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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  • Brave
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Helter Skelter
  • Mosquita y Mari
  • Excision
  • Bachelorette
  • Vamps
  • Frances Ha
  • Anna Karenina
  • Dredd
  • Byzantium
  • The Patience Stone
  • The Lords of Salem
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Mama
  • Stoker
  • Side Effects
  • Short Term 12
  • Evil Dead
  • Belle
  • The Congress
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • The Heat
  • Pacific Rim
  • Blue Jasmine
  • The To Do List
  • Gravity
  • Tracks
  • All Cheerleaders Die
  • Carrie
  • Another Me
  • Frozen
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
  • The Babadook
  • Obvious Child
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • Divergent
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • It Follows
  • Maleficent
  • The World of Kanako
  • Lucy
  • The Pirates
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Housebound
  • Cake
  • Still Alice
  • The Wicked
  • Gone Girl
  • The Falling
  • The Sisterhood of Night
  • Into the Woods
  • Ex Machina
  • Big Eyes
  • The Witch
  • Tangerine
  • Strange Magic
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Mistress America
  • Grandma
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Victoria
  • Cinderella
  • The Final Girls
  • Trainwreck
  • Dark Places
  • Barely Lethal
  • Spy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Tomorrowland
  • Carol
  • Mustang
  • The Assassin
  • Inside Out
  • The Silenced
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • The Fits
  • Suffragette
  • Room
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • Into the Forest
  • Crimson Peak
  • Joy
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sisters
  • The Lure
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • How to Be Single
  • Under the Shadow
  • The Eyes of My Mother
  • Tallulah
  • Yoga Hosers