Best movie posters of all time
The oldest film on this list, Metropolis also has the most expensive film poster of all time. Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly bought it for $690,000, which sounds impressive but is just him being a man-child who hasn’t grown out of decorating his apartment with posters, when you think about it.
Not only is this poster creepy as hell, it’s also full of secrets—the moth references Buffalo Bill’s transformation, and the skull (made from six naked women) was inspired by master of creepiness Salvador Dalí.
Taking an iconic book (and book cover) and turning it into an iconic movie (and movie poster) is no small feat, but Stanley Kubrick did it.
The shaky “homemade” movie makes you scared to close your eyes; the poster makes you scared to open them.
What’s more famous, the “phone home” quote or this shot of BFFs E.T. and Elliott?
No offense, Chris Pratt, but the OG park has one of the greatest posters of all time.
Find this poster in its natural habitat: the rooms of countless girls who have never watched the actual movie and on Etsy pages galore.
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