电影已经成为一种传播和投射一种为了某种目的而寻求建立的身份的独特媒介，并且在理解身份方面文学和电影之间存在着越来越多的跨学科方法（Szekely和Lapusan 81-101）。在电影“巴别塔”中，故事围绕四个国家的三个家庭展开，突出了不同国界或不同文化背景下与身份相关的困难和问题。这对美国夫妇前往摩洛哥重修他们的婚姻誓言，当他妻子被一个父亲给他枪杀杀死可以吃山羊的jack狼的少年击中时，意外地陷入了严重的处境。这个故事与两种不同的文化截然不同，以及一个家族对另一家族的影响，表明文化分离的透明或可以忽略的线条。通过表明一种文化与另一种文化不愿意相互联系等等，从而平衡不同的文化，显然是企图减少多元文化主义危险的过剩行李。无论这种尝试是否具有建设性，它在追随各种各样文化的难题中落后，比如东京女子井子子试图克服她的耳聋和性唤醒，以及摩洛哥阿布姆家族谁自由地给了一把枪他的儿子们为了拯救山羊。这两种文化以一种他们不应该的方式截取，然后两种文化都试图确保他们内心的认同感。这部电影展示了理查德与他的导游和摩洛哥游客互动所固有的意义，这是为了尝试和回归到他们的主观文化。强调不同文化之间沟通的失败也是对人物的实质性解读（Olivier 1-16）。电影的许多部分代表了全球化带来的巨大难题，因为许多人发现很难接受立即脱离他们的传统身份。
Movies have become a unique medium of propagating and projecting an identity that is sought to be built for a purpose and there is a growing interdisciplinary approach between literature and films in understanding identity (Szekely and Lapusan 81-101). In the film Babel, the story revolves around three families in four countries, which highlights the difficulties and issues associated with identity in context of different borders or different cultures. The American couple travelling to Morocco to rework their marriage vows are accidently thrown in a serious situation when the wife gets hit by a teenager whose father gave him the gun to kill jackals that eat their goats. The story intercepts with two different cultures and the repercussions that one family has over the other, indicating the ever transparent or negligible line of cultural separation. There is a clear attempt to subtract the excess baggage of the perils of multiculturalism by showing that one culture is unwillingly connected with the other and so on, thus equalizing different cultures. However constructive the attempt, it lags behind in the conundrum that follows immediate mixing of extremely varied cultures, like that of the girl Cheiko in Tokyo trying to get over her deafness and sexual awakening and in the Moroccan family of Aboum who freely gives a gun to his sons for saving the goats. These two cultures intercept in a way that they should not, and then both cultures try to secure their innermost identity emotions. The movie showcases the meaning inherent in the interaction of Richard with his tour guide and Moroccan tourists, which is to try and recoil back to their subjective cultures. Highlighting the failure of communication between extremely varied cultures is also a substantial interpretation of the characters (Olivier 1-16). Many parts of the movie represent the vast conundrum that globalization has brought along due to which many individuals find it difficult to accept immediate departure from their traditional identities.