Nate Parker's one-time Oscar hopeful petered out amidst controversy, but nevertheless featured one of the most powerful posters in a politically divisive year.
This Glass Eye Pix release of Mickey Keating's black & white thriller barely made a blip at the box office, but damn if that's not a memorably hypnotic image.
With one of the most brilliant and subversive PR campaigns in recent memory, it was hard to choose which Deadpool one-sheet was the best, but this teaser poster by Ten30 Studios really did the trick in terms of conveying what kind of movie was in store for the unsuspecting public.
This third entry in the Divergent Series had the ugly distinction of killing the franchise only one movie out from completion. Still, this stark B&W poster managed to convey the social stratification at the saga's core with eerie effectiveness.
Marvel didn't shy way from Doctor Strange's counterculture roots as a favorite comic book among acid heads, and this blacklight poster designed by Randal Roberts really embraces that history in a big way.
One of the reason's Fede Alvarez's taut horror thriller was so successful was because it relied on simplicity. This poster by The Refinery relayed the terror of the story with that same bluntness.
A biopic about the founding of McDonald's has all sorts of opportunities from an iconic design standpoint, and this teaser poster by Gravillis Inc. delivers the goods.
Anyone who's seen this WWII tale knows that Mel Gibson did not shy away from his signature extreme violence, and this foreign one-sheet captures the overblown absurdity of it in spades.
We missed this Aaron Eckhart horror flick in theaters, and judging by its less than $5 million take in the US, most of you did as well. Still, this is a very visceral poster even by the standards of the genre.
Damien Chazelle's magical ode to Hollywood musicals of yore deserved an equally-inspired poster, and got one by a design firm called, appropriately enough, LA.
The great Akiko Stehrenberger (The One I Love, It Follows) designed this beautiful hand-painted one-sheet for director Zach Clark's goth nun masterpiece, which is one of the little-seen gems of this past year.
This gorgeous piece for the year's best black comedy sums up the absurd essence of it with graceful effectiveness.
Anna Biller's ode to 1960's thrillers with a pseudo-feminist spin earned a delicious throwback poster painted by Michael Koelsch (designed by Fred Davis).
Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic got several half-sheets from Empire Design, with this one showcasing several quotes from famous musicians into the image being particularly striking.
InSync Plus perfectly relayed Moonlight's conceit of utilizing three different actors of varying ages to play the main character at different stages of his life. Simple, artful, perfect.
The nature of this documentary's subject is relayed just about perfectly by legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" fame.
Nicolas Winding Refn's campy and violent fashion model horror flick was too pretentious for some, but we think the years will be kind to it. This poster captures the moody, color-soaked world Refn created.
A quiet movie filled with humor and humanity, Jim Jarmusch's Paterson got a German poster that illustrated who the real star was: Marvin the Dog.
The Lonely Island's relentless skewering of modern-day pop stardom (particularly Justin Bieber) cast its "hero" Conor 4 Real as a gilded prince of vapidity.
Writer/star Seth Rogen created a smash hit out of this super subversive, super un-PC satire of Pixar-style animated films. This one-sheet by BLT Communications, LLC cleverly manages to be extremely suggestive in a G-rated way, and we love it.
BLT Communications, LLC created another dazzling teaser for a rare threequel that actually managed to surpass its two predecessors... even if the box office didn't relay that.
One of the worst, most incoherent superhero movies in recent memory somehow wound up with an extremely clever ad campaign. This all-marshmallow cereal bowl concept by Concept Arts managed to also convey what's wrong with it: All sugar, no nutrition.
Another winner from BLT Communications, LLC, this one relaying the menace of what's going on in the bunker John Goodman's character has built.
While it may not have sparked much conversation, this Lifetime movie-esque thriller made a fair profit at the box office and got a Concept Arts poster that is pure exploitation gold.
Black Phillip the goat got a lot of love after The Witch came out and became THE most adored horror film of the year. Gravillis Inc. had a lot to do with that, having made him a centerpiece of their campaign.