The greatest movie posters have always been able to pique our curiosity without revealing too much about the film. This art form is called anticipation, and the artists who make these masterful works of design are inching ever-so-slightly closer towards your heart with every frame they create for you enjoy later down below!
Here are some best movie poster of all the times!
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Before Steve Carell became an international household name, he was plying his stand-up comedy act in small clubs. This one-sheet taunted with a high concept raunchy romantic movie that promised even more than what it delivered – and boy did they deliver! The film skyrocketed at the box office becoming not only wildly popular but spawning whole era of R rated comedies to follow suit like First Wives Club or 10 Items or Less which made $140 million less (inflation adjusted) back then would be worth about 6 billion today).
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Because Hollywood’s normal censoring rule was abolished in 1968, the 1970s were a golden era for violent horror. One film from this era still stands out as memorably shocking and creative: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). This infamous tale stars Sally Cook-Reed as Alice Mitchell who is stuck with her husband Mallory at their family’s isolated farmhouse during what becomes known around town.
The South Korean thriller that swept the Oscars had a brilliant poster. The image tells us nothing about its twisted plot while sucking in viewers with its gravitational pull!
There’s a reason the 1989 Batman released in summer is still remembered to this day. Using an iconic logo and marketing strategy, director Tim Burton introduced audiences worldwide to one of their favorite superheroes ever: The Caped Crusader!
Lord of War
One of the most nominated actors in Hollywood, Nicolas Cage plays an ethically challenged arms dealer with his Oscar already up for grabs. His performance as this self-proclaimed “benevolent contractor” is going to be hard not at least give him consideration come award season!
The Social Network
The Social Network is a key Hollywood film of the last decade. It draws from an actual story to tell one about manipulation and power dynamics in society, highlighting how people can be used by those with more influence than themselves even if they don’t realize it at first or know what’s best for them–as portrayed through Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal as Mark Zuckerberg.”
When he came home, the only thing more terrifying than his face was what he’d been through. This composition is so intriguing and suspenseful that audiences couldn’t wait to find out who this man with red eyes really is! The most successful independent film of all time for two decades later would be dethroned by another horror movie -The Blair Witch Project- which had its own killer poster reveal at night too; dare I say these modern films have mastered Halloween?
The Mon Calamari Cruiser is shown against a starry backdrop as it flies through space. The production value of this poster makes me feel like I am aboard, exploring new worlds and civilizations with these brave souls from Earth who are so intrepid in their journey into outer-space!
Look closer. Few things grab your attention on a film poster quite like an exposed or lingerie-clad body, but for me the most alluring was those that showcased just enough skin to be titillating without revealing too much of what’s going down in this movie.
Full Metal Jacket
The Vietnam War had a powerful impact on society, and it can be seen in the films that were made about this time. One film viewer is likely to remember is Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” The movie features very minimalistic graphics with an advertisement for his upcoming drama reading: Born to Kill” which also includes its tagline; “In Vietnam – where there isn’t wind so much as Its just a never-ending suck hole of humidity!”
The retelling of the man and his music, this movie will take you on a journey through time. Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture (a first for a foreign language film), Miloš Forman’s The People Vs. George Lucas is one that every fan should see at least once in their lifetime!
Willem Dafoe, in agony, reaches for the sky in the most iconic moment from Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War film. Because of how dramatic these and other moments in Platoon are, they have been mimicked ad nauseam; it’s difficult not be moved by what you see on screen!
The movies in this list are all blockbusters, but it’s up to you which one has the best movie poster. Which movie do you think will have the most popular poster in 2021? Vote below!