Top 10 Posters of 2010

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On Collider, we bring you a lot of posters.  Sure, it’s marketing but that doesn’t mean they can’t be the stuff you want to hang on your walls at home.  With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 posters of 2010.  The only rule is that the posters had to come from a studio.  So if you’re wondering, “Where the hell are all the Mondo posters?!”, that’s why (they also would have taken up the entire list).

Hit the jump to check out my picks for the Top 10 Posters of 2010.

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10. The American

While it still sells the film as more of an action movie (Clooney spends more time building a gun than actually using it), I like the retro-style they went for.

9. Rabbit Hole

A film about parents grieving with the loss of their son isn’t easy to convey in poster form, but this poster does a great job of showing the emotional complexity of the characters over the course of the film.

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8. Winnebago Man

Even if you’re not aware of the Internet sensation who inspired the film, I like that they went with a hand-drawn look for the poster.  I also liked that they quoted a part of Jack Rebney’s endless, profanity-laced tirade.

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7. The Next Three Days

They didn’t have to be clever with this poster (and other posters for the film certainly weren’t), but they chose to do a little extra work and it paid off with an effective image.

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6. Devil

This would be higher on the list but they had to put “From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan” on it, a phrase which elicited laughter and booing every time I saw it in the trailer with an audience.

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5. The Expendables (Spanish Poster)

While I didn’t care much for the movie, this is a fantastic design.  While people may look at it and wonder if the movie is about acid-tripping luchadores, they’re at least going to look at it.

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4. Kick-Ass (Propaganda Posters)

Parodying famous World War II propaganda posters is a nice approach for a film that’s about regular folks joining the ranks of costumed vigilantes.

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3. The Social Network

I love the layout of this poster.  Even though it keeps the title of the film small and off to the side, it’s a striking image and features one of the year’s better taglines.

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2. Buried

You can’t go wrong mimicking Saul Bass.

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1. Black Swan (International Posters)

I bought two posters for movies that came out this year.  One was Martin Ansin’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Mondo poster.  The other was the black-and-red art-deco design for Black Swan.

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Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

The Art of the Steal

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Inception (IMAX Poster)

Let Me In

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Never Let Me Go


Waiting for “Superman”

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Monday: Top 10 Posters of 2010

Tuesday: Top 10 Trailers of 2010

Wednesday: Best Performances, Directing, and other Miscellany of 2010

Thursday: Worst 5 of 2010

Friday: Top 10 of 2010




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