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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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid Released: 1998

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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    Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal Released: 2001

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    Juno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray Released: 2001

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    Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

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    Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    (500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier Released: 1994

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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris Released: 2003

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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    Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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    Amélie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Released: 2001

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    Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox Released: 1998

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    Garden State is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm Released: 2004

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari look closer... 

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    American Pyscho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Superbad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

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    High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe Released: 2004

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

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    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hipster Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playli... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera, Mimi Imfurst

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    Y Tu Mamá También is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú

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    Her is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Ghost World is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Teri Garr

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    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Into the Wild is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

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    The Virgin Suicides is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hipster Movies

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    Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

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