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: Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, + more
Initial Release: 1998
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
#91 on The Most Rewatchable Movies
#57 on The Best Sports Movies
#2 on The Best Movies of 1998see more on The Big Lebowski
Actors: Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, + more
Initial Release: 2001
Directed by: Richard Kelly
Also Rankedsee more on Donnie Darko
life20191 added Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Actors: Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, + more
Initial Release: 2004
Directed by: Michel Gondry
#98 on The Best Movies of All Timesee more on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mark Holmes added Fight Club
Actors: Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, + more
Initial Release: 1999
Directed by: David Fincher
#29 on The Most Rewatchable Movies
#1 on The Best Movies of 1999see more on Fight Club