50 Greatest Movie Posters Of 2011

Red Sonja

The Poster: Starring Rose McGowan as the titular redhead sitting atop a mountain of grinning skulls. What’s not to love?

Coolest Detail: It’s for a film that will never even get made (at least probably not with McGowan), making it something of a rarity.


The Poster: Seth Rogen’s face says it all as Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes a razor to his hair.

Coolest Detail: Gordon-Levitt, one of the coolest actors working today.

Green Hornet

The Poster: Simple but effective, as Britt (Seth Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) circle the Black Beauty.

Coolest Detail: The car’s headlights, which are somehow creating the image of a hornet.

Drive Angry 3D

The Poster: Subtle as a bullet in the forehead, but so’s the film, as Nic Cage looks moody and Amber Heard looks sexy. And moody.

Coolest Detail: Cage is driving a car that’s on fire .

The Adjustment Bureau

The Poster: Matt Damon and Emily Blunt get dressed up to the nines and then sprint across rooftops. As you do.

Coolest Detail: The looming, portentous shadows on the buildings. These two are gonna find it hard to hide around here.

Friends With Benefits

The Poster: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis show off their great chemistry. And amazing skin.

Coolest Detail: It took us a couple of looks before we realised that Timberlake and Kunis are doing something really rude with their hands.

Arthur Christmas

The Poster: A cheeky one sheet that plays along with the film’s notion that there’s nothing at the North Pole whatsoever. Except, you know, thousands of elves and the Claus family.

Coolest Detail: The hi-tech Christmas tree logo. Very cutting edge.


The Poster: Sweeping, bronzed, ornate, beautiful. And that’s just Henry Cavill.

Coolest Detail: Just about everyone from the film is featured here somewhere. (Yes, you really have to look closely.)


The Poster: So grungy it looks like it’s been folded up in a box in the garage for the past 30 years. Which is exactly why we love it.

Coolest Detail: JGL’s profile. The fag smoke. Those lightning letters. Amazing.


The Poster: A spare, bleached poster that only needs Saoirse Ronan wielding a bow to grab our attention.

Coolest Detail: The title fontface. Unconventional and delicious.

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.