Through The Gender Lens: One Century of Cinema History
Data Analysis of 6,000 Movies and Their Bechdel Test Scores. From Pauvre Pierrot (1892) to Jurassic World (2015).
Started as a joke in Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (1985), the Bechdel Test is now one of the standards used by critics to assess gender bias in movies. To pass the Bechdel, a movie must meet 3 criteria: it has to have at least two women in it (1), who talk to each other (2) about something besides a man (3).
Percentage of surveyed movies passing the test
Movies grouped by Bechdel Test Outcome Details, filtered for 2015
Chart excludes decades with less than 100 movies surveyed