When I was producing my list of original movie posters, I came across an art genre I had never seen before. I had never imagined that there was such a wealth of fabulous art in movie posters that were different from the official and originals produced by the studios and distributors. There are some very clever artists and graphic designers out there who have created some excellent and fascinating minimalist movie posters.
Minimalist movie posters pick on a single aspect of the movie that everyone recognizes and can relate to.
Like Thor's mighty hammer.
Via Wizard of Oz
Or maybe they choose a quote.
This is the 1995 movie, not the current TV series. The movie is about US marines on a mission to rescue prisoners of war from Vietnam.
This movie confused the life out of me.
Love that the artists chose a different quote to “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
Millions of us made a date to attend this madcap party.
This was really scary and somehow, the poster doesn’t really capture the threat of menace.
That's a pretty f**king good milkshake. I don't know if it's worth five dollars but it's pretty f**king good
Is it just me but do you get a subliminal hint to Darth Vader’s helmet, even though this is Boba Fett's distinctive headgear?
The inimitable Audrey Hepburn – as svelte and lithe as ever, even in stylistic form.
Looks more like a poster for a cute Disney movie!
They’d never have been even this graphic back when this fantastic movie was released.
I’ve not seen the movie but I’m sure this means something to the many millions of Hunger Games fans out there.
Oh so clever.
Did you hold your breath the first time the water in the cup shook?
This is beautifully simple but it still reminds me of that fantastic shot of Mena Suvari and the rose petals.
We all know what happened when lightning struck the clock tower.
Hands up who hasn’t seen this?
A rat. Paris. I think they missed off the sense of food though.
A tad boring!
I think “I brought a watermelon” would be a good subject for minimalist Dirty Dancing movie posters.
Loving the Lego look.
Aww bless! It’s Hedwig.
Every time I see something to do with the Transformer movies, the theme tune from the animated series runs through my head. All together now - "Transformers. Robots in Disguise"
Very artistic and clever.
Sorry – another I haven’t seen so I don’t get this.
The car that’s central to the plot.
The door to the real world outside.
I can’t help but smile when I think of those two hapless crooks and the measures Kevin took to protect his home.
Now that’s what you call minimalist!
What’s the first rule of Fight Club?
Spider-man, Spider-man. Does whatever a spider can.
Did you fall in love with Sam and Suzy? I did!
Doesn’t that look a bit like a percentage sign?
Our favorite star crossed lovers.
There is a bit of a faux pas in this one. The protagonist in Rear Window is confined to a wheelchair and this guy is standing up.
Such a beguiling smile so cleverly captured.
Brilliant. This reminds me so much of the Adam West TV series.
What no balloons?
How very inventive.
Are you wishing you had a big floor piano right now?
Wasn’t Wall-E he cutest robot ever (was he a robot?)
I don’t like this much. The bird looks like an overgrown budgie rather than a majestic beautiful owl.
Scary old rabbit.
Life is like a packet of Tic Tacs. (Oops wrong movie!)
An heiress, a paleontologist and a leopard. Now there’s a threesome to contemplate.
Guess who’s carrying the alien.
Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Pink, Mr. White.
The truth is out there.
This could be Volume 1 or 2. There was much blood letting in both.
Which was your favorite of the Indiana Jones Series?
Can someone explain the fork?
Grease is the word, the word. Grease is theee word,
There’s no doubting tony Stark’s exo-suit.
Not just a dumb teen movie.
Are you looking forward to Dumb and Dumber To?
Ouch! I felt that.
Where would you have sat?
Aww. All sad now the toys are packed in a box.
Careful He’s ready to make you an offer you can’t refuse.
Who is Keyser Soze?
Ooh! That deer looks quite menacing. Where’s cute cuddly Bambi?
Even royalty have their problems.
I’m sure Gary Oldman would be quite flattered by this.
Shooting for the Moon.
Here’s Johnny! Oh no, it’s not. He’s busy writing his book.
Via Monsters, Inc.
Well hi there, Mike Wazowski. Pleased to meet you.
How could a lone bench be so evocative of so much?
A fitting tribute.
Movie posters for Tim Burton’s films should be as fittingly dark and weird as his movies.
At least for this one Julia Roberts didn’t need a body double.
Via Spirited Away
Who wasn’t moved by this stunning animated movie?
Would Hemingway have approved of this movie poster?
You can still recognize Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. Cool!
Via Style | Babble
Not half as scary as the island itself.
I’ve been really impressed by the creativity of these movie posters. ‘m wondering if they would mean something to the people who haven’t seen the movies though. Were there any where you didn’t get the references?
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