Monday, December 14, 2009

Best Movie Posters of the Decade

Since I'm nowhere near ready to post my list of the decade's best films (still lots of re-watching left to do) I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and reveal my picks for the decade's ten best movie posters. As many readers know already, I reveal my choices for the year's best posters every December but this time the stakes have been raised considerably higher to encompass the entire '00's. It was tough narrowing it down to just ten but these are my absolute favorites, along with a runners-up list. Those interested in checking out two other recent best poster lists to compare and contrast can click on these:

Roger Ebert's Great Movie Poster's of the Decade
(No offense meant to Roger but I actually think many of his choices are underwhelming and a few, like Juno, would more likely appear on my worst list)

theauteurs.com-Adrian Curry's Movie Posters of the Decade (I like this one a lot better and not just because we agree on the #1 pick)

I'm actually going to dispense with the commentaries this time since I've already weighed in on many of these already and nothing more needs to be spelled out or said about the great artwork below. All these images speak for themselves (click to enlarge).



10. The Dark Knight (2008)






9. Lord of War (2005)





8. Wonderland (2003)






7. Walk The Line (2005)






6. Moon (2009)






5. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)






4. Hard Candy (2006)





3. The Cooler (2003)





2. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)






1. Funny Games (2008)





Runners-Up (Alphabetically)




Adaptation (2002)




The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)





The Bank Job (2008)





Bobby (2006)





Brick (2006)






The Brothers Bloom (2009)





The Brown Bunny (2004)






Captivity (2008)






Children of Men (2006)






Cloverfield (2008)






Control (2007)





The Dark Knight (2008)






The Descent (2006)






Die Another Day (2002)





Donnie Darko (2001)






Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)






The Fountain (2006)





 

The Girlfriend Experience (2009)




The Good Shepherd (2006)




Gran Torino (2008)



Hell Ride (2008)





High Fidelity (2000)






Hot Rod (2007)





I'm Not There (2007)






The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
(2009)





In Bruges
(2008)





Inland Empire (2006)





Little Children (2006)






The Manchurian Candidate (2004)






Michael Clayton (2007)






Moon (2009)






My Blueberry Nights (2008)






No Country For Old Men (2007)






Order of Chaos (2009)






Premonition (2007)





The Proposition (2006)





Rambo (2008)






The Rules of Attraction (2002)






Savages (2007)






Synecdoche, New York (2008)






Thank You For Smoking (2006)





Taking Woodstock (2009)






V For Vendetta (2006)






We Own The Night
(2007)





The Wrestler (2008)


1 comment:

The Film Connoisseur said...

I always loved that Lord of War poster, so original.

That V for Vendetta one should be one of the best of the decade, excellent art and design.