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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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#96 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#77 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#44 on The Best Movies of All Time

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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

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#27 on Movies with the Best Soundtracks

#14 on The Best Time Travel Movies Ever Made

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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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#39 on The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

#5 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#28 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#77 on The Greatest Action Movies 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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#113 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#50 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#92 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#29 on The Best Oscar-Winning Screenplays

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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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#43 on The Best Geek Movies

#56 on The Absolute Most Hilarious Movies Ever Made

#72 on The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

#26 on The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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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

#2 on The Best British Thriller Movies

#90 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

#7 on The Best '70s Sci-Fi Movies

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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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#42 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

#17 on The Best Movies on Netflix Instant

#55 on The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

#7 on The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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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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#51 on Movies with the Best Soundtracks

#18 on The Best Movies About Depression

#70 on The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms

#71 on The Best Ensemble Movies

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