While I stuck to my genre-loving guns in my Top 10 Films of 2012 and Top 10 Trailers of 2012, I’m happy to branch out a bit more with respect to the year’s ten best movie posters. Here’s where I get pretentious. Posters have the difficult task of attracting attention, holding it long enough to convey a message and getting that message across without the use of sound or motion (normally). I prefer posters that are minimalist in nature and leave you with an iconic image that you’ll forever associate with the film. Bonus points are given to those posters that offer layered meanings tied into the movie in question and which inspire curiosity in the picture. What follows are the year’s ten best posters from a mix of big budget and lesser known movies. Hit the jump to check them out.