10 Awesome Movie Posters

Thursday, February 10 by George Root

The 10 awesome movie posters to see are the ones that make you feel like you have to see the movie. It can be done with humor, or it can be done by creating one of the most interesting posters around. The 10 awesome movie posters have done their part in making their movies popular.

  1. "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977).The image on this poster is of Luke Skywalker raising his light sabre in the air with Princess Leia at his feet and Darth Vader taking up a huge part of the background. This is one the 10 awesome movie posters because it makes the movie look epic, and it has been used as a movie poster template ever since it was released.
  2. "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983). With a tennis racket in one hand, a suitcase in the other and wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) at his feet; Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) strikes the famous "Star War" pose for this entry on the list of 10 awesome movie posters. The imagery is over the top, but the end result is a funny poster.
  3. "Saw" (2004). This poster has a terrified person's face wrapped in a metal contraption, and that is it. You cannot even tell if the person is male or female, but that does not matter. The dark nature of this poster makes you want to see the movie.
  4. "Sin City" (2005). Bruce Willis is right out front in this poster. The image is of several people standing in the rain pointing guns at something. There are couple of attractive ladies in the background that help to make this effective marketing piece one of the 10 awesome movie posters of all time.
  5. "Nosferatu" (1922). This was the first real horror movie poster that can be classified as awesome. The image of Max Schreck's face with a surrounding image of coffins and rats was extremely effective back in 1922 when the movie was released.
  6. "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). Marvel Studios keeps re-booting the "Hulk" movies because they need the Hulk to be part on the Avengers. This movie is the one that starred Edward Norton. The movie was not so great, but the poster image of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) superimposed on the broad back of the Hulk makes this one of the 10 awesome movie posters of all time.
  7. "Cloverfield" (2008). The poster for "Escape From New York" (1981) had the head of the Statue of Liberty lying in the streets of Manhattan. But those producers had it backwards. The powerful image of the Statue of Liberty still standing but missing her head is the image that sold the movie "Cloverfield" (2008).
  8. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993). Producer Timothy Burton shows us everything that is in the movie with this colorful but strange poster. But what makes this poster extremely cool is that there is not a single Christmas image on it, but yet it is selling a movie that has Christmas as part of the plot.
  9. "Alice in Wonderland" (2010). Timothy Burton just knows how to make a movie poster. He has two on the list of 10 awesome movie posters. The poster for "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) is just a close-up shot of the  Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and nothing more. It is just disturbing enough to make you want to go see the movie, but too vague to give away any of the movie surprises.
  10. "Shutter Island" (2010). This movie is creepy and extremely hard to figure out. The poster for it is also creepy and extremely hard to figure out. Once you see the movie you realize that all of the main plot elements are in the poster, but you really need to look at it to find them.
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