The Mako Mori test

The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has a) at least one female character b) who gets her own narrative arc c) that is not about supporting a man’s story. All the following films pass this test. I've marked whether or not they also pass the Bechdel test. Suggestions welcome.

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Dark Victory
  • The Women
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Cat People
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • The Dark Mirror
  • Black Angel
  • The Red House
  • Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
  • Caught
  • The Reckless Moment
  • Cinderella
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Cause for Alarm
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Angel Face
  • The Blue Gardenia
  • Niagara
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Crime of Passion
  • The Bonnie Parker Story
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Pollyanna
  • Psycho
  • The Virgin Spring
  • The Parent Trap
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Mary Poppins
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • The Sound of Music
  • Repulsion
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Persona
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Belle de Jour
  • Barbarella
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Blind Woman's Curse
  • Harold and Maude
  • Don't Deliver Us from Evil
  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
  • Cabaret
  • Coffy
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Foxy Brown
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Carrie
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • Suspiria
  • Star Wars
  • House
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Grease
  • Halloween
  • Alien
  • Private Benjamin
  • Possession
  • Annie
  • The Terminator
  • Firestarter
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Night of the Comet
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Phenomena
  • Labyrinth
  • Aliens
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Working Girl
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • Heathers
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Blue Steel
  • Misery
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Alien³
  • Sister Act
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Batman Returns
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Single White Female
  • A League of Their Own
  • Death Becomes Her
  • The Piano
  • Hocus Pocus