Wes Anderson's 32 Films to Watch Before The French Dispatch

“‘The French Dispatch’ pays homage and owes a debt to a rich, diverse cinematic history. Here are some of the films that provided inspiration to the filmmakers, cast, and crew, in no particular order.”
www.indiewire.com/gallery/french-dispatch-inspiration/
If 32 films is rather unachievable...which I completely understand...you might want to check out this list of just 5 films Wes Anderson made his cast watch before filming. It can be used as an abridged version of this list if you wish to prepare:
letterboxd.com/okjosiah/list/5-films-wes-anderson-made-his-cast-watch/