Check Out The 15 Most Overused Movie Poster Clichés

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If you’re planning on releasing a film soon, which is very likely, here is a guide for creating the movie poster.

If your movie is a quirky independent, make sure to use that golden yellow.
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Romantic comedy? You know what colour dress she has to wear.
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The lone hero has to have a dramatic background. Hidden weapon is optional.
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The extreme close up on the eye? Very likely a horror film.
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If it is about animals, it is probably very blue, with thin white capital lettering.
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A blindfolded hero facing justice.
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Tom Cruise will never look you in the eye. Probably a height thing to be fair. Or maybe his off centre wonky middle teeth.
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If the main character in the film is particularly cool, there’s a close up of their face with a text overlay.
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‘Tough love’ relationship? Make sure you stand the two main characters back to back. Arms folded isn’t necessary, but it is beneficial.
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If the movie is touching and poignant, make sure to have a silhouette, with a face in the sky above. Bonus points if you have it set at a beach.
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If it is action and explosions, then it’s a black and white poster with a colour blast on it.
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But if you have it black and white with bold red text, it’s almost comic book like. So style and weapons should be prominent.
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A blue tint with the main character running down a street is used almost exclusively for thrillers.
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These are pretty cool. A collage made up of the films elements.
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If your film has a sex scene and a prominant sexy lady, make sure you use a legs shot.
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Sometimes you can see a poster for a film and know exactly what the film will be like. Now you know why.

YES. I know that all these groups have exceptions. You don’t need to point them out.

But go ahead, I know you will anyway.

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