Creative Movie Poster Designs

Creative Movie Poster Designs

We see beautiful movie posters every time we go to the theater, however, most people never take the time to fully appreciate all the hard work that goes into their creation. Not only do movie posters promote the films, they can also be a great source of inspiration.

In today’s post, we showcase our favorite examples of creative movie poster designs. Please note that we only included posters for movies that came out after the year 2000.

Lord of War (2005) Poster

Lord of War (2005) Poster

Constantine (2005) Poster

Constantine (2005) Poster

Crank (2006) Poster

Crank (2006) Poster

Transformers (2007) Poster

Transformers (2007) Poster

The Dark Knight (2008) Poster

The Dark Knight (2008) Poster

Max Payne (2008) Poster

Max Payne (2008) Poster

Adaptation (2002) Poster

Adaptation (2002) Poster

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Poster

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Poster

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Poster (2004) Poster

Renaissance (2006) Poster

Renaissance (2006) Poster

Batman Begins (2005) Poster

Batman Begins (2005) Poster

American Psycho (2000) Poster

American Psycho (2000) Poster

Blow (2001) Poster

Blow (2001) Poster

Jeepers Creepers (2001) Poster

Jeepers Creepers (2001) Poster

Memento (2000) Poster

Memento (2000) Poster

30 Days of Night (2007) Poster

30 Days of Night (2007) Poster

Monsters, Inc. (2001) Poster

Monsters, Inc. (2001) Poster

Small Time Crooks (2000) Poster

Small Time Crooks (2000) Poster

Day Watch (2006) Poster

Day Watch (2006) Poster

Identity (2003) Poster

Identity (2003) Poster

The Ring (2002) Poster

The Ring (2002) Poster

Red Sonja (2009) Poster

Red Sonja (2009) Poster

U-571 (2000) Poster

U-571 (2000) Poster

TMNT (2007) Poster

TMNT (2007) Poster

The Corporation (2003) Poster

The Corporation (2003) Poster

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Poster

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Poster

Company Man (2000) Poster

Company Man (2000) Poster

Gosford Park (2001) Poster

Gosford Park (2001) Poster

Stuck on You (2003) Poster

Stuck on You (2003) Poster

Sweeney Todd (2007) Poster

Sweeney Todd (2007) Poster

Orange County (2002) Poster

Orange County (2002) Poster

Brick (2006) Poster

Brick (2006) Poster

The Spirit (2009) Poster

The Spirit (2009) Poster

Finding Nemo (2003) Poster

Finding Nemo (2003) Poster

Alone in the Dark (2005) Poster

Alone in the Dark (2005) Poster

Borat (2006) Poster

Borat (2006) Poster

The Incredibles (2004) Poster

The Incredibles (2004) Poster

Nacho Libre (2006) Poster

Nacho Libre (2006) Poster

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Poster

Pan\'s Labyrinth (2006) Poster

Dead Silence (2007) Poster

Dead Silence (2007) Poster

Cloverfield (2008) Poster

Cloverfield (2008) Poster

The Dark Knight (2008) Poster

The Dark Knight (2008) Poster 2

Jodhaa Akbar (2008) Poster

Jodhaa Akbar (2008) Poster

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  1. kim

    a good movie poster does not a good movie make

    but for some exceptions of course!

  2. Naskar

    What’s so creative about the last one

  3. Fred S.

    The Dark Knight posters are the best! Awesome movie too!

  4. tomsmith

    some of these are not creative at all

  5. Robert

    Can’t wait for The Spirit movie.

  6. Meg

    The “Why So Serious?” poster is the best one I’ve ever seen. So clean, so mysterious, and follows the style of the movie.

  7. Alex G

    i think the last poster is actually quite creative because of the symbolism. you have a sword, a shield, a rose and a ring. now, i haven’t watched this movie but i can imagine what it could potentially be about just from considering what those items represent.

  8. Adam

    Some of the posters above really are ingenious, but others are rather unexceptional. I’ve seen some really outstanding movie posters of the years, and I wonder why stuff like Constantine, Transformers, and Monsters, Inc. make the cut. I get the impression that posts on this site are reviewed by no one but the author. I just have the feeling a team working together would be able to review the content and weed out most of the mediocrity. Don’t get me wrong: This is a good site with some really interesting stuff. However, I’m bothered because I know it has the potential to be an excellent site if it really gets things together.

    Further, it seems lazy and amateurish to just throw up posters, ads, etc. without commentary on why they are special. Give us some insight on why they made the list. Without the commentary, its doubtful that this can even be considered Fair Use.

  9. windo

    nice collection. christian bale in 3 of ’em.

  10. rex

    I realize the tension building. Blogs are for free review and the DIY approach.
    Not everything has to be annotated and/or explained! Take from it what you will.

    Design that can be surpassed like movie posters have to be recognized.
    Great work!

  11. tasarimci

    ;=)
    i think the last poster is actually quite creative because of the symbolism. you have a sword, a shield, a rose and a ring. now, i haven’t watched this movie but i can imagine what it could potentially be about just from considering what those items represent.

  12. kirtasiye

    :D yea

    What’s so creative about the last one

  13. altınbaş

    Can’t wait for The Spirit movie.

  14. baba

    nice collection. christian bale in 3 of ‘em.

  15. Ben

    Hah! Some great and not so great ones here but I have the “why so serious?” dark night one. Great poster.

  16. pelin

    the darknight :)

  17. puja

    heights of creativity……….its good to an indian movie poster in this section….. great work… simply amazing

  18. sofalump

    I think it is a great idea & great posters. Alot of People will look at a poster & each one will see a different view of it.

  19. Borndemented

    What’s so creative about the TMNT? ok so the last one may have some symbolism but still a weak way to represent it… TMNT just doesn’t belong here

  20. izmild

    I’ll collect them! Very nice posters…

  21. shanagwa

    That first dark knight poster is really cheesy. I hate that batman card it looks like generic and stupid. There are some pretty good ones but you aren’t very selective.

  22. sonora

    while i know we are not delving into posters before 2000, i would like to suggest the poster for the 1997 movie The Game with Michael Douglas’s face becoming the puzzle fragments… If you liked these you will enjoy this:
    http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/the-game-1997-poster.jpg

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  24. Erin

    I am disapointed with this list. alot of these were so….boring. Not creative at all. What happened? you couldn’t spend as much time with this list as you did the other stuff on this site?

  25. Ihtesham

    Thats a great list and beautiful posters also.

  26. Mr Mirror

    ok… how’s that knife reflection possible again???
    (American Psycho Poster)

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