35 Creative Teaser Movie Posters

by Matthew Heidenreich

July 14, 2010 in Inspiration

The objective of a teaser movie poster is to get you interested in the film by providing the least amount of description and detail.  By giving little detail, the reader will try to come to their own conclusion by using their imagination before knowing what the story will be about.  In this post I will share with you 35 movie posters that do an excellent job teasing us, the viewers.


A Nightmare on Elm Street

Buried Alive




District 9

Fast & Furious

Friday the 13th

From Paris with Love

Gran Torino

Harold and Kumar 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Iron Man 2

Iron Man

Lady in the Water



Quantum of Solace


Scream 4

Shrek the Third

Spider-Man 3

Superman Returns

Terminator Salvation

The Crazies

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

The Invasion

The Lovely Bones

The Ugly Truth

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen


Where the Wild Things Are


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  • Web Design Nottingham

    Jul 14th

    Brilliant list of posters, 2012 is definalty my fav, though I also like UP :-)

  • synthetic samurai

    Jul 14th

    pretty good list here.

  • adiku

    Jul 14th

    Great, Thanks

  • Jae Xavier

    Jul 14th

    The Benjamin Button poster is “eye catchy”. Its something you don’t see everyday – an old baby.

  • Blueprint Website Design

    Jul 14th

    Nice list of posters. The Terminator Salvation poster always sticks out to me. I also like the Harry Potter one. Just saw the trailer and I’m pumped to see the last two movies. Another cool thing about movie promo posters to me is the way that they incorporate the designs into the websites for the movies!

  • Matthew Heidenreich

    Jul 14th

    I always love teaser posters because it gets up excited for a movie. They never show you enough of what you want to see, so it keeps you interested in what they may have to offer. Take the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie. No one was exactly sure what the new Freddy would look like with the revive. So of course they do everything to keep the face hidden in the picture making your imagination run wild as to what it will finally look like.

  • ndrew

    Jul 15th

    buried alive is the simplest poster i guess, but has a deep meaning..

  • tee are

    Jul 15th

    i love all the movie posters

  • paul

    Jul 15th

    Thank u. Some very nice photomanipulations here and great inspiration.
    Also some great movies to wotch again :)

    Digital Arts, Featuring Fantastic Sceneries – http://www.cruzine.com/2010/07/15/fantastic-sceneries-photo-manipulation/

  • Koje

    Jul 15th

    I have watched some of them..
    really nice movies also :)

  • pakaworld

    Jul 15th

    The only thing i can say is AWESOME.

  • Nottingham Web Design

    Jul 15th

    I’m just thinking, I wonder what the ‘the social network’ (movie about how facebook was created) poster will be like! any ideas?!?!

  • yohan06

    Jul 16th

    cool info

  • Cliff

    Jul 18th

    The captivate poster looks like it would work for buried alive :)

    Although it is quite creative to just have a plain black poster.

  • code pixelz media

    Jul 19th

    very good. I like the way you present your content

  • alex tass

    Jul 22nd

    Great collection!

  • Manali

    Jul 27th

    I always love teaser posters because it gets up excited for a movie. They never show you enough of what you want to see, so it keeps you interested in what they may have to offer.

  • vuitton

    Aug 15th

    certainly helpful for me and will test some of those soon~~~

  • HDR Textures

    Aug 20th

    These are great designs, I find that simple concepts can make for the best posters as opposed to something very detailed and in depth.

  • Pressure Cooker Cookbook

    Sep 15th

    Hi. appears a problem with the primary link you gave : it returns 404 error

  • False Nails ·

    Nov 4th

    the movie The Ugly Truth is an interesting movie and i really love Katherine Heigl “”

  • Umbrella Stand

    Dec 3rd

    actually, i watched this movie twice because i sort of laughed a lot on the ugly truth movie :`.

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