I’m not sure when being a weirdo became a cool thing, but it seems like these days letting your freak flag fly is a good thing.
Which I’m all for. In a world of Regina Georges and Heathers, the most interesting people are the ones who refuse to conform, no matter how much hate they get for it. And few things capture that quite like the movies. William Miller in Almost Famous? Doing stuff way cooler than the average teen. Wednesday Addams? We were always rooting for her over her sleepaway camp enemy Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values.
Of course, it’s not just the past 20 years that being weird has been a plot point in movies; the 1932 Tod Browning cult classic Freaks is all about, well, freaks. Ready for a “We accept you, one of us!” moment? Here are my all-time favorite movies celebrating weirdos. Pull on your Brashy Couture tee, click through the gallery, and then queue them up, no popular kids allowed.