What makes a great movie poster? It can be many different things. Some work by being eye-catching and drawing your attention to it. Others are cleverly designed, making allusions to the themes and premise of the film. Then there are those that are just beautiful to look at, and the kind of thing you wouldn’t mind hanging on your wall. And then there are the funny ones, and the creepy ones, etcetera etcetera. Terrible films can have amazing posters, and the movies we love can be saddled with eye-rollingly uninspired ones.
Whatever category they fall into, 2011 had its fair share of awesome posters. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
All images are taken from IMP Awards, always a great source for anyhting movie poster related.
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