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
Tulip Fever (2017)       FAIL 
Kong: Skull Island (2017)       PASS 
The Greatest Showman (2017)       PASS 
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)       PASS 
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)       PASS 
Logan (2017)       FAIL 
Red Sparrow (2018)       FAIL 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)       FAIL 
The Post (2017)       FAIL 
Den of Thieves (2018)       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