1. Run Lola Run
Lola must figure out how to come up with 100,000 Deutsche Marks in twenty minutes or her boyfriend will be killed. The film follows three different possible outcomes for her actions and explores her relationships and interactions with the people and the world around her.
Why it fails the test:
Despite Lola being considered one of the most well-rounded female characters ever put to film, Run Lola Run still fails The Bechdal Test for one simple reason – Lola never has a conversation with another female at any point in the movie. She talks to her father, her boyfriend, the security guard at her father’s bank…and not a single woman.