20 Amazing Movie Posters

Posted on October 26, 2008

Movie posters are the main visual representation you have to get someone to see your movie. Most are safe. Some, however, push beyond a simple advertisement to a work of art.

These are 20 posters that dare to be different, all from films released in the past year or so. Be inspired and enjoy.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father


Bottle Shock

Trailer | IMDb

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Trailer | IMDb

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Trailer | IMDb

Burn After Reading

Trailer | IMDb

Back to Africa



Trailer | IMDb

The Air I Breathe

Trailer | IMDb


Trailer | IMDb

Charlie Bartlett

Trailer | IMDb | [amazonify]B00175VSBC::text::::Amazon[/amazonify] | Netflix


Trailer | IMDb

What We Do Is Secret

Trailer | IMDb

The Dark Knight

Trailer | IMDb


Trailer | IMDb

A Girl Cut in Two

Trailer | IMDb


Trailer | IMDb | Netflix

The Intervention


Man on Wire

Trailer | IMDb

Shoot Down

Trailer | IMDb

Taxi to the Dark Side

Trailer | IMDb

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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  1. fluentworks co.

    very cool.
    JCVD. very well done.

  2. web design company

    arie – Some refreshingly different (yet totally contemporary) movie posters

  3. Jessica Stylus

    Great choices – I especially love bottle shock

    Did you hear Caleb’s involvement with the choke poster?

    Goliath, girl cut in 2 are both really cool. burn after reading is nicely old Bond/Hitchcock – that font is back like woah.

    I love many of the dark knight’ posters but i remember looking at this one for quite a while the first time I saw it in a theatre. Something felt especially vulgar about it and I kept feeling like there was some rule about advertising it was disobeying but I suppose it wasn;t.

    Who made that what we do is secret poster?

    and Dear Zachary – wow, where did that one come from?

  4. bill

    Not outstanding posters.

    Seems like a quickly done list for the sake of making a list.

  5. chord

    Thank you very much great list…thanks for share this

  6. charlie

    thanks for the inspirational materials

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    Simple but great movie posters. I love the “Shoot Down” poster! Keep it coming mate!

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    Simple but great movie posters. I love the “Shoot Down” poster! Keep it coming mate! Thanks!


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