The 40 Coolest Movie Posters Ever

Witnessing the endless parade of floating heads and nonsensical taglines can often make you forget that throughout film history, Hollywood has treated us to a parade of iconic, well-deserving posters that would make even the pokiest of flats come instantly alive.

We’ve assembled a list of the 40 coolest movie posters ever.

Anything we’ve missed? Let us know.

1. Jaws (1975)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: Roger Kastel

2. Star Wars (1977)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: Drew Struzan

3. Alien (1979)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: Bill Gold

4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: John Alvin

5. Scarface (1983)

Coolest Movie PostersArt Director: Ed Richardson

6. The Godfather (1972)

Coolest Movie PostersArt Director: Warren Clymer

7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: Dawn Baillie

8. The Exorcist (1973)

Coolest Movie Posters

Artist: Bill Gold

9. Vertigo (1958)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: Saul Bass

10. Batman (1989)

Coolest Movie PostersArtist: B.D. Fox Independent