A dataset containing information about films, how popular they were, and the extent to which they feature women.

movies

Format

A data frame with 841 rows and 24 variables:

title

The movie's title

year

The year of the movie's US theatrical release

release_date

The exact date of the movie's US theatrical release

runtime

The length of the movie in hours

genre5

The movie's primary genre per IMDB, fit into one of 5 broad categories

genre_detailed

The verbatim genre description per IMDB

rated

The movie's MPA rating (G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17) as an ordered factor

director

The name of the movie's director(s)

writer

The name of the movie's screenwriter(s)

actors

A comma-separated string of leading actors in the film

language

The movie's language(s), per IMDB

country

The country(ies) in which the movie was produced

metascore

The movie's score on MetaCritic, ranging from 0 to 100

imdb_rating

The movie's rating on IMDB, ranging from 0 to 10

imdb_votes

The number of users who submitted a rating on IMDB

imdb_id

The unique identifier for the movie at IMDB

studio

The studio(s) who produced the movie

bechdel_binary

A logical indicating whether the movie passed the Bechdel test

bechdel_ordinal

A more granular measure of the bechdel test, indicating not just whether the movie passed or failed but how close it got to passing if it did fail

us_gross

The movie's US gross in 2013 US dollars

int_gross

The movie's international gross in 2013 US dollars

budget

The movie's budget in 2013 US dollars

men_lines

The proportion of spoken lines that were spoken by male characters

lines_data

The raw data used to calculate men_lines; see Source for more information

Source

These data are aggregated from several sources. Metadata is gathered from IMDB. Other information, particularly about the lines, is collected from The Pudding. The data regarding the Bechdel Test, as well as about finances, comes from FiveThirtyEight and its associated R package (fivethirtyeight and its dataset, bechdel).