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

2012 (200 movies)

[[1]] 2 Coelhos [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] 2 Days in New York [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] 21 Jump Street [14 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Halloween Puppy [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Late Quartet [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] A Royal Affair [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] A Thousand Words
[[3]] About Cherry [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Act of Valor [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ahi va el diablo [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ali has blue eyes [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Alien Tornado [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] All I Want Is Everything [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Amazing Spider-Man [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Mary [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] American Warships [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Amour [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Angels' Share [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Anna Karenina [3 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Any Questions for Ben? [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Arachnoquake [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Arbitrage [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Argo [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] As High as the Sky [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Augustine [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Aurora [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Avengers  [1 review(s) available] [34 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bachelorette [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bad Parents [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Barbara [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Barfi! [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, part 1 [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Battleship [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Bay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] BearCity 2: The Proposal [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beasts of the Southern Wild [16 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Being Flynn [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Berberian Sound Studio [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Best Man Down [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Beyond the Hills [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Big Miracle [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bikini Spring Break [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bindlestiffs [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bitchkram
[[3]] Black Rock [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Bletchley Circle [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Blood Fare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Lagoon: The Awakening [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Blue Like Jazz [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Body [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Bourne Legacy [15 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Brass Teapot [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Brave  [1 review(s) available] [31 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Broken Circle Breakdown [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Bullet to the Head [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Byzantium [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Call Girl [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Call Me Kuchu [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Campaign [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Celeste and Jesse Forever [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cheesecake Casserole [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chernobyl Diaries [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Chronicle [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cigarette Ki Tarah [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Citadel
[[1]] The Citizen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cloud Atlas [8 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Cockneys vs Zombies [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cocktail [4 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Comes a Bright Day [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Company You Keep
[[3]] Compliance [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Contraband [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Cosmopolis [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Croczilla [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Cybergeddon [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Dabangg 2
[[3]] Dans la maison [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dark Knight Rises [32 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dark Shadows [10 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Das Leben ist nichts fur Feiglinge [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Das Wochenende [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Dead Man's Burden [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Decay [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Den skaldede frisor [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Despues de Lucia [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Devil Inside [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Devil's Carnival
[[3]] Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Dictator [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Die Wand [2 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Django Unchained [13 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Djupid [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Door [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dredd 3D  [1 review(s) available] [14 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Dripping in Chocolate [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Eega [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Electrick Children [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Elementary [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] End of Watch [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] English Vinglish [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Entity [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Entrance [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Erased [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Ernest & Celestine [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Excision [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Expendables 2 [9 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Extracted [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Factory [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Fast Girls [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Fat Kid Rules the World
[[3]] Fin [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Five-Year Engagement [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flight [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Flukt
[[3]] For a Good Time, Call... [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Foreign Letters [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Four Assassins [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Frances Ha [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Frankenweenie [8 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Future Weather [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Gambit [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Game Change [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gayby [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Giant Mechanical Man [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ginger and Rosa [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girl in Progress [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Girl Vs. Monster
[[1]] Golden Winter
[[3]] Gone [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Good Vibrations [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Goodbye [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Grabbers [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Greetings from Tim Buckley [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Grey [3 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Guilt Trip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Gyo [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hannah Arendt [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hannibal [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] The Happy Caterpillars [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Haunting of Whaley House [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hemingway & Gellhorn [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Heruta sukeruta
[[2]] The History of Future Folk
[[3]] Hit and Run [2 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hitchcock [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [45 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Holy Motors [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hope Springs  [2 review(s) available] [4 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Hotel Transylvania [11 comment(s) available]
[[3]] House at the End of the Street [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Hunger Games  [1 review(s) available] [28 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Hyde Park on Hudson [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] I Belong [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Ice Age: Continental Drift [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] If I Were You [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ill Manors [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] The Impossible [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] In The Dark Half [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Inch'Allah [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Interview with a Hitman [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Iron Sky [5 comment(s) available]
[[3]] It's a Disaster [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jack and Diane [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Jack Reacher [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jackie [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] Jagten [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Jayne Mansfield's Car [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] John Carter [5 comment(s) available]
[[1]] John Dies at the End [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Journey to the Christmas Star [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kahaani [3 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kapringen [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Key and the Frame [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Kill 'em All
[[2]] Killer Joe [2 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Killing Them Softly [7 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Kiss of the Damned [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Klip [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Ko-ri-a [1 comment(s) available]
[[0]] Kon-Tiki [1 comment(s) available]
[[2]] L'enfant d'en haut [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] La cinquieme saison
[[3]] Lake Effects [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Last Stop: Kurtulus [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Lawless [4 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Le grand soir
[[3]] Le prenom [1 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Les Miserables [22 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Liberal Arts [1 comment(s) available]
[[1]] Life of Pi [2 comment(s) available]
[[3]] Lincoln [9 comment(s) available]
[[3]] The Lizzie Bennet Diaries [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 9417 movies in the database. The five latest additions:

2022-01-26 01:59: [[3]] Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)
2022-01-25 23:22: [[3]] Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
2022-01-25 19:28: [[2]] Betty Blue (1986)
2022-01-25 14:38: [[3]] Judy (2019)
2022-01-23 09:17: [[3]] Mass (2021)

The five latest comments were on:

2022-01-27 15:44: [[0]] L'homme machine (1885)
2022-01-27 15:05: [[1]] Belfast (2021)
2022-01-27 12:39: [[2]] Hackers (1995)
2022-01-26 18:42: [[1]] Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
2022-01-26 16:50: [[2]] Silver Skates (2020)

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 9417 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 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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