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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.

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.