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]] Mad Max: Fury Road  [4 review(s) available] [83 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bridesmaids  [3 review(s) available] [70 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [64 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lego Movie  [2 review(s) available] [46 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: The Winter Soldier [45 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [45 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Trek  [4 review(s) available] [44 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Guardians of the Galaxy [43 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Menu [40 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [38 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [38 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [38 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: The Force Awakens  [1 review(s) available] [38 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wonder Woman  [1 review(s) available] [36 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [35 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Gravity [35 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Swan  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man of Steel [34 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 2  [3 review(s) available] [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Oppenheimer  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dune [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pacific Rim [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Into Darkness  [1 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oblivion [28 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien [27 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skyfall [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Dark Thirty  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [25 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blade Runner 2049 [24 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [24 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Little Mermaid  [4 review(s) available] [24 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men: First Class [24 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 12 Years a Slave  [1 review(s) available] [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Miserables [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbie [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inglourious Basterds  [3 review(s) available] [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  [2 review(s) available] [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor: The Dark World [22 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Warm Bodies [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Captain America: The First Avenger [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Moana [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oz the Great and Powerful  [2 review(s) available] [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] World War Z [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbarian [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 3  [1 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Dead [19 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Fargo [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Martian  [1 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Solo: A Star Wars Story [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Quiet Place [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Matilda the Musical [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan  [3 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Muppets [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spotlight [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Up  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolverine [18 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 2001: A Space Odyssey [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arrival [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avatar  [8 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elysium [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ghostbusters [17 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Her  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Host [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [3 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready Player One [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beasts of the Southern Wild [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dallas Buyers Club  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isn't It Romantic [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Joker  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Last Airbender [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Princess Bride [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Prometheus  [1 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Serenity [16 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tangled  [5 review(s) available] [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Thor: Ragnarok [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bling Ring [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bourne Legacy [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Breakfast Club [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fight Club  [1 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Labyrinth [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pulp Fiction [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence of the Lambs [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [15 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Antichrist [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Lebowski [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Cabin in the Woods  [1 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me 2 [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Donnie Darko [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Fault in Our Stars [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Finding Nemo [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ghostbusters [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gone Girl [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Marriage Story  [1 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midnight in Paris [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Run Lola Run [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] V for Vendetta  [3 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wreck-It Ralph [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Psycho [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avatar: The Way Of Water [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Back to the Future [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast  [3 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Marvel [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Deadpool  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Django Unchained [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredibles  [4 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minions [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man: Far from Home [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twilight  [4 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Up in the Air [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (500) Days of Summer [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Clockwork Orange [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Star Is Born [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Five [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [4 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Great Gatsby [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The King's Speech [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Kissing Booth [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lady Bird [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life of Brian [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Moonlight [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ratatouille  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Seven Psychopaths [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Source Code [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Super 8 [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse  [3 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Veronica Mars [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] WALL-E  [5 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolf of Wall Street [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men Origins: Wolverine [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ant-Man [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baby Driver [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Coco [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Drive [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast and Furious 6 [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hateful Eight [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hercules  [1 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pokemon Detective Pikachu [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Princess and the Frog  [2 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raiders of the Lost Ark [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 22 Jump St [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abominable [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adjustment Bureau [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alita: Battle Angel [10 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All is Lost [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Argo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babadook [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Teacher [10 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 10239 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2024-02-19 22:39: [[3]] Tout ce qu'il me reste de la révolution (2019)
2024-02-18 19:15: [[3]] Chaos Walking (2021)
2024-02-18 06:43: [[3]] Mclintock! (1963)
2024-02-16 17:39: [[1]] Made in Abyss:Dawn of the Deep Soul (2020)
2024-02-16 00:50: [[3]] Trolls Band Together (2023)

The five latest comments were on:

2024-02-28 11:47: [[3]] Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
2024-02-27 15:08: [[1]] Chien de la casse (2023)
2024-02-25 22:09: [[3]] Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
2024-02-25 11:37: [[1]] Flamin’ Hot (2023)
2024-02-25 11:15: [[1]] Journeyman (2018)

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 10239 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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