The 10 Most Memorable 90s Movie Posters

Movie posters are a big draw when it comes to promoting the films they advertise. If the poster looks good then there’s a chance that people might be excited to go see the film. If it looks bland or too vague there’s a lesser chance that anyone’s really going to notice or even think of giving the film a chance. In the 1990’s movie posters were known to be big, bold, and in some cases extreme in their use of colors and visuals. Some made do with less, some did a lot more and found a great deal of success. It’s all a matter of how well the artists and photographers were able to strike a balance on the final image.

Admit it, if a poster looks that good then you’ll at least give a thought to going to see the movie, or perhaps thinking it might be worth a look.

10. Goodfellas

The criminal element in movies has always been an easy draw and Hollywood knows this. Even if half of the material is made up or even glamorized beyond it’s true scope, society tends to love a good gangster flick.

9. Titanic

This scene alone helped to drive the epic that was Titanic and sent people in droves to local theaters to see the movie again and again. It didn’t seem to matter that the ill-fated ocean liner was going to crash and go down each time, some people actually saw the film again and again.

8. The Matrix

It might have looked like another action movie but coupled with the previews the Matrix got a lot of people interested simply because of the idea and the plot that was being pushed forward. Anything this revolutionary was bound to be a hit in the 90’s.

7. The Lion King

The powerful scenery, the story of the circle of life, and the epic tale of revenge and redemption helped to drive this story as the poster showed a scene of such elegant and powerful imagery that people were hooked.

6. The Silence of The Lambs

On the surface it looks like basic if somewhat bland picture that doesn’t say a lot about the movie. And in truth the title and the image didn’t have a whole lot to do with the entire plot. But the poster was what really drew people before they knew just what the film was about.

5. Jurassic Park

The poster kind of says it all in this case. You just knew that you were in for an adventure when this image was released along with the first trailer. Since then it’s been synonymous with adventure and danger.

4. Forrest Gump

It’s so simple and yet it’s so telling. Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone is willing to take the trip back down that particular lane.

3. Mrs. Doubtfire

Anytime Robin Williams was smiling you knew it was going to be a good flick. And he was smiling a lot when it came to the posters.

2. Se7en

Gritty, dark, chaotic, and layered with a grimy sort of feel that speaks to the films subject and overall experience, Seven was without a doubt one of the most disturbing films of the 90’s. That’s why it’s still remembered even now.

1. Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace

The poster held such promise and the beginnings of something so grand that everyone flocked to the theater to be a part of it. However it would meet with mixed reviews from critics and even diehard fans that had been waiting anxiously to see how the dreaded Darth Vader began.

Movie posters are almost like a promise for the film they represent. Sadly not all of them can deliver.


Add Comment

The Top Five Fight Scenes in Warrior
Doctor Who Season 12
Thirteenth Doctor Answers Doctor Who Questions From Twitter
Arrow Season 8
Stephen Amell Reveals He had a Panic Attack when Arrow Ended
A Space Camp Remake is Happening on Disney Plus
World War Z
There’s Still Hope for a World War Z Sequel
Disney Appears to Be Moving Forward with National Treasure 3
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel 2 is Happening With a New Director
The Entire C-3PO And R2-D2 Story Finally Explained in this Video
Harry Hamlin Says Playing a Gay Man Ruined his Movie Career
Taylor Dunklin
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Taylor Dunklin
Freema Agyeman
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Freema Agyeman
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jaime Lee Kirchner
Sinister Six
Check Out This Awesome Sinister Six Fan-Made Trailer
Five Superheroes Outside of Marvel and DC that need their own Movies
Joker Movie
Five DC Characters That Should Be in The Joker Sequel
Why Hawkman’s Introduction into the DCEU is so Important
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Five Things We Need to see in the Next Batman Arkham Game
Cyberpunk 2077
The Top Five Most Anticipated Video Games of 2020
A Cool Metal Cover of Guile’s Theme From Street Fighter
Fun Cover of the Overworld Theme from Super Mario Bros 3