Arguably Jean-Pierre Jeunet's most famous international film, favoured especially by Americans who like to feel/sound cultured by listing a French film as one of their top ten favourites without having to watch the "deeper" works of Godard, Rivette, Ozon, Pialat, etc. For most, this is the only modern French film they've ever seen (with the exception of possibly "Delicatessen" -also by Jeunet- or "Science of Sleep"), and they tend to believe that French society truly is as it is presented in this film, which couldn't be further from the truth.
Person 1: What's your favourite foreign film?
Person 2: "Amélie".
A favored author of hipsters and other assorted pseudo-intellectuals, most of whom have never actually read a word he wrote (outside of possibly a synopsis from Sparknotes), but being ever hip as they are, understand how important it is to have the memorization of names of 19th century Russian authors down to a science.
Pre-owned copies of works of Chekhov, Gogol and Dostoevsky all sat neatly in a row atop hipster's bookshelf, just above the more modern, also indubitably hip, works of Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, and David Foster Wallace.
Popular hipster clothing staple, where solid-colored t-shirts marked "wholesale" are sold for roughly $15 a pop, when the same shirt could be purchased from Wal*Mart for $4. Then again, Wal*Mart doesn't label its clothing as "CRUELTY/SWEATSHOP FREE!" and is, of course, way too mainstream for the ever-hip still-living-off-parents elite.
San Francisco hipster: I just got three solid-colored shirts at American Apparel, and it only cost me $45! Buying stuff wholesale rocks!