Let’s face it: Modern-day movie posters suck. A bunch of photoshopped garbage has replaced the true artistry of painted posters of the pre-MS Paint days of the last century. Those old posters were FUN.
Some of the best posters ever made are in the James Bond series. Recently we took a stab at publishing a best James Bond Pre-Title sequence article. So we’re going to follow that up with a best 007 movie poster top 10.
1. Thunderball (1965)
This one is just super cool. I mean how can you not love flying sharks, ‘splosions, a jet pack, tuxedos, speedos, submarines, AND bikinis? It’s awesome.
2. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
The backward swimsuit-clad rear view of the model is arguably the most iconic poster image in the series. Couple that with some underwater and mountain action and it’s a home run.
3. Octopussy (1983)
This one has a great visual of an 8 armed Maud Adams plus a tiger, an elephant and a guy in a turban.
4. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Connery’s return as 007 provides a top-notch poster featuring him and two scantily clad women. The black background really works with the images on the left-hand side.
5. Live and Let Die (1973)
Roger Moore’s debut takes the tarot card theme used in the movie and runs with it. Couple that with an alligator either trying to eat or vomiting out a speed boat and this one kicks serious ass.
6. Moonraker (1979)
007, some sexy chicks and Jaws in SPAAAACCCE!
7. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Diana Rigg and George Lazenby are swinging 60’s style on skis as Telly Savalas chases them in a bobsled while firing a machine gun.
8. The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
This poster has a really great color with a lot of contrast between the darker and lighter aspects of it. It loses some points for the poor likenesses of Maud Adams and Britt Ekland.
9. From Russia With Love (1963)
This one is more understated than the others on this list with very little in the way of action and an interesting choice in the way it is colored.
10. You Only Live Twice (1967)
This poster has a very interesting use of perspective with 007 sideways amidst a raid on an enemy base inside of a volcano.