Original movie posters are works of art. Not only do they adorn walls of movie theaters but there's a whole collecting world out there with some original movie posters being so rare as to command very high prices among movie fans and movie memorabilia collectors. Here are some great original movie posters from decades past and present.
Table of contents:
- 1. Star Wars
- 2. The Fault in Our Stars
- 3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- 4. Pulp Fiction
- 5. The Wizard of Oz
- 6. Forrest Gump
- 7. Gone with the Wind
- 8. The Dark Knight Rises
- 9. Edward Scissorhands
- 10. Vertigo
- 11. Noah
- 12. Back to the Future
- 13. (500) Days of Summer
- 14. Holiday
- 15. Goonies
- 16. Aliens
- 17. King Kong
- 18. Iron Man 3
- 19. How to Train Your Dragon 2
- 20. Madagascar
- 21. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- 22. Life is Beautiful
- 23. The Sound of Music
- 24. Ghost
- 25. X-Men
- 26. Rear Window
- 27. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- 28. POCAHONTAS
- 29. GREMLINS
- 30. Dances with Wolves
- 31. Raiders of the Lost Ark
- 32. Giant
- 33. Ghostbusters
- 34. Maleficent
- 35. Man of Steel
- 36. Black Swan
- 37. WEST SIDE STORY
- 38. The Godfather
- 39. Enchanted
- 40. Jaws
- 41. The Birds
- 42. Little Miss Sunshine
- 43. Gladiator
- 44. Django Unchained
- 45. Breakfast at Tiffany's
- 46. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- 47. Jungle Book
- 48. Singin' in the Rain
- 49. Sleepless in Seattle
- 50. E.T
- 51. Grease
- 52. Ferris Bueller's Day off
- 53. The Breakfast Club
- 54. Uncle Buck
- 55. The Naked Gun
- 56. The Karate Kid
- 57. Die Hard
- 58. Halloween
- 59. It's a Wonderful Life
- 60. Ocean's Eleven
- 61. Young Frankenstein
- 62. The Lone Ranger
- 63. The Creature from the Black Lagoon
- 64. Lion King
- 65. The Blob
- 66. The Shining
- 67. The Outlaw Josey Wales
- 68. Legally Blonde
- 69. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
- 70. The Graduate
- 71. The Blues Brothers
- 72. The Clash of the Titans
- 73. Weird Science
- 74. The Mummy
- 75. Yellow Submarine
- 76. Lady & the Tramp
- 77. Jurassic Park
- 78. True Grit
- 79. The Hound of the Baskervilles
- 80. Stand by Me
- 81. The Terminator
- 82. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
- 83. The War of the Worlds
- 84. Forbidden Planet
- 85. The Lord of the Rings
1 Star Wars
Via Star Wars poster- Home Theater ...
I wonder if the original movie posters for Star Wars will go up in value now we know that Episode VII is on the way. (Not too long to go now!)
2 The Fault in Our Stars
Via "The Fault In Our Stars" ...
From one movie that captured the hearts of a generation to another.
3 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Via The First 'Hunger Games: Catching ...
This whetted the appetite for all those that had read the book.
4 Pulp Fiction
Via 10 Great Movie and Film ...
Looking good Uma!
5 The Wizard of Oz
Via Old Movie Posters Exhibition
Sorry but I can't help thinking that is not a very flattering picture of Judy Garland. She was lovely but that pic makes her face look like a lumpy potato.
6 Forrest Gump
Via Forrest Gump Movie Poster
Who doesn't remember this poster?
7 Gone with the Wind
Via mice and birds: favorite things: ...
If you love the film you'll also think this is one of the great original film posters.
8 The Dark Knight Rises
Via "The Dark Knight Rises" Releases ...
So dark and so fitting the movie it represents.
9 Edward Scissorhands
Via Edward Scissorhands (1990) - IMDb
Johnny Depp's beauty shines through whatever he looks like!
Via Vertigo 16x12 Movie Poster
Many of the original posters for Alfred Hitchcock's movies were simplistic in design.
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I can't help thinking that this is very similar in composition to Gladiator (see number
12 Back to the Future
Via Back To The Future movie ...
Classic 80's style poster for an 80's classic
13 (500) Days of Summer
Via (500) Days of Summer Art ...
Pretty enigmatic isn't it? It doesn't really give you any clues what he film is about.
Via Holiday - Katherine Hepburn Cary ...
I love the movie posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Via The Goonies Movie Poster 13 ...
I have to hold my hands up and confess I have never seen this movie.
Ripley looking fierce!
17 King Kong
Via 1933 King Kong
The original film poster for King Kong was really long - I guess they wanted to show just how big the ape was.
18 Iron Man 3
Via New IRON MAN 3 Posters!!!
I think this is one of the best posters from the series.
19 How to Train Your Dragon 2
Via Places to Visit
One of the more recent movies and a well crafted poster to advertise it.
Via Movie Poster Inspiration: Madagascar - ...
You just know this movie is going to be funny.
21 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Via Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer ...
You really get the impression there's lots of fun in this movie.
22 Life is Beautiful
Via Old Movie Posters Exhibition
The gorgeous picture belies the dark story.
23 The Sound of Music
Via The Sound of Music - ...
An oldie but goodie.
Via Ghost (1990) - IMDb
I think the poster is even more sensual than the movie. Agree?
Via Poster for X-Men
Love the way the eyes draw you in.
26 Rear Window
Via Unavailable Listing on Etsy
Tell it like it is: Who is in it. What it's about. Who directed it.
27 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Via Overly Dramatic Disney Movie Posters ...
Surely this scared more than a few little kids.
Via Pocahontas (1995) - IMDb
Typical of Disney's original movie posters. Beautiful.
Watch how a lovable furry Mugwai becomes a nasty manic critter.
30 Dances with Wolves
Via Dances With Wolves
The stunning photography for the poster is as worthy as the sweeping cinematography of the film.
31 Raiders of the Lost Ark
Via Raiders of the Lost Ark ...
The poster gets the retro treatment to be evocative of the film's era.
Via Giant Liz Taylor James Dean ...
So much talent, taken too soon.
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All together now - "Who ya gonna' call?"
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Is this more scary than number 27?
35 Man of Steel
Via Community Post: First Look! "Man ...
Chest out, shoulders back, chin up. Well okay, not quite.
36 Black Swan
Via Community Post: Retro-Inspired Black Swan ...
A masterpiece of graphic design.
37 WEST SIDE STORY
Via WEST SIDE STORY: Natalie Wood. ...
There were so many beautiful people in this movie that was dynamic and fast paced. The poster seems quite staid and stand still-ish in comparison.
38 The Godfather
Via Graphic design inspiration | From ...
Loving the symbolic art work.
Via Enchanted (2007) - IMDb
Yep! This is kinda' cool.
Via Beyond Sharknado: shark movie posters ...
You really didn't want to go in the water after seeing the poster, let alone the film.
41 The Birds
Via The Birds Alfred Hitchcock Tippi ...
Birds? Those little feathery things? What possible harm could they do? Think on lady!
42 Little Miss Sunshine
Via Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - ...
A personal favorite. I love this movie so much.
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So rugged. So handsome. So strong. So darned good.
44 Django Unchained
Via Django Unchained Movie Poster (Paper ...
This is quite understated for Quentin Tarantino don't ya think?
45 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Via Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - ...
Even the stylized form cannot mask Audrey Hepburn's dazzling beauty.
46 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Via Willy Wonka & the Chocolate ...
I find this strangely lacking in color compared to the movie.
47 Jungle Book
I'm gone man. Seriously gone!
48 Singin' in the Rain
Via Singin' in the Rain (1952) ...
One of the greatest movies and musicals of all time.
49 Sleepless in Seattle
Via Poster for Sleepless In Seattle
You can believe they're in love
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The film that made the world cry.
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And the film that made the world dance.
52 Ferris Bueller's Day off
Via Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) ...
53 The Breakfast Club
A movie that defined the '80s.
54 Uncle Buck
Via Mayte C Goñi Twitter | ...
Big man, Big Heart. Big Fun. Sadly missed.
55 The Naked Gun
A comedic masterpiece.
56 The Karate Kid
Wax on. Wax off.
57 Die Hard
I'd rather have seen a picture of Bruce in his sweaty vest.
Via Movie Posters Inspiration – Halloween ...
Not half as scary as the movie.
59 It's a Wonderful Life
Via Happy Holidays: 10 Must-Watch Holiday ...
Yes George Bailey, it certainly is.
60 Ocean's Eleven
Via Ocean's 11 (1960) - IMDb
Which cast is better looking? This one or the one led by George Clooney?
61 Young Frankenstein
Loving the lurid colors.
62 The Lone Ranger
Via Lone Ranger 2013 Movie Poster
Ok - I take back what I said earlier. There ARE times when Johnny Depp don't look so good.
63 The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Via CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON ...
Posters for B movies are so cool.
64 Lion King
Via Vhs cover for The Lion ...
All together now - aww!
65 The Blob
Via Blues Brothers and Blade Runner ...
This was true horror back in the '50s.
66 The Shining
I've got a confession to make. I fell asleep in the cinema watching this (I'd had a long day!)
67 The Outlaw Josey Wales
Via Clint Eastwood - The Outlaw ...
Clint always did make a brilliant cowboy.
68 Legally Blonde
Via Pictures & Photos from Legally ...
Pink's definitely her color.
69 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Via Account Suspended
Have you noticed the banner headline? Something we
wouldn't see today.
70 The Graduate
Via The Graduate (1967) - IMDb
In 2013 Linda Gray (Sue Ellen from Dallas) revealed to the world that that is her leg, not Anne Bancroft's.
71 The Blues Brothers
Via Unavailable Listing on Etsy
RIP John Belushi.
72 The Clash of the Titans
This was the original version. I prefer it, actually.
73 Weird Science
Via Film Coffeehouse: Weird Science
The movie that fulfilled millions of teenage boys' fantasies.
74 The Mummy
Some artwork is timeless.
75 Yellow Submarine
Via Not Found
Great style and perfect for the movie.
76 Lady & the Tramp
Aren't they just the cutest couple?
77 Jurassic Park
Via Jurassic Park (1993) - IMDb
Oh look. A dinosaur!
78 True Grit
Via True Grit Character Poster Gallery: ...
He does look truly gritty doesn't he?
79 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Via Halloween & Harry Potter Movie ...
That greeny-yellow tinge is quite creepy.
80 Stand by Me
Via Stand by Me (1986) - ...
They all look so young.
81 The Terminator
Via Eight Bizarre 80's Film Posters ...
He came back!
82 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Via Literary Classics (family ed)
When you see some original movie posters, it reminds you just how old some of the movies are.
83 The War of the Worlds
Via Poster for The War of ...
The Tom Cruise version is way scarier.
84 Forbidden Planet
Via Forbidden Planet - Classic Sci ...
Did you know this is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest?
85 The Lord of the Rings
Via The Lord of the Rings: ...
Sexy and smoldering, but let's not forget it's an amazing feat of movie making.
As technology changes we might see 4D or moving posters in the future. That just gives more reason to treasure original movie posters. So you think they are works of art?
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