85 Worst Movie Posters That Spoil The First Impression
A movie poster is more than just an announcement of an upcoming film. It has to awaken your interest, hook you in, and make you curious enough to go and see the movie. To put it simply, posters have the task of selling the film to you in just one image. But with time, they have grown beyond this goal as well.
Some of the best movie posters have inspired a whole aesthetic of decorating your home or place of business, especially coffee shops and bakeries. It’s always fun to enter someone’s house or a new cafe and try to count how many of the displayed movies you have seen. You can also tell a lot about the owner’s taste in cinema based on the posters they display. Vintage movie posters have even become valuable collectibles, with cinephiles all over the world trying to get rare posters into their possession.
But while great movie posters are a form of art of their own, things happen, and bad movie posters also come to exist. Why do they happen? Reasons may vary from somebody just being a bad designer to not really knowing what the movie is about. Why such movie posters get approved is a whole different story, but at least they provide us with a reason to laugh, especially if you have actually seen the movie.
In this article you will find quite a few examples of bad poster design. Which one looks the ugliest to you? Don’t forget to vote for it. Share this article with your friends, and show us in the comments other strange, unappealing, or downright bad movie posters you have seen.
"The Ghanaian poster for Cujo is possibly amazing instead."
"Russian poster for Star Wars is crazy. Darth Vader is a cat."
"Please tell me the dog was the brains of the operation."
"Is it supposed to look like he's in the Sims?"
"Pretty sure every single thing in that poster comes from a stock photo site."
Grown UPS 2
"Wonderful posters. Hurr durr, grown men sure are infantile manchildren while women are joyless mother figures."
"I don't even remember where I saw this, but it took me no time at all to realize it's the worst one I've ever seen."
X-Men: First Class
"It should've just been the silhouettes, the faces are such a horrendous idea they should've never made it past the planning phase."
Spanish Poster For Chef Movie
User No 1 replied:
"Jesus. I couldn't even recall Robert Downey Jr. being in Chef. Was he in it for like a single scene or something?"
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Love Never Dies
"The poster's bad. The title's worse."
My Ghost Dog
"I work in health care and some of the movies that we get are these christian movie house films to show to elderly or kids and you're just like "Dude this movie looks like it'll make them feel worse." So we always end up buying the latest movies and keeping them in rotation for people to watch."
"That looks like Nicholas Cage's face on John Travolta's body... hold on, that'd make a great film!"
Blonde And Blonder
Hit By Lightning
"Still though it is almost worth mentioning twice.
3 very obvious separate pictures attempted to be pieced together + fake gun arm... just odd. Somebody got paid money for this... and then probably got another job after, and got paid for that too."
"This movie grossed a total of literally $30 in the box office on a $1.2 million budget."
Good Luck Chuck
"Everything about this poster is wrong."
Shaggy The Dog
"They put his eyes on a dog and it's just creepy."
The Accidental Husband
"Please tell me this isn't real. Was this done in Microsoft paint?"
The Bling Ring
"Font and letter spacing is shocking."
"Mark Wahlberg looks like he is scratching his back and doing a terrible job of hiding the money strapped to his waist."
A Good Day To Die Hard
"I will not have that movie spoken ill of. It is the world's greatest nap movie. I have never sat through it without falling asleep ten minutes in, and waking up to a helicopter exploding is glorious. I fell asleep to it in movie theaters, I fell asleep to it when I pirated it, and I fell asleep to it when it was on TV. I never fall asleep to movies, but that film is fucking Nyquil to me. So don't talk ill about it. I'm an insomniac and this is the only cure."
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
User No 1 said:
"It's pretty much a running joke by now that Marvel team up movies have bad posters. Nothing to qualify as the worst by any measure, but just completely uninspired photoshop hack jobs. The solo movies tend to have decent ones, but the Avengers movies and Civil War had some bad ones."
"I'm especially amused by this Age of Ultron one.
'Boss, who do we put on the poster?'
"Looks like it was made by a guy just learning Photoshop."
Meet The Deedles
"Oh gosh. I saw a trailer for that the other day."
Breakin' All The Rules
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
"Worst photoshopped poster ever."
"I love Idris Elba, but I'm fairly sure he's not an actual light source."
VictorBlimpmuscle also replied:
"Paul Walker's head looks like it's photoshopped onto a black man's neck."
Magic In The Moonlight
All About Steve
"I can't believe that I saw the movie, it makes me despise Jon Heder."
"I like Jon Heder. I feel like I must see this. I believe it'll be terrible, and not in the cool way. I feel like I vaguely remember it coming out, but then again I can't even imagine one shot."
"There's one for a film called something like Grudge Match, with an incredibly poorly photoshopped De Niro and Stallone on it. That one is a big contender for me."
"Why are Elijah Wood's hands SO big?"
"Still blows my mind that this movie actually happened. It really does look like it was based on a photoshopped movie poster made by a redditor."
Exodus: Gods And Kings
"I feel like it was a poor attempt at hiding that the "Egyptians" were being played by two white dudes."
Sniper: Special Ops
The Whole Ten Yards
"Was talking to my brother and he threw this bomb at me, Fifth Element Movie Poster."
"How hard would it have been to get the dog to lick her face?"