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Best Posters of the Year (2013 edition)

January 4, 2014

Happy Saturday! It is time, once again, to check out all of the…

As you know I love checking out and collecting movie posters! With teases of what to expect from the featured film, posters are one of my favorite parts of the whole cinematic experience. If you love movie posters like I do, then you are likely to enjoy the latest ones of the week!

But, instead of it being the new posters of the WEEK, my friend, Bubbawheat (from Flights, Tights and Movie Nights) and I both share our thoughts on the best movie posters of the YEAR! It’s been a fun year looking at these posters week after week and some have been really amazing while others have been really awful. In continuance with all of the “Best and Worst” lists of 2013, below we present to you the BEST POSTERS OF 2013 (in no particular order). The first few rows are my picks and the last few rows are Bubbawheat’s! Enjoy these silent movie promoters that are our picks of the litter from last year!

(To view the fullscreen slideshow, click on any one of the posters below and scroll through with the arrow keys.)

Thoughts:

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It is interesting to look back through so many posters (there were a TON this past year) and see just how many great posters were made for bad movies! haha. I have very much enjoyed spotlighting them each week or so here and collecting more of them over the year. I own a couple of the ones in our picks and have them hanging in my house! Some movie posters just scream a need to know more about them (like that one for The Brass Teapot and Gravity). I thought it interesting that both of us picked a poster for Maniac although different ones.

Some great posters altogether (I can’t wait to see this year’s offerings) and I have a hard time picking out the ONE or TWO that would be my favorites of the year, but if I have to, I choose:

My faves of the year: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Saving Mr. Banks.

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I can’t believe I’ve been commenting on these poster here for almost a year, starting off just in the comments section before getting so wordy that I muscled my way into the post proper. It’s been a lot of fun and really has been one of the highlights of my blogging week. Looking back through the posters highlighted throughout the year is quite interesting to see our thoughts on the posters before knowing what the movie actually ended up being compared to looking back on several of the ones that I’ve seen, or at least know much more about now. Some posters make much more sense, especially The Conjuring, and others suffer from the taint surrounding the movie, like 47 Ronin. It’s no surprise to me, but I found myself much more drawn to the stylized and minimalist posters and they will be heavily represented in my top 11, because I couldn’t quite narrow it down to 10. They are in no order, though Spring Breakers and Maniac were two of my absolute favorites this year.

My faves of the year: Maniac (the 2nd one) and Springbreakers

I’ve really enjoyed presenting these posters each week alongside Bubbawheat and it is always fun to read your comments. Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites from 2013? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! :)

Special thanks to Bubbawheat of Flights, Tights and Movie Nights for joining me today in sharing this special year-end edition of “New Posters of the Week”.

On to 2014

-T, The Focused Filmographer

Don’t forget to check out my other lists so far:

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2014 12:36 pm

    It’s interesting because I usually get to read your thoughts first before adding mine, this time it was the other way around. I think it’s interesting that we didn’t pick any of the same posters, though you have several that were in my top 20, like Escape from Tomorrow, Iron Man 3, 47 Ronin, Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen, and the Conjuring. In fact, I don’t disagree with any of your choice. Great year!

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    • January 4, 2014 12:38 pm

      Wait, I guess the Hobbit was on both of our lists since it was your favorite :)

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      • January 4, 2014 12:44 pm

        It was so fun reading your thoughts this time. I had my picks made earlier on the week and found it funny that none of our picks were the same. After looking at them all I had to choose your pick as one of my top 2!
        Good picks. I had some of yours in my top 25 before narrowing them down. Thanks for being a part! A fun year.

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  2. January 4, 2014 5:43 pm

    Some amazing picks here! The poster for Escape From Tomorrow was what inspired me to watch the film – I can say that the poster is better than the film itself. I love the Gravity poster and the Spring Breakers one as well!

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    • January 4, 2014 6:45 pm

      Thanks Anna. Bubbawheat and I enjoy dissecting the posters each week. It’s fun to look at them now in retrospect. I will remember your advice on Escape from Tomorrow when I brave seeing it. :)

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  3. January 4, 2014 6:41 pm

    Great choices. I also love August:Osage County where Julia Roberts is wrestling Meryl Streep to the ground.

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    • January 4, 2014 6:44 pm

      Ooh, a good one. That one just makes you scratch your head wondering what is going on and what it must’ve been like to be in that room as they filmed that scene. I wonder if they had to shoot several takes just because people might’ve been laughing.

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    • January 4, 2014 8:21 pm

      I remember that one as well, reminded me a bit of the This is the End poster, only with Actresses less likely to be involved in that sort of activity.

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  4. January 5, 2014 3:41 pm

    Some great choices from both of you. And yes, it’s funny how often a good poster goes with a bad movie.

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  5. January 5, 2014 4:14 pm

    Such a cool list! I love the isolation of that Gravity one-sheet, and the solemn creativity of Concussion. But nothing tops that Spring Breakers poster for me. Whatta gem

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  6. January 7, 2014 4:18 am

    Nice!

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