Collecting original movie posters is a popular hobby that has become lucrative for some collectors. A rare movie poster can sell for six figures.
Movie posters represent the film and often the director herself/himself has creative control of posters. Other times the posters may be left up to the movie promotion agency. Either way, movie posters are often just as creative as the film itself (and in some cases the poster is better than the the film).
Here are the top 50 most creative and visually effective movie posters of all time:
50. The Seven Year Itch
49. Modern Times
47. The Godfather
46. Indiana Jones
45. It's a Wonderful Life
44.The Empire Strikes Back
A Hollywood story.
42. A Streetcar Named Desire
When she got there she met the brute Stan, and the side of New Orleans she hardly knew existed ... Blanche, who wanted so much to stay a lady ...
41. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
40. The Wild Bunch
Perhaps the best tag line of all the posters in the list:
Unchanged men in a changing land.
Out of step, out of place and desperately out of time.
39. King Kong
38. The Pink Panther
37. The Third Man
36.Bringing up Baby
35. The Graduate
34. The Deer Hunter
33.E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
He is afraid.
He is totally alone.
He is 3 million light years from home.
32. A Clockwork Orange
Being the adventures of a young man whose principle interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.
31. The Philadelphia Story
30. Masque of the Red Death
Shudder ... at the blood stained dance of the Red Death.
29.Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
28. Rock n Roll Highschool
Will your school be next?
27. The Dirty Dozen
Another great tag line ... Train them! Excite them! Arm them! ... then turn them loose on the Nazis!
26. The African Queen
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