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The Best 2019 Movies That Pass The Bechdel Test 

Jason Bancroft
Updated December 30, 2019 2.3k votes 439 voters 1.8k views 24 items

Which are the best movies that pass the Bechdel Test in 2019? In case you’re not familiar with Alison Bechdel’s test, the rules are very simple. The film has to meet three criteria: it has to have at least two women in it, who talk to each other, about something besides a man.

The rules only sound uncomplicated. However, it’s estimated that about 40 percent of 2019 movies made in the United States will fail the Bechdel Test. Despite the uptick in female-led reboots like Ocean’s 8 and Ghostbusters, it’s still a man’s world when it comes to Hollywood stories. The landscape may be becoming a bit more gender-neutral, but there is still a long way to go in terms of narrative gender equality.

Vote up your favorite 2019 movies that pass the Bechdel Test. Which movie will top the list? Will it be a female superhero movie, or perhaps a female buddy coming of age comedy? Remember the films do not even have to have a female in the starring role, or lean towards feminism in the slightest. They just have to follow three simple rules. 

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Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chuck Konselman, Cary Solomon

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Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

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Directed by: Ari Aster

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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Nisha Ganatra

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Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jordan Peele

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Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

Released: 2019

Directed by: Olivia Wilde

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Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

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Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma

Released: 2019

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

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Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Chaves

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Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Released: 2019

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Luc Besson

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Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jake Scott

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Jing Wu, Chuxiao Qu, Guangjie Li

Released: 2019

Directed by: Frant Gwo

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Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer

Released: 2019

Directed by: Amy Poehler

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Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vicky Jewson

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Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

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Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Alex Sharp

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Addison

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Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto

Released: 2019

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

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