Every film mentioned and referenced by Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz in the La La Land director and composer commentary

(I was going to list how each film was referenced, but instead I recommend you watch it for yourself. It's a very entertaining commentary and I think you'll enjoy it.)

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  • The Girl Can't Help It
  • Love Me Tonight
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Band Wagon
  • Swing Time
  • Top Hat
  • The Gay Divorcee
  • Monte Carlo
  • The Smiling Lieutenant
  • One Hour with You
  • Whiplash
  • Whiplash
  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Tree of Life
  • WALL·E
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The 400 Blows
  • La Dolce Vita
  • La Strada
  • Jules and Jim
  • 8½
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Vertigo
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938
  • The Matrix
  • The Social Network
  • Casablanca
  • That Thing You Do!
  • Collateral
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Modern Times
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • GoodFellas
  • Boogie Nights