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The Best Movies About Incels

Updated June 28, 2021 2.5k votes 125 voters 3.1k views69 items

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What are the best movies about incels? When thinking about what is the best incel movie, many people wonder what is an incel? According to Dictionary.com, the incel definition refers to an internet subculture of men who blame others for the fact that they are not having sex, making incel short for involuntary celibacy. Incels have grown in online popularity due through the rapid use of incel memes, making them great content for incel movies. So, what are the best incel movies? What movies have incel characters? 

When you think of movies about incels Joker immediately comes to mind, as do Her, Brazil, Taxi Driver, and Fight Club, but they can also be great comedy movies like The Forty Year Old Virgin or The King of Comedy. There are even female incel movies, such as Ghost World and Saint Maud. In 2020, the first incel documentary TFW NO GF was released. These are just a few examples of movies about incels.

Vote up the best movies about incels that truly capture being an incel. Then be sure to check back for new incel movies as they are added to the list once they are released.

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    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics character. In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane, turning to a life of...  more
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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings

    Released2005

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written by...  more
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film...  more
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography...  more
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton...  more
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    The King of Comedy

    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis

    Released1982

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul D. Zimmerman, the film focuses on themes including...  more
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    Saint Maud

    Jennifer Ehle, Morfydd Clark

    Released2021

    Directed byRose Glass

    Saint Maud is a 2021 British psychological horror film directed by Rose Glass. Hospice nurse and recent Roman Catholic convert, Maud (Morfydd Clark) is concerned that she may be possessed when she...  more
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking...  more
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    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard 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 Malone,...  more
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    Nightcrawler

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

    Released2014

    Directed byDan Gilroy

    Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal who starts shooting footage in Los Angeles and...  more
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    Incel

    Théodore Pellerin, Meredith Adelaide

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Merizalde

    Incel is a 2018 American drama short film directed by John Merizalde. A young incel college student, angry at being rejected by women his whole life, contemplates suicide....  more
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    The House That Jack Built

    Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz

    Released2018

    Directed byLars von Trier

    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Lars von Trier. The story follows Jack (Matt Dillon), a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 years...  more
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    Revenge of the Nerds

    John Goodman, James Cromwell

    Released1984

    Directed byJeff Kanew

    Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery,...  more
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    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel...  more
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    She's Out of My League

    Jackie Evancho, Alice Eve

    Released2010

    Directed byJim Field Smith

    She's Out of My League is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Jim Field Smith and written by Sean Anders and John Morris. The film stars Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve, and was produced by...  more
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    Brazil

    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins

    Released1985

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a "fantasy/satire on...  more
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    Drive

    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling

    Released2011

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the 2005...  more
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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Yarovesky

    Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky. After adopting a baby that crash-landed on Earth, a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) attempt to raise the boy...  more
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    The End of Evangelion

    Megumi Hayashibara, Junko Iwao

    Released1997

    Directed byHideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

    The End of Evangelion is a 1997 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Hideaki Anno, released as a finale for the mecha-based television series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Serving as an...  more
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    The Hater

    Maciej Musialowski, Vanessa Aleksander

    Released2020

    Directed byJan Komasa

    The Hater (aka Sala samobójców. Hejter) is a 2020 Polish social thriller film directed by Jan Komasa. An expelled university student from Warsaw attempts to steer the internet, causing widespread...  more
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    First Reformed

    Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    First Reformed is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Paul Schrader. Grieving over the death of his son, an ex-military chaplain (Ethan Hawke) is further challenged when a young woman...  more
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    PVT Chat

    Julia Fox, Peter Vack

    Released2021

    Directed byBen Hozie

    PVT Chat is a 2020 American erotic comedy drama film directed by Ben Hozie. An internet gambler living in NYC who becomes obsessed on a cam girl from San Francisco, but he sees her on a rainy day...  more
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    Buffalo '66

    Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Gallo

    Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast includes...  more
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe...  more
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline

    Released1996

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The Hunchback...  more