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The best hipster films are a cross-section of the best movies of all time that appeal specifically to an audience that doesn't care. If you subscribe to the traditional hipster mantra, liking something and/or bringing it to the public's attention makes it immediately uncool and not likable so, in reality, this list is really a bit of an oxymoron since a real hipster could never like anything someone else does (even another hipster).

But if you get away from trying to understand hipsters and just look at the movies made by and/or featuring hipsters, you get a look at some of the greatest hipster movies ever. 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 wear tighter clothing that Joe Average movie person.

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. All genres have been included. Hipsters are a youthful subculture that values 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 yourself are a hipster then one of these films may well be one of your favorites.

If you want more hipster action, check out the lamest celebrity hipster couples and the most hipster bands (warning: there are many).

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

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961 More
    59
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    1962 More
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    100
    added by: CodyFiorentini
  4. 23
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975 More
    71
  5. 52
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    Eraserhead

    1977 More
    50
    added by: MadameLil
  6. 33
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    Stalker

    1979 More
    60
  7. 98
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    1987 More
    39
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    1988 More
    52
    Released: 1988
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    1989 More
    39
    added by: NapoleonCrudup
  10. 80
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    1989 More
    41
  11. 24
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    1990 More
    71
  12. 75
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    1991 More
    42
    added by: timgillam22
  13. 72
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    often listed
    The Fisher King

    1991 More
    44
  14. 40
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    Benny & Joon

    1993 More
    56
    added by: JosieAnna
  15. 22
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    Léon: The Professional

    1994 More
    73
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Clerks.

    1994 More
    73
    Released: 1994
  17. 34
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    1994 More
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    added by: life20191
  18. 56
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    1995 More
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    added by: BriBurke-Carroll
  19. 92
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    added by: NapoleonCrudup
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    1996 More
    43
    Released: 1996
  21. 51
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    1996 More
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    added by: AdamSherbell
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    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    87
    added by: MadameLil
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    Boogie Nights

    1997 More
    61
  24. 79
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    added by: timgillam22
  25. 30
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    1998 More
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    added by: wiabux
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    Rushmore

    1998 More
    77
    Released: 1998
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    1998 More
    40
    added by: Dbo878
  28. 4
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    93
    Released: 1998
  29. 60
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    1999 More
    48
    added by: Celeb Spotter
  30. 2
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    1999 More
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    added by: Mark
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    1999 More
    48
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    1999 More
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    added by: life20191
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    High Fidelity

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    77
    added by: Celeb Spotter
  34. 48
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    Amores perros

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    51
  35. 81
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    added by: PeteBoyle
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    added by: MadameLil
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000 More
    85
    added by: shannon.mccormacknpt
  38. 6
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    the people's #1
    Amélie

    2001 More
    87
    Released: 2001
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    Donnie Darko

    2001 More
    86
    Released: 2001
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    Ghost World

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    66
    added by: JoelAït-AliColomina
  41. 109
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    added by: timgillam22
  42. 94
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    added by: JosieAnna
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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    2001 More
    86
    Released: 2001
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    Wet Hot American Summer

    2001 More
    52
    added by: Lons
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    Y Tu Mamá También

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    added by: MadameLil
  46. 69
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    added by: DamianoZatti
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    added by: JosieAnna
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    American Splendor

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    49
    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    Dogville

    2003 More
    57
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