18 Movies That, Much to Our Surprise, Pass the Bechdel Test

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Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park
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Bonus: This one technically doesn’t pass the strict guidelines of the test as the conversations in question are between a women and a girl, but since the characters are female and because of the raptors, we’re including it.

Admittedly the gal-on-gal conversations in this movie are limited, because there are only two women: Dr. Ellie Sattler and then a child, Lex. But they do talk about things other than a man when running from dinosaurs, so it does count. But, if we might expand our human-centric film-buff brains, or evolve them if you will, to remember that all of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were females (before conveniently becoming males to reproduce when they wanted to), then the movie passes even more soundly. Remember the terrifying scene where two velociraptors broke into the kitchen? Those ghastly screeches they let out were two velocirapt-hers working through how to kill and then eat Lex and Tim. —Kady Ruth Ashcraft

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