How to watch Babylon

Brad Pitt and Diego Calva in Babylon
Brad Pitt and Diego Calva in Babylon (Image credit: Scott Garfield)

It's time to party like it's 1926, as movie fans can now watch Babylon, the raucous Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie movie that takes place during the early days of Hollywood. One of the final new movies of 2022, can you watch Babylon at home or is it playing exclusively in movie theaters?

Babylon hails from Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle, whose previous movies include La La Land, First Man and Whiplash. The movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, including Best Picture — Comedy/Musical, and is expected to be competitive in this year's Oscar race as well.

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Here is how you can watch Babylon right now.

How to stream Babylon

Babylon is now available to stream on Paramount Plus in the US and Canada; it is expected to arrive on the streaming service in the UK and other markets later in 2023.

Paramount Plus is available as a standalone subscription, with ad-supported and ad-free tiers in the US. It is also available as an add-on channel on online platforms like Prime Video and The Roku Channel.

Watch Babylon online with digital on-demand

If you don't want to commit to a monthly streaming subscription but still want to watch Babylon online, then you can rent or purchase the movie through digital on-demand. The movie is available on Prime Video, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu and more.

Babylon on Blu-ray/DVD

Blu-ray/DVD copies of Babylon release on March 21, but are available now for pre-order.

What else you need to know about Babylon

The story of Babylon takes place over a handful of years in the late 1920s and early 1930s, depicting Hollywood as it transitioned from the silent era (shown as a free-spirited, almost lawless world) to talking pictures, specifically how that impacted the careers of a few people. The Babylon cast is led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Lukas Haas, Li Jun Li, Jovan Adepo and more.

What to Watch's Babylon review raves about the movie’s deliriously fun antics, though it is proving to be divisive among critics overall; it currently has a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The best way to know what Babylon is, though, is to see it for yourself. But to start, check out the trailer to get a taste of what's in store.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.