20 films to watch before ‘Babylon’ hits theaters

Ahead of the release of Damien Chazelle’s ode to 1920s Hollywood, BW professor Mitchell Fields shares watchlist inspired by the film.


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Disclosure: The Exponent contributor Alyssa Klauminzer is a Cleveland college ambassador for Paramount Pictures, the production studio behind “Babylon.” 

The new movie “Babylon,” director Damien Chazelle’s decadent ode to 1920s Hollywood starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, opens in theatres on December 23. In preparation for the film’s release, I reached out to Mitchell Fields, lecturer in film studies at Baldwin Wallace, to compile a list of films to watch before going to see “Babylon.”

Films Set in the 1920s

Films About Filmmaking