50 Greatest Movie Lobby Cards

Blade Runner (1982)

The Card: Vertigo-inducing advert for Ridley Scott’s seminal futuristic sci-fi.

Why It's So Cool: It’s Deckard. Pulling a toughnuts expression. While hanging off a really high building.

Star Wars (1977)

The Card: A simplistic ‘screen shot’ approach that pilfers an exciting moment from the movie.

Why It's So Cool: It’s Chewie. And Solo. Firing at something. While striking action movie poses. Awesome.

Game Of Death (1979)

The Card: A German advertisement for Bruce Lee’s defining fight flick.

Why It's So Cool: Lee’s wearing that iconic yellow bodysuit, which Tarantino would later pinch/pay homage to for Kill Bill .

Jurassic Park (1993)

The Card: Beautifully ominous, with that recognisable Jurassic Park logo and that punchline of a tagline.

Why It's So Cool: It could have been an audience’s first glimpse at the film’s standout T-Rex attack.

Paths Of Glory (1957)

The Card: A comic-book-y ad for Kirk Douglas’ devastating war flick.

Why It's So Cool: Kirk Douglas looks every bit the hero you can believe in.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

The Card: A snapshot from Francis Ford Coppola’s defining war film.

Why It's So Cool: It’s nothing too over-the-top, but it’s a memorable moment from the film involving Martin Sheen.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Card: The Italian lobby card for Stanley Kubrick’s gorgeous space opera.

Why It's So Cool: It’s flashy but not too flashy, promising ravishing visuals in a film that pushed special effects forward exponentially.

Grease (1978)

The Card: Advertising the ‘50s-set high school musical.

Why It's So Cool: The black oufits. The baby blues. And the hair. A recipe for cool if there ever was one.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

The Card: Revealing that Sarah Connor’s changed some since the first Terminator movie.

Why It's So Cool: It’s Sarah Connor. With a gun. Oh my.

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Card: No, not a dodgy ‘80s rock band, but The Lost Boys ’ vampire quota.

Why It's So Cool: Moody stares and threads with attitude. Even the kid has a military jacket.