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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 Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid - Released: 1998

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1,274 360
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Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal - Released: 2001

1,465 375
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life20191 added Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

1,645 458
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Mark Holmes added Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

913 297
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MadameLil added Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

932 379
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Hunter Arnold added Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

1,160 431
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CodyFiorentini added A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

978 283
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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray - Released: 2001

1,309 335
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Hunter Arnold added Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

579 252
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Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier - Released: 1994

793 305
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shannon.mccormacknpt added Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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MadameLil added Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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Hunter Arnold added (500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

782 257
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Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris - Released: 2003

557 203
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PeteBoyle added Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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572 214
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Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

548 147
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heypedroishere added American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari - look closer... 

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Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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wiabux added American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

666 203
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

967 258
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Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett - Released: 2001

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BriBurke-Carroll added The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

610 321
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life20191 added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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JillianMaguire added Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

549 213
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Rushmore Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox - Released: 1998

738 209
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Kel Varnsen added Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

555 249
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Garden State Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm - Released: 2004

573 182
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artinge3 added American Pyscho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Kel Varnsen added Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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whoisaffiq added Superbad Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

314 168
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Boogie Nights Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

376 188
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Hunter Arnold added High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

697 221
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Lon Harris added Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

259 85
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jaivster added Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

516 175
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Hunter Arnold added Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

452 196
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe - Released: 2004

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life20191 added Reality Bites Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

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DamianoZatti added Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

589 164
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heypedroishere added Her Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix

193 175
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MadameLil added Y Tu Mamá También Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú

506 158
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MadameLil added Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

274 162
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EnriqueVega added Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

496 188
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MadameLil added Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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382 125
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Girl, Interrupted Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

370 185
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Hunter Arnold added Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Kat Dennings, Michael Cera, Mimi Imfurst

317 170
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JoelAït-AliColomina added Ghost World Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Teri Garr

239 104
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DamianoZatti added The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

224 151
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JosieAnna added Benny & Joon Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

135 216
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Hunter Arnold added I Heart Huckabees Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Mark Wahlberg

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julian-matthias added Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles