In 2012 we saw some phenomenal films, with some very anticipated movies making their way to theatres. Part of building anticipation is through the extensive promotion studios do for films. The most tangible part of promotion are the movie posters that are released. These excellent works of art can be taken home and hung on your wall, unlike trailers or TV spots, giving them a special place in film-lovers’ hearts.
Thousands of posters are released every year, ranging from atrocious things that scorch the eyes to works of art that are worth of hanging in museums. Now that the year is complete, it’s time to ask, which of the year’s posters are the best?
In order to answer that question, I’ve sorted through the magnitude of posters released for the great films of the year and the not so great. It was extremely difficult to leave some quality posters off the list, but I’ve whittled it down to the best 10 of the year.
A few things to keep in mind before diving in: This list is exclusively for posters that were released in 2012, therefore, some one-sheets for movies that hit theaters in early 2012 aren’t eligible, despite being for a 2012 film. Also, this list is exclusively based on the quality of the poster, not of the film.
Click below to start the countdown.