Movie posters are a unique type of art but it’s important to remember that they are advertisements primarily. The goal of a poster is to sell the movie—to make you want to see it. It includes the title in a bold font, images of the actors and scenes from the movie. Style, layout, colors, and fonts are essential is accurately reflecting the tone of the film. And the poster probably includes a catchy sentence that grabs your interest—the tagline.
Imagine trying to sell yourself in just one sentence. It’s tricky. This is the challenge that movie marketers face every day. It’s not at all easy to come up with a tagline that will stick with us and accurately reflect the film.
This post will look at some of the movies with the best taglines ever and their respective posters. Enjoy!
Alien “In space no one can hear you scream.”
Apollo 13 “Houston, we have a problem.”
Bonnie and Clyde “They’re young…they’re in love…and they kill people”
Chicken Run “Escape of die frying.”
Close Encounters of a Third Kind “We are not alone.”
Contagion “Nothing spreads like fear.”
The 40-Year-Old Virgin “The longer you wait, the harder it gets.”
I Am Legend “The last man on earth is not alone.”
Jaws 2 “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…”
Jurassic Park “An adventure 65 million years in the making.”
Napoleon Dynamite “He’s out to prove he’s got nothing to prove.”
The Nightmare on Elm Street “If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming she won’t wake up at all.”
Psycho “Check in. Relax. Take a shower.”
Saving Private Ryan “The mission is a man.”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “One man’s struggle to take it easy.”
The Shawshank Redemption “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”
Superman “You’ll believe a man can fly.”
Taxi Driver “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.
He’s a lonely forgotten man desperate to prove that he’s alive.”
The Fly. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”
The Godfather Part 3 “All the power on earth can’t change destiny.”