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]] It's a Wonderful Life (1946) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Jennifer Milligan on 2011-04-23 20:14:50.



Anana said:
Pretty certain Mom and little Suzu's teacher (mom calls her 'Mrs [something]' are on the phone talking about Suzu's cold and her flower, when dad grabs the phone from mom and mr teacher then grabs the phone from mrs teacher.
Message posted on 2012-10-17 06:59:51
Alex Ferguson said:
Towards the beginning Mrs Bailey and the maid Annie have a very brief exchange where Annie mentions how "it'd be better if all children were girls". Although it implies they're sort of referring to males in part, it's a pretty general statement that isn't really male-centric.
I think for that it could perhaps scrape past a 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-12-24 11:24:27
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-12-24 12:17:44
sandra said:
Additionally, in the final scene Mrs Bailey comments the fact that the maid Annie is contributing to the money collection, to which Anne replies that it's the money she had been saving for the divorce in case she ever got a husband. It's not talking about a man but about women's saving strategies!
Message posted on 2020-12-26 14:48:18
Benjamin Grove said:
Mary Bailey talks to Mrs. Martini while giving her their housewarming gift as the Martini family moves in to their new home.
Message posted on 2021-01-27 05:10:17

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