Seven Awesome Hats in Movies

Many times what defines a character in a movie is their personality and their actions.   I mean in one movie you may know a character is extremely talkative.  Or another is always quiet and so on.  However, sometimes it’s an external prop that can help enhance that character’s definition.

In fact, sometimes these props can be a staple in the lifetime of said character.  One such prop that we’ll be focusing on is the hat.   I feel like in these seven cases, without these hats, the characters would definitely be missing something.

Here are seven awesome hats in movies…..

Indy’s Hat – Indiana Jones Movies

Could you even imagine going back through the Indian Jones movies and not seeing the famous fedora hat on Harrison Ford’s head?  It would be almost as silly as imagining him not carry his whip.

Willy Wonka’s Hat – Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Just for the record I want no mention of Johnny Depp playing Willa Wonka ever.   That’s a memory I’d like out of my head.   When we’re talking Gene Wilder we’re talking one of the best movie hats ever (not to mention the entire ensemble).

Lloyd Christmas Cowboy Hat – Dumb and Dumber

You can also go with their top hats when they arrive at the charity ball, but the ridiculously oversized hat he wears when you see him talking to the old lady on the motorized cart is priceless.

The Posse’s Hats – Tombstone

I just have one word:  Badass.

Mick Dundee’s Hat – Crocodile Dundee

Did I just say badass for Tombstone?  Excuse me.  Having a hat lined with crocodile teeth is about as manly and badass as you can possibly get.  This one just might be my winner.

Blues Brothers Hats – The Blues Brothers

Can you even fathom seeing this movie without these guys wearing hats?  I think it might be impossible.

Uncle Bucks Hats – Uncle Buck

I couldn’t think of hats any more fitting than in this film.  Remember his fur one too.

*I know there are plenty of others but these are probably my favorites   Any additions would be appreciated!

  • Luna Lovegood’s lion hat in Harry Potter is my number 1 favorite… if you count it as a hat.. 😉

  • The list really begins and ends with Indy. I’d probably include the hats from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the ones from Tombstone, though.

  • Hahaha, good call on Lloyd Christmas’ stupid cowboy hat! Great list all around.
    I wrote a similar list awhile back, but I think the only character from this list that made mine was Indy. I did list Willy Wonka, the Blues brothers, and Crocodile Dundee in my honourable mentions, though.

  • Austin

    I thought of Oddjob’s hat before I opened the article.

  • Bert

    There’s always Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York, and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit.

  • Petey

    So glad to see UB on this list.

  • Greg

    Woody Strode in Once Upon a Time In the West

    Orson Welles’ Hank Quinlan, in Touch Of Evil

    The cap over Ray Liotta’s trepanned head, in Hannibal

    The period headgear of Ironweed

    Laurel & Hardy, whether sporting their bowlers or whatever other sort of headgear their profession-of-the-moment demanded: Babes In Toyland , Flying Deuces

  • Korky

    Does a face hugger count as a hat?

  • Jason

    How can you forget R.J. MacReady’s (Kurt Russel) hat from “The Thing”?!? That one was epic!

  • joe

    How bout a hat for my balls?

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  • Mr Cinema

    It wouldn’t be a prime Humphrey Bogart movie without his awesome fedora. I think he’s the reason everyone owns at least one in their closet. And a trench coat.

  • Derek

    Thergood’s hat in Half Baked, because if he wasn’t Jamaican why would he wear that hat? “Right down by the beach boieee, lord have mercy.”

  • Ellie

    Chico and Harpo Marx, if only for this scene: (at the 2:05 mark).

  • ryan

    before i read the article i thought of willy wonka and a clockwork orange.