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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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Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

Released: 2001

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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Released: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Released: 1971

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

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MadameLil added Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

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Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

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Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

Released: 1994

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Directed by: Greg Mottola

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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Directed by: Jim Sharman

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Zach Braff

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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