A movie poster is the thing that initiates conversation about a film. It is the one thing a mildly intrigued film enthusiast first lays sight on as he attempts to find something about a film from its IMDB or Wikipedia page. And sometimes, a movie poster alone might pique someone’s interest in a film. For instance, many posters on this list belong to films I haven’t yet had the good fortune of viewing, but these posters have left me anticipating them with bated breath.
On the other hand, a poster might be entirely off-putting and you might end up skipping a good movie. Case in point: ‘Arrival’, a movie I had the good fortune of seeing, despite its horrendously ill-fitting poster. Also, I hope you forgive me for the brevity of the descriptions, I presume (and hope) the visual detail of the posters would suffice. So let’s check out the list of most stunning and best movie posters of 2016.
10. The Handmaiden
Detailing multiple elements of the story, the poster is exquisitely designed and not only glimpses into the film’s period setting, but also it’s folk-lore-like narrative.
9. The Lobster
Establishing the film’s absurdity, ambiguity and austerity, the poster makes it abundantly clear that Yorgos Lanthimos’s masterpiece is not for everyone. And take it from someone who saw it and is still confused about his feelings, it is not.