Picture Parity rates movies and television shows using our proprietary 10-point system.
The 10-Point System Splits out into Three Comparably Weighted Categories
1. The presence of women in lead roles behind the camera - we focus on directors, writers, and producers
2. The diversity of women in front of the camera as a representation of all women - we consider racial diversity, LGBTQ representation, lead roles for women over 40, and presence of more than one woman on top roles
3. The depiction of women in their on-screen roles - we look at the types of roles women occupy and whether they get top billing
How We Rate
We rate movies and shows before they’re released so you can make decisions about what to go see at the theater and what to watch on television and streaming services. We update ratings as additional information is available.
The majority of our ratings criteria are based on quantitative information we gather from a variety of sources. These criteria include who is behind the camera, who is listed as lead actor, and the make up of the actors on screen. A small portion of the ratings are qualitative and are based on our perception of how women are represented on screen.
What We Recommend
Movies that score 5 and above
Television shows that score 7 and above
Go see it anyway! We’ll add this note when a movie or television show doesn’t score well but despite that we think it’s worthy of support due to a strong female component.
How to Find What We Recommend
Find all titles we’ve rated using the search feature on our home page. If what you're looking for is not available, please email us with titles you'd like to see a score for and we'll rate them.
Browse through titles that meet and exceed our criteria by clicking on Movies and Television at the top of the screen.
Ratings Not Reviews
Our ratings do not represent the overall quality of a movie or show. A title may receive a high Picture Parity rating and not be considered a great or even good movie or show. Check out your favorite review sites to learn more about whether you would enjoy something.