Robert Zemeckis - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 48

Back to the Future (1985) art by Drew Struzan
Back to the Future (1985) art by Drew Struzan




A Chronology of Robert Zemeckis Movie Posters 1978-2012.

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)


I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) Music by The Beatles. 104mins.

Nancy Allen - Pam Mitchell
Bobby Di Cicco - Tony Smerko
Marc McClure - Larry Dubois
Susan Kendall Newman - Janis Goldman
Theresa Saldana - Grace Corrigan
Wendie Jo Sperber - Rosie Petrofsky
Eddie Deezen - Richard 'Ringo' Klaus
Christian Juttner - Peter Plimpton
Will Jordan - Ed Sullivan
Dick Miller - Sergeant Brenner

IMDB rating 6.8

Used Cars (1980) Japanese poster
Used Cars (1980) Japanese poster
Used Cars (1980)
Used Cars (1980)


Used Cars (1980) Music by Patrick Williams. 113mins.

Kurt Russell - Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo
Jack Warden - Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs
Gerrit Graham - Jeff
Frank McRae - Jim, the Mechanic
Deborah Harmon - Barbara Jane Fuchs
Joe Flaherty - Sam Slaton
David L. Lander - Freddie Paris
Michael McKean - Eddie Winslow
Alfonso Arau - Manuel
Al Lewis - Judge H. H. Harrison

IMDB rating 6.6

Romancing the Stone (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)


Romancing the Stone (1984) Music by Alan Silvestri. 106mins.

Michael Douglas - Jack T. Colton
Kathleen Turner - Joan Wilder
Danny DeVito - Ralph
Zack Norman - Ira
Alfonso Arau - Juan
Manuel Ojeda - Zolo
Holland Taylor - Gloria
Mary Ellen Trainor - Elaine

IMDB rating 6.9

Back to the Future (1985) art by Drew Struzan
Back to the Future (1985) art by Drew Struzan

Back to the Future (1985) Music by Alan Silvestri. 116mins.

Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd - Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson - Lorraine Baines
Crispin Glover - George McFly
Thomas F. Wilson - Biff Tannen
Claudia Wells - Jennifer Parker
Marc McClure - Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber - Linda McFly
James Tolkan - Mr. Strickland
Casey Siemaszko - 3-D
Billy Zane - Match

IMDB rating 8.5

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Music by Alan Silvestri. 104mins.

Bob Hoskins - Eddie Valiant
Christopher Lloyd - Judge Doom
Joanna Cassidy - Dolores
Charles Fleischer - Roger Rabbit
Kathleen Turner - Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Stubby Kaye - Marvin Acme
Alan Tilvern - R.K. Maroon
Lou Hirsch - Baby Herman (voice)
Joel Silver - Raoul
Mae Questel - Betty Boop (voice)
Mel Blanc - Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Tweety Bird / Sylvester / Porky Pig (voice)

IMDB rating 7.7

Back to the Future II (1989) art by Drew Struzan
Back to the Future II (1989) art by Drew Struzan

Back to the Future II (1989) Music by Alan Silvestri. 108mins.

Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr / Marlene McFly
Christopher Lloyd - Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson - Lorraine
Thomas F. Wilson - Biff Tannen / Griff Tannen
Elisabeth Shue - Jennifer Parker / Jennifer McFly
James Tolkan - Mr. Strickland
Jeffrey Weissman - George McFly
Casey Siemaszko - 3-D
Billy Zane - Match
Jason Scott Lee - Whitey
Elijah Wood - Video Game Boy

IMDB rating 7.7

Back to the Future III (1990) art by Drew Struzan
Back to the Future III (1990) art by Drew Struzan

Back to the Future III (1990) Music by Alan Silvestri. 118mins.

Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly / Seamus McFly
Christopher Lloyd - Dr. Emmett Brown
Mary Steenburgen - Clara Clayton
Thomas F. Wilson - Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen
Lea Thompson - Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly
Elisabeth Shue - Jennifer Parker
Richard Dysart - Barbwire Salesman
Harry Carey Jr. - Saloon Old Timer
James Tolkan - Marshal James Strickland
Marc McClure - Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber - Linda McFly
Jeffrey Weissman - George McFly

IMDB rating 7.3

Death Becomes Her (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992) Spanish poster
Death Becomes Her (1992) Spanish poster


Death Becomes Her (1992) Music by Alan Silvestri. 104mins.

Meryl Streep - Madeline Ashton
Bruce Willis - Ernest Menville
Goldie Hawn - Helen Sharp
Isabella Rossellini - Lisle Von Rhuman
Ian Ogilvy - Chagall
Adam Storke - Dakota
Nancy Fish - Rose
Mary Ellen Trainor - Vivian Adams
Sydney Pollack - E.R. Doctor

IMDB rating 6.2

Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994) Music by Alan Silvestri. 142mins.

Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
Sally Field - Mrs. Gump
Robin Wright - Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise - Lieutenant Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson - Bubba Blue
Peter Dobson - Young Elvis Presley
Michael Conner Humphreys - Young Forrest
Haley Joel Osment - Forrest Junior

IMDB rating 8.7

Contact (1997)
Contact (1997)
Contact (1997) Japanese poster
Contact (1997) Japanese poster

Contact (1997) Music by Alan Silvestri. 150mins.

Jodie Foster - Eleanor Arroway
Jena Malone - Young Ellie
David Morse - Ted Arroway
William Fichtner - Kent
Matthew McConaughey - Palmer Joss
Tom Skerritt - David Drumlin
James Woods - Michael Kitz
Angela Bassett - Rachel Constantine
Rob Lowe - Richard Rank
Jake Busey - Joseph
John Hurt - S.R. Hadden
Tucker Smallwood - Mission Director
Bill Clinton - Himself

IMDB rating 7.3

What Lies Beneath (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)



What Lies Beneath (2000) Music by Alan Silvestri. 130mins.

Harrison Ford - Norman Spencer
Michelle Pfeiffer - Claire Spencer
Diana Scarwid - Jody
Miranda Otto - Mary Feur
James Remar - Warren Feur
Katharine Towne - Caitlin Spencer
Victoria Bidewell - Beatrice
Amber Valletta - Madison Elizabeth Frank
Joe Morton - Dr. Drayton

IMDB rating 6.5

Cast Away (2000)
Cast Away (2000)



Cast Away (2000) Music by Alan Silvestri. 143mins.

Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland
Helen Hunt - Kelly Frears
Nick Searcy - Stan
Jenifer Lewis - Becca Twig
Chris Noth - Jerry Lovett
Lari White - Bettina Peterson
Vince Martin - Albert Miller
Geoffrey Blake - Maynard Graham
Michael Forest - Pilot Jack

IMDB rating 7.6

The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express (2004) South Korean poster
The Polar Express (2004) South Korean poster


The Polar Express (2004) Music by Alan Silvestri. 100mins.

Tom Hanks - Father / Conductor / Hobo / Scrooge / Santa Claus
Josh Hutcherson - Hero Boy
Leslie Zemeckis - Sister Sarah / Mother
Eddie Deezen - Know-It-All
Nona Gaye - Hero Girl
Peter Scolari - Billy - Lonely Boy
Andy Pellick - Pastry Chef
Michael Jeter - Smokey / Steamer
Charles Fleischer - Elf General
Steven Tyler - Elf Lieutenant / Elf Singer
Phil Fondacaro - Elf

IMDB rating 6.5

Beowulf (2007)
Beowulf (2007)
Beowulf (2007)
Beowulf (2007)


Beowulf (2007) Music by Alan Silvestri. 115mins.

Ray Winstone - Beowulf
Anthony Hopkins - Hrothgar
Robin Wright - Wealthow
Crispin Glover - Grendel
Angelina Jolie - Grendel's Mother
John Malkovich - Unferth
Brendan Gleeson - Wiglaf
Sebastian Roché - Wulfgar
Leslie Zemeckis - Yrsa
Costas Mandylor - Hondshew
Chris Coppola - Olaf
Dominic Keating - Cain
Alison Lohman - Ursula

IMDB rating 6.4

A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)


A Christmas Carol (2009) Music by Alan Silvestri. 96mins.

Jim Carrey - Ebenezer Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past / Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Robin Wright Penn - Belle / Fan Scrooge
Gary Oldman - Bob Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Tiny Tim
Colin Firth - Fred
Leslie Zemeckis - Fred's Wife
Cary Elwes - Dick Wilkins
Bob Hoskins - Mr. Fezziwig / Old Joe
Ryan Ochoa - Tiny Tim (voice)

IMDB rating 6.8

Flight (2012)
Flight (2012)

Flight (2012) Music by Alan Silvestri. 138mins.

Denzel Washington - William "Whip" Whitaker
Don Cheadle - Hugh Lang
Kelly Reilly - Nicole Maggen
John Goodman - Harling Mays
Bruce Greenwood - Charlie Anderson
Melissa Leo - Ellen Block

IMDB rating 7.5

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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hi Steve. I have to admit when I saw the name "Robert Zemeckis" it didn't ring a bell, but now I know I've seen most of his films, thanks to your posters. Now, I really hate to ask this but... what does "so-and-so's film" really mean? Like, I don't know what "Steven Spielberg Presents a Robert Zemeckis Film" means, for sure, so I'm just gonna ask: is Spielberg the producer and Zemeckis the director? If it's someone's "film", is he or she the director? Then what does a producer do? Why isn't it the producer's film? Sorry you had to see this, but I hadda ask.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

You should have coffee ready for me. :))


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Mhatter99, and some scones too, next time. :))

David, Steven Spielberg was producer on many of Zemeckis films so he gets a "presenting" credit, the difference is that Zemeckis is calling the shots on the set while Spielberg is in his office making sure the production runs smoothly and under budget. Pretty much what Dino De Laurentiis was doing when he was 'presenting' David Lynch's films in the 80's.

Spielberg though likes to get to the set and offer 'suggestions' to the directors, he practically ghost-directed Poltergeist, he was constantly on the set of that film 'helping' director Tobe Hooper.

There could be a whole bunch of producers involved in a film but one gets a presenting credit because he or she brought the project to the studio and is directly involved in it.

Thank you both for commenting, always appreciated.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Robert Zemeckis has somehow figured out a way to stay under the radar screen of many people.....it seems I either love his movie or do not like it all.....but he always seems to pick stars I like to watch....glad he is going back to live action movies...after spending years playing with computer animated movies.

The only one I have not seen....is I want to hold your hand......Loved Used Cars....although it has aged terribly.....was not a fan of the Romancing the Stone movies....loved Back to the Future 1 and 3....did not like part 2.....loved Forrest Gump and 95% of Castaway....one of the worst endings ever......strongly disliked What Lies Beneath....he made that movie while Hanks was losing weight for Castaway.....they actually shut down production on Castaway for Hanks to lose weight...and Bob directed Ford in a terrible but box office successful movie.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a classic....very surprised Roger never made another movie.....Contact was a movie I did not like...but I know many people that swear it is the best science fiction movie ever....and finally love Death Becomes Her.....Bruce, Meryl and Goldie made a good team with some Oscar winning special effects.

So on a night I can not sleep....those were my thoughts on Bob Zemeckis....voted up and interesting....another fine addition to your poster series.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Bruce, your info, comment, preferences and votes are much appreciated.

I haven't seen his first two movies, I never got round to them. I suppose my favourite of his films is the first Back to the Future film. Roger Rabbit was fun. I have Forrest Gump on DVD but its not a film I watch often. Contact was interesting, I like Jodie Foster.

Highest rated film on here is Forrest Gump, followed by Back to the Future. Lowest rated is Death Becomes Her.

Thanks for posting!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great movies by a guy, like UnamedHarald, I didn't know but I sure know his films. I have to admit I loved just about all of them. Castaway blew me away but because of the filming technique The Polar Express fascinated me. I've watched it several times and I'm still amazed at the detail in this animated film, plus the story is cute. I missed Beowulf (the only one I didn't see) so I'll have to try to get that one to catch up.

As always a great, informational and visually pleasing hub. Voted up, useful, and awesome.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Hi Mary, thanks for the comment, votes and kind words.

For a while in the early 90's Zemeckis was touted as Spielberg's successor but he sort of peaked with Forrest Gump and has been making CG animated movies the past 8 years. Flight starring Denzel is his return to live action.

I have a 3D TV and player and would love to see Beowulf released on 3D Blu-ray, it was shown in 3D at the cinema.

Thanks for posting!

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