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

[[3]] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-11-26 22:52:26.



Renee said:
Hermione to McGonagall about the troll. Says Harry and Ron saved her.
Message posted on 2010-11-26 22:52:27
Renee said:
To the other Renee: Harry and Ron count as men. Thinking there must be other passing points in the movie..but I can't think of any.
Message posted on 2012-07-22 17:25:17
Jessica said:
Hermione and McGonagall don't talk about Ron and Harry, they talk about what happened with the troll.

Hermione: It's my fault, Professor McGonagall.

McGonagall: Ms. Granger?

Hermione: I went looking for the troll. I'd read about them and thought I could handle it. But I was wrong. If Harry and Ron hadn't come and found me...I'd probably be dead.

McGonagall: Be that as it was an extremely foolish thing to do.
Message posted on 2012-09-01 03:37:26
David said:
Agree with Jessica, Harry and Ron are mentioned but the conversation is not about them.
Message posted on 2013-07-06 07:57:27
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2013-07-07 08:11:20
Tarn disagreed with the rating and said:
The troll is depicted as male (nipples, broad shoulders, bald head, deep voice, big hands, upper body strength/club weilding). They are talking about a male troll.
Message posted on 2016-11-17 05:40:33
Grace said:
Tarn: nipples, broad shoulders, bald head, deep voice, big hands, and upper body strength don't mean that the troll is male. Females have nipples, and having broad shoulders, big hands, upper body strength does not make a person/animal/person a male. And the books say that trolls grunt, so probably all trolls have deep voices.
Message posted on 2017-01-07 13:09:04
Jessie disagreed with the rating and said:
It should be 2/3, the troll was male and harry and ron were mentioned in the conversation.
Message posted on 2017-03-19 00:56:41
Beth said:
I agree it passes but not for this scene. It passes in herbology, Hermione answers a question about mandrakes.

Professor Sprout: Who here can tell me the properties of the mandrake root?

Hermione: Mandrakes, or mandgrogora, are used to return those who have been petrified to their original state. It is also quite dangerous - the mandrake's cry is fatal to anyone who hears it.
Message posted on 2018-10-04 15:05:45
Devon Kennedy said:
Beth - that was Chamber of Secrets, not Sorcerer's Stone.
Message posted on 2018-12-12 13:29:22
~N said:
So what, if two female characters are having a conversation about a cat (and the cat happens to be male), then that counts as them conversing about a man?
Message posted on 2019-03-28 18:03:16
Vickie said:
~N - no it doesn't, because the purpose of this is if everything is based around a man/men, in this case, it isn't based on a man - it's based on a cat.
Message posted on 2020-03-22 14:55:58
Pablo said:
Therefore the troll scene is still passing because they're talking about a troll (which we don't even know for sure if it's a male or a female)
Message posted on 2021-02-25 12:41:35
Diana disagreed with the rating and said:
The troll conversation between McGonagall and Hermione doesn't count, it's about Harry and Ron saving her.
Message posted on 2021-09-27 12:10:55
Axl disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Diana, the troll conversation does not count : it was about Ron and Harry not being responsible for what happened.
Message posted on 2022-06-11 15:32:53
Alex said:
Comment by Beth 2018-10-4. Mandrake is associated with fertility. John Donne's poem references it in the 16th century:

Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
And find
What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.
Message posted on 2022-06-11 22:39:42

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