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] [82 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]] Inception  [1 review(s) available] [37 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Star Wars: The Force Awakens  [1 review(s) available] [37 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Infinity War [36 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic World  [1 review(s) available] [36 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]] Wonder Woman  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Age of Ultron [33 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Man of Steel [33 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 2  [3 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Man 3  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Sucker Punch  [7 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Pacific Rim [30 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Trek Into Darkness  [1 review(s) available] [30 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 10 Cloverfield Lane [29 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain America: Civil War [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Oblivion [28 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men: Days of Future Past [28 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fifty Shades of Grey [27 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frozen [27 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ex Machina [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Skyfall [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Zero Dark Thirty  [1 review(s) available] [26 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien [25 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [25 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]] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [23 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blade Runner 2049 [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inglourious Basterds  [3 review(s) available] [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Miserables [22 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Matrix  [1 review(s) available] [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]
[[3]] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  [2 review(s) available] [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor: The Dark World [21 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Warm Bodies [21 comment(s) available]
[[3]] World War Z [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Toy Story 3  [1 review(s) available] [20 comment(s) available]
[[3]] How to Train Your Dragon  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Salt  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Social Network  [3 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Thor  [2 review(s) available] [19 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Hero 6 [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Black Panther  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evil Dead [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Lion King  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Martian  [1 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Mulan  [3 review(s) available] [18 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Muppets [18 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Solo: A Star Wars Story [18 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolverine [18 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]
[[2]] Fargo [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Host [17 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Mr. Peabody and Sherman [17 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ready Player One [17 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Up  [1 review(s) available] [17 comment(s) available]
[[0]] 2001: A Space Odyssey [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Avatar  [8 review(s) available] [16 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]] Ghostbusters [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Her  [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]
[[1]] Spotlight [16 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arrival [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bling Ring [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bourne Legacy [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Dark Knight  [4 review(s) available] [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Interstellar [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Justice League [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Now You See Me [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Serenity [15 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Thor: Ragnarok [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]
[[3]] The Breakfast Club [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]
[[3]] Gone Girl [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inside Out [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kill Bill: Vol. 1  [3 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Midnight in Paris [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Silence of the Lambs [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Tangled  [5 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Wreck-It Ralph [14 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Quiet Place [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beauty and the Beast  [3 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Big Lebowski [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Boyhood [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]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Fight Club  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ghostbusters [13 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Godzilla [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Isle of Dogs [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Isn't It Romantic [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Maleficent  [1 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pulp Fiction [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Run Lola Run [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Star Wars  [2 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] V for Vendetta  [3 review(s) available] [13 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Star Is Born [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Five [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Incredibles  [4 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jurassic Park  [1 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The King's Speech [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Labyrinth [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lady Bird [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Minions [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]
[[2]] Up in the Air [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Veronica Mars [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] WALL-E  [5 review(s) available] [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] X-Men [12 comment(s) available]
[[3]] X-Men Origins: Wolverine [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] (500) Days of Summer [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] A Clockwork Orange [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ant-Man [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Avengers: Endgame [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Back to the Future [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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Grand Budapest Hotel [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]
[[2]] Marriage Story [11 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Moonlight [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Twilight  [4 review(s) available] [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Wolf of Wall Street [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 22 Jump St [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]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Argo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Babadook [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Baby Driver [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Teacher [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Battle: Los Angeles [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Capitalism: A Love Story [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Captain Marvel [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Counselor [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Shadows [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despicable Me  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Deus Ex Human Revolution [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Easy A  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Edge of Seventeen [10 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Exit Through the Gift Shop [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Great Gatsby [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hateful Eight [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] How to Train Your Dragon 2 [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Immortals [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kingsman: The Secret Service  [1 review(s) available] [10 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kubo and the Two Strings [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Life of Brian [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Molly's Game [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Raiders of the Lost Ark [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 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:

2020-08-05 05:21: [[3]] The Black Cauldron (1985)
2020-08-04 17:35: [[2]] The Thirteenth Year (1999)
2020-08-03 18:59: [[1]] Biutiful (2010)
2020-08-03 00:09: [[1]] The Lover / L'amant (1992)
2020-08-02 23:55: [[3]] Lolita (1997)

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.

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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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