All of our favorite movies went a long way before they were developed into the final flick. At the very beginning, each of them was just a simple concept born in a filmmaker's mind which had to be communicated to a variety of different professionals involved in the process. How do they do that, you may wonder? Well, probably the easiest way is just to sketch out what they created with their imagination.

Clearly, pre-visualization is an important part of filmmaking. Envisioning how something will look and actually seeing it are two different things. So, to create the best possible sequence of actions for a movie, creators use storyboards to show the whole progress. Storyboarding usually doesn't require any drawing skills. As long as you are able to send the idea across, you're good to go. That's why so many famous directors aren't afraid to make rough and loose sketches for the masterpieces they are creating. Of course, some of them hire professional storyboarding artists who make the movie look just as good on paper as they will look on film.

We here at Bored Panda decided to explore the world of movie pre-visualization and gathered some interesting sketches of well-known movies. Scroll below for the list!

#1

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

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RoseTheMad
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1 month ago

Sorcerers Stone? More like Philosopher's.... also, this isn't even philosophers stone either. It's Order Of The Phoenix... e_e

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#2

Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019)

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 month ago

Low key my drawing skills

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#3

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Moulin Rouge (2001)

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James Thompson
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4 weeks ago

Looks like a comic book! Very cool!

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#4

It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two (2019)

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HorrorWeirdo
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1 month ago

The drawing’s actually really good... At least a hundred times better than mine! :’) And also I love the chair This made me laugh

#5

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

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Katie and Jared Coates
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1 month ago

That kitty is packing

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#6

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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ChickyChicky
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1 month ago

A comic of a movie of a comic.

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#7

Psycho (1960)

Psycho (1960)

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HorrorWeirdo
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1 month ago

It’s soo cool that this exists... and in so much detail too! Love this <3

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#8

Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)

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Himanshu Raj
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4 weeks ago

It's crazy how this man thinks and brings us such complex worlds.

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#9

Midsommar (2019)

Midsommar (2019)

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Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
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4 weeks ago

Wait what? There is a Swedish movie?

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#10

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

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rai mei
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1 month ago

on the 6th panel... what am I looking at? (serious question, I just can't figure it out..)

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#11

Mâdadayo (1993)

Mâdadayo (1993)

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Anais Rodin
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4 weeks ago

the drawing is also really good here

#12

It (2017)

It (2017)

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HorrorWeirdo
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1 month ago

The drawing’s really good! I like it :DDDD

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#13

No Country For Old Men (2007)

No Country For Old Men (2007)

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#14

Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2019)

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M.J.
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4 weeks ago

The Movie is awesome!

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#15

Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy (2004)

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Tara Hermon
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1 month ago

Indeed

#16

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

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The Queer Reader
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4 weeks ago

That is bright red. Wow

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#17

Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009)

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#18

Ran (1985)

Ran (1985)

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
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1 month ago

Kurosawa (the director) painted all the scenes himself during a seven year period, and then went to look for funding to actually realize his vision.

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#19

Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

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bLaCk WiDoW
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1 month ago

hugh jackman tho

#20

Ali (2001)

Ali (2001)

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Katie and Jared Coates
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1 month ago

Looks like a cool manga.

#21

The Nun (2018)

The Nun (2018)

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Ronald nopuente
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1 month ago

this is me Hangry at 1:20PM

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#22

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

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bLaCk WiDoW
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1 month ago

It's crazy how special effects in movies have evolved... even over the last five years or so

#23

Justice League (2017)

Justice League (2017)

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

This movie is not iconic.

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#24

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Tara Hermon
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1 month ago

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Not iconic, not iconic at all

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#25

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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