Inclusion Test for Films

There is no perfect measure of inclusion. This is an attempt to define a simple, quantitative minimum bar for films that seek to include diverse points of view.

 PASS  if there is at least one woman in the creative team (director, writer, producer) and at least one person of color in the top 5 billed cast. Else,  FAIL 

Recent Films
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)       FAIL 
The Emoji Movie (2017)       PASS 
Unforgettable (2017)       PASS 
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)       PASS 
Lady Bird (2017)       FAIL 
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)       FAIL 
Downsizing (2017)       PASS 
My Cousin Rachel (2017)       FAIL 
Girls Trip (2017)       PASS 
Ghost in the Shell (2017)       PASS 

Quick Facts

All 11 Woody Allen movies analyzed fail the inclusion test.

43% of 2017 films with box office sales of at least $500k pass the inclusion test, up from 28% in 2016.

Sony Pictures is the most inclusive large studio, with 78% of their films since 2016 passing the inclusion test.

Only 11% of films analyzed in 2017 had a female director.

Film information, including cast & crew names and credit order are from IMDB. Gender and ethnicity are determined by using the Kairos API to analyze IMDB profile pictures. Where no profile picture is available, the API is used to determine gender from first name.

Updated April 2018