The film poster is a big deal. The poster, along with the trailer, is our first interface with a film. That’s why the art department in a film production is possibly one of the most important; grabbing the attention, creating the atmosphere and setting the audience’s mood, establishing the initial expectations. That’s what film posters do. It’s a medium for the film’s promotion, and since representation and appearance matter so much, it has to be compelling.
We collected the most eye-catching film posters, not just of recent years but also older and classic ones, that in our opinion stand out and make the rest art directors wanna step up their game a little. The order is absolutely random. Let us know what you think and share your choices in the comments below!
1. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World – Werner Herzog
2. Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
3. A Cure for Wellness– Gore Verbinski
4. Eternal Sunshine of A Spotless Mind – Michel Gondry
5. Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola
6. The Dark Night– Christopher Nolan (pick one if you can!)
7. Zodiac – David Fincher
8. GoodFellas – Martin Scorsese
9. Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
10. Casablanca – Michael Curtiz
11. Lolita – Stanley Kubrick
12. Kill Bill – Quentin Tarantino (because obviously.)
13. Inception – Christopher Nolan
14. American Beauty – Sam Mendes (what an iconic belly button!)
15. Rosemary’s Baby – Roman Polanski
16. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Blake Edwards
17. The Grand Budapest Hotel– Wes Anderson
18. Enter the Void – Gaspar Noé
19. Mean Streets – Martin Scorsese
20. I Origins – Mike Cahill
21. (biased bonus just for Marlon Brando’s face!) The Godfather– Francis Ford Coppola
Thanks for reading! Make sure to add your own favourite film posters in the comments!
Until next time!
Amanda and Angie
PS: All pictures were taken from imdb.com and if you click on them, you will be redirected to the film’s page.