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
Baby Driver (2017)       PASS 
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)       PASS 
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)       PASS 
Darkest Hour (2017)       FAIL 
The Space Between Us (2017)       FAIL 
Father Figures (2017)       PASS 
Everything, Everything (2017)       PASS 
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)       PASS 
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)       PASS 
The Bye Bye Man (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