30 Best 90s Movie Posters

Fargo (1996)

Representative Of The Film? The Coen Brothers’ film is a murder mystery marvel that cleverly pairs a police procedural with a homespun heroine whom everybody underestimates. The poster’s a warm send-up of that twee nod-wink.

Coolest Detail: It’s a scene from the film re-created in cross-stitching – low-tech cool.

The Lion King (1994)

Representative Of The Film? Beautiful, atmospheric and eye-catching all in one go, just like Disney’s emotional big-hitter.

Coolest Detail: It manages to be magical with little more than a bit of sun and stars, which is no mean feat.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Representative Of The Film? Much of T2 is about the T-800 being the coolest cyborg ever to grace the big screen (alright, T-1000 aside), and this poster lets us know that beautifully.

Coolest Detail: Arnie of course – and in particular that glowing red eye.

American Beauty (1999)

Representative Of The Film? Kevin Spacey’s lustful obsession with Mena Suvari is what kick-starts this story, and leads to that most infamous of dream sequences.

Coolest Detail: It’s suggestive and sexy without being obscene.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Representative Of The Film? Minimalistic, relatively bleak, but with undeniable style. Yep, that’s Reservoir Dogs alright.

Coolest Detail: Harvey Keitel simply rocks those shades.

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Representative Of The Film? Malkovich is all about the titular John, so yup. Also, there’s a bit where everybody literally looks just like John Malkovich, which makes it doubly fitting.

Coolest Detail: It’s a sea of Malkoviches!

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Representative Of The Film? In short: no. This is a clever, artistic bit of shivery foreboding. The real film is clunky and as subtle as a lightsabre in the eye.

Coolest Detail: That ominous shadow.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

Representative Of The Film? Terry Gilliam’s substance-sozzled drama takes mind-bending to an extreme, making this distorted image of Jonny Depp a perfect embodiment of the film's trippy content.

Coolest Detail: Those bug-eyed glasses, which effortlessly convey a sense of total highdom.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Representative Of The Film? It turns the film’s plot – two salesmen discover they could face the chop in a week if they don’t pull their weight – into an emotive, stomach-churning image. Perfect.

Coolest Detail: It almost looks like he’s giving Kevin Spacey the finger…

Jurassic Park (1993)

Representative Of The Film? It’s the same emblem that’s used in the movie, and a fitting reflection of the film’s theme park ride thrills.

Coolest Detail: Those bushes under the title logo – could something nasty be lurking in there?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.