From ankle socks, white sneakers and “Vintage” everything to polaroids, avocado toast and unicorn food, the hipster culture has blown up over the past couple of years monumentally. It also encapsulates an alternative realm of thinking, which favours androgyny, independent thinking and lifestyles, creativity and counter-culture, progressive politics. In this spirit, listed below is a compilation of the best hipster movies of all time:
The Big Lebowski
This 1998 comedy crime stoner film was written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It centres around Jeff Lebowski, who is nicknamed “The Dude”. The story is when he is misidentified as a millionaire with the same name. In all this his rug gets ruined and he seeks recompense for it. He involves his friends from bowling to help get it.
This 2004 American independent comedy film was written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. Jon Heder stars as Napoleon Dynamite, a 16 year old who lives with his grandmother and 32 year old brother. He works to help his best friend Pedro win the school election, and helps his brother Kip find his place in the world.
This 2001 American supernatural drama film was written and directed by Richard Kelly. It starred Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle and Mary McDonnell. It shows the escapades of a teenager who is troubled by apparitions of a man wearing a rabbit costume who influences him to commit a string of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a peculiar accident.
This 1999 film was directed by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton. It depicts the life an insomniac man who leads an ordinary, basic life until he meets Tyler Durden, with whom he starts an underground fighting club that evolves into a massive movement that spreads across the country.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This is a 2004 science fiction romantic comedy/drama movie. Charlie Kaufman wrote it and Michel Gondry directed it. It explores the story of Joel Barish, who is broken-hearted that Clementine, his lover, underwent a medical process to forget everything about him, and decides to do the same. But as his memories start to disappear, he realises that he is still in love with her, and by then it may be too late to right his wrong. It stars Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Tom Wilkinson.