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]] Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2009-06-14 10:28:13.



neil said:
Marion Ravenwood is the only notable female character, and she only talks to men.
Message posted on 2009-06-14 10:28:13
SergeantJack said:
Marion may be the only notable female, but she isn't the only one with dialogue. Salah's wife sees the monkey and asks where it came from. When Marion sardonically calls it cute, Salah's wife says, "Then it shall be welcome in our home." Marion protests to her.

It may not be much, but I think it satisfies the three rules.
Message posted on 2012-01-25 20:51:33
Ian said:
She has a name, too, at least on IMDB. Fayah. So it's a pass, barely.
Message posted on 2012-08-01 12:27:25
luminum said:
It still wouldn't pass. Salah's wife doesn't have a name.

The criteria are 1) at least 2 female characters with names who 2) talk to one another, 3) about something other than a man.

It doesn't pass the first test in order to get to the other two.
Message posted on 2012-08-02 16:43:34
isaac said:
How may viewers are digging through the credits to find out about peripheral characters? It should be fair to say that a character remains nameless unless they are addressed in the film. As such, I have to side with luminum
Message posted on 2013-01-19 07:27:07
Harvey said:
Fayah is not addressed as such, but Marion does use her name when talking to (and kissing) Sallah.
Message posted on 2014-01-04 01:03:52
kiel said:
Fayah is named in the film. They discuss the monkey, if you arent going to follow your own rules then why have them?
Message posted on 2015-08-25 21:28:17
Workin' on my night cheese said:
Test 1: Marion and Fayah are both named in the movie. Marion says Fayah's name when she and Sallah are saying goodbye to one another. PASS

Test 2: They both speak to each other at Fayah's home in Cairo. PASS

Test 3: It's about whether or not her family will keep a monkey as a pet. PASS
Message posted on 2016-06-23 03:55:20
scoronam said:
As others have said, the conversation between Fayah and Marion about the monkey satisfies the three rules.

Message posted on 2017-12-07 22:53:53
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 0/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2017-12-25 20:46:18

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