As another year draws to a close, it’s time to kick off the annual rankings. First up, here are our top film posters of 2018 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
The runners up…
It was a tough call this year but here’s our top ten…
10. Game Night (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein)
More than one of the Game Night posters could have made our list but it was the maze aesthetic and vintage hues that stood this one apart. Read our review here.
9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Not the only Netflix film to make the top ten, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs‘ poster has a gorgeous leather texture to it and the best font of any on the list. Read our review here.
8. Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)
A divisive film but bold poster. We can’t take our eyes of this one, just like it can’t us.
7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard)
Western influences ooze out of this one. Solo might have bombed at the box office but this heated beauty leaves us feeling warm and nostalgic. Read our review here.
6. Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
As posters go, this is almost unbelievably sparse and we love it. Whilst the grain and shading here reflect the film’s peerless cinematography, the story is captured too. Read our review here.
5. First Man (Damien Chazelle)
Look at the intensity in those eyes, whilst you bathe in the luminescent shards of light that erupt around them. Epic. Read our review here.
4. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
Oh my. Isn’t this just a delight? It’s been a long year since The Shape of Water was on screens but this image as been ingrained in our memories throughout. If the floating embrace isn’t enough, the shell-pattern backdrop evokes the auditoriums we weeped in. Read our review here.
3. Winchester (Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig)
Proof that even a dreadful film can boast a great poster, Winchester’s offering does a better job at getting into its protagonist’s head than the actual script. It’s a lovely job. Read our review here.
2. BlackkKlansman (Spike Lee)
Provocative, striking, witty and neatly era specific, the BlackkKlansman poster earns its place as number two on our ranking with ease. Read our review here.
1. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
If the very best film posters gain an extra lift once their feature has been viewed, this one for You Were Never Really Here is the best. Capturing the fragmentary essence of the film’s protagonist, the poster teases the plot and channels is subtle beauty. The colouring dazzles and Phoenix looks great. Read our review here.