With a perfect combination of stellar filmmaking and brilliant marketing, the leaders on this list of the best 2012 movie posters represent not only some of the best movie posters from the year but also many of the best 2012 films as well. "The Dark Knight Rises," "Looper," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" were all easily among the best action films of 2012 as was "This is 40," "Men in Black 3" and "Casa de Mi Padre" on the rankings of the best comedy movies of 2012.
But then there is a whole 'nother category of awesome movie posters: Those which are actually better than the awful movie they accompany. "Battleship" was awful but the posters were pretty decent. The poster for "The Devil Inside" was actually scarier than the horror movie it advertised, unfortunately. Even the movie poster for the latest installment of the semi-annual Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration "Dark Shadows" showed promise, though the movie sadly didn't.
So regardless if the movie was just as awesome as the poster or if we can really only look back and praise the poster for it's creativity, either way, these movie posters showed skill in marketing and brought fans to the theaters, the goal. Did a movie poster stand out as amazing to you during the year? Want to put these cool posters in your own order? Do all that below by voting for the ones you love, re-ranking this list your way or adding any we missed!
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