The Buñuel Test

You’ve probably heard of the Bechdel test, but you may not yet be aware of the Buñuel test, which asks:

  1. Does the film have human characters?
  2. Do they talk to each other?
  3. Do they appear consciously aware of what they’re saying?

You’d be surprised at the films that fail the Buñuel test1 such as…


  1. Films that fail the Buñuel test also necessarily fail the Bechdel test.