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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  • Three Colors: Blue
  • The Piano
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Thumbelina
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Little Women
  • Safe
  • Love Letter
  • Tank Girl
  • A Little Princess
  • Pocahontas
  • Clueless
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Fargo
  • The Craft
  • Irma Vep
  • Matilda
  • Bound
  • The First Wives Club
  • Scream
  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Contact
  • Perfect Blue
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror
  • G.I. Jane
  • Boogie Nights
  • Titanic
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Anastasia
  • Jackie Brown
  • Scream 2
  • Spice World
  • Stepmom
  • Mulan
  • The Parent Trap
  • Run Lola Run
  • Elizabeth
  • Pleasantville
  • Practical Magic
  • Jawbreaker
  • Go
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Toy Story 2
  • Dogma
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Girlfight
  • Scream 3
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Gossip
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Bring It On
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Battle Royale
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Amélie
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Ghost World
  • Legally Blonde
  • Spirited Away
  • The Others
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Glitter
  • May
  • Crossroads
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Panic Room
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • The Eye
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Frida
  • Whale Rider
  • Chicago
  • The Hours
  • Thirteen
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Freaky Friday
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Cold Mountain
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Saved!
  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • Ella Enchanted
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Mean Girls
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Sleepover
  • A Cinderella Story