Year: 2013
Director: Baz Luhrmann

The other Baz Luhrmann film that The Get Down feels the most like is his adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby, which he re-teamed with Leo for nearly 20 years after Romeo + Juliet. It’s not a musical, but it does feature a soundtrack exec produced by Jay Z, which puts the hip-hop front and centre. It is also another story set at a pivotal point in New York’s history, this time being at the end of the roaring 1920s.