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Twenty-nine of the 100 most popular films of 2022 meet ReFrame Stamp criteria for gender-balanced production. Awarded to features that “hire women or individuals of other underrepresented gender identities/expressions (including those who are non-binary or gender non-conforming) in at least 50% of key roles including writer, director, producer, lead, co-leads, and department heads (Cinematographer, Production Designer, Casting Director, Costume Designer, Editor, Composer, Music Supervisor, VFX Supervisor),” the ReFrame Stamp system awards additional points to productions that “hire women of color in key positions, and to those with overall gender parity in their crews.”

A press release announced that this year’s recipients include critically acclaimed films such as Michelle Yeoh-starrer “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Woman King,” and Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun.”

The most recent ReFrame report “reveals that despite significant growth in gender-equitable hiring among the 100 most popular films in 2018 (66% increase over 2017) and 2019 (35% increase over 2018), entertainment production hiring levels for women have plateaued over the last four years, with no significant advancement for women in key roles between 2019 and 2022,” per the press release. Key findings include the fact that “there was no increase in the number of women directors hired across the Top 100 feature films (14% in 2022 and 2021), and a decrease in the number of women of color hired as directors (2% in 2022 vs. 4% in 2021)” and “there was no significant increase in the number of women writers hired across the Top 100 feature films (32% in 2022 vs. 31% in 2021), and a decrease in the number of women of color hired as writers (2% in 2022 vs. 9% in 2021).”

“We celebrate these new ReFrame Stamp recipients, the filmmaking teams who demonstrated a commitment to equitable hiring, and the successes of these films, which serve as a reminder that feature films can be critically well-received, beloved by audiences, and created with a commitment to inclusion,” said Andria Wilson Mirza, ReFrame’s Director. “Our frustration lies with the stagnancy of these numbers. No more than 29% of the Top 100 films in any given year since ReFrame and IMDbPro began tracking this data in 2017 have earned the Stamp, meaning that the majority of popular titles did not meet baseline criteria for gender-balanced hiring.”

Check out the 2022 ReFrame Stamp recipients below.

* Denotes films included on the IMDbPro Top 100 List
† Denotes films included on the Box Office Mojo Top 100 List
§ Denotes films that applied for the ReFrame Stamp
¶ Denotes Academy Award nominated films that received the Stamp

§13: The Musical / USA 2022 (Director: Tamra Davis, Screenwriter: Robert Horn, Producer: Neil Meron, Distributor: Netflix)

*†The 355 / USA 2022 (Director: Simon Kinberg, Screenwriter: Theresa Rebeck, Simon Kinberg, Producer: Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Simon Kinberg, Distributor: Universal Pictures)

¶Aftersun / USA 2022 (Director: Charlotte Wells, Screenwriter: Charlotte Wells, Producer: Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Distributor: A24)

§Along for the Ride / USA 2022 (Director: Sofia Alvarez, Screenwriter: Sofia Alvarez, Producer: Eric Newman, Bryan Unkeless, Distributor: Netflix)

§Am I OK? / USA 2022 (Director: Stephanie Allynne, Tig Notaro, Screenwriter: Lauren Pomerantz, Producer: Stephanie Allynne, Ro Donnelly, Jessica Elbaum, Erik Feig, Will Ferrell, Dakota Johnson, Tig Notaro, Lucy Kitada, Distributor: HBOMax)

§The Apology / USA 2022 (Director: Alison Star Locke, Screenwriter: Alison Star Locke, Producer: Stacy Jorgensen, Kim Sherman, Lisa Whalen, Distributor: RLJ Entertainment)

§Asking For It / USA 2022 (Director: Eamon O’Rourke, Screenwriter: Eamon O’Rourke, Producer: Lee Broda, Kiersey Clemons, Luke Daniels, Ezra Miller, Distributor: Saban Films, Paramount Home Media)

*†¶Avatar: The Way of Water / USA 2022 (Director: James Cameron, Screenwriter: James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau, Distributor: 20th Century Studios)

§The Aviary / USA 2022 (Director: Chris Cullari, Jennifer Raite, Screenwriter: Chris Cullari, Jennifer Raite, Producer: Marcei A. Brown, Andrew Miller, Jessica Rhoades, Jeanette Volturno, Distributor: Saban Films, Paramount Home Media)

*†Barbarian / USA 2022 (Director: Zach Cregger, Screenwriter: Zach Cregger, Producer: Roy Lee, J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules, Arnon Milchan, Distributor: 20th Century Studios)

§Beauty / USA 2022 (Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Screenwriter: Lena Waithe, Producer: Michael Ellenberg, Lena Waithe, Distributor: Netflix )

*†¶Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / USA 2022 (Director: Ryan Coogler, Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Producer: Kevin Feige, Nate Moore, Distributor: Walt Disney Studios)

*¶Blonde / USA 2022 (Director: Andrew Dominik, Screenwriter: Andrew Dominik, Producer: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Brad Pitt, Scott Robertson, Distributor: Netflix)

*†Bodies Bodies Bodies / USA 2022 (Director: Halina Reijn, Screenwriter: Sarah DeLappe, Producer: Ali Herting, David Hinojosa, Distributor: A24)

§Brazen / USA 2022 (Director: Monika Mitchell, Screenwriter: Edithe Swensen, Donald Martin, Suzette Couture, Producer: Stephanie Germain, Peter Guber, Peter E. Strauss, Distributor: Netflix)

†Breaking / USA 2022 (Director: Abi Damaris Corbin, Screenwriter: Abi Damaris Corbin, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Producer: Salman Al-Rashid, Mackenzie Fargo, Sam Frohman, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, Distributor: Bleecker Street Media)

¶Causeway / USA 2022 (Director: Lila Neugebauer, Screenwriter: Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, Elizabeth Sanders, Producer: Justine Ciarrocchi, Jennifer Lawrence, Distributor: A24)

§Deborah / USA 2022 (Director: Noga Pnueli, Screenwriter: Noga Pnueli, Producer: Megan Halpern, Terry Huang, Distributor: 1091 Pictures)

§Definition Please / USA 2022 (Director: Sujata Day, Screenwriter: Sujata Day, Producer:
Sujata Day, Cameron Fife, Ritesh Rajan, Datari Turner, Distributor: Array, Netflix)

§Diamond in the Rough / USA 2022 (Director: Jeannette Godoy, Screenwriter:
Grace Church, Crystal Ferreiro, James Sommers, Producer: Jeannette Godoy, Griffin Johnson, Mckenna Marshall, Nick Phillips, Adam Wescott, Distributor: Creator+)

*Disenchanted / USA 2022 (Director: Adam Shankman, Screenwriter: Brigitte Hales, Producer: Amy Adams, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, Distributor: Disney+)

*§Do Revenge / USA 2022 (Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Screenwriter: Celeste Ballard, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Producer: Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Distributor: Netflix)

*†Don’t Worry Darling / USA 2022 (Director: Olivia Wilde, Screenwriter: Katie Silberman, Producer: Roy Lee, Katie Silberman, Olivia Wilde, Miri Yoon, Distributor: Warner Bros.)

†Emily the Criminal / USA 2022 (Director: John Patton Ford, Screenwriter: John Patton Ford, Producer: Tyler Davidson, Aubrey Plaza, Drew Sykes, Distributor: Roadside Attractions)

§End of the Road / USA 2022 (Director: Millicent Shelton, Screenwriter: Christopher J. Moore, David Loughery, Producer: Mark Burg, Tracey E. Edmonds, Brad Kaplan, Distributor: Netflix)

*†¶Everything Everywhere All at Once / USA 2022 (Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Screenwriter: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Producer: Daniel Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Distributor: A24)

*§Falling for Christmas / USA 2022 (Director: Janeen Damian, Screenwriter: Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver, Producer: Michael Damian, Brad Krevoy, Distributor: Netflix)

*The Fallout / USA 2022 (Director: Megan Park, Screenwriter: Megan Park, Producer: David Brown, Joannie Burstein, Todd Lundbohm, Rebecca Miller, Giulia Prenna, Shaun Sanghani, Cara Shine Ballarini, Distributor: HBO Max)

†Father Stu / USA 2022 (Director: Rosalind Ross, Screenwriter: Rosalind Ross, Producer: Jordon Foss, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Distributor: Columbia Pictures)

*Fresh / USA 2022 (Director: Mimi Cave, Screenwriter: Lauryn Kahn, Producer: Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Distributor: Hulu)

†§The Good House / USA 2022 (Director: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Screenwriter: Thomas Bezucha, Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Producer: Jane Rosenthal, Aaron Ryder, Berry Welsh, Distributor: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate)

§Good Luck to You, Leo Grande / UK/USA 2022 (Director: Sophie Hyde, Screenwriter: Katy Brand, Producer: Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski, Distributor: Hulu)

*The Good Nurse / USA 2022 (Director: Tobias Lindholm, Screenwriter: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Producer: Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Michael Jackman, Distributor: Netflix)

*Hocus Pocus 2 / USA 2022 (Director: Anne Fletcher, Screenwriter: Jen D’Angelo, Producer: Lynn Harris, Distributor: Disney+)

†Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul / USA 2022 (Director: Adamma Ebo, Screenwriter: Adamma Ebo, Producer: Sterling K. Brown, Jessamine Burgum, Matthew R. Cooper, Amandla Crichlow, Kara Durrett, Adanne Ebo, Regina Hall, Daniel Kaluuya, Rowan Riley, Distributor: Focus Features, Peacock)

§How to Blow Up a Pipeline / USA 2022 (Director: Daniel Goldhaber, Screenwriter: Ariela Barer, Jordan Sjol, Daniel Goldhaber, Producer: Ariela Barer, Alex Black, Daniel Goldhaber, Alex Hughes, Isa Mazzei, Adam Wyatt Tate, David Grove Churchill Viste, Distributor: Neon)

§How to Please a Woman / Australia 2022 (Director: Renée Webster, Screenwriter: Renée Webster, Producer: Tania Chambers, Judi Levine, Distributor: Brainstorm Media)

*I Came By / UK/USA 2022 (Director: Babak Anvari, Screenwriter: Babak Anvari, Namsi Khan, Producer: Lucan Toh, Distributor: Netflix)

†I Wanna Dance With Somebody / USA 2022 (Director: Kasi Lemmons, Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten, Producer: Clive Davis, Patricia Houston, Matt Jackson, Jeff Kalligheri, Molly Smith, Matthew Salloway, Christina Papagjika, Denis O’Sullivan, Lawrence Mestel, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Distributor: Tristar Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment)

†Infinite Storm / USA 2022 (Director: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert, Screenwriter: Joshua Rollins, Producer: Jenny Halper, Celine Rattray, Mike Sobiloff, Peter Sobiloff, Trudie Styler, Naomi Watts, Distributor: Bleecker Street)

*†The Invitation / USA 2022 (Director: Jessica M. Thompson, Screenwriter: Blair Butler, Producer: Emile Gladstone, Distributor: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment)

§Ivy + Bean / USA/UK 2022 (Director: Elissa Down, Screenwriter: Jeff Stockwell, Kathy Waugh, Producer: Anne Brogan, Melanie Stokes, Distributor: Netflix)

§Jane / USA 2022 (Director: Sabrina Jaglom, Screenwriter: Sabrina Jaglom, Rishi Rajani, Producer: Deborah Liebling, Madelaine Petsch, Nick Phillips, Adam Wescott, Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment)

§Juniper / USA 2022 (Director: Katherine Dudas, Screenwriter: Olivia Blue, Katherine Dudas, Madison Lawlor, Decker Sadowski, Producer: Olivia Blue, Katherine Dudas, Madison Lawlor, Jacob Nichols, Decker Sadowski, Distributor: Showtime Networks)

§The Justice of Bunny King / New Zealand 2022 (Director: Gaysorn Thavat, Screenwriter: Sophie Henderson, Producer: Emma Slade, Distributor: FilmRise)

*†The Lost City / USA 2022 (Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee, Screenwriter: Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee, Producer: Sandra Bullock, Liza Chasin, Seth Gordon, Distributor: Paramount Pictures)

*§Lou / USA 2022 (Director: Anna Foerster, Screenwriter: Maggie Cohn, Jack Stanley, Producer: J.J. Abrams, Jon Cohen, Hannah Minghella, Distributor: Netflix)

*§Luckiest Girl Alive / USA 2022 (Director: Mike Barker, Screenwriter: Jessica Knoll, Producer: Erik Feig, Lucy Kitada, Mila Kunis, Bruna Papandrea, Jeanne Snow, Distributor: Netflix)

†Mack & Rita / USA 2022 (Director: Katie Aselton, Screenwriter: Madeline Walter, Paul Welsh, Producer: Stephanie Heaton, Diane Keaton, Jina Panebianco, Dori A. Rath, Alex Saks, Distributor: Gravitas Premiere)

†¶Marcel the Shell with Shoes On / USA 2022 (Director: Dean Fleischer Camp, Screenwriter: Dean Fleischer Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley, Producer: Dean Fleischer Camp, Jenny Slate, Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Terry Leonard, Paul Mezey, Distributor: A24)

†Marry Me / USA 2022 (Director: Kat Coiro, Screenwriter: John Rogers, Tami Sagher, Harper Dill, Producer: Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, John Rogers, Distributor: Universal Pictures, Peacock)

†Mr. Malcolm’s List / Ireland 2022 (Director: Emma Holly Jones, Screenwriter: Suzanne Allain, Producer: Katie Holly, Emma Holly Jones, Laura Lewis, Laura Rister, Distributor: Bleecker Street)

†¶Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris / USA 2022 (Director: Anthony Fabian, Screenwriter: Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian, Keith Thompson, Olivia Hetreed, Producer: Guillaume Benski, Anthony Fabian, Xavier Marchand, Distributor: Focus Features)

§My Father’s Dragon / USA, Ireland 2022 (Director: Nora Twomey, Screenwriter: Meg LeFauve, Producer: Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young, Tomm Moore Distributor: Netflix)

*§Persuasion / USA 2022 (Director: Carrie Cracknell, Screenwriter: Ron Bass, Alice Victoria Winslow, Producer: Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie, Distributor: Netflix)

§Pretty Problems / USA 2022 (Director: Kestrin Pantera, Screenwriter: Michael Tennant, Producer: Katya Alexander, Michael Tennant, Britt Rentschler, Charlotte Ubben, Distributor: IFC Films)

*Prey / USA 2022 (Director: Dan Trachtenberg, Screenwriter: Patrick Aison, Producer: John Davis, Marty P. Ewing, Jhane Myers, Distributor: Hulu)

*§Purple Hearts / USA 2022 (Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, Screenwriter: Kyle Jarrow, Liz W. Garcia, Producer: Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, Leslie Morgenstein, Distributor: Netflix)

†Redeeming Love / USA, South Africa 2022 (Director: DJ Caruso, Screenwriter: DJ Caruso, Francine Rivers, Producer: Cindy Bond, Wayne Fitzjohn, Michael Scott, Simon Swart, Vlokkie Gordon, David A.R. White, Brittany Yost, Distributor: Universal Pictures)

§Rescued by Ruby / USA 2022 (Director: Katt Shea, Screenwriter: Karen Janszen, Producer: Dan Angel, Jane Charles, Brian Gott, Distributor: Netflix)

§The Royal Treatment / USA, New Zealand 2022 (Director: Rick Jacobson, Screenwriter: Holly Hester, Producer: Ellen Marano, Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Chloe Smith, Holly Hester, Distributor: Netflix)

*§The School for Good and Evil / USA 2022 (Director: Paul Feig, Screenwriter: David Magee, Paul Feig, Producer: Paul Fieg, Laura Fischer, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Jane Startz, Distributor: Netflix)

†She Said / USA 2022 (Director: Maria Schrader, Screenwriter: Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Producer: Lexi Barta, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Distributor: Universal Pictures)

§The Sky Is Everywhere / USA 2022 (Director: Josephine Decker, Screenwriter: Jandy Nelson, Producer: Josephine Decker, Allison Rose Carter, Denise Di Novi, Margaret French-Isaac, Distributor: A24, Apple Tv+)

§Sneakerella / USA 2022 (Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, Screenwriter: George Gore II, Mindy Stern, Tamara Chestna, David Light, Joseph Raso, Distributor: Disney+)

§Tall Girl 2 / USA 2022 (Director: Emily Ting, Screenwriter: Sam Wolfson, Producer: McG, Corey L. Marsh, Mary Viola, Distributor: Netflix)

*†Three Thousand Years of Longing / USA 2022 (Director: George Miller, Screenwriter: George Miller, Augusta Gore, Producer: George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Distributor: United Artists Releasing)

†Till / USA 2023 (Director: Chinonye Chukwu, Screenwriter: Chinoye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, Producer: Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly, Frederick Zollo, Distributor: United Artists Releasing)

§Triple Threat / USA 2022 (Director: Stacey Maltin, Screenwriter: Jay DeYonker, Stacey Maltin, Producer: Stacey Maltin, Carrie Radigan, Jackie Schwartz, Martha Frances Williams, Margarita Zhitnikova, Distributor: Gravitas Ventures)

*¶Turning Red / USA 2022 (Director: Domee Shi, Screenwriter: Domee Shi, Julia Cho, Producer: Lindsey Collins, Distributor: Disney+)

†Umma / USA 2022 (Director: Iris K. Shim, Screenwriter: Iris K. Shim, Producer: Zainab Azizi, Sam Raimi, Distributor: Stage 6 Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment)

§The Weekend Away / USA, UK 2022 (Director: Kim Farrant, Screenwriter: Sarah Alderson, Producer: Charlie Morrison, Ben Pugh, Erica Steinberg, Distributor: Netflix)

§Wendell & Wild / USA 2022 (Director: Henry Selick, Screenwriter: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Producer: Henry Selick, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Distributor: Netflix)

*†Where the Crawdads Sing / USA 2022 (Director: Olivia Newman, Screenwriter: Lucy Alibar, Producer: Lauren Levy Neustadter, Reese Witherspoon, Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment)

*†The Woman King / USA 2022 (Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Screenwriter: Dana Stevens, Producer: Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon, Distributor: Tristar Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment)

¶Women Talking / USA 2023 (Director: Sarah Polley, Screenwriter: Sarah Polley, Miriam Toews, Producer: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand, Distributor: United Artists Releasing, Orion Pictures)

*The Wonder / USA, UK 2022 (Director: Sebastián Lelio, Screenwriter: Sebastián Lelio, Alice Birch, Producer: Ed Guiney, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross, Distributor: Netflix)

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