Seems every year it’s a new record of movies released to the public, and that means every year it’s a new record of posters to go along with them. Designing entertainment posters can be a notoriously dour job as multiple people with varying viewpoints (and experience) get their say on how the work should be represented, resulting in frequently compromised and dull marketing. But every so often something escapes into the wild with its creative soul obviously intact, and this gallery of the 24 best movie posters of 2018 celebrates everything eye-popping, amusing, provocative, and unexpected!
The Comic-Con poster gives the epic proportion a kaiju battle royale deserves, without needing to juxtapose buildings or human objects for scale.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The devious angle, off-proportion Michael Myers, and knife-etched title gives this teaser its violent beauty.
Most Spidey posters emphasize action and speed, but this poster evokes those brief seconds of hangtime Spider-Man experiences at the peak of his swinging arc before the world, and all its problems, come crashing in towards him. (Yes, we played the hell out of the PS4 game this year.)
Into the Spider-Verse
An unsettling, vaguely horrific poster to illustrate ‘s game of royal humiliation.
The poster confronts the provocative contradiction of its movie’s title with grit, humor, and wit.
theatrically screened for the first time in China this year, and the accompanying poster embraces the film’s gentle, georgic wonder in fluffy comfort.
My Neighbor Totoro
The Purge series has always subverted American iconography like the Statue of Liberty in its marketing, but this gutsy teaser cannonballs right into politics’ lake of fire.
The detailed characters and militaristic typesetting give the eyes lots to wander upon as the brain processes ‘ bizarre premise.
Isle of Dogs
Perhaps no other horror movie is as defined by the color scheme as the original ; the remake poster makes its statement with a buttoned-down, autumn-worthy pastiche of orange and grey and a spraying burst of red.
A title as good as only needs to appear somewhere on the poster for it to work, so to applying it on this Italian-leathered throwback design is simply cream on the cadaver.
Let the Corpses Tan
The golden brown of ‘s logo suggests a movie of glory days fondly remembered, while the poster’s open space remarks on the unlimited potential of childhood.
A cosmic and curious poster with a choice critic’s quote that’s catnip for cinephiles.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
The folks behind Turbo Kid just can’t help themselves, delivering another eye-catching throwback with . Gosh, how long Summer of 84 has it been since we’ve seen the skull with human hair on some cover art?
Nobody expects a poster to parody Deadpool 2 Flashdance, but now that it’s been willed into existence, we can’t picture Wade without it.
Lovely use of flat symmetry broken up by carefully placed elements, like the ooze drip at top or the cascading logo.
The poster might be more confounding than intriguing, but it gets by on the quality of the artwork.
I Think We’re Alone Now
With , it’s about knowing that a good title and a fierce look is all that needs to be sold.
The ouroubos, tagline, and title are all working in circular sync for the poster.
A softly psychedelic poster for , about 13 female NASA test pilots in 1959, and whose faces appear in the shuttle launch plume.
Chasing after a lost teen in a coming-of-age drama ought to be immediately exciting to everybody, but if you’re not convinced, the vibrant poster makes it look like a breezy, globetrotting adventure.
The team had no easy task selling a vague, twisty mystery like this, but the marketing’s soft pastel colors ironically are a bold, eye-catching move, while the motif of shapes constricting the lead actresses hints at the tightening thrills experienced within the film.
: A last capturing of what it feels like after a long, always-healthy day spent on the internet.
We’re no longer butt-holding for anything approaching intellect in the Jurassic series, but at least some cleverness found a way into ‘s marketing with this seemingly light mockery of floating heads poster syndrome.
This e-gaming is part of a bizarre series of Japanese posters featuring our space hunters engaged in “extreme” activities like breakdancing, skateboarding, and dunking a basketball. Did somebody at Fox accidentally send Japan a VHS of Predator Predator 2 as a reference point?