Film The Best Hipster Movies

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List Rules 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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The Big Lebowski


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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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#94 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#103 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

#81 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#26 on The Best Crime Movies

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Donnie Darko


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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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#80 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#86 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#145 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#101 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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Fight Club


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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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#42 on The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

#89 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#128 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#217 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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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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#111 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#300 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#48 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#92 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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A Clockwork Orange


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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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#43 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#287 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#2 on The Best British Thriller Movies

#98 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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48 people just voted on Trainspotting


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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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#3 on The Best Indie Movies on Netflix Instant

#102 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#293 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Napoleon Dynamite


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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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#21 on The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

#244 on The Worst Comedies Ever Made

#207 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#17 on The Funniest Movies of the 2000s

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14 people just voted on The Royal Tenenbaums


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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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#39 on The Best Indie Movies on Netflix Instant

#420 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#956 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#18 on The Best Gene Hackman Movies

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