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Does Your Favorite Superhero Movie Pass The Bechdel Test?

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's two named women talking to each other about something other than a man!

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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It passes.

    Most of Nebula and Gamora's conversations revolve around Ronan and Thanos, but they do throw in a couple lines about their own relationship, like, "Gamora, you've always been weak!"

    It passes.
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Poor Gwen Stacy. She deserved better.

    It doesn't pass.
  3. Spider-Man (2002)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Poor Mary Jane Watson. She also deserved better.

    It doesn't pass.
  4. Big Hero 6 (2014)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It barely passes.

    Honey Lemon and Go Go don't talk to each other a ton, but hopefully we'll get even more of them in the sequel.

    It barely passes.
  5. The Dark Knight (2008)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It barely passes.

    It passes because Ramirez calls Jim Gordon's wife to tell her to leave the safety of the cops who are guarding her family. However, Harvey Dent has Ramirez at gunpoint, and you could argue that the phone call revolves around Jim Gordon anyway.

    It barely passes.
  6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Someone get Agent Carter a goddamn female sidekick.

    It doesn't pass.
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It barely passes.

    This one just scrapes by, as Natasha and Agent Maria Hill talk to one another about the ballistics of Fury's shooting. It's arguable since it technically revolves around Fury, who's a man.

    It barely passes.
  8. Thor (2011)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It passes.

    Thank Odin for Jane and Darcy — and Lady Sif and Frigga, though their fate is to be surrounded by Asgardian dudes.

    It passes.
  9. Iron Man (2008)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    You could argue that Christine and Pepper Potts trading spars at the beginning of the movie counts. Or you could see it as a conversation within the context of the two ladies' relationship to Tony Stark.

    It doesn't pass.
  10. The Incredibles (2004)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It passes.

    Helen and Edna have some chit-chat that doesn't revolve around a man, and who can forget that sweet pep talk Helen gives Violet about her powers?

    It passes.
  11. The Avengers (2011)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Can we please get Agent Maria Hill, Natasha and Pepper to go out for drinks? That would be an interesting conversation.

    It doesn't pass.
  12. X-Men (2000)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Some might argue that it counts when Mystique disguises herself as Bobby and convinces Rogue to leave school.

    It doesn't pass.
  13. X-Men: First Class (2011)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It barely passes.

    This one barely passes, thanks to Raven exclaiming, "You can fly?!" when Angel opens her wings for the first time. Angel replies, "Uh huh."

    It barely passes.
  14. Ant-Man (2015)

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't pass.

    Hope was such a central character, hopefully when she suits up as The Wasp, we'll get a movie that passes with FLYING colors. Haha.

    It doesn't pass.

Does Your Favorite Superhero Movie Pass The Bechdel Test?

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