Film buffs know that the spell of a great movie lasts long after you’ve left the cinema.
A great plotline paired with a killer soundtrack and the sort of dialogue you’ll mentally file to quote on the daily can stay with you forever.
Movie posters have always been teenage-level decorating attempts, the first ways we made our mark on our rooms. Readers of a certain vintage may remember the high street novelty shop Athena, which sold a variety of full-size posters of the latest blockbusters in the 90s. You could always find a decent selection at the back of HMV and many cinemas would give you their surplus display posters if you asked nicely.
Now, with sites like Etsy and Not On The High Street selling unique artwork amongst other crafts made largely by small businesses and sole traders, it’s easy to have artwork of your favourite flick made in a whole new way.
From abstract styles to prints heavily inspired by bona fide movie classics, there are tons of options to bring some of that Hollywood magic to your halls, walls and shelves.
We’ve rounded up a selection of the best below – take one, take two, and see your home come to life with action.
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Movie Poster Studio GB Back To The Future Reimagined Movie Poster
Best quote: “I’m your density – I mean, your destiny”
One of the greatest film trilogies ever made (and thankfully, one that won’t suffer the scourge of a remake thanks to a director’s clause), Back to the Future is as much a tale about love, fate and friendship as it is about a time-travelling DeLorean.
This searing yellow print focuses heavily on the first movie, capturing Hill Valley Clock Tower, the futuristic vehicle and Marty McFly rocking out at the dance all in one. Offering a fresh take on such a popular movie can be tough, but this print nails it well.
Available in four sizes, the handmade item comes on 315gsm Pro Lustre paper using an Inkjet printer with a 12 colour process, offering sublime colour and detail. A framed option is also available – handy if this will be a gift to someone special.
Buy now £7.99, Etsy
The Minimalist Vibe Goodfellas movie poster
Best quote: “I make you laugh, I’m here to amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how?”
Martin Scorcese’s 1990 mafioso masterpiece set over three decades (50s-80s) in New England is, and always will be, a stone-cold classic. Running for nearly two and a half hours, the gangster drama involves plenty of wiseguy dealings: think mob-mandated murders, mayhem, and general criminal activity.
With a smorgasbord of inspiration on offer, The Minimalist Vibe has run with the tail lights of lead character Henry Hill’s (Ray Liotta) Pontiac zipping down an ominous road punctuated with just the right amount of text. One for true fans.
Buy now £29.99, Etsy
Choose your future. Choose life. Art print
Best quote: “The downside of coming off junk was I knew I would need to mix with my friends again in a state of full consciousness.”
The Scottish black comedy that launched the careers of some of the finest actors in the UK (Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly McDonald and more), there are few movie buffs who haven’t seen Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic Trainspotting.
While most posters focus on the hilariously vile toilet scene or infants crawling across ceilings during Renton’s heroin cold turkey, Redbubble’s iteration uses creative illustration to offer a vibe of the movie that’s PG13 enough to have hanging on display. Mark Renton’s famous Choose Life soliloquy runs in fine print along the edge of the artwork.
Available in four sizes and printed on subtly textured cotton paper, it comes with a white border to help it pop in your chosen frame.
Buy now £24.54, Redbubble
The Letteroom A Book On One Page Print – Matilda
Best quote: “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world”
Many of Roald Dahl’s children’s books have been adapted for the big screen, including Matilda, the story of an overlooked girl with tremendous untapped powers. Not only does this print capture the gifted Wormwood squaring up to one of her biggest bullies, but the design is made up of the full text of the book, all on one page. A lovely idea for a kid’s birthday or for a fan of the film.
Other classic books turned into prints include Alice in Wonderland, Romeo & Juliet and Peter Pan. Dimensions vary: Matilda is 70cm x 100cm.
Buy now £34.95, NOTHS
Mean Girls She Doesn’t Even Go Here Art Print
Best quote: “Oh my God, Danny DeVito – I love your work!”
There isn’t a day that passes without fans quoting at least one line from Tina Fey’s 2004 flick Mean Girls. The coming-of-age teen comedy about high school social hierarchy is packed tight with scathing dialogue, not least from Damian, the star of this print available on Redbubble. He’s captured in another iconic moment, rendered on 100 per cent cotton paper that offers slight texture. The print comes frame-free, something to bear in mind when you’re choosing between sizes, which range from small to extra-large.
Buy now £15.47, Redbubble
2ToastDesign Marla and Tyler Fight Club Art Print
Best quote: “The things you own end up owning you”
A modern classic, Fight Club is a once-in-a-generation flick, adapted from Chuck Palahniuk’s legendary novel. There’s raw action, plenty of double-take scenes and a star turn from heavy metal icon, the late Meatloaf, who played a disciple in the underground anti-capitalist gang. Who did he play? His name was Robert Paulson.
The bright pink print from 2ToastsMedia is inspired by the final scene, which caused a major ruckus when it was revealed that China had altered the ending for its domestic audience. Printed on high quality giclee printers that offer superior colour and rich detail, this Fight Club-inspired print comes with a 2cm white border, giving the illusion of a mount. It means it’s ready to frame and hang or stand in your chosen spot.
Prices from £16.
Buy now £16.00, Fy!
Poster Beauty Pulp Fiction Lose Your Mind
Best quote: “Three tomatoes are walking down the street: Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato, and Baby Tomato. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind. The Papa Tomato gets really angry, goes back and squishes him, says, ‘Ketchup!’”
A jewel in Tarantino’s crown, Pulp Fiction’s aftershocks from its 1994 release still reverberate today. A black comedy intertwining the lives of two hitmen, gangsters and a boxer backed into a corner, the near three-hour film is wall-to-wall with epic scenes. Perhaps none more so than Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) dive-bar twist routine before her narcotics mishap, captured in whimsical style in this print.
Printed on glossy poster paper, it’s best paired with a thick black wood frame to pick up the inky detail in the artwork. This handmade print in three sizes comes from a small business in the UK, giving you extra reasons to buy.
Buy now £9.99, Etsy
Jaws Vintage Movie Poster 1970s Wall ART Print Steven Spielberg (A3)
Best quote: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”
While most posters inspired by Stephen Spielberg’s marine thriller Jaws focus on the beast of the sea, this relatively tranquil beach scene hints at the calm before the storm – something fans of the film are bound to appreciate. The print comes in both A4 and A3 sizes, both with incredible detailing in sharp, crisp lines and bold colours that make it best suited to the bathroom, if not the living room.
Buy now £9.99, Amazon
Wolf & Rocket Skyfall Art Print
Best quote: “What a waste of good Scotch.”
On a not-so-secret mission to liven up your interiors, get a piece of the 00 action thanks to this sunset-coloured print inspired by James Bond in the 2012 movie, Skyfall. Capturing the final scene where he blows his ancestral home to smithereens, the location of Scotland is hinted at by a stag in silhouette.
It’ll make the perfect addition to a living room or study and comes in six sizes, the largest being a whopping 70 x 100cm (£62). Frames are available too at an additional cost. Available to buy on flexible credit with Klarna, which will split the cost of the larger sizes into manageable monthly payments.
Buy now £16.00, Fy!
onthewall The Shining Poster Art Print
Best quote: “Come and play with us Danny”
Stanley Kubrick’s version of Stephen King’s The Shining still leaves us shivering in terror to this day, despite being released 42 years ago.
This print, featuring our personal MO – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – is as much a reminder to balance work and play as it is inspired by a pivotal scene in the film. Measuring 30 x 40cm, it comes without a frame but it can be posted out on express delivery to those with Prime memberships. Go on a shopping rampage, and give those walls some colour.
Buy now £7.99, Amazon
Wolf & Rocket Jurassic Park movie poster print
Best quote: “Life… finds a way”
Available with or without the minimal text denoting the titles and film’s original release year, this Jurassic Park print is inspired by that iconic T-Rex chase scene. The cool tones and dark forest artwork comes in sizes A4 – A1 and will be delivered carefully rolled in a tube – so you’ll need to find your own frame to give this cinematic gem the setting it deserves.
A fun idea for kids and big kids alike.
Buy now £12.00, Etsy
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