The Coolest Movie Posters I’ve Ever Seen

The movie poster art has come a long way and for the most part, it has maintained it’s standard, quality and ability to capture the imagination of the masses.

Check this out, some of my all time favorites

Moon

Moon
Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell played by Sam Rockwell, a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon. It was the feature debut of director Duncan Jones. Kevin Spacey voices Sam’s robot companion, GERTY.

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is a 1979 musical comedy film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and starring P. J. Soles, Vince Van Patten, and Clint Howard. The film featured the punk rock group The Ramones.

 

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action road movie directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger. The film is notable for its scenic film locations across the American Southwest and its social commentary on the post-Woodstock mood in the United States.

 

The Birds

The Birds
The Birds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, suddenly and for unexplained reasons, the subject of a series of widespread and violent bird attacks over the course of a few days.

The film was billed as ‘introducing’ Tippi Hedren. It also starred Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and a young Veronica Cartwright.

The screenplay was written by Evan Hunter. Hitchcock told him to develop new characters and a more elaborate plot, keeping Du Maurier’s title and concept of unexplained bird attacks.

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 British-American science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel”. Clarke concurrently wrote the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey which was published soon after the film was released. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as the two astronauts on this voyage, with Douglas Rain as the voice of the sentient computer HAL 9000 who has full control over their spacecraft. The film is frequently described as an epic, both for its length and scope, and for its affinity with classical epics.

 

The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino and Tiny Ron Taylor. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, California, The Rocketeer tells the story of stunt pilot Cliff Secord who discovers a jet pack that enables him to fly. His heroic deeds attract the attention of Howard Hughes and the FBI, as well as sadistic Nazi operatives.

 

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film set during the Vietnam War, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen. The film follows the central character, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard, of MACV-SOG, on a mission to kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.

 

Out of Sight

Out of Sight
Out of Sight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of Sight is a 1998 American crime comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and star George Clooney, it was released on June 26, 1998.

Jennifer Lopez also stars, along with Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Catherine Keener, Steve Zahn and Albert Brooks. The film received Academy Award nominations for Adapted Screenplay and Editing.

 

Brief Encounter

Brief-Encounter
Brief Encounter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean about the conventions of British suburban life, centring on a housewife for whom real love (as opposed to the polite arrangement of her marriage) brings unexpectedly violent emotions. The film stars Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey. The screenplay is by Noël Coward, and is based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life. The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Eileen Joyce.

 

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby
Rosemary’s Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin. It was produced by William Castle.

 

Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan
Black Snake Moan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Snake Moan is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, and Kim Richards. The plot focuses on a Mississippi bluesman who holds a troubled local woman) captive in his house in an attempt to cure her of her nymphomania after finding her severely beaten on the side of a road.

The title of the film derives from the 1927 Blind Lemon Jefferson song, while the plot is loosely based on George Eliot’s 1861 novel Silas Marner. The film draws numerous references to the Mississippi Blues movement, not least in its title and soundtrack.

 

Unforgiven

Unforgiven
Unforgiven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job years after he had turned to farming. A dark Western that deals frankly with the uglier aspects of violence and the myth of the Old West, it stars Eastwood in the lead role, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris. Eastwood has stated that the film will be his final Western film.

 

Day Watch

Day Watch
Day Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Watch is a 2006 Russian dark fantasy action film written and directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Marketed as “the first film of the year”, it opened in theatres across Russia on January 1, 2006, the U.S. on June 1, 2007 and the UK on October 5, 2007. It is a sequel to the 2004 film Night Watch, featuring the same cast. It is based on the second and the third part of Sergey Lukyanenko’s novel The Night Watch rather than its follow-up novel Day Watch. The film’s budget was USD$4.2 million. Fox Searchlight paid $2 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights of this film. This film grossed $31.9 million at the Russian box office alone.

 

Taxi Driver

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Taxi Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American vigilante film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film stars Robert De Niro and features Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks.

It is regularly cited by critics, film directors and audiences alike as one of the greatest films of all time. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, it won the Palme d’Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. The American Film Institute ranked Taxi Driver as the 52nd greatest American film on their AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list. In 2012, Sight & Sound named it the 31st best film ever created on its decadal critics’ poll, ranked with The Godfather Part II, and the 5th greatest film ever on its directors’ poll. The film was considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1994.

 

Manhattan

Manhattan
Manhattan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) before eventually falling in love with his best friend’s (Michael Murphy) mistress (Diane Keaton). Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star in the film.

 

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dark Knight is a 2008 British-American superhero film directed, produced, and cowritten by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan’s Batman film series and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces the character of Harvey Dent potrayed by Aaron Eckhart, Gotham’s newly elected District Attorney and the consort of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Rachel Dawes potrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal replacing Katie Holmes from the first film, who joins Batman and the police in combating the new rising threat of a criminal mastermind calling himself “The Joker” potrayed by Heath Ledger.

 

The Shining

The Shining
The Shining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, though there are significant changes.

 

The Spirit

The Spirit
The Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spirit is a 2008 American superhero noir film, written and directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the newspaper comic strip The Spirit by Will Eisner. OddLot and Lionsgate produced the film.

 

Badlands

Badlands
Badlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking part, although he does not receive an acting credit. The story, though fictional, is loosely based on the real-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in 1958, though such a basis was not acknowledged when the film was released.

 

Vacancy

Vacancy
Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy is a 2007 American horror film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. It was distributed by Screen Gems and was released on April 20, 2007.

Early in the film’s development, it was thought that Sarah Jessica Parker was going to be in the film. A September 2006 article in The Hollywood Reporter announced that Kate Beckinsale had signed on to replace Parker.

 

Mean Streets

Mean Streets
Mean Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean Streets is a 1973 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. The film stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. It was released by Warner Bros. on October 2, 1973. De Niro won the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John “Johnny Boy” Civello.

In 1997, Mean Streets was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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