The latest addition to the Internet Movie Database is the F rating that will be added to 21,800 films and counting. The F is designed to signpost feminist films, movies that have been directed by a woman, written by a woman, or features significant women on screen in their own right.
The F-rating was the creation of the Bath Film Festival’s Holly Tarquini, who introduced it in 2014. As she told the BBC, “The F-Rating is intended to make people talk about the representation of women on and off screen,” adding that “our real goal is to reach the stage when the F-Rating is redundant because 50% of the stories we see on screen are told by and about film’s unfairly under-represented half of the population – women.”
Popular F-rated films include Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Girl on the Train, and Bridget Jones’s Baby. You can read more on the F-rating at the F-rated.org website, here.
The rating is set to be rolled out across IMDB imminently. We took a look today, and it hadn’t been prominently added. But there is a list of all the F-rated films available on IMDB here.