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The Best Hipster Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must convey a hipster mentality and/or be beloved by "hipsters"

Grab your mason jars, mustache comb, and ironic glasses, it’s time to rank the most hipster movies of all time! As any self-respecting hipster knows, liking anything, even a great hipster movie, is inherently uncool. That’s what makes figuring out which of these hipster films is the best especially difficult. Some may be considered among the best movies of all time, but since a real hipster could never like anything someone else does (even another hipster), it’s up to you to decide which one should be at the top.

From Lost in Translation to Garden State to anything made by Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, Royal Tenenbaums... the hipster movie list goes on), these great hipster films are fine pieces of movie making that just happen to feature characters who probably wear flannel while listening to Arcade Fire on vinyl. This list of the best hipster movies includes films that are either beloved by hipsters, or feature a hipster as one of the central characters. If your favorite hipster movie isn't on this hipster movies list, make sure to add it to the list yourself.

Despite stereotypes, the hipster subculture is about more than vintage bicycles and ironic T-shirts. They value progressive, independent thinking, and counter-culture tastes. They tend to lean towards androgyny, because classic male/female imagery is considered too mainstream and even offensive. In many ways, they are modern beatniks. If you consider yourself a hipster, then one of these films may well be your favorite movie of all time.

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    • Actors: Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, + more
    • Initial Release: 1999
    • Directed by: David Fincher
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    Released: 1998
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    • Actors: Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, + more
    • Initial Release: 1998
    • Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
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    • Actors: Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, + more
    • Initial Release: 2004
    • Directed by: Michel Gondry
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    Released: 2001
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    • Actors: Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, + more
    • Initial Release: 2001
    • Directed by: Richard Kelly
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    • Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff, David Prowse, Adrienne Corri, + more
    • Initial Release: 1971
    • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
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    Released: 2001
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    • Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, + more
    • Initial Release: 2001
    • Directed by: Wes Anderson
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    • Actors: Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, J.K. Simmons, + more
    • Initial Release: 2007
    • Directed by: Jason Reitman
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    • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, + more
    • Initial Release: 1996
    • Directed by: Danny Boyle
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    • Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Gray Gubler, + more
    • Initial Release: 2009
    • Directed by: Marc Webb
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    • Actors: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, + more
    • Initial Release: 2006
    • Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
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    • Actors: Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Logan Lerman, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
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    • Actors: Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, + more
    • Initial Release: 2004
    • Directed by: Jared Hess
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    • Actors: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Arkin, + more
    • Initial Release: 1990
    • Directed by: Tim Burton
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    • Actors: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Wes Anderson
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    • Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans, Keith David, + more
    • Initial Release: 2000
    • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
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    Released: 2001
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    • Actors: Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Dominique Pinon, Mathieu Kassovitz, + more
    • Initial Release: 2001
    • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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    • Actors: Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, David Walliams, Dylan Moran, + more
    • Initial Release: 2004
    • Directed by: Edgar Wright
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    • Actors: Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, + more
    • Initial Release: 2010
    • Directed by: Edgar Wright
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    • Actors: Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, + more
    • Initial Release: 2006
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
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    • Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Hiromix, + more
    • Initial Release: 2003
    • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
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