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]] The Addiction [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adieu Philippine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adjustment Bureau [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Admission [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] ADN [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adult Life Skills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adult World [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Adulthood [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advantageous [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventureland [6 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Adventures in Babysitting [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventures of Gerard [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventures of Milo and Otis [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Adventures of Pluto Nash [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Adventures of Robin Hood [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D
[[3]] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Adventures of Tintin [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Advise & Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Advocate's Devil
[[2]] Ae Fond Kiss... [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] AEon Flux [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Aeronauts [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The African Queen [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] After Earth [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] After Hours [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After Love [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After Sex [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Ball [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Sunset [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] After the Wedding [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] After the Wedding
[[1]] After We Fell [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] After Yang [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] After.Life [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] AfterDeath [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afterlife of the Party [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Afternoon Delight [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aftershock
[[0]] Against the Ice
[[3]] Agapornis [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Agatha and the Truth of Murder [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Age of Adaline [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Age of Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Age of Consent [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Age of Innocence
[[0]] Age of the Dragons [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Agnes of God
[[1]] Agora [4 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Aguirre: The Wrath of God [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ahi va el diablo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ai no mukidashi [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aimee & Jaguar
[[0]] Air [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Air America [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Air Bud
[[1]] Air Doll [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Air Force One [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Air I Breathe [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Airheads [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airplane! [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airport [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Airport 1975 [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ajami [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ajeeb Daastaans [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Akeelah and the Bee [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Akira [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Akrobatisches Potpourri [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aladdin [9 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Aladdin  [2 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Aladdin and the King of Thieves [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alamanya
[[3]] Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Albatross [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Albert Nobbs [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Albino Farm [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alex of Venice [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alex Strangelove [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alexander [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Alexander IRL [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alfie [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Alger: rue Bab-Azoun
[[1]] Ali G Indahouse [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ali has blue eyes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ali: Fear Eats the Soul [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alice in Wonderland  [5 review(s) available]
[[3]] Alice Through the Looking Glass [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alice's Restaurant
[[3]] Alien [27 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Alien 3 [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien Armageddon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alien Nation [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien Tornado [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien: Covenant [6 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien: Resurrection [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens  [2 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens in the Attic
[[3]] Aliens vs. Avatars [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alita: Battle Angel [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Eve [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Evil [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All About Steve  [1 review(s) available] [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All about women [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Cheerleaders Die
[[3]] All Dogs Go to Heaven [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All Eyez On Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All Girls Weekend [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All I Want Is Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All is Lost [10 comment(s) available]
[[2]] All of Me [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All of us strangers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All or Nothing [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All Quiet on the Western Front
[[0]] All Quiet on the Western Front [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All Superheroes Must Die [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All That Heaven Allows [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] All That Jazz [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Bright Places [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Invisible Children [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All the King's Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] All The King's Men
[[2]] All the Money in the World [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the old knives
[[1]] All the President's Men [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All the Ships at Sea [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] All the Way Boys [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] All This, and Heaven Too
[[0]] Allegro non troppo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alles Inklusive [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alley Cats Strike
[[3]] Allied [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Allra síðasta veiðiferðin
[[3]] Almost Christmas [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Almost Famous [6 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Almost Mercy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aloft [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Aloha [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Along Came A Spider
[[0]] Along Came Jones
[[0]] Alpha
[[2]] Alpha House [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Alphabet Killer [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alphaville
[[3]] Alps
[[2]] Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Altered [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alucarda [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Aluguel: O Filme [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Be My Maybe [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Always Shine [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alyce Kills [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amadeus [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amador
[[3]] Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amanecer en Puerta Oscura [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Amarcord [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amateur
[[3]] Amatorer [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Amazing Bulk
[[1]] Amazing Grace [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amazing Spider-Man 2 [11 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Amazon Women on the Moon [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amazons and Gladiators [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amber Lake [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ambulance [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Ambushers [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelia [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amelie [12 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Amen.
[[3]] America: The Motion Picture [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Animals [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Assassin [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Beauty  [1 review(s) available] [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Crime Story [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Gangster
[[3]] American Gigolo [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] American Graffiti [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] American History X [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Honey
[[3]] American Hustle [21 comment(s) available]
[[1]] American Made [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 10286 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2024-04-14 06:16: [[3]] Wicked Little Letters (2023)
2024-04-09 11:12: [[1]] Imaginary (2024)
2024-04-08 14:32: [[1]] My Fault (2023)
2024-04-05 23:55: [[1]] Visitor Q (2001)
2024-04-05 09:38: [[3]] Drive-Away Dolls (2024)

The five latest comments were on:

2024-04-18 08:16: [[0]] The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
2024-04-18 07:03: [[3]] Dune: Part Two (2024)
2024-04-17 21:32: [[0]] Io Capitano (2023)
2024-04-17 20:46: [[1]] The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
2024-04-15 14:35: [[3]] Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

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 10286 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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