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The Best Movies All Hipsters Love

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List RulesMovies 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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    Garden State

    Garden State

    Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons


    Directed byZach Braff

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    The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray


    Directed byWes Anderson

    Released: 2004
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry


    Directed byJim Sharman

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep


    Directed byWes Anderson

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    American Beauty

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening


    Directed bySam Mendes

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    Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto


    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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    High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen


    Directed byStephen Frears

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    The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner


    Directed bySofia Coppola

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    Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú


    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard


    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz


    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman


    Directed byLuc Besson

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    American History X

    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong


    Directed byTony Kaye

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    The Fifth Element

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis


    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera


    Directed byPeter Sollett

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    Ghost World

    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi


    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

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    American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe


    Directed byMary Harron

    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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    The Matrix

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving


    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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    Stranger than Fiction

    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman


    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam


    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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    Dazed and Confused

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich


    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Reality Bites

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    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger


    Directed byBen Stiller

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    Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    Ian Holm, Roy Scheider


    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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