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50 Greatest Movie Posters Of 2011

Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2

The Poster: Super-shiny artwork for the cult slasher sequel, which stars scream queen Danielle Harris. And blokes wearing skull masks.

Coolest Detail: Those wicked blades.

Bad Teacher

The Poster: Lousy movie, funny poster, as Cameron Diaz gets into character as the titular bad educator.

Coolest Detail: The cheeky tagline. We bet she doesn’t.

The Beaver

The Poster: Uses the ‘beaver card’ featured in the movie to explain the film’s plot. Pretty clever.

Coolest Detail: Mel Gibson’s face is conveniently hidden behind the beaver. Yeah, yeah, that’s the point of the movie, but it can’t have hurt post-Melgate.

The Deep Blue Sea

The Poster: An evocative still from the movie that makes us feel those destructive flames of passion.

Coolest Detail: The name ‘Terence Davies’.

Crazy Stupid Love

The Poster: Starring Steve Carell and Marisa Tomei’s very shapely calf. As well as all those other A-listers. But mostly Marisa Tomei’s calf.

Coolest Detail: It’s sort of a poster sequel to The Graduate , what with the innocent chap finding himself seduced by a sultry woman.

Red State

The Poster: Exquisitely creepy, recalling that bit in Halloween when Michael Myers dons a bedsheet and specs.

Coolest Detail: It’s all scratched to shit. Which somehow just makes it awesome.

Scream 4

The Poster: Focussing entirely on everybody’s favourite serial killer, Ghostface.

Coolest Detail: That familiar Ghostface mask has been modified to taper into a super-sharp blade. Wish the rest of the film had been this clever.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

The Poster: Viral artwork for the much-belated prequel, which shows evolution from ape, Neanderthal and man to future ape-man.

Coolest Detail: It looks like something Banksy might scribble.

Captain America: The First Avenger

The Poster: Chris Evans protects his important bits with that iconic shield.

Coolest Detail: The updated super-suit, which combines combat togs with superhero iconography.

Another Earth

The Poster: Similar to Melancholia ’s one sheet, to be honest, as a beautiful blonde stares enigmatically right at us. Still nice to look at.

Coolest Detail: The neat double ‘o’ in the title.

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.