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.
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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!)
From one movie that captured the hearts of a generation to another.
This whetted the appetite for all those that had read the book.
Looking good Uma!
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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.
Who doesn't remember this poster?
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If you love the film you'll also think this is one of the great original film posters.
So dark and so fitting the movie it represents.
Johnny Depp's beauty shines through whatever he looks like!
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
Classic 80's style poster for an 80's classic
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!
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The original film poster for King Kong was really long - I guess they wanted to show just how big the ape was.
I think this is one of the best posters from the series.
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One of the more recent movies and a well crafted poster to advertise it.
You just know this movie is going to be funny.
You really get the impression there's lots of fun in this movie.
The gorgeous picture belies the dark story.
An oldie but goodie.
I think the poster is even more sensual than the movie. Agree?
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Love the way the eyes draw you in.
Tell it like it is: Who is in it. What it's about. Who directed it.
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.
The stunning photography for the poster is as worthy as the sweeping cinematography of the film.
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?
Chest out, shoulders back, chin up. Well okay, not quite.
A masterpiece of graphic design.
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.
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.
Birds? Those little feathery things? What possible harm could they do? Think on lady!
A personal favorite. I love this movie so much.
So rugged. So handsome. So strong. So darned good.
This is quite understated for Quentin Tarantino don't ya think?
Even the stylized form cannot mask Audrey Hepburn's dazzling beauty.
I find this strangely lacking in color compared to the movie.
I'm gone man. Seriously gone!
One of the greatest movies and musicals of all time.
You can believe they're in love
The film that made the world cry.
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And the film that made the world dance.
A movie that defined the '80s.
Big man, Big Heart. Big Fun. Sadly missed.
A comedic masterpiece.
Wax on. Wax off.
I'd rather have seen a picture of Bruce in his sweaty vest.
Not half as scary as the movie.
Yes George Bailey, it certainly is.
Which cast is better looking? This one or the one led by George Clooney?
Loving the lurid colors.
Ok - I take back what I said earlier. There ARE times when Johnny Depp don't look so good.
Posters for B movies are so cool.
All together now - aww!
This was true horror back in the '50s.
I've got a confession to make. I fell asleep in the cinema watching this (I'd had a long day!)
Clint always did make a brilliant cowboy.
Pink's definitely her color.
Have you noticed the banner headline? Something we
wouldn't see today.
In 2013 Linda Gray (Sue Ellen from Dallas) revealed to the world that that is her leg, not Anne Bancroft's.
RIP John Belushi.
This was the original version. I prefer it, actually.
The movie that fulfilled millions of teenage boys' fantasies.
Some artwork is timeless.
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Great style and perfect for the movie.
Aren't they just the cutest couple?
Oh look. A dinosaur!
He does look truly gritty doesn't he?
That greeny-yellow tinge is quite creepy.
They all look so young.
He came back!
When you see some original movie posters, it reminds you just how old some of the movies are.
The Tom Cruise version is way scarier.
Did you know this is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest?
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?