“Minimalist” Film Posters

For awhile now I have been a fan of “minimalist” movie posters. These are the posters which show little detail, but which often say so much about a film. They are frequently very simple, clever and creative. They are thought-provoking because most of them capture the very essence of a film and can distil a whole movie at a glance; a kind of “the fewer the words, the deeper the meaning” motto, but here, instead of the words, it is lines and presentation. Rich symbolism and double-meaning also sometimes form the essential part of them. Below are twelve of my favourite examples. Do you have a favourite “minimalist” movie poster? Warning, I do not own the images presented below, and some of them can reveal important plot twists. 

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18 Responses to “Minimalist” Film Posters

  1. Steve says:

    Nice observation! So much in so little, these are genius and master art.

  2. Dino says:

    Fight Club poster is perfect. Loved it.

  3. Ken Dowell says:

    The Usual Suspects poster is great. No sure I would have appreciated it before seeing the film tough.

  4. I love The Breakfast Club one. Two I love are the poster for Anatomy of a Murder (1959). Another that I think is very effective and shows very little is Alien (1979).

  5. This are wonderful posters. I especially love Taxidriver, Her and The skin I live in, which I must say was such a great and disturbing movie that only a handful may only understand. This is simplicity at it’s best. ☺

    • dbmoviesblog says:

      Her and The Skin I Live In are some of my favourites too here. I totally agree about The Skin I Live In, a true masterpiece from Almodovar, gave it 9/10. Thanks a lot for the comment!

  6. vinnieh says:

    Wow, these posters are something else.

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