More pictures are passing the test, although in 2014 still 25% of the released movies has women who only discuss men between each other. Explore data on more than 5,600 films released since 1892. 

The trend seems to suggest that, as time passes, more movies are starting to score better in the Bechdel test. A breakdown of the different criteria that make up the Bechdel test reveals that more and more movie succeed in having at least two named female characters. Having these women characters talk to each other about something beside men still seems an obstacle though.

Pass vs. Failed Bechdel Test Criteria distribution of surveyed movies 

Page Title
Fewer than two [named] women in it
Two or more women, but who don't talk to each other
The two or more women who talk to each other, but only discuss men
Passed
1892100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1895100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1896100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1898100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
189950.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%
1900100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1901100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1902100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1903100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1904100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
1905100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
190680.0%20.0%0.0%0.0%
1907100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
190950.0%0.0%50.0%0.0%
191066.7%0.0%0.0%33.3%
191266.7%0.0%33.3%0.0%
1913100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
19140.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
19150.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
191650.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%
191720.0%0.0%20.0%60.0%
191833.3%0.0%0.0%66.7%
191950.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%
192050.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%
192125.0%0.0%25.0%50.0%
192214.3%28.6%42.9%14.3%
192350.0%0.0%25.0%25.0%
192466.7%0.0%22.2%11.1%
192571.4%0.0%28.6%0.0%
192640.0%40.0%0.0%20.0%
192744.4%0.0%33.3%22.2%
192861.5%15.4%15.4%7.7%
192960.0%0.0%20.0%20.0%
193025.0%25.0%12.5%37.5%
193118.8%12.5%12.5%56.3%
193213.3%33.3%20.0%33.3%
19338.3%16.7%8.3%66.7%
193421.4%35.7%7.1%35.7%
19350.0%18.2%36.4%45.5%
19369.5%19.0%14.3%57.1%
19376.7%20.0%46.7%26.7%
193815.4%7.7%38.5%38.5%
193911.5%7.7%42.3%38.5%
194023.1%7.7%15.4%53.8%
19415.6%27.8%27.8%38.9%
194217.6%29.4%11.8%41.2%
194326.7%20.0%6.7%46.7%
19447.1%7.1%21.4%64.3%
194512.5%6.3%18.8%62.5%
194615.0%30.0%25.0%30.0%
19470.0%9.1%54.5%36.4%
194827.8%22.2%16.7%33.3%
194921.4%14.3%7.1%57.1%
19507.1%28.6%21.4%42.9%
19516.7%26.7%13.3%53.3%
195214.3%14.3%14.3%57.1%
195312.5%29.2%8.3%50.0%
195420.8%25.0%20.8%33.3%
19554.3%21.7%17.4%56.5%
195620.0%20.0%15.0%45.0%
195725.9%29.6%14.8%29.6%
195814.3%23.8%19.0%42.9%
19594.5%22.7%4.5%68.2%
19609.1%9.1%18.2%63.6%
196119.0%9.5%14.3%57.1%
196215.0%25.0%10.0%50.0%
196321.4%21.4%14.3%42.9%
196421.9%34.4%12.5%31.3%
196517.6%17.6%5.9%58.8%
196624.0%36.0%8.0%32.0%
196710.3%31.0%6.9%51.7%
196824.0%12.0%12.0%52.0%
196915.0%45.0%10.0%30.0%
197015.0%30.0%5.0%50.0%
19716.9%37.9%6.9%48.3%
19724.3%21.7%26.1%47.8%
197311.5%34.6%15.4%38.5%
19749.5%33.3%14.3%42.9%
197510.0%15.0%15.0%60.0%
19764.2%41.7%8.3%45.8%
197717.2%31.0%6.9%44.8%
197825.0%17.9%14.3%42.9%
197911.5%30.8%11.5%46.2%
198010.7%21.4%10.7%57.1%
198115.6%28.1%12.5%43.8%
198215.8%15.8%13.2%55.3%
198311.1%29.6%7.4%51.9%
198417.0%25.5%6.4%51.1%
198510.7%19.6%8.9%60.7%
198614.0%23.3%9.3%53.5%
19877.0%19.3%7.0%66.7%
19885.1%25.4%8.5%61.0%
19897.8%29.4%13.7%49.0%
199012.1%20.7%13.8%53.4%
199110.0%20.0%8.3%61.7%
199214.0%28.1%8.8%49.1%
199315.7%15.7%7.1%61.4%
19948.5%30.5%8.5%52.4%
19957.0%19.8%11.6%61.6%
19967.2%24.7%6.2%61.9%
19974.4%23.1%8.8%63.7%
19985.5%31.2%7.3%56.0%
19994.1%23.5%10.2%62.2%
200010.4%19.1%7.8%62.6%
20019.2%16.8%7.6%66.4%
20027.5%29.1%7.5%56.0%
200311.5%16.4%6.6%65.6%
20043.8%20.5%10.3%65.4%
20057.6%19.9%8.2%64.3%
20066.9%22.3%6.9%63.9%
20077.2%20.8%8.2%63.8%
20084.9%26.0%7.2%61.9%
20098.2%24.5%11.8%55.6%
201011.1%21.7%6.4%60.8%
20116.8%23.1%7.4%62.8%
20124.9%18.9%9.8%66.4%
20136.6%17.2%8.7%67.5%
20144.6%25.1%14.9%55.4%


Note: To interpret correctly this data, keep in mind that the database doesn't contain a constant number of movies for each release year. The following chart can help to put this in perspective.

Released date of surveyed movies and percentage of those passing the Bechdel test




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