Most studios tend to put out the posters that appeal to the most people, whether or not they seem stale. Personally, I feel most movie posters have begun to blend in – they’re not art like they used to be – they’re just something quickly put together to make the film seem watchable. We’ve taken a look at some unofficial movie posters and decided they’re better than the real thing.
7. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – If we’re being honest, posters for Birdman were already pretty cool, but there’s just something that draws our attention to this one.
6. Mad Max: Fury Road – There’s something so ominous about this one. A big, dark Immorten Joe, Furiosa doing her best with a sniper and of course, Max. What more could you want?
5. The Silence of the Lambs – Maybe this one is because I recently saw the movie for the first time, I don’t know, but it’s immaculate. The contrast between the red and blue, it reminds me a bit of Jean-Luc Godard’s fascination with bleu and rogue. Let’s also not forget those hands.
4. Shindler’s List – I bought the special edition Blu-ray of Schindler’s List a few months ago and never watched it, intimidated by its over-three-hour running time. I think I’ll watch it now.
3. Blade Runner – Blade Runner is another classic I haven’t seen, but with the news of Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) helming the remake and this poster’s sudden appearance, I may have to give it a watch.
2. Ex_Machina – I have no idea where this poster came from, whether it’s truly unofficial or not, but it’s wonderful. Most posters put the focus on Alicia Vikander’s character and market it as a sexy thriller. This one changes everything.
1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – No matter how old the movie is, this is a classic poster for a classic film. My favorite most recent poster of them all.