10 Movies You Had to Watch to Work on Mad Men

By  · Published on March 26th, 2015


The final handful of Mad Men episodes starts rolling out in a little over a week, and to celebrate, Film Independent is doing some screening conversations at LACMA tonight and tomorrow. There’s also a new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, which is showing a series of movies through June 14th that were mandatory viewing for the people working on Matthew Weiner’s show.

Luckily, we can play along at home. Here are those ten movies and where you can find them (if you can find them online). To see what Weiner had to say about each entry, check out the LAist’s story. Otherwise, sit back, enjoy the trailers and start filling your queue.

The Americanization of Emily

Availabile on: Amazon

The Apartment

Available on: Amazon

The Bachelor Party

The Best of Everything

Les Bonnes Femmes

Available on: Amazon Prime

Blue Velvet

Available on: Amazon

Dear Heart

North By Northwest

Available on: Amazon


Available on: Amazon Prime


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