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]] Die Hard (1988) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Sarah on 2010-01-21 21:15:56.



Sarah said:
McClane's wife Holly talks to her secretary right at the beginning of the movie:

HOLLY: Ginny, it's 6:40, you're making me feel like Ebeneezer Scrooge. Go on, join the party, have some champagne.

GINNY: Thanks Ms. Gennaro. Do you think the baby can handle a little sip?

HOLLY: Ginny, that baby's ready to tend bar.
Message posted on 2010-01-21 21:15:56
ot disagreed with the rating and said:
Is the reference to Eberneezer Scrooge enough of a male reference!?
Message posted on 2010-12-31 14:26:19
j said:

No, the conversation is not about Scrooge,
Message posted on 2011-07-08 06:11:06
Jen said:
The rating's fine.

Lucy: McClane residence. Lucy McClane speaking.

Holly: Hello, Lucy McClane. This is your mother.

Lucy: Mommy! When are you coming home?!

Holly: Soon. You'll be in bed when I get there, though.

Message posted on 2014-01-08 02:59:19
Genevieve Warren disagreed with the rating and said:
The conversation between Holly and her daughter Lucy ends with them discussing wether or not her father his coming home.
Message posted on 2018-07-23 13:52:36
Shay disagreed with the rating and said:
The Bechdel test is conversation vetween two women, and Holly's child is not an adult
Message posted on 2018-12-25 01:36:23
Kurry said:
There's also the conversation between Holly and Paulina:

Paulina: Hola, Mrs. Holly.

Holly: Did Mr. McClane call?

Paulina: No, Mrs. Holly. No telefonó

Holly: Well, he probably just didn't have time before his flight. Um, it might be a good idea to make up the spare bedroom, just in case.

Paulina: Sí, Mrs. Holly. I do that already.

Holly: What would I do without you, Paulina?
Message posted on 2022-02-26 16:40:40

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