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