25 of the GREATEST MOVIE POSTERS Ever…?

Posted: February 12, 2013 in (Top) Lists, FILM
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Alright, so I know the problem with a list like this is that it’s either too predictable or it’s subjective to the point of alienating.

However, I don’t think this selection is either.

Although what makes a great movie poster, like what makes a great album cover or comic-book cover, varies from case to case.

It could be just the pure artistry of it. It could be that the poster really encapsulates the essence of the film. It could be evocative imagery. Or it could just be striking in the most basic sense. A great poster doesn’t mean a great movie either, but in the choices made below, I don’t think there are any bad films.

Some are iconic images. Some are more obscure, some largely forgotten. Some, such as the famous Home Alone poster, narrowly missed the cut for me.

I also made it a point to stick for the most part with the movies’ primary promo posters and not to include variant posters or alternate versions (like the Gilda poster above), as that would lead us all over the place and I haven’t the patience to do a ‘top 50’.

The other problem is that I possess neither an encyclopedic knowledge nor an eidetic memory, so I’ve almost certainly missed out some great posters. By all means, enlighten me if that’s so…

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greatest-film-posters-theshining

greatest-film-posters-This_Gun_For_Hire_movie_poster

greatest-film-posters-thebirds

greatest-film-posters-forbiddenplanet

greatest-film-posters-2001spaceodyssey

greatest-fil-posters-bride-of-frankenstein

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Star-Trek-III-The-Search-For-Spock-poster

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And that’s the selection I’m going with. Tell me what I missed out, if you think there’s any glaring omission. And please, let’s have none of that ‘I hate The Phantom Menace’  nonsense, ok? It was years ago, let’s move on.

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Comments
  1. musicMagpie says:

    Great post, to think Star Wars Episode 1 had such a great poster but was such a bad film!

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  2. Mr Rumsey says:

    Some great posters here, I would be tempted to include Jaws on there though.

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  3. vinnieh says:

    Excellent post, some amazing posters here.

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  4. L. Palmer says:

    I wish The Phantom Menace lived up to the potential of that awesome poster.
    This is a good collection.

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  5. Reblogged this on theburningbloggerofbedlam and commented:

    I hardly ever re-blog older posts, but I’ve been a little behind on new posts this passed week or so; so here’s a fun one from a while back… 🙂

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