8 Iconic Hats in Movies

Aside from being all over the streets and the fashion runways, hats are also embedded in our pop culture. These accessories have long been used as tools for storytelling in movies. They are used as props for scenes or as costumes for a character. Because of the importance they play in the film, a lot of hats in film have become as iconic as the movies themselves.

Here are just some of the most memorable hats in movies:

1. Hogwarts Sorting Hat

Harry Potter sorting hat

Without this magical talking hat, none of your favorite wizards would have been assigned to their best possible groups. So, we think this is definitely one of Hogwarts' most valuable items!

2. Indiana Jones' Fedora

Indiana Jones hat
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Indiana Jones first appeared on our screens back in the 1980s. This epic character popularized a rugged look, which was topped off with his brown fedora hat - the defining element of his wardrobe.
3. The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter
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Played by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland movie, The Mad Hatter is a whimsical character who was "mad as a hatter". In the film, the hatter's name was Tarrant Hightopp and he wore a top hat that was decorated with a brightly colored silk band.
4. Willy Wonka's Top Hat
Willy Wonka top hat
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The colorful Willy Wonka was first portrayed by Gene Wilder in 1971 and by Johnny Depp in 2005. While the two actors played this iconic character differently, they both stayed true to Wonka's quirky costumes and, of course, iconic top hat.
5. Holly Golightly's Chapeau du Matin
Holly Golightly hat
Audrey Hepburn has worn many memorable hats in her movies but one of the most recognizable ones is the Chapeau du Matin that Holly Golightly wore for Breakfast at Tiffany's. The wide-brimmed sunhat was a picture of elegance along with Audrey's black dress.
6. Charlie Chaplin's Bowler Hat
Charlie Chaplin bowler hat
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When you say Charlie Chaplin, one of the first things that come to mind is his black bowler hat, which was often a big part of his act. In 2012, the comedian's iconic bowler and cane sold at an auction for a whopping $62,500!
7. Doughboy's Detroit Cap
Ice Cube Detroit cap
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In 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, Ice Cube's character Doughboy wore a Detroit Tigers cap, which became a pretty iconic accessory. Sales for the cap and those with similar design surely rose up because of the movie.
8. Wayne's Trucker Cap
Mike Myers Wayne's World
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Starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, this 1992 film following the misadventures of two best friends was a big hit. Part of Wayne's grunge look is his trucker hat with the print "Wayne's World". This hat style became really popular during this decade.