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Great movies with bad posters

Looks can be deceiving

Great movies with bad posters
Danielle de Wolfe
21 December 2011

When the majority of your life is going well, it's quite easy to let one aspect fall by the wayside.

For us normals, that might mean failing to deal with a unibrow for far too long, if you're releasing a film however, it can mean letting a buffoon take control of poster design. Here are 25 examples of great films which have suffered bad posters.

Dances With Wolves

Year: 1990

Slumdog Millionaire

Year: 2008

On The Waterfront

Year: 1954


Year: 2011

Finding Neverland

Year: 2004

Leaving Las Vegas

Year: 1995

Million Dollar Baby

Year: 2004

Coming Home

Year: 1978

Groundhog Day

Year: 1993

Monster's Ball

Year: 2001


Year: 1976

Wonder Boys

Year: 2000


Year: 1982

The Player

Year: 1992

Grosse Point Blank

Year: 1997

My Left Foot

Year: 1989


Year: 2006

Henry V

Year: 1989


Year: 1988


Year: 2008

The Shining

Year: 1980

Strangers On A Train

Year: 1951

The Fog

Year: 1980

The Bourne Identity

Year: 2002

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Year: 2003