Annlyel explores her favorite movie posters of the last decade. How many make your favorites list?
The marketing for a film or tv show is tantamount to that project’s success. Of course, some do marketing better than others. And sometimes the best marketing for a new movie or tv show is simply a poster. I’m here to share my 20 favorite posters of the last ten years and why they’ve made it on my list. So, with no further delay, here are the first five posters.
20. A Riddle for The Batman
Part of the reason why I am actually excited for The Batman this Friday is that it has had some interesting posters. And this one in particular, simplistic yet bold, pits the antagonist versus the protagonist in a truly fascinating way. What a way to utilize The Riddler’s iconic question mark.
19. Meet Disney’s Newest Heroine, Raya
Before I ever saw a teaser for Raya and the Last Dragon I knew I was intrigued about the film simply because of the film’s title. A Disney movie about dragons? Sign me up! But when this first poster dropped, depicting a mysterious, confident warrior, I was instantly entranced. Sure enough, my gut feeling was correct, for this was undoubtedly my favorite animated movie of 2021 and one of my favorite animated films in the last few years.
18. A Poster to Remember
I remember when I saw this poster for the first time. I saw it in a movie theater and as I stared at it, trying to decipher the letters that made up the film’s title, I was utterly transfixed by its striking beauty. Still to this day, I haven’t seen a better poster for a sci-fi film than this one. It’s telling a story, a powerful story at that, and it’s beyond impressive.
17. The Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn knew exactly what he was doing when he made this movie, all the way down to the very marketing of the film itself. This poster is beautiful, from its color to its composition, everything about this poster makes me smile whenever I see it.
16. Captain Marvel Shines
Captain Marvel may have not been one of the best MCU movies but its marketing was stellar. I remember the day this poster came out. I couldn’t stop gawking at it because it was that extraordinarily beautiful. Brie Larson looks utterly powerful in this showstopper of a poster, with the golden beam of light bouncing off of her suit so impressively. Even now as I write this post, I can’t help marveling (pun totally intended) at this stunning poster. It’s impeccable.
So, those are the first five posters. Check in next time to see which other posters make my Top 20 of the Last Decade.
What are your favorite posters of the last decade? Drop a comment in the section below. We’d love to hear from you.
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!