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50 Greatest Movie Posters Of 2011

The Mechanic

The Poster: A simple black, white and orange one-sheet that tells us everything we need to know about the movie – it stars Jason Statham, and there will be guns.

Coolest Detail: The gun is made up of a load of other guns. And guns are cool.

Cowboys & Aliens

The Poster: The film was a slight pulpy disappointment, but there’s no denying this is a killer image, playing with Western iconography and adding a little splash of sci-fi.

Coolest Detail: Daniel Craig, who makes for a mean-ass cowboy.

Contagion

The Poster: An official-papers-aping one sheet that cleverly takes its title from all the locations around the world that have apparently been infected.

Coolest Detail: That cast list. Whew.

The Devils Double

The Poster: Bling central! Dominic Cooper’s painted gold (we assume Goldfinger wasn’t involved) for a ridiculously glossy one-sheet.

Coolest Detail: Gold guns!

Green With Envy

The Poster: A sunny one-sheet for Jason Segel and Amy Adams’ brand new romantic comedy.

Coolest Detail: Except, UH, it’s not for Jason Segel and Amy Adams’ brand new romantic comedy. It’s for The Muppets . Hurray!

Thor

The Poster: Dramatic reds complement the metallic blacks and greys as Chris Hemsworth scowls over his shoulder as the Thunder God.

Coolest Detail: Mjolnir, Thor’s trusty hammer. We could’ve used it this weekend putting up Ikea bookcases.

Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark

The Poster: A slimline masterpiece that plays with light and dark as creepy, four-fingered shadow-hands reach up for an unsuspecting victim.

Coolest Detail: The dimensions of the poster are pleasingly old-school. This looks like a ‘70s VHS cover.

Final Destination 5

The Poster: A super-visual reminder of one of the film’s best death scenes. Should really come with its own 3D glasses.

Coolest Detail: It’s so graphic it’s been banned from ever being used to advertise the film again after complaints about its content. Bad-ass.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Poster: As glare-y as they come, as Harry Potter and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named prepare to clash for the very last time.

Coolest Detail: It gives a real sense of finality as Harry and Voldemort come face to nose-less face.

The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn

The Poster: A shadowy, moody-looking Tintin literally paces the globe with adorable mutt Snowy.

Coolest Detail: The sand-turns-into-the-ocean segment on the right, which directly references a scene from the movie.