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.

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.