50 Greatest Movie Posters Of 2011

The Innkeepers

The Poster: Looks sort of like the cover of a really terrible pulp fiction novel, which only adds to its kooky charm.

Coolest Detail: The ornate branding of the film’s title.

Mothers Day

The Poster: Beautiful in its simplicity, as a bunch of inconspicuous roses bleed all over the poster.

Coolest Detail: It’s rated 18! And it really is, this being one of the most inventively violent movies we’ve seen in ages.


The Poster: A magical number as Hugo (Asa Butterfield) dangles from the hand of a giant clock. While snow falls prettily around him.

Coolest Detail: The tiny bit that says ‘A Martin Scorsese Film’, of course.

Source Code

The Poster: Run, Jake, run! Mr Gyllenhaal grips a gun as he chases across strange little memory tiles in pursuit of the truth and redemption.

Coolest Detail : Jake’s action man pose.

Meeks Cutoff

The Poster: An illustration of Michelle Williams holding a rifle, which is itself lifted from a scene in the movie.

Coolest Detail: Any time a woman in a traveller’s frock wields a rifle is cool in our books.

Super 8

The Poster: Gravity-defying oddity that sometimes looks like waves rolling onto a beach, sometimes like a waterfall.

Coolest Detail: Those two bigwig names. Spielberg and Abrams together at last.

The Hangover Part 2

The Poster: Gives us déjà vu all over again as Brad Cooper and co look absolutely wrecked after a night out on the town.

Coolest Detail: Ed Helms’ tattoo.


The Poster: Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton have a chest-off as pugilists in this Rocky -like fight flick..

Coolest Detail: Hardy. Naturally.


The Poster: Another folded-up old-school effort, as Rainn Wilson plays a wannabe superhero.

Coolest Detail: That amazing catchphrase. Shut up crime, indeed.

Fright Night

The Poster: Colin Farrell’s fanged nasty hangs in the background as Anton Yelchin gives us a look that means business. Meanwhile, the sun’s setting, which makes the colours all kinds of pretty…

Coolest Detail: Yelchin gripping an axe. Who knew he could be a bad boy?

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.