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Cinema Movie Posters

Updated on September 18, 2014

Movie Posters from the Best Movies of All Time

Cinema is a reflection of the lives of the people living in that time. It is a window into our minds and our souls. What better way to capture the spirit of a time than with the vintage movie posters from different eras.

If you love movies as much as me then you should enjoy this walk down memory lane of some of the best movies of all time. There are original movie poster collectibles highlighted, as well as replica movie posters.

Please also let us know what you think of this lens at the end. If you enjoy movies and want to discover other great films to see, you might want to check our top ten movie lens which are catalogued on the top ten movies lists.

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs original movie poster Disney
Snow White and Seven Dwarfs original movie poster Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - ORIGINAL Collectible

The Animated Movie that Started it All

While Mickey Mouse is a simple cartoon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an animated comedy drama and established Disney as "the family entertainment company" for the World. It is an endearing film that lives on in our hearts long after the film ends. You can own a true movie collectible with this original Movie Poster of Snow White from the reissued 1958 release, original, fold lines, small tears.

gone with the wind original movie poster
gone with the wind original movie poster

Gone With the Wind (1939) - ORIGINAL Collectible

A Sweeping Epic of the Deep South

Few movies have captivated our collective interest as deeply as Gone With the Wind. It is an epic film about the deep South before, during and after the Civil War. We follow the pampered, yet tortured life of Scarlet O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and the man she cannot decide if she loves, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Few movies are as recognizable as this classic film. You can a own one of the original 1939 Film Poster here

Harvey Original Movie Poster Jimmy Stewart
Harvey Original Movie Poster Jimmy Stewart

Harvey (1950)

A Unique Film Poster from a Very Unique Film

Jimmy Stewart displays his comedic timing in this funny movie, Harvey. Elwood Dowd (Stewart) has befriended a spirit that takes the form of a 6 foot rabbit, that only he can see. Family wants to have him committed but the adventure that ensues ultimately brings the family much closer together.

Rebel without a Cause movie poster James Dean
Rebel without a Cause movie poster James Dean

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - ORIGINAL Collectible

A Star is Born as a Hollywood Bad Boy

James Dean only starred in three films before his untimely death in 1955, but all three were incredible films. Rebel Without a Cause is the best known of Dean's films and brilliant film. His role as the troubled teen, Jim Stark, was oft mimicked by later actors in similar roles. This was the amazing first film for Dean that made catapulted him to super stardom.

Buy this original Movie Poster here, original, small staple mark, folded.

Sleeping Beauty original movie poster Disney
Sleeping Beauty original movie poster Disney

Sleeping Beauty (1959) - ORIGINAL Collectible

Another Disney Masterpiece

During the first 'Golden Age' of Disney animation, Sleeping Beauty was a huge hit in their developing princess series. After releasing the wonderful Lady and the Tramp in 1955, Disney followed it up with this classic princess movie.

You can buy this rare original movie poster here, original, style B/fair-poor/ragged edges/fold wear/needs repairs; folded.

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Psycho movie posters original hitchcock
Psycho movie posters original hitchcock

Psycho (1960) - ORIGINAL Collectible

We Always Look Behind the Shower Curtain, Now...

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock scared the world with his suspense horror thriller, Psycho. Anthony Perkins deeply disturbing role as Norman Bates is permanently imprinted on our psyches. Now you can own a piece of history from this film, when you Buy this original 1939 Movie Poster, original, linen-backed, rolled.

West Side Story original movie poster
West Side Story original movie poster

West Side Story (1961) - ORIGINAL Collectible

A Fantastic Adaptation of the Broadway Musical

West Side Story is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette. The Montagues and Capulets have been replaced with two NYC gangs and of course Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) are from opposite gangs. When they fall in love, the fireworks get started. It was an award winning Broadway musical that was adapted to the silver screen.

The Birds original movie poster Alfred hitchcock
The Birds original movie poster Alfred hitchcock

The Birds (1963)

You Will be Scared to Go Outside After This One

Hitchcock's The Birds is a crazy horror thriller in which the World is turned upside down when the birds in a Northern California town begin to overpower humans. This film is vintage Hitchcock and a great suspense thriller that scares us do death because birds are so commonplace in everyday life.

2001: A Space Odyssey original movie poster Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey original movie poster Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - ORIGINAL Collectible

What Will You do When HAL Takes Over?

In 1968, Stanley Kubrick adapted Arthur C. Clarke's famous novel into 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is the second Kubrick vintage movie posters listed here from probably his most influential movie. This early exploration of artificial intelligence and a computer, HAL, taking over the ship laid the groundwork for other future films like The Terminator and The Matrix.

once upon a time in the west original movie poster
once upon a time in the west original movie poster

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

A Classic Spaghetti Western from Sergio Leone

With Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone unites Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda and Jason Robards to create his penultimate Spaghetti Western. It has Leone's signature complex plot with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Leone and this incredible cast create one of the best Western films of all time.

Star Wars original movie poster george lucas
Star Wars original movie poster george lucas

Star Wars (1977) - ORIGINAL Collectible

May the Force Be With You

In 1977, a young George Lucas change the world with a low budget science fiction film that he both wrote and directed, Star Wars. A brilliant story, some new film-making technology and a great cast, that really embraced the character roles, gave life to a legendary science fiction series.

This Original movie poster from the 1977 release of Star Wars gives you the opportunity to own a bit of history. You can Buy this original Movie Poster here, original, single sided, rolled.

Alien Original movie poster ridley scott
Alien Original movie poster ridley scott

Alien (1979)

A New Dimension of Horror

In this 1979 classic, Ridley Scott shows us the ultimate fear in space, an unknown alien beast, in this sci fi horror thriller. There is no place to escape too when the monster is on your own spaceship and that creates the ultimate in hopeless fear.

Buy this Alien movie poster reproduction

raiders of the lost ark original movie poster
raiders of the lost ark original movie poster

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

An Action Thriller for the Ages

This is one of Steven Spielberg's best films and a great action thriller. What truly sets this film apart is its timeless quality. Since the movie has an archeological setting with lots of hand to hand fighting scenes, it works as well today as it did back in 1981. This action film is the granddaddy of Adventure Movies and one of the best movies of all time.

Or buy a framed signed Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones photo

E.T. Movie poster original Spielberg
E.T. Movie poster original Spielberg

E.T. (1982) - ORIGINAL Collectible

One of the Best Sci Fi Movies of All Time

In 1982, Steven Spielberg captivated the world with E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial. We fell in love with E.T., Elliot and Gertie in this endearing thriller about a friendship between an extra-terrestrial and two children. As they race against time, parents and "the government", they must find a way to contact E.T.'s ship so they can come back to rescue him.

This is an original rolled movie poster and collectible from this famous film.

If you loved this movie and want a piece of history, you can buy this Original E.T. movie poster, original; mint condition; rolled; single sided.

big lebowski movie jeff bridges
big lebowski movie jeff bridges

The Big Lebowski (1998)

A Cult Classic Comedy Movie and Great Movie Poster

While the plot is simple, the comedy is anything but ordinary. The Big Lebowski may be the second biggest cult film behind Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's a hilarious movie that follows Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), a cult hero slacker, that gets mixed up on a crime caper with his bowling buddies, Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi). The Big Lebowski's cult status is well deserved and the Coen Brothers perfected what they started Raising Arizona and Fargo in this classic comedy movie.

Buy this framed movie poster

the dark knight movie poster heath ledger as joker
the dark knight movie poster heath ledger as joker

The Dark Knight (2008)

Movie Posters Featuring Heath Ledger

In his final performance prior to his untimely death, Heath Ledger provides a stunning performance in The Dark Knight that won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar as the tortured and demented Joker. It was the penultimate performance to a brilliant career cut short by an accidental overdose. The Dark Knight is definitely one of the greatest action movies of all time and this is an original movie poster featuring Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Buy a framed replica of this poster.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Awesome posters.

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      CraftyandClever 4 years ago from everywhere but mostly Cali

      I want them all. I love the movies and the movie posters.

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      CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

      It's fun to look at all of these movie posters. I hope you'll do more movie poster lenses in the future!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a great collection of posters this is! I love that people collect these. My favourite ones would have to be the Disney posters, Indiana Jones, Stars Wars and E.T! It's great that things from the past seem to pop up on the internet and you can collect what ever you can find!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Most of them bring back fond memories... :)

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Great posters!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      So many great posters here.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Great collection! Except for a few way-out ones, I agree with your choices. Also, nice to browse through your collection of posters.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great collection of posters. Each film seleted is worth of being on your list. Well done!

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      ahmed732 5 years ago

      good collection of movie posters

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice start to your lens, check mine out, its got a lot of poll questions for readers to do on your lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very nice movie poster choices!