Mad Max: Fury RoadIf the trailers we've seen so far have been any indication, Mad Max is going to be one wild ride. But that's part of the reason why this poster, showing the calm before (or in the middle of) the storm, is so nice.
At first glance it does look like a lovely day on the bluffs. Further inspection into the bottom right corner, however, reveals that this is definitely not the case.
The GuestIt's been done time and time again, but there's something that works so well about neon colors on a black background.
In this case, the purple behind the two characters featured pops even more than they do, meaning it takes a minute for attention to go to the gun in his hand. Plus, the silhouette in the U is an excellent touch.
The Signal Another near-certainty when it comes to posters is that sci-fi movies are going to have more smart, creative promotion than any other genre.
With this poster for The Signal, the repetitiveness and bleak color scheme make for an absolutely captivating look.
WhiplashThe majority of the time it's true that really cool movies have really cool posters. That's definitely the case for this one-sheet from Whiplash, as a drumstick becomes a plank, walked to the chaos and intensity that lies in wait.
As Above, So BelowLong before I knew anything about As Above So Below, I saw this poster, and that was enough to have me really excited.
It's quite bold, as flipping a national landmark on its head isn't something you do for just any movie. The colors aren't too strong either, and the perfect tints of red and black make for something that could be far more than a movie poster.
The DoubleThere hasn't been a truly remarkable sketched movie poster in quite some time, so this one for The Double gets bonus points off the bat for going with that bold style.
But it isn't on the list just for the style, as the poster is also a fully captivating piece of promotion for a fully captivating movie.
The Hateful Eight The old black white and red all over joke has a new answer with this poster for Tarantino's eight movie.
It's got a wagon, it's got a trail of blood and it's got the balance required for any memorable sheet. I especially like the red border, as it further enforces the period of the piece.
EnemyDenis Villeneuve’s Enemy had a lot of really cool posters, but the best of the batch is this one designed by Jay Shaw.
The dissolving faces are perfect for the movie, and the balance of the frame makes for something that I found myself looking at again and again.
BirdmanBirdman was one of the most interesting movies of 2014, and the special-edition minimalist posters that were released for it were no exception.
Featuring scenes from a few American cities, Birdman lies in wait, looking down on the people below.
A pretty sleek sheet if you ask me.
Interstellar All of the IMAX original posters for Interstellar could have topped this list, but in fairness to other films, I decided to only include one.
Of the three main sheets done by Kevin Dart, this is by far my favorite. Saturn looks marvelous, plus the brightness of the wormhole works so well with the shadows and darkness of the sky.
The artwork is absolutely marvelous here, and truly captures the beauty of Nolan's film.