This database consists of data (movies, content descriptions, box office data, awards, cast and key creative positions) used in scientific research. The data used in the research is available both in locked tables (to preserve the original data) and wiki-modifiable tables. Anyone is welcome to add to or amend the data here, as well as run reports and download data for your own use. To delete data, add large quantities of data, report bugs, or add new kinds of data, please contact the administrator at admin [at] filmcontentdatabase [dot] com
As of March 25, 2012, all films except one (Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006), reviewed by Screenit!) have IMDb film numbers, to prevent confusion as to which film is which. Please make sure all new films added have an IMDb film number for reference.
As of May 2012, I (Anemone Cerridwen) will not be adding more data to the database. If you wish to use it for your research and post elsewhere, you are welcome to submit links. If you wish to run a study (like the Dress for Success study) on this site, let me know and I can do the coding for you. If you want me to add more data fields, please let me know. It's yours now, to play with. Enjoy.
Cerridwen, A., & Simonton, D. K., 2009. Sex doesn't sell - nor impress! Content, box office, critics, and awards in mainstream cinema. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 3(4): 200-210.
Correlations From the Film Content Database Data, November 2011: looks at correlations between film content, box office, percentage of cast/key crew that is male, and critic ratings.
Correlations From the Film Content Database Data, May 2012: an update of the previous set of correlations, with much more data in the database.
Almost all of this data came off the internet from somewhere or other.
Screen It! Entertainment Reviews for Parents (all films 2001-2006)
Kids in Mind (all films to mid-December, 2011)
Charts are done using Open Flash Chart. All other coding by Anemone Cerridwen.