound (2020)

The five latest comments were on:

2020-09-26 14:35: [[3]] The New Mutants (2020)
2020-09-26 06:46: [[3]] Enola Holmes (2020)
2020-09-25 19:09: [[1]] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
2020-09-25 17:56: [[0]] Predators (2010)
2020-09-25 17:53: [[0]] Predator (1987)

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 8574 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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