A major part of building anticipation for films is the extensive promotion campaigns that studios undertake. The most tangible part of these promotions are movie posters; 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 moviegoers’ hearts.
Thousands of posters are released every year, ranging from atrocious things that scorch the eyes to works of art that are worthy of hanging in museums. Now that the year is complete, it’s time to ask, which of 2013’s posters were the best?
In order to answer that question, I’ve sorted through the magnitude of posters released this past year and whittled my list down to the 10 best.
A few things to keep in mind before diving in: This list is exclusively for posters that were released in 2013, therefore, some one-sheets for movies that hit theaters in early 2013 aren’t eligible, despite being for a 2013 film. Also, this list is exclusively based on the quality of the poster, not of the film.
So, without further ado, here are the top 10 movie posters of 2013.