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.
1 Star Wars
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
From one movie that captured the hearts of a generation to another.
3 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
This whetted the appetite for all those that had read the book.
4 Pulp Fiction
Looking good Uma!
5 The Wizard of Oz
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
Who doesn't remember this poster?
7 Gone with the Wind
If you love the film you'll also think this is one of the great original film posters.
8 The Dark Knight Rises
So dark and so fitting the movie it represents.
9 Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp's beauty shines through whatever he looks like!
Many of the original posters for Alfred Hitchcock's movies were simplistic in design.
I can't help thinking that this is very similar in composition to Gladiator (see number
12 Back to the Future
Classic 80's style poster for an 80's classic
13 (500) Days of Summer
Pretty enigmatic isn't it? It doesn't really give you any clues what he film is about.
I love the movie posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
I have to hold my hands up and confess I have never seen this movie.
Ripley looking fierce!
17 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
I think this is one of the best posters from the series.
19 How to Train Your Dragon 2
One of the more recent movies and a well crafted poster to advertise it.
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
The gorgeous picture belies the dark story.
23 The Sound of Music
An oldie but goodie.
I think the poster is even more sensual than the movie. Agree?
Love the way the eyes draw you in.
26 Rear Window
Tell it like it is: Who is in it. What it's about. Who directed it.
27 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Surely this scared more than a few little kids.
Typical of Disney's original movie posters. Beautiful.
Watch how a lovable furry Mugwai becomes a nasty manic critter.
30 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
The poster gets the retro treatment to be evocative of the film's era.
So much talent, taken too soon.
All together now - "Who ya gonna' call?"
Is this more scary than number 27?
35 Man of Steel
Chest out, shoulders back, chin up. Well okay, not quite.
36 Black Swan
A masterpiece of graphic design.
37 WEST SIDE STORY
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
Loving the symbolic art work.
Yep! This is kinda' cool.
You really didn't want to go in the water after seeing the poster, let alone the film.
41 The Birds
Birds? Those little feathery things? What possible harm could they do? Think on lady!
42 Little Miss Sunshine
A personal favorite. I love this movie so much.
So rugged. So handsome. So strong. So darned good.
44 Django Unchained
This is quite understated for Quentin Tarantino don't ya think?
45 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Even the stylized form cannot mask Audrey Hepburn's dazzling beauty.
46 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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
One of the greatest movies and musicals of all time.
49 Sleepless in Seattle
You can believe they're in love
The film that made the world cry.
And the film that made the world dance.
52 Ferris Bueller's Day off
53 The Breakfast Club
A movie that defined the '80s.
54 Uncle Buck
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.
Not half as scary as the movie.
59 It's a Wonderful Life
Yes George Bailey, it certainly is.
60 Ocean's Eleven
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
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
Posters for B movies are so cool.
64 Lion King
All together now - aww!
65 The Blob
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
Clint always did make a brilliant cowboy.
68 Legally Blonde
Pink's definitely her color.
69 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Have you noticed the banner headline? Something we
wouldn't see today.
70 The Graduate
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
RIP John Belushi.
72 The Clash of the Titans
This was the original version. I prefer it, actually.
73 Weird Science
The movie that fulfilled millions of teenage boys' fantasies.
74 The Mummy
Some artwork is timeless.
75 Yellow Submarine
Great style and perfect for the movie.
76 Lady & the Tramp
Aren't they just the cutest couple?
77 Jurassic Park
Oh look. A dinosaur!
78 True Grit
He does look truly gritty doesn't he?
79 The Hound of the Baskervilles
That greeny-yellow tinge is quite creepy.
80 Stand by Me
They all look so young.
81 The Terminator
He came back!
82 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
When you see some original movie posters, it reminds you just how old some of the movies are.
83 The War of the Worlds
The Tom Cruise version is way scarier.
84 Forbidden Planet
Did you know this is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest?
85 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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