Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Poster?

poster113A little while back, over at The Focused Filmographer, our buddy T shared a series of great sketch posters for the IMAX release of “The Hobbit” in his weekly series “New Posters of the Week”. I was really impressed by them… thought they were very cool.

Then, this weekend, watching the special features for “Back to the Future”, they were discussing how fortunate they were to have gotten the movie poster that they did… how the image of Marty looking at his watch while stepping out of (or into) the Delorean became as iconic as the film itself.

Back_to_the_Future_PosterI think we’ve all owned a movie poster or two in our day, I know I have a handful up, myself. They’ve become a huge part of the film industry… there are even posters of older movies┬ábeing made now as art! Mondo posters, minimalist posters, posters for limited re-releases… you’ve seen the ones.

So which are you favorites? What’s YOUR favorite movie poster? Do you or have you owned any? I realize that commenters can’t post images, but, time willing, I’ll help out for those who want to leave a link to the poster they’re referring to, and I’ll save it as a file and upload it so we don’t have to hotlink. Let’s keep the quantities reasonable, though, shall we? ;)

Let’s hear it people! What are Your Favorite Movie Posters?!

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135 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Poster?

  1. I don’t have the full poster. I think they’re called “window inserts”. They’re half as wide but just as tall as a poster. I have such an insert from the original “House On Haunted Hill”. I bought it about 30 years ago for $35 and it’s my fav. I also have the original “Halloween” and “Dawn Of The Dead” (full posters)

  2. Hi, Fogs and company:

    I’m going with the superb minimalist silkscreen poster for ‘The Endless Summer’ from 1966.

    Simplicity itself. Also one of the first large lobby cards I managed to walk away with.

    • Looked up the original, Jack, when I noticed the “Digitally Remastered” there, and definitely that silk screen goes back to then…

      But, LOL… that text blurb on that poster just serves to remind me how far movie Marketing has progressed. Ever watch like old trailers from DVD special features and whatnot? They’re TERRIBLE! :D I’ll tell you, as far as movie have advanced since the golden age of film, trailers have outpaced them tenfold. They were always so full of exposition! LOL…

      This poster is “Old School” in many ways, in that light ;)

      Cool print though, for sure.

  3. I’m lucky to own some of my favorite movie posters. They include the UK editions of Lost in Translation and Almost Famous. Then again I enjoy a lot of different posters, but they have to bring something new to the table. I hate seeing the same design used over and over again (aka Dark Knight Rises/Star Trek Into Darkness)

  4. This is probably really different, but I’ve been meaning to buy the poster for The Song Remains The Same. It’s the closest I’ll ever get to see Zeppelin in concert. :-)

  5. Ohh this is good, I know I’m a bit late to the party but I think I’ll contribute.

    Off the top of my head, I’m thinking Full Metal Jacket. For the great tagline if nothing else; “In Vietnam the wind doesn’t blow, it sucks.”

  6. The ones I have on my walls include some of my Dad’s films:

    The Incredible Melting Man (of course)

    Cannonball:

    And some others that I just like:

    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    and a rare German version of the Yellow Submarine movie poster

    Those are just what are on my walls right now. I have a few others that are in the basement somewhere, The Manchurian Candidate, Casablanca, Fellowship of the Rings, 2001 a Space Odyssey, etc etfc

    • Those Gelfman production ones are BEAUTS, Clark :D

      That Incredible Melting Man poster is awesome, especially since I’ve seen enough of the film to know what they’re advertising. :D And the Cannonball one is great too. Who wouldn’t want to see the pile up of the century?! :D

      That Yellow Submarine one gave me an acid flashback though… LOL

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